All Weekend: MondoHomo Dirty South: a festival of indie and DIY bands, DJs, drag and burlesque performance, craft and art shows, spoken word, dance parties, and community building that celebrates the Queer contribution to music, arts, culture, and justice. Various events all weekend, including an art show tonight. See website for details.

Tonight: Goodreads hosts a night of literature and barhopping. Start out at the Housing Works Bookstore where Colson Whitehead (Sag Harbor), Emily St. John Mandel (The Singer's Gun) and Amy King (I'm the Man Who Loves You) read their work. Then become part of a bookish mob as the group moves to Botanica bar, Tom and Jerry's, KGB and beyond. 7pm. Free.

Friday: kids of all ages, a celebration of children's books and the artists behind them, opens Friday with a reading of An Awesome Book by Dallas Clayton and a bunch of fun sounding activities like drawing on free pairs of kid-sized Vans shoes. At THIS Los Angeles. 7-10pm. Free.

Saturday: The London Zine Symposium 2010! A big space for kids into zines, comix, art and radical culture to come together and share stuff and ideas and things. At the Rag Factory. 12-6pm. Free.

(Above image of badges made for the London Zine Symposium by Mark Pawson.)

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