MUSIC—The venues in which Edna Vazquez shares her Mexican folk songs are bound to get bigger, so the chance to catch her at this downtown church should not be taken for granted. Her strong voice alone might be enough to transport an audience, and combined with her formidable mariachi guitar playing she's just about unstoppable. MARJORIE SKINNER
w/Three for Silver; The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th, 8 pm, $5, all ages

MUSIC—Listening to the somnambulant psych of Cat Hoch is like trust-falling backward into the outstretched arms of the cosmos, and crowdsurfing them to the edge of the universe itself. She's joined by some other local greats: the senior-prom pop of Rio Grands, and the rowdy rock swagger of Dirty Whips. NED LANNAMANN
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $6


COMEDY—One of SNL's longest-running cast members, Tim Meadows has created such memorable characters as The Ladies Man Leon Phelps and Perspectives host Lionel Osbourne—and tonight he's stretching his legs into the world of stand-up comedy. Hilarity is practically ensured! WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, Thurs 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 pm, $18-31

MUSIC—Every year Tender Loving Empire makes the best mixtape around, and tonight the eighth installment of their Friends and Friends of Friends compilation meets the world. Ushering it into existence are eight terrific local bands, including Loch Lomond, the Fourth Wall, Bed, New Move, and lots more. Get there early for giveaways from the TLE crew. NED LANNAMANN
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 7:30 pm, $7-8


COMEDY—The hysterical performers of the 3rd Floor sketch comedy troupe are throwing in the sweaty towel after 20 years and 33 productions. But not without a bang in their last show, The 3rd Floor XXXIII: The Final Chapter. I might even call it a whizz-bang with such featured themes as "beef ghosts, severed fingers, and (of course) Star Wars." COURTNEY FERGUSON
Miracle Theatre, 525 SE Stark, Fri-Sat 8 pm, through Dec 19, $16-19

NIGHT MARKET—Portland's Night Market is coming to the Central Industrial Eastside District this week. As we head into the holiday season, this is a great way to do some early gift scouting from local merchants you may not know while sampling food and beverages and listening to local music. SHELBY R. KING
100 SE Alder, Sat 4 pm-10 pm, Sun noon-10 pm, FREE, all ages


COMICS—You can't do better than Image Comics' lineup of writers and artists invading Powell's today, when Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet), Leila del Duca (Shutter), Joe Keatinge (Tech Jacket, Shutter), and Kurt Busiek (The Autumnlands) join forces for the comics panel discussion to end all comics panel discussions. MEGAN BURBANK
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 4 pm, FREE, all ages

VARIETY SHOW—If you're a fan of comedy you will probably do backflips over this Live Wire! lineup. Join host Luke Burbank as he welcomes Wet Hot American Summer's David Wain, Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer from The League, and stand-up comic Emily Heller! Plus free-climber Alex Honnold who may or may not be funny. I don't know! WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 7:30 pm, $15-35, all ages

MUSIC—Tonight seems like a good time to get loose and shake off yesterday's constricting necktie and binding pantyhose. Let's get rowdy with two of Portland's favorite bands at this stacked bill featuring the garage-pop goodness of Summer Cannibals, and the full live-show melee of Divers. Hope your Sunday is free of anything but brunchly obligations. COURTNEY FERGUSON
w/Sioux Falls; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $10


SOCCER—If you don't already have a ticket for the Portland Timbers' immensely important game against the scoundrels of FC Dallas in this leg of the Western Conference Finals, you're probably not getting one. Cheer the hell up. The innumerable Portland bars that'll be showing the game have cheaper beer and warmth. BYO singing voice. DIRK VANDERHART
Providence Park, 1844 SW Morrison, 4:30 pm, $35-190 (look for scalpers), otherwise any decent sports/Irish pub will show it

MUSIC & METAL—Your metal show experience needs a better array of accessory options, and your afternoon of shopping needs more metal: Enter the brilliant Black Sunday, which features more than 20 of Portland's "darker, alternative" brands along with a live music lineup headlined by Lord Dying! MARJORIE SKINNER
w/Usnea, RIP, Hound the Wolves; Eagles Lodge, 4904 SE Hawthorne, 3 pm, $8, all ages


FILM—In 1971, a 27-year-old released his first feature film. It was produced by his pal Francis Ford Coppola, it starred a young Robert Duvall, and it offered a dark, unforgettable vision of the future—a vision that looks more like American reality now than American science fiction. Tonight, you can see THX 1138 on the big screen—and in 35mm. ERIK HENRIKSEN
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $8

FILM (AGAIN)—A year ago, the first half of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay was a... hmm... how to put it? Stupid. Boring and drawn-out, last year's installment didn't offer much—because they were saving all the awesome shit for Part II, which is finally out, and which shall, joyously and thankfully, restore our faith in Katniss Everdeen. ERIK HENRIKSEN
Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 11:45 am, 3:15, 7 & 10:45 pm, $7.50-9


BLAZERS—When I was a kid, I'd load up EA's Bulls vs. Blazers and the NBA Playoffs and rewrite history; Terry Porter always scored 70 points a game, and Michael Jordan won nothing. Hopefully tonight, when the Blazers take on the Chicago Bulls, they can bring a video game to life better than, say... Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat. BOBBY ROBERTS
Moda Center, 1 Center Court, 7 pm, $10-235, all ages

FILM—This installment of the Grindhouse Film series is extra special: a rare 35mm print of 1970's I Drink Your Blood, a cautionary tale for devil-worshipping hippies who might think that staying in an abandoned hotel and tricking an old man into eating LSD is a good idea. It's not! But seeing I Drink Your Blood tonight is! MEGAN BURBANK
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $8