VARIETY SHOW—Tonight's guest on Live Wire!, Jen Kirkman, is the grown-ass anti-heroine we've been waiting for. Her dry, feminism-inflected stand-up is the antidote to the cutesy jokes about Tinder currently oversaturating the comedy landscape. She makes me look forward to being a hardened 40-year-old divorcée. MEGAN BURBANK
w/Hey Marseilles; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 7 pm, $20-40, all ages

COMEDY—The folks at Siren Nation put on a great women-focused music and arts festival every fall, and they keep the fun going with their semiannual comedy show Hell Hath No Funny. This time the funny ladies onstage include Bay Area stand-up Natasha Muse and Seattle's über-charming Elicia Sanchez. It's gonna be good! COURTNEY FERGUSON
w/Joanie Quinn, Emma Arnold; The Secret Society, 116 NE Russell, 8 pm, $10-12


FILM—Like a breath of spring air, the Portland Oregon Women's Film Fest arrives to show us that lady filmmakers kick serious ass. The ninth annual four-day bonanza of films and workshops apexes on Saturday with a Q&A with special guest Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), plus a double feature of her films Miss You Already and Thirteen. COURTNEY FERGUSON
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, Thurs-Sun, $9 most screenings ($20 for double feature, fest pass $60), for full schedule

SUPERHEROES—If you're into seeing grown-ass adults dress up like the Avengers, Spider-Man, and Marvel villains, and watching them fight as acrobatics, explosions, and motorcycle daredevilry goes on in the background, then you should not miss the insane spectacle known as Marvel Universe Live! All others, I have nothing more to say to you. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
Moda Center, 1 Winning Way, Thurs-Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am, 3 & 7 pm, Sun 1 & 5 pm, $20-70, all ages


DANCE—What follows is a marriage made in heaven: Portland's own DJ Cooky Parker—the brilliant turntablist behind In the Cooky Jar—is moving his much-beloved R&B/soul dance night to also beloved steakhouse/cool music venue Clyde's Prime Rib. DJ Nick Waterhouse and Void will be joining the sweaty, ass-shaking fun. This is a marriage worth celebrating. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
Clyde's Prime Rib, 5474 NE Sandy, 9 pm, $5

MUSIC—We'd be lyin' if we said there won't be some cryin' tonight with Grammy Award-winning folk singer John Prine. He'll be up past his bedtime, but this chill guy doesn't mind missing those deadlines. You'll be on cloud nine listening to the genuine Prine whine about livin', lovin', and dyin'. CIARA DOLAN
w/Kendell Carson, Dustin Bentall; Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 8 pm, $49.50-94.50, all ages


SKATE—Who doesn't love roller skating without the threat of ankle-biters (and ankle-breakers) underfoot? Tonight's late-night adults-only open skate at Oaks Park will be packed with good tunes from DJ Glyde and plenty of skaters getting their jams in. Lace 'em up and dress up smart—it's time to roller boogie! COURTNEY FERGUSON
Oaks Park Roller Rink, 7805 SE Oaks, 11 pm-1:30 am, $10 (includes skate rental), 18+

MUSIC—Pop-punks Blowout won the hearts and ears of many Portlanders with their 2014 debut EP, We All Float Down Here. The band has been a mainstay in the local DIY scene for a while, but with their first full-length due out this spring, fans are going to start growing like weeds in Portland and beyond. CIARA DOLAN
w/Dead Soft, Pass; The Know, 2026 NE Alberta, 8 pm, $7


MUSIC—Whether he's with the Egyptians, the Venus 3, or his seminal group the Soft Boys, Robyn Hitchcock has always been one of our finest songwriters. Tonight the British musician performs a solo acoustic show, highlighting the folk backbone of his neo-psychedelia, and bringing his strong storytelling skills to the fore. NED LANNAMANN
w/Emma Swift; Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $25, all ages

SOCCER—You're probably attending the match between the Timbers and the Columbus Crew because it's the home opener and you're a good fan. But you're really attending because it's one last championship party, with banner unveilings, pennant giveaways, and Timbers Jim and Joey rallying the crowd. Revel in it. BOBBY ROBERTS
Providence Park, 1844 SW Morrison, 1:30 pm, $45 & up, all ages


MUSIC—You could not create a more economically minded, stone-cold-tight lineup if you tried. I dare you to think of a better headliner than the sardonic post-punkers of Detroit's Protomartyr. Throw in some smeared eyeliner tunes from Seattle's Chastity Belt and the blistering Thermals-filled opener Hurry Up, and this night is a thing of musical beauty. COURTNEY FERGUSON
Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $12

MUSIC—You might be something of a disappointment to Dengue Fever. The LA-based surf/psych sextet just returned from a Cambodian tour, where audiences could actually understand vocalist Chhom Nimol's lovely lyrics. Now they're back stateside, and all adoring crowds can do is dig the sounds. But, man, that's still a lot to dig. DIRK VANDERHART
w/Tezeta Band; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $15


MUSIC—Jackson Boone's self-described wizard rock is as cosmic and mysterious as the stretch of Oregon Coast he calls home. His most recent release was September's Natural Changes, nine tracks lush with smoky psych-folk. At tonight's free Ear Candy showcase, Boone will energize a genre that can feel overly nostalgic and tired by choosing admiration over imitation. CIARA DOLAN
w/Psychomagic, Sinless; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, FREE

FILM—Southeast's great Academy Theater has been in business—in its current form, at least—for 10 years, and to celebrate, the theater's showing audience favorites that haven't screened at the theater since their initial runs. This week's offering? Alfonso Cuarón's astonishing, haunting sci-fi from 2006, Children of Men, which you've gotta see on the big screen. ERIK HENRIKSEN
Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark, 1:50pm & 9:45pm, $4