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MUSIC—The long-form folk music perpetrated by Portland's own Alialujah Choir is pretty dreamy on its own. But it finds a perfect accompaniment in the sultry strings of the Portland Cello Project. Better? This show comes with friends from Blitzen Trapper and Blind Pilot. But tickets are sold out. So you'll need to be as creative as the musicians who make this mashup work so well. DCT
Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $12-17, all ages

PARADE—It's Portland's version of the classic Fat Tuesday festivity, the Mardi Gras Parade on Mississippi Avenue. Here's what is expected of you: put on a mask and your wildest, most flamboyant getup; have a drink (perhaps two); listen to happy-times New Orleans-style music while wiggling your ass down the street; and toss beads at anyone within range. IT'S THAT SIMPLE. Plus don't miss the afterparty at Mississippi Pizza Pub. WSH
Parade begins at Prost (4237 N Mississippi), ends at N Fremont, 6:30-7 pm, more info at mississippiave.com, FREE