The I, Anonymous Show
Do you love crazy confessions, insane rants, and sexy secrets? Then you’ll laugh your guts out at the monthly I, Anonymous Show, featuring the weirdest ’n’ wildest submissions from the Mercury’s long-running column. And the March edition will be especially laff-tastic because host Caitlin Weierhauser (Portland’s Funniest Person) will be joined by beloved comedians Milan Patel, Shilpa Joshi, and Mercury Genius of Comedy Nariko Ott (!!) who will dish out loads of opinionated hilarity. Do… not… miss! WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
7:30 pm, Curious Comedy Theater, $10
Decibel Tour: Enslaved, Wolves in the Throne Room, Myrkur, Khemmis
An annual metal tradition, the “Decibel Tour” has put together some of the best bills in heavy music, and this year is no exception. Each band weaves sounds thick with ear-crushing atmosphere, from Norwegian progressive black metallers Enslaved to the craggy, damp, moss-tinged ambience of Wolves in the Throne Room, who are ably representing the Cascadia region to metal fans worldwide. NED LANNAMANN
7 pm, Hawthorne Theatre, $25-30, all ages
Over the past decade, singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata has been Rachael Yama-go-to, her vocals appearing on records from an impressive list of artists including Rhett Miller, Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, and Bright Eyes. Yamagata's voice always brings depth to whatever she sings on. There's a good reason she's sought after. Take away the big names, and you're left with Yamagata's stunning voice, which is really where the focus should be. MARK LORE
8 pm, The Old Church, $20-22, all ages
For the Record
Helium plays host to a local stand-up showcase with a specific purpose: providing our hometown heroes with quality filmed material to help them score national gigs. Tonight's lineup includes Katie Nguyen, Jake Silberman, Brandon Lyons, Neeraj Srinivasan, Alayna Becker, Ben Harkins, Alex Rios, Shain Brenden, Becky Braunstein, and Adam Pasi.
8 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $8
The bestselling Portland writer returns with The Third Victim, the first in a brand new series of legal thrillers.
7 pm, Powell's Books at Cedar Hills crossing, free
The Wedding Present, Terry De Castro
Vocalist/guitarist David Gedge and his long-running jangle rock and post-punk act out of Leeds come back across the pond for an intimate headlining show at Mississippi Studios.
9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $15-18
Portland Music Video Festival
Despite the preponderance of old farts thinking “I remember when MTV played music videos” is either observational or funny, the art of the music video (and it is an art) is healthier than it’s ever been. Who needs MTV when YouTube, Vimeo, and a bevy of online platforms make watching (and rewatching) videos so easy (You’ve seen that new Janelle Monae joint, right? Damn.) The Portland Music Video Festival not only champions the best videos from around the world, it provides an opportunity to see them on the big screen—and just as importantly, to hear them on a massive surround sound system, as opposed to through the earbuds you have crammed in your head while trying to ignore all the shitty men crowding you on the bus. BOBBY ROBERTS
7:30 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $7-9
The absurdist Australian sketch and comedy group consisting of writers and performers Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly and Zachary Ruane, director/writer Sam Lingham, filmmaker Max Miller, and musician Tom Armstrong bring their Big Boys live show to the Aladdin stage for the Portland stop on a North American tour.
8 pm, Aladdin Theater, $30
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