Dig a Pony Turns 7
Dig a Pony is turning 7, and to ensure the birthday party hits the very high standards expected of such a super-sized Dig a Pony party, they've invited local geniuses Natasha Kmeto, Gold Casio, and Bryson Cone to tear shit up, with sets from the Pony Strut DJs to top it all off. Expect cake, slushies, and plenty of dancing all night long.
9 pm, Dig a Pony, free
Fin De Cinema: Short Films of Jiri Barta
The latest installment of Fin De Cinema finds local experimental acts WL, S.E.C.R.E.T.S., Magisterial, and Haste live scoring a selection of animated short films by Czech director Jiri Barta.
8 pm, Holocene, $10
Top Down: Rooftop Cinema—Half Baked
Surely this edition of Top Down: Rooftop Cinema won’t be packed full of highly stoned Chappelle fans softly giggling to their favorite lines in a rippling five-second radius both before and after they’re recited onscreen. But if it is, it won’t be the jokes you’ll want to pay attention to—it’ll be the quiet times between punchlines, when a weeded mind will wander, and you can practically hear the musings occurring inside the myriad collection of blown heads: “Could you imagine Swole Dave being in this movie now?” “Jesus Christ, remember Jim Breuer? I wonder why we never got a Goat Boy movie....” “So that’s where BooThisMan.gif came from!” BOBBY ROBERTS
7 pm, Portland State University Parking Structure 2, $10-12
Timothy Zahn reads from Alliances, the latest in his bestselling Star Wars series chronicling the rise of Grand Admiral Thrawn. Scuttlebutt around the city's sci-fi scene says it's a fairly good chance you'll spot a wookiee at the event.
7 pm, Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, free, all ages
Anne Amie's ninth annual party celebrating the best in international street food and wines by bringing them all (and for an extra $30 bucks, you too—they'll literally drive you there) to the hills overlooking the Willamette Valley, with participants including Ned Ludd, Big's Chicken, Country Cat, Bollywood Theater, Ember & Vine, Pok Pok, and more.
6 pm, Anne Amie Vineyards, $85-115
Toad the Wet Sprocket, Megan Slankard
The California-hailing alt rock outfit that took its name from a Monty Python skit and gave us the Billboard-charting hits, “Walk on the Ocean”, “All I Want”, “Something’s Always Wrong”, and “Fall Down” return to town for a headlining show at Revolution Hall.
8 pm, Revolution Hall, $29.50-75
31st Annual Oregon Brewers Festival
The Northwest tradition returns to the Waterfront to serve over 80,000 customers some of the finest beer the world will ever drink.
Thurs-Sun noon, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, free
One of the many comedians who got their start thanks to the late Mitzi Shore's Comedy Store, Lee went on to a long run on MADtv, and appearances in Premium Blend and Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle. He also once told a story about shitting his pants on Marc Maron's podcast that was pretty illuminating.
8 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $21-26
Cicada Rhythm, Ashleigh Flynn
The up-and-coming trio out of Athens, Georgia bring their bluesy blend of folk-punk through Mississippi Studios in support of their latest full-length, Everywhere I Go.
9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $10-12
According to the trailers for this movie, Tom Cruise falls off a cliff, falls off a helicopter, crashes into a helicopter with another helicopter, goes headfirst over a motorcycle's handlebars at like 80mph, gets his ass beat by Superman, and breaks his ankle jumping off a roof. You can actually see the ankle fold up in the trailer, by the way. The filmmakers used that take. Considering the last great movie Tom Cruise made was Edge of Tomorrow, which not coincidentally also featured Tom Cruise getting his ass repeatedly handed to him for something like two straight hours, it can be argued that the amount of punishment this toothy, wild-eyed weirdo takes in any one film is directly proportional to how much you're going to love said motion picture.
Various Theaters, see Movie Times for showtimes and locations
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