Rain Taxi and the Autism Society of MN host an incredible night of poetry and film at Mia where young poet DJ Savarase will present his new chapbook, A Doorknob for an Eye, along with a screening of the documentary about his life and work, Deej. Born with severe autism and abandoned by his birth parents, Savarase has since grown into an artist (who often grapples with the paralyzing beauty of his own senses) and an advocate for other nonspeaking autistics. There is no way you can watch the trailer and not be moved and excited to see Savarase in person. Thursday, 6:30 PM. Free, RSVP.Tracy Oxford

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 3rd Ave S, MPLS; artsmia.org