MUSIC—Three years ago, Raymond Douglas Davies (author of klassic Kinks kuts like "You Really Got Me" and "Waterloo Sunset") performed in Portland, so the mayor declared it Ray Davies Day. Let's do it again! Join the Minders, the Welfare State, and more, as a kluster of bands play Kinks kovers in honor of one of the greatest songwriters of all time. NED LANNAMANN
Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water, 9 pm, $8

BOOKS—In 2011, Ernest Cline won over literate nerds everywhere with his bestselling novel Ready Player One, a mash-up of '80s nostalgia. Tonight, he reads from his follow-up, Armada, a sci-fi adventure that delves (even deeper) into games and pop culture. ERIK HENRIKSEN
Signing at Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 12:30 pm, FREE; Reading at Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills, Beaverton, 7 pm, FREE


MOVIES—Some people like to go to the movies to escape the heat, but the Top Down Film Festival lets you enjoy both the magic of cinema (first up: Song of the Thin Man) and the balminess of summertime evenings. Held on a downtown rooftop, complete with local bands, drinks, and BBQ, it definitely belongs on your Portland summer to-do list. MARJORIE SKINNER
w/Malachi Graham; Hotel deLuxe, SW 15th & Yamhill, 8 pm, $9-11

COMEDY—Project Pabst kicks off tonight not with music but with comedian Brian Posehn, who's had a bit part on seemingly every TV show, and now brings his crazy beard and big glasses to Doug Fir. If you've ever been a middle schooler big into Weird Al and Stephen King, be there, for Posehn is your kindred spirit. MEGAN BURBANK
w/Bryan Cook, Sean Jordan; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $20


MUSIC—If rock is dead, Canby's prepping a damn decent zombie apocalypse. Head south for this weekend's Harefest, an annual festival of cover bands (with tributes to Guns N' Roses, Van Halen, Heart, and more), camping, and beer. Canby: Always your best for traveling 20 years into the past. DIRK VANDERHART
6255 S Arndt, Canby, Fri-Sat, $30-35 ($50 for both days), for schedule

MUSIC—If you're tired of the gripe-fest over what Portland used to be, here's a reminder show fittingly titled "Portland's Not Dead." Indeed the lineup is kicking, with sets from Houndstooth, the Woolen Men, Spookies, and more—all playing in a venue that is definitely not "new Portland." MARJORIE SKINNER
w/White Glove, Nick Delffs; The Spare Room, 4830 NE 42nd, 8:30 pm, $8


MUSIC—It's festival season! Get into the swing with Project Pabst's main event, two outdoor days of great bands and very affordable beer. This year, Project Pabst scored legends such as Blondie, Buzzcocks, Weezer, and TV on the Radio, plus up-and-comers like Alvvays and Run the Jewels. You know where you need to be this weekend. NED LANNAMANN
Zidell Yards, 3030 SW Moody, Sat-Sun 1-9 pm, $40/day ($75/weekend)

BOOKS—Portland's lousy with wonderful small presses 'n' zines, but rarely do they appear under one roof—until today, when the Portland Zine Symposium fills the Ambridge Event Center with handcrafted, papery wonders. It's the perfect opportunity to pick up that zine about Prince's legal battles that you didn't know was missing from your life. MEGAN BURBANK
Ambridge Event Center, 1333 NE MLK, Sat-Sun 11 am-5 pm, FREE

SOCCER—The road to the Cascadia Cup has been a little rocky for the Portland Timbers this year. Right now, they're dragging ass behind the other two MLS contenders, Seattle and Vancouver, but they're not outta it yet. See how the local rivalry continues tonight in a footy battle royale against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Go Timbers—get that win! COURTNEY FERGUSON
Providence Park, 1844 SW Morrison, 7:30 pm, $34-182, all ages


FILM—A while back, the Hollywood Theatre sold out every single screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the first film it had shown in 70mm in decades. And this weekend, they're firing up their 70mm projector again—for Hitchcock's amazing Vertigo. Don't miss it. And get your tickets early. ERIK HENRIKSEN
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, Fri-Sun, see Film Times, $12

DOGS—If you love dogs—especially fancy, pampered, well-trained dogs—head out to the Portland Kennel Club's dog show. Ogling the puppies is free, and you get to see such thrilling events as the Coonhound Bench Show, the All Breed category, and Junior Showmanship, which is for kids to show off dogs. Awwww. SHELBY R. KING
Portland Expo Center, Halls D & E, 2060 N Marine, Fri-Sun, judging begins at 8 am, FREE


MUSIC—Jangling, inventive four-piece Dick Diver are critical darlings in their home country of Australia, but their marvelous third album, Melbourne, Florida, is their first proper release in the US. It's full of darkly funny, contagious pop that'll remind you why you got into this whole music thing in the first place. NED LANNAMANN
w/the Woolen Men; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $10-12

FILM—Pretty much the complete opposite of a trainwreck, the hard-working, smart, hysterical comedian Amy Schumer plays the lead in the new Judd Apatow comedy Trainwreck, and it looks to be a star turn for the very funny lady. If this isn't the cultural breakthrough Schumer has been working toward, at the very least it looks super funny. Oh, and Tilda Swinton, Bill Hader, and LeBron James are in it. Score! COURTNEY FERGUSON
Various theaters, see Film Times


FILM—We live in a strange time. A time in which I can say "Marvel's latest blockbuster stars Paul Rudd as a man who can shrink to the size of an ant and who calls himself Ant-Man." And a time in which you can say "Huh. Okay. It'll probably be pretty fun!" Yep. Weird. Such is the world that Guardians of the Galaxy hath wrought. ERIK HENRIKSEN
Various theaters, see Film Times and our review

MUSIC—People wouldn't keep calling him by his old stage name if John Mellencamp's real last name weren't so dang hard to spell correctly. But the man responsible for tons of '80s hits (you know the ones) has surprisingly reached a new career peak, with his last two albums containing some of his very best work. Tonight'll be a great show of tunes old and new. NED LANNAMANN
w/Carlene Carter; Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 7:30 pm, $52.50-133, all ages