SONG STORIES—A night of stories and essay, SongStory features Lidia Yuknavitch (The Chronology of Water), Kevin Sampsell (A Common Pornography), Courtenay Hameister (Live Wire!), and a slew of other well-known Portland writers read stories with a music theme. Also performing is Cymbalman—a man covered in cymbals. (Are they symbolic?) SS
Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th, 7 pm, $5

—Creative think tank Research Club presents a night of cross-discipline entertainment from some of Portland's most innovative projects. Stop-motion animation by Good Night Billygoat, performance art by Oregon Painting Society, minimalist techno by Operative, and more! SS
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $5