BURGERTIME—Burgerville takes a break from padding your belly with Walla Walla onion rings and pepper bacon cheeseburgers to serve up an impressive local music show: the Shaky Hands, the Rainy States, and Starparty all do their thing in the Hawthorne Burgerville for free! Just don't yell "food fight!" and pelt the bands with milkshakes. That sort of thing only happens in the movies. EAC
Burgerville, 1122 SE Hawthorne, 6 pm, FREE, all ages

SAY WHAT?Back Fence PDX shakes up their standard storytelling format tonight with a program called "He Said/She Said." Two storytellers each recount their own version of an event—in the discrepancy between their accounts, (presumably) hilarious dramatic tension arises. AH
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, 7:30 pm, $14


POP—It's the most wonderful time of year: time for PDX Pop Now!, the all-ages, all-local, all-free, all-weekend-long music festival, taking place inside and outside Rotture on two stages. Don't miss one second of the 48 great local bands, from all styles of music imaginable. NL
Rotture, 315 SE 3rd, Fri-Sun, FREE, all ages,

FLIPPER FEST—In case you haven't heard, PORTLAND REALLY LOVES PINBALL. Limber up those flipper fingers, and enter Portland's premier pinball tournament, Showdown at Slabtown 2! Qualifying rounds on classic and new machines will be held Friday and Saturday with the nail-biting finals starting on Sunday! WSH
Slabtown, 1033 NW 16th, Fri 3 pm-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, finals Sun noon, see for entry information


POWER OF CHOICE—Remember the literary thrill of choosing whether to cross a river in the jungle or scale a cliff and almost certainly fall to your doom? Well, the Choose Your Own Adventure dance party promises to bring back those memories. Seattle's Trashy Trash crew teams up with local DJs for the first Portland edition, which lets you choose the songs. SH
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, $5

GIRLS ROCK—If you haven't witnessed the inspiring adorability that is a Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls showcase, remedy this at once: Tonight's pint-sized rocker revue promises to include "hiphop elements," which we sincerely hope is code for eight-year-olds singing "Get Ur Freak On." AH
Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 6 pm, $7-10, all ages

ITALIANS DO IT BETTER—The Grindhouse Film Fest kicks off their '70s Italian Crime Series of influential but nearly extinct mobster films with a 35mm print from Quentin Tarantino's personal collection: Wipeout ('73) features both a hit man wielding a grenade launcher and an "irresponsible (and irresistible) nymphomaniac." Sold! MS
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $7


SERIOUS COMICS—Portland-based comic book author and journalist Joe Sacco talks with Reading Frenzy owner Chloe Eudaly. Sacco has published a number of comic books—his latest is Footnotes in Gaza—that explore the dark sides of human nature and global conflict through personal stories. SK
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park, 2 pm, $12

REDHEAD—Miss Alex White has stomped plenty of garage-rock ass, and now she's joined by her similarly coiffed brother Francis on drums to form White Mystery, a curly redheaded garage rock machine. And don't miss Personal and the Pizzas, Hoboken, New Jersey's finest purveyors of dopey, skuzzy, goodtime punk rock. NL
w/the Mean Jeans, Slippery Slopes, Welcome Home Walker; Slabtown, 1033 NW 16th, 9 pm, $8


HEAVENLY SOUNDS—Zach Tillman might not be a household name yet, but it's only a matter of time before his Pearly Gate Music joins the likes of rustic indie headliners like Bon Iver or Fleet Foxes. The soulful-voiced Seattleite avoids whistles and bells in order to keep his songs both simple and striking. EAC
w/Nathaniel Rateliff, Battleme; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 8:30 pm, $10-12

TWIN TRIVIAS—Can't decide which you like more, nutritional yeast or FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper? With some careful planning, you can now try your hand at Twin Peaks trivia and vegan-themed trivia—in the same night! SH
Vegan trivia, Mississippi Pizza Pub, 3552 N Mississippi, 8 pm, $5; Twin Peaks trivia, Ella Street Social Club, 714 SW 20th Pl, 7 pm, FREE


EAT IT—There are two camps of "Weird Al" Yankovic fans: those who loved him in middle school and then got over him, and the rest of us who just never got over him. In either case, the king of pop parody graces PDX tonight, with his songs, his characters, and his locks. His curly, curly locks. ND
Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $35-45, all ages

IN THE MOODY—Novelist Rick Moody, author of The Ice Storm and The Diviners, reads from his latest: The Four Fingers of Death, a massive, hilarious book in the vein of Kurt Vonnegut, and miles away from Moody's previous work, embracing science fiction, horror movies, and a talking chimpanzee. NL
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE


A-OK—It just opened its doors, but Helium Comedy Club is already looking like one of the country's best comedy clubs. Lighten up with Helium's first installment of excellent local comedy showcase Comedy Is OK (co-hosted by genuinely hilarious Mercury intern Andrew Michaan), plus renowned Portland comedians Richard Bain, Ian Karmel, Christian Ricketts, and more. CP
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, 8:30 pm, $5

GET WIRED—Don't get the whole "documentary film thing"? Get educated tonight with a screening of Man on Wire, the pitch-perfect doc that features a crazy Frenchman, his brave friends, and an illegal scheme to tightrope between the WTC towers in the 1970s. ND
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, 8 pm, $3