THURSDAY, JULY 28

WUTHERING HEIGHTS—There may be no musician quite as otherworldly as Kate Bush, whose avant-pop songwriting and unmistakable voice make her one of the most incredible (and under-sung) talents out there. Tonight a gallery of local bands pays homage, with covers performed by Parenthetical Girls, Neal Morgan, and plenty others. NL
w/Rocky and the Proms, Prescription Pills, & more; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $5

SOUNDTRACKERS—Portland spaghetti-western band Federale does what they were put on this earth to do: perform an original live score to the 1972 Italian western The Grand Duel, starring the colossally cool Lee Van Cleef as an ex-sheriff taking on bounty hunters. The Filmusik folks provide the dialogue and sound effects, so expect whistling and whip cracks and gunshots galore. NL
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, $10-12

FRIDAY, JULY 29

OUTLAW—By the numbers, it's been 78 years, 74 albums, seven children, and four arrests for drug possession: Yes, it's the one-and-only Willie Nelson. See him sing and strum the night away. SM
Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey, Troutdale, 6:30 pm, $59-63, all ages

BEERED—Sunstroke, dehydration, and a dizzying selection of craft beers from around the country—it can only mean one thing: The Oregon Brewers Fest is upon us. Grab a mug and hit the Waterfront, or check out the free OBF block party in the Pearl on Saturday, featuring music and BridgePort brews. AH
Oregon Brewers Fest, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 1020 SW Naito, Thurs-Sat noon-9 pm, Sun noon-7 pm, tasting mug $6, tastings $1; BridgePort Block Party, 1313 NW Marshall, Sat 3-8 pm, FREE

SATURDAY, JULY 30

DANCE—Named for the late Ted Papaioannou, who co-founded Berbati's with his brother in 1987, the newly reopened Ted's makes its proper debut with a bhangra extravaganza featuring India's Akbar Sami joined by San Francisco's Non Stop Bhangra. Tonight is also the kickoff of the Jai Ho! Bhangra Revolution, a monthly last-Saturday dance party. MS
w/DJs Prashant, Jimmy Love; Ted's, 231 SW Ankeny, 9 pm, $20-25

MONSTER SHOW—Show/art space PALS is throwing the Multiple Personalities Music Festival, with 16 bands—including And And And, Sons of Huns, and Turbo Perfecto—playing on two stages, plus a 21-and-over beer garden in the backyard. (Don't worry, the street is all ages.) Think of it as a huge house show... with a permit! SS
SE 8th & Division, 1 pm-midnight, FREE, all ages

SUNDAY, JULY 31

RIVER LOVE—Described as a "public display of affection for the Willamette River," The Big Float's big idea is to get Portlanders off their asses and into the water. No, wait—it's safe! Join over 1,000 Portlanders as they parade across the Hawthorne Bridge, toss their floats into the water, and merrily drift across our beloved river. A celebration will greet the "festive floatilla," complete with beer garden, live music, swimming, and food carts. CD
Eastside of Hawthorne Bridge, 1515 SE Water, 9:30 am-6:30 pm, $5 suggested donation, thebigfloat.com; see our Big Float feature

BYOP—The Fifth Annual Portland Pie Off is your everyday, casual, laidback kind of pie-off—but not without the excitement of eating pie made by a stranger. Categories include Best Sweet Pie, Best Savory Pie, and Best Use of Creativity in Pie Baking. SS
Laurelhurst Park, SE 39th & Stark, 2-6 pm, BYOP, FREE (costumes encouraged)

MONDAY, AUGUST 1

CELLO—The cello's resurgence as a "cool" instrument is well on its way (you can thank the Portland Cello Project for this), and now Ben Sollee is here to take things to the next level. The Kentucky singer/cellist uses a vast arrangement of styles and varied influences to create a pop/bluegrass hybrid that is uniquely his own. EAC
w/Thousands; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $10

SCENARIO—Actor Michael Rapaport helms Beats, Rhymes, and Life, a documentary on one of hiphop's most influential groups since the inception of the genre: A Tribe Called Quest, with commentary from the likes of De La Soul, Beastie Boys, the Roots, and Pharrell Williams MH
See Film Times for theaters & showtimes

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2

DEEP SHOCK—Director Dario Argento never disappoints, with ooky Italian horror-fueled scenes of depravity and the most innovative gore scenes this side of torture porn. His 1975 flick Deep Red promises an amazing soundtrack by Goblin, a mysterious black-gloved killer, and a creepy floating robot-ventriloquist dummy. Get there early for a passel of 35mm Italian grindhouse trailers. CF
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $7

BIRTHDAY—The Museum of Contemporary Craft celebrates 75 years of elevating the discourse around craft and art, with an exhibition featuring 75 donations to the museum's permanent collection. AH
Museum of Contemporary Craft, 724 NW Davis, Tues-Sat 11 am-6 pm, through Feb 25

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3

PRETTY—While the Portland Timbers just might steal a match from the Los Angeles Galaxy tonight, there is one category where the home team doesn't stand a chance: handsomeness. The star-heavy Los Angeles team is just so damn dreamy, led by Landon Donovan and David "Mr. Posh Spice" Beckham, who are team leaders in goals, assists, and (most importantly) hair-gel usage. EAC
Jeld-Wen Field, 1844 SW Morrison, 7:30 pm, SOLD OUT, broadcast on ESPN2

HUMAN FLESH—Fans of Red Fang are no doubt familiar with frequent opening act Lord Dying, but it's nice to see them in a headlining role. Their punishing, technical, old-school thrash metal is not for the weak, so bring your earplugs and steel yourself for being blown right the fuck away. MS
w/Owl; The Know, 2026 NE Alberta, 8 pm