Reading Lolita in Tehran
Azar Nafisi's interesting sounding account of the underground book club she held in her basement to thwart her country's censorship laws. Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 7:30 pm, free

* Blöödhag
The Everybody Reads program brings the rock tonight with a FREE performance from Bloodhag, infamous for their short, thrashy songs about, fittingly, science fiction authors. They've also been known to throw books into the crowd. Headbanging and Literature; was ever a coupling so true? Meow Meow, 320 SE 2nd, 230-2111, 9 pm, FREE

* Fahrenheit 451
Another screening of the quirky film adaptation of Bradbury's seminal book, as part of Everybody Reads. This showing includes an intro by Oregonian film critic Ted Maher. Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park, 221-1156, 4 & 7 pm, $7


Nine Muses Publication Party
Four new books have hit the streets from the Nine Muses poetry press, with their respective authors reading tonight: Dan Raphael, Margareta Waterman, Ezra Mark, and Joseph Keppler. Spare Room, at Pacific Crest Community School, 3624 SE Milwaukie, 236-0867, 7:30 pm, $5 suggested donation


Shannon Olson
Olson presents The Children of God Go Bowling, the sequel to Welcome to My Planet: Where English Is Sometimes Spoken. Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 7:30 pm

* Ha Jin
Jin, who won the National Book Award for his book Waiting, ranks, in terms of talent, ambition, and critical renown, with any writer who has appeared on the Portland Arts and Lecture bill. However, instead of paying nearly 30 dollars to barely make him out from 300 feet away at the Schnitzer, tonight you get to see him up close and personal, for absolutely free. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


Jane Mead
The environmentally conscious poet Mead has been publishing for years. A recent winner of a Guggenheim, she also might be one of the few poets around who can support herself through writing alone. Literary Arts Council, at PSU's Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway, 725-5666, 7:30 pm, $8


Burning Issues: Media and Power in Fahrenheit 451
More Everybody Reads fun, this time via a panel composed of Northwest Media Literacy Members, who will discuss Fahrenheit 451's cynical views of television and other media outlets. Central Library, 801 SW 10th Ave, 988-5471, 7 pm

Lie Still
A real-life Portland anesthesiologist, David Farris, has written a medical thriller about a young ER doctor fighting for the life of a 13-year-old boy. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free