STEVE ATKINSON: “In Liberating Strife.” 5 p.m. today. Magers and Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

CRIME AND MYSTERY AUTHOR PANEL DISCUSSION: With Midge Bubany, Sherry Roberts, Lorrie Holmgren and Barbara Schlichting. 6:30 p.m. Wed. Wayzata Library, 620 Rice St., Wayzata.

GORDON WHITMAN: “Stand Up!” 7 p.m. Wed. Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Av., St. Paul.

BAO PHI: “Thousand Star Hotel,” 7 p.m. Wed. Hamline Midway Library, St. Paul.

LORNA LANDVIK: “On Writing, Acting, and Laughter.” 6:30 p.m. Thu. St. Joan of Arc Church, 4537 3rd Av. S., $10.

FITZFIRST@FOUR: A discussion on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s work. 7:30 p.m. Thu. University Club, 420 Summit Av., St. Paul.

JEFFREY SIGER: “Aegean April.” Noon Sat. Once Upon a Crime, 604 W. 26th St., Mpls.