(CONFLICT OF INTEREST) If you don't want to spend your whole weekend at Bumbershoot, I'd go today. (Megan Seling would go tomorrow; see Monday.) The truth is I have to go today, as I'm interviewing two of my favorite writers, George Saunders and Mary Gaitskill, at Bagley Wright Theater at 3:00 p.m. But there are plenty other reasons to go today, including writers Charles D'Ambrosio (Alki Room, 5:00 p.m.) and Gary Shteyngart (Alki Room, 6:30 p.m.), and music acts the New Pornographers (Mainstage, 1:00 p.m.), Mates of State (Backyard, 7:15 p.m.), and Kanye West (Mainstage, 9:30 p.m.). (Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St, www.thestranger.com/bumbershoot. $30.)