Belle and Sebastian, Japanese Breakfast
With How to Solve Our Human Problems (Parts 1-3), the Scottish song-confectioners of Belle and Sebastian have delivered three EPs of danceable, huggable pop, expanding their tenderly optimistic worldview across 15 immaculately crafted songs. Get to tonight’s show in time to catch Japanese Breakfast, whose rough edges show a bit more—her latest, Soft Sounds from Another Planet, is pure emotion, delivered exquisitely. NED LANNAMANN
7 pm, Oregon Zoo, $35-95, all ages
My People's Market: Summer Edition
Mercatus’ My People’s Market, a lovechild between Travel Portland and Prosper Portland, is a newly recurring event/storytelling platform that highlights POC-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. The marketplace platform was created in an attempt to “honor the past, celebrate the present, and re-imagine the future,” while helping business owners of color reach the booming tourism industry, and strive for equity in a mostly-white Portland. After a successful event launch in November, My People’s Market returns this Saturday, and the all-day multicultural function is set to be even bigger and better than the first. Hosted by Carlos the Rollerblader and rapper [E]mpress, there will be more than 100 POC-owned vendors on site, an excellent lineup of music (including Blossom, Saeeda Wright, Fountaine and Farnell Newton), and showcases from A Beat Happenin’ and New Expressive Works. In addition to live music and LOTS of food and drink, there will also be a walking tour of the historic Albina district, live mural painting by the Morpheus Youth Project, yoga, short plays, and much more. With an after party put on by YGB (Young Gifted and Black/Brown) at No Vacancy, Saturday’s festivities are sure to be lit. JENNI MOORE
noon, Rose Quarter Commons, free w/ rsvp
Loud 'n' Lit Ride
The month of June is coming to an end, so it’s time to say goodbye to all the wacky bike-related hijinks we know and love. But not before an epic send-off with the Loud ’n’ Lit ride—hundreds of bikers with lit-up gear and loud music, will take to the streets to say “Sayonara, Pedalpalooza!" KELLY KENOYER
9 pm, Irving Park, free
Friends of Noise Presents: Pride All-Ages Concert/Workshop
Time to blast the final night of Pride month into safe space outer space. Nonprofit Friends of Noise partners with show venue S1 to put on this all-ages concert with a bill that is entirely local young queer performers. I’ll go just to see genderqueer, hip-hop star Maarquii do something all-ages appropriate. Also performing is dynamic rapper [E]mpress and poppy garage rock siblings Kids’ Table. Teens take note, Portland Mercury Copy Chief Jennifer Moore teaches a media savvy workshop at 3 pm. SUZETTE SMITH
3 pm, S1, free
Cider Summit Portland
Featuring nearly 200 ciders from producers nationwide, available in 2 oz. tasters from a souvenir glass, with food from Green Zebra Grocery, Dano's Dogs, Full Moon Crepes, Blue Star Donuts, and Cypress Grove Cheese, a dog lounge hosted by DoveLewis and Portland Pet Food Company, and live music in conjunction with the Cascade Blues Association.
12 pm, The Fields, $30-40
The Sidekicks, The Spirit Of The Beehive, Lee Corey Oswald
Steve Ciolek and his Ohio-based band bring their radiant blend of power-pop and indie rock back through town in support of their excellent new Epitaph-issued full-length, Happiness Hours. Philly's Spirit Of The Beehive and likeminded locals Lee Corey Oswald round out the bill.
8:30 pm, Tonic Lounge, $10
The Future of What: Portland Hip-Hop 101
Kill Rock Stars and Mississippi Studios present a special live taping of Portia Sabin's music industry-focused podcast The Future of What. This afternoon's show, focusing on the past, present, and future of Portland's hip-hop scene, will be co-moderated by DJ Klyph (host of Welcome to the Neighborhood and Klyph Notes), and will feature a panel of Portland hip-hop staples and newcomers including O.G.ONE, Vursatyl, Cool Nutz, Karma Rivera, Mic Capes, and Rasheed Jamal.
1 pm, Mississippi Studios, $5
Frog Eyes, Hello Blue Roses
With all that Frog Eyes leader Carey Mercer has been through in the past few years, it’s not surprising that following this run of live dates, he’s likely quitting the music business. In 2013, the Vancouver, BC-based songwriter was diagnosed with throat cancer, a battle he won handily. Sadly, there seems to be diminishing interest in an idiosyncratic band that plays skittish art-pop driven by a singer whose vocals slide from a gentle purr to a squeaking howl as the spirit moves him. All of that comes to bear on Frog Eyes’ final collective statement Violet Psalms, an album that feels like a line in the sand: Either you’re on board with their wiry, unblinking sound and Mercer’s arch looks into his own inner workings and the strange things we humans do as we seek connection and understanding, or you never will be. ROBERT HAM
9:30 pm, Bunk Bar, $12-14
Ural Thomas & the Pain, Jenny Don't & the Spurs
No one's got soul like Ural Thomas, but tonight the local legend brings us something different: "Vibrations" is the first 7-inch single from the Pain's forthcoming LP The Right Time. A buoyant shuffle, the track contains the sort of youthful optimism touted by Thomas, a septuagenarian restrained only by laws of the space-time continuum. Culled from an era when Thomas rubbed elbows with the likes of James Brown, Otis Redding, and Mary Wells, "Vibrations" saw its original release in 1968. Now reimagined by Scott Magee and the Pain, it's a wonder to hear this music carefully produced with a nod to the heyday in which it was conceived. Filling a void left by dearly departed revivalists Charles Bradley and Sharon Jones, the band is set to embark on a national campaign to put Portland's soul music on the map. BOBBY SMITH
9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $13-15
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Few directors were as adept as shooting themselves in the foot as Sam Peckinpah, an astonishingly kinetic filmmaker whose career was often stymied by fights with higher-ups and his own base impulses. Still, when he was on, he was on. 1974’s Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia is a work of pure snarling nihilism, following the peerlessly scuzzy Warren Oates on a desperate South of the Border quest that starts off hellishly, and then just keeps spelunking downwards. (By the second act, even the sun looks hungover.) Watch and marvel at The Evil That Men Can Do, self-inflicted and otherwise. ANDREW WRIGHT
9:30 pm, NW Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium, $8-9
Little Star, Surfer Rosie, Alien Boy
You don’t have to limit your environmental engagement to Earth Day, especially when a slew of very good bands promise to play and donate money to nonprofits on your behalf. Head over to vegan punk bar, Black Water, for a killer, kill-free burger and a great show in support of Bikes for the World, Bikes Not Bombs, Climate Solutions, National Parks Conservation Association, and People for Bikes. EMILLY PRADO
7 pm, Black Water Bar, $8, all ages
"So, Lone Star! Now you see that evil will always triumph, because good is dumb."
Sat-Sun 2 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $6
The award-winning star of Mr. Show and Arrested Development brings his latest stand-up through the Crystal Ballroom for the Portland stop on the "Oh Come On" Tour.
9 pm, Crystal Ballroom, $35-40
Dear Sugar's Summer Party
Dear Sugar Radio's Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond return to the Revolution Hall stage for a summer party featuring special guests, live questions, and music from Portland's own Wonderly.
8 pm, Revolution Hall, $25-28
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