If you’re like us, it’s hard to beat the Sunday blues. What better way to fight off Monday than to hear (and see) Salon.com’s sexiest man of 2012 read from his book of comical essays?

That’s right, former Viking Chris Kluwe will be in his old stomping grounds this weekend, though not for a football game. Kluwe will be kicking it at the Pride parade, front and center as the Grand Marshal.

As if that wasn’t enough, he’s swinging by the Loft Literary Center later Sunday night to talk about his essays in, Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities.

The discussion, like Kluwe, will surely be uncensored. Make sure you come early though, especially if you hope to post a few to Instagram. Seating in the Target Hall is first-come, first-served. 6 p.m. Free. —LT

The Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave. S., Mpls., (612) 215-2575, openbookmn.org