My, What A Busy Week! 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11

GOOD CAUSE—Maybe you want to help Haiti some more, or maybe you just want to stick it to Pat Robertson; either way, tonight's the first of two fantastic shows at Mississippi Studios which go to benefit Mercy Corps and Haiti Medical Relief. Gear up for supergroups like Blue Giant and the Minus 5, plus an all-star jam that'll go 'til the wee hours. NL

w/Lewi Longmire Band, Hosannas, Ages; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 8 pm, $15-50 sliding scale, all ages

GIRLS' NIGHT—Wedged somewhere between punk rock and a wall of sound, Vivian Girls' lo-fi cred has been validated by the warm welcome given to 2009's Everything Goes Wrong. They're joined tonight by the likeminded surf 'n' church sound of Best Coast, led by LA's Bethany Cosentino, who puts fuzz pedal all over girl-group sounds. MS

w/Meth Teeth, DJ Vision Quest; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $10

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12

ROCK 'N' BOWL—Rock music and bowling are blood brothers, which is why you don't want to miss this trio of local bands performing at the AMF Lanes on Powell! The Mean Jeans, Autistic Youth, and Welcome Home Walker perform as you shake your ass and swing your 12-pound balls. WSH

AMF Pro 300 Lanes, 3031 SE Powell, 10 pm, $4 ($10 unlimited bowling), all ages

NATURON DEMONTO—1981's low-budget horror flick The Evil Dead is the movie that gave director Sam Raimi and star Bruce Campbell their starts. Fun, gory, creepy, and crazy, Evil Dead is a movie experience like no other—and tonight, Raimi's personal print of the cult classic gets a rare big-screen showing! EH

Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 11 pm, $5

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13

CUPCAKES—Straight Cupcakin mixes beats, baked goods, and booze as if it ain't no thing. Tonight features Grand Puba, Ohmega Watts, and Philly's Phunkestra. Plus! Pastries and Valentine's Day gifts from local craft vendors, all for a $5 cover—and if you RSVP, there's an open bar! MD

The Crown Room, 205 NW 4th, 9 pm, $5 (RSVP for open bar to leighfeldman3@gmail.com)

BATTLE BIKES—The only two words that could possibly describe the annual weekend of debauchery known as Mini-Bike Winter are "fuckin' epic." There's fun stuff all weekend long, but tonight's late-night bike ride is circus themed and ends up at an all-night party at an undisclosed location. Be there, or be safe and warm at home. SM

Ride leaves from Alberta Park, NE 22nd & Killingsworth, 8 pm (ride leaves at 9 pm), FREE

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14

LOVEWAVE—Tonight through the power of LOVE, and right before your starry eyes, musically inclined couples will transcend their musical differences and take the stage together. Join folks from Miracles Club, Linger and Quiet, Magic Johnson, and more for what promises to be a night of wholly original and undoubtedly romantic collaborations. AH

Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8 pm, $5

VALENTINE—There is no better symbol for the seething, awe-inspiring, flame-belching, turbo-charged power of love than Monster Jam! Cuddle with your crush as you watch monster trucks crush junkers. PAC

Rose Garden, 1 Center Court, 2 pm, $20-45

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15

COME HOME—The Parson Red Heads are spending the month trucking around the Pacific Northwest spreading their sweet country grooves. If we show 'em enough love, they might settle down here for good. California doesn't love you like we love you, Parsons! DB

w/Eric Earley, the Olive Grove; White Eagle, 836 N Russell, 8:30 pm, FREE

FIVE-POINT-PALM EXPLODING HEART TECHNIQUE—The Bride (Uma Thurman) finally gets her bittersweet revenge in 2004's Kill Bill, Vol. 2, the Western-style conclusion to Quentin Tarantino's tale of loss, love, and kung fu. With fantastic performances, smashmouth action, and deadly snakes, this is one hell of a film. See it on the big screen while you can. EH

Laurelhurst Theater, 2735 E Burnside, see Movie Times for showtimes, $3

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16

MELLOW MAN—It's easy to play up his association with the Raconteurs, but I like Brendan Benson for his other, mellower side. Benson's solo work is the perfect soundtrack to a chilly February night and a pint of beer. SM

w/Frank Fairfield; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $13-15

BENEFIT—Too many Haiti benefits? Ain't no such thing—especially when the need is so great, and so are the bands! Dig an enjoyable night of goth pop (the Prids), electropop (Lookbook) and lo-fi pop (Soft Tags), while helping the rebuilding efforts in Haiti. WSH

Fez Ballroom, 316 SW 11th, 9 pm, $10

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

REVEAL—After throwing out a warning signal in the form of a cryptic introductory video, YACHT's new full-band incarnation YACHT and the Straight Gaze make their first appearance tonight. See them now so you won't have to hear about it the next day after they've already left on tour. MS

w/Bobby Birdman, White Fang, & more; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $5

DAS HASSELHOFF—The only thing blonder, bluer-eyed, and closer to god than a German is a Californian. Opera Theater Oregon retells Wagner's Das Rheingold (the first in his Ring Cycle) through our culture's most exquisite medium: Baywatch. Can Larry (Alberich) achieve the Perfect Tan (the Rheingold), and will it cause the demise of Western Civilization? Come early for leitmotif bingo (not kidding) if you want this to make more sense. JC

Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 7:30 pm, $15, all ages, through Feb 28

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