WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19

MUSIC—The multi-gendered members of Genders got shook up after hitting a deer on their last tour, but with nerves of steel, they're headed back out on the road. Send them off in style, as they play dreamy, tight post-rock that soars through the night. With plenty of songs from their debut album, Get Lost, this will be an evening of music designed to make your heart roam. CF
w/Still Caves, New Move; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 6:30 pm, $6

FILM—Last week, the Laurelhurst Theater had Stanley Kubrick's still-amazing 2001: A Space Odyssey—and now the Academy Theater has Kubrick's other sci-fi classic, A Clockwork Orange. Banned for almost 30 years in Kubrick's adopted home of Britain, it remains as visionary and haunting as it was in 1971. EH
Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark, $4, see Film Times for showtimes

THURSDAY, MARCH 20

BEARS—How much do you know about bears? PROBABLY NOT ENOUGH, given that ONE COULD EAT YOU AT ANY MINUTE. Tonight, Bear Witness: Bear Storytelling Night takes over the Jack London Bar—offering stories, meditations, and warnings about all things bear. And there's free admission for anyone wearing a homemade bear hat, so you finally have an excuse to make a homemade bear hat. EH
The Jack London Bar, 529 SW 4th, 7 pm, $5

WRESTLING—The fun to be had watching classic lucha libre movies is seemingly inexhaustible, yet tonight not only is the monthly series Cinescopio (dedicated to Latin American golden age films) showing 1970's Santo and Blue Demon Against the Monsters (co-starring Frankenstein, Wolfman, and voluptuous vampires), you can also get your pic taken with Portland's own masked Luchadores, AND help judge a lucha libre fashion show! WSH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, pre-show 6:30 pm, film 7 pm, $8

FRIDAY, MARCH 21

COMEDY—Beth Stelling is a blowsy, sardonic LA-by-way-of-Chicago comic with a twisted take on femininity. She regularly tops industry "comedians to watch" lists, and tonight she headlines the stalwart local comedy showcase Funny Over Everything, alongside Barbara Holm, Gabe Dinger, Sean Jordan, and Bryan Cook. AH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 9:30 pm, $10

MUSIC—Alex Schaaf's Yellow Ostrich hatched into a full-grown band some time ago, and their latest Carl Sagan-inspired album, Cosmos, is a starlit, astronomically lovely listen driven by melody and rhythms that evoke the wide-open spaces of the heavens. Arrive in time for the adventurous, crafty Pattern Is Movement, and Sub Pop's latest signing, the UK primary-color pop darlings in Thumpers. NL
Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $12

SATURDAY, MARCH 22

MUSIC—Australian-based indie-dance trio Rüfüs du Sol plays energetic, life-pumping music that's not only a perfect bouncy fit for your butt, but also your head. Their hit "Desert Night" is clean and accessible, without being overproduced, and it's just the kind of keyboard-driven electronica that will hypnotize you onto the dance floor. WSH
w/Airsports, Miracles Club DJs; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, $12

COMEDY—Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction is a genius concept that inspires genius comedy. Hosted by Bryan Cook, comedians are asked to write on-the-fly fan fiction based on audience suggestions. It must be erotic. It's always hilarious. True Detective slash fic, anyone? (Who are we kidding, we've already written that.) AH
The Blue Monk, 3341 SE Belmont, 6 pm, $10

FILM + FASHION—For the Hollywood's new Fashion in Film series, the Merc's Marjorie Skinner co-curated a screening of 1989's Troop Beverly Hills. You know, the one where Shelley Long and her '80s brethren (Tori Spelling! Jenny Lewis! Harriet from Small Wonder!) show off a veritable spring collection of outrageous, tubular fashions. Wear your shoulders padded, ladies (and gentlemen)! CF
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7 pm, $8

SUNDAY, MARCH 23

COMEDY—He's innovative, co-creating the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour. He's a relatable father figure, as heard on his Minivan Men podcast. He's smart, as evidenced by his 2010 TED Talk, and now Maz Jobrani brings his My Lion Is Moist Tour to Portland, showcasing his finely honed talent: Dude can own a stage and make you laugh your ass off. BR
Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 7 pm, $39.50-99.50, all ages

MUSIC—Grizzly Bear/Department of Eagles stringman Daniel Rossen is embarking on his first solo tour, so expect the songwriter to command the stage with little more than his guitar and voice. Opener William Tyler is no stranger to solo acoustic performances, offering winding, wooded trails of music that are worth getting lost in. NL
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $13.50-15

MONDAY, MARCH 24

MUSIC—St. Vincent always has had a lot of cred (Berklee, a collaboration with David Byrne), but her style's been a bit peripatetic across five abums and counting. With St. Vincent she's in an eccentric, angular place where the constant Kate Bush comparisons make sense in the best ways, so see her now if you're vibing it (and can scrounge a ticket to the sold-out show). MS
w/Noveller; Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, sold out (with a smattering of tickets probably available day-of), all ages

MUSIC—Laura Jane Grace, lead singer of the forever-Florida punk outfit Against Me!, came out as a transgender woman a couple of years ago—and she quickly set about writing a series of wrenchingly intense songs about the transition. Those chronicles of change make up much of the band's aptly titled sixth album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues. And here it comes, at last, on the road. DCT
w/Laura Stevenson, Cheap Girls; Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE César E. Chávez, 8 pm, $18-20, all ages

TUESDAY, MARCH 25

MUSIC—Did you know Possum Kingdom is the name of a lake in Texas? What's more terrifying, then: Toadies' 1994 hit about date-murder on the shores of said lake, or the elaborate possum fiefdoms that inspired the lake's actual name? Either way, Toadies are still kicking out hard, creepy, utterly respectable Texas rock 20 years after their best-known track. DVH
w/Supersuckers, Battleme; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 8:30 pm, $20-23, all ages

FILM—The Grindhouse Film Festival presents what many consider to be Hong Kong's finest horror submission of all time (!), 1975's Black Magic. Look for warlocks, breast milk (!!), and skulls shooting laser beams in this tale of love and evil, shown on the only known 35mm print in existence! MS
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $8