Is this an art thing? Of course it's an art thing. Fuckin' look at it. No, seriously, go look at it, it's at the Aladdin on Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6

Operators, Bogan Via
Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits) has yet to be in a bad band. His current project, Operators, is no exception, delivering forth icy-cool dance jams, rigid-yet-sexy rockers, and fantastically stylish Euro-flavored synth pop. The dance party starts here. NED LANNAMAN
Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $10-12

Blazers vs. Thunder
Barring an utter collapse (typing this with crossed fingers, BTW) the Blazers are going to make the playoffs. They're probably gonna face the team that sportswriter Bill Simmons calls "the Zombie Supersonics," the Oklahoma City Thunder. Think of tonight as a 48-minute trailer for our playoffs blockbuster. BOBBY ROBERTS
Moda Center, 1 Center Ct, 7 pm, $35 & up, all ages

THURSDAY, APRIL 7

Eliza Skinner
Standup Eliza Skinner has knocked Bridgetown audiences on their faces and counts Patton Oswalt as one of her fans. She's also probably written your favorite Funny or Die video or bit from The Late Late Show with James Corden. She's doing a special one-off show tonight before she comes back to town with her sharp wit for the Bridgetown Comedy Fest in June. COURTNEY FERGUSON
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, 9:45 pm, $12-20

J Names
Perhaps God planned it this way, but for some reason many of Portland's best improvisers have names that start with the letter "J." Now you can see them all in one place in a special evening of improvisational hilarity called J Names. Don't miss it when the very funny John Breen, Jed Arkley, Janet Scanlon, Jay Flewelling, and more J-named people make you laugh your pants off. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
Siren Theater, 315 NW Davis, 7:30 pm, $5-10

FRIDAY, APRIL 8

Wreckers vs. Storm City All-Stars
I've long considered Portland's lack of pro football to be a feature, not a bug. Instead of that distraction, we have the fierce, hip-checking roller derby players of the Rose City Rollers at the top of Portland's athletic stratosphere. Tonight the league's recreational team, the Wreckers (featuring our own Courtney Ferguson!), take on Vancouver, Washington's team. DO NOT MISS IT. MEGAN BURBANK
The Hangar at Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park, 8 pm, $10-14, all ages

XRAY Records Launch Party: Ghost Ease, Sun Angle
XRAY.fm is having a baby! Portland's favorite radio station formed in 2014, and since then its airwaves have been a bastion of local music. Tonight's the XRAY Records Launch Party, celebrating the new label's birth with performances by the Ghost Ease and Sun Angle, which features Papi Fimbres as well as Charlie Salas Humara and Marius Libman of XRAY.fm show Heavy Breather. CIARA DOLAN
Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water, 9 pm, $10-12

SATURDAY, APRIL 9

Late Night Action
Mayoral candidate Ted Wheeler is dropping by Alex Falcone and Bri Pruett's hilarious Late Night Action tonight. The fantastic live talk show also features Portland entrepreneurs Junea Rocha (Brazi Bites), Steve Jones (Cheese Bar, Chizu), and Matt and Jill Reed (Bee Thinking) for a very special "small business episode." DOUG BROWN
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 7 pm, $10-15

The Mystery Box Show: 4 Year Anniversary
There are a butt-ton of storytelling shows in this town, but there's only one that specializes in stories of a very SEXY nature. That's why sex-lovers shouldn't miss the fourth anniversary Mystery Box Show, in which smart, sex-positive people of every sexual variety tell TRUE stories about their kinky, fetish-y, vanilla-y, and SEXY exploits! Trust me, it's fun and illuminating (and sexy)! WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta, 7 pm, $20-55

SUNDAY, APRIL 10

American Comedy: An Evening Inspired by Steven Seagal
Following the runaway success of their Andy Kaufman tribute, the funny folks in American Comedy bring us An Evening Inspired by Steven Seagal, with stand-up devotionals to the actor/martial artist/leather fringe aficionado from the hilarious brains of Gabe Dinger, Mercury writer Bri Pruett, Katie Nguyen, Ben Harkins, and more. MEGAN BURBANK
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, FREE

Everybody Wants Some!!
Not many directors are so goddamn good that every movie they make is worth seeing—but Richard Linklater is one of those directors. His latest, Everybody Wants Some!!, is a spiritual successor to his perfect film Dazed and Confused, and promises to be both funny and smart—ONE TICKET PLEASE. ERIK HENRIKSEN
Various Theaters, see portlandmercury.com/movietimes

MONDAY, APRIL 11

Astronauts, etc., Harriet Brown, Minden
The spacey bedroom funk of Astronauts, Etc. will undoubtedly storm the summer music festival circuit, but tonight's the chance to see the project of Anthony Ferraro—member of Toro Y Moi's live band—in cozier surroundings, all the better for these bouncy but intimate jams. NED LANNAMANN
w/Harriet Brown, Minden; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $10-12

The Cabin in the Woods
The Academy's anniversary series continues with another cult favorite from... well, not so long ago. Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's The Cabin in the Woods was largely ignored by the moviegoing public in 2012—to their loss, as it's one of the funnest, scariest, and cleverest horror films ever. Don't miss this chance to see it on the big screen. ERIK HENRIKSEN
Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark, 10:15pm, $4

TUESDAY, APRIL 12

Shadowland
Experimental Louisiana/San Francisco art collective the Residents bring their latest project, Shadowland, through town tonight. It's part three of their Randy, Chuck, and Bob Trilogy, but don't worry if you're not all caught up—they'll screen a new film, followed by a multimedia set featuring music from all stages of the Residents' unparalleled career. NED LANNAMANN
Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $30-35, all ages

Andrew Endres Collective, The Crenshaw, Amani
For this installment of the monthly Ear Candy series, check out the modern jazz of Andrew Endres Collective. Late last year the local group released their bright but haunting debut studio album, Desolation. The lineup also features experimental duo the Crenshaw and up-and-coming trio Amani, which includes Dan Talmadge, Yafe Aros, and Shy Girls' saxophonist Noah Bernstein. CIARA DOLAN
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, FREE