NEW MONTHLY SONGWRITING CIRCLE – #WCW is a monthly showcase spotlighting songwriting women at The Jade Lounge every fourth Wednesday of the month, this month Wednesday, September 28, at 7 pm. Hosted by Ashley (Xtina) Kervabon, a variety of musical genres are featured: Kara Harris (country/folk), Angelica Pray (jazz/R&B) and Ashley Xtina (pop) with special guests. The event is free and food and beverages can be purchased from the Jade menu. ashleyxtinamusic@gmail.com for info on future signups. 

ART, ANTIQUES AND  LIGHT SNACKSKathy Gustafson of Rusted Rooster, 7836 SE 13th, teams with four local writers Thursday September 15 at 6 pm in an evening of art, antiques and snacks from the cookbooks of special guest Maggie Stuckey, and readings from Susan Stoner, Leigh Goodison, Caroline Miller. Stoner’s new book, The Mangle, is the sixth Sage Adair mystery. Goodison reads from a new mystery thriller in the St. Augustus Chronicles series. Miller’s fourth novel, Ballet Noir, is a paranormal romance and Stuckey has published several cookbooks. Guests will be invited to sample her favorite recipes served on vintage china from the store. Space is limited and seating is first come, first served basis. 503.206.7102.

THE BOMB–ITTY OF ERRORS is a high–paced, energetic musical “add–rap–tation” of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors presented by Post5 Theatre. It’s the Bard with a backbeat and hi-hat; a celebration of rhyme and rhythm linking Shakespearean couplets and free verse hip hop with a live DJ on–stage interacting with the actors. Post5 always presents a different take on Willie the Shake and this kind of culture clash is what they’re known best for. Elizabethan nerds can be fans of Grand Master Flash too after all. A rap musical, sketch comedy show and poetry slam. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through September 17 and a Thursday performance September 15. Post5 Theatre is at 1666 SE Lambert St. post5theatre.org /971.333.1758

THE SWITCH READING SERIES co-hosts a reading by Bay Area Poet Carrie Hunter as a part of an exhibition of a sound work by artist Ben Glas. Friday, September 9, 7 pm at PSU’s Littman Gallery, 1825 SW Broadway, Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU). MFA/MA Hunter edits the chapbook press, ypolita press and is on the editorial board of Black Radish Books. Glas’ work focuses intently on egalitarian proprioception, stasis/rush within digital systems, and notions of spacetime.