Portland Fruit Beer Festival
Move over, Bud Light with Lime—fruit beer has matured in recent years to become an apotheosis of the brewer’s art, with craft beer makers concocting fruit-featuring styles in every style under the sun. The Portland Fruit Beer Festival gathers the most exciting and refreshing new fruit beers made by your favorite local breweries, with 25 exclusive beers to taste and six ciders. Plus there’ll be additional rare fruit beers to try, DJs, great food, and fruit sodas for drivers and kids. Get fruity! NED LANNAMANN
Fri 4 pm; Sat-Sun 11am; Burnside Brewing Co, $20-25
Cartoon Network Game Jam
In 2016, Cartoon Network invited Portland’s talented video game development scene to a Game Jam event where they teamed up and created playable indie games within a 48-hour span. Tonight’s documentary screening will offer a never-before-seen glimpse into all of the madness, and give you the chance to meet local game makers and go hands-on the fruits of their labor for the first time since the event’s after-party. CHIPP TERWILLIGER
6:30 pm, Revolution Hall, free w/ rsvp, all ages
Road House: The Play!
Patrick Swayze gave my friend a ride home once when she was too drunk to drive. He was a true hero and a staple of manly Americana. Road House, the 1989 film, celebrated Swayze’s gentle machismo as a “cooler” brought in to civilize a rowdy Missouri nightclub. Road House: The Play!, adapted for the stage in 2010 by Shelley McLendon and Courtenay Hameister, is an uproarious, no-holds-barred, slapstick homage to the film, performed by an outstanding cast of Siren Theater comedy favorites. You’ll laugh 'til it hurts! Nobody ever wins a fight, but this show always sells out. SUZETTE SMITH
Fri-Sat 8 pm, Siren Theater, $18-22
Pride Block Party
Friendly House hosts this friendly Pride party whose theme is —surprise—friendliness! Featuring performances from the House of Dott doing their best to shine a light on local LGBTQ talent, as well as a bounce house, face painting, ice cream, barbecue, and more.
5 pm, Friendly House Community Center, free
Barenaked Ladies, Better Than Ezra, KT Tunstall
It's been... two years since Canadian rockers the Barenaked Ladies headlined a show at the picturesque Edgefield lawn. Tonight they return to town in support of their 2017 full-length, Fake Nudes, with support from Better Than Ezra and KT Tunstall.
6 pm, Edgefield, $51.50, all ages
Most know him as a sitcom star (Mad About You), through Netflix's Stranger Things, or as the rat-fuck sonofabitch company man in Aliens, but Paul Reiser got his start as a stand-up. Missing his return to that particular art form? That's a bad call, Ripley. It's a bad call.
8 pm, Aladdin Theater, $35, all ages
Dr. Dog, (Sandy) Alex G
The cavernous Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall might be an odd place to see experimental guitar pop master (Sandy) Alex G when he opens for Dr. Dog Friday night, given the Philadelphia musician’s origins uploading DIY bedroom recordings to Bandcamp. But it also could be the perfect venue for the sprawling, rootsy songs from his last record, 2017’s Rocket, which feature recurring characters with multi-album story arcs and unexpected instruments like violin and saxophone. Time will tell, but I sincerely hope he performs the album’s strange, pummeling hardcore track “Brick” on that big fancy stage. CIARA DOLAN
8 pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, $28-45, all ages
Treepeople, The Prids
On June 20, 1991, Portland’s Melody Ballroom hosted a pretty significant show, with newly minted major label weirdos Dinosaur Jr. in the headlining slot, up-and-coming “grunge” band Nirvana as main support, and Seattle punks Treepeople opening the night. Shortly thereafter, Treepeople guitarist Doug Martsch left to form his own Boise-based group, Built to Spill, with whom he still slays in an indie guitar-pop-jams sort of way today. Shortly after Martsch left, Treepeople closed up shop, seemingly for good. But a few years ago, Martsch and his old mates got back together to play Treepeople songs at Treefort Music Fest in Boise, and they were motivated to practice and play some “real” shows, per Martsch. Two of those shows happen in Portland this weekend. Expect noisy, jumbled, fuzzed-out, punky alt-rock threaded with Martsch’s distinctive sense of melody. See you there, old Northwest heads. BEN SALMON
Fri-Sat 9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $22-25
Why confine Prince's birthday to a single day? That's not how Erotic City's gonna do it; they're taking over the Fixin' To for three nights, with a different DJ each night pulling from their collections to help pay tribute to His Royal Badness.
Fri-Sat 9 pm, The Fixin' To, $7
Journalist Corey Pein reads from Live Work Work Work Die, exploring the cutthroat and treacherous inner workings of Silicon Valley.
7:30 pm, Powell's City of Books, free
Nighmares on Wax, Catching Flies
Leeds-hailing DJ and electronic music composer George Evelyn bring his influential hip-hop and electronica project back to Portland for a headlining show supporting his latest full-length, Shape the Future.
9 pm, Wonder Ballroom, $20-22, all ages
The British-American singer/songwriter and Broadway actress brings her eclectic and playful musical stylings back to the Alberta Rose for a Portland show supporting her latest full-length, Sister Orchid.
8 pm, Alberta Rose Theatre, $20-25
Woolen Men, Fronjentress
Portland trio the Woolen Men bring their infectious jangle pop and rock out to No Fun for an intimate hometown show with support from local country and folk-pop outfit Fronjentress.
9 pm, No Fun, $5
Billy & Dolly, The Zags, Thee Last Go Round
San Francisco's Billy & Dolly headline a night of quality indie pop that goes in some very unique and interesting places.
8 pm, Turn! Turn! Turn!, $5
Just in time for Pride, the Hollywood Theatre unleashes a new film series: Mondo Trasho. With a title like that, you might be thinking "Hmm... smells like John Waters to me," and oh boy are you gonna get your nose mashed into the plentiful, joyful stink that is the Baltimore bad boy's 1974 queer classic Female Trouble. Honestly, it'd be some sort of cinematic crime if they didn't kick off a trash cinema series with Divine front and center. BOBBY ROBERTS
9:45 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $7-9
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