—The only thing more dangerous than crossing paths with Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks is doing so in the final months of the NBA season. The Mavs are well on their way to a date with the playoffs, a destination the Portland Trail Blazers just might fall short of achieving this year. EAC
Rose Garden, 1 Center Ct, 7 pm, $15-170

SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE—If you're going to be a Robert Palmer tribute band you'd better go all the way, and Heavy Nova does, complete with technical accuracy, mannerisms, and a phalanx of slick-haired, red-lipped dancers by their sides. They know it's best to save it up for those special times, and tonight is one of them. MS
w/Dorian Macmillan; Bunk Bar, 1028 SW Water, 10 pm, FREE