Until his death in 1892, Alfred Lord Tennyson was a towering figure in poetry and—wait. That's not right! Old Alfred has been replaced with Tennyson, a brother and sister duo from Edmonton whose slick loops of electronic murmurings will chill out the Wonder Ballroom tonight. Truly, as a great poet (Alfred Lord Tennyson) once wrote, “The old order changeth, yielding place to new.” ERIK HENRIKSEN
8:30 pm, Wonder Ballroom, $14-16, all ages
The Oregon Historical Society invites Ambassador Caroline Kennedy out to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall to speak about her position as ambassador to Japan over the last four years and highlight how a strong relationship between both nations will play a significant role in the security and prosperity of both countries moving forward.
7 pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, $40-60
The long-running southern rock and blues jam band spearheaded by Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes returns to Portland for a headlining show supporting their latest studio album, Revolution Come… Revolution Go.
8 pm, Roseland, $29.50-40
Repressed Cinema: Wheels on Reels 3
Curator Ian Sundahl returns to the Hollywood with another showcase of lost-to-time 16mm short films about cars, with some new discoveries burning rubber as well as some tried-and-true favorites getting their shine, including “the hypnotically meditative” short How to Park Your Car, a film that roughly 89 percent of all Portland motorists could stand to pay just a little more attention to if the sidewalks on Alberta and Hawthorne are any kind of indication (and they absolutely are Jesus Christ you fuckin’ people I swear to god). BOBBY ROBERTS
7:30 pm, Hollywood Theatre
Third Angle: Japanese Music Now
Third Angle presents an evening of contemporary Japanese music performed in the picture perfect setting of the Portland Japanese Garden. Attendees will be permitted to explore the tranquil garden while taking in performance by musicians placed throughout the landscapes. The evening will close with the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by composer Dai Fujikura, performed in architect Kengo Kuma’s new Cultural Village.
7:30 pm, Portland Japanese Garden, $40
Spirits expert Thad Vogler reads from By the Smoke and the Smell, his debut book celebrating an array of hand-made spirits from around the world and the talented individuals who produce them.
7:30 pm, Powell's City of Books, free
The Moth StorySLAM
A spinoff of the nationwide storytelling success, in which potential soul-barers put their names in a hat, and once called, have five minutes to tell their tale. "Mastery" is the theme for tonight's story session.
7 pm, Holocene, $10
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