My, What a Busy Week! 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

MUSIC—Enchantress Alela Diane makes lovely folk music that fills a heart with longing and life. Celebrate Diane's lilting wonders with this record-release show for her newest, About Farewell, at the stately Old Church, where a string trio will accompany her. It'll be an elegant backdrop for her soft and stirring songs. CF
w/Holcombe Waller; The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th, 7:30 pm, $13-15, all ages

READINGS—You probably missed out on getting tickets to tonight's sold-out Temple Grandin reading at the Bagdad, so turn your attention to another Powell's-sponsored gem: Author Jami Attenberg reads from her great novel The Middlesteins, a witty portrait of love, compromise, and disappointment in one mixed-up family. AH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 6:30 pm, FREE

THURSDAY, JUNE 27

SUMMER OF HORROR—The always-reliable Hollywood Theatre is kicking off a summer series of classic horror films, all set at summer camp! Tonight starts it off with the 1983 cult slasher Sleepaway Camp, which features quite a precedent-setting surprise twist ending... no spoilers! MS
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $8

GRAVEYARD PICNIC—Metro crams a bewildering potpourri of activities into Southeast Portland's Lone Fir Cemetery for its Picnic with the Departed event. You'll be free to picnic, clearly, but then there will also be music, a speech from former Governor Barbara Roberts, and actors previewing a production of Macbeth? And lots of buried people, of course. DVH
Lone Fir Cemetery, SE 26th & Stark, 5 pm, FREE

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

PETE'S CHOICE—It's Pete vs. Pete vs. Pete tonight: In one corner, the cast of the beloved Nickelodeon show The Adventures of Pete and Pete reunite for Petesfest, an evening of music, art, and Q&As, featuring Big Pete, Little Pete, and more. And in the other, the hilarious stand-up comedian (and soon-to-be host of a Conan-produced talk show) Pete Holmes. AH
Petesfest at Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, Fri-Sat 7:30 pm, $10; Pete Holmes, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $20

COMEDY—Slingshot presents Lone Wolves, a night dedicated to solo comedy performances from some of the city's funniest peeps, like Shelley McLendon and Loren Hoskins... AND! Our own Wm. Steven Humphrey is debuting his months-in-the-making statement about Taylor Swift. It involves 40 puppets. MS
Ellyn Bye Studio at the Armory, 128 NW 11th, Fri & Sat 10 pm, $15-20

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

BIKE FAIR—Each year, Pedalpalooza has its grand terminus in the Multnomah County Bike Fair. It is your chance to mourn/celebrate the previous three weeks via nifty bike crafts, bike-themed dancing with music kicked out of bike-mounted stereos, bike-based competitions, and bikes. And there will be cart food. DVH
SE 12th & Alder, 2-8 pm, FREE

MUSIC—Local bills don't get any better 'n this: Psych-stompers Wooden Indian Burial Ground and folk-anthem howlers And And And cap a stacked lineup, with the swirling psych-pop of Grandparents and the dark-edged glam of Summer Cannibals. Your Saturday night, done and done. NL
Star Theater, 13 NW 6th, 9 pm, $5

COMEDY—Aside from starring in the hilarious TV show Black Books and popping up in films like Notting Hill and Shaun of the Dead, Dylan Moran also happens to be one of the greatest stand-ups of his generation. If you think he's incisive and caustic at the start of his set, wait until he's had a couple of glasses of wine. AR
Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $30, all ages

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

DAY DRINKING—Relax in the afternoon sun. Wear something snazzy. Then prepare to get day drunk on the White Owl's bitchin' patio for this summer's kickoff of the Do-Over. The event promises oodles of boozy dancing by partymasters Haycock, Strong, Blacc, and more pretty people than you can shake a swizzle stick at. CF
White Owl Social Club, 1305 SE 8th, 2-9 pm, FREE (w/RSVP at thedoover.net/pdx13)

COMEDY/MUSIC—And as long as you're at the White Owl, you should definitely hang around for Lex Hilaris, which combines your two fave things: laughing and head thrashing. Local comedy hotshots Christian Ricketts, Derek Sheen, Anthony Lopez, and more will split your sides while local metal hotshots Sons of Huns provide the noggin-banging! WSH
White Owl Social Club, 1305 SE 8th, 10:30 pm, FREE

MONDAY, JULY 1

SCIENCE!—When's the last time you heard tales live from the lips of an actual space wrangler, a genuine NASA astronaut who's spent the equivalent of more than a year in space? That's what I thought. NEVER. Don Pettit just finished a tour aboard the International Space Station, and now he'll be at OMSI's Science Pub. DCT
Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 7 pm, $5

BEDKNOBBIN'—Before she was a singing teapot, before she was solving murders for the warm-milk and Metamucil set as Jessica Fletcher, Angela Lansbury was a saucy witch in Bedknobs and Broomsticks, a 1971 Disney classic that (if I may indulge in some cinematic blasphemy) is in every way better than Mary Poppins. BR
Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark, see Film Times, $3-4

TUESDAY, JULY 2

MUSIC—Get wrecked with Drunk Dad, whose filthy, brawling rock is enough to induce a concussion. And don't miss the mighty Big Black Cloud, whose great new album Black Friday is a thick, noisy cudgel of punk rock. You'll be feeling this one the next morning. NL
w/Prizehog; The Know, 2026 NE Alberta, 8 pm

MUSIC—Nick Jaina put out an album in April, Primary Perception, built on the notion of spontaneity. But there's always been something lush and intentional about Jaina's work, all smoky and smooth. So don't miss another chance to see him. DCT
w/Jennie Wayne, Jay William Henderson, LaurelThirst Public House, 2958 NE Glisan, 9 pm, FREE

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