Ural Thomas & the Pain, Eldridge Gravy & the Court Supreme
If you’re missing soul revivalists like Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and Charles Bradley (may they rest in peace), then seeing Portland’s own vintage soul and R&B outfit Ural Thomas and the Pain is a no-brainer—especially when it’s hosted at one of Portland’s most pleasant, least musty venues. “Funk juggernaut” Eldridge Gravy and the Court Supreme also graces the bill, so what in the hell are you waiting for? JENNI MOORE
9 pm, Doug Fir, $13-15
Portland Football Home Openers
Timbers and Thorns supporters will still need to wait another year before they can file their way into the impressive east side renovation planned for Providence Park, but even in its work-in-progress form, the return home turf is going feel extra sweet this time around. While the 4,000-seat expansion will certainly go a long way in bolstering what’s already one of the best stadium experiences in the MLS and NWSL, an extended road trip for the Timbers proved an uphill battle for coach Giovanni Savarese and his side in the opening month of the season. While the Thorns fared somewhat better during their quick stint on the road, die-hard Rose City devotees aren’t going to be the only ones eager to finally settle into the new season with a two-part home stand. With Blazermania raging hard across town, fans of local professional sports will have no shortage of options when it comes to finding entertainment this weekend. CHIPP TERWILLIGER
Timbers vs. Minnesota United; Apr 14, 7:30 pm, $29.50-165, all ages.
Thorns vs. Orlando Pride; Apr 15, 3 pm, $10-70, all ages
March for Science
As the new administrative regime continues to strip our communities of science education and dissolve the EPA, Portland will be honoring all things science. Hear from speakers, march through downtown PDX, and entertain yourself with science expos, musical performances, and a kid zone for the little ones. EMILLY PRADO
10 am, Pioneer Courthouse Square, free, all ages
Design Week Portland 2018
Design Week’s back with workshops, open houses, and parties from people who think a lot about the built environment. Some events are horrifyingly expensive—$150 for a macramé workshop with cats? I can do this for free in my own home—so go for the free and low-cost workshops on everything from dating apps to exquisite corpse drawings, and feed the part of your brain that appreciates clean lines and "user experience." MEGAN BURBANK
Apr 14-21, click here for a full schedule and list of participating venues
5th Annual Hopped Cider Festival
Featuring over 30 hopped ciders from makers all around the country. Admission is free, but $25 buys a souvenir glass and seven drink tokens, with free tasting pours throughout the day.
noon, Rev. Nat's Cidery & Taproom, free, $25 for glass + tokens
Funemployment Radio Experience: Alaska!
A live version of the long-running local podcast focused on the hosts' future adventures in Anchorage, with a secret special guest sharing a seat next to Sarah X. Dylan and Greg Nibler. Show followed by free Bingo.
noon, Landmark Saloon, $10
Chaos Chaos, Laura Palmer's Death Parade
Fresh off their "Terryfold" collaboration with Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland, sisters Asy and Chloe Saavedra (formally of Seattle indie pop act Smoosh) bring their latest project through Holocene for an all-ages performance supporting their forthcoming debut full-length.
6:30 pm, Holocene, $12-14
Gran Ritmos X The Way Up
Two of Portland's most explosive parties join forces for a jam-packed evening of sounds ranging from Latin and Pan-American dance music, to Afro-Caribbean, Soca, and Afro-beat.
10 pm, Holocene, $7
Lavender Flu, Wet Fruit, Peace Sign
The Lavender Flu employs a wider, more dynamic musical vocabulary than in garage punk's narrow trappings. There are bits of plucky fingerpicking, spacey delay, noise washes, and more, swirled in purposeful arcs. ANDREW R TONRY
8 pm, Black Water Bar
Maarquii hosts this brand new queer dance night featuring the talents of Priceless and Patrick performing the steps and The Prey, Orso, and DJ Don't spinning the sounds.
9 pm, Tonic Lounge, $10
Howl's Moving Castle
Ask a fan what their favorite Miyazaki film is and they’ll probably make pained noises for about 10 straight minutes before gingerly settling on at least three of his cinematic delicacies with “I can’t pick just one!” Ask Miyazaki which film is his favorite and he’ll say Howl’s Moving Castle with no hesitation. The story of a cursed girl who comes to live in the enchanted, claw-footed castle of a secretive magician, Howl features some of the most impressive animation and design in Miyazaki’s filmography, using all the charm and beauty imbued in his imagery to fuel the film’s strong anti-war narrative. Part of Hollywood Theatre’s Hayao Miyazaki Celebration film series. BOBBY ROBERTS
2 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $7-9, all ages
The Portland Opera's annual concert of highlights and greatest hits, featuring the best arias, duets, and choral pieces of the season.
7:30 pm, Keller Auditorium, $25-75
That's What She Said: Spring Queening
What better way to shake off the seasonal hibernation than to enjoy some brilliant comedy by feminist comedy collective, That’s What She Said. Hear from Alejandra Ruiz, Berlyn Lee, and Samhita Reddy amongst others and rest easy knowing your dollars are going directly to the YWCA’s support group for women of color. EMILLY PRADO
7:30 pm, Siren Theater, $10
Don't forget to check out our Things To Do calendar for even more things to do!