MOVIE—It's hard to believe that something so spooky, beautiful, and twisted as The Night of the Hunter could have been made in the goody-goody 1950s. Robert Mitchum as the love/hate-knuckled Harry Powell is bone-chilling, as he terrorizes two moppets in a stylistic chase across the countryside. It's a masterpiece, and oh-so wonderfully weird. CF
Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st, see Film Times, $6 ($9 double feature with Fritz Lang's M)

READING—From 1984 to 1989, the fanzine Aggro Rag Freestyle Mag covered the burgeoning BMX bike scene—and at tonight's release party, you can snag a handy collection of all 12 issues, plus new interviews and classic photos. Whether you remember the '80s or not, this is a fascinating slice of history. AH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE