My, What A Busy Week! 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18

OH SAY CAN YOU—The slapdash murk of San Francisco's Thee Oh Sees is, quite simply, some of the best garage rock around, covering terrain from throbbing proto-punk to dance-bop frat rock to ghoulish acoustic tunes to noise-trip psychedelic pop. This is your happening, and it freaks you out! NL

w/Past Lives, ASSS; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $10

RAYMOND—Reed College's visiting writer series is free and open to the public—and the public should take advantage of tonight's chance to hear a reading from Jon Raymond, recent Oregon Book Award winner and author of the short stories behind the films Wendy and Lucy and Old Joy. AH

Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock, Psychology Building Rm. 105, 6:30 pm, FREE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19

REDEMPTION—Following a downhill slide that featured a pair of terrible recordings and a cringe-worthy appearance on The Hills, most Alkaline Trio fans headed for the hills. But then the strangest thing happened: The band returned to an indie label and released the surprising This Addiction, digging up their old tightly wound punk sound in the process. EAC

w/Cursive, the Dear & Departed; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 8 pm, $18-20, all ages

REUNITEThe Joggers were a staple of the Portland music circuit in the early aughties, and their bouncy, ever-so Weezer-y call-and-response shows were something just about everyone could agree on. After a long absence, they're finally back, with a 7-inch split alongside Pan Tourismos and a free show at a beloved NoPo dive. All is right again. MS

w/Point Juncture, WA; (The World Famous) Kenton Club, 2025 N Kilpatrick, 8 pm, FREE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20

OLD!—Once touted as "The Best Oregon Rock Band of All-Time," Dharma Bums are reuniting in honor of radical indie record store Music Millennium's 40th birthday. In addition to the live revival of their groundbreaking '80s garage music, they will be releasing an archive of unreleased recordings from 1987. DB

w/Young Fresh Fellows, Derby; Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, $15-17, all ages

GETAWAY—As your sore quads already know, Gaycation is one of the hottest, sexiest, and sassiest dance nights in Portland. Celebrate the fourth anniversary of this beloved sweat-a-thon tonight with DJ Snowtiger, Mr. Charming, and very special guest Kim Ann Foxman (of Hercules and Love Affair fame!). WSH

Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, $5

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21

SHOCK & AWE—One of the biggest films at this year's Portland International Film Festival, the documentary The Shock Doctrine adapts Naomi Klein's scary-smart book about "disaster capitalism"—the idea that big countries and big business profit in times of crisis and disaster. EH

Broadway Metroplex, 1000 SW Broadway, 1 pm (also playing Sat Feb 20 at 6:45 pm & 9:15 pm), $7-10

PEGGED—A sex-ed comedy about strap-on anal sex featuring nudity and explicit content? Complete with sing-alongs, how-to's, and puppets? Okay, we're game—at the very least, Peg-Ass-Us ought to break the ice. MD

Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th, Fri Feb 19-Sun Feb 21, 8 pm, $10-12

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22

WE BUILT THIS CITY—This month's installment of the New Oregon Interview Series is an urban design nerd's wet dream: Mayor Sam Adams, Portland Monthly Editor Randy Gragg, and local architect Brad Cloepfil all get together at a coffee shop to talk about urban development and you get to watch! SM

Urban Grind East, 2214 NE Oregon, 7 pm, $5 

69—It's been over 10 years since Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields released their triple-album opus, 69 Love Songs, songs from which will appear on the mixtapes of countless love-struck kids until the end of time. They've got two nights at the Aladdin in support of new album Realism. EAC

w/Mark Eitzel; Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, Sun Feb 21 & Mon Feb 22, 8 pm, $30, all ages

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23

HUBBARD—Performing works by choreographers the world over, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has been praised for their athletic and exhilarating repertoire. Tonight's show, part of the White Bird dance series, will feature a highly theatrical piece by the former artistic director of Sweden's Cullberg Ballet. AR

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 7:30 pm, $25.25-57.75

HOT SHIT!—Yes, we spill a lot of ink about Quasi in this rag. Why? 'Cause they're a goddamn local treasure. Coomes & Co. are playing a free, all-ages in-store and it's gonna rock. Plus, unlike their recent You Who show, this one isn't just for babies! DB

Fabulous Jackpot Records, 203 SW 9th, 6 pm, FREE, all ages

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24

'STACHE BASH—Mustaches for Kids may sound a little creepy, but it's actually a group who grow mustaches and raise money for charity in the process. This year's "growing season" benefits local schools, and concludes with a mustache contest and party at Holocene, where this year's winner will take home the Sweetest 'Stache Award. SK

Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8 pm, $5

JURASSIC LIVE—I have been waiting my entire life to experience Walking with Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular, in which life-sized animatronic dinosaurs will take over the Rose Garden! Roaring and running and killing and kickin' it Jurassic style! Again: LIFE-SIZED ANIMATRONIC DINOSAURS. I hardly need to further explain the stupendous amazingness that this night will bring. This night full of LIFE-SIZED ANIMATRONIC DINOSAURS. EH

Rose Garden, 1 Center Court, 7 pm, $24.50-64.50, see rosequarter.com for more days & times

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