As the Frye's current Crumb exhibit proves, writing and art go together like the internet and copyright theft— so the museum has invited two of Seattle's brightest literary lights to read stories inspired by art. Boudinot, who writes either uncomfortably funny or funnily uncomfortable short stories, will read a new piece based on last year's Life After Death show at the Frye. Raban, a certified Stranger Genius, will read a monologue about 19th-century painter Albert Bierstadt, whose work is part of the permanent collection. Another Stranger Genius, Rebecca Brown, hosts. (Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave, 622-9250. 7 pm, free.)