My, What A Busy Week! 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

As part of NW Film Center's ongoing Top Down series, tonight's campy punk cult fave Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains charts a teenage girl punk band through a meteoric rise in the sleazy, fickle world of rock music. The movie is preceded by the ravishing folk of Black Heart Moon. NL

Hotel deLuxe, 729 SW 15th, 8 pm, $8

It's the art schmooze of the summer at the Everett Station Lofts tonight, as the artists' community opens its rooftop for a celebration of its many talented residents—expect visual art, music, performance art, and more. AH

Everett Station Lofts, 328 NW Broadway, 6-10 pm, FREE

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

If anything could draw me to Vernonia, it's the Friendship Jamboree and Logging Show, with lawnmower races, smallest dog contest, and chainsaws. But I'm also drawn to Tualatin's Crawfish Festival, the biggest crawfish fest west of the Mississippi. Damn! Why are loggers and crawfish never in the same place? PAC

Friendship Jamboree & Logging Show, 1001 Bridge, Vernonia, Fri–Sun, FREE; Tualatin Crawfish Festival, Tualatin Commons, 8325 SW Nyberg, Tualatin, Fri–Sat, FREE

Tragic Magic isn't just the street name for crack dipped in PCP. It's also tonight's one-and-done show by three of NYC's most hell-bent performance artistes: dirty pretty Heather Acs, tightly dressed Glenn Marla (Miss LES 2006), and indie director/punk queer Silas Howard. Their swirling narratives and multimedia masturbation will mess you up pretty good. JC

Miracle Theatre, 525 SE Stark, 8 pm, $12

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

If you've been suffering from a rock-band-shaped hole in your heart, might we direct your attention to Seattle's BOAT, who deserve as much love as you can muster. Their rockin' pop songs are like cute 'n' cuddly rescue animals—friendly, loyal, playful, and just looking for a good home. NL

w/New Century Schoolbook, Peacock & Labeau; Backspace, 115 NW 5th, 9 pm, $6, all ages

Attention! Do not miss what could very well be the booty-rockin' event of the season: the Portland Cello Project's Extreme Dance Party Edition, where this hilariously fun and talented gang of string instrumentalists will perform a litany of ass-droppin' pop hits—including songs from my beloved Justin Timberlake! Join me in squealing, "EEEEEEE!!!" WSH

w/Jared Mees & The Grown Children; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $10

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9

You don't get many opportunities to see this—actual Mexican Lucha Libre wrestling! You know... with the crazy masks! And the crazy moves! And the crazy shenanigans! And Lucha Libre Mexicana 9 promises all this action in addition to authentic wrestlers from Mexico's AAA (their equivalent to our WWE) as well as the states. Viva la bodyslam! WSH

Lucha Libre Mexicana 9, 146th & SE Stark, behind Furniture Liquidators, 7:30 pm, $20 adults, $8 kids, under 5 free

Bike (or walk) across Portland's many bridges in the annual Providence Bridge Pedal, wherein all those cars get shuffled off for a day and you get every bridge to yourself! Well, to yourself—and a couple thousand other riders. But you can share, can't you? From Sellwood to St. Johns, experience the bridges like they were meant to be: by bike. PG

Various locations, 7 am, $20-45, providence.org/bridgepedal for more info & registration

MONDAY, AUGUST 10

What's amazing about Laurie Sandell's new graphic novel The Imposter's Daughter: A True Memoir is that the words tell her story of a lying father as she lived it, with decreasing innocence along the way, while the pictures let you in on the secret—or at least cast a heavy suspicion—from the very beginning. It's smart, but not too smart. JC

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

Round up your beach chair and the usual suspects, because Bogie's on the big screen tonight. Casablanca plays at Laurelhurst Park—here's looking at you, Bogie, you dreamy dreamboat, you. RM

Laurelhurst Park, SE 39th & Stark, dusk, FREE

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11

Right up there with saunas and cold fish for breakfast, pristinely catchy pop music is a Swedish cultural hallmark. And while Peter Bjorn and John aren't national icons like ABBA, and they aren't red–hot it girls like Lykke Li either, they're somewhere in between, which is a pretty damn harmonious place to be. MS

w/Alela Diane, Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 8 pm, $20-23, all ages

Each year, the wrathful Perseid meteor shower threatens the existence of our planet with flaming rocks from the heavens. Some folks thing 60 meteors an hour is "beautiful." I know it's certain doom! That's why I'll be shouting "DOOM!!!" at OMSI's Perseid meteor shower star party tonight. PAC

OMSI Perseid Meteor Shower Star Party, Rooster Rock State Park, I-84 Exit 25, Corbett, 9 pm, FREE    

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12

A Few of My Favorite Things is the new monthly series where local artists—musicians, filmmakers, or performers—take over Holocene for an evening of open-ended entertainment. The inaugural curating honor belongs to Brian Mumford of Dragging an Ox Through Water, who will fill the space with retail space for small local labels, various musical acts (himself included), and something called "a wearable sculpture procession." Bonus: The show will raise money for homeless youth program Yellow Brick Road. EAC

w/Salt Orchard, Operative, & more; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 7 pm, $6

For your civic-minded listening pleasure, tonight's Music on Main Street offers up the Old Believers and Autopilot Is for Lovers. Plus, did you know that this free outdoor music series has an adjacent bar where drinks can be drunk? It does. They can. AH

Portland Center for the Performing Arts, 1111 SW Broadway, 5 pm, FREE, all ages

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