George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic
When I was 17, my friends and I squeezed ourselves into a It just takes one listen to “Maggot Brain” to understand the genius of George Clinton and the rotating cast of backing musicians that make up Parliament-Funkadelic. And though his 1970s heyday might be long gone, the septuagenarian funk legend hasn’t lost his magnetism—anybody who doubts that should watch his NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert from January, which is an explosion of psychedelic soul grooves and joyful energy, with Clinton’s own grandchildren serving as his backup singers. CIARA DOLAN
9 pm, Crystal Ballroom, $35-40


LaFemme Magnifique International Drag Pageant
Darcelle, the grand dame of Portland drag, returns with another visually stunning and hilariously fabulous installment of the La Femme Magnifique International Pageant. Gorgeously attired contestants strut their hot stuff in categories such as “Black & White,” evening gown, talent, and Las Vegas showgirl—all vying for the coveted crown of the most glamorous female impersonator in the world! WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
6 pm, Oregon Convention Center, $35

Cherry Glazerr, Savilá
Beginning with her 2014 debut Haxel Princess (which was released when she was still in high school), Clementine Creevy of Cherry Glazerr has proven her mastery of scorching punk anthems about periods, grilled cheese, and teenage girlhood. The band’s last album, 2017’s Apocalipstick, polishes the grunge without losing Creevy’s fire-breathing vocals and unhinged guitar riffs. CIARA DOLAN
9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $12-15

Killing Joke
For English post-punk legends Killing Joke, it took the death and subsequent funeral of a former bassist to bring the founding lineup back together again. Still widely considered to be some of their finest work, the dismal yet danceable intensity of the band’s first three albums has influenced everyone from My Bloody Valentine mastermind Kevin Shields, to LCD Soundsystem founder James Murphy. Shields calls Geordie Walker’s guitar sound “monstrous,” while Murphy rhythmically references a Killing Joke song on LCD’s debut single “Losing My Edge.” With October marking exactly 40 years since their formation, let’s hope Killing Joke hasn’t yet lost their edge. BEN WEINSTEIN
8 pm, Star Theater, $30

Soul Vibrator & Wonder Woman
Do not let summer escape without going to at least one flick from the great Portland Parks and Recreation’s Summer Movie Series. And my personal suggestion? Watch 2017’s Wonder Woman (starring the great Gal Gadot) outside at the (also great) Overlook Park! This hilly, bucolic park literally overlooks the Willamette and city skyline, making it one of my parks of choice. Pair that with that amazing beach battle scene where Amazonian warriors make mincemeat out of some real nasty rat bastards, and you’ve got a summer night worth remembering. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
6:30 pm, Overlook Park, free, all ages

Robin Bacior
Fresh off a performance at PDX Pop Now!, local singer/songwriter Robin Bacior brings her jazzy blend of folk-pop to Music Millennium for an in-store performance celebrating the release of her latest full-length, Light It Moved Me.
5 pm, Music Millennium, free, all ages

Chapter Mag's Creative Cultivation Dance Party V
Chapter Mag and the Pabst Sound Society join forces to put on the fifth Creative Cultivation dance party. Besides excellent DJ/producer Jared Jackson (of the Soulection collective), the rest of the lineup comprises regional gems. Hosted by Fountaine, the show will feature Seattle’s space-aged soul singer SassyBlack, 22-year-old rapper KayelaJ and Portland stalwart DJ VNPRT. There will also be an art installation created by Santigie of local R&B/hip-hop act Tribe Mars. JENNI MOORE
8:30 pm, Holocene, $7-10

Samurai Rebellion
The awesome Toshirô Mifune (Yojimbo) stars in Masaki Kobayashi's story of a samurai family torn apart by their asshat clan lord. For most of the film, Mifune slowly simmers with suppressed anger, but he goes all sorts of apeshit in the end--in other words, his sword gets pretty bloody. And in even more other words, this is one of those rare "family dramas" that's actually interesting. ERIK HENRIKSEN
7 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $7-9

Don't forget to check out our Things To Do calendar for even more things to do!