YOU'RE BROKE—Portland's fave storytelling event, Back Fence PDX, returns with an evening entitled "Broke—Bones, Wallets, and Hearts." Thrill to short and sweet (and probably mortifying) true tales from filmmaker Andrew Dickson, painter/media maven Joan Hiller, Live Wire!'s hilarious Courtenay Hameister, and more! WSH
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, 7:30 pm, $12-15

WITCHCRAFT—Spring has sprung, but there's still a chill in the air. What better way to soundtrack these cloudy, fickle days than the roiling, moody rock of Brighton, England's Esben and the Witch? And don't miss the staggeringly gorgeous voice-scapes of Julianna Barwick, whose ambient compositions sound like the aural representation of a shiver. NL
w/Lost Lockets; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $12-14


SPUR SPAR—By quite a large margin, the San Antonio Spurs are the number one team in the league, but there's no cause for alarm: Last time they stopped by the Rose Garden, the Blazers sent them packing. Let's hope history repeats itself tonight as the season steadily closes in on the playoffs. NL
Rose Garden, 1 Center Court, 7 pm, $25 & up, broadcast on KGW

SLEEPY TIME—The music of Toro y Moi (one Chaz Bundick) employs guitar plucking, dreamy electronica, and reverb-y Beach Boys crooning to the tune of a soundtrack for a planetarium. Put him on rotation as background music—then see him live and get your chill on. JL
w/Braids, Cloud Nothings; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $10-12


PAPERTOWN—This is the last day to see Portland Paper City, a cute collection of paper sculptures representing our fair city on display at Disjecta. The gang's all there, rendered in precise origami: the St. Johns Bridge, a stunning Mount Hood suspended from the ceiling, and a gang of latte-wielding squirrels. SM
Disjecta, 8371 N Interstate, noon-5 pm, FREE

SON OF A—Holy Sons, the longtime solo project of Portlander Emil Amos (of Grails and Om), has habitually been kept underground, with infrequent live appearances despite a discography nine albums deep. With the newest, Survivalist Tales, Amos has gone public, and tonight concludes a spring tour that has brought Holy Sons' dark, languid psychedelia to the masses. NL
w/Castanets, Dolorean; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $10


HOGARTH—Before he went on to direct Pixar classics like The Incredibles and Ratatouille, Brad Bird helmed The Iron Giant, 1999's gorgeous, heartwarming tale of a boy and his giant robot. If you haven't seen it on the big screen—and most didn't, as the film originally bombed before finding a fervently devoted audience—here's your chance. EH
Laurelhurst Theater, 2735 E Burnside, see Movie Times for showtimes, $3

THEATER—Sci-fi meets magical realism in the Miracle Theatre's Boomcracklefly, a ranging world premiere that finds common ground between a female impersonator in a New York barrio, acrobats in a Key West circus, and a would-be expat in revolutionary Havana. AH
Miracle Theatre, 525 SE Stark, Thurs 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm, through April 16, $14-25


SPITTING MAD—It's time to bust out the gender-fucking rabblerousing, break down some social constructs, and say "screw you" to "the Man": activisty-feministy-just-plain-spitty roadshow Sister Spit is in town. Queer icons like Michelle Tea and Kirk Read perform along with a half-dozen others. And of course there's an afterparty onsite. SM
w/DJ Snowtiger; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 7 pm, $10

FINN-ISH—He's beardy, a Kiwi, and melodic royalty—it's Liam Finn, the heir apparent and crown prince son of Neil Finn (Split Enz, Crowded House). Liam's in town to give our soggy ears some sunny Fab Four-esque loving, so bask in his charming presence while he shines bright onstage. CF
w/the Luyas; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $12-14


UNFAMILIAR FISHES—Whether it's thanks to This American Life, McSweeney's, or The Daily Show, you're well aware that Sarah Vowell is one of the smartest, funniest writers around. Tonight she reads from her latest history book, Unfamiliar Fishes, which delves into America's 1898 greedy grabs of Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Cuba, and the Philippines in an "orgy of imperialism." EH
Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 7 pm, $25.95 (includes copy of Unfamiliar Fishes)

PUERTO ROCKIN'—Fueled by the classic garage sound of the '60s, Puerto Rican rockers Davila 666 fuse party-time jams with squealing guitar solos and ass-poppin' tambourines to produce what will surely be an evening of T-shirt-soakin' sweat and fun. WSH
w/the Mean Jeans, Outdoorsmen; East End, 203 SE Grand, 9 pm, $8


DON'T FORGET!—Memory, it turns out, is as much an art as it is a science. Joshua Foer (yes, he's Jonathan's kid brother), author of Moonwalking with Einstein, explains how dullards like us can harness fantastic imagery to sharpen our powers of recall. DCT
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

FOLK—Sharon Van Etten has a rare knack for turning the utter desolation of heartbreak into something transformative: Her fierce, intimate songwriting is confident and confessional, lacerating and redemptive. Even rarer—the Brooklyn-by-way-of-New-Jersey-and-Tennessee performer puts on one hell of a live show. AH
w/Little Scream, Sonny Pete; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $12