We almost forgot! Before cementing any plans for the evening, we strongly suggest you head over to Coppola headquarters in North Beach for a choice pop-up dance party to help celebrate the release of Zoetrope's winter '10/'11 edition (designed by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore!) The issue, we should point out, brims over with works by Etgar Keret, Gerard Donovan, Ryu Murakami, Julian Barnes, and Robert Bloch.

From 6 pm to 8 pm tonight, DJ Phengren Oswald (of Elbo Room's kicky Soul Party) will spin rare soul music from the '60s and '70s. Expect loads of drinks, lots of dancing, and heaps of literati swaying under shimmering disco lights. Got to be real, indeed.

Cafe Zoetrope, 916 Kearny (at Columbus)