WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21

FUNNY—Reliable comedy showcase Funny Over Everything pairs Portland's best local comics with top-notch touring talent. This month? The utterly off-kilter Los Angeles comedian Duncan Trussell, who's half stand-up, half "apocalyptic shit disturber," and 100 percent hilarious. AH
w/Ian Karmel, Shane Torres; Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 9:30 pm, $10

HIPHOP HOORAY—Maybe you remember the Pharcyde as another J Dilla project, or maybe as the soundtrack to frat party Jell-O shots circa '93. Now we know them as (partially) back together: Fatlip and Slimkid3 are teaming up to play their first album, Bizarre Ride II, from start to finish. It's a '90s hiphop dream. RF
w/Latyrx, Speaker Minds, & more; Barracks, 1235 SW 16th, 9 pm, $18, 21+

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22

A BLACK ANGUS THANKSGIVING—Alone again on Thanksgiving, huh? Here's your plan for the best Thanksgiving EVER! Go alone to Vancouver's Black Angus Steakhouse. Gorge yourself on their three-course Thanksgiving Day Feast. Then find a boy or girl hooker. Smoke a ton of weed (now legal!) and then get gay married (now legal!). Nap. WSH
Black Angus Steakhouse, 415 E 13th, Vancouver, 4–10 pm, $16.99 for Thanksgiving dinner (weed/hooker not included)

FREEDOM—You know what I'm thankful for? FREEDOM. You know why we have it? BECAUSE WE MURDERED PEOPLE FOR IT. You know there's a movie about these timeless themes? RED DAWN. And they've remade it! This new one is just as jingoistic and violent as the original. Watching Red Dawn is the perfect way to give thanks—for America, for the Wolverines, for being alive. EH
Various theaters, see Film Times for showtimes, WOLVERINES!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23

HOMETOWN HYPE—Some hype about Portland isn't all it's cracked up to be—the rent, the roses, the retirement—but musicians like Laura Gibson and bands like Typhoon are worth heaps of hometown pride. Gibson's folksy voice and the quadrillion harmonic people in Typhoon are fun and engaging enough to make you get all sentimental about PDX. SM
w/Lost Lander; Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 9 pm, $15-17, all ages

DANCING DIGESTIF—How's the huge wad of Thanksgiving feel in that poor, distended stomach of yours? Pretty loafy, eh? How's about you boogie-oogie-oogie like you just can't boogie no more at the boogie-funk Night Moves dance night. DJs Cooky Parker, Rev. Shines, and Ohmega Watts will make your post-disco dreams come true. CF
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, $5 (FREE before 10 pm)

KILL! KILL!—Portland's favorite sketch comedy troupe—the 3rd Floor, natch—revives their much-loved 2006 show After School Girlfight! Kill! Kill! featuring such classic sketches as "Deep Inside the Valley of the Girl Whores," "Supertrain," and "It's Not Easy Being Teen." AH
Miracle Theater, 525 SE Stark, starts Fri Nov 23, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, through Dec 22, $15-17, the3rdfloor.com

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24

PUNX—Everyone's home for T-Day, so the Mean Jeans are hosting a post-Thanksgiving punk party 'til you puke! The Eagles Lodge got a little skittish when Scavenger Cunt was added to the bill, so this party moved a couple blocks down to eternal dive Angelo's. Punk rock, beer, out-of-town friends—this sounds like a goddamn holiday done right. NL
w/the Whines, White Fang; Angelo's, 4620 SE Hawthorne, 10 pm, $5

DRAGON SOUND—A recently unearthed epic, 1987's mind-blowing Miami Connection follows the members of synth-rock band Dragon Sound—who're also orphaned BFFs and kung fu fighters! When cocaine-dealing ninjas threaten Miami, Dragon Sound springs into violent action... and kick out some bitchin' jams, like "Friends" (about how friendship is forever) and "Against the Ninja" (about how coke-dealing ninjas suck). EH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, Fri Nov 23-Sat Nov 24, 9:30 pm, $7

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25

LIZ & DICK—It's the trainwreck we've been waiting for: Tabloid mainstay Lindsay Lohan stars in a role that she's nowhere near qualified to play, as Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime movie, Liz & Dick! Based on the true story of Taylor's mercurial romance with Richard Burton, Lindsay's "version of events" may just be the campiest, trashiest flick of year! WSH
Liz & Dick on your TV, Lifetime network, 9 pm

NEW JACK SWING ON MY NUTS—Your rayon memories of '90s middle-school dances need not stay memories! Relive those days in all their Aqua Net-drenched, pleated-pantsed glory, fueled by New Jack City DJs playing the masterworks of Teddy Riley, Bell Biv DeVoe, Keith Sweat, and more! BR
Dig a Pony, 736 SE Grand, 9 pm, FREE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26

HANNIBAL—The even-keeled Hannibal Buress has a slow and smooth stand-up cadence, but with his deadpan delivery are some absurd anecdotes and very funny twists. And at the intimate Mississippi Studios, his funny-ass self will lull you into yukking it up with impunity. CF
w/Ian Karmel; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $12

ROADRUNNER—The chance to see one of the world's greatest songwriters in a teeny-tiny dive bar doesn't come along very often, so don't miss the legendary Jonathan Richman when he returns to the Know for a three-night stand. Only 40 tickets will be sold at the door each night, so line on up! NL
w/Tommy Larkins; The Know, 2026 NE Alberta, Sat Nov 24-Mon Nov 26, 8 pm, $12

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27

SCIENCE SKULLS—What kind of guy collects 300 skulls? An obsessive and morbid guy, that's who. Tonight at OMSI's nerd night out (official name: Science Pub), author Simon Winchester tells the story of skull-lovin' man Alan Dudley, his massive cranium collection, and the power skulls wield over human imagination. SM
Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 7 pm, $5

BROOOOCE!—Former Oregonian TV critic Peter Ames Carlin got all-access to the inner world of the Boss, resulting in his definitive, authorized Springsteen bio, Bruce. Tonight a bevy of local talent, including Corin Tucker, Storm Large, and more, play Springsteen covers for the book's release party. NL
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 8 pm, $8-10