Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Steady Holiday
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah saw a resurgence in 2017 with the 10-year anniversary of their touchstone album Some Loud Thunder, and also the release of their fifth studio album, The Tourist. The band, helmed by multi-instrumentalist Alec Ounsworth, enjoyed huge accolades at the beginning of its run, landing big-time appearances at major festivals like Lollapalooza and Treasure Island. A brief hiatus following Some Loud Thunder led to an artistic rebound on 2011’s sparklingly weird Hysterical. For whatever fickle reason, though, the band never quite climbed back into the earholes of tastemaker bloggers the way bands like Vampire Weekend or the Strokes did. Which is a shame, because The Tourist finds Ounsworth’s skepticisms in full froth, notably on peppy, moody cuts like “Down (Is Where I Want to Be)” and the equally somber power-pop romp of “The Vanity of Trying.” Get ready to party like it’s 2005. RYAN J. PRADO
9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $20
Kung Fu Theater: Master of the Flying Guillotine
This month’s installment in Dan Halsted’s ongoing celebration of all things whoop-ass is a rare 35mm print of 1976 wuxia classic Master of the Flying Guillotine. One of mankind’s greatest inventions, the flying guillotine is a little razor-studded hat that kung fu masters artfully throw onto your head—AND THEN DECAPITATE YOU WITH IT. Witness this wondrous device in all its glory in Jimmy Wang Yu’s masterpiece, one of the coolest, most batshit-crazy kung fu flicks ever made! ERIK HENRIKSEN
7:30 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $7-9
Portland Mardi Gras Parade
Mysti Krew of Nimbus rides herd over the mass of bead-tossing humanity pouring down Mississippi like so many spilled Hurricanes in Portland's annual Mardi Gras party, starting at the Victoria Bar on the corner of Mississippi and Humboldt, proceeding to Ecliptic Brewing on the corner of Mississippi and Cook, and featuring a damn good time inbetween.
5:30 pm, N Mississippi & N Humboldt, free, all ages
A release party for Brown's graphic novel biography of comedian Andy Kaufman, Is This Guy For Real?.
6 pm, Floating World Comics
MØ, Cashmere Cat
Norwegian producer and musician Magnus August Høiberg, better known by the stage name Cashmere Cat, joins forces with Danish electro pop singer/songwriter Karen Marie Aagaard Ørsted Andersen, AKA MØ, for The "MEØW" Tour, which stops off in Portland tonight.
8 pm, Roseland, $28-30, all ages
A Johnny Mathis Valentine
The legendary crooner rolls out a barrage of romantic hits with backing from the Oregon Symphony in celebration of Valentine's Day.
7:30 pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, $60-200
Harold and Maude
Look at the internet for long enough and you’ll inevitably read some hot-take-addicted youngbuck or another remarking on how some “edgy” movie they just “discovered” on Netflix last weekend simply couldn’t be made today. Usually that sort of sentiment is bullshit. But Harold and Maude, the dark romantic comedy about a death-obsessed milksop of a young man meeting his 80 year-old girlfriend at a funeral? Okay, that one could have only happened in the ’70s, thanks to the minor miracle that was director Hal Ashby. BOBBY ROBERTS
9:35 pm, Academy Theater, $3-4
Boogie & Brews Benefit
Put on a pair of your favorite creepers or polka dot pinup dress for an evening of rockabilly and blues band, Imperial 5. Admission includes two beer tickets, unlimited snacks and soft drinks, and the comfort of giving to the excellent cause of Dress for Success Oregon! EMILLY PRADO
6 pm, Lagunitas Brewing Community Room, $15
Don't forget to check out our Things To Do calendar for even more things to do!