Thu, Sep 26, 2019 at 7:30pm

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Chuck Klosterman wants to microdose you with his wildly creative fiction in his latest book of short stories, “Raised in Captivity.” The funny, wise, and weird collection ranges from tales of a man finding a puma in the first-class lavatory, to a couple considering a medical procedure to transfer the pain childbirth from the woman to the man, to a high school football coach who installs just one very special offensive play. Klosterman is the best-selling author of ten other books (including “Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs”), co-founded the popular website Grantland, and served for three years as the Ethicist for “The New York Times Magazine.” His ceaseless originality and instantly recognizable writing style are on full display in this latest collection – go on and give yourself a dose.

Tiffany Midge is staring down colonialism – and laughing in its face. Her book “Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese’s” is a compelling collection of life, politics, and identity as a Native woman in today’s America. With an artful mix of sly humor, social commentary and meditations on love and loss, Midge weaves short, stand-alone musings into a powerful – and powerfully funny – memoir. A citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, she’s the former humor columnist for Indian Country Today and teaches multi-genre humor writing that elevates awareness of social justice issues. Her writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, The Offing, Waxwing, Moss, and World Literature Today. Midge’s ability to mix hilarious, head-on takedowns with powerful personal reflection make her memoir a must-read.

Seattle band Tacocat has a lot to say to you – wrapped up inside their trademark sparkling, energetic and hopeful music. In the last twelve years they’ve helped foster an increasingly diverse range of voices in the Seattle music scene as they continue to build their own fan base with their lyrical honesty, humor, and hit-making sensibilities. ‘This Mess is a Place,” the band’s fourth full-length album, is the antidote to apathy, and their sunny sound will have you ready to face anything.

Alberta Rose Theatre

3000 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211