Fernando y Los Cochinos, Sávila, Trujillo
It’s been 20 years since Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductee Fernando Viciconte released Pacoima, his groundbreaking Spanish language record that marries the hard rock of his now-defunct band Monkey Paw with the musical traditions of his native Argentina and nostalgia for his former home in the Pacoima neighborhood of California’s San Fernando Valley. For Record Store Day last month, Viciconte and his band Los Cochinos geared up for the 20th anniversary by dropping The Pacoima Radio Sessions, a stirring collection of live versions of the songs recorded before the album’s release. Tonight he’ll celebrate Pacoima with a blowout show at the Star Theater, joined by two fantastic local openers: psychedelic Chicano rocker Trujillo and up-and-coming cumbia band Sávila. CIARA DOLAN
8:30 pm, Star Theater, $15
Crafty Wonderland Spring Art + Craft Market
Ever wondered what your aimless Etsy browsing would look like in three dimensions? Crafty Wonderland’s got you covered. Portland’s largest art and craft fair manages to fit more than 250 twee vendors, die-hard DIY-ers, and kitschy crafters under one roof—and somehow avoids making the experience too chaotic or overwhelming. Come pick up something for Mother’s Day (May 13!) or just buy yourself an ironic embroidered item you probably don’t need but who cares. ALEX ZIELINSKI
11 am, Oregon Convention Center, free, all ages
Saba, Joseph Chilliams, Jean Deaux
Just last month, Chicago rapper Saba (AKA Tahj Malik Chandler) dropped his game-changing new album Care for Me. Across 10 immersive tracks (one featuring Chance the Rapper), Saba reflects on the death of his cousin and his own mortality, injecting stream-of-consciousness insights into his strikingly beautiful and intimate verses. CIARA DOLAN
9 pm, Hawthorne Theatre, $17-20, all ages
Derby Day Our Way
A fundraiser for the Urban League of Portland Young Professionals, taking the genial madness of the Kentucky Derby and spinning it into a party all about community, fashion, food and drink.
1 pm, Jupiter Hotel, $25-40
Free Comic Book Day
Every year comic nerds line up outside the doors of their favorite shops to pick up the dozens of free comics publishers put out for free comic day. This year, you can get the first issue of Bob’s Burgers, Star Wars Adventures, Avengers, and a special issue of Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake. Plus! Cosmic Monkey will be hosting creator signings throughout the day. KELLY KENOYER
Various Locations, click here for our list of participating venues and special guests
One of SNL's longest-running cast members, Tim Meadows has created such memorable characters as The Ladies Man Leon Phelps and Perspectives host Lionel Osbourne—and tonight he's stretching his legs into the world of stand-up comedy. Hilarity is practically ensured! WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
7:30 pm & 10 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $18-25
Portland Thorns vs. Seattle Reign
Girls, Inc. is kicking off a weeklong celebration of empowered women in the Pacific Northwest with a NWSL rivalry match that pits the defending champions against their Cascade rivals to the north. Come down and join the largest women’s sports crowd in the world, and be on hand to witness the bittersweet return of former Thorns’ fixture Allie Long, who was traded to Seattle in the offseason after cementing her status as a club legend here in Portland. CHIPP TERWILLIGER
12:30 pm, Providence Park, $15-70, all ages
Club Kai Kai: Selena Tribute & Fundraiser
You love things that are over the top—so you’ll adore the hilarious fun of the drag dance party, Club Kai Kai. But tonight’s edition is especially especial because it’s a tribute to the late, great Mexican/American diva Selena, as well as being a fundraiser for Pueblo Unido PDX, which supports East County community members facing deportation. Tonight’s show is hosted by the divine Daniel Giron and Kat Salas, with a performance by Selena impersonator Mynx, drag deliciousness from Hydrangea Strangea, Lola Coquette, and Boujee Cherry, as well as lots of DJ dancing magic! Celebrate the legacy of Selena while having the time of your life. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
9 pm, Holocene, $10
Bridgetown Bluegrass Festival
The region's bluegrass bonafides return for this all-day celebration born of the Park Blocks and now having itself a little Cider Riot, with proceeds benefitting the Do-Good Multnomah Women's Shelter. Featuring performances from Laney Lou & the Bird Dogs, Alder Street, Left Coast Country, Scratchdog Stringband, and many more.
10 am, Cider Riot, $25, all ages
Portland Independent Record Label Swap Meet
The Portland Label Coalition comes together for a swap meet and DJ party at Royale Brewing Company. Come down and get to know the people working behind the scenes for some of the city's best labels, including Kill Rock Stars, Jealous Butcher Records, Mama Bird Recording Co., Fluff and Gravy Records, EYRST, Good Cheer Records, Party Damage Records, Infinite Companion, and more.
1 pm, Royale Brewing Company (Garrison Tap Room), free
Gaytheist, Nasalrod, Humours
Nasalrod’s explosive new LP Building Machines is the sort of record you put on when you’re conflicted. Woven into the folds of a wide-ranging musicality, it splices ’80s progressive punk, socially conscious ’90s thrash, and everything in between. Shades of early All, Nomeansno, and Living Colour get hazed out in surly tunes like “Wage Slave” and the weirdo metal-lite “Yaphet Kotto Made My Day.” Nasalrod’s live performances exceed expectations, with vocalist Chairman embodying an unhinged hybrid of David Yow, Keith Morris, and Mike Patton, rarely standing still and typically hovering about four feet off the ground. The dynamic, rhythmic interplay between bassist Mandy Morgan, drummer Spit Stix (formerly of LA punk legends Fear), and guitarist Mustin Douch is easily one of the most formidable aural attacks in the city. With perennial thrashers Gaytheist headlining, this is a must-see show. RYAN J. PRADO
9 pm, Tonic Lounge, $10
Dog Fight! A Corn Dog Smackdown Benefit for No Kid Hungry
An octet of top-notch local chefs meet up at Lardo to throw down over corn dogs, with proceeds benefitting No Kid Hungry, and corn-battered culinary masterpieces benefitting your taste buds.
12 pm, Lardo, $25
Global Based: Cinco de Mayo
The city's only monthly moombahton showcase returns with a special Cinco de Mayo installment, featuring a headlining set from Dominican-born and Miami-raised producer and DJ Happy Colors, along with support from MIJO, Daniela Karina & Casual Aztec, StickyBrixx, D3MKTRZ, and more.
8 pm, The Whiskey Bar, $10
Spring Used Book Sale
If you’re the literary sort, you’ll be drooling over this one. Friends of the Library is hosting its biannual used book sale—a massive endeavor with thousands of used books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, and more. Whatever’s left at the end of the weekend will be sold at 50 percent off on Monday, so be sure to check it out and find the best deals. KELLY KENOYER
9 am, Doubletree Hotel (Lloyd Center)
Don't forget to check out our Things To Do calendar for even more things to do!