Wednesday, May 24, 9 p.m.
The Portland native and Justin Bieber/Harry Styles doppelgänger comes home to play his debut EP, On the Run. Read our review here.
Tuesday, May 23
$22–30, all ages
Art show and market featuring 50+ Portland artists specializing in everything from paintings and photography to makeup and music. Hosted by Aaron Ross.
$5, all ages
Portland standup comedians pitch TV pilots, and the audience decides whose TV show gets greenlit and whose ends up in production hell. Laughter guaranteed.
Mommy Longlegs, the Bedrooms, Mr. Wrong
The Liquor Store
These Seattle joke rockers are anything but a joke, using clever wordplay extensively throughout their songs.
Wednesday, May 24
Melanie Flood Projects
Free, all ages
The PSU MFA candidate gives a gallery talk on her thesis exhibition, What else is a window.
Foxygen, Reptaliens, Kingdom of Not
$20–22, all ages
Indie rock duo Foxygen tours in support of their new album Hang. Hear them before they play Sasquatch.
Spankbank presents: Dad?!
House of Smashley presents this queer dad-themed dance party, with music from DJs Vera Rubin, Pocket Rock-It and Sappho.
$40–300, all ages
The Atlanta rapper brings Cool Nutz, YungMil, Jake Sierra Music + DJ DropKid and LeekDaBarber with him on The Hustle Gang Tour.
Thursday, May 25
Lady Bunny in: Transjester
$15–40, all ages
The Wigstock founder tours a new show of storytelling and pop culture parody.
Divinity Roxx, Vega Black
It truly might be an error that a musician who has supported the likes of Beyoncé, Patti LaBelle, Erika Badu and Victor Wooten would be playing a free show. Bring money even if it is free; artists of this caliber must be supported.
Sign of the Beast Burlesque
This is a mini-version of the contender for Willamette Week‘s Best Specialty Event in Portland 2017, aiming to raise funds for this summer’s full festival. Burlesque dancers perform to heavy metal, both national and local.
Blossom, Phone Call, DNVN
Some of Portland’s best electro-funk inspired music.
Friday, May 26
Geeklesque from a Galaxy Far, Far Away
A dozen burlesque performers pay homage to the Star Wars film empire the day after Star Wars: A New Hope‘s 40th birthday.
5th Annual Women’s Arm Wrestling Tournament
High Water Mark Lounge
This tournament of femme upper body strength benefits the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls.
Harold & Maude (1971)
7 & 10 p.m.
Alberta Rose Theatre
$15–18, all ages
The Harold & Maude Squad plays the live orchestral score for two screenings of the misfit film classic that (spoiler) will absolutely make you cry. Donations are being accepted for the Oregon Food Bank.
The L.A. based DJ comes to Portland on his House of Borgeous tour.
Snap! ’90s Dance Party
DJs Doc Adams, Colin Jones and Freaky Outty play hip-hop, house and R&B curated from throughout the last decade of the 20th century. Did you know: 2017 marks the last year to feature 18-year-olds born in the 20th century? Time sure flies!
Pre-Pride edition of the monthly queer dance party/drag ball. Performances by Cookie Couture (Seattle), Babie More, Becky Gold, Sean Chamberlain and Phallus Johnson.
Saturday, May 27
8th Annual Portland Prom
Whether you never had a prom or just can’t get over the magic of being allowed to drink in a $15 tiara, this is your night. Sponsored by Jim Beam.
NW Cannabis Club
Singing in public in front of strangers while stoned? What could possibly go wrong?
Portland’s longest-running monthly queer dance party returns with special guest Thorgy Thor (RuPaul‘s Drag Race).
Nuggets Night a Go-Go
This dance party plays the lost tunes of the ’60s: psychedelic rock, R&B, garage rock and more spun by DJ Drew Groove.
Sunday, May 28
Deepening Our Magic with the Pentacle of Self-Worth
$25–60, all ages
Blue Iris Mystery School graduate Dusty Dmitri Bloomingheart hosts a beginners-intermediate class on Colette Gardiner’s Pentacle of Self-Worth, focusing on empowerment and magical skill-building. Email [email protected] by May 25 for location, etc.
Portland Country Underground, The Quick & Easy Boys
Celebrate Bob Dylan’s 76th birthday with these local country artists.
Sparkle Bitch Ball
Rare Monk, Foxy Lemon and Skull Diver play the release party for Skull Diver’s new album Chemical Tomb and the music video for lead single “8 Pack 8 Legs.” Glitter, glitz and glam attire recommended/required.
Monday, May 29
Top Gun (1986)
Clinton Street Theater
$5, all ages
While that “edgy” Quentin Tarantino monologue on this film is actually old enough to be in grad school and write film analyses nobody will read, your box office receipts for this show benefit the Portland-area nonprofit Feed the Hungry, Inc.
Dig A Pony
This DJ plays synth pop, new wave, and Italo disco, perfect for this chill-ass lounge.
Hear goth, industrial and new wave music at this weekly dance party.