READING—Jim Lynch is celebrating the release of the paperback of his great third novel, Truth Like the Sun. The Seattle author's book is a wonderful potboiler about the intricate undertakings of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. It's chockfull of mystery, history, and the bursting of the tech bubble at the turn of the millennium. CF
Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, 7 pm, FREE
FILM—One of the best blockbusters ever, James Cameron's balls-out sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day trades the lean nastiness of the low-budget original for broad humor and overblown spectacle... and it's a hell of a lot of fun. From the still-thrilling action to Brad Fiedel's thudding score, this is a movie you have to see on the big screen. EH
Laurelhurst Theater, 2735 E Burnside, see Film Times, $4
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