1977—Think 1977 was all about disco? Get ready to have that illusion shattered with another of PBR's insanely entertaining all-star tribute shows. Jim Brunberg, Blue Skies for Black Hearts, Sean Croghan, Portland Punk Rock Collective, and many more—including surprise guests!—will be performing 1977's best punk, pop, and, yes, even disco! WSH
Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, FREE

BLIND BULLETS—DJ Beyonda's I've Got a Hole in My Soul night is aces on a regular night, but this "Bullets Don't Have Eyes Edition" swings for the fences with guest experts Chad Weekly and Tony Janda digging deep into their collections of dance-crashing rarities. MS
Rotture, 315 SE 3rd, 9 pm, $3


CHINESE ROCK—China owns our debt, stocks our stores, and makes the tallest basketball players, so it only makes sense that they're getting into the rock music game. The Sing for China tour features some of the country's best bands—Hedgehog, Queen Sea Big Shark, and Casino Demon—and raises money for the China AIDS Orphan Fund. EAC
w/Panther; Artistery, 4315 SE Division, 8 pm, $6, all ages

KINDA LIKE A BIG DEAL—Holy shit, Rotture! I realize it's your three-year anniversary and all, but goddamn, lining up a Clipse show to help celebrate? I mean, Clipse! As in, one of the best hiphop duos working today? As in, the dudes behind Hell Hath No Fury, one of the sharpest albums of the past few years? As in, the guys whose diamond-edged beats get stuck in your head for hours? As in... Clipse? Holy shit. EH
w/Rev. Shines, Tre Hardson, DJ Nature, Starchile; Rotture, 315 SE 3rd, 9 pm, $25-30


BLOCK PARTY—Old Town is going to be so off the hook, the crackheads are going to think it's the end of the world! Come down for music (YACHT, M64, May Ling, and more) and food and retail vendors, with proceeds going to re-erect the landmark Hung Far Low sign! MS
NW 4th & Davis, 3-11 pm, FREE, all ages

SUNRISE—Theater season is finally starting again, including shows at Artists Repertory Theatre and Our Shoes Are Red/the Performance Lab. Our money, though, is on Theatre Vertigo's The Ruby Sunrisea play about stories and how they are told, from one of Portland's finest companies. AH
Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, $15, through Oct 10


LUNCH GUN—One of the most talented stand-up comics around is the hilarious Patton Oswalt, and today is a two-pronged Oswalt assault, with the man appearing at this afternoon's screening of his eagerly anticipated new film, Big Fan, at Cinema 21, before performing one of his can't-miss stand-up sets at the Newmark Theatre. EH
Patton Oswalt in attendance for Big Fan at Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st, 4:30 pm, $5-6; Patton Oswalt at Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, 7:30 pm, $31

START YOUR WIENERS!—It's time for the Summer's End Dog Fest, where you can watch the documentary Wiener Takes All or, even better, watch live wiener dog races! You can even join a hot dog eating contest (I just hate how they squirm in the bun)—plenty of playful wieners to stroke, so what are you waiting for? PG
Grant Park Track, NE 33rd & US Grant Pl, 5-9 pm, FREE, all ages


YEAH, I'D DO THAT—Sexy, boyfriend-stealing teen queen Miley Cyrus—not to be confused with innocent, virginal teen queen Hannah Montana—plays the Rose Garden tonight! There are only two kinds of people in this world: people who like Miley Cyrus thiiiiis much (hands spread wide), and "other" people. You know who you are. JC
w/Metro Station; Rose Garden, 1 Center Court, 7 pm, $39.50-79.50, all ages

BIRD MAGIC—Portland's most astounding show of the season doesn't have any bands or bikes or burlesque dancers—it's the annual nesting of the Vaux's Swifts. Every sunset for a few weeks during September, the massive flock of tiny birds swarm and spiral into one brick chimney at Chapman Elementary School. Bring a picnic and a date. SM
Chapman Elementary School, 1445 NW 26th, dusk, FREE, nightly through Sept 30


PRETTY IN PINK—Forget all these new bands trying to sound like bands from the '80s. Here's the real deal: the classic post-punk of the Psychedelic Furs and the rave-tastic Happy Mondays! These English bands soundtracked at least some part of your life, whether you'd care to admit it or not. NL
w/Amusement Parks on Fire; Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, $25-30, all ages

EVEN HITLER HAD A GIRLFRIEND—Frank Portman spent years lyrically cataloguing romantic mishaps as frontman of the sharp-witted pop-punk outfit the Mr. T Experience, so his second career as a YA author makes perfect sense. On the heels of successful debut King Dork, Dr. Frank returns with Andromeda Klein, and a special late-night show for his grown-up fans, where he'll perform songs from his new 7-inch. AH
w/Pat Kearns, Eric Peabody; Plan B, 1305 SE 8th, 9 pm, $6


BLACK SHEEP BOY—Snap on that wristband and pop in those earplugs, for tonight is the kickoff of the annual MusicfestNW festival. No better way to start things off than a performance from one of the best songwriters around, Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff performing on something called the "Pearl Vodka Stage," whatever that is. EAC
w/Damien Jurado, Portland Cello Project, Fences; Berbati's Pan, 10 SW 3rd, 8 pm, $15 (FREE with wristband)

STOP THAT DAMN RACKET!—Sometimes musicians just have to put down their instruments, and tonight's opening of the Two-Timer exhibit features visual art by those whose work you probably hear more often than you see. Artists include Rachel Blumberg of Norfolk & Western, Sarah Winchester of A Weather, and Julianna Bright of the Golden Bears. SB
w/Portland Ukulele Project; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 6-8 pm, FREE