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1. This escaped The Stranger's calendar-making robot somehow, but it's totally worth your while: Tonight, at the Fremont Abbey, Bushwick Book Club is presenting new music based on Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States. This is a great idea for a book choice, as it basically gives a whole array of local musicians an excuse to write new songs about moments in American history. If you're looking for a show tonight, they don't get much more fun than this.

2. And if you're looking for a more traditional reading that's still about American history, Aaron Dixon is reading at University Book Store tonight. Dixon "found[ed] the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968 at age nineteen." My People Are Rising tells that story.

3. If fiction is more your kind of thing, Annameekee Hesik appears at Elliott Bay Book Company in a couple hours. Hesik's new novel, The You Know Who Girls: Freshman Year, is a "new series of books written for a young adult/gay and lesbian audience." That's a rad idea.

4. To find out everything going on this weekend and beyond, you should be informed that the robots have been punished and our readings calendar is now completely flawless again.