My, What a Busy Week! 

THURSDAY, JUNE 14

DRAG RACE—The glamorous star of Darcelle XV Showplace is leading her very own Pedalpalooza bike ride extravagantly called "Darcelle's Parade of Glitz, Glitter, and Comedy." If you're fabulous, join Portland's fave female impersonator on a whirlwind tour of downtown—rhinestones strongly encouraged. WSH
Darcelle XV Showplace, 208 NW 3rd, 5:30 pm (doors at 5 pm, if you want a drink), FREE

KROLL—You know him from Funny or Die videos where he plays the hilariously sexually conflicted Bobby Bottleservice, or from his role on The League, or maybe just as the familiar-looking dude who pops up in movies like I Love You, Man. Tonight Nick Kroll brings his stand-up and barrel o' characters to Helium for a three-night engagement. AH
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, Thurs 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 pm, $15-27

FRIDAY, JUNE 15

LOVE LOVE LOVE—Fresh off a tour through Europe, Lovers have returned to their rightful place in Portland's arms. Tonight we prove that we understand their layers of harmonized melancholy and synthy coyness better than anyplace else. Plus the excellent company of Kaia Wilson and the Golden Bears joins them. Group hug. MS
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $8-10

HOOTERS—Quick facts about Dolly Parton: She has 11 siblings, no kids, is the godmother of Miley Cyrus, and the queen of country music. Tonight, Siren Nation's seventh annual Dolly Parton Hoot Night pays tribute to the nation's #1 blonde with a boot-kickin' lineup of local musicians covering her hits. SM
Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta, 9 pm, $10-12, all ages

SATURDAY, JUNE 16

NUDITY—There's more than a touch of "keep Portland weird"-ness to an event like the World Naked Bike Ride, which has a stunning turnout in our fair city. But to gaze upon such a massive, positive, and progressive statement fills the heart with pride. MS
SE Salmon & Water, 9 pm meet-up, 10 pm ride, FREE

NERD PARTY—Floating World Comics hosts its second annual Captain Picard Day art contest, offering sweet prizes for sketches of the dashing X-wing captain and his Hobbit friends! Grab your lightsaber and get down there, Muggle! SM
Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch, drop off art at 3 pm, show opens 6 pm, FREE

COCK BLOCK—It wouldn't be Pride without a raucous block party on SW Stark. Come for the bands, DJs, and prizes—stay for the hot action, as everyone will be feeling oh so pretty and oh so gay. Here's hoping that all those rainbows won't lead to downpours. CF
Scandals, 1125 SW Stark, Fri 5 pm-midnight, Sat 2 pm-midnight, Sun 2-8 pm, $5-7 (FREE on Sun), 21+

SUNDAY, JUNE 17

GAYS ON PARADE—Pull on your rainbow toe socks and sequined vests, Portland! It's time for your annual Pride Parade, where glitzy floats and surly motorcycle brigades take to the streets of downtown Portland in celebration of the city's thriving LGBTQ community and pals. Come for the confetti, stay for Mayor Sam Adams in a bike trailer. AZ
Starts at NW Park & Burnside, 11:30 am, FREE

GEEK DAD—If your dad, like mine, prefers talking about technology to talking about feelings, we've got just the Father's Day activity for you: National Geek Dad Day at OMSI promises geek-friendly activities that give dads and kids a chance to bond over feelings-neutral science. Plus: A chance to see a working steam engine! AH
OMSI, 1945 SE Water, 11 am-1 pm, 2 pm-4 pm, FREE with museum admission

MONDAY, JUNE 18

00101101—Chances are you have no idea how the internet actually works, which is why Andrew Blum's new book Tubes looks crazy interesting—exploring the web's physical infrastructure, Blum reveals the working foundation of the tech that has come to dominate our lives. EH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

EERIE—Phil Elverum has been holed up in his Anacortes church-turned-recording studio, and now you can hear the fruits of his labor on the vividly abstract Clear Moon LP. Elverum, under his Mount Eerie guise, performs the first of two nights in town at the intimate Back Door Theater (and he'll perform Tuesday at Valentine's as well). NL
w/Key Losers; Back Door Theater, 4319 SE Hawthorne, 7 & 9 pm, $8, all ages

TUESDAY, JUNE 19

READY—Nerd-made-good Ernest Cline shot onto the bestseller lists with Ready Player One, his reference-laden sci-fi adventure tale that impressed geeks and non-geeks alike. He's also an affable, clever guy—meaning his reading tonight should be a lot of fun. EH
Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills, Beaverton, 7 pm, FREE

GUYS WITH BIG FEET—Call him Bigfoot, call him Sasquatch—either way he's got huge feet and you're curious. Join historian Doug Kenck-Crispin from Kick Ass Oregon History for a lecture on the conspiracies (and realities) surrounding this elusive hairy dude. It's also the Jack London Bar's one-year anniversary and there will be free cake. ZP
Jack London Bar, 529 SW 4th, 7:30 pm, FREE

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

KILLER McHANN—If your midweek is drooping, inject it with a burst of energy by catching Monkey Trick, Portland's own Jesus Lizard cover band. They'll add a fireball of raw Yow fury into your life, scouring your ears by way of the Jesus Lizard's unhinged catalog. NL
w/1-2 Buckle My Shoe; Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water, 9 pm, $5

GO ALREADY—You haven't seen The Cabin in the Woods yet? OMG, what are you waiting for? Quick, before someone spoils it for you! Written by Joss Whedon and starring Thor, this is the best horror film in recent memory—it's funny and surprising and clever and mind-bendy. Now you can watch it with beer in hand! CF
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