—Journalist Marc Kaufman examines how astrobiologists are discovering creatures on Earth that might not be unlike alien life forms in First Contact: Scientific Breakthroughs in the Hunt for Life Beyond Earth. Go, expand your mind, and for the love of god, just casually wear some Vulcan ears. EH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

ACROSS 110TH STREET—Arguably Quentin Tarantino's best film, 1997's Jackie Brown is damn near perfect—and is one of the rare films that gets better every time you see it. See Pam Grier and Robert Forster kick ass on the big screen, and relish one of the best soundtracks ever. EH
Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark, see Movie Times for showtimes, $4