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LAKERS—The misty, delicate folk music of Great Lake Swimmers has packed on some muscle over the years, but their lush cold-morning beauty is as striking as ever. The just-released New Wild Everywhere is the Canadian band's fifth full-length, and it's one of their finest, earthiest records so far. NL
Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $13-15

MORE GHIBLI, PLEASE!—We can't say enough about it, and we don't care! The totally awesome Studio Ghibli animation retrospective at the Northwest Film Center continues tonight with one of Hayao Miyazaki's finest, Princess Mononoke. Deadly curses, superhuman abilities, and a princess riding a great white wolf—bareback. Why can't real life be this beautiful?? WSH
Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park, 7 pm, $9