13th Annual Hillsdale Brew Fest, 1505 SW Sunset, 246-3938, Sat Feb 18, 11 am-close, free

Eighteen of the most delicious ales from all over the McMenamins Kingdom are available for tasting at the annual Hillsdale Brew Fest. At the end of the night, the shining star of brews will hold the notorious championship belt and the honor of representing McMenamins at the Oregon Brewer's Festival this summer. Terminator bratwurst, beer, potato, and cheese soup, and cake will be available for munching. Josh Mishkin the Balloon Guy will provide entertainment from 4-7 pm. All ages welcome until 10 pm. CSB

Hot Misery, Gotham Bldg. Tavern, 2240 N Interstate, 235-2294, Fri and Sat eves, 10 pm–1 am

Hot Misery combines great food, drinks, and music with the idea that misery and commiseration can be hot and sexy. Inside the sleek 'n' cozy Gotham Tavern, enjoy spins by DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid, DJ Beyonda, and DJ Stay in School. Be sure to indulge in the yummy cuisine that's offered up, such as the creamy goat cheese ravioli, fried gougers (doughy cheese puffs), or the scallops and housemade blood sausage. Then relax with a drink and kick back to the kickbacks. CSB

Corazon D'Amour, Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, kaosmosis.org, Fri Feb 17, 8 pm–2:30 am, $15

Local group Kaosmosis (who describe themselves as "Portland's premier thematic arts collective," in case you wondered) present Corazon D'Amour, a "post-Valentine's evening of music + art + performance + love + ... (wait for it now) ... CHOCOLATE"!!! That's right, in addition to entertainment from the Dahoo Chorus, 3 Leg Torso, and more, there will be a "chocolate euphorium," where you will find, among other treats, "edible sculpture" performance art from Todd Kurtzman. Yum or yuck? You be the judge... JWS