My, What A Busy Week! 

Our Arts & Entertainment Picks for the Week of January 13-19

THURSDAY, JANUARY 13

YOU ANONYMOUS—Things are just crazier in Australia. Toilets flush backward, people eat kangaroos, and Luke You has been printing a zine of anonymous letters from regular individuals every single week since 2001. Now Luke You's You zine is on tour and touching down in Portland tonight, when he will present his prolific collection of anonymous tales. SM
Independent Publishing Resource Center, 917 SW Oak, #218, 7 pm, FREE

BRAKE YO'SELF—If you need an idea of how long Kurtis Blow has been making hiphop history, the Harlem emcee had his first hit (1979's "Christmas Rappin'") three years before Lil Wayne was even born. Blow is the man from the oldest of old school, the rapper behind "The Breaks," and a true legend of the genre. Pay your respect, youngster. EAC
w/Hives Inquiry Squad, Notes from Underground, Alien Funk Squad; Mt. Tabor Theater, 4811 SE Hawthorne, Thurs & Fri, 9 pm, $12-15

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14

LEDA—Playwright Kimberly Rosenstock's 99 Ways to Fuck a Swan was the talk of the 2009 JAW playwriting fest. Now Rosenstock's tale of historical romance, obsession, and fowl boning gets a full production from one of Portland's best companies, Theatre Vertigo. AH
Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, through Feb 12, $15, theatrevertigo.org

DREAM OF THE '90s—Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's Portlandia won't air on IFC until January 21—but you can catch the premiere tonight! Proceeds benefit Film Action Oregon and Oregon Humane Society, and there'll also be an auction, Rogue Brewery's "Portlandia" beer, and an afterparty with music from Colin Meloy and more. Sounds like a great party—so, uh, here's hoping Portlandia doesn't suck. EH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 & 10 pm, $15; afterparty w/Eric Earley, Pancake Breakfast, DJ Nightschool, DJ Whitney at @Large Films, 807 NE Couch, 9 pm, $10

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15

MOLDY—One half of the lo-fi group the Moldy Peaches (who actually disbanded long before Juno), Olympia resident Kimya Dawson's quirky, intimate talk-singing will make you forget all about pregnant Ellen Page. VT
w/Defiance Ohio; Backspace, 115 NW 5th, 7 pm, $8, all ages

ROLLER DERBY—Finally, an appropriate use for Memorial Coliseum! Come and support your Rose City Rollers, as these demolition dames rock your world in their season opening scramble! Four big 30-minute bouts mean four times the action! Four times the pain! And four times the fun! BE THERE. WSH
Memorial Coliseum, 300 N Winning Way, 5:45 pm, $14-22

SUPERFRESH—If you've yet to see the Judah Switzer-directed dance show video for Miracles Club's "Church Song," you'd best get on it before heading to Superfresh 2, where they'll perform alongside equally party-worthy acts like Dangerous Boys Club and Breakfast Mountain. MS
w/Serious Business, Boyfriends, & more; Branx, 320 SE 2nd, 5 pm, $5-8, all ages

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16

VIDEOS—Northwest Film Center's annual fest of music films, the Reel Music Festival, keeps on rollin'. Tonight you can watch two hours of homegrown music videos, including ones from the Thermals, Blitzen Trapper, YACHT, and more—including what may be the greatest video in Portland music history: Red Fang's "Prehistoric Dog." NL
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 7 & 10 pm, $6-9

DRINKIN'—Keeping a firm grip on Portland's "Beervana" title are several new craft breweries on the inner Eastside: Coalition, Burnside, Migration, and more. Taste and celebrate them with food and music at the Buckman-Kerns Brewfest. Get there early, drink 'til the beer is gone! VT
East Burn, 1800 E Burnside, 1 pm, $10

MONDAY, JANUARY 17

MLK DAYKing: a Filmed Record from Montgomery to Memphis was originally shown one time in theaters in March 1970, but it's since received recognition from some of the greatest institutions in America. The film contains full versions of what are considered Martin Luther King Jr.'s greatest speeches, and clips of the marches and demonstrations that made up the civil rights movement. CP
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 7 pm, $6

PICTORIAL FREEDOM—Got separation anxiety since TBA's The Works concluded its run? Get fixed at today's opening of Between my head and my hands, there is always the face of death, a group show of paintings curated by TBA visual art selector and Portland heavy-hitter Kristan Kennedy. MS
Feldman Gallery + Project Space, PNCA, 1241 NW Johnson, through March 26 (reception on Feb 3), FREE

TUESDAY, JANUARY 18

WARTS AND ALL—The tagline is "49 percent motherfucker, 51 percent son of a bitch," but when we're talking about legendary Motörhead bassist Lemmy Kilmister, it's 100 percent badass. Lemmy shows us the man who, when he's not rocking faces off, lives in a modest LA apartment with an enormous collection of Nazi paraphernalia. NL
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, Fri Jan 14-Thurs Jan 20, 7 & 9 pm (no 7 pm show Mon), $6 ($4 on Tues)

BEYOND McFLY—Actor/director/writer/musician/professional weirdo Crispin Glover is kicking it at Cinema 21 for the next few days, performing Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Show, a "one-hour dramatic narration of eight profusely illustrated books." Then, depending on the night, he'll show one of his two films (What Is It? or It Is Fine. Everything Is Fine!) before launching into a Q&A and then a book signing. Hey! Somebody ask him if he'll sign my Charlie's Angels DVD! EH
Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st, Tues Jan 18-Thurs Jan 20, 7 pm, $20

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19

HAPPY B-DAY, BUFFY—Ten-hut, nerds! In honor of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's 30th birthday (and the comic book release/finale of Buffy: Season 8), Dark Horse, Multnomah Country Library, and Cosmic Monkey Comics are holding a b-day party for the Buff! Expect a Q&A sesh with Scott Allie and Sierra Hahn of Dark Horse, trivia, a vampire tattoo station, "Hush" charades, and YES! Buffy cake. WSH
Central Library, US Bank Room, 801 SW 10th, 5:30-7:45 pm, FREE

PILL POPPIN'—Looking for some dance relief from the midweek grind? Look no further than Nightshift, Rotture's hand-selected evening of moody pop/darkwave/electro acts. Most notable are local boys Prescription Pills, whose temperamental style—think Starfucker on a sinful bender—and vocal shrieks of frontman Cole Browning can ignite most any dance floor. EAC
w/Shermstixx, Support Force, & more; Rotture, 315 SE 3rd, 9 pm, $5

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