LET'S RAP—With the likes of P.O.S., Dessa, Lazerbeak, and more, Minneapolis' Doomtree collective is without peer. Their exploratory and exciting approach to rap is both the product of a tightly knit musical family and its individual members' fiercely unique personalities. Doomtree's many tendrils have brushed up against all corners of the indie music scene, but tonight's the chance to see the crew intact and in action. NL
w/Sapient; Branx, 320 SE 2nd, 9 pm, $12-14, all ages

BOXY—If ambition has a modest expression, it's best seen in the works of notable architect and Portland native Brad Cloepfil (Wieden+Kennedy building, Seattle Art Museum). He will speak about his firm Allied Works Architecture, present their new book, and politely but firmly decline your napkin doodles. WE
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park, 6 pm, FREE with museum admission ($15)


WOODSY—Northwest music media website Into the Woods may not have quite achieved empire status, but two years in, they're well on the way. Come celebrate their birthday with new videos (plus some greatest hits), live music from Nightmoves, and the promise of other surprises. MS
w/Grandparents, 1939 Ensemble; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $5

LATE NIGHT—The recent departure of the Ed Forman Show left a gap in Portland's late-night entertainment landscape—a hole that Action/Adventure Theatre is here to plug, with the new talk show Late Night Action with Alex Falcone. Opening weekend features stand-up comic Ian Karmel and the Mercury's own Wm. Steven Humphrey. AH
Action/Adventure Theatre, 1050 SE Clinton, Fri-Sat 8 pm, through Feb 18, $7


THE BEAT—Saturday night is a great night for sweatin' it out to dancey electropop, and you'll be thrilled by the synth-tastic stylings of Seattle's Beat Connection (voted Seattle Weekly's Best New Band of 2011). Dreamy, ass-shaking grooves will be the order of the night, with the also awesome Wampire, Jeffrey Jerusalem, and Sex Life DJs rounding out the bill. WSH
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, $5

DANCE—Award-winning experimental dance company tEEth—reliable producers of meticulous, provocative, and often disturbing dance—debut their brand-new show Make/Believe. This one's co-commissioned by White Bird Dance and Seattle's On the Boards festival. Here's your chance to catch 'em at home before they go show off for our neighbors to the north. AH
PSU's Lincoln Hall, 1620 SW Park, Thurs-Sat, 8 pm, $20-30


GET RED—Since relocating to Portland in 2010, the Parson Red Heads have become familiar faces around town, and thank goodness. Their guileless, passionate folk-rock (actually, that should probably be rock-folk) is the kind that inspires impossibly good feelings, and their powerhouse live show is one of the best around. NL
w/Tommy Keene, Sally Crewe & the Sudden Moves; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $10

KNOWLEDGE IS NINTENDO POWER—Portland's only regular trivia night for those who passed on Playboy to stash stacks of Electronic Gaming Monthly under their bed, Video Game Quiz Show mashes the typical pub quiz experience together with classic game show elements, and a tinge of professional wrestling for good measure. BR
Ground Kontrol, 511 NW Couch, 7 pm, FREE


BLACKNESS—The sky is dark, and the floodgates of Northwest rain have opened, creating the perfect environment to summon forth Wolves in the Throne Room. From a fabled farm compound, the Olympia band channels the energy around us into a rampage of black metal that might stop you from caring whether the sun ever returns. MS
w/Tragedy, Druden; Branx, 320 SE 2nd, 9 pm, $11-13, all ages

OUTSIDE—Dealing with all sorts of heavy topics, Outside In's second-annual Outside the Frame event showcases short films made by young filmmakers who have experienced homelessness. Hosted by fancy-pants director Todd Haynes (I'm Not There, Mildred Pierce), this free screening gives an important platform to that all-too-rare artist: filmmakers who actually have something to say. EH
Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 NW 11th, 7 pm, FREE


IF YOU WANT BLOOD—Dario Argento is a sick man. He makes sick movies. They look like the sort of rancid fever dreams a sick brain would sweat out under satin sheets. 1977's Suspiria is the distillation of every twisted, nightmarish filmmaking fetish Argento's ever had, into a glossy, beautifully disturbing masterpiece of giallo-inspired horror. BR
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $7

FORGET IT, JAKE—1974's Chinatown is one of those classics that's actually as amazing as everybody says it is. Roman Polanski, Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, and screenwriter Robert Towne join forces in a truly extraordinary way, and seeing it on the big screen hardly ever happens, so... yeah. Go. EH
Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark, showtimes, $4


ROOM TO MOVE—Bless the rains for staying outside as DJs Cuica, Spencer D, Jason Urick, and the guys in Brainstorm create 13 Months of Sunshine: Africa Sounds Dance Party, a night full of sunny, happy dance music. Why didn't someone think of this sooner? WE
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, FREE

WOMENFOLK—Pay some respect to yer elders, kids! Tonight that means taking a goshdarn minute to reflect on how women won the right to vote in Oregon 100 years ago. Oregon's Century of Action group put together a history show—opening tonight with special guest Secretary of State Kate Brown—about the kickass ladies who campaigned for their civil rights in 1912. SM
Multnomah County Central Library, 801 SW 10th, 6 pm, FREE