HOME GROWN—Investigative reporter Trevor Aaronson arrives in Portland at an auspicious time—smack dab during the trial of Mohamed Mohamud, the young Muslim student who wanted to blow up Pioneer Courthouse Square back in 2010. Aaronson's book, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism, plainly reminds us that Mohamud, like scores of terror suspects before him, would never have been a threat if the FBI didn't make him one. DCT
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

—The Mama Bird Recording Co. has been quietly putting out some of the loveliest folk and country music in town, and tonight a bill of the label's finest graces the cozy Valentine's stage, including Garett Brennan and the Great Salt Licks, W.C. Beck, plus one very special guest country band named after a city in Colorado. NL
Valentine's, 9 pm, 232 SW Ankeny, $3