Charles Mudede, Nic Veroli, Diana George
Readings from members of the Seattle Research Institute, an organization for intellectuals and artists with the following abbreviated mission statement: "We have sworn unstable and contradictory allegiances to the rarefied heights of aesthetic dandyism." The Lab, Call 295-7729, 9 pm, free


I Love Monday! Poetry Night
This month features rapper, poet, and community activist Mic Crenshaw, as well as poet Leanne Grabel, who will read from her newly published Lonesome and Very Quarrelsome Heroes. Borders, 708 SW 3rd Ave, 221-9814, 7 pm, free

Portable 60s Reader
Ann Charters edits this collection of over 100 essays, poems, and stories from the decade of free love. Features work from Bob Dylan, Susan Sontag, Martin Luther King, Jr., and tons more. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm, free

It's a Free Country
The book is a collection of essays written by Michael Moore, Ira Glasser, Patti Smith, and many more about American civil liberties in the wake of 9/11. The event is a discussion of the book by former Assistant Police Chief Andrew Kirkland and former Washington ACLU Legal Director Ralph Temple. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free