POP IT LIKE IT'S HOT—Summer concert season is just around the bend, which means it's time for year number three of the intimate Make it Pop! benefit. Big names in Portland music—Laura Veirs, Eric Earley (Blitzen Trapper), Laura Gibson, Israel Nebeker (Blind Pilot)—come together in order to raise some cash for noble nonprofit PDX Pop Now! EAC
w/DJ Jeremy Petersen; The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel, 403 SW 10th, 7:30 pm, $35, all ages

ART THE ARTIST—He's a grandpa of graphic novels, the only person to receive a Pulitzer for a comic book, and he still wears that dapper vest he donned all throughout the Maus comics. There, in case you needed convincing, are three very good reasons why you should catch Art Spiegelman speak at the Schnitz. JL
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 7:30 pm, $16-68.50