My, What A Busy Week! 

THURSDAY, JULY 15

ON THE TABLE—An audience in Portland and an audience in Molalla each watch the first act of a play, then get on buses to meet halfway, sit down together, enjoy a catered meal, and watch the end of the performance, which examines notions of place in relation to Oregon's urban and rural communities. Intriguing? Unconventional? That's Sojourn Theatre for you, and their new show On the Table promises to be one of the theater events of the year. AH
Portland show begins at the Church, 602 NE Prescott, Wed-Sun 8 pm, through Aug 1, $15-25, sojourntheatre.org

FRESH HUCKLEBERRIES—Combining American literature with American agriculture, Andrew Beahrs interweaves the writing of Mark Twain with his own travelogue, resulting in Twain's Feast, a look back to a time when American hunters, fishermen, and farmers got their food fresh from their surroundings. Basically, Mark Twain ate healthier than you. Depressed yet? NL
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

FRIDAY, JULY 16

RED ALERT—It's a weekend of Star Trek, Trekkies—and this time around, you'll actually have to leave your captain's chair couch to spend some time in the final frontier! Trek in the Park's dramatic version of the classic Trek episode "Space Seed" is still going on in Woodlawn Park, and tonight, last year's super-fun Star Trek movie is screening outdoors at Brentwood Park! EH
Star Trek at Brentwood Park, SE 60th & Duke, dusk, FREE; Trek in the Park at Woodlawn Park, NE 13th & Dekum, Sat-Sun at 5 pm, through Aug 1, FREE

SUPER—Live electronic music monthly Supernature is spreading its (unicorn) wings across two days for the second annual Superfest 2: Electric Boogaloo. Tonight and tomorrow, check out a slew of Portland dance bands, including the debut of a two-piece Copy, now with live drums! MS
Rotture, 315 SE 3rd, Fri & Sat, 7 pm, $8 ($12 for both days), all ages

TRIPLE DIP—The power pop jangle of the New Pornographers should be more than enough to lure you to the Crystal tonight—both Neko Case and Dan Bejar will be there!—but there's even more to this bill than meets the eye: There's the luminous, thumping tunes of the Dodos, plus the incendiary guitar wizardry of Imaad Wasif. Don't miss a single note. NL
Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, $23-25, all ages

SATURDAY, JULY 17

BASTILLE—Pix's fourth annual Bastille Day block party celebration of French history and Portland present is always a blast, with a 5K where you take wine breaks instead of water, live music (this year including AgesandAges and Nice Nice), a scavenger hunt, waiter racing, and much more! MS
Pix Patisserie, 3901 N Williams, 11 am-midnight, FREE

BLOOD BROTHERS—As Portlanders, we've had a front row seat as the Avett Brothers went from scrappy roots act to the rock 'n' roll big time. These North Carolinians return here—well, technically, to Troutdale—to serenade us with material from last year's I and Love and You plus plenty of old favorites as well. EAC
w/Thao with the Get Down Stay Down; Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey, Troutdale, 6:30 pm, $35-38, all ages

SUNDAY, JULY 18

GIANT—For their latest endeavor, Filmusik tackles Max Fleischer's 1939 version of Gulliver's Travels, the second animated feature ever made (Disney's Snow White was the first). The Filmusik ensemble will add their trademark live soundtrack, plus voices and sound effects, to make for a totally unique cinema/live experience. NL
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 2 pm (also Fri July 16, Wed July 21, & Fri July 23 at 7 pm), $10-12, all ages

FAR EAST—Roll up your skinny jeans, get on your bike, and explore the not-so-distant lands of Portland east of I-205. The city is hosting Sunday Parkways for the first time in East Portland, so venture safely to neighborhoods where tacos are cheap and cyclists are still an endangered species. SM
Six-mile car-free loop between Lents Park and Raymond Park, 10 am-3 pm, route at portlandonline.com/transportation

MONDAY, JULY 19

BEFORE BIKE LANES—Here's a little literature to bring your highfalutin, fixie-obsessed buddy down a peg: David Herlihy reads from The Lost Cyclist, an account of the real life and times of Frank Lenz, a long-distance cyclist pioneer who set out in the 1880s (when roads were still unpaved) on the first ever worldwide tour by bike. ND
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

GREAT SCOTT—The final issue of Bryan Lee O'Malley's beloved Scott Pilgrim series hits the streets tonight, and Floating World Comics is celebrating with a midnight release party, boasting screenings of episodes of the Edgar Wright-directed Spaced as well as chances to score Scott Pilgrim swag, and of course, be one of the first to get your hands on a shiny new copy of Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour. AH
Floating World Comics, 20 NW 5th, #101, party starts at 7 pm, book on sale at midnight

TUESDAY, JULY 20

BOOK SMART—British novelist David Mitchell reads from his brilliant new book, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, in which a trader with the Dutch East Indies Company visits Nagasaki Harbor, the sole point of entry for Japan's cloistered late-18th-century society. SK
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

ON THE BLOCK—Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette is celebrating its new location on NE MLK with live music, beer, food, and a silent auction. Proceeds from the family-friendly block party go to benefit the organization. SK
w/Break as We Fall; Planned Parenthood, 3727 NE MLK, 6–8:30 pm, $15-20, all ages

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21

AMAZON TRAIL—Don't you just hate it when you and your conquistador amigos are journeying down the Amazon River and you simply can't find El Dorado anywhere? Commiserate with fellow adventurer Klaus Kinski in this weeklong screening of Werner Herzog's classic, Aguirre: the Wrath of God. Relive the hallucinatory voyage on a new 35mm print. AM
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, Fri-Wed 7 & 9 pm, $6

MALIWOOD—Never mind the blue-eyed indie rockers copying their sounds; if you want real African music, seek out Bassekou Kouyate. A griot (the world's original troubadours) from Mali, Kouyate uses a ngoni (think banjo) to naturally expand on sounds that originally took root thousands of years back. EAC
Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon, 7 pm, $11.50, all ages

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