BEIN' GREEN—The Sundown series continues at Ecotrust, their summertime weekly event that explores conscientious living in our bioregion. This week's theme is food, which we can all agree is often delicious, but even tastier are the musical guests: Typhoon and Wild Ones, two of the very best our city has to offer. NL
Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th, 5:30 pm, FREE, all ages

ART GRAZING—This First Thursday is finally going to be sunny—prime time for gallivanting and complimentary wine! On deck: W+K 12 display art about failure; PRESENTspace premieres a show devoted to underrepresented disabled artists; Blue Sky offers interesting portraits of those poor roadside wavers at Liberty Tax Service. And, if you're brave, go take a gamble at Everett Station Lofts. JL
Wieden + Kennedy, 224 NW 13th; PRESENTspace, 939 NW Glisan; Blue Sky Gallery, 122 NW 8th; Everett Station Lofts, 625 NW Everett; all events run roughly 6-9 pm, FREE


SWEET 16—It's a very special day, everybody: Portland's little contemporary art institute is growing up. PICA is throwing themselves a birthday party tonight to celebrate 16 years on the cutting edge of the art world—and the festivities include music from Reporter, the Miracles Club, and more. AH
w/New Moon Poncho DJs; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8 pm, $5-7

DANCE, CELLO, DANCE!—Hometown sweethearts the Portland Cello Project are back with a two-night stand of the ass-shakingest show in town: their Extreme Dance Party Edition! Your fave club hits will be given a classical, cello-ized spin with help from guest singers Janet Weiss, Drew Grow, Bonfire Madigan, and more! WSH
Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, Fri & Sat 9 pm, $13-15


PERFECT DAY—The Mississippi Street Fair is what summer was made for. A long day of catching bands and meandering among the North Portland crowd, punctuated by ample breaks for beer and tacos (and sunshine and puppies). Start off with wooden skeeball at Altura Furniture, end the evening with a free show by local greats AgesandAges. SM
N Mississippi between Fremont & Skidmore, 10 am-9 pm, FREE, all ages

CAN IT—What's this? Fancy craft beer... in cans? The convenience! The novelty! The deliciousness! The new-ish Guild Public House is hosting the Cans Fest tasting and block party, serving 30-plus craft can beers from Western brewers—including some you can't normally find in Portland. SM
Guild Public House, 1101 E Burnside, noon-10 pm, $5 tasting mug, $1 samples, all ages


PICKIN'—It's baaaaack. Pickin' on Sundays—the greatest way to spend your sun-soaked Sunday afternoons—returns to the Doug Fir patio for yet another summer of intimate performances. Best of all, the shows are all totally free. Seattle's Campfire OK kick things off, and their orchestral sounds will leave you hungry for more. Thankfully there is plenty of beer and barbecue to go around. EAC
w/Pickwick; Doug Fir Patio, 830 E Burnside, 3-7 pm, FREE

HATE—You hate the Seattle Sounders. It's cool to admit it, since after all, the Portland Timbers' Cascadian adversaries are downright evil. I heard Roger Levesque once made a joke about your mom. What a jerk. Come watch the good guys defend the home pitch against their most-despised rivals. EAC
Jeld-Wen Field, 1844 SW Morrison, 1 pm, $27.75-91


SAMURAI COP—Tonight at the Hollywood, B-Movie Bingo offers a screening of 1989's non-classic Samurai Cop—and they'll be handing out special-made bingo cards so you can spot the B-movie clichés (like "LONG BORING SCENE OR MALE PONYTAIL," or "CIGARETTE USED AS A WEAPON OR IGNITOR") and score prizes! EH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $5

POPPIN' 'N' LOCKIN'—In 2005, George R.R. Martin told fans that A Dance with Dragons, the next book in his A Song of Ice and Fire series (which HBO's turned into the kick-ass series Game of Thrones), would be out the following year. Now—half a decade later—it's finally being published. Powell's is opening at midnight so fans don't have to wait one second longer—and they'll selling the book for 30 percent off and having trivia and costume contests. EH
Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills, Beaverton, 11:59 pm, FREE


HARVEST—Where you been, Gillian? The divine Ms. Welch came to Portland last year as part of the wonderful hootenanny that was the Dave Rawlings Machine show, but otherwise it's been ages since folk traditionalist Gillian Welch came through under her own name. She's back, with musical other half Rawlings in tow, supporting their haunting new record The Harrow and the Harvest. NL
Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $27.50, all ages

TIN HOUSE—Unless you really love music festivals, summer in Portland can feel a little bit culturally deficient—which is where Tin House's annual summer workshop series comes in. Lectures are open to the public and feature literary hotshots like Aimee Bender, Jim Shepard, and Dorothy Allison. AH
Reed College's Cerf Amphitheater, 3203 SE Woodstock, Sun July 10 through Sun July 17, 8 pm, $5,


MAKE LIKE A TREE—We may remember him best as Biff from Back to the Future, but Tom Wilson never stopped doing good work, turning out guest spots in movies and shows like The Informant and Freaks and Geeks. Tonight's your first shot (of four!) at seeing him work the stage solo and unadulterated. MS
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, Wed July 13-Thurs July 14, 8 pm, Fri July 15-Sat July 16, 7:30 & 10 pm, $10-25,

GET FOLKED—Ahhh, that overwhelming melty feeling when your brain's folk-amine receptors are being satiated. Dissolve into Great Wilderness' airy feminine harmonies, elegant cello, and sweet, sweet banjo (soooooo sweet). The new Portland band recently produced a flawless debut EP in the form of Rest, and it promises—pinky swears, even—to melt your heart tonight, for free! CD
w/Sea Bell; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, FREE