—Ever wondered what one of the Northwest's biggest bands would sound like with an orchestra? Wonder no more! Death Cab for Cutie has enlisted San Francisco's Magik*Magik Orchestra for this tour, sweetening those songs you know so well with stringy, horny, windy things. Don't miss openers Youth Lagoon, who had to cancel their first Portland show back in January. NL
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 8 pm, $40-58, all ages

IP(FREELY)RC—Portland's tremendously useful and awesome Independent Publishing Resource Center blows open the doors of its new space with a big party! Check out the readings by Cheryl Strayed and Trinie Dalton, performances by Moe Bowstern and Rabbit Foot Stringband, hands-on letterpress demonstrations, tours, and Ninkasi beer! SS
IPRC, 1001 SE Division, 7-11 pm, FREE, all ages