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PAINT IT, BLACK—The artful, baleful music of Warpaint is persistently enveloping, drawing over your ears a thick, heavy curtain of post-punk, art-folk, ambient-rave-prog-rock, and other previously nonexistent genres. The all-female LA quartet's debut album The Fool never reveals its entrancing mysteries, despite countless compulsive re-listens. NL
w/PVT, Family Band; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 9 pm, $13, all ages

FANCY DANCE—The intimidatingly fine-tuned bodies of the Northwest Dance Project premiere their annual spring performance, Contemporary Ballet at Its Best. The dancers slink about to three numbers, including the choreography of Patrick Delcroix and NWDP's Artistic Director Sarah Slipper, plus the sexy, full-company ballet Blue. JL
Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Fri & Sat, 8 pm, $25-40

We have a profile of choreographer Patrick Delcroix right here—he's a knight! From France!