READING—Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell by Phil Lapsley is an in-depth look at the original hackers: The weirdos and technophiles who, back in the pre-personal computing dark ages, figured out how to exploit the phone system for their own gain. AH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

MUSIC—On the day of the release of their new album, Untamed Beast, Portland favorites Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside bring their vintage, fiery rock 'n' roll to a cozy in-store performance. This one'll be packed to the rafters, so pre-order Untamed Beast from Music Millennium and get guaranteed admission. NL
Music Millennium, 3158 E Burnside, 7 pm, FREE, all ages