Thursday, August 8

Reporter Emily Guendelsberger details her hellish voyage through the sweatshops of corporate America, as documented in her book, On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane, at Longfellow Books (Monument Square, Portland) at 7 p.m. Free. 772-4045. longfellowbooks.com. Maine hip-hop hero Spose and his all-star backing band, The Humans (featuring members of Rustic Overtones, KGFREEZE and Sly-Chi), play Port City Music Hall (504 Congress St., Portland) at 7 p.m. Tix: $25-$35 (all ages). 800-745-3000. portcitymusichall.com.