Like a River: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Jimmy Boyer
Local musician Jimmy Boyer died much too soon. The singer/songwriter passed in January, and tonight friends and fellow musicians are gathering to honor Boyer, who played with countless bands over the years—including the Freak Mountain Ramblers, who'll play tonight along with Kevin "Bingo" Richey, Lewi Longmire, and many others. NED LANNAMANN
Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd, 6:30 pm, FREE, all ages

Minority Retort
The city's only comedy showcase focusing on comedians of color is going stronger than ever. Not only does Minority Retort's March lineup feature bunches of excellent talent—Adam Pasi, anyone? Nick Sahoyah? Mohanad Elshieky?—but co-founders Jason Lamb and Jeremy Eli just landed a gig every Friday on Tune in at 8:40 am. DIRK VANDERHART
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, 8 pm, $5-13


Candace, Cat Hoch, Draemhouse, Talkative
Portland trio Candace describe themselves as witchgaze, and I think that's a pretty apt description of their lush, dreamy sound. They're celebrating the release of their new LP, New Future, tonight. If you've ever been a fan of the Cocteau Twins or felt yourself melting into a song like sugar into coffee, you're gonna dig it. COURTNEY FERGUSON
Star Theater, 13 NW 6th, 9 pm, $5-8

IAAF World Indoor Track and Field Championships
From Coos Bay's Steve Prefontaine to Nike's waffle-iron origins, Oregon has a proud track and field legacy. If you'd like to relive youthful feats of athletic prowess—like Merc Editor in Chief Wm. Steven Humphrey (pole vault!) and also me (two-miler, bro!)—rejoice! The World Indoor Track and Field Championships start today, with a free party before tonight's starting gun! MEGAN BURBANK
Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW 6th & Morrison, 6 pm, FREE, all ages; champs Thurs-Sun, Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK


Acid Mothers Temple, Orphan Goggles, Adventurous Sleeping
They didn't form 'til 1995, but Japanese psych-rockers Acid Mothers Temple sound like they're straight out of the late '60s, and their experimental psychedelia sounds like Their Satanic Majesties Request-era Rolling Stones. Founding father Kawabata Makoto's droning soundscapes devolve from intricate, hazy fingerpicking into trance-inducing trip music. CIARA DOLAN
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $12-14

Fartbarf, Kulululu, The Toads
You've already embraced the gross name/good music of Diarrhea Planet, so say hello to three fellas from Los Angeles in Nudie's western shirts and Neanderthal man masks. They play silly, charming synth music that's infinitely infectious and danceable. Introducing the gentlemen and scholars of Fartbarf. Cute! COURTNEY FERGUSON
Analog Café, 720 SE Hawthorne, 9 pm, $5


Code Orange Easter Egg Drop
The event is called Code Orange Easter Helicopter Egg Drop, and here's what happens: an actual helicopter drops 20,000 plastic eggs onto Brentwood Park, followed by thousands of screaming kids rushing onto the field to find them. While pre-registration is already full, as spectacles go, this is one that will put Apocalypse Now to shame. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
Brentwood Park, SE 60th & Duke, 10 am-12:30 pm, FREE to watch, all ages

Magma, Helen Money
The ecologically minded prog band Magma has been making deeply strange and wonderfully exploratory music for nigh on decades, but tonight is only their second Portland performance ever, following up their long-overdue debut last year. The French band fuses funk, rock, jazz, and chorales sung in a made-up language called Kobaïan, so yeah, it's pretty far out. NED LANNAMANN
Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 9 pm, $25-30

50: A Possible History of Dance Music, 1966-2016
If you've been looking for a great dance night to attend, put 50: A Possible History of Dance Music, 1966-2016 on your must-do list. DJs Cooky Parker, Gregarious, and Freaky Outty dig deep into their crates to spin the best of five decades of dance hits. And they KNOW what they're doing. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 10 pm, $5


XRAY.FM's 2nd Birthday Party
Two years ago, local upstart clawed its way onto the city's airwaves with a plan to deliver thoughtful, unique, and, above all, quintessentially Portland programming. And what a ride it's been! Celebrate your favorite station's second birthday tonight with booze and music. I won a boombox in a raffle at this thing two years ago. Still works! DIRK VANDERHART
w/Mic Capes, Summer Cannibals, the Ghost Ease, & more; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $10

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival
Less than an hour outside of town, 40 majestic acres of tulips await you and your dumb frolicking. The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival might sound super nerdy, but it's actually the best thing about the Portland area's absurdly rainy period between February and May. Besides THOUSANDS of tulips, the farm also boasts a sexy view of Mt. Hood on clearer days. CIARA DOLAN
Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, 33814 S Meridian, Woodburn, OR, daily 9 am-6 pm, through May 1, $5


Fantastic Mr. Fox
To celebrate their 10th anniversary, the Academy Theater's showing fan-favorite films from their past decade of bookings. This week? Wes Anderson's phenomenal Fantastic Mr. Fox, which just might be his best movie. Anderson's 2009 Roald Dahl adaptation features gorgeous, hand-wrought stop-motion animation, pitch-perfect voices from George Clooney, Meryl Streep, and Bill Murray, and cinema's finest use of the Beach Boys' "Heroes and Villains." Sweet and sad and funny and clever, Fox is a must-see on the big screen. ERIK HENRIKSEN
Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark, $4


Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
Ever since Jon Bon Jovi tragically died of a bad medicine overdose, New Jersey has had one, and only one, poet laureate: Bruce Motherfucking Springsteen. Tonight, the Boss graces Portland for one of his marathon shows, with the legendary E Street Band in tow. Expect nothing less than a rollicking, rocking tour through some of the greatest music America's ever known. ERIK HENRIKSEN
Moda Center, 1 Center Ct, i7:30 pm, $65-150, all ages

Creative Exchange Lab
Forget the steep ticket prices and bland, bougie curatorial approaches. Tonight, the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art turns your average art show on its head with the Creative Lab Exchange, an evening of snacking, boozing, and free presentations from PICA's artists in residence, repping everywhere from LA to Beirut and everything from publishing to performance art! MEGAN BURBANK
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel, 403 SW 10th, 6 pm, FREE, all ages