Tonight catch Belles and Whistles, a touring group of ladies from San Francisco who play pretty and say funny. Foxtails Brigade and Uni and Her Ukelele both offer aural delights, while comedian Mary Van Note is so weird and wonderful that you might just pee your pants a little. LS

The Crown Room, 205 NW 4th, 8 pm, $8

Stop by Floating World for the Found Photo show, an exhibit and slideshow of found snaps—good, clean voyeuristic fun (until those long-lost Polaroids from that weekend in LA show up). But that's not all! Oni Press will be on hand to celebrate the release of Scott Pilgrim 5, with exclusive merchandise you can't get anywhere else. LS

Floating World Comics, 20 NW 5th, 6 pm, FREE

San Diego's Delta Spirit are an excellent antidote to the sunburned tattooed mook rock that often comes from Southern California. Some of Delta Spirit's songs rock, some songs beg, and some holler—it's indie rock dipped in soul, with tons of melody to boot. NL

w/Other Lives, Dawes; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9:30 pm, $10


Opera Theater Oregon does opera for people who don't think they like opera. Their current production takes as its centerpiece a screening of the 1921 silent film Camille, and provides sound effects and musical accompaniment from Verdi's La Traviata. Movies, music, booze—there's even an old-timey cigarette girl selling candy! AH

Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th, 9 pm, $15-17, see for all dates & times

Is there anything better in this world than the unstoppable force of Nightmares on Wax? The ever-evolving George Evelyn has played a vital role in everything from early '90s techno to assisting hiphop backpack pioneers De La Soul, plus just about everything in between. What thumping genre will the Nightmares throw down tonight? Only one way to find out. EAC

w/DJ Kez; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, $15

Cult film enthusiasts rejoice! It's the weekend-long Supertrash Film Festival, featuring all the trash you can possibly endure! Tonight, it's The Blues Brothers at 6:30 pm, followed by the weekly Battlestar Galactica screening at 10 pm, which is then followed by the Tarantino-penned classic True Romance at 11:15 pm! WSH

Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, click here for film times [ADD LINK], Fri-Sun, $3/movie, $8/weekend pass


Music videos of yore inspired living room dance parties, but then MTV screwed everything up with "reality" television. Now the music video dance party is back in full force at Eye Candy AssShake, where you can bounce to their collection of over 3,000 ass-shaking videos. PAC

w/VJ Norto, the Phantom Hillbilly; Fez Ballroom, 316 SW 11th, 9 pm, $5

Local duo Talkdemonic layers drums and gypsy viola over programmed electronica. Backing their latest, Eyes at Half Mast, they'll be crafting dark, textured sounds in a live show experience like none other. MV

w/Ah Holly Fam'ly, Nurses; Doug Fir 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $12

Who is Mumiy Troll (pronounced "Moo-me Troll")? Oh, only the most hugest rock band in Russia! What do they sound like? Weeeeellll... terrible. BUT! That doesn't stop them from being an infectiously hilarious mash-up between traditional Russian folk music and Cheap Trick. It'll be fun. WSH

w/the Gentry; Berbati's Pan, 10 SW 3rd, 9 pm, $20-25


Ghosts and children are common horror-genre fodder, but author Henry James had the schtick down way before The Ring ever hit theaters. His classic gothic tale The Turn of the Screw has even been adapted into a tense opera, and now the Portland Opera takes a stab at the dark story. PAC

Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay, 2 pm, $39-162, see for other dates & showtimes

To trivia fiends all over town, ShanRock needs no introduction. Five nights out of the week she holds court at various bars, and tonight she celebrates her fourth anniversary of doing so at the annual "Clash of the Trivia Titans." Time to see how you stack up. MS

The Spare Room, 4830 NE 42nd, 5 pm, $4 entry fee per person

I know this sounds ridiculous, but I will knife-fight anyone who says differently: Ghostbusters might very well be one of the best movies ever made. EH

Fifth Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall, Fri-Sat 7 & 9 pm, Sun 3 pm, $3


What's better than Grey Gardens, the 1975 documentary about the everyday life of the Beales, a mother and daughter (and relatives of Jackie O) living in almost total isolation inside a dilapidated mansion in East Hampton? Watching it while enjoying any one of the sinfully good treats available at Pix! MV

Pix Patisserie, 3901 N Williams, 8:30 pm, FREE

That goofy cover of "Gin and Juice" notwithstanding, the Gourds have an extensive repertoire that stretches through many years and just as many styles. Their raucous hoedowns are both twangy and punky, touching on bluegrass, Cajun, folk, and blues—you name it, they'll play it. NL

w/Patrick Sweany; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $15


Jonah Lehrer wrote the bestseller Proust Was a Neuroscientist, which found connections between scientific and artistic innovations. Now he's back with a new book, How We Decide, which explores the science of why we do the things we do. AH

Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

Three seconds into a Yo! Majesty song, and these two lesbian rappers will grab your ass and slap it on the dance floor! Hilarious and infectious songs like "Kryptonite Pussy," "Club Action," and "Fucked Up" tell you exactly what these ladies are down for, so get your back up off the wall and find out why Yo! Majesty made NME's list of "Top 25 Most Exciting Bands in America." WSH

w/Natalie Stewart, Boy Eats Drum Machine; Berbati's Pan, 10 SW 3rd, 9 pm, $10-13

Drop the Lime is NYC's DJ Luca Venezia, and he is beloved for not only the jams, but the way he croons over the jams. His tour schedule looks like a listing from the international departures terminal, so catch him while you can. LS

w/DJ Beyonda, Hoop Dreams; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, $7


Although their upbringings were worlds apart—Juana Molina is the product of a global childhood spent in Argentina and Paris, while Laura Gibson is the single greatest export of rural Oregon—these two immensely talented singer/songwriters share a few common traits. Their songs are both stark and intimate, damaged and beautiful; don't you dare miss this. EAC

Lola's Room, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, $20

There's really a basketball team from Oklahoma City? For reals? Sadly, there is, and tonight the former Seattle SuperSonics make their Portland debut as the OKC Thunder. With a lineup similar to what the Blazers had a few years back—all young talent, but few wins to show for it—this will be the first time former number one pick Greg Oden hosts former number two pick Kevin Durant. EAC

Rose Garden, 1 Center Court, 7 pm, $10 & up

The Oregon Council for the Humanities invites you to get drunk with former National Endowment for the Arts Chairman John Frohnmayer, who will lead a discussion tonight on "corporate citizenship and how it jeopardizes democracy" at tonight's OCH-sponsored Think and Drink. AH

Rontoms, 600 E Burnside, 6:30 pm, FREE