MUSIC—Follow the sounds of summer to Holocene's kickass musical pairing of Onuinu and Wampire. The two local popmakers are shimmering embodiments of sweaty nights spent dancing and biking and staring at the stars. You'll leave this show in love with everyone and everything, especially dreamy summer jams. CF
w/Magic Fades, DJ Zack; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $8-10

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B-BALL DOC—After this year's NBA finals, you might find your love of the sport somewhat diminished. Let filmmakers Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau rejuvenate you with Doin' It in the Park, a documentary on New York City's pick-up basketball scene, where some of the best ball in the country is played purely for love of the game. BR
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $8


BANG!—Stick around town if you like, but the smart money is going to the nearby Estacada Fourth of July Fest. Why? They have fireworks, food, a parade, and an Ozzy Osbourne cover band... but they also have timber competitions (tree sawing, log rolling, ax throwing) and lawn mower racing! (Portland, you've been trumped once again.) WSH
Big Bang Grounds, 31314 Eagle Creek, Estacada, Thurs-Sat, see for times and details

PARTY—It's everyone's favorite wet hot summer holiday, so why not spend it where the drinks are chill and the people are pretty (since they're likely to be scantily clad anyway)? The cool kids at Dig a Pony have put together a hot ticket on a competitive night, with Brainstorm, Gothic Tropic, Minden, and more! MS
w/DJ Freaky Outty, Nathan Detroit; Dig a Pony, 736 SE Grand, 9 pm, FREE


FILM—All this month, the Hollywood Theatre's series Handmade Monsters: The Masters of Practical Effects reminds you what movies were like before computers ruined everything. Featuring four classic, 100 percent CGI-free monster movies, the series includes 1958's The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, 1962's King Kong vs. Godzilla, and 1981's An American Werewolf in London... and it all kicks off this weekend with 1933's fantastic King Kong. EH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, see Film Times for showtimes, $6-8,

PATIO DANCING—Absolutely no one wants to be inside on a night like tonight. The White Owl's Summer Nights Series takes the dance party to the out of doors on their expansive patio, and they're celebrating the red, white, and booze with a girl-group edition, with DJ Beyondadoubt ladying the turntables. CF
w/Danny Dodge & Matty, Alice & Tim; White Owl Social Club, 1305 SE 8th, 8 pm, $3-5


MUSIC—"You like Huey Lewis and the News? Their early work was a little too new wave for my taste, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost." BR
w/Alice Stuart; Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon, 7 pm, $39.50-59.50 (hunt hard for tickets), all ages

MUSIC—The jangly, diamond-hard rock 'n' pop of Jaill has attracted ears as distinguished as Johnny Marr's, so get on board with their loveably bratty, infectious tunes. The Milwaukee band has a new single, "Pointy Fingers," and their live shows are pantloads of fun, so bring a pal, grab a drink, and watch as good times spontaneously happen like magic. NL
w/Cosmonauts; Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water, 9 pm, $8


GOLDEN GOD—Hey hey mama, it's the one and only Robert Plant, headlining the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival! Plant's best known as the belter for Led Zeppelin, but he's a serious appreciator of roots, blues, folk, and world music, and his new band the Sensational Space Shifters turns these elements into a psychedelic stew that'll get you dazed and confused—in a good way. Dancing days are here again! NL
w/Mavis Staples, Taj Mahal, Robert Randolph, & more; Waterfront Park, entry at SW Naito & Columbia, 10:30 am-9 pm, $50, for complete fest info

MUSIC—It's your right to detest the B-52s for what the smash single "Love Shack" has wrought on our country's karaoke bars. But the aging Athens, Georgia, outfit has genuine talent. And if you can swing $40 for a ticket, you can certainly afford to be in line for concessions when the tambourine begins to shake on that most-loathed orgy paean. DVH
w/the Go-Go's; Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon, 7 pm, $41.50-61.50, all ages


NEW RECORDS—Proving the internet cannot take away everything, a new record shop is opening on SE Belmont! Called Blythe and Bennett, it's already created enough fanfare to generate an opening party with a clutch of DJs, including DiscJockey Gregarious and—really?—Fred Armisen. Up with liner notes! MS
w/DDDJJJ666, Magnolia Bouvier, DJ Flight Risk; Blythe & Bennett Records, 3334 SE Belmont, 5 pm, FREE

FILM—A goddamn Clint motherfucking Eastwood classic, 1976's The Outlaw Josey Wales is back on the big screen, with Eastwood glowering his way through a movie that's part revenge flick, part western, and all badass. EH
Laurelhurst Theater, 2735 E Burnside, see Film Times for showtimes, $4


SOCCER—After four impressive victories in succession, the US Men's National Team will begin their Gold Cup campaign in Portland, confident of overcoming tournament first-timers and minnows Belize. Also keep your eye on talented Costa Rica captain Bryan Ruiz when his team faces Cuba in the first game of this double-header. He's a shampoo commercial waiting to happen. AR
Jeld-Wen Field, 1844 SW Morrison, Cuba vs. Costa Rica at 5:30 pm, USA vs. Belize at 8 pm, $25-125

MARIJUANA LIT—Funny cigarettes, let's face it, are as much for yuppies these days as they are for hippies and burnouts and anyone else people in suits like to denigrate. Doug Fine's latest book, Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution, notes marijuana's inexorable walk toward legalization and wonders why the hell we all aren't trying to make some money off of it. DCT
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE