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MUSIC—New York emcee Action Bronson sounds like Ghostface Killah and has the same gift for dazzling, rapid-fire bombast. This is enough reason to check out tonight's show, but it is the wrong reason. Bronson's gritty, lazy-quick preposterousness deserves to be enjoyed on its own merits, and they are legion. DVH
w/Party Supplies; Peter's Room at Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $20, all ages

FILM—Iranian writer/director Asghar Farhadi took an Oscar in 2012 for A Separation, and his latest, The Past, capitalizes even more effectively on his best qualities, which give interpersonal mysteries epic scope and integrate international relationships with an observant nonchalance—and the sum makes him one of the most sophisticated dramatists working today. MS
Various theaters, see portlandmercury.com for showtimes