The I, Anonymous Show
If you haven’t yet attended the monthly I, Anonymous Show starring the fabulous Caitlin Weierhauser, a panel of laff-tastic comedians, and the wildest, most shocking I, Anonymous submissions from the famed Mercury column—then you, my friend, ARE BLOWING IT. This is an absolute killer night of comedy, and this month Caitlin welcomes the hilarious antics of Wendy Weiss, Amanda Lynn Deal, and Kate Murphy, who will be dropping loads of very funny/sassy-pants opinions for your rib-tickling enjoyment. Go once, and you’ll never miss it again. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
7:30 pm, Curious Comedy Theater, $10
Janelle Monae, St. Beauty
Janelle Monáe is the pop-star America desperately needs, but probably doesn’t deserve. That’s proven on her new album Dirty Computer, a collection of retro-futuristic R&B anthems with guest appearances from the likes of Grimes, Zoë Kravitz, Pharrell, and 75-year-old Beach Boy Brian Wilson. From the bubbly electro-pop of “Pynk” to the Prince-esque closing track “Americans,” Dirty Computer is surely one of the best albums of 2018.
6:30 pm, Edgefield, $43-46, all ages
Tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin
The Le Guin family and Literary Arts pay respects to one of great fantasy and science fiction writers of our time, with tributes coming in from Margaret Atwood (by video), Molly Gloss, Walidah Imarisha, Jonathan Lethem, Kelly Link, China Miéville, and Daniel José Older. Andrea Schulz, Le Guin's editor at Viking Books, and Julie Phillips, Le Guin’s biographer, will also be on hand to share stories along with rare documentary footage and photos from her life.
7:30 pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, free w/ rsvp
Caroline Rose, Cardioid
New York-based singer/songwriter Caroline Rose brings her shape-shifting and playful brand of indie rock out to the Doug Fir for a Portland show supporting her latest album, Loner.
9 pm, Doug Fir, $12-15
The Los Angeles-based drag queen, actor, and singer known for appearing on the seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race and for winning the third season of third season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars brings the "Now With Moving Parts" Tour through the Newmark Theatre just in time to kick-start Pride Week in Portland.
8 pm, Newmark Theatre, $37.25-105
Burna Boy, I$$A
Nigerian reggae-dancehall artist Burna Boy swings through the Hawthorne Theatre for an all-ages show supporting his acclaimed 2018 full-length, Outside.
8 pm, Hawthorne Theatre, $20, all ages
The Library is Open
Poison Waters hosts this ribald and raunchy reading event that doubles as a fundraiser for Peacock in the Park and the Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund, featuring a collection of Portland's quippiest queens taking each other to task, with pauses in the action for lip sync performances. Readers include valerie DeVille, Cheralyn Michaels, Syra St. James, Roxie Hart, Flawless Shade, and more.
7 pm, Siren Theater, $10-20
Brian Regan isn't the only comic out there who can wreck your sides with a completely clean set. Tom Papa earned his veteran stripes on the road with a comedy sensibility that doesn't dabble in the bluer shades of the laugh spectrum, but still elicits genuine guffaws from the crowds who see him.
8 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $20
David Lynch Ride
While it may seem weird to dedicate a ride to a man whose blood type is nicotine, weird is the whole point of a David Lynch ride, offering you the opportunity to dress as your favorite Lynch characters, from Twin Peaks to Wild at Heart to Blue Velvet, to The Straight Story even (everyone always forgets that's a David Lynch movie!). Have some pie. Drink some coffee. Smoke! Tie a knot in a cherry stem! Pop out from behind a dumpster wearing like five used diapers or something! It's David Lynch, baby!
7 pm, Peace Park, free
Don't forget to check out our Things To Do calendar for even more things to do!