STUNTS—For your mid-week entertainment, watch as crazy daredevils—including 17-time X Games medalist Travis Pastrana—launch themselves through the air on motorcycles, bicycles, trikes, and weird things like a reclining chair at Nitro Circus Live. The arena will be set up like a 1920s three-ring circus and there will be fire. SHELBY R. KING
Moda Center, 1 N Center Ct, 7:30 pm, $39-99, all ages

COMEDY—The annual Siren Nation festival gets going with swag tonight, bringing in badass Bay Area joke slinger Karinda Dobbins to headline Hell Hath No Funny, a lady-centric night of comedy filled out by heavy-hitters Dinah Foley and Amy Miller. DIRK VANDERHART
w/Caitlin Weierhauser; the Secret Society, 116 NE Russell, 8 pm, $10-12


BOOKS—Tig Notaro is coming to town, guys! Okay, sure, she's the moderator for Carrie Brownstein's reading of her new memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl. But still... TIG! So funny. So smart. So delightful. Maybe we can trick Carrie into asking Tig questions?! COURTNEY FERGUSON
Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, 7:30 pm, $37.95 (includes book), all ages

BASKETBALL—Let's be realistic: This season of Blazers games is probably going to be a series in which our home team will have a chance of winning against crappy opponents (such as today's game against the Memphis Grizzlies), or painful displays in which we'll "get our dicks kicked in," as one fan put it—a true test of loyalty. MARJORIE SKINNER
Moda Center, 1 N Center Ct, 7:30 pm, $10-195


BOOKS—Actress Drew Barrymore has lived quite a life—childhood fame, alcohol and drug abuse, rehab, emancipation from her manager/mother at age 14—and she's written a book, Wildflower, about how all that and other unique experiences have shaped her into the adult, and mom, she is now. SHELBY R. KING
Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills, Beaverton, 7 pm, FREE, all ages

MUSIC—With precise guitar work, charging melodies, and Dean Wareham's delightful drawl and clever lyrics (who else rhymes "pentagram" with "diazepam"?), Luna's perfect, deeply underrated dream pop will appreciably improve your life. Of all of the '90s bands to be pulled out of retirement recently, they're one of the best. Don't screw this up. MEGAN BURBANK
w/the Parson Red Heads; Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $25-30, all ages


COMEDY—Kurt Braunohler just jet-skied from Chicago to New Orleans in a life jacket that looks like a tuxedo in order to buy a bunch of goats (goats that, notably, weren't even in New Orleans). Plus he's stomach-achingly hilarious. As good reasons as you'll find to check out Braunohler's one-off set this weekend. DIRK VANDERHART
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 7:30 pm, $15-18

BOOZY READINGS—Wordstock's Saturday-night Lit Crawl ain't no joke. The literary smorgasbord has a pre-party, an afterparty, and dozens of authors and events in Inner Southeast... all for FREE! So grab a booze and sidle up to readings at places like Dig a Pony, Morrison Hotel, and Mother Foucault's for a night of drunken literary hijinks. COURTNEY FERGUSON
in Inner Southeast, 6 pm-late, FREE, all ages, for locations and schedule


FILM—In 1969, Sam Peckinpah's great, controversial, and violent The Wild Bunch shot adrenaline right into the tired heart of the western genre. Tonight, the Hollywood's got this classic on the big screen—and in 70mm. Following sold-out screenings of 2001 and Vertigo, this is the Hollywood's third 70mm offering. Expect it to be just as much fun. ERIK HENRIKSEN
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, Fri-Sun 7 pm, $12

CHILI JAM—It's the annual event that always kicks up a ruckus—the Mercury's Chili Jamboree, featuring 12 Portland chefs cookin' up original chili recipes... and you get to sample and vote on every one! The winner will take home the highly coveted Chili Belt, while everybody boot scoots to country music from Denver, Portland Country Underground, and Tender Love & Care. Hot damn! WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
White Owl Social Club, 1305 SE 8th, 1-7 pm, $15-25


MUSIC—One of the essential Portland musical experiences is witnessing Holland Andrews weave her voice and instrumental loops into the massive, bizarre cathedrals of sound that are Like a Villain's music. Tonight you can do exactly that, and also get the chance to see AU's Luke Wyland performing with a special ensemble. NED LANNAMANN
w/the Crenshaw; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $5

FILM—Let's be honest: Chances are pretty slim that the new 007 flick, Spectre, will be as fantastic as 2012's Skyfall. BUT ALL THE SAME: Daniel Craig's back as Bond, Christoph Waltz is a myyyysterious bad guy, and Sam Mendes is back in the director's chair. Which means even if it's no Skyfall, Spectre will still be better than 90 percent of the other Bond movies. ERIK HENRIKSEN
Various Theaters, see Film Times for locations and showtimes


MUSIC—French techno artist and DJ Gesaffelstein (real name Mike Lévy) has worked with everyone from Kanye West to Lana Del Rey. His sound is at once menacing and surgically clean, like a perfectly synced marching army. (See the video for "Pursuit" for a perfect visual pairing.) Huge, frightening, and awesome. MARJORIE SKINNER
The Evergreen, 618 SE Alder, 9 pm, $25-65

COMEDY & MUSIC—Good old Jackie Kashian! She's one comedian you can always count on to deliver laughs with dry, geeky jokes—and she was podcasting (it's called The Dork Forest; you're welcome) long before it was required of all stand-ups. Tonight, in a true gift to caustic nerds everywhere, she's joined by fellow geeks the Doubleclicks. Leave the cats at home! MEGAN BURBANK
w/Molly Lewis; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 8 pm, $10-12