Go for the literary shop talk, stay for the incredible music! It’s not just movies here in MPLS +STPL, our letters scene is big, too. Local Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts host three compelling authors—Layli Long Soldier, Carmen Maria Machado, and Danez Smith—and publisher Fiona McCrae for some prose, poetry, and general conversation at a swanky Aria party that also includes book signings, drinks, and music from the amazing lineup music by Davu Seru with Devon Gray and Dameun Strange. NOTE: There’s no tickets at the door, so quick buy yours online before heading over there, and note you get a drink ticket with admission. 6-9 PM. $30.Tracy Oxford

Aria, 105 N 1st St, MPLS; ariampls.com