My, What A Busy Week! 

THURSDAY, JUNE 4

Local artist and obscuria aficionado Carye Bye releases an illustrated guidebook called Hidden Portland, which cobbles together those strange Portland people who collect strange things—like the city's vacuum museum, or the appointment-only BMX bike museum. SM

Reading Frenzy, 921 SW Oak, 6 pm, FREE

Portland's most beloved musical institution (PDX Pop Now!, obvs) celebrates the release of their 2009 benefit compilation tonight, an absolutely stellar two-disc collection of your favorite local bands that's free with admission to tonight's show. AH

w/Copy, Jared Mees & the Grown Children, What's Up?, the Taxpayers, DJ Beyonda; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8 pm, $10

FRIDAY, JUNE 5

Hey, wannabe Warriors! Are you ready to come out and "play-ay"? Fans of the classic cult flick The Warriors will flip for this fun theme night featuring music from the Soda Pop Kids, Burning Leather, Desolation, and Ripper. And don't forget to come dressed in the style of your favorite gang! Dibs on the Baseball Furies! WSH

East End, 203 SE Grand, 9 pm, $8 ($2 off w/costume; gangs pay half-price)

Metric is back with a new album, Fantasies, that features their carefully composed brand of dark, new wave dance rock. And, of course, it's highlighted by the sexy-voiced—okay, entirely sexy—Emily Haines. KP

w/Sebastien Grainger; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 9 pm, $19-20, all ages

SATURDAY, JUNE 6

It's night two of Holocene's six-year anniversary party, and it's entirely free! Friday night saw an incredible dance party with Prins Thomas, but tonight is a live show by some of Portland's finest bands, including Talkdemonic, Explode into Colors, Nurses, Gulls, and more. NL

Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, FREE

It's almost Pride Week: time to brush up on pants-dropping dance moves and heart-winning pick-up lines. Try 'em out at Casual Encounters, tonight's dance party with the eclectic pop music of DJ Girlfriends, Automaton, and Jenny Hoyston of Erase Errata. KP

Rotture, 315 SE 3rd, 9 pm, $3

Tumble out of bed and stumble to the Mission Theater for Dolly Parton Hoot Night. Local ladies pay tribute to the most successful female artist in the history of country music. They will also tease their hair, praise the lord, and possibly even expose their cleavage to honor the legend. JC

Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, 9 pm, $12-15

SUNDAY, JUNE 7

Who says Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest? Two of the hottest dance acts around—the Juan MacLean and the Field—will turn the Doug Fir basement into a techno party where the beat never stops. The evening is sponsored by Scion, which seems icky (and apparently had no impact on ticket prices), but you won't be worrying about that as you're getting your groove on. NL

Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $15-17

With Fall of the House, Action/Adventure has created something virtually unheard of: a homegrown cult theater classic. Season five of their serialized hipster soap opera starts this weekend, with new characters and new relatable twentysomething shenanigans. AH

Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont, 425-9176, Fri-Sat 10:30 pm, Sun 8 pm, $12 ($30 four-week pass)

MONDAY, JUNE 8

Some of the most hardcore tech tinkerers in town gather at the semi-monthly DorkbotPDX meeting, showing off their newest creations and interfacing in the optimum environment for efficient socialization. Bring your own toys, too, but theirs are probably better. WR

Backspace, 115 NW 5th, 7-11 pm, FREE, all ages

This week the Grindhouse Film Festival presents an '80s Mayhem Double Feature boasting two brilliant-sounding movies: 1988's non-classic Lady Terminator, about an "unstoppable killing machine" who destroys half of Indonesia AND has an eel in her vagina! Plus 1982's The Slumber Party Massacre, in which nubile high school girls have their party crashed by a psycho with a power drill. Ah, cinema—c'est magnifique. EH

Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, see Movie Times, $8 for both films

TUESDAY, JUNE 9

Tonight's screening of Objectified is followed by a Q&A with director Gary Hustwit. The film looks at our relationships with manufactured objects from toothbrushes to iPods. (Although for some reason I keep thinking: "dildos.") What do our manufactured objects say about us? MD

Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st, 7 pm, $20

High-energy Swedish psychedelic dance freaks Love Is All make ABBA sound like they're on serious downers. You'll be the Dancing Queen at Holocene tonight if they have anything to do with it. PAC

w/Still Flyin', Dirty Mittens; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $10-12

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10

Love notes, hate notes, doodles, shopping lists... finding stuff on the ground should be celebrated on your fridge as well as in public venues. Found Magazine will be sharing stories of the best and the newest variety to celebrate the release of their new book Requiem for a Paper Bag. RM

Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $8-10

Like an old friend you haven't seen in a while, David Sedaris comes through town to hang out for a night. And as always, he just wants to talk about himself. He'll read from his latest book When You Are Engulfed in Flames. You may be surprised to learn how he quit smoking. You will not be surprised to learn how he befriended his senile old neighbor. Oh, David. JC

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills, Beaverton, 6 pm, FREE

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