Amber Tamblyn, Lidia Yuknavitch
Actress and writer Amber Tamblyn reads from her debut novel Any Man, which blends poetry, prose, and suspense to explore the harmful ways in which our society perpetuates rape culture. Tamblyn will be joined in conversation by Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Chronology of Water.
7:30 pm, Powell's City of Books, free
Not many comedians own the stage the way Christopher Titus does. He doesn't so much do stand-up as he does pace-and-prowl-and-leap-and-whisper-and-shout-and-stand-up, which results in provocative, piercing sets that leave a laceration or two between laughs.
7 pm & 9:15 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $25
Robin Bacior, Old Unconscious, Rare Diagram
Robin Bacior's songs come at you like a Viking ship sliding through a foggy dawn toward the light. Creating movement with her simple yet ballet-like piano, and accentuated by simple orchestral elements, singer/songwriter (and Mercury contributor) Bacior sets the pace in these quieter and fiery moments. Then she draws the listener back with soothing and reassuring vocals. JENI WREN STOTTRUP
8 pm, Mississippi Studios, $10-12
Portland Playhouse presents Lou Bellamy's direction of the highly-acclaimed August Wilson play Fences, about a former athlete turned garbage man whose inscrutable ways and near constant disdain put a huge stress on his son and his wife.
2 pm, Portland Playhouse, $4
Legendary Day Party
Who says you can't get a proper club on until the lights go down? Legendary and Valan Primus have assembled a killer lineup of beatsmiths to prove that day parties go just as hard as the nighttime soirees. With sets from Dubblife, Bnick, Deena Bee, PHNM, Pr11me, and Dev From Above.
2 pm, Century, $10
This is a bad movie. It is a bad movie that blew up the box office in the '90s due to a Super Bowl spot that showed a giant laser exploding the White House. It looked pretty goddamned amazing, to be fair. Most of the movie looks amazing. Roland Emmerich, who peaked with Stargate and has since rolled downhill with ever-more expensive flaming heaps of "cinema," spent half his budget blowing up the other half, and it absolutely shows. However: Being bad doesn't preclude being enjoyable, and Independence Day is very much that, too. Will Smith owning his inevitable superstardom. Jeff Goldblum owning his brainy beefcakery. A dog escaping a fireball by jumping into an alley. Bill Pullman's speech. That one guy saluting vigorously in response to Bill Pullman's speech. Randy Quaid, as plane-and-meat enema, as climax. It may be bad, but it's not really the Fourth of July until the Fresh Prince welcomes you to Earth. BOBBY ROBERTS
9:20 pm, Academy Theater, $3-4
Drag Queen Brunch
Liven up your Sunday brunch with an early afternoon cabaret show featuring celebrity tributes, comedy, and glamour served up by some of Portland's premier drag queens. Coffee and brunch buffet is included with admission, but you'll need to bring extra funds for Bloody Marys or mimosas.
10 am, Night Light Lounge, $22
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