The foundation from which the mighty Rhymesayers label sprouted, Atmosphere returns to Portland to share rhymes about war, global strife, and economic injustice. Oh, who am I kidding? Frontman Slug raps about girls and nothing else. Well, sometimes he likes to mix it up by rapping about two girls at the same time, but only for special occasions. EAC

w/Attracted to Gods, P.O.S.; Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, $25-28, all ages

The Bridgetown Comedy Festival is absolutely blowing this town up. With four days of shows at six different venues, there's literally something for everyone—the festival kicks off tonight with performances by the Famous Mysterious Actor Show, Brent Weinbach, Janeane Garofalo, and shit-tons more. AH

Through Sun April 26, see Theater


Ann Landers once said, "Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other." If only she'd lived to see TV Carnage's masterfully edited mindfuck of the worst the boob tube has to offer. Catch their new compilation and a preview of their new Adult Swim show Totally for Teens during the closing night of the Jackpot Records Film Festival. PAC

Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7 pm, FREE, all ages

It's a story as old as a vintage pair of tortoiseshells: spastic noise artist toils in obscurity for years on homemade equipment; all at once, the crème of the critical crop descends; spaz takes kudos in stride and exposes more mature side on next album. For Dan Deacon, "growing up" means delivering Bromst, one of the most cohesive electro albums so far this year. AS

w/Future Islands, Teeth Mountain; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 9 pm, $10-12, all ages


As if you didn't know, SMYRC helps LGBTQQ youth in myriad ways—including providing a safe environment and educational resources. Let's help SMYRC out by attending this recess-themed benefit featuring musical guests Reporter, Slutty Hearts, Advisory, and the Catch. Plus, a double-dutch contest and live musical chairs? Too fun! WSH

w/Sister Ray Gun; Rotture, 315 SE 3rd, 9 pm, $5-15 sliding scale

Born in Norway, based in Sweden, and currently conquering the world, Ida Maria—and her powerful holler—is poised for superstardom. Her debut, Fortress Round My Heart, is packed with poppy-punk gems, so see the future legend tonight in her first Portland appearance. NL

Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 8 pm, $9.47-12, all ages


Don't miss the fifth annual Mercury-sponsored fashion show, Forecast, as it struts its stuff down the Armory catwalk. Rawr. All-local fashion designers show off innovative new work in this fabulous night that defines Portland's style. SM

Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 NW 11th, 8 pm, $10-12, 21+

Skeptical that omelets, bacon, French toast, and pancakes can be scrumptious and vegan? Isa Chandra Moskowitz, best-selling vegan cookbook author and co-host of the TV show Post Punk Kitchen, shares secrets from her new cookbook and works her magic with a cooking demo. This probably means yummy samples, so get seating tickets at the library 30 minutes before the demo. KP

Hollywood Library, 4040 NE Tillamook, 2 pm, FREE


You can't go wrong with tonight's lineup: Pomegranates are an excellent Cincinnati band with unforgettably good songs, and Baltimore's Wye Oak have swirling tunes that go from gentle to rocking in the blink of an eye. And Portland's own Chris Robley and the Fear of Heights headlines with immaculately crafted baroque pop. NL

Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $8

Dodal Ree-kall ist mine best movie evah! Id dakes place on Mahrs, in oudah space! Und dere is a woman with dree boobs! Und at de Laurelhurst, dey let yoo drink bee-ah, doo! Dis vill be de best night of yoor life! ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

Laurelhurst Theater, 2735 E Burnside, $3, click here for showtimes


Like Banksy, the Guerrilla Girls perform heroic feats of art activism, calling out the art world on its smug offenses with wit sharp enough to uproot prejudices—and broad enough to make you LOL (like "weenie counts" at the Met). Join the touring faction of the NYC-based group for a lecture presented by Bitch Magazine. AS

Smith Memorial Ballroom at PSU, 1825 SW Broadway, 7 pm, $8-10

It paid for Pioneer Courthouse Square. It might pay for Major League Soccer. But do you really know anything about urban renewal? Come and learn more at the Bus Project's Brewhaha "Get a Clue about Urban Renewal" event with State Representative Nick Kahl and County Commissioner Jeff Cogen. MD

Backspace, 115 NW 5th, 7 pm, FREE


One-half of the dearly missed duo Azure Ray, Maria Taylor has etched out quite the solo career. Taylor has evolved since her Saddle-Creek days, and now the Southerner-turned-Californian is best known for rich pop songs that feature her warm voice and plenty of homegrown charisma. EAC

w/the Whispertown 2000, Matt Sheehy; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $12

J. Robert Lennon's last book of stories, Pieces for the Left Hand, weaved the mysteries of coincidence with a generous insight into the intricacies of human nature. Tonight he reads from Castle, his new novel about one man's exploration of an 18th century Native American burial ground in upstate New York. MV

Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE