HISTORY TIME—One of the oldest towns on the continent and its nearby waterfalls, both of which were Oregon icons, disappeared one day in 1957, when the Celilo Falls were destroyed to build the Dalles Dam. Historian Thomas Robison shows rare, stunning photos and film of these lost treasures tonight for an always-interesting History Pub event. SM
Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd, 7 pm, FREE, all ages

FERTILE GROUND—Every January, when the weak among us consider moving to sunnier climes, the local theater community launches a compelling reason to stick around: The Fertile Ground Festival showcases never-before-seen shows from across Portland's performance spectrum. From Troll 2: The Musical to high-profile shows at Artists Rep and Third Rail, there's something for every taste. AH
Various locations, Thurs Jan 24-Sun Feb 3, $50 fest pass or pay per show (prices vary), for details and schedule