This weekend, Liv Warfield is taking over the Jack London Revue for three nights with NPGHornz, the brass section of her former collaborator and friend Prince’s New Power Generation. Channeling icons like Nina Simone, the self-described “alternative R&B soul with a little rock ’n’ roll” singer’s commanding stage presence and powerful voice make these hometown shows unmissable. CIARA DOLAN
Fri-Sun 9 pm, Jack London Revue, $25
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.
Fri-Sat, Siren Theater, click here for full show schedule and showtimes, $12-85
Angela and Aubrey Webber bring their beloved geek-folk outfit down to Books With Pictures for an intimate all-ages performance.
7 pm, Books With Pictures, $5-10, all ages
Monster Drawing Rally IV
Every year, nearly 100 local artists gather in the Portland Art Museum’s courtyard to donate however many monster drawings they can make in a three-hour span. The drawings are sold as they’re created ($35 a pop!), and the money generates funding for youth art programs. It’s a whole lot of good things in one spot! The bazaar-style atmosphere has DJs and food, but remember, you’re still at a museum: You can watch a piece of art come to life, but please don’t touch the art(ists)! SUZETTE SMITH
6 pm, Portland Art Museum, free, all ages
Wimps, The Ghost Ease, Mope Grooves
Anytime Seattle’s Wimps bring their playful pop-punk stylings to town, you know you’re in for a treat. That goes double for tonight’s show, which serves as a release party for the band’s new Kill Rock Stars-issued full-length, Garbage People. The album is chock-full of the infectious hooks, call-and-response vocals, and crushingly relatable lyrics you’ve come to expect from the trio, so grab yourself a ticket and a tall boy, and fist-pump your frustrations into next week. CHIPP TERWILLIGER
9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $10-12
Sylvan Esso, Phoebe Bridgers
The summery electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso arrives at the Edgefield lawn at the perfect time of year. The group’s long-awaited sophomore album, last year’s What Now, is an edgier, snappier version of the North Carolina duo’s eponymous debut from 2014, dropping shade on the mainstream music industry with hypnotic beats and sugary hooks by vocalist Amelia Meath. It’s the perfect album for jumping around on a giant lawn to! Get there early to catch Phoebe Bridgers, an LA songwriter with bittersweet vibes. ALEX ZIELINSKI
7 pm, Edgefield, $38.50, all ages
Wye Oak, Madeline Kenney
The magnetic Baltimore, Maryland, duo Wye Oak has spent the past decade making beautifully simple and introspective indie rock. Early records like their guitar-driven 2008 debut If Children and 2009 follow-up The Knot are composed of folksy songs with pensive lyrics, but the band’s synth-heavy new album The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs finds them experimenting more than ever before. With newfound R&B influences, Wye Oak’s latest is electronic, minimalist, and overall dreamy.
8 pm, Revolution Hall, $20, all ages
70mm Wonderfulness at the Hollywood Theatre
This weekend, the Hollywood Theatre is showing a pair of ’80s classics in their full 70mm glory. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is the one where Indy and his dad (Sean Connery) fight Nazis as they search for a dirty old magic cup. It’s an action-packed delight! The Dark Crystal is the weird, creepy Muppet movie that doesn’t have any actual Muppets in it, about a quest for a shard of magic rock. It scarred the collective childhood of a generation! NED LANNAMANN
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: Fri-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 6 pm; The Dark Crystal: Sat 1 pm, Sun 2 pm; Hollywood Theatre, $12, all ages
On the heels of his Alice's Restaurant and Running Down The Road anniversary tours, the renowned folk singer/songwriter and activist returns to town for the Portland stop on the "Re:Generation" Tour.
8 pm, Aladdin Theater, $49.50-52, all ages
Trout Steak Revival, Ben Morrison
Denver's Trout Steak Revival bring some finger-pickin' bluegrass goodness through Bunk Bar for the Portland stop on a North American tour. Ben Morrison of The Brothers Comatose rounds out the proceedings.
9:30 pm, Bunk Bar, $17-20
Foxy Lemon, Dad Works Hard, Streetcar Conductors
Foxy Lemon bring their organ-fueled garage rock through the Fixin' To to spearhead a Radio Hot Tub showcase along with support from local up-and-comers Dad Works Hard and Streetcar Conductors.
9 pm, The Fixin' To, $5
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
5 pm, Pat's Acres Racing Complex, $40-175
Don't forget to check out our Things To Do calendar for even more things to do!