Thomas Crowe will visit City Lights Bookstore at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 31. He will present “The Inner Trees,” a collection of poems by Yvan Goll, one of the most important but neglected European writers of the 20th century. City Lights is at 3 E. Jackson St. and www.citylightsnc.com.
The Mad Batter in Sylva will screen “The Upside” at 7:30 p.m. today (Thursday). It’s a comedy about the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who’s hired to help him. There will be two showings of “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” one at 6:30 p.m. Friday and again at 7 p.m. Saturday. It’s about an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon that becomes an epic adventure. The films are free at 617 W. Main St.; www.madbatterfoodfilm.com; 586-3555.
The Papermill Lounge & Theatre has live music two nights this weekend. At 8:30 Friday, see Scott Baker and Geoff McBride. At 8 p.m. Saturday, the Eric Hendrix Band takes the stage.
The Papermill is at 513 Mill St. in Sylva and on Facebook.
Come to the Jackson County Public Library for DocuWednesday at 5 p.m. (movie starts at 6 p.m.) May 29 featuring guest presenter Jane Coburn. From filmmaker Dan Habib comes “Intelligent Lives,” a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility. See the “Intelligent Lives” website, www.intelligentlives.org, for more information. Free popcorn is provided. Attendees may bring non-alcoholic beverages and stay after the documentary showing for a lively community discussion.