My, What a Busy Week! 

THURSDAY, JUNE 16

LANEGAN AGAIN—I caught Mark Lanegan with Greg Dulli at the Wonder a couple years back. They were fire and ice—Lanegan representing the cold front, with his chilly fount of raspy baritone. The former Screaming Trees frontman will be performing a low-key acoustic set for the fiery hearts of his Portland fans. CF
w/Sean Wheeler, Zander Schloss; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $20-23

FUNNIES—Paul Hornschemeier writes high-concept comics for those who like their funnybooks on the cerebral side. Tonight he signs his newest, Life with Mr. Dangerous, which is about the dead-end life and daydreams of an unhappy 27-year-old woman. AH
Floating World Comics, 20 NW 5th, #101, 6-8 pm, FREE

FRIDAY, JUNE 17

PRETTY VOICES—There's nothing in this world that could improve a Laura Gibson concert. Well, okay, maybe one thing: Holcombe Waller. This delectable pairing of singer/songwriters will include dual sets and some rare collaborations by two of the finest voices Portland music has to offer. EAC
Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $15, all ages

JACK'S BACK—Named for the seedy hotel of yesteryear, the Jack London Bar is your newest source for dancing, comedy, and sundry infotainment. Tonight's grand opening includes the debut of both Call of the Witty comedy and Shut Up and Dance in their new home, plus DJs, a BarFly happy hour, and... a "meat cake." MS
Jack London Bar at the Rialto, 529 SW 4th, 5 pm, FREE

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

GET YOUR GOAT—Over a lengthening and ever-impressive career, John Darnielle has proved himself one of today's absolutely vital songwriters, and his shape-shifting band the Mountain Goats has released one of its finest records to date: the splendid All Eternals Deck. Goats fans won't dare miss this show. NL
Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $20, all ages

BALLS OUT—Bears. Dares. Queers. Queens. Kinksters. Twinksters. Cute dykes. Crazy dykes. Coquettes. The Sprockettes. Feys, lays, regular ol' gays. All that plus balls-to-the-wall dance music, tonight at the Pride installment of monthly night-out Blow Pony. SM
Branx, 320 SE 2nd, 9 pm, $5-8

SUNDAY, JUNE 19

TIMBER!—Don your greenest attire as the Portland Timbers welcome the unfortunately named New York Red Bulls—led by French football icon and former Arsenal/Barcelona star Thierry Henry—to the House of Pane. While Henry's best days are a thing of the past, he still sits near the top of the MLS scoring rankings and will be a challenge for the Timbers' defense. EAC
Jeld-Wen Field, 1844 SW Morrison, 7 pm, $19-110

PRIDE!—The centerpiece of gay-pride month, Portland's Pride Parade is a testament to the out, proud, and loud LGBTQ community and their willingness to let everyone know that not only does it get better? It gets FABULOUS. Show your support. WSH
Portland Pride Parade, step off at NW 13th & Burnside, 11:30 am, FREE see parade route

MONDAY, JUNE 20

SIDE OF—If you can't get enough bacon in your life—if you're a human with functioning taste buds, basically—all your prayers have been answered with the Ethical Butcher's Summer Beats and Bacon party, which offers you a special menu of bacon concoctions, including bacon desserts, fruit-and-bacon combos, and of course variations on the classic BLT. You never needed your arteries anyway. NL
w/DJ Beyonda; Saraveza, 1004 N Killingsworth, 8 pm, $25-30

URBAN ACHIEVERS—How well do you know the Dude? Tonight at the Guild, Pub Quiz USA's The Big Lebowski quiz will put your Coen Brothers knowledge to the test. Throw back a few White Russians, then hope you can remember the difference between Liam and Brandt. EH
The Guild Public House, 1101 E Burnside, 7 pm, $3

TUESDAY, JUNE 21

ALL YOURS—The duo of guitarist Matthan Minster and drummer Adam Trachsel go under the name Yours, and they've quickly established themselves as one of Portland's most exciting up-and-coming bands, with a sun-flared, breezily psychedelic sound that hints at a mammoth grandeur. Catch 'em tonight for a cover of zero dollars, and say you saw Yours when. NL
Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water, 10 pm, FREE

HOT DOGS AND OLLIES—Tuesday is summer solstice, and what's more, it's also Go Skateboarding Day. What better way to celebrate than to go thrashin'? Commonwealth Skateboarding is throwing a BBQ bonanza<: skateboard (for free), grab a hot dog ($1), and enjoy music from the Bugs. It'll be hot, reckless, and totally insane. JL
Commonwealth Skateboarding, 1425 SE 20th, 6-9 pm, FREE

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22

VARIETY—The headliner at this month's installment of the whip-smart variety show Entertainment for People is Dan Kennedy, host of the popular storytelling series The Moth, but the supporting lineup is pretty damn impressive too: local author Kevin Sampsell, comedy from Jimmy Radosta and Seattleite Emmett Montgomery, and more. AH
The Woods, 6637 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $14-16

ORGANIC SOUNDS—Calvin Johnson: So crazy! If you miss the K Records honcho's wild-eyed song-playing this afternoon at his in-store gig at the Record Room (with the marvelous bummer-gum pop of the Sandwitches in tow) catch them tonight—where else?—strummin' amid the hummus at neighborhood food mart Cherry Sprout Produce. SM
Record Room, 8 NE Killingsworth, 4 pm, FREE, all ages; Cherry Sprout Produce, 722 N Sumner, 8 pm, FREE, all ages

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