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THAW—The sound of Toronto's striking Austra is the sound of ice breaking. Frozen synths and chilly melodies commingle with sweaty dance beats and the stunning voice of Katie Stelmanis. The results are entrancing, haunting, entirely danceable songs that'll alter your body temperature. NL
w/Grimes, Tasseomancy; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $10

THE END—You know that Oregon is a pioneer of the right to die movement, but if you've never spent much time contemplating that, How to Die in Oregon is a powerful introduction. Screening as part of the Northwest Filmmakers' Festival, this excellent documentary will make you proud of your state for multiple reasons. MS
NW Film Center at the Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park, 8:30 pm, $9