ORC-ESTRA—Dwarfs in tiny tuxedos playing giant leather-bound drums! That's not what this is! The Lord of the Rings in Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring is the first in a three-year, globe-touring series of The Lord of the Rings orchestral concerts. A live orchestra plays along with the film, and you will love it because everyone flippin' LOVES Lord of the Rings. SS
Rose Garden Arena, 1 Center Court, 7:30 pm, $35-95, all ages

DIRT—Duff McKagan first entered our consciousness as the bassist for ultimate buttrock king-band Guns N' Roses, but his other skills include business, narrowly avoiding having his organs explode due to alcohol abuse, and writing. Tonight he pops down from Seattle for his juicy new tell-all It's So Easy: And Other Lies. MS
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE