Beloved queer performance ensemble Sister Spit always brings the thunder. Brilliant poet/memoirist/sex symbol/ringmaster Michelle Tea has toured the group in countless iterations, with hundreds of quality readers and performers, but tonight’s reading is extra special. Besides not-to-be-missed presentations from Brontez Purnell, Cassie J. Sneider, and Erin Markey, this is the Sister Spit debut of living legend Dorothy Allison, whose coming-of-age story Bastard out of Carolina genuinely changes lives. (Other performers include Stranger Genius Rebecca Brown and Stranger writer/Last Days columnist David Schmader. We like them, too.) (Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030, 8 pm, $20)