Once he was done with the Talking Heads, David Byrne could’ve kicked back, not done shit, and still known his status as one of the greatest musicians of our age would be secure. That’s what I would’ve done. Probably what you would’ve done too. But not the brilliantly restless Byrne, who went on to explore film, books, solo albums, visual art, filmmaking, bicycle advocacy and far, far more. Which makes his promise that his current tour is “the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense” all the more intriguing and exciting. ERIK HENRIKSEN
8 pm, Keller Auditorium, $50-180
Curtis Harding, Algiers
Ex-CeeLo Green backup singer Curtis Harding released one of 2017’s most infectious records with Face Your Fear. Starting with the glossy funk of lead single “Need Your Love,” the new LP showcases Harding’s self-described “slop-soul,” a subgenre that mishmashes classic soul, gospel, R&B, and psychedelic pop. Face Your Fear is a knockout album that’s made for the dancefloor—prepare to move your body.
9 pm, Doug Fir, $17-20
Bob Dylan's 77th Birthday Bash
Bob Dylan is turing 77! Come celebrate with an night of tributes from Portland scene staples Little Sue, Lewi Longmire, Mike Coykendall, Skull Diver, Wonderly, Kory Quinn, and more.
8 pm, Mississippi Studios, $12-15
Covers Aren't a Crime PDX
Cactus Flower Booking presents the latest installment of "Covers Aren't a Crime PDX," featuring tributes to the Talking Heads (as performed by members of Surfer Rosie, Gut Knife, Havania Whaal, Melt, Jazz Boyfriends), Blondie and the Pixies (as performed by members of Fantastic Plastic and Fire Nuns), and Nirvana (as performed by Helens).
8 pm, The Waypost, $5
Life During Wartime
The Pacific Northwest's preeminent Talking Heads tribute act returns to the Goodfoot. Must be a total coincidence that David Byrne is in town on the same day.
10 pm, Goodfoot, $15
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Almost everything you could, should, and do love about Mad Max: Fury Road, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Avatar (both the blue-kitty-people version and the kid-with-the-arrow-on-his-head version) was already present in this 1984 anime classic, but made more visually interesting and emotionally engaging (if you can believe that, and you should), thanks to the beautiful mind of legendary storyteller Hayao Miyazaki. BOBBY ROBERTS
Academy Theater, see Movie Times, $3-4
Hungry Hungry Hip-Hop
Hungry Hungry Hip-Hop is a monthly showcase created by Portland native Elan Eichler, who raps under the name Mighty Misc., showcasing the many flavors and styles in Portland's hip-hop community, including live music, spoken word, and audio/visual art.
9 pm, Mississippi Pizza Pub & Atlantis Lounge
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