My, What A Busy Week! 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19

With over 30 wildly costumed members (including fire-breathers and stilt-walkers), MarchFourth Marching Band is Portland's response to your everyday brass band. They're doing two shows tonight (one all ages), and proceeds from their new release, Rise Up, will benefit Sweet Home New Orleans, which supports the cultural and musical traditions of the Big Easy. RN

Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 6:30 pm (all ages) & 10 pm (21+), $13-15

For their weirdly titled dance project ExpecTUtion, KO&Co performs on a 16-by-20-foot stage of waves, divots, and bulges rendered in plywood, a unique dance space which will likely lead to a unique performance. PAC

Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, 5340 N Interstate, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 4 pm, $15

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Oh my god, Mom is being soooo unfair!! She says I can't go to Mortified tonight, but I really really want to go, cuz people are gonna be reading out of their journals and stuff from when they were teenagers and it's gonna be soooo funny cuz it's like all their most embarrassing moments. AR

Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th, Fri & Sat 8:30 pm, $10-12

Here's your chance to glide down the red carpet without breaking the bank—all to benefit p:ear, too! Tonight's very affordable Music Matters event is brought to you by ApogeeInvent and eWorldMedia, and features performances by Derby and the excellent Drew Grow and the Pastors' Wives. NL

w/Wester Daywick; Jupiter Hotel, 800 E Burnside, red carpet at 5 pm, music at 7 pm, $10 ($15 VIP)

Portland's own electro-dance ensemble resurfaces in the Rose City tonight after a lengthy absence. Listening to Glass Candy is like a whirlwind tour of all the trashiest, chicest Euroclubs—all without setting foot outside of Stumptown. MD

w/Desire, Boy Joy, Mike Simonetti;  Rotture, 315 SE 3rd, 9 pm, $8

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21

The "Deadliest Catch Tour" features a titanic amount of quality hiphop on a single stage: Chali 2Na of Jurassic 5, the enigmatic political rhymer Mr. Lif, and the rapid-fire verbal wordplay of Blackalicious' Gift of Gab. Tonight's brave captain—er, host—of the S.S. Hiphop will be Lyrics Born. EAC

Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $18, all ages

Tonight's benefit for the nonprofit JOIN features an all-star lineup of musicians to raise money to help homeless people transition into permanent housing. And with headliner Brent Knopf of Menomena performing songs from his excellent new solo project Ramona Falls, why, it hardly feels like charity at all. (But it is.) AH

w/Calvin Johnson, Jason Webley; Backspace, 115 NW 5th, 9 pm, $12-15, all ages

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22

One side of my brain is whispering, "Queens of the Stone Age... Zeppelin... The Colour and the Shape..." The other's whispering, "Damn Yankees... Velvet Revolver... Zwan...." Whichever is closer to the truth, why not see new supergroup Them Crooked Vultures? If you've already got a ticket, that is—the group's Portland debut is already sold out. DB

w/Mini Mansions; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $44.50, all ages

Third Rail Repertory promises their new holiday show won't be too cheery. The Lying Kind is a British farce gone wrong, exploring the "the price of well-meaning fibs." AH

World Trade Center Theater, 121 SW Salmon, Bldg 2, Thurs-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm, $22-29, through Dec 13

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23

New film Black Dynamite is a blaxploitation spoof at its best: a hunk of a man with a big talent for ladies and an even bigger gun launches into classic ass-kicking adventure to defeat The Man. Though it's the kind of movie frat boys and movie nerds will be quoting for years, it's also actually good. SM

Various theaters, see Film Times for theaters & showtimes

If you know like I know, you don't wanna step to this. It's the G-Funk era funked out with a gangsta twist. If you smoke like I smoke, then you high, like, every day. And if your ass is a busta, 213 will regulate. REGULATORS!! MOUNT UP!!! Warren G's in town! DB

w/U-N-I, Illaj, Portland George; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $20, all ages

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Did you know that the Northwest's largest planetarium is right here in Portland? Did you know that, according to science, the universe births a new black hole every day? That's why you should get stoned during lunch and go soak up some universal knowledge at OMSI's daily star show. SM

OMSI, 1945 SE Water, noon & 2 pm, $5.75

Hopefully you caught the magical mini-music box installation room Ethan Rose prepared for TBA. Either way, you won't want to miss Transference, his collaboration with the astonishing glass artist Andy Paiko, in which they reinterpret a glass armonica, an exceptionally complicated instrument nearly extinct from modern memory. MS

Museum of Contemporary Craft, 724 NW Davis, Tues-Sat 11 am-6 pm, through Jan 9

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25

Opening for Friendly Fires (see Music) tonight is sensation-of-the-moment the xx, who play ghostly soul music with electro overtones. Coming from London, their minimalist debut record, xx, juxtaposes goth with R&B—a weird pairing, sure, but the xx pulls it off. NL

w/Holly Miranda; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $12-14

The Portland Trail Blazers will win tonight. The New Jersey Nets are without a doubt the worst team in the NBA, and that's when they have a home-court advantage. On the road, the Nets are no better than that pick-up league your dad plays in at the YMCA. If you ask nicely, perhaps the Nets will let you play for them tonight. Couldn't hurt. EAC

Rose Garden, 1 Center Ct, 7 pm, $9-135, broadcast on KGW

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