My, What A Busy Week! 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

GIVERS—Head down for the Ratatat show (in support of their excellent new release) at the Crystal and take in their original material, then head over to the official afterparty at Rotture, where they'll spin remixes of their own favorites (warning: they may be late) while you win, and win some more. MS
w/Dom, Bobby Birdman, Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 9 pm, $25-28, all ages; afterparty w/Rude Dudes, Rotture, 315 SE 3rd, 9 pm (hey, wait a... ), $5

BOLLYWOOD BIKE IN—The Q Center and bhangra-blasting DJ Anjali and the Kid Sister team up to host a Bollywood classic every Thursday in September. Tonight's film is Qurbani (1980), in which a small-time thief befriends a sexy widower as they both pursue the same woman, escape from the police, and plot to steal jewels! (It's in the parking lot, so bring a chair.) SM
Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, 8 pm, $5 suggested

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

PARK-KING!—Buy a parking spot for an hour and fill it with flowers. Or a ball pit. Or declare it your branch office. Once a year on National Park(ing) Day, enviros and weirdos and car-free activists buy up parking spots around town and use them for everything but car parking. It's cheap fun for only $1.60 an hour. SM
Downtown Portland, all day

KEYTAR HERO—Copy, Portland's very own "8-bit maestro," has a bumping new disc on the way entitled Hard Dream and he's combining his one-man dance party with a very special edition of Supernature. There will be no standing still tonight: This party is for dancing and those prepared to shake it until they make it. EAC
w/Truckasauras, DJ E*Rock, DJ BJ; Rotture, 315 SE 3rd, 9 pm, $5

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

BAKE 'N' BIKE—Grand Central Bakery Fair has its roots in harvest traditions of yore, but injects two-wheeled bike-rodeo madness alongside a bakeoff, canning competition, and urban farming and cooking demos. Proceeds benefit Zenger Farm and the Community Cycling Center. PAC
Grand Central Bakery, 714 N Fremont, 10 am-4 pm, $5

BLEEP BLOOP—While kids today won't shut up about their fancy-pants Xbox 360s and PlayStation 3s, true gaming connoisseurs haven't forgotten about the systems that made gaming great in the first place. The Portland Retro Gaming Expo celebrates gaming's history with tournaments, panels, auctions, and a ton of game vendors hawking pixilated memories of your childhood. Plus, parties at Ground Kontrol! EH
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1441 NE 2nd, Sat 10 am-9 pm, Sun 10 am-5 pm, $10/day or $15/weekend; parties at Ground Kontrol, 511 NW Couch, Fri-Sat 7 pm (21+)

BLOCK ROCK—Anthony Simon splits time behind the recording console and the stage, where his Blockhead moniker can set the party off at the drop of a beat. Out on Ninja Tune, his latest is The Music Scene, which sets the bar for instrumental hiphip at heroic heights. EAC
w/Signal Path, Nocando, Biosonik, Mr. Wu; Refuge, 116 SE Yamhill, 9 pm, $12-15

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

RE-DO—The Do-Over parties at the newly beautified Produce Row have been the party hit of the summer season, with lineups of surprise guest DJs and dancing all day and into the night. This is your last chance to get in before summer's (really really) over for good. MS
Produce Row Café, 204 SE Oak, 2-10 pm, FREE w/RSVP at thedoover.net/portland

KARAOKE... EXPLAINED!—One of the highlights of this year's TBA Fest is sure to be Erik Fredericksen and Weekend Leisure's Karaoke and Authenticity program, which isn't just a lecture—it's a hilarious "singing lecture!" Finally, a tuneful explanation of why karaoke is truly an "authentic" art form and why one should never sing "Dust in the Wind." WSH
The Works at Washington High School, 531 SE 14th, 8:30 pm, $8-10

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

FOOT PRINCE—Using sounds from nature and near-ambient techno beats, Berlin-based producer Hendrik Weber—better known as Pantha du Prince—makes music unlike anything you've ever heard. You can zone out, you can meditate, you can simply dance—or do 'em all. NL
w/the Sight Below; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $10

SOUL SANDWICH—Every Monday is Hall of Records' half-price sandwich night! The newly opened boutique vinyl shop, café, and bar—which hosts a grand opening bash on Saturday, September 18—spins funk and soul classics and obscurities, with plenty of booze and eats. A record store with a bar inside: It's pretty much our version of paradise. MJS
Hall of Records, 3342 SE Belmont, half-price sandwiches 6 pm-close

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

YOU JUAN IT!—Every Tuesday, Luce presents Eating with Juan, featuring native Yucatan dishes from Navarre chef Juan Alvarado. The informal dinner dishes up ceviche for cheap and a plate of food for $12. But get in early: The event is increasingly popular and the food only lasts 'til it runs out. PAC
Luce, 2138 E Burnside, 4-9 pm

FRESH—The new Boise-Eliot Outdoor Markets host lots of good local food, vendors, art, music, and anything else you'd want at an open market! Get something to eat, do your shopping, or just hang out—this is the new friendly neighborhood hotspot. CP
Boise-Eliot Outdoor Markets, N Fremont & Williams, Tues 3-7 pm, Sat 10 am-3 pm

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

LABEL LOVE—All the coolest labels in town gather for Label Mates, a record fair featuring the likes of Kill Rock Stars, Tender Loving Empire, Marriage Records, and tons more. Browse the catalogs of all your favorite labels while videos play, DJs spin, and Parenthetical Girls play a live set. NL
w/tons of DJs; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8 pm, FREE

MMMBOP!—Okay, you fair-weather Hanson fans! You may have grown up, but so have they, and Hanson is still producing some very soulful and hummable hits. It may not reach the heights of "MMMBop," but their newest release Shout it Out exhibits the same R&B-flavored pop smarts you grew up with. Show up and show your love for Tay-Tay! WSH
w/A Rocket to the Moon; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 7 pm, $30, all ages

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