1. Cienna Madrid already explained that she's going to be onstage at Town Hall with Peter Bagge tonight. I reviewed Bagge's new book, which I think is maybe the best thing he's ever done, in the books section this week. But there are other literary events going on tonight that you should know about, too.
2. If you're a fan of the deliciously hippie-fied cooking resource the Moosewood Cookbook, be advised that Mollie Katzen, who is the Moosewood mastermind, returns with a new cookbook titled The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation at the Book Larder up in Fremont tonight.
3. The books-and-music showcase LitFix happens at the Rendezvous tonight. Local authors Kevin Emerson, Indu Sundaresan, Jarret Middleton, and Litsa Dremousis will read. There will be booze. There will be a musician named Jody Ellen. And it's only $5!
4. In more traditional reading news, Norman Rush is at Elliott Bay Book Company. Rush is a much-celebrated author of novels like Mortals and Mating. His new one is titled Subtle Bodies, and it's about the Catskills and an old group of friends. You can read an interview with Rush over at Slate.
5. Also tonight, Diane Ravitch reads from her book Reign of Error: The Hoax of Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools at Kane Hall. For more information about that and everything else going on tonight and for the next few months, visit our readings calendar.