My, What A Busy Week! 

THURSDAY 7/14

HEROES IN A HALF-SHELL—A collaboration between the Hollywood Theatre, Ground Kontrol, and the folks behind Filmusik, Arcade-O-Vision offers an old-school videogame tournament on a movie theater screen—accompanied by live, 8-bit-inspired music from Cosmic Fluke and the Electric Opera Company! Tonight's game is Konami's 1989 brawler Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles... and as an added bonus, 1990's live-action Ninja Turtles movie will be shown beforehand. EH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, movie at 7 pm, game and music at 9 pm, $8

WOODS—The dedicated artistic staff of Into the Woods made their mark filming fascinating musical performances from local and national musicians, so it's only fitting that they curate a quarterly event that showcases such bands. In addition to special videos from the yucksters in Comedy is OK, this inaugural night is headlined by Feelings, the much-anticipated new outlet for Guidance Counselor's Ian Anderson. EAC
w/the Reservations, Pigeons, Radiation City; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $5

FRIDAY 7/15

PEDRO—Truly one of the most intriguing performers around, David Bazan and pals roll through Portland in support of his recent album Strange Negotiations. The onetime Pedro the Lion frontman divorced himself from his Christian upbringing, resulting in some harrowing songs about faith, loss, recovery, and just about everything else in between. EAC
w/Rocky Votolato; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $15

THE BOY WHO LIVED—Ten years after the release of the first Harry Potter movie, the last one is finally here: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II brings Harry's epic tale to a melancholy, bombastic end. The Battle of Hogwarts on the big screen? Don't pretend you're not geeking out like Colin Creevey about it. EH
Various theaters (we recommend Roseway Theater at 7229 NE Sandy), see Movie Times for locations and showtimes

SATURDAY 7/16

BASTILLE DAY—Your source for delicious French snack heaven, Pix Patisserie, is once again throwing down their annual Bastille Day block party. Look for a slew of live music (Deelay Ceelay, Cool Nutz, Guidance Counselor) plus scavenger hunts, races, and "macaron madness." Viva la France! MS
w/Cloudy October, Pigeons, Yeah Great Fine, Sam Humans and the Light; Pix Patisserie, 3901 N Williams, 3 pm-midnight, FREE (non-perishable food donations requested)

SAY YESLanghorne Slim has been winning Portland hearts with his ragged, soulful folk hollerin', and it looks like we've won his heart right back: The singer/songwriter relocated here last year, and tonight he takes the Doug Fir stage for what is sure to be a roof-raising hootenanny. NL
w/Weinland; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $12-14

SUNDAY 7/17

FACE OF METH—While Busy Week is normally about getting out, you should def stay in for the slam-bang season premiere of the best show on TV, Breaking Bad! Don't miss Bryan Cranston's hilarious/harrowing transformation from a meek high school chem teacher into a deadly meth-dealing drug lord. WSH
Breaking Bad season premiere, AMC, 10 pm

PRIVILEGE—Like most of the better local bands, Parenthetical Girls don't whore themselves around town until we take them for granted. These masters of literary, orchestral pop music know when to save it and when to give it up, but tonight we're going to get lucky. MS
w/Vice Device, Extra Life, Sam Mickens; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $5

MONDAY 7/18

PLYMPTON—The legendary animator has been nominated for two Academy Awards, worked on videos for both Kanye West and Weird Al Yankovic, and draws the cutest, most distinctive cartoon dogs ever. Tonight, Bill Plympton shares his new book Independently Animated—with an intro by Terry Gilliam, the book chronicles Plympton's life and work. AH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

METAL UP YOUR ASS—Born in a Baghdad basement in the waning days of Saddam Hussein's brutal regime, Acrassicauda—Iraq's only thrash metal band, like, ever—caught its big break when Vice and, later, a documentary crew (Heavy Metal in Baghdad) came calling. But with fame came death threats. And then their studio was blown up, and now the band lives in the US. DCT
w/Nether Regions, Lord Dying, the Guild, DJ Nate C; East End, 203 SE Grand, 9 pm, $13

TUESDAY 7/19

PUCKER UP—The popularity of sour beer has only grown since Belmont Station began hosting Puckerfest five years ago. This week, look for a rotating lineup of 12-14 fruity, funky beers, plus a chance to meet the brewers. AH
Belmont Station, 4500 SE Stark, Mon July 18-Sun July 24, noon-11 pm (Sun noon-9 pm)

THE PLAYER—Actor/director/activist Tim Robbins always seemed like a stand-up guy. So when you say that the man who played Bob Roberts is trying his hand at real-life folk-singing, we say, "Uh... okay!" With his band the Rogues Gallery in tow, Robbins plucks and strums his way through original songs that sound a hell of a lot better than that Billy Bob Thornton record. NL
Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta 8 pm, $25-30

WEDNESDAY 7/20

MEMORY—Quickly evolving far beyond the constraints of chillwave, New Jersey's Memory Tapes—the project masterminded by one Dayve Hawk—has revealed itself to be a wide-ranging pop smorgasbord, packed with forlorn synths, late-night melodies, and the hazy gauze of nostalgia. NL
w/Sleep Over; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $12

FREE FOLK—Portland Center for the Performing Arts presents its fourth installment of this summer's Music on Main Street, your go-to for free, outdoor tunes. On deck this week is Mike Coykendall, whose folksy wailing is known throughout Portland, and has worked with artists like M. Ward and Bright Eyes. JL
w/Michael Jodell; SW Main between Broadway & Park (outside PCPA), 5 pm, FREE, all ages

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