PROBING—Something missing in your life since Action/Adventure Theatre's spot-on Portland hipster melodrama Fall of the House called it quits last year? Well, their new semi-improvised serial may fill that void in you. Captured by Aliens follows six reality show contestants in space. Catch the first of four episodes tonight. VT
Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont, Fri-Sat 10:30 pm, Sun 2 pm, Fri pay-what-you-will, Sat-Sun $12

BIG KIDS—No curfew. No work tomorrow. You gonna just stay home Friday night? Say goodbye to the workweek with boisterous pop tunes from two of Portland's best bands: Jared Mees and the Grown Children make effortlessly grin-along anthems, while And And And's explosive live sets showcase their ingenious, damaged folk rock. Yes, you are allowed to drink. NL
w/Charts; Slabtown, 1033 NW 16th, 9 pm, $6

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