Monday 2/17: The Porchlight Series continues with Long Walks on the Beach: The Dating Show, featuring stories by Rachel Balik, David Jordan, and Heather Marlowe. $15 adv/$20 door, 7 p.m. at Verdi Club.
Tuesday 2/18: Peter Mountford, author of The Dismal Science, is in conversation with Peter Orner at The Booksmith. Free, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 2/19: The Gorilla Press presents the release of Yesterzine 3, Camber. Highlights of work by Jennifer S Cheng, Alexandra Naughton, Tomas Moniz, Kwan Booth, Amy K Bell, and Sarah Heady. 7 p.m. at the Make-Out Room.
Thursday 2/20: WritersCorps youth and teaching artists share the stage with Zimbabwean author NoViolet Bulawayo for an evening of multi-generational readings and literary performances. Free, 6 p.m. at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.
Friday 2/21: Celebrating Black History at The Beat Museum with jazz poet Charles Curtis Blackwell, Gail Mitchell, Q.R. Hand Jr., James Martin, Ramu Aki, Brian Johnson, Larry Ware & Friends, with jazz accompaniment by Luis Cardenas (sax) & Toku Woo (guitar). Free, 7 p.m.
Saturday 2/22: Join The Green Arcade for a reading from Thank You, Anarchy, Notes From the Occupy Apocalypse with Nathan Schneider, introduced by Rebecca Solnit. Free, 5 p.m.
Sunday 2/23: Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown discuss 29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy. Free, 3 p.m. at The Booksmith.