My, What a Busy Week! 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

TV PARTY—For the army of Arrested Development fans who made a fourth season happen—this party is for YOU! The Arrested Development Returns Party features musical acts Tango Alpha Tango, Animal Eyes, the We Shared Milk, and DJ Trim Jones, PLUS a chicken dance-off, a Bluth family costume contest, AND banana drink specials! As Gob would say, "C'MON!!" WSH
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $5-6

FILM—Harmony Korine's exploitation-comedy-horror-music video Spring Breakers—starring a slew of debauched Disney starlets and a legitimately amazing James Franco—has finally hit the beer theaters! It's a hell of a thing to behold—and if there was ever a movie that called for consuming alcohol as you watch it, this is it. EH
Laurelhurst Theater, 2735 E Burnside, see Film Times, $4; Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark, see Film Times, $4

THURSDAY, MAY 9

POP OFF—PDX Pop Now!'s annual fundraiser, Make It Pop!, is a great way to support local all-ages music, and it's a terrific concert, this year with Kelli Schaefer, Monarques, Grandparents, Ezza Rose, and DJ Jeremy Petersen. Throw in a raffle, free hors d'oeuvres and desserts, and the announcement of this year's PDX Pop Now! compilation tracklist, this is the feel-good party of the season. NL
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel, 403 SW 10th, 7 pm, $20, all ages

COMEDY—Remember back in the '90s, when MTV had a dating show? This one guy, Chris Hardwick, made fun of all the meathead contestants, like, all the time. I don't know where he's been for the past 20 years, but I guess he does stand-up now! I bet it's pretty good. BR
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, Thurs 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 pm, $20-30

FRIDAY, MAY 10

COMEDYBob's Burgers is one of the funniest, most charming shows on television, thanks in large part to the voice talent of H. Jon Benjamin, Eugene Mirman, and Kristen Schaal. Tonight the show's cast and executive producer take over the Crystal for a live table read, a Q&A, and some stand-up thrown in for good measure. AH
Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, $25-27, all ages

MUSIC CRUISE—Slap on a goofy smile and your favorite topsiders to dance the ever-loving poop deck off the Portland Spirit for the KPSU Kruise. Boogie on a BOAT to the infectious groove of Onuinu! At MIDNIGHT! With a FULL BAR! It's part of the college radio station's string of fundraising events to get an FM signal. CF
w/Grandparents; Portland Spirit, Salmon Street Springs Fountain, 10:30 pm boarding, 11 pm departure, $15, all ages

SATURDAY, MAY 11

CRAFTY SALE—Over 200 of Portland's most creative crafters will gather at Crafty Wonderland's Super Colossal Spring Sale to hawk their lovely wares. The semiannual sale is truly ginormous, filled with every doodad imaginable, and this time there's a whole wedding section for all those mason jar-lovin' brides on the make. CF
Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK, 11 am-6 pm, FREE, all ages

PARADE—St. Johns has come a long way since weirdo writer Jim Goad luridly described it as the "glans" of North Portland. It's not as remote as anyone thinks. And, brace for it... maybe it's actually kind of cool now? See for yourself at the seventh annual St. Johns Bizarre and Parade, an homage to Americana (with better food and music). DCT
North Lombard in downtown St. Johns, 10 am-7 pm, FREE

VARIETY SHOW—Comedian Marc Maron is usually the one asking the questions on his wildly popular interview podcast WTF with Marc Maron. But tonight it's Maron's turn in the hot seat, as he headlines a packed episode of live radio show Live Wire!, which also includes smarty-pants science writer/io9 editor Annalee Newitz and Portland novelist Monica Drake. AH
Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta, 7:30 pm, $20-35, all ages

SUNDAY, MAY 12

TV—If you're a lover of Christopher Guest films (Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman) and adorable Irishman Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids), then check out Family Tree—the new HBO show about a drifting 30-year-old who discovers his identity by investigating his crazy family lineage. It's touching, it's funny, plus it co-stars all your Christopher Guest film faves! WSH
Premieres tonight on HBO, 10:30 pm

MOMS/ALPACAS—Your mom is sick of flowers, and a card, even beautifully wrought, only goes so far. This year, you'll want to inject a little panache into Mother's Day by taking her to the CABA Classic Alpaca Show, "The Show with Class." It's exactly what it sounds like, by the way. Love you, Mom! DVH
Portland Expo Center, 2060 N Marine, Sat 9 am–5 pm, Sun 9 am-4 pm, FREE (parking $8)

MONDAY, MAY 13

FASHION—The annual Mercury fashion show Open Season continues its reign as the most exciting style event of the year with four big nights of runway shows scattered around SE Portland... starting tonight! The designs of Holly Stalder, Liza Rietz, and Emily Ryan will be featured tonight at the White Owl Social Club—but get your tix quick for all four nights! WSH
See portlandmercury.com/openseason for full schedule; White Owl Social Club, 1305 SE 8th, 6 pm, $5 (limited 4-night passes available for $20)

HIPHOP—Outkast largely put itself on ice after 2006's Idlewild, but Big Boi has picked up the baton, releasing two high-powered albums that keep the group's signature Southern funk intact, and expanding. Like a hurricane. His latest, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, swirls punk and indie rock and pop rap into the fury. Someone keep an eye on the levies. DVH
w/Killer Mike; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $25-75, all ages

TUESDAY, MAY 14

THAT VOICE—You know him as the singer of My Morning Jacket, or as one of the Monsters of Folk, or as Yim Yames... get to know the man behind that high lonesome voice, as Jim James hits the Crystal Ballroom in support of his first solo album, the majestic sounding and extravagantly titled Regions of Light and Sound of God. NL
w/Cold Specks; Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, $25-29, all ages

FILM—There are some movies that need to be seen on the big screen. Aliens is one of them. James Cameron's sci-fi action classic is still as exhilarating, creepy, and cool as it was in 1986. Behold it all—from Sigourney Weaver's Oscar-nominated performance, to Newt's whiny whining, to Alien Queen's oozing egg sac—in 35mm! EH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, see Film Times, $7

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