WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

READING—Last week, the Mercury ran an excerpt from IPRC Director Justin Hocking's great new memoir about surfing, obsession, girls, and Moby-Dick. Tonight, celebrate the official release of The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld with a reading at Powell's—everyone who attends will have a chance to make their own letterpress print featuring art and writing from the book. AH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

MUSIC—Delving into the recorded recesses of weirdo psych, exploitation movie soundtracks, and hiphop rhythms turned inside out, the sample wizards of Lilacs and Champagne—AKA Emil Amos and Alex Hall of shadowy local shapeshifters Grails—stitch together collages of sound that are eerie, captivating, and nothing short of brilliant. NL
w/Sun Angle, Hot Victory; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $5

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

SPORTS—Tennis fans who may have missed their heroes in action during their heyday may want to check out PowerShares Series Tennis, where some of the game's greats reunite in an attempt to kick each other's ass on the court. Legends John McEnroe, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, and James Blake go head-to-head in three matches, for the chance to claim a piece of a $1 million prize pie. WSH
Moda Center, 1 Center Court, 7 pm, $25-250

MUSIC—The psychedelic-rockin' folksters of the Parson Red Heads are celebrating a decade of strumming, singing, and playing their hearts out. They put on a fun, inclusive show that should be especially festive for their anniversary. So go show them how much we appreciate their 10 years of service to our ears. CF
w/Norman, Mike Coykendall; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $8-10

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

MUSIC—You can't keep Cibo Matto down. The adorable and upbeat duo of Yuka Honda and Miho Hatori saw their heyday in the '90s with tasty and irresistible songs about food. They took an overly long hiatus and now the Japanese band have a new album, Hotel Valentine, delighting audiences all over again with bouncy pop creations. CF
w/Salt Cathedral; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 9 pm, $20-22

FASHION—One of the victims of Snowpocalypse 2014 was designer Brady Lange's presentation of his spring collection, originally set for the night after his elimination from reality show Under the Gunn aired. The new date may not be as dramatic, but his collection of bright, tailored his/her streetwear will still deliver a zap of summer feeling. MS
Black Book, 20 NW 3rd, 7 pm, FREE

SATURDAY, MARCH 1

FILM—Now that the remake has vanished down the memory hole, it's time to revisit Brian De Palma's 1976 adaptation of Stephen King's Carrie—with stars Piper Laurie (Twin Peaks), Nancy Allen (RoboCop), and P.J. Soles (Halloween) in attendance! And not only will they be answering questions after the screening, but you can catch them earlier in the day, signing autographs at Movie Madness. EH
Carrie at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 6:45 pm, $8; Laurie, Allen, and Soles at Movie Madness, 4320 SE Belmont, 12:30-3 pm

MUSIC—Formerly local rapper Luck-One may have packed his bags for New York recently, but his brand-new LP—King of the Northwest II: The Curse of the Pharaoh—is bursting with shoutouts to his old stomping grounds. Luck is the real deal, a versatile emcee comfortable busting rhymes at Busta Rhymes speed but more partial to the substantial, thoughtful stuff. DVH
w/Mikey Vegaz, Illmaculate; Blue Monk, 3341 SE Belmont, 10 pm, $10-15

SUNDAY, MARCH 2

OSCAR PARTIES—It makes perfect sense that the Hollywood Theatre would be hosting Portland's poshest Academy Awards viewing party. "Come dressed to the nines," is their subtle way of saying "Don't dress like a dork." But don't have a sad if there's just no helping your dorkiness. East Burn's hosting Oscar-themed trivia before it screens the over-hyped awards show on TV. DCT
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 4 pm, FREE ($25 for VIPs); East Burn, 1800 E Burnside, 3 pm, FREE, 21+

MUSIC—Local musician Holland Andrews (who performs as Like a Villain) recently had her house robbed of all her instruments, computer, and checkbook. Tonight some incredibly talented friends perform to raise money for Andrews—including AU's first show in more than a year, Kyle Morton and Shannon Rose Steele of Typhoon, and 1939 Ensemble. NL
Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water, 8 pm, $5-20

MONDAY, MARCH 3

BASKETBALL—No matter how much Portland may shift, grow, and evolve, one thing stays the same: an enduring, lava-hot hatred of Los Angeles and their reviled Lakers basketball team. Blazers vs. Lakers won't be the epic battle of West Coast titans it was in the late '90s/early 2000s, but by God does this city relish the opportunity to put a foot in LA's ass. BR
Moda Center, 1 Center Court, 7 pm, $40-305

MUSIC—Winsome Philly group Dr. Dog is a band of many talents. They personally converted an old silversmith mill to suit their recording purposes. They peddle a range of custom leather knickknacks and dreamcatchers on Etsy. And they play damned decent, perpetually chill rock. Tonight's show is the band's first in Portland since the release of their latest album, B-Room, in October. DVH
w/Saint Rich; Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 9 pm, $23-25, all ages

TUESDAY, MARCH 4

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