Raiders of the Lost Ark
Maybe the most perfectly constructed film in cinema history. Maybe. I’m sure someone out there has an argument on deck, but I’m betting their champion of choice doesn’t include a giant pit of snakes; a fight inside, on top of, and hanging off the front of a truck at 50 mph; a holy box that melts Nazi faces like Totino’s Party Pizza; and—most importantly—the presence of peak Harrison Ford in all his sweaty, smirky, silly-yet-sexy glory. BOBBY ROBERTS
7 pm, Academy Theater, $3-4
The Portland Sketch Comedy Festival
For the second straight year, the Siren Theater transforms into a sketch comedy mecca for three days, with performances from hilarious sketch acts from all over the country, as well as homegrown sketch genius right here in Portland. Each show is $12, but you can nab yourself an all show pass and get access to every last sketch for $85.
Jul 12-14, Siren Theater, click here for a complete list of performers and showtimes, $12-85
If rock is dead, Canby's prepping a damn decent zombie apocalypse. Head south for Harefest, an annual festival of cover bands (with tributes to Guns N' Roses, Van Halen, Heart, and more), camping, and beer. Canby: Always your best for traveling 20 years into the past. DIRK VANDERHART
Thurs 6 pm, Pat's Acres Racing Complex, $40-175
Yung Bae, Colin Jenkins
Portland's Yung Bae brings an array of future funk and disco jams out to Holocene to kick-start a North American tour with a hometown headlining show.
9 pm, Holocene, $10-12
Matt Costa, Katie Toupin
I first heard Matt Costa on a mixtape given to me in seventh grade. His song "Cold December" was a chill interlude nestled between Ben Folds' "Still Fighting It" and U2's "Vertigo." Costa is a skateboarder-turned-musician; at age 18, fate dealt him a bad hand in the form of a gnar injury. But No Doubt guitarist Tom Dumont heard his demos and produced some of Costa's early releases, letting him trade in his shot at being on the cover of Thrasher magazine for eating banana pancakes with Jack Johnson, who discovered the young musician and had him open for his 2005 tour. And he's been able to comfortably plateau ever since. CIARA DOLAN
9 pm, Doug Fir, $15-18
Isle of Klezbos, The Portland Klezmer All Stars
The Alberta Rose serves up a double dose of soulful, fun-loving klezmer music with New York's Isle of Klezbos and Portland's own Klezmer All Stars.
8 pm, Alberta Rose Theatre, $18-22
Anna Tivel, Jeffrey Martin, Chris Frisina
A pair of Portland's finest indie folk singer/songwriters join forces with likeminded North Carolina musician Chris Frisina for a Thursday night throw down at Mississippi Studios.
8 pm, Mississippi Studios, $10-12
Don't forget to check out our Things To Do calendar for even more things to do!