MUSIC—It is empirically impossible for the reunited Afghan Whigs to put out too much music, come through town too often, or sing the word "baby" too many sexually charged times. That's what's called science. Greg Dulli and the boys are back for a two-night run at the Doug Fir, after blowing the roof off the joint in April. Get fucking stoked, baby. CF
w/Joseph Arthur; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, Tues & Wed 9 pm, $30

BOOKS—Portland-based Paul Collins is a brilliantly inquisitive nonfiction writer whose work animates dusty historical subjects—like Shakespeare's folios and Thomas Paine's remains—with curiosity, liveliness, and wit. His newest, Edgar Allan Poe: The Fever Called Living, digs into the professional and personal life behind the famously tortured legend. AH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE, all ages