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SOCIAL JUSTICE—Nonprofit p:ear valiantly takes on one of the most thankless—and important—jobs in the social services spectrum: working with homeless youth, annually helping hundreds. Head to Holocene for a fundraiser where bands will play and filmmakers will screen Snapshot, a collection of mini-documentaries about real life on the streets. DCT
w/Kelli Schaefer, Novosti, Tre Burt and a Big Gust of Wind; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, $7

MUSIC—The glowing, gratifying pop of Phoenix is best heard in a crowded room at full volume; luckily, we'll get the chance, as the French band is performing as part of 94.7's December to Remember concert series. They'll play tunes from their fine 2013 album Bankrupt! and older favorites. (This one's already sold out, so you'll want to hit up Craigslist or the touts on the pavement.) NL
w/Dresses; Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, hunt hard for tix, all ages