COMEDY—For those who want to see some of Portland's finest comedy talent shoe-horned onto one stage, check out 105.1 The Buzz Comedy Night, featuring the best of Portland's best. For the low, LOW price of $5, you'll see the HIGH-larious Bri Pruett, Sean Jordan, Amy Miller, and Gabe Dinger as well as the legitimately very funny crew from the Buzz, Daria, Mitch, and Ted. WSH
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, 8 pm, $5

NEON NOIR—Thirty years ago, Miami Vice premiered; I shudder to think where our civilization would be without it. The organizers of Re-run Theater feel the same way: Tonight, they present Vicefest: The 30-Year Anniversary of Miami Vice. With two classic episodes ("Bushido," directed by Edward James Olmos, and "Payback," starring Frank Zappa), '80s commercials, music videos from Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas, and wine coolers, this is literally as good as life gets. EH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $8


MUSIC—Did you ever think you'd get the chance to see Slint? The post-rock progenitors' tangled, gracefully seething sound has trickled down to literally hundreds of bands since the Kentucky group originally broke up in 1992. Tonight you'll get to hear classics from Spiderland in the flesh, as the reunited band follows the breadcrumb trail back to where it began. NL
w/Tropical Trash; Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 9 pm, $29-35

MUNITIONS—Music has made some truly astounding strides in the last 130 years or so, but no advent—not the wailing riffs of Les Paul nor the crab scratches of Kool Herc—have topped the pomp and violence of setting music to live cannon fire. Tonight, the Oregon Symphony plays a free concert, capped off with fireworks, Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture," and... cannons! DVH
Tom McCall Waterfront Park, festivities starts at 2 pm, symphony show begins at 7 pm, FREE


COMEDY—You might know Jackie Kashian from her podcast The Dork Forest, Last Comic Standing, or from This American Life—but if you haven't seen her live, well, you don't really know her at all, do you? Fix that: The fast-talking Kashian is clever, likeable, and hilarious, and no one with even a bit of self-respect should miss seeing her live. EH
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, Thurs 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 pm, $15-29

MUSIC—All nostalgia aside, when Nine Inch Nails rolled through town last year, they murdered it with a tight set, jaw-dropping visuals and good, old-fashioned showmanship. They're highly recommendable, and if Soundgarden can keep up its end of the bargain, you've got yourself a wondrous night of throwback joy. MS
Sleep Country Amphitheater, 17200 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, WA, 7 pm, $37.70-116.85


FILM—NW Film Center's been celebrating Wes Anderson's films and inspirations all month, and they saved the best for last: Not only are they screening Moonrise Kingdom—maybe the purest distillation of Anderson's aesthetic in a single film—but the Mercury's delightful Erik Henriksen is introducing it. BR
Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park, 6 pm, $6-8

JADE DISTRICT—You've been calling it the "real Chinatown" of Portland—but it's actually called the Jade Distict, and Know Your City is leading a series of tours that walk you through how it came to be. The three-hour excursion begins at the original Chinatown and concludes at a night market mini-festival brimming with performances and food. MS
Departs from Union Station, 800 NW 6th, 3-6 pm, $10-20 sliding, for complete info


MUSIC—Yuna's magically mellifluous voice—somehow calling to mind smoke, knives, and soft pillows all at once—used to be one of Malaysia's best-kept secrets. But then people everywhere heard her sing, and now Yuna belongs to the whole world. Bonus? She'll be sharing tonight's bill with Seattle's Shelby Earl, whose power-gloss folk music would be enough of a draw all on its own. DCT
Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $15-17

DRAG PAGEANT—Darcelle, the grand dame of Portland drag, returns with another visually stunning and hilariously fabulous installment of the La Femme Magnifique International Pageant. Gorgeously attired contestants strut their hot stuff in categories such as "Black & White," evening gown, talent, and Las Vegas showgirl—all vying for the coveted crown of the most glamorous female impersonator in the world! WSH
Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK, 6 pm, $35


MUSIC—LA's Together Pangea make rock 'n' roll as the devil intended: loud, snotty, and full of piss and vinegar. Their latest album, Badillac, is a maturation of sorts (that is to say, this one doesn't contain a song called "Too Drunk to Cum"), but their raucous live show is as nuts as ever. Expect beer to spill on your shoes. NL
w/Kins, Guantanamo Baywatch; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 8:30 pm, $12

BIRD WATCHING—Each year, the sun grows chilly, the days are slowly snipped at the margins, and the elegant Vaux's Swifts return to the Chapman Elementary School chimney, where they swarm and pirouette for hours before finding a night's rest. Often a raptor of some sort starts picking them off in the middle of it all—which is when things really get good. Nature! DVH
Chapman Elementary School, 1445 NW 26th, an hour before sunset through September


FILM—Terry Gilliam has always been a madman with a camera, and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is one of the most ludicrous things he's ever made, which is really saying something. It also features one of the biggest performances of Robin Williams' career, but if you're playing the King of the Moon, you kinda have to go big. BR
Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark, see pg. 45 for showtimes, $3-4

MUSIC—If you love to bounce, then bow before the queen: Big Freedia, the undisputed royalty of New Orleans booty bounce music. Her call and response rapping style paired with lightning fast ass-shaking will command you to join in—so stay hydrated. She's gonna squeeze out every last drop of sweat. WSH
w/Illmaculate, TxE, DJ Nature; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8 pm, $12