FILM—Taking place on top of the parking lot at downtown's Hotel deLuxe, NW Film Center's "Top Down: Rooftop Cinema" series hits a high point tonight with the fantastic Vanishing Point, the rubber-burning car-chase flick from 1971. Kowalski (Barry Newman) has to get a supercharged Dodge Challenger from Denver to San Francisco—and the cops who're chasing him only make him drive faster. EH
w/Strange Babes; Hotel deLuxe, 729 SW 15th, 8 pm, $9-11, all ages

INFOTAINMENT—You're busy—interested, but busy. That's why the Japanese invented Pecha Kucha, a night that brings together a range of interesting people (WildCraft's Chelsea Heffner, Salt & Straw's Tyler Malek, Poler's Benji Wagner) giving presentations with only 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide. Knowledge, humor, party, go! MS
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 6 pm, FREE