Just as the greenery creeps back in after winter, so too do the happenings on the independent retail front. And it sure is poppin' off all the sudden:

Shop Adorn's spring cleaning sale is currently on, with an additional 30% off current sales items, through Friday. Shop Adorn, 4120 NE Fremont, now through Fri, April 4

Jane's Vanity is keeping good on their plans to remain active IRL, even after closing their physical shop on SW Broadway. Their latest endeavor is an event to debut their spring collections from lines like Fleur of England, with live models and bespoke flowers from Spellbound. Oh, and cocktails too, of course. Eden, 221 NW 11th, Thurs, April 3, 6-9 pm

—Curious about the next Portland Fashion Week? The organization is an all ages, get ta know ya mixer, complete with prizes. Aloft Hotel, 9920 NE Cascades Parkway, Thurs, April 3, 6:30-9:30 pm

—First Thursday ain't just for the Pearl: Liza Rietz and Thurman Street Studios are hosting an afternoon-to-evening shindig to showcase new arrivals from Rietz, clearance items from BOET jewelry, and OKO vintage. 2774 NW Thurman, Thurs April 3, 11 am-8 pm

—Light and sun will increasingly win the struggle with rain and doom and gloom from here out, making getting around the city and exploring so much more appealing. All the more reason to check out all the Firsts and Lasts of the month, including of course Montavilla's. Among the festivities are the doings at Union Rose, which is hosting Rubygirl Jewelry and Hubris Apparel, along with art by Amy Stone. Union Rose, 7909 SE Stark, Fri, April 4, 6-9 pm

Redux freshens its art for Spring, with a First Friday opening for painter/printmakers Adam Burke and Noelle Barce's two-month stand at the shop, with DJ Blackbars and things to eat and drink. Redux, 811 E Burnside #110, Fri, April 4, 6-9:30 pm

—If you're still feeling winter clothes, this is your week: Lizard Lounge is clearing out with a full weekend of heavy—80% off heavy—markdowns at their warehouse. Plus each transaction at the warehouse will garner you a 20% discount back at the shop. Lizard Lounge Warehouse, 710 NW 14th, Fri, April 4 & Sat April 5, 10 am-7 pm, Sun April 6, 11 am-7 pm

Hollywood Babylon is turning three, and they're celebrating the occasion with the debut performance from "nerd-core dancehall mcs" Mister Saturday & Ensly Mogul. Color me intrigued. Hollywood Babylon, 4512 NE Sandy, Sat, April 5, 8 pm

—In other anniversary news, Vintalier has rounded the corner on its first year, and to celebrate is hosting an extended afternoon tea party with Teri Gelber from T Project's spring line of teas. Plus, 15% off everything in store. Vintalier, 412 NW 13th, Sat, April 5, noon-4 pm