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My, What a Busy Week!

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THURSDAY, MAY 12

THE HOLY TRINITY—Take a multi-pronged approach to entertainment with Holocene's Fin de Cinema: You'll get a film (Antonioni's cult hit Blow-Up) set to music (the Monarques and others perform a live score) with fashion (not only is the film iconic for its costuming, attendees are encouraged to dress in their finest mod attire). MS
w/the Reservations, Rocky and the Proms; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $6

INSTRUMENTAL ROCK!—Hailing from Tacoma, the Ventures and their fuzzy, instrumental garage tunes (including "Walk, Don't Run," "Hawaii Five-0" and a crazy number of surf rock hits) have been inspiring a poop-ton of great bands and artists since 1958. Go, and tip your hat to the masters! WSH
Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, $25-30, all ages

FRIDAY, MAY 13

FRIDAY THE 13TH—Itchin' for that Halloween feeling but don't want to wait 'til October? You're in luck, because Scream at the Beach is having a one-night-only haunted "mental hospital" house to give you the nightmares you're craving, plus a "Clown Chaos Maze"! That is scary! MS
Jantzen Beach SuperCenter, 1230 Jantzen Beach, 7-10 pm, $20

EIGHT-BALLERS—It doesn't take mystic powers to predict that the Magic Eight-Ball Tour is going to bring it tonight. Legendary DJ A-Trak will be joined by dance-rapper Kid Sister and the spastic turntable wizardry of the Gaslamp Killer. Will a party like this ever happen again? Reply hazy, try again. EAC
w/Rude Dudes; Branx, 320 SE 2nd, 9 pm, $15

SATURDAY, MAY 14

REACH FOR THE STARS—The best parade in Portland is the St. Johns Parade, an adorable and creative annual march of old ladies, dogs, school bands, and random politicians through the heart of St. Johns. Come for the Fourth of July vibe, stay for the street fair and the delicious tacos at Tienda Santa Cruz. SM
Downtown St. Johns, parade starts at noon, street fair noon-6 pm

RETURN—After a nasty car accident in January, Portland songwriter Drew Grow took some needed recovery time. Tonight, Grow and his band the Pastors' Wives make a very welcome return to the Portland stage—playing what is sure to be a packed-to-the-rafters gig in the cozy Ella Street Social Club. What's more, local heavyweights Quasi are opening, so get your ticket now. NL
Ella Street Social Club, 714 SW 20th Pl, 8 pm, $7-10

SUNDAY, MAY 15

OUI! OUI!—You don't have to be a beret-wearing, baguette-toting Francophile to shake your stuff to the tantalizing beats of electro-popstress Yelle. The finest disco pop music this side of Robyn, Yelle's Pop Up debut was flawless, and her just-released Safari Disco Club is equally as compelling. EAC
w/French Horn Rebellion; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 8 pm, $18-20, all ages

ETERNAL—Deep underneath the island of Olkiluoto, Finland, a massive nuclear waste repository is being constructed. Built to last 100,000 years, it's a somber, eerie tomb that's utterly unlike anything humans have tried to build before. Director Michael Madsen's documentary Into Eternity takes you inside. EH
Living Room Theaters, 341 SW 10th, see Movie Times for showtimes, $5-9

MONDAY, MAY 16

MISTER WONDERFUL—Hot on the misanthropic heels of last year's graphic novel Wilson, funny-book maestro Daniel Clowes comes to town for Mister Wonderful. While originally serialized in the New York Times Magazine, the book has a chunk of new material. It's a poignant story in the vein of Clowes' ongoing grumpy-men series. CF
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

AMERICAN ROSE—The thoughtful plucking of Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit sidles stateside among a recent influx of charming English folksters—but don't miss opener Caitlin Rose, who brings a touch of American roots to the table, and whose pristine voice just might outshine the headliners. AH
Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $12-14

TUESDAY, MAY 17

VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!—Ack! It's not November, but it's Oregon's Election Day! That means you probably completely forgot to vote. Take that ballot that showed up in the mail, fill out "yes" for the school bond and levy, then drop it off at a public library or the elections office. Go, go, go! SM
Multnomah County Elections Office, 1040 SE Morrison, 7 am-8 pm, FREE for registered voters, 18+

FREE AND EASY—With the third release in their series of Privilege EPs, Parenthetical Girls offer a dramatic glimpse at their future in tonight's free show. Get there bright and early—opening bands Hausu and Support Force are two of Portland's brightest new groups, with smart, twisting rock songs that deserve your full attention. NL
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, FREE

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18

DISASTER PORN—In You Think That's Bad, Jim Shepard weaves short stories out of real and imagined disasters, historical figures, modern science, and even the making of the movie Godzilla. He's one of the best short story writers working today, and today's your chance to see him up close and personal. AH
Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, 7 pm, FREE

URK! GASP!—Alfred Hitchcock's 1948 cinematic experiment Rope is based on the play of the same name, and feels it—shot in exceedingly long takes, this tale of strangulation and subterfuge plays out with an unsettling patience. Plus: Jimmy Stewart! EH
Laurelhurst Theater, 2735 E Burnside, see Movie Times for showtimes, $4

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