My, What A Busy Week! 

THURSDAY, MAY 14

If you aren't already deeply in love with the brilliant Flight of the Conchords, then I don't know what to tell you. Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement's live performances leave both their hilarious HBO show and their excellent soundtrack album in the dust. Naturally, this show sold out months ago, so it's a good thing you already bought tickets—right? EH

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 7:30 pm, $45, all ages

Poppy, accessible, and relevant—not necessarily the buzzwords of most local theater companies, but perfectly suited to the sassy upstarts at Hand2Mouth. Their newest, Everyone Who Looks Like You, promises an honest and intimate exploration of the dynamics of family. AH

Milepost 5, 900 NE 81st, Thurs-Sun 8 pm, through May 24, $10-15

FRIDAY, MAY 15

LA underground band No Age have played almost every type of venue in town, from all-ages spaces to big concert halls to vegan grocery stores. Tonight the duo blasts their arty, momentous pop-punk inside the walls of the multipurpose Worksound art space for a live exhibit of very real, very raw, very catchy music. NL

w/Eat Skull, Gun Costume, Brilliant Colors; Worksound, 820 SE Alder, 8:30 pm, $7, all ages

Any fan of UFOs knows Stanton Friedman and Linda Moulton Howe as top researchers in the field. Others know them as complete crackpots. Regardless of where you stand, their lectures at Hotel Oregon's Annual UFO Festival in McMinnville will be absolutely fascinating. PAC

Stanton Friedman, Fri 7 pm; Linda Moulton Howe, Sat 4 pm; McMinnville Community Center, 600 NE Evans, McMinnville, $10 ($15 for both events), all ages

SATURDAY, MAY 16

Celebrating their second year, record label/retail store/screenprinting organization/indie rock cult Tender Loving Empire is throwing quite the anniversary party. Everyone in the door gets a free copy of the brand-new double-disc The Friends and Friends of Friends Vol. 2 compilation, plus you can watch a slew of bands, chow on some cake, and take out your frustrations on a piñata. EAC

Backspace, 115 NW 5th, 5 pm, $8, all ages

Taco carts and cheap local art abound at Alberta Art Hop, the family-friendly annual alternative to the fire-spewing hippie madness of Last Thursdays. Leave the paper bag-wrapped PBR at home and spend the afternoon celebrating the 10th(!) year of this annual festivity. SM

NE Alberta between NE 12th & 29th, 11 am-6 pm, FREE

SUNDAY, MAY 17

The musicians of the School of Rock are some damn lucky kiddos: Not only do they get to present a night of music from the legendary Pixies, but they get to do so alongside Pixies frontman Frank Black himself! MS

Berbati's Pan, 10 SW 3rd, 1 & 5 pm (Frank Black only at the 5 pm show), $10-12, all ages

Before he wrote for The Wire, George Pelecanos cranked out hard-boiled detective stories based in Washington, DC. He's got a great way with the gritty underbelly of urban living, specializing in characters whose redemption is hard fought and bumpy with moral ambiguities. His newest novel, The Way Home, stays true to course. CF

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

MONDAY, MAY 18

Renowned novelist Tom Robbins has written a children's book about alcohol called B Is for Beer, in which Daddy's favorite beverage provides the backdrop of a subversive bedtime story. Tonight, Robbins pimps his new product as McMenamins ales flow freely. AS

Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 7 pm, $18 (includes copy of book), all ages

The best film to screen at last year's Portland International Film Festival, the drama Goodbye Solo tells the strange, sad tale of a Senegalese cabbie that befriends a grumpy old white dude. It's beautifully shot, poignantly acted, and masterfully directed—it's one of the best films you'll see all year. EH

Fox Tower 10, 846 SW Park, see Movie Times for showtimes, $8.25-10.50

TUESDAY, MAY 19

Even if his name doesn't ring a bell, you've seen claymation pioneer Will Vinton's work. Check out the new exhibition showcasing the work of the Oregon native behind the California Raisins, Domino's Pizza's the Noid, and bizarro kid's flick The Adventures of Mark Twain. MV

Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park, Tues-Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun noon-5 pm, $9-11; May 15-Sept 13

To commemorate the release of their mighty new album Rose City, Viva Voce are throwing a little party. In addition to rubbing elbows (or other body parts) with the band, you can have a first listen to the record, and watch the premiere of their new video "Octavio." Bring cash, since Music Millennium will be slinging copies of the record. EAC

Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 8 pm, FREE

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

Finally, the opportunity to view sharks as they should be seen: 100-feet long and devouring everything in sight! Don't miss the premiere of Jean-Michel Cousteau's Sharks—the new IMAX flick featuring tons of humongous great whites, hammerheads, and other "misunderstood" varieties. SNORT! Yeah, right. WSH

OMSI, 1945 SE Water, 11 am, 2 pm, 4 pm, through May 31, $6.50-8.50, omsi.edu

The most unassuming performer in the Kill Rock Stars' talent pool, Minnesota's Jeff Hanson passes through town in support of last year's Madam Owl. While his soft voice and vulnerable lyrics might remind you of a certain legendary—and dearly missed—Portland singer/songwriter from the same label, Hanson's music is less dire than his acoustic predecessor. Expect warm and gracious songs, from a truly underrated artist. EAC

w/TS Brooks, Krist Krueger; Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th, 9 pm, $7

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