My, What a Busy Week! 

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THURSDAY, JULY 5

ECO-MUST—With a theme like "Protecting Water" it is no wonder Typhoon is kicking off the Sundown at Ecotrust concert series. Throughout the month Ecotrust will be honoring parts of the ecosystem with local food and entertainment. This is one wave you'll definitely want to catch. ZP
w/AU; Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th, 5:30 pm, FREE

WHAT A BEARDO—As a fan of sweatpants, Gilligan hats, and beards, Kyle Kinane is one funny stand-up. Pray he tells the story about the worst poison-oak-suffering trip to Walmart ever, because it's hilarious. This quick-witted gruffster will totally make you cry. CF
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, Thurs 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 pm, $15-25


FRIDAY, JULY 6

BIG RIG—What's Rigsketball? It's the basketball hoop that local band And And And have attached to their tour van, and the bracket for this summer's Rigsketball tourney is announced tonight, pitting Portland's best bands against each other in a series of pickup games across the city. At the kickoff show tonight, see seven great bands, all for free! NL
Plan B, 1305 SE 8th, 7 pm (bands at 8:20 pm), FREE

36 CHAMBERS—Try to top this hiphop lineup: Wu-Tang Clan and Dead Prez. Oh, that's right. You can't. Yes, there are a ton of other performers at Refuge tonight, but shit: Seeing the legendary Wu-Tang and the ever-impressive Dead Prez in a single night? As Dead Prez once said, "Hell yeah." EH
Refuge, 116 SE Yamhill, 8 pm, $30-45, 21+


SATURDAY, JULY 7

DESI DANCE—For 10 years, DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid have held down Andaz, the Bollywood and bhangra dance party that shows no sign of letting up. Celebrate their decade of Desi on the dance floors with their guest, NYC's DJ Rekha, the only DJ in the country with a longer-running bhangra dance night. NL
Branx, 320 SE 2nd, 9 pm, $10

E4P—Practiced people entertainers Entertainment for People have packed their brainy variety show with a stellar lineup including stripper/musician/actress/author Viva Las Vegas, novelist Jon Raymond, and the ever-hilarious, never-appropriate writer Steve Almond. And so many more!
AH Disjecta, 8371 N Interstate, 8 pm, $10-12, 21+


SUNDAY, JULY 8

CLOSET TRAPPED—'Cause Dig a Pony don't see nothing wrong with spending your Sunday evening bumpin 'n' grinding, they are bringing back by the R. Kelly Tribute Night by popular demand. Let Holla 'n' Oates bring you into sweat-drenched slow-jam bliss while you sip on a rum and Coke. Your body should be telling you YES! LC
w/Maxx Bass; Dig a Pony, 736 SE Grand, 9 pm, FREE

METAL IN HOT WEATHER—One of the highlights of summer is upon us: The third annual East End Block Party, where the street outside the club is shut down for two days to make way for the black T-shirted fans of bands like Thrones, Red Kross, Danava, Lord Dying, and tonight's "secret guest." MS
East End, 203 SE Grand, Sat-Sun 2 pm, $12 daily


MONDAY, JULY 9

VOLCANOES!!—Even if you think "science" is for bespectacled asthmatic nerdlings, you gotta admit volcanoes are AWWWESOME. So check out this OMSI Science Pub led by volcano seismologist Seth Moran who will show you where all the local active volcanoes are, and how one may burn you up. LAVAAAA! WSH
Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 7 pm, $5

INDY—Funny, thrilling, smart, and starring Harrison Ford when he was still awesome, 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark is the perfect summer blockbuster—and tonight's the last night it's playing at the Hollywood on a brand spankin' new 35mm print! EH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, see Movie Times for showtimes, $5-7


TUESDAY, JULY 10

PARK TO THE FUTURE—Portland Parks' Movies in the Park program is awesome, and a great excuse to get outside with your stupid family. And tonight's selection is especially awesome because it's Back to the Future, starring Marty McFly as a boy who hates his family, too—until the great uniter (time travel) teaches him otherwise! WSH
Oregon Park, NE 30th & Oregon, movie begins at dark, FREE

SUGAR—Track down the Dear Sugar advice column at therumpus.net. Wallow in the archives. Maybe even cry at tiny bit at advice that's so compassionate yet so pragmatic. Then hurry to buy tickets for tonight's show, where "Sugar," AKA local author Cheryl Strayed, will join some very special guests for the release party of her collected columns. AH
w/Steve Almond, Courtenay Hameister, Laura Gibson; Bagdad, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 7 pm, $19.95 (includes copy of books by Strayed and Almond)


WEDNESDAY, JULY 11

MADCHESTER DANCE—DJ Betelbaum wants to transport you to the pill-poppin' shenanigans of the Madchester scene circa 1990 with his Loose Fit DJ night. Join him every second Wednesday to dance to the Stone Roses, Blur, New Order, and the Jesus and Mary Chain, and so much more. Rave on! CF
East End, 203 SE Grand, 8 pm, FREE

BLACKFaustian Echoes, Agalloch's weighty new EP, consists of a single song, and it's a glacial, monumental, majestic, chilling epic based on Goethe's masterwork. The dark metal overlords play a hometown show before embarking on a national tour.
NL w/Taurus, Eight Bells; Branx, 320 SE 2nd, 8 pm, $12-15, all ages

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