MUSIC—The word to accurately describe the sounds that Detroit electronic artist Shigeto makes hasn't been invented yet. Unless there is a word that means "an igneous interplanetary pixel-trellis music-box lightsaber-illuminated bebop balm for your ears and brain." Webster? NED LANNAMANN
w/Groundislava, Philip Grass; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $12-14

FILMS—So this is awesome: Portland's movie theaters are doing their part to pay tribute to the late, great David Bowie. Tonight, choose between 1976's sci-fi classic The Man Who Fell to Earth at the Academy—featuring Bowie in his first major role!—or Jim Henson's 1986 kids' flick Labyrinth at the Laurelhurst. ERIK HENRIKSEN
The Man Who Fell to Earth, 9:25 pm at the Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark, $4; Labyrinth, 9:15 pm at the Laurelhurst Theater, 2735 E Burnside, $4


THEATER—If you're a fan of new and exciting theater, don't miss the always reliable Action/Adventure Theatre's Pilot Season, in which four new shows are tried out over four weekends—with the winner given a full-blown production later in the season! Pilot Season kicks off tonight with Talon Bigelow's Purgator Inc., about a middle manager in Purgatory who discovers he's in love with a living person! WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
Action/Adventure Theatre, 1050 SE Clinton, through Sun, 8 pm, $12-15 ($40 for all four plays), pilot season through Feb 14

THEATER—Portland's annual festival of proudly uncurated new theater, Fertile Ground, is finally here, injecting our sorry-ass Pacific Northwest winter with a refreshingly unpretentious dose of culture: 10 days of brand-new plays, performance art, and dance invading both the city's major theaters and improvised venues (ever seen a play in a bar? Now's the time!). MEGAN BURBANK
At various theaters and venues, through Jan 31, fest pass $50 (tickets for individual shows also available),


COMEDY—Lovers of Portland comedy love Nathan Brannon. Why? Well, besides being proclaimed Portland's Funniest Person (2012), his political humor is sharp as a Ginsu, and guaranteed to make your sides and brain split. Check out his hilarity in person tonight as he records his latest comedy album for Kill Rock Stars. (Your laughs will be recorded for all eternity!) WM STEVEN HUMPHREY
w/Bri Pruett; Alberta Street Pub, 1036 NE Alberta, 7:30 & 10:30 pm, $12

MUSIC—For more than a decade and a half, singer/songwriter Josh Ritter has been amassing a superb catalog of smart, heartfelt tunes. For two nights, he and his Royal City Band will take over the Rev Hall stage and dig deep into his songbook, playing some old classics along with plenty of new ones from Ritter's latest, Sermon on the Rocks. NED LANNAMANN
w/Elephant Revival; Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark, Fri & Sat, 8 pm, $35-38


MUSIC—Ty Segall is one prolific mofo. The SoCal garage-rocker is probably recording nine new albums as we speak. He's cruising through town on the wings of guitar fuzz, mud-flecked classic rock, and Hawkwind-inspired riffage with songs from his new release, Emotional Mugger. I just hope you got tickets—this shit be sold the hell out. COURTNEY FERGUSON
w/CFM, Old Light, the Lavender Flu; Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 9 pm, $25-27 (beg, borrow, steal)

DANCE PARTY—Holocene correctly calls tonight's dance party, RNB, a tribute to "the Holy Trinity"—you know, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Beyoncé. Put on those dancing shoes and prepare thyself by revisiting Nicki and Yoncé's "Feeling Myself," (Nicki says "laserrrrrrrrrrrr" like no one else) and Rihanna's essential "Bitch Better Have My Money." The night is still young. And so are we! MEGAN BURBANK
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, $10


MUSIC—This is smart, sparkly Northwest pop, like Pop Rocks fizzing in a glass of Orange Crush. Seattle's Childbirth is funny, insightful garage-rock, and they kick serious ass. Plus the self-proclaimed ruler of "Trapper Keeper pop-punk" Lisa Prank (AKA Robin Edwards) is as full of rainbow unicorn sparkle farts as you'd think based on the name. This lineup is so, so good. COURTNEY FERGUSON
w/Mini Blinds; Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water, 9:30 pm, $8

DOG SHOW—Dogs representing more than 175 breeds will compete in obedience, rally, and agility competitions as well as standing there and looking pretty at the Rose City Classic Dog Show. It's a five-day event, and Sunday attendees can visit the Meet the Breeds booth. SHELBY R. KING
Portland Expo Center, 2060 N Marine, Wed-Sun, 8 am-6 pm, $10, all ages


MUSIC—Surprise! One of Portland's better nights for eclectic beat slanging is at a punk bar. Every month, Thirsty City takes over the Know's sweat-slaked confines for a few hours to keep NE Alberta on its toes. Tonight features a spectrum of interesting noises, from the staid rhymes of local emcee Fountaine to the madcap button mashing of Slurgeon. DIRK VANDERHART
w/Low-Key, Weston Rundle; The Know, 2026 NE Alberta, 8:30 pm, $5

FILM—Kung fu badass Donnie Yen (Hero, Iron Monkey, Blade II) has been killing it the past few years with the Ip Man films—romanticized retellings of the life of another kung fu badass, Ip Man. The latest, Ip Man 3, has finally come to America—and by the looks of things, it looks to be just as cool and fun as the other two. Also, Mike Tyson is in this one, for some reason? ERIK HENRIKSEN
Fox Tower 10, 846 SW Park, $9-11, showtimes at


BLAZERS—Conventional wisdom said the Blazers would pretty much eat shit all year and score a nice draft pick for their troubles. So of course they're in contention for the eighth seed in the Western Conference. The only team near 'em? The Sacramento Kings. Expect a prideful scrap at the Moda tonight. BOBBY ROBERTS
Moda Center, 1 Center Court, 7 pm, $5-180, all ages

EMO NIGHT—Dust off your My Chemical Romance T-shirt, apply excessive eyeliner, and get ready to shamelessly scream Dashboard Confessional lyrics at Holocene's new monthly emo night, Taking Back Tuesday. Know all the words to "Sic Transit Gloria"? You're ready. XxscenexX forever. BRI BREY
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, $5-7