ALIENATION—David Bowie stars in one of the best cult science-fiction flicks of the last century, the 1976 Nicolas Roeg-directed The Man Who Fell to Earth. Bowie is perfectly cast as an alien sent to Earth to retrieve water, and his downward spiral at the hands of human vice is as elegant and ethereal as only an in-his-prime Bowie could make it. MS
Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st, $9, see Film Times for showtimes

GONG!—Hosted by comedian Ian Karmel, the Video Gong Show enlists the audience to help program tonight's entertainment, with people—like you!—showing off their favorite film, TV, and internet clips. Some will be beloved and watched in their entirety, and some will be booed off screen... but only one will be crowned "Gong Champion." EH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $5, go to for info on how to participate