Portland’s favorite post-rock outfit Grails at Revolution Hall on August 23rd

X, Elettrodomestico
Few punk bands have influenced the genre more than X. The group’s dynamism was thrust onto the Southern California scene by way of blistering live shows and the chemistry between John Doe and Exene Cervenka. X’s 1980 debut, Los Angeles, is a touchstone of American rock ’n’ roll, featuring tunes like “Your Phone’s Off the Hook, But You’re Not,” “Johnny Hit and Run Paulene,” plus a cover of the Doors’ classic “Soul Kitchen” (a nod to the record’s producer, Doors organist Ray Manzarek). Since the band began to perform live again, they’ve established a new generation of fans, and have branched out from the lightning-fast three-chord attack of their early days. They even performed an entirely acoustic set at Pickathon 2014, though Doe admitted to the Mercury at the time that he wasn’t sure why anyone would want to see X unplugged. Regardless, they’re back, they’re plugged-in, and they’re poised to set that bouncy Crystal Ballroom floor to new levels of springiness. (9 pm, Crystal Ballroom, $29.50-35) RYAN J. PRADO

Grindhouse Film Festival: Vanishing Point
1971's Vanishing Point is a goddamn classic. Starring Barry Newman as the fearless driver Kowalski—and a 1970 Dodge Challenger as Kowalksi's 1970 Dodge Challenger—it's a car-chase movie so pure and visceral that you can smell burning rubber. (7:30 pm, Hollywood Theatre) ERIK HENRIKSEN

Roselit Bone, WIBG, Dreckig
A trio of Portland's finest country, psych rock, and cumbia-infused dance punk outfits take center stage at Mississippi Studios as part of a cheap and local bill. (9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $5)

Whitney Houston Dinner Cabaret with Poison Waters
The fantastic Poison Waters will host this dinner cabaret, providing plenty of comedy… and singing the songbook of Whitney Houston? OH HELL YEAH. Admission includes a 3-course dinner and non-alcoholic drinks. (7 pm, Mission Theater, $40)

Joe Bonamassa
Prolific blues rock guitarist and and two time Grammy nominee Joe Bonamassa returns to the Schnitzer stage in support of his latest live album, British Blues Explosion Live. (8 pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, $99-199, all ages)

Lan Su Food Drive and Free Day
Bring a can or several dozen of non-perishable foods and receive free admission to the beautiful Lan Su Chinese Gardens as a thanks. Most requested items include rice, tuna, beans, shelf-stable milk, canned tomatoes, low/no sugar nut butters, and nutritious foods in general. (10 am, Lan Su Chinese Garden, free) EMILLY PRADO

Twist Your Dickens
Portland Center Stage presents the Second City's Christmas spoof Twist Your Dickens, directed by returning director Ron West and featuring some of the city's finest stage performers, including Nicholas Kessler, Rebecca Sohn, Bobby Mort, Chantal DeGroat, and more. (7:30 pm, Portland Center Stage, $25-82)

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