Kamasi Washington, Victory
Kamasi Washington doesn’t do anything on a small scale. His 2015 major label breakthrough The Epic is 172 minutes of fiery jazz. This year’s Heaven and Earth is only slightly less dense, but absolutely solidifies his status as a truly visionary saxophonist. Washington’s done himself an immense favor by performing with some hot-shit players over the years, including Thundercat and drummer Ronald Bruner Jr. His shows always deliver, whether he’s sticking to the script or veering into improvised ecstasy. Jazz has long fallen out of favor in popular music, but Washington might be the first player in years to successfully bring the form to wider audiences. (8 pm, Crystal Ballroom, $29.95-35, all ages) MARK LORE

Portland Trail Blazers Season Opener
The Trail Blazers get their 2018-2019 campaign underway with a doozy of a home game against a new-look Lakers side led by NBA legend LeBron James. King James recently referred to his supporting cast as “MUD,” or misunderstood, underappreciated, and determined, three terms that could easily be applied to our beloved Blazers in recent years. Expect Portland to prove that point tonight with the entire league watching. (7:30 pm, Moda Center) CHIPP TERWILLIGER

Small Town Murder
The Aladdin Theater hosts a special live taping of the "Small Town Murder" podcast, in which comedians James Pietragallo and Jimmie Whisman hone in a different small town each week, find out what makes it tick, and then explore a murder that took place there. (8 pm, Aladdin Theater, $45-65)

Pond, Anemone
The Australian quintet fronted by fronted by former Tame Impala bassist Nick Allbrook bring their blend of melodic, psych-tinged synth-pop back across the Pacific for an all-ages headlining show at the Wonder Ballroom. (8:30 pm, Wonder Ballroom, $15-18, all ages)

Portland Fermentation Festival
The ninth annual celebration of letting food get old and become better food. Or at least that's the theory. There is a science to it, after all. Show up and learn about all that stuff, and sample some fine fermented foods, like kimchi, and miso, and cheese, and cider, and a whole bunch of other fermented stuff. (6 pm, Ecotrust Building, $10-25, all ages)

Lithics, Mope Grooves, L.O.X., Mr. Wrong
Mope Grooves’ latest record Vanished boils over with nervous energy, expanding beyond any container that could possibly hold it. Self-released in March, the album finds the Raincoats-esque post-punk band experimenting with freer pop song structures and tackling darker subject matter head-on. Highlights include the jangly “Secret Life” and a cover of the Marine Girls’ “In Love.” (8:30 pm, Eagles Lodge, $7, all ages) CIARA DOLAN

Chris D'Elia
The former star of NBC's Whitney and Undateable brings his stand-up back through Revolution Hall for the Portland stop on the "Follow the Leader" Tour. (9:30 pm, Revolution Hall, $35)

Mercury Rev, Marissa Nadler
Although it shares a shimmering sonic universe (and the magic touch of producer Dave Fridmann) with The Soft Bulletin, Mercury Rev’s 1998 masterpiece Deserter’s Songs didn’t ride into the 21st century with a dedicated following to match the Flaming Lips’ cult of worshipers. While The Soft Bulletin will be forever pinned to a cultural moment, Deserter’s Songs has retained an air of mystery and majesty, and listening to it in 2018 doesn’t feel like revisiting a familiar peak. To dip into Deserter’s Songs today is to be stunned by a beauty that still seems vaguely alien. Tonight’s celebration of the album’s 20th anniversary promises to be a trip backwards into something strange. (9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $25-30) CHRIS STAMM

Havania Whaal, Dreckig, Dim Wit, Tom Ghoulie
A release party for Havania Whaal's latest video, "Supermoon," including a live screening of both the clip and its blooper reel, and performances from Tom Ghoulie, Dim Wit, and Dreckig. (8 pm, The Fixin' To, $8)

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