* Roe Vs. Wade Celebration
The ProChoice Coalition of Oregon and Planned Parenthood have put together an evening of performances by poet Marie Fleischmann and the band Upsidedown in honor of the most influential case in reproductive rights history. Plus, Sen. Kate Brown and Rep. Mary Nolan will be on hand to discuss the upcoming March for Reproductive Rights. Bridgeport Brew Pub, 1313 NW Marshall, , 6:30 pm, $5-10 suggested donation

Detective Sergeant Bob Rogers
A real-life detective from the Tigard police department's Criminal Investigations Unit comes to whet the appetites of mystery enthusiasts with a speech titled "The Nuts and Bolts of Law Enforcement." Friends of Mystery, at the NW Cultural Center, 1819 NW Everett, 241-0759, 7:30 pm, free

* The Nervous Tourist
A new release by the always fun Future Tense Press, Portlander Bob Gaulke's memoir chronicles his 2001 adventures in Salvador, Brazil, where he dropped every inhibition and preconception he had and started soaking up an exotic new culture. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm, free

* Surviving Extremes
The most extreme surgeon in the world happens to be Kenneth Kamler, president of the Explorer's Club and a Mt. Everest pro. He'll share his new book, about subjecting your body to the most dangerous conditions in the world, like dense jungles, and pitch-black underwater caves. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


* Vijay Vaitheeswaran
Learn about the horrors of the oil business, and the extremes to which our country depends on it from Vaitheeswaran, an Economist environmental correspondent and author of Power to the People. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30, free


* Timothy Egan
Egan--who in his last book The Good Rain had the guts to write an indulgent, ultimately fascinating personal account of the Pacific Northwest--presents a similarly passionate work in his debut novel The Winemaker's Daughter, set in PNW wine country. Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 7:30 pm, free

* Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Rockwood is the first of several Multnomah library branches to show, as part of the Everybody Reads program, this Francois Truffaut film version of Bradbury's book. To find when the branch near you is showing the flick (for FREE!), check Rockwood Library, 17917 SE Stark, 988-5396, 2 pm, free