DISCOTHÈQUE—Get out there and move! There's no better time than tonight, and no hotter place than Holocene's Studio 69 dance party, with a batch of Portland's floor-bumpingest bands, like the disco strut of Strength, the tropical bounce of Sex Life, and the cool Italo groove of Soft Metals. Move it! NL
w/New Moon Poncho DJs, DJ Acidwash; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, $5

NYC IN PDX—For all you underappreciated performers slogging through shitty day jobs, here's a screening of the documentary series Made Here, which examines the struggles of balancing work and art in the Big Apple. Stay for the panel discussion afterward, with big names from the Portland performance scene like Thomas Lauderdale, Linda Austin, and more. JL
The mOuth at Zoomtopia, 810 SE Belmont, 7 pm, $5-7


YOU HAD ME AT CELLO—Portland Cello Project concerts are no mere shows, they are events. The inspiring cello ensemble returns to Portland armed with some charming guests (AgesandAges, Laura Gibson, and more) and a set of both traditional pieces and a few more modern arrangements (Kanye West) as well. EAC
w/Weinland, Tomo Nakayama; Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $15, all ages

OH, HI MARK—Director Tommy Wiseau's last in-person appearance at Cinema 21's screening of The Room was hilarious, illuminating, and 100 percent bizarre. And tonight, Tommy MAY bring along cast member Greg "Oh, hi Mark" Sestero. Can things actually get WEIRDER? Only one way to find out! WSH
Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st, Fri-Sat 7 & 11 pm, $15


DYNAMITE—It's a 100 percent guarantee there'll be a stellar rock show if Mr. Greg Dulli is front and center, especially when he's howling for the Twilight Singers. The band is on tour in support of their new album, Dynamite Steps, a soulful noir-ish album, blistering yet redemptive. It's Dulli at his best. CF
w/Margot and the Nuclear So and So's; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 9 pm, $18-20

HOLY EFFING EFF—The fine folks from the Found Footage Festival have found a further fuck-ton of fun, far-out, freaky footage from forgotten faces and filmmakers. Fetch your finest friends and feast on FFF's fantastic fortune of funny films. NL
Laurelhurst Theater, 2735 E Burnside, 7:30 & 9:30 pm, $10


PANCAKES ROCK—It's a tale told way too often around the country: Activist/artist Dara Greenwald, despite health insurance, is tens of thousands in the hole after her cancer diagnosis. Pals Stephen Malkmus and Rebecca Gates are stepping up with a brunch-hour benefit show where you can—why not?—eat some pancakes to further further the cause. MS
Disjecta, 8371 N Interstate, 11 am-2 pm, $8-100 sliding, (plus $1/each for pancakes, coffee, juice), all ages

GET OUT!—Go visit a couple of Portland neighborhoods you're usually too hungover/lazy to see. The Kenton Street Fair promises good eats along the newly renovated Denver Avenue strip. And 2011's first Sunday Parkways promises a pleasant, car-free tour of Lents and spots east of I-205. Yes, it's probably gonna rain, but don't be a wimp. Vamoose. DCT
Kenton Street Fair, N Denver, 11 am-7 pm, FREE; East Sunday Parkways, 11 am-4 pm, for map & info


LIVE LONG, PROSPER, ETC.—Journalist Marc Kaufman examines how astrobiologists are discovering creatures on Earth that might not be unlike alien life forms in First Contact: Scientific Breakthroughs in the Hunt for Life Beyond Earth. Go, expand your mind, and for the love of god, just casually wear some Vulcan ears. EH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

ACROSS 110TH STREET—Arguably Quentin Tarantino's best film, 1997's Jackie Brown is damn near perfect—and is one of the rare films that gets better every time you see it. See Pam Grier and Robert Forster kick ass on the big screen, and relish one of the best soundtracks ever. EH
Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark, see Movie Times , $4


GIVE A SHIT—Tired of loafing around with those pothead housemates who, like, forgot to vote? Get a drink at Give a Shit Club tonight, a happy hour hosted by the Mercury and Bus Project for young people who give one or even two shits about politics and their communities. Tonight features super quick briefs on Queer Patrol and the Williams Bikeway Project. SM
Vendetta, 4306 N Williams, 6:30-8 pm, FREE

MULTI-MEDIUM—John Sayles is best known as a screenwriter and director, but his ambitions aren't limited to film: His massive new novel A Moment in the Sun, just out from McSweeney's, takes a ranging look at the US at the turn of the century—that means Gold Rush, yellow journalism, and war in Cuba. AH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE


ALLO ALLO—Don't be fooled by the bubbly, irresistible indie pop showcased on Allo Darlin's self-titled debut: Live, frontwoman Elizabeth Morris throws herself into her heartfelt songs with an energy and intensity that's more punk rock than twee. AH
w/Sean Flinn & the Royal We, John Heart Jackie; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $8

AJAX—The Portland Timbers' inaugural MLS campaign is off to a thrilling start, and now John Spencer's boys are taking a break from the regular season for a friendly match against soccer giant AFC Ajax. Kings of the Dutch soccer circuit, Ajax has won four European Cups in their illustrious run, and will bring big-name talent to the House of Pane. EAC
Jeld-Wen Field, 1844 SW Morrison, 7 pm, $9-110