COMMUNIST INFILTRATION—FACT ONE: The brilliant Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is one of the smartest, funniest, coolest movies in the history of the world. FACT TWO: A sure-to-be-gorgeous digital restoration of this 1964 classic is screening at one of the best theaters in Portland, the Roseway. FACT THREE: Go! EH
Roseway Theater, 7229 NE Sandy, see Movie Times for showtimes, $7

THE GOOD DOCTOR—Melting soul, R&B, and jazz, organist Dr. Lonnie Smith has used the past five decades and more than 70 albums to create an astounding catalog of phenomenal jazz. Tonight he swings through town as part of the Soul'd Out Music Festival. You don't want to miss it. EH
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $17-20


I LIKE BIKE—Portland's annual Filmed by Bike kicks off tonight with three different programs of cycle-centric films and, of course, a free balls-out street party that takes over Clinton Street. The flicks always vary in origin and quality, but one thing you can bank on for sure: a big, fun crowd. SM
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, Fri-Sun, see Movie Times for showtimes, street party FREE, screenings $8 ($25 fest pass),

JOKES—The Bridgetown Comedy Fest brings comedians and fans out in droves—but true comedy connoisseurs will be equally as versed in local offerings as big names. Earn your bona fides tonight at Fly Ass Jokes' guaranteed-to-be-hilarious showcase of the finest comedians Portland (and okay, a bit of Seattle) has to offer. AH
Brody Theater, 16 NW Broadway, Fri 10 pm, Sat 8 pm, $10, all ages


VOCAL VOCALIST?—Feeling bummed by both the state of hiphop and the state of society as a whole? Fear not, as tonight, rapper-turned-activist-turned-actor Mos Def brings his socially conscious brand of hiphop to the Roseland, backed by the Hot 8 Brass Band as a part of the Soul'd Out Music Festival. AC
w/Mic Crenshaw, Illmaculate, DJ OG One; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $28.50, all ages

WAIT, WHAT'S A FIRKIN?—OMG, the day has finally come! Lemme break out my favorite merkin for the Fourth Annual Merkin Fest at Green Dragon. It's such an awesome merkin, rainbow colored and waterproof, perfect for wearing while drinking copious amounts of beer... here let me show you this thing. Wait, what? You said firkin?! Huh? Well, screw you, I'm wearing my merkin anyway. CF
Green Dragon, 928 SE 9th, 11 am-2 pm & 3-6 pm, $30 (includes eight beer tasters & two food tickets; does not include merkin)


FLIP OFF!—Every year, the finest pinball wizards from across the nation meet to flip-off the competition at Portland Pinbrawl—the bad-assiest pinball championship ever! Expect well over 100 pinballers in hot competition for the year's grand prize: a pinball machine! Even better? Ground Kontrol now has liquor. Things just went from awesome to awesomest. WSH
Ground Kontrol, 511 NW Couch, doors open at 10 am for participants, 4 pm for spectators, pre-register at, competitors $20, spectators FREE, 21+

STREET STYLE—Nowadays, every other blog features shots of stylish people chanced upon in the street, but the New York Times' Bill Cunningham is the original. Bill Cunningham New York is a new documentary on the man who has dedicated his life to capturing beauty on the streets since 1978. MS
Living Room Theaters, 341 SW 10th, see Film Times


WILD HARES—Portland trio Rabbits' debut full-length Lower Forms is a thing of cracked-out, violent beauty: earthquake-heavy brontosaurus rock with fierce riffs and crustpunk roars. As good as the record is, Rabbits are even better live, so prepare to have your ears blasted off the side of your head. Bonus: Ladies get in free! NL
w/Gone to Croatoan, DJ Nate C; East End, 203 SE Grand, 9 pm, $3 (ladies FREE!)

IMAGINARY SOUNDTRACK—Hailing from Athens, Georgia, Maserati's post-rock psychedelia is an instrumental treat for your weary ears. Alternately heavy, weird, vibey, and atmospheric, Maserati composes imaginary soundtracks for films that haven't, but should totally, be made. WSH
w/We're from Japan, Vanimal; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $10-12


SAD BUT SIGNIFICANT—Three years ago, Joyce Carol Oates' husband died suddenly after being admitted to the hospital for pneumonia. In an attempt to cope with the crushing, unexpected death and its aftermath, the famed, tirelessly prolific, and genre-straddling author wrote A Widow's Story. It is a book exhausted with grief, but Oates' charisma and lucid prose makes her reading tonight a must-see. JL
Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills, 7 pm, FREE

RAPTORS—OMSI is on to something with their Science Pub series: Turns out learning is more fun with a buzz. This month, cozy up with a pint of Hammerhead as the Audubon Society tells an uplifting environmental tale: how dedicated volunteers restored Portland's peregrine falcon population after DDT wiped it out. AH
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, 7 pm, $3 suggested donation


TOP DOGS—Photolucida's annual Critical Mass show is a prime and rare opportunity in Portland to feel the pulse of international trends in photography. Hundreds of professionals helped to curate Across the Divide, with final selections made by Todd Hido. The resulting 50 artists provide a satisfying breadth of styles, from conceptual work to fantastical stagings. JL
Newspace Center for Photography, 1632 SE 10th, Mon-Thurs 10 am-10:30 pm, Fri-Sun 10 am-6 pm, through May 1, FREE

HAPPY HOLIDAZE—The smoke-cloud psychedelia of Tame Impala isn't merely witless noodling; rather, the Australian trio makes enveloping slabs of brain candy, perfect music for sky gazing, fire catching, or whatever it is that people are supposed to do on 4/20. Even more importantly, Tame Impala rocks. NL
w/Yuck; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 8 pm, $15-17, all ages