FROZEN PEAS—Rock and roll used to be fueled by drugs, sex, and sweat. Now rock stars have bellies full of gluten-free asparagus salad. The Eat Yr Heart Out culinary music fest celebrates the shameful descent of musicians into gastronomy with a poutine-eating contest, a local band bake-off, and more. Who knew Wampire had such a killer tater-tot casserole recipe? JVw/St. Frankie Lee, Guidance Counselor, DJ Brokenwindow; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8 pm, $3

HOME TEAM—Baseball season has finally arrived! Get your beer, your hot dog, your peanuts, and your Cracker Jack; you won't care if you ever get back from the Portland Beavers' home opener today. PAC
PGE Park, 1844 SW Morrison, 7 pm, $8-40


JEWS, DADS, & BFFSPortland Center Stage put on their reading glasses for an adaptation of Chaim Potok's 1967 novel The Chosen, about a friendship between two Jewish boys in 1940s Williamsburg. To celebrate the show's themes of fatherhood and friendship, PCS is offering special discounts to anyone who brings their BFF to the show, and anyone under 30 who brings their dad—see their website for details. AH
Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 NW 11th, Tues-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm, $30-65, through May 2,

CH-CH-CH-CHERRY BOMB—Rock biopics can be a tricky thing, but The Runaways does an excellent job of capturing the meteoric rise of Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, as a pair of teens forced to cope with the perils of instant celebrity. While Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart get top billing, it's Michael Shannon (playing the role of the Runaways' unstable manager, Kim Fowley) that steals the show. EAC
Various theaters, see Film Times for theaters and showtimes


BOYS WILL BE GIRLS—The Red Cross-referencing dance punks of the Clorox Girls perpetuate the vein of party music that owes as much to the sunny idealism of Euro-classic pop as to denim and asphalt grime. A night out with the Girls is uncomplicated and bouncing, so don't worry your pretty head. MS
w/the Tranzmitors, Welcome Home Walker, Rough Kids, Midnight Callers; Satyricon, 125 NW 6th, 8 pm, $8, all ages

WHAT'S IN A NAME—Lewis & Clark College's annual Sunburn Music Festival takes place indoors, during the rainy month of April. But with a fantastic lineup that includes Dan Deacon, Akron/Family, Explode into Colors, MC Chris, and more, they can call it whatever they want. NL
Stamm Hall at Templeton Student Center, Lewis & Clark College, 0615 SW Palatine Hill, 6 pm, $5 (FREE for Lewis & Clark students), all ages

PEDAL POWER—Diehards and fair-weather cyclists alike will have plenty of reasons to get hyped on their two-wheelers this weekend. The Pedal Nation Bike Show is packing a ton of fun bike activities into two days, including fashion shows, races, speakers, and a "pimp'd bike" contest. MS
Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK, Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun 10 am-5 pm, $7, all ages


GET GOSPEL—In the most appropriately titled excuse to get drunk after Sunday sermon, the Reverend and his band, the Git Rights, invite you to spend Sunday afternoon with them for some blues, booze, and brunch in North Portland. The Git Rights Gospel Revue takes place once a month and fills up fast, so skip church and show up early. BT
(The World Famous) Kenton Club, 2025 N Kilpatrick, 2 pm, FREE

SOUL SHRINE—Funky and wildly exuberant, King Khan and the Shrines trot out classic '60s R&B soul mashed up with lo-fi garagey style. Expect semi-nude antics, voodoo, psychedelia, and an insistent groove that will defy your bottom not to shake. You'll definitely need a towel for this one. WSH
w/the Fresh & Onlys; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 9 pm, $15, all ages


DURANTULA ATTACK—Kevin Durant is a mere three seasons into his NBA career and he's already approaching some single-season records that took Michael Jordan a career to reach. His team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, are neck and neck with the Blazers in the playoff race, with an invaluable tiebreaker on the line tonight. The winner has a better shot to make it past the first round, while Utah will probably sweep the loser. EAC
Rose Garden, 1 Center Ct, 7 pm, $35-225, broadcast on Comcast SportsNet NW

UN-SILENT BOB—Whatever you think of his movies, there's no denying Kevin Smith is one entertaining storyteller. (He better be—tickets ain't cheap.) Smith's speaking tour stops through Portland tonight; we're guessing he flew JetBlue. NL
Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, $50, 21+


STRINGS—Local quartet Horse Feathers celebrates the release of their third album tonight: the lush, cautiously joyful Thistled Spring. Cello and violin bolster vocals from sweet-voiced frontman Justin Ringle, for an album that's distinctly more buoyant than previous work that tended toward the melancholy. AH
w/Justin Power, Dan Mangan; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $10-12

PUTT PUTT—Once a year, Holocene invites a gaggle of talented artists to construct their own functioning mini-golf hole, with results that range from gorgeous to whimsical to just plain weird. Check out each of the holes—with a putter in one hand and a drink in the other—at the Fifth Annual Minigolf Art Invitational. NL
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, Tues April 13 & Wed April 14, 5 pm, $5-8


INNUENDO—Oh, Europe. You so crazy! Look at you, all sexy playing keyboards. Doing sexy drugs and touching each other sexily on your bathing suit parts. We're really looking forward to getting some transcontinental uh-oh feelings from dewy English trio the xx and those dreamy Swedes jj. JV
w/Nosaj Thing; Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 9 pm, $16-18, all ages

CLOSET SMASHING—Insisting on fiction that is startling, brutally honest, and redemptive, Tom Spanbauer's characters don't come out of closets as much as destroy them. He'll talk about coming out tonight at the Q Center as part of QLiterati. PAC
w/Rodger Larson, Kelly Jeske; Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, 7 pm, FREE