Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week
In its fourth year of existence, Portland's annual celebration of Black-owned eateries has graduated from a few days to a full week's worth of deliciousness from over 60 establishments, from food trucks, to coffee shops, to brick and mortar restaurant experiences, representing cuisine from the American South, Somalia, Ethiopia, Jamaica, and much more. Visit the iloveblackfood restaurant directory for a complete list of eateries, and then give them your money and your support.
Aug 20-26, Various Locations
The Amazing Stumptown Spelling Bee
“Calendar” is the word that got my skinny ass kicked out of my elementary school spelling bee, and I feel the same way about the word now as I did then: It can go fuck itself. But I digress! At the Amazing Stumptown Spelling Bee, you'll witness eager spelling bee champions spelling words correctly for free drinks and cash… and you’ll also see would-be spelling bee champions go up against words that will refuse to be spelled correctly, words that will become these poor souls’ nemeses. Hey, maybe one of the spelling bee words will be “nemeses”! Or “calendar”! Fuck that word. ERIK HENRIKSEN
7 pm, Dig a Pony
A Bollywood Dream
DJ Prashant steps out from behind the decks to help present this Bollywood revue recreating the best of the '90s canon, including all the choreography, singing, story, and drama that makes the genre one of the most satisfying in all cinema.
7:30 pm, Portland Center Stage, $30
Yelawolf, Waylon & Willie
Tongue-twisting Southern rapper Yelawolf made a big splash in 2010 with his Trunk Muzik mixtape, a killer collection of bottom-heavy beats, technical showmanship, shadowy vibe, and, most interestingly, a rural, trigger-happy, Deep South POV that immediately set him apart from the rap pack.
8 pm, Roseland, $23, all ages
Wheeler Walker Jr., Adam Chaffins
The filthy country music singer alter ego of comedian Ben Hoffman returns to Portland to kick some redneck shit at the Revolution.
8 pm, Revolution Hall, $25
Kirko Bangz, Scooty
Houston-hailing singer/songwriter and producer Kirko Bangz brings his hip-hop and R&B sounds to the Paris Theater for a Portland show supporting his forthcoming full-length.
7 pm, Paris Theater
Don't forget to check out our Things To Do calendar for even more things to do!