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ESPERANZA—Portland loves hometown gal made good Esperanza Spalding who not only justifiably beat Justin Bieber out of his Grammy, but consistently cooks up intelligent, inventive jazz pop—as evidenced by her newest release Radio Music Society. Hear Esperanza trot out songs from her excellent new album, and bask in hometown pride. WSH
Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, $35, all ages


SEXY SCIENCE
—Science, sex, and spirits? Sold. This month's OMSI After Dark is all about sex and the weird science behind it. Understand the allure of pheromones, take apart a flower's sex organs, and watch some belly dancing. As always, booze and food is provided. Bonus menu item: "Get Some" Nachos. AZ
OMSI, 1945 SE Water, 6 pm, $12 ($6 for members), 21+