SWEET RELEASE—Compilations are a tricky thing but PDX Pop Now! always puts out a great collection of songs to accompany their super fun weekend fest of local Portland talent that happens in July. This year's album release party has live performances by Sun Angle, Wild Ones, and more. SS
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 7:30 pm, $10 (includes CD), all ages

BURP—What goes better with summer weather than ice cold pints of beer? Not much, which is why Portland Beer Week starts today, kicking off with a party for the release of official beer Deschutes/Hopworks India Red Lager. Look for tons of prizes, a Pop-a-Shot tournament, beer and food pairings, a whole week of sudsy fun. MS
Spirit of 77, 500 NE MLK, 6-10 pm, $5-25,