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MUSIC—Tonight, local pop favorites/mad scientists/delicate weirdos Parenthetical Girls kick off their nationwide tour in support of their excellent latest, Privilege, out on Marriage Records. Expect rich, soaring melodrama, reliably creepy/sexy showmanship from frontman Zac Pennington, and so many emotions. EH
w/PWRHAUS, Stay Calm; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $8

FILM BENEFIT—If you support community radio (and you should!) don't miss this special benefit presentation of the unintentionally hilarious 1990 flick Pump Up the Volume, starring Christian Slater! A teenage DJ hijacks the airwaves to vex the FCC, and make sweet horny time with Samantha Mathis. Tonight's show benefits the soon-to-launch XRAY.FM radio station that's dedicated to emerging music from the Portland scene! WSH
Holocene, 4122 NE Sandy, 7 pm, $7