My, What A Busy Week! 

THURSDAY 6/11

The Portland Underground Film Fest (PUFF) kicks off tonight with the world premiere of Clinton Street Theater owner Seth Sonstein's Summer of 69, and an opening bash featuring Start Fires. MS

Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 8:30 pm, $8; afterparty at Aalto Lounge, 3356 SE Belmont

Here's Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: "Mr. Darcy is sooo dreamy and—zzzzzzzZZZZ*SNORE*zzzz." Thankfully, Seth Grahame-Smith has made old-timey chick lit tolerable with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a retelling of Austen's novel—with added "ultraviolent zombie mayhem." EH

Reading at Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills, Beaverton, 7 pm, FREE

Music in the Schools generates needed income for music education in Portland Public Schools by organizing stellar local music fundraisers. For their third year, the group has assembled their best lineup to date—local heavy hitters Lifesavas and Starfucker, plus a pair of high school acts—for a very worthy cause. EAC

w/Starparty, Don't Hurt Miles!; Cleveland High School, 3400 SE 26th, 7 pm, $10, all ages

FRIDAY 6/12

For their CD release tonight, the beloved and always-ballsy Portland Cello Project promises "more Justin Timberlake covers than you can shake a stick at." PCP teams up with Thao Nguyen and Justin Power to bring sexy back... and possibly a Pantera cover. SM

Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $13-15, all ages 

An ice cream "social" is way too passive for ice cream cart Junior Ambassador's and their freaky flavors (asparagus anyone?). That's why they're throwing an ice cream fest with the likes of Grey Anne and Duo'ver on their grassy knoll. PAC

w/Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside, Petoskey; Junior Ambassador's, 4734 N Albina, 6 pm, FREE, all ages

SATURDAY 6/13

Before you take off your clothes and join the World Naked Bike Ride, pump up your confidence at the Pedalpalooza kickoff party with music, cheap beer, and semi-nude cyclists in Where the Wild Things Are costumes. If getting naked in public isn't your thing, Cirque du Cycling on Mississippi comes complete with parade of freak bicycles, circus performers, and, naturally, a beer garden. RM

Kickoff Party & World Naked Bike Ride, 2181 NW Nicolai, party at 9 pm, ride at 11:59 pm, FREE to those on bikes; Cirque du Cycling, N Mississippi between Shaver & Fremont, parade at 3 pm, FREE

Writers and musicians get along famously, and with good reason—they both like to drink and tell lies. Oregon Word Jam 2009 brings together writers and musicians for an evening of storytelling, music, poetry, and wicked guitar solos, including novelist and songwriter Willy Vlautin, poet Tim Sproul, and gritty balladeer Michael Dean Damron. NL

w/Matt Love, Lewi Longmire Band; Kelly's Olympian, 426 SW Washington, 8 pm, $5

SUNDAY 6/14

Forget errands—here's your new Sunday plan: Wake up and snuggle in bed and with a spouse or pile of stuffed animals. Pry yourself away to see Wiener Takes All, a "dogumentary" about competitive dachshund racing. With a heart full of pet-love, head to the Armory for Cat Adoption Day. Then it's back to bed with your new kitty for more snuggling. JC

Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, see Movie Times for times, $6.50; Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 NW 11th, noon-4 pm, FREE (not including adoption fees)

The Splash Dance is your fourth annual chance to dance with a crowd in many of our fair city's iconic fountains. Get drenched, then dry off by shaking your booty to bike-hauled tunes and cycling on to the next fountain. Squirt guns encouraged. SM

Salmon Street Springs Fountain, SW Naito Pkwy & Salmon, 3 pm, FREE

MONDAY 6/15

Possibly the only pop act that can appeal to both your little sister and oddball filmmaker David Lynch (he's a huge fan), Au Revoir Simone return to town in support of their just-released second album, Still Night, Still Light. The New York trio incorporates twee adorability to a succinct pop music framework to create songs that are both immediate and unforgettable. EAC

w/Findlay Brown, Leaving the Scene; Berbati's Pan, 10 SW 3rd, 8 pm, $12-14, all ages

You need energy to ride a bike, right? So fuel up on tacos—A LOT OF TACOS—with the Umpteenth Annual Taco Ride. One of the funnest Pedalpalooza events, this gregarious bunch rides, stops, and stuffs faces at a variety of taco joints. But no burritos, got it?! Just... TACOS!! WSH

Starts at Olé Olé;, 2137 E Burnside, 6 pm, bring small bills for taco money!

TUESDAY 6/16

A rock star since age 15, Ben Kweller pens sugary-sweet jams that evoke the glory days of power pop. Check out a singer/songwriter in the classic mold as he supports new album Changing Horses. NL

w/Jones Street Station; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $18

The latest from American Beauty director Sam Mendes, Away We Go stars The Office's John Krasinski and SNL's Maya Rudolph, and it was written by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida. If that dream team doesn't get you amped to see this comedy/drama, well—hate to be the bearer of bad news, but something's pretty wrong with you. EH

Various Theaters, see Movie Times for locations & times

WEDNESDAY 6/17

I, for one, do not do nearly enough thinking while I'm drinking. Author and queen nerd supreme Ursula K. Le Guin and OSU philosophy professor Lani Roberts will be on hand to stop this awful lack of thinkin' with a open discussion about moral evolution, and collective and self-deception. Hmm, are they talking about beer goggles? CF

Rontoms, 600 E Burnside, 6:30 pm, FREE

Every couple months, the Back Fence PDX crew wrangles up a handpicked bunch of totally rad people to share their best true stories on stage. June's theme is Caught Red-Handed, and speakers include stripper/author/Mercury contributor Viva Las Vegas, comic artist and advice columnist Nicole Georges, and others. WR

Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, 7:15 pm, $10-12

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