POP NOW!—It's time for the funnest, rootin'-tootin'est all-ages music fest in town. PDX Pop Now! makes its annual sunny appearance with more than 40 Portland bands, like Radiation City, Youthbitch, and Sons of Huns, playing their hearts out for you for three straight days. For free! This is what Portland summers are all about. Now show your love. CF
Refuge, 116 SE Yamhill, Fri 6 pm-1 am, Sat noon-1 am, Sun noon-midnight, FREE, all ages

STRING DANCE—The power of dance has been lurking inside the cello all along, just waiting for the right ensemble to unlock it. The Portland Cello Project IS THAT ENSEMBLE, and their annual Extreme Dance Party is a sweaty, delirious summer highlight. Genres collapse and musical boundaries dissolve, all for the purpose of getting your ass moving on the dance floor. AH
Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, Fri & Sat, 9 pm, $13-16