COME ON PILGRIM—Here's your chance to get in on the ground floor of the geek event of the summer: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World opens next week, and tonight Floating World opens a show of artwork from the original comics. That's right: Creator Bryan Lee O'Malley's original pencils, displayed side-by-side with the finished pages. Portland comic book shops really are the best comic book shops. AH
Floating World Comics, 20 NW 5th, #101, 6-10 pm, FREE, through Aug 30

JOKE CITY—A week after opening its doors for the first time, Portland's Helium Comedy Club brings to town one of the funniest female comedians working today.  Quite a few of Natasha Leggero's jokes are about being physically attractive because, well, she's physically attractive. But she is also very funny and has been on television way more times than you. AM
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, Thurs 8 pm, Fri & Sat 8 & 10:30 pm, $15-20


GREATNESS—Take one great thing, like live music, then add the greatest thing ever, AKA the Enchanted Forest, and blam! You've got yourself the Great Idea Festival, featuring Typhoon, Reporter, Wampire, and many more bands playing the most magical place on Earth. (Suck it, Disneyland.) MS
Enchanted Forest, 8462 Enchanted Way SE, Turner, OR, 10 am-8 pm, $15-17

PICK—In our book, this weekend is the height of Portland summer: Pickathon! Over 40 bands—playing rock, roots, bluegrass, and more—hit the woods, barns, and outdoor stages of Pendarvis Farm, just outside of town. Camp for all three days, or just drop in for an afternoon; we guarantee you'll have a good time. NL
Pendarvis Farm, 16581 SE Hagen, Happy Valley, Fri-Sun, $70-140, all ages, for schedule

SHOOOOOOT HERRRRR—Tonight,'s Cort and Fatboy and the Mercury (hey, that's us!) present one of the finest motion pictures ever made: Jurassic Park! Not only will tonight's big-screen showing of Spielberg's 1993 classic be preceded by one of his episodes of Amazing Stories, but it'll also contain every single ingredient you need for a kickass night: Velociraptors! Beer! Jeff Goldblum! EH
Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 11 pm, $3, 21+


BIG TIME—It's graduation day! Tonight's bill features a slew of local bands—including headliners the Parson Red Heads, who just recently relocated to Portland—that have cut their teeth on the quaint White Eagle stage. Now they're ready for the real thing at the Crystal Ballroom. EAC
w/the Dimes, Tango Alpha Tango, Sunbeam; 1332 W Burnside, 9 pm, $5

NUPTIALS—Alyssa and Ryan are getting married this weekend, and they're sharing the love with everyone by throwing Lemniscate Coupleskate, a two-day festival of experimental music and performance featuring members of Why I Must Be Careful, Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner, and many more. MS
Worksound, 820 SE Alder, Sat-Sun 7 pm, $5 suggested donation


PEDAL POWER—It's that time of the year again for the Providence Bridge Pedal, AKA the Worst Day of the Year to Drive in Portland. Welcoming everyone from hardcore cyclists to more fair-weather riders to bike across the city's bridges, the Bridge Pedal can be as challenging or leisurely as you like it. SH
First ride leaves 6:30 am, N Interstate & Cook, other events SW Naito & Pine, $25-45, info at

WILD, WILD WEST—It's true: a scant 20-minute drive north on I-5 will get you to the Clark County Fair, where you can witness carnival rides, goat cheese contests, an "alien encounter exhibit," medieval jousting tournaments on Friday and Saturday, and today? A WILD WEST SHOW! Oh, Clark County Fair, why can't you be every day? WSH
Clark County Fairgrounds, 17402 NE Delfel, Ridgefield, WA, 10 am-10 pm, $8-10, through Aug 15


SONUVABITCH!—You probably don't know the name Jack Rebney, but you do know about that guy on YouTube, selling Winnebagos and flipping the fuck out, unleashing a hilarious tirade of frustrated obscenities. The documentary Winnebago Man goes beyond YouTube to look at Rebney—the man, the myth, the foulmouthed legend. EH
Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st, see Movie Times for showtimes, $6-8

FEVERED—The placid, hooky rock of Austin's YellowFever sounds like girl-group classics, if the girls had combed out their beehives and picked up some cheap guitars at the pawnshop. The melodies peal out clearly and brightly, and the band is right in the pocket with every tune—we've already got the fever. NL
w/Orca Team; East End, 203 SE Grand, 9 pm


POLIZIOTTESCHI—The final flick in Grindhouse Film Festival's '70s Italian Crime Series, 1973's High Crime stars Franco Nero as bloodthirsty cop who takes vengeance on the seedy underworld, in a pulpy, violent, adrenaline-charged picture that shows no mercy. NL
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $7

VICTORIAN PORN—Your local theater loves you; show some love back. CoHo Productions presents the world premiere of Madder Music and Stronger Wine, a musical that explores the notion that pornographic images from Victorian era were also valid and influential art. ND
CoHo Theater, 2257 NW Raleigh, Mon-Wed, 8 pm, pay-what-you-will


BUTCH BUILDERS—It's been awhile since the Builders and the Butchers performed an intimate show around these parts, thanks to their massively growing popularity, but tonight you can relive the magic of the olden days as the raucous band takes part in the Great Northwest Music Tour of McMenamins venues. EAC
w/Pancake Breakfast; Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey, Troutdale, 6 pm, FREE, all ages

GREAT VIEUX—Slinging guitar licks somewhere between reggae, rock, and blues with a frenetic, twangy afrobeat ferocity, Vieux Farka Touré offers highly danceable tunes that'll make you sweat like you're in the West Sahara. PAC
Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $15, all ages