SPICE OF LIFE—Musician Anya Marina wants to share her illicit love affair with Portland at her new variety show, PDXOXO, where she'll host a night of music, comedy, and film. Kooky Seattle comedian Emmett Montgomery lays down the laughs, while Michael Lerner of Telekinesis plays, and Spencer Gentz shows off his adorable roller-skating video of Marina's song "Notice Me." CF
Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $10-12

SHOP/PARTY—Portland's hearty indie boutique community is feeling especially festive this First Thursday, with the grand opening soiree for the Darling Buds of May collaborative pop-up, a mini-golf hole debuting at Radish Underground, Folly's fourth anniversary, and a trunk/fashion show featuring R.A.W. lingerie at Eden! MS
Darling Buds of May, 220 Studio, 213 SW Ash, #211; Radish Underground, 414 SW 10th; Folly, 1005 NW 16th; Eden, 221 NW 11th; all events at 6 pm


FLAG WAVERS—If you haven't seen Wild Flag yet, now's your chance to catch the powerhouse of Carrie Brownstein, Janet Weiss, Mary Timony, and Rebecca Cole. And get there on time, too: The Thermals are on the bill, as is the majestically bleak noise rock of EMA. Rock 'n' roll thrills from start to finish. NL
Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 9 pm, $15-18, all ages

LEBOWSKI—An annual tradition for Big Lebowski lovers and White Russian-starved alcoholics alike, Cinco de Lebowski—hosted by local podcasters cortandfatboy—screens the Coen brothers' classic film, encourages Dude-approved costumes, and offers live music from Here Come Dots and Rich Layton and the Troublemakers. EH
Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 11 pm, $3 ($10 VIP tickets available), more info at, 21+


GLAM—Comedian Natasha Leggero is formidably clever and effortlessly poised. She's got the fashion sense of Audrey Hepburn and the jaded wit of Dorothy Parker, plus a hilariously snooty affect completely at odds with her Midwestern upbringing. In short, she's captivating. AH
Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $20

WEENIE DOG DERBY—In a dual celebration of the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo, the Gypsy is proudly hosting the 2012 NW Weenie Dog Kentucky Derby Classic, featuring at least 32 weenie-shaped dachshunds racing to see who will look the least ridiculous. PLUS! There will also be bourbon and tequila specials, so wear your finest southern belle sun hats and sombreros. Viva la Weenie! WSH
Gypsy, 625 NW 21st, 2-4 pm, FREE, all ages


WRASSLE—Female arm wrestling is officially a spectator sport now (unofficially, of course, it always has been), and Portland's about to see its first real match. RoseCity Arm Wrestling (RAW) hosts its first night of WWE-style comedy complete with costumes and cheating—all to benefit the Bradley Angle House. MS
Fez Ballroom, 316 SW 11th, 8 pm, $10 (includes $10 in RAW bucks for betting and bribing)

ATHIEST CHURCH—Skip regular church this morning for a much-needed dose of reality. Professor Peter Boghossian (the controversial PSU instructor and recent subject of the "Faith No More" Mercury feature) will be delivering one of his no nonsense lectures, this time a secular critique of liberalism appropriately dubbed, "Rationality and Irrationality." It's free, and I have faith you'll be there. WSH
Friendly House, 1737 NW 26th, 10 am, FREE


AGESANDOTHERS—The energetic intervals and infectious clapping of AgesandAges appeals to all ages—but no kids allowed at their upcoming show at Mississippi Studios. Sun Angle and Death Songs open for the Portland group, who promise brand-new songs to cure those Monday blues. CG
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $8

HAPPINESSAvengers movie star all favorite superheroes! Iron Man! Thor! Captain America! Even some heroes who not so super, like Hawkeye and Black Widow! But you know who else in Avengers movie? HULK IN AVENGERS MOVIE! Finally Hulk have something to be happy about! Hey landlord! Please get off Hulk back now! Hulk can pay, Hulk has plenty of green now! HA! Hulk make joke! Hulk in Avengers! THE INCREDIBLE HULK
Various Theaters, see our review and Movie Times


TASTE OF THE CITY—Portland's 25th Taste of the Nation is coming to Jeld-Wen Field this year, promising over 75 local food artisans (restaurants and breweries and cheesemongers, oh my!). It's a steep ticket price, but the event benefits local organizations who fight hunger across our state. Eat up, so others can! CG
Jeld-Wen Field, 1844 SW Morrison, 6:30 pm, $85

MIYAZAKI—The Northwest Film Center's Castles in the Sky: Miyazaki, Takahata, and the Masters of Studio Ghibli series features some of the best animated films ever made. Today's option: The jaw-droppingly great and rarely screened Castle in the Sky (1986). Do not miss it. EH
Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park, $6-9, see our review and Movie Times


BRAIN WAVES—Garnishing tweaked-out, bloodshot psychedelia with sugar-sweet synth candy, Black Moth Super Rainbow's music is like a stranger in an unmarked van, luring you to certain, irresistible danger. Their newest tracks sound like Air's slick Moon Safari fallen on hard, methy times—in other words: beautiful, ruined, and totally compelling. NL
w/Lumerians, Pictorials; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $15

BE A FRIEND—There's a little Golden Girl in each of us. Whether you're a Sophia, Rose, Dorothy, or Blanche (or one of their many love interests), swing by the Foggy Notion tonight for a trivia night coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the show's last episode. Costumes encouraged (if not enforced) and cheesecake for all. AZ
The Foggy Notion, 3416 N Lombard, 8:30 pm, FREE