WORK IT OUT—Here's your chance to swoon all over South London synth-pop mainstays Athlete in a dimly lit and intimate venue. Easy, tiger: Try to hide your drool. You're probably going to be surrounded by at least another 200 dedicated swooners. ND
w/Carney; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $13

—I'm not ashamed: I fuckin' love Disney's The Lion King. There's Rafiki runnin' around being all Yoda-y and shit, Timon and Pumbaa crackin' wise, Jeremy Irons as a grumpy lion, a plot that tells the story of Hamlet but with adorable animals—AWESOME. Tonight, the touring production of Julie Taymor's Broadway adaptation hits Portland with crazy costumes and staging, and it will be fantastic. Motherfuckin' circle of life, yo! EH
Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay, 7:30 pm, $23.50-125, through July 11

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