Portland-based bike culture columnist Jeff Mapes spent years crisscrossing bike hubs around the world with a reporter's notebook in hand. Catch his talk on the insightful result of his labors, the just-released book Pedaling Revolution. SM

Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE 

Known for his dense, dreamy 8-track home recordings—on which he plays everything, including percussion sounds with his mouth and armpit!—Ariel Pink's live show is closer to absurd performance-art experiment than concert. He plays unrehearsed, meandering sets with his band Haunted Graffiti, and it just very well could blow your mind. KP

w/Duchess Says, Little Claw; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, $8-10

Screening as part of the NW Film Center's excellent series of American movies from the 1970s, Mean Streets stars Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel as two-bit hoods in New York's Little Italy. Director Martin Scorsese would go on to make many more movies about gangsters, but none as funny and poetic as this. NL

Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park, 7 pm, $8


Although the group never actually lived here full time, the Brian Jonestown Massacre is inextricably linked to the Portland scene, and their neo-shoegaze, thick-strum psychedelia continues to triumph despite a few tribulations over the years. It's time to turn on, tune in, drop out, and get heavy, man. NL

w/the Flavor Crystals; Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 9 pm, $18-20, all ages

Before there was goth, before there was metal, there was Mozart's Requiem Mass. Filled with more thunder, foreboding, and sadness than any angsty, tattooed rocker could ever muster, the Portland Symphonic Choir's performance will be a choral onslaught of pure funereal power. PAC

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 7:30 pm, $26.75-88, all ages

After four tumultuous seasons, by turns shockingly brilliant and staggeringly disappointing, this is it: Tonight's the two-hour series finale of Battlestar Galactica. All will be revealed. (Either that, or a bunch of angry nerds will have a collective temper tantrum at the Bagdad. Fun either way!) AH

Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 9 pm, FREE, 21+


Oh my god, grapefruits are in season! Wake up early and buy every single one you can get your chubby, vitamin C-deficient hands on at this year's first PSU Farmers Market. Just remember, this year pets are banned from the market. SM

South Park Blocks between SW Harrison & Montgomery, 8:30 am–2 pm 

Mixed martial arts are hitting Portland hard this weekend at Rumble at the Roseland XLII, with over 20 no-holds-barred amateur fights! Showcasing promising young fighters who are willing to "truly test" their "mind, body, and soul," this will be an impressive display of sportsmanship. And also of people getting the crap beat out of them. EH

Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 7 pm, $29-59

The pinnacle of beer nerdiness is the Oregon Brewers Guild Firkin Festival, where the public has a chance to drink beer the British way: cask-conditioned with live yeast. Don't say it's warm and flat—rather, it's fresh, soft, complex, and oh so easy to guzzle. Cheers! PAC

Green Dragon Bistro & Brewpub, 928 SE 9th, 11 am–2 pm & 3-6 pm, $30-35 (includes glass, eight beer tickets, & two food tickets)


He's actually on the small side, but the Tallest Man on Earth (Kristian Matsson) will send chills down your spine with his stripped-down folk songs. This Swede channels Dylan in a way that is nothing short of stunning. After hearing Matsson's wounded vocals, you'll stumble away from this show in a glorious haze. He's playing two free sets; I dare you to see them both. EAC

Rontoms, 600 E Burnside, 7 & 9 pm, FREE

Before his tragic death from AIDS at age 31, Keith Haring was a star of the downtown New York art scene, rubbing shoulders with everyone from Madonna to Andy Warhol. A documentary of his life and work, The Universe of Keith Haring, screens with Conversation with Jean-Michel Basquiat, another dead '80s New York icon. MV

Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 Park, 4:30 pm, $8

Take matters of the paper arts into your own hands. The 2009 Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival is the next new/old-timey step after mastering home canning, and conveniently coincides with the gun 'n' knife show, which one could also argue... MS

Portland Expo Center, 2060 N Marine, Sat March 21, 10 am-5 pm, Sun March 22, 11 am-4 pm, $6-8, all ages


Heavily bearded and obsessed with Sasquatch, you'd think the duo of Herman Dune would call Portland home, but alas, they are from Paris. Prepare yourself for adorable pop songs than bridge the gap between the clever songwriting of Paul Simon and the gentle croon of Jens Lekman. EAC

w/Lesser Lewis & the Twigs, DJ Yeti; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $8

Woo, Blazers! Boo, Philly! We have Greg Oden's glass knees; they have cheesesteaks and blunts. Fair trade? Find out when Portland takes on the 76ers! MD

Rose Garden, One Center Court, 7 pm, $10 & up

Fact: 1982's Blade Runner is simply one of the best science-fiction movies ever made. Tonight, Ridley Scott's futuristic noir thriller screens for free at Pix Patisserie. Trust me, fancy-pants chocolate goes really, really well with watching androids ponder the meaning of life in a hellish future dystopia. EH

Pix Patisserie (North), 3901 N Williams, 8:30 pm, FREE


Before Jackie Chan started taking American paychecks in order to act like a buffoon alongside Chris Tucker and Owen Wilson, he was one of the most badass action stars in the world. Relive those glory days with Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, director Yuen Woo-ping's 1978 brilliant chop-socky masterpiece. (Also, a cat fights a cobra in this movie. Seriously!) EH

Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:45 pm, $7

Mira Billotte is a good witch, and her vocals lead the lounging pace of New York's White Magic. Imagine candy flipping on a midnight beach with the ghost of Nico, and you're in the psychedelic ballpark. MS

w/Mariee Sioux; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $8

Chamber rock trio Rasputina returns to Portland, armed to the teeth with Victorian classical freakiness. With two cellists and a drummer, Rasputina's newest outing is an angry read of current events, cobbling together songs using phrases picked from the internet, including... a translation of an Osama bin Laden speech? Fun, catchy, informative, and just strange enough. WSH

w/Ruby Throat; Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE 39th, 9 pm, $15, all ages


Proof that Sonic Youth inspired more than just bad haircuts and bad poetry, Noise collects 23 short stories based on the legendary band's output, including work by tonight's readers Kevin Sampsell and Katherine Dunn. AH

w/Samuel Ligon, Jess Walter; Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

This classic pagan ritual is re-interpreted by Justin Bond, known better as Kiki the cabaret singer and as the star of John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus. With original songs that integrate elements of "cabaret, witchcraft, a punk attitude, and neo-folk glamour," the show will most certainly infect you with spring fever. KP

w/Faith Helma; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $15

Renowned author and activist Terry Tempest Williams lectures on the possibility of finding beauty in a broken world. MV

Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, 7:30 pm, $15.75-19.50