Here’s the reason you probably already want to go to the latest Hugo Literary Series event: Katie Kate is performing new songs tonight. It’s been too long since her debut album, 2011’s Flatland. But you’ll also come away buzzing about local cartoonist Kelly Froh and what she manages to do with a few lines on paper. And you’ll be embarrassed that you’d never before seen novelist/poet/essayist Patricia Smith and poet/KUOW regular Arlene Kim. All four performers will be introducing new work, and you will find some new favorites to love. (Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave,, 7:30 pm, $25)