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Finnegans Wake

Be prepared to read aloud from this masterpiece, thunderous friends. And to writhe in wretched abcedaria. 7:00.

Twin Oaks Branch Library, 1800 S. Fifth

finwakeatx.blogspot.com, finwakeaustin@gmail.com

Michael Sieben: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The international pop-culture phenom – posters! skateboards! streetwear! graffiti! – that is Austin's own Michael Sieben has illustrated a gorgeous gift edition of L. Frank Baum's classic tale (published here by Harper Design) and he presents it at BookPeople tonight. 7:00.

BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 512/472-5050

www.bookpeople.com

Open Mics

Austin Poetry Slam Tuesdays, 8pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 480-9562. Ruta Maya Poetry Tuesdays, 6-9pm. 1209 S. First. Spoken & Heard Sundays, 7-10pm. Kick Butt Coffee, 5775 Airport #725, 454-5425.