My, What a Busy Week! 

THURSDAY, JULY 12

ART PARTY—Tonight's bash celebrates the first birthday of a local culture website I've never used (beportland.com)—but the reason for the party doesn't matter, because the lineup looks great: music by Fault Lines (formerly the Angry Orts) and Animal Eyes, plus art-smarties Research Club are curating performances. Go ahead and crash it! SM
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $6

WEST—Nothing says "whiskey and hay bales" like summer, and that sun-blurry sort of atmosphere just so happens to be what an outlaw country band like Denver specializes in. The ever-so-slightly marinated assemblage boasts hands that are familiar from other, trusted projects, and what's better than travel among friends—even if the destination is somewhat west of Denver? MS
Kenton Club, 2025 N Kilpatrick, 9 pm, FREE

FRIDAY, JULY 13

WHERE YOU LIVE—As the quality and relevance of commercial radio continues to wane, local-focused alternatives like KZME rise from the ashes to support Portland culture. Airing no commercials and suffering no fools, KZME is the worthy beneficiary of tonight's performances from Fanno Creek, Hawkeye, the Upsidedown, and more. MS
Plan B, 1305 SE 8th, 5 pm, $5-15 sliding

FUCKIN'—Los Angeles' the Cinefamily—a nonprofit that preserves and shows off weird and great films—has made a big name for themselves in the past few years. This weekend, they visit Portland for two nights of cinephile paradise. Tonight: "100 Most Outrageous Fucks," their "psyche-shattering presentation featuring the most outrageous clips of copulation across the history of film." EH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $7, for more info, see Film Shorts

SATURDAY, JULY 14

WOODY—Sometimes performing other people's work brings out new sides to beloved musicians—here's hoping we'll see just that tonight as Corin Tucker, Holcombe Waller, Menomena's Danny Seim, and plenty more pay tribute to Dust Bowl balladeer Woody Guthrie on the centennial of his birth. AH
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th, 7 pm, FREE (donations benefit hunger-relief organizations)

GET BENT, BECKHAM!—Fancy-pantsy soccer pretty boy David Beckham and his sixth-ranked LA Galaxy are coming to Portland to take on our Portland Timbers. And while our season has been shaky thus far, there's nothing like making a pretty boy look like an ass to boost morale. Come out and support the team! And eff YOU, pretty boy! WSH
Jeld-Wen Field, 1844 SW Morrison, 8 pm, $31.75-150.25

STREET—Eat, shop, watch, and gawk your way up and down Mississippi's annual street fair—with people- and dog-watching, live music (32 bands, including Parson Red Heads and Old Light), vendors, and the outpour of good vibes that will make for one of the most leisurely and memorable days of the summer. MS
N Mississippi from Fremont to Skidmore, 10 am-9 pm, FREE

SUNDAY, JULY 15

OLD AND KINKY—True, revered Kinks songwriter and singer Ray Davies hasn't come out with any groundbreaking new work in a while—but when an absolute legend comes to town, you should carve out time to see him. On his US tour, the Brit has been growling out some new variations on the standards you know by heart. SM
Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $50

SUPER SWEATY—I don't know about you, but I can't think of a worse time of year—summer—to wake up early on a Sunday, put on my favorite too-tight superhero costume, and then lumber awkwardly in a Superhero Fun Run against other similarly clad people. But watching such a spectacle unfold (all for charity)? That's another matter. DCT
Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade, SE Water & Hawthorne, 8 am, $10

MONDAY, JULY 16

BROADSIDES—A new quarterly reading series showcases Portland's best writers—of the female persuasion, that is. Unchaste Readers makes a strong showing tonight with Lidia Yuknavitch, Lisa Wells, and plenty more. AH
Jack London Bar, 529 SW 4th, 7:30 pm, $4, 21+

BEASTLY—Few films arrive with the sort of awestruck buzz that surrounds the fantasy drama Beasts of the Southern Wild—a film that won both the Camera d'Or at Cannes and the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. Now it's here in Portland. You should probably go. EH
Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st, see our review and Film Times for showtimes, $6-9

TUESDAY, JULY 17

GO DEEP—Formerly YellowFever, the dynamic duo now known as Deep Time from Austin, Texas, paints luscious, ear-buggy pop that will not only get your bottom bumping—but your bottom will also say, "Hey, this is really clever stuff. I want to hear MORE." Smart bottom. WSH
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $6-8

BEARS AT REST—Weeklong residencies at Al's Den give Portland's best bands a chance to make themselves at home. This week, the fantastic Golden Bears settle in for seven nights of psychedelic-tinged rock and pop. AH
Al's Den, 303 SW 12th, 7 pm, FREE

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

GLUEY PORCH TREATMENTS—Freakout grunge/punk/metal/drone band the Melvins had a massive impact on the music of the '90s—more importantly, though, they're a hell of a band in their own right, and fantastic and overwhelming to see live. Tonight, Melvins Lite—a stripped-down lineup of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover, and Trevor Dunn—take over the Hawthorne. Prepare for exhilarating sludge. EH
Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE 39th, 7 pm, $15-18

GROSS ANATOMY—Turns out the sexy-sounding question in the title of Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That? has a pretty icky answer: to help suction out any previous love deposits, presumably so you can drop your own. That's just a taste of the gross-but-informative lessons you'll learn about the human body at this fascinating reading tonight. DCT
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

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