—Your average collection of animated shorts might be a little hit and miss, but the NW Animation Festival is a very well curated look at the innovative magic making happening across the region. (For serious.) And there's a full week of it, too, with panels and after-parties, so pencil that biz in. MS
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, through Sun May 18, screenings $5-15, fest pass $60,

FASHION—It's the last night of Open Season—the Mercury fashion show celebrating 10 years of Portland style and design. Tonight's fun runway show will be in the comfortable, boozy confines of Rontoms, spotlighting the highly respected Portland Garment Factory, and their in-house line HouseLine—clothing that's light and feminine, with surprisingly unexpected draping. It's rare to see these guys on the runway—so get your tix quick! WSH
Rontoms, 600 E Burnside, 6 pm, $5 at, $8 at the door

BASKETBALL—Round two of the playoffs certainly hasn’t gone the way anyone wanted, but that hope still glimmers. Gather at your favorite bar to watch as the outcome of Blazers vs. Spurs either (a) allows that hope to stay burning, or (b) asks you to douse that flame with a couple beers’ worth of mourning. BR
Broadcasting on TNT, 6:30 pm, FREE