My, What a Busy Week! 

THURSDAY, MARCH 8

POW!—The Portland Women's Film Festival (POW Fest) kicks off its fifth year tonight with a program of locally made short films at the Hollywood, followed by a beer and music-filled opening-night party. Then, throughout the weekend, they'll be showing films made by women filmmakers. Go. EH
"Locals Showcase" short film program at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7 pm, $7-10; opening night party at @Large Films, 807 NE Couch, 9 pm, $5-10, 21+

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT—Calling wildlife enthusiasts and vampire fetishists alike: Tonight, the World Forestry Center opens its door for a 21+ evening of their exhibit Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats. Learn about your favorite flying furry goth creatures without the children and with a complimentary alcoholic beverage. Mwahahahaha! MS
World Forestry Center, 4033 SW Canyon, 6 pm, $9, 21+

FRIDAY, MARCH 9

ELECTROFUNK—If you're looking to get down to some sweet, sweet vocoder action, Denver's Juno What?! have the prescription for what ails ya. Brandishing irresistibly danceable '80s-style funk beats, the Denver outfit will have you doing the robot all night long. NL
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $13-15

MANGA EYES—For fans of Moebius and/or cute girl butts, Brandon Graham's graphic novel King City is like a smoothie of all your favorite works with a tricky, sci-fi plot. Also released tonight is Emi Lenox's EmiTown, Vol. 2—her second huge diary collection pushing the envelope on ways to draw freaked-out expressions. SS
King City at Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch, 6 pm; EmiTown, Vol. 2 at Bridge City Comics, 3725 N Mississippi, 6 pm

SATURDAY, MARCH 10

FOR YOUR SOUL—Spinning vintage soul the second Saturday of each month, DJ Drew Groove and Katrina Martiana kick off Soulciety, a new dance night meant for dancing. Wear your finest togs, strap on your dancing heels, and get your sweet ass down on that dance floor. CF
The Secret Society, 116 NE Russell, 9 pm, $4

BIG TIME—The Portland2012 biennial has struck contemporary art gold in a spread of venues across town. Tonight's opening reception heralds brand-new work from 10 artists and groups, including notables Matt McCormick, Hand2Mouth Theatre, Arnold J. Kemp, and duo Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen. WE
Disjecta, 8371 N Interstate, 6 pm, FREE

SUNDAY, MARCH 11

ISLANDS ARE FOREVER—I want all bands to be like Islands, just like I want to eat dessert for every meal. They're cute, and their pop is sweet fun-time-sunshine-dance-all-the-time stuff. I dare you to make it through their new album A Sleep & A Forgetting, without grinning. SM
w/Idiot Glee; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $13-15

DRUNK-A-LYMPICS—It's a perfect marriage of public drunkenness and physical prowess! It's the Appetite for Destruction pizza party and obstacle course challenge in which... well... you eat Sizzle Pie pizza, get loaded on Tecate, and run an obstacle course. A $100 cash prize will be awarded—but isn't the true reward getting drunk? WSH
East End, 203 SE Grand, 5 pm, FREE admission, $2 to compete

MONDAY, MARCH 12

SKATE-A-ROKE!—It's the glorious return of Skate-a-Roke, featuring roller skating, Baby Ketten Karaoke, AND raising money for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon! Slap on your fave roller boogie costume, warm up your vocals, and skate your sexy ass off! WSH
Oaks Park Roller Rink, 7805 SE Oaks Park, 7-10 pm, $10, all ages

SMALLPRESSAPALOOZA—Powell's annual celebration of indie writers, Smallpressapalooza, is back, featuring the bracing honesty of Martha Grover, the rambling anarchist Americana of former Mercury Music Editor Adam Gnade, and the anonymous author of Love Is Not Constantly Wondering If You're Making the Biggest Mistake of Your Life, one of 2011's best local titles. AH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 6-9:45 pm, FREE

KICK OFF—The Portland Timbers take to the House of Pane with their first home game of the season. Watch our hometown Major League Soccer team take on the Philadelphia Union for the second time on their home turf. ESPN2 will be there. Won't you? AZ
Jeld-Wen Field, 1844 SW Morrison, 6:30 pm $25 & up

TUESDAY, MARCH 13

GHOST FACE KILLERS—1979's kung fu classic The Mystery of Chess Boxing isn't only a badass chop-socky flick—it also inspired the Wu-Tang clan's 1993 hiphop classic "Da Mystery of Chessboxin'." Pay your respects at tonight's screening, featuring the only known 35mm print of the film. EH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $7

ON YOU, IN YOU—That's how you pronounce Onuinu, Dorian Duvall's solo electronica project (though very recently he's performed with two additional bandmates), whose head-bobbing ambient beats will be preceded by experimental club love via another project from Lovers' Kerby Ferris' and her partner, Emily Baker of Sword + Fern, called Lavender Mirror. MS
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, $3

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14

DORK FOREST—Jackie Kashian is one funny lady. She nearly upstaged the amazeballs Maria Bamford last time they were at Helium. You have to be one crackerjack comedian to nearly out-funny Bamford. Prepare for some gut busting with tales of Kashian's wacky family and nerdy adventures. CF
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, Wed March 14-Thurs March 15, 8 pm, Fri March 16-Sat March 17, 7 & 9:30 pm, $10-25

OFF THE MAPWhere All Maps End, the latest from lovely folk-poppers the Lower 48, is one of the most arrestingly charming records you'll hear all year. With infectious strumming and ear-candy melodies, they make the kind of songs that lodge themselves deep in your heart. NL
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $6-8

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