Don't Shred on Me
As part of an Independence Day tradition, Dig A Pony is hosting two days of cookouts and free shows: offering boozy slushies, Jell-O shots, sparklers, and a great view of the fireworks on July 4. Those who are feeling less than patriotic this year should come support the all-women lineup on Tuesday: There will be cumbia/Latin/world music from Sávila, energetic hip-hop from Karma Rivera, and dreamy neo soul from Blossom. JENNI MOORE
Tue-Wed 8 pm, Dig a Pony, free
The I, Anonymous Show
It’s time for another gut-busting edition of the craziest, most jaw-dropping comedy show in town, the I, Anonymous Show! Host Caitlin Weierhauser (voted Portland’s Funniest Person 2017) reads aloud some of the funniest, weirdest, and wildest I, Anonymous submissions from the popular Mercury column and blog, while a panel of laff-tastic comics provide plenty of witty commentary! This special Tuesday edition of the show will feature Katie Behrens, Jason Rouse, and Mercury Genius of Comedy Mohanad Elshieky which means you are practically guaranteed to have more laughs than you’ll know what to do with! WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
7:30 pm, Curious Comedy Theater, $10
Camp Cope, Petal, Oceanator
Melbourne's Camp Cope make their eagerly awaited Portland debut with an all-ages, co-headlined show alongside Kiley Lotz and her Scranton, Pennsylvania-based indie rock outfit Petal.
8 pm, Holocene, $13-15, all ages
Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Mattress
Enigmatic 9th Ward art freaks Quintron and Miss Pussycat have been staples of the Big Easy’s experimental scene since the early ’90s. Quintron’s infamous club, the Spellcaster Lodge, has played host to many a late-night rager since its inception and rebuild following Hurricane Katrina. Their live shows typically feature some of Quintron’s own musical inventions, like the Drum Buddy—a mechanically-rotating, five-oscillator, light-activated drum machine—as well as his custom-made Hammond organ/Fender Rhodes synthesizer contraption, made to look like the front end of a hotrod. It’s largely a one-man band operation, with Miss Pussycat providing backup vocals and various percussive elements, but the sheer eccentricity of the project is about as kitschy and party-ready as anything you’ll ever hope to hear or see. RYAN J. PRADO
9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $12-14
B-Movie Bingo: Karate Cop
Your monthly opportunity to literally check off a bingo card full of B-movie clichés! This month: The fireworks may not start until tomorrow night (although if you live anywhere in the city you know some dipshit firebug has been prematurely exploding all over his yard for the last week or so, much to your poor dog's chagrin), but nothing getting shot into the sky for Fourth of July can compare to the incendiary joys of 1991's Karate Cop, starring Ronald L. Marchini as a former cop (who knows karate), wandering the scorched, gang-ridden earth undercover, trying to bring order to (and/or use teleportation to escape from) his corner of the post-apocalyptic wasteland. You may have questions like "What's the point of being undercover when you're not really a cop anymore and cops aren't really a thing anyway? And if he's undercover why is he wearing a hat that says 'police' on the VHS cover?" And to that, Karate Cop answers, "Yeah, but KARATE COP tho!" Co-starring David Carradine as Dad. BOBBY ROBERTS
7:30 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $7-9
Fresh off a December to Remember show at the Crystal Ballroom, Australian folk-pop singer/songwriter Vance Joy brings his latest world tour to the picturesque Edgefield lawn in support of his sophomore full-length, Nation Of Two.
6:30 pm, Edgefield, $43
Amy Fusselman, Elena Passarello
Amy Fusselman reads from Idiophone, a collection of meditative essays exploring art-making, motherhood, and addiction. Fusselman will be joined in conversation by Elena Passarello, author of Animals Strike Curious Poses.
7:30 pm, Powell's City of Books, free
Don't forget to check out our Things To Do calendar for even more things to do!