MUSIC—When he's not making album covers and designing T-shirts, Dutch-born LA-based Nick Van Hofwegen—AKA Young & Sick—makes brightly colored, falsetto-strewn electro R&B that'll get any party started. His slow jams are tender, but make sure you have your dancing shoes on for songs like "Glass." NL
w/Bent Denim, Exroyale; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $12-14

FILM "SCIENCE"—OMSI's Reel Science film series seems to take the term "science" kinda loosely in the selection process, but that's cool if it means an excuse to watch the classic E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial on the Empirical Theater's crazy-awesome huge screen. Plus astronomy and physics expert Jose Vazquez-Bello, Ph.D., will attempt to resolve the movie's "science" with science! MS
OMSI's Empirical Theater, 1945 SE Water, 6:30 pm, $7


MUSIC—Ecotrust kicks off a series of four free summer sundown concerts tonight with an "all-ages dance party" from the popular Portland Cello Project. The PCP's similar "extreme" dance parties are known to sell out quickly (shows on Friday and Saturday at Doug Fir are already full), so here's your chance to skip the scalper's punishing gouge. DVH
Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th, 5:30 pm, FREE, all ages

FILM—Experimental film can be kinda niche-y and boring, but Portland's Orland Nutt's body of work is awesome and totally fun. Visually bonkers, often funny, frequently profound, and totally WTF, this retrospective is the perfect introduction, as well as the debut of his most ambitious work to date, Bear of Heaven. MS
Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park, 7 pm, $9


TIKI MUSIC—The annual Tiki Kon is a weekend-long festival celebrating everything Polynesian kitsch—including pig roasting, pool swimming, but mostly fancy cocktail drinking. And it all starts tonight at the Tiki Kon Kickoff Party, starring surf rock legends Satan's Pilgrims, Seattle's Lushy, burlesque by Meghan Mayhem and Tana the Tattooed Lady... and tropical cocktails, of course! WSH
w/DJ Drew Groove; Star Theater, 13 NW 6th, 9 pm, $15-20,

DANCE—DJ Cooky Parker had the Eagles Lodge clutched in the needle-sharp talons of groove on New Year's Eve, when he spun his take on the last 50 years of dance music. So it's fantastic news that Parker and DJ Gregarious are bringing the concept back tonight, with 50: A Possible History of Dance Music, 1964-2014. Highly recommended. DVH
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, $5


SKETCH COMEDY—If you're itching to find out more about Portland's exploding sketch comedy scene, here's a quick way to do it: The Summer in Brodavia Sketch Festival—a three-week mini sketch fest featuring some of Portland's numerous sketch comedy groups each night, performing older material, as well as new stuff to make you laff your pants off. WSH
Brody Theater, 16 NW Broadway, 8 pm, $12, all ages

STREET FAIR—The 13th annual Mississippi Street Fair—in which vendors and food purveyors boot cars from the best chunks of North Mississippi—is a summertime must. Drink some beer in the shadow of new development, and figure out which stage of music and theater (filled by the likes of the We Shared Milk, Atomic Arts, and Ryan Sollee) you'll want to haunt. DCT
N Mississippi from Fremont to Skidmore, 10 am-9 pm, FREE, all ages


SOCCER PARTY—Even if you were rooting for Costa Rica and now have to cheer for an inferior country, the final game of the 2014 World Cup is going to be a barnburner. Join 7,000 of your soccer-loving compatriots to watch the big game, complete with beer garden and a humongous Jumbotron in Portland's Living Room. CF
Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW 6th & Morrison, 10 am-3 pm, kickoff at noon, FREE, all ages

MUSIC—Portland might be a miserable puddle of overcast for most of the year, but its summers make it all worth it. And one of the highlights of those summers is Pickin' on Sundays, when the Doug Fir's patio hosts excellent acoustic acts in the sun, for free, with ready access to booze. Today St. Even and Barry Brusseau take the "stage," and you will have a delightful time. EH
Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 3 pm, FREE

ZINES—Once a year, for a whole weekend, Portland's devoted DIY small-press community gets to live a little large. The Portland Zine Symposium is a marketplace, with 150 creators staffing tables full of handmade comics and DIY magazines. It's also part classroom, a chance to talk about the beauty and ethics of small-press publishing. DCT
Ambridge Event Center, 1333 NE MLK, Sat & Sun 11 am- 5 pm, FREE, all ages


MUSIC—Baltimore two-piece Wye Oak have reinvented themselves with Shriek, a synth-heavy album created while drummer Andy Stack was living here in Portland. Singer Jenn Wasner ditched her guitar in favor of bass, creating an altogether new sound for her songs, which'll no doubt take on Wye Oak's customary live magnetism. NL
w/Pattern Is Movement; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $18

FILM—A few years ago, Rise of the Planet of the Apes turned out—rather surprisingly—to be a great movie. Now comes Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which sees Caesar leading a pissed-off army of monkeys into all-out war with humanity. I repeat: PISSED-OFF ARMY OF MONKEYS. EH
Various Theaters, see our review and showtimes at


EAR CANDY—For this week's Ear Candy showcase, Mississippi Studios and the Mercury have brought together three of the best heavy bands in town: Blackwitch Pudding's mammoth lysergic doom, Stoneburner's demonic crust-sludge, and the progressive black metal of Burials. It'll be majestically bone-chilling, totally free, and really, really loud. NL
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, FREE

FILM—Oooh, a shiny digital restoration of Tobe Hooper's life masterwork! You have all week to watch the influential 1974 horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The chainsaw-wielding Leatherface is still as horrifying as you remember back from when he originally scared the bejesus out of your childhood dreams. It's also a good reason to revisit your vegetarianism. CF
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, showtimes at, $8