RUBIES—Dan Bejar is a songwriter of portentous and elliptical talent, but never has his band Destroyer sounded as confident and humane as it does right now. Following the triumph of last year's much-lauded Kaputt, Destroyer is fully in command of a lush, swanky sound that'll put you on top of the world. NL
w/Sandro Perri; Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $18-20, all ages

DOLPHINS!—To understand what's going on in a dolphin's creepily intelligent mind, Dr. Diana Reiss starts with showing it a mirror. Come hear how the behavioral neuroscientist and author has discovered self-recognition, creativity, and manipulation in dolphins at this week's Science Pub: The Dolphin in the Mirror. AZ
Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 7 pm, $5