Anthony Sanchez Birthday and Benefit Show: The Chicharones, Vursatyl, Bad Habitat, Raise the Bridges, Trujillo, King Ghidora, Randal Wyatt, Eminent, Laryssa Birdseye, DJ Zone, DJ LadyX
Last month, Anthony Sanchez—founder of Runaway Productions and longtime supporter of the local hip-hop scene—was hospitalized after suffering a stroke and has been battling related health issues ever since. With a bill featuring some of Portland’s musical pillars, like hip-hop duo the Chicharones, rapper Vursatyl (of Lifesavas and, recently, Blackalicious), and Chicano rock band Trujillo, this show triples as a celebration of the 18th anniversary of Runaway Productions, Sanchez’s birthday party, and a fundraiser to help cover the cost of his medical expenses. (Fri 8 pm, Star Theater, $10) CIARA DOLAN

Snap! Y2K: Star Crossed Lovers Ball
The latest installment of the beloved monthly dance night takes cues from Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, with Colin Jones, Freaky Outty, and Introcut rolling out a selection of hip-hop, house, RnB, and club remixes from '90s and early 2000's. (Fri 9 pm, Holocene, $6-7)

Rotties, Collate, Sagitttaire
Portland punk rippers Rotties celebrate the release of their latest album with a hometown show at the Kenton Club. Like-minded locals Collate and Sagitttaire round out the bill. (9 pm, The World Famous Kenton Club, $5)

Mic Crenshaw
Veteran Portland rapper Mic Crenshaw heads up a hometown matinee at the Alberta Street Pub in support of his latest full-length, Earthbound. (Sat 3 pm, Alberta Street Pub, $7)

For more than 15 years, DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid have been an inimitable force in the Portland dance scene. Since 2002 the power duo has hosted Andaz—their monthly bhangra, Bollywood, and desi bass dance party (the longest running on the West Coast)—and let me tell you, it is WILD. There were flashing lights and Bollywood movies playing on TVs. The air was thick with moisture, so thick that I'm pretty sure it was condensing on the ceiling. Surrounded by energetic dancers, DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid inundated late-night revelers with rhythms from South Asia and beyond. (Sat 10 pm, The Liquor Store, $5-10) CIARA DOLAN

Hungry Hungry Hip-Hop
Hungry Hungry Hip-Hop is a monthly showcase dedicated to spotlighting the many flavors and styles in Portland's hip-hop community, including live music, spoken word, and audio/visual art. This month's installment includes performances by Cloud Castle, Charis, Moldy Gold, and Griffin Hale. (9 pm, Mississippi Pizza Pub & Atlantis Lounge, $5)

Korgy & Bass, Cameron Morgan Group
Local duo Korgy & Bass bring their instrumental hip-hop to the White Eagle Saloon to head up a hometown show along with support from the Cameron Morgan Group. Part of the 2019 PDX Jazz Festival. (Sat 8 pm, White Eagle, $8)

Support The Portland Mercury

Bunk Oscars Party
This years Academy Awards are gonna be... somethin', I guess? Nobody really knows what the hell is going to happen, the organization itself seems pretty confused as to what it is they're supposed to be doing, and there's just a sense of confusion and awkwardness one normally doesn't see in a group of mostly-rich people gifting each other gold statues for playing pretend the best. Might as well enjoy yourself a sandwich or two with some beers as the circus unfolds on Bunk's big screen. Make sure the loudest cheers are saved for cinematography and editing, by the way. (Sun 4 pm, Bunk Bar, free)

Do the Right Thing
Or, alternatively: Fuck the Oscars. Watch Do the Right Thing instead. (Sun 2:10 pm & 9:30 pm, Academy Theater, $3-4)

Ghost Piss, Charlie Moses, Sunbaby, Autonomuse
New York City has sent many a wonderful thing to Portland, and tonight they're making sure you get a faceful of Ghost Piss. ENJOY! (9 pm, No Fun, $5)