Portland’s queer Puerto Rican pop powerhouse Frankie Simone weaves unapologetic, empowering messages through her sexy, bubblegum beats—think rhythmic clapping meets pop-n-lock. ALEX ZIELINSKI
5 pm, Portland Center Stage, free
Chris C. Cilla
Floating World hosts a release party for Blue Onion, Cilla's follow-up to Labyrinthectomy/Luncheonette, featuring limited edition Sardine Can Press t-shirts for sale, as well as an exhibit of Cilla's art.
6 pm, Floating World Comics
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
In the opening years of the Reagan era, as the last gasps of the '70s expired at the cinema, the (at the time) biggest blockbuster in history opened. It was the story of a broken suburban family, abandoned by their patriarch, hoping to find a new center to hold them together. This premise wasn't new—especially not for the film's director, Steven Spielberg who would use parental abandonment and suburbia-in-peril as defining themes for the rest of his career. What was new? The insertion of a genial, monosyllabic walking booger as that center. In those still-starry-eyed early days of the '80s, the wounded optimism of E.T. the Extra Terrestrial resonated so strongly that the same people who willingly believed a cognitively deficient ex-actor could lead them to prosperity and enlightenment eagerly ate up the (somehow more realistic, in hindsight) fantasy. Removed from that time, the film betrays its cloying and nakedly manipulative nature. But due to the performances from its child actors, Carlo Rambaldi's work on E.T himself, and the all-timer of a score by John Williams, it still works, and the wetness on your cheeks as the credits begin rolling will be the proof. BOBBY ROBERTS
7 pm, Academy Theater, $3-4
Jamie Lee is best known for appearances on Girl Code, @Midnight, Chelsea Lately, and HBO's Crashing, but her stand-up is as good a place as any to be wowed by not just her punchlines but her presence.
8 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $17-32
TK & the Holy Know Nothings, Barna Howard, Marshall McLean
There was a time when country balladeers like Barna Howard were a dime a dozen. The scope of Howard’s Midwestern missives extends well beyond its regional boundaries, finding a home wherever the acoustics resonate best. But in 2018, his real-deal sentimentalism is a treat, and a throwback to the storytelling of songwriters like John Prine and Townes Van Zandt. Howard’s steadied tunes drip with nostalgia, especially on his sophomore album Quite a Feelin’, released in 2015 via Mama Bird Recording Co. The easy-does-it range of poignant songs like “Indiana Rose” and “Rooster Still Crows” pairs timelessly with more rugged barn-scorchers like “Pull Us Back or Wind Us Up.” In either gear, Howard’s boy-next-door charms and unwavering relatability make him one of the best songwriters in Portland and beyond. RYAN J. PRADO
9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $10-12
Terry Blas, Molly Muldoon, Matthew Seely
The creative team behind Dead Weight take you to Camp Bloom, a weight-loss camp set deep in the Oregon wilderness, where the murder of a beloved counselor sends four teens on the summer adventure of their lives.
7:30 pm, Powell's Books on Hawthorne, free
The Avett Brothers
The acclaimed North Carolina-hailing folk rock band spearheaded by brothers Scott and Seth Avett return to the Edgefield lawn for a full run of shows supporting their forthcoming studio album.
7 pm, Edgefield, $49.50
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