Portland Zine Symposium
Just so ya know, zines aren’t just a ’90s fad that refuses to die—the small press movement continues to be an important way to hear and experience marginalized voices. PLUS THEY ARE WICKED COOL. Check out the 18th (!) annual Portland Zine Symposium, which will feature over 150 zinesters from around the world showing their wares, as well as free workshops, panels, and special guests including zine-maker Osa Atoe and comic artist Yumi Sakugawa. And free childcare on the premises? Somebody should do a zine just about that. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
Sat-Sun 11 am, Wattles Boys & Girls Club, free, all ages

Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo
The last time the Houston Dynamo set foot in Providence Park, they sent the Timbers crashing out of the 2017 playoffs in heartbreaking fashion. That loss came without Diego Chara, whose glaring omission from next week’s MLS All-Star game will spark plenty of conversation surrounding his MVP caliber season and his crucial role in cementing the Timbers’ status as an elite side in the league. CHIPP TERWILLIGER
6 pm, Providence Park, $42-175, all ages

Strange Babes Soul & Funk Revue
Much beloved radio disk jockeys Jen O, KM Fizzy, & Magic Beans crack open the deep music knowledge they bring to their XRAY.FM radio show and pour it all over the Killingsworth Dynasty dance floor. Stay strong, be positive and shake it off with their soul and funk standards like Sister Nancy, Grace Jones, the Marvelettes and probably a few weird ones too—they are the Strange Babes, after all. SUZETTE SMITH
9 pm, Killingsworth Dynasty, $3-5

Night of the Demons
VHS was the means by which many a trash classic was made in the '80s. Films that theaters seemed ashamed to screen would enjoy a second life on video store shelves, garish, tasteless covers beckoning to pubescent thrill-seekers. 1988's Night of the Demons is one of the best examples of that phenomenon—its box featured a prom queen from hell, red-eyed and leering, warning that this film was too scary for Freddy and Jason! For its 30th anniversary, the Hollywood has unearthed a 35mm print and invited its star (and horror icon) Linnea Quigley to answer questions from a crowd packed full of people formatively scarred by its foul mouth (this film taught 11-year-old me "fuck" could be placed into bowls and eaten, which was a mindblowing approach to profanity at that age,) its ample gore, and its still-somewhat-transgressive feel. Yeah, it's basically just an Evil Dead riff, but a good one, maintaining a delicate balance between cheese and "Jesus Christ that is fucked up" for 90 minutes. BOBBY ROBERTS
7 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $15

Summer Cannibals, Kinski, Ex-Kids
Summer Cannibals is one of the best bands in Portland; a perfect storm of talent, DIY ethos, and community mindedness. (Frontwoman Jessica Boudreaux has contributed time and expertise to Portland’s School of Rock, while also supporting the city’s omnipresent need for all-ages shows and music venues.) Summer Cannibals’ rock ’n’ roll is driven to excellence by Boudreaux’s roaring vocals, often delivered with a take-no-crap attitude. The band released their first two albums on their very own independent label, New Moss Records, before signing with Kill Rock Stars to release their most recent LP, 2016’s Full of It. DELANEY MOTTER
9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $12-15

Portlandia Mermaid Parade
Is there anything more magical than a mermaid learning to walk on two feet? Dozens of the mystical creatures will march down the waterfront in glittering regalia, culminating in a beach party at Poets Beach. The parade theme is “Oh the Hu-manatee,” a celebration of human connection, children, families, and merfolk of all shapes, genders and orientations are welcome. KELLY KENOYER
noon, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, free, all ages

JAW: A Playwright's Festival
Every summer, emerging playwrights are selected from a competitive pool to develop, revise, and debut brand-new work at Portland Center Stage during the nationally appreciated JAW: A Playwrights Festival—all for the low, low cost of zero dollars to you. As a sneak peek at new theater creators making cool shit, JAW is more than worth your time. Throw in air conditioning and you’d be a fool not to go. MEGAN BURBANK
Sat 1 pm, Sun noon; Portland Center Stage, click here for a complete list of performances and showtimes, free

Holy Grove, Worshipper, Old Man Wizard
Holy Grove takes all the evil things from classic metal, doom, and blues and transforms them into a hulking beast—and that's just the rhythm section. Vocalist Andrea Vidal sings with power and precision, and guitarist Trent Jacobs unleashes riffs that are sludgy yet dexterous. MARK LORE
8:30 pm, Tonic Lounge, $10

10th Annual Portland Women's 3x3 Basketball Tournament
Lace up your favorite pair of Jordans and gear up alongside your basketball crew to participate in a tournament series in support of the Human Rights Campaign. Register as an individual for $20 or as a team for $80 and pick the best bracket for your needs at hrc.org/pdxbasketball. Last year, the tournament boasted 25 teams! All women are welcome. EMILLY PRADO
9 am, Irving Park, $20-80

Media Jeweler, Young Jesus, Cynthia Nelson's Digressive Combine
Turn! Turn! Turn! gets my vote for Portland’s best venue, and it’s wonderfully motley bills like this that make the place so special. Brace yourself: Moods will swing. Cynthia Nelson’s most recent album, Out of the Cave, is a bewitching collection of folk rock that evokes the peculiar pleasure of trekking through a forest and getting just lost enough to be just scared enough to notice how strange the world can be. Young Jesus is all about liminal wonder too, but the Los Angeles band’s emo-inflected epics live in the final hour of a sleepless night, that stretch during which thoughts go sideways and dreams creep backwards to claw at consciousness. Santa Ana’s Media Jeweler, on the other hand, is an enemy of reverie. The band’s latest, 1-800-SUCCEED, is a herky-jerky dance of hyperactivity begging for hyphens—it might be something like post-punk math-rock, but I say we forget language for a minute and let our bodies find the band’s elastic wavelength. CHRIS STAMM
8 pm, Turn! Turn! Turn!, $8

Becky with the Good Jokes
Becky Braunstein's all-star comedy extravaganza returns to the Funhouse stage with summery stand-up sets from Heather Marulli, Allison Mick, Mohanad Elshieky, Milan Patel, along with a special musical performance from the Unipiper!
9:30 pm, Funhouse Lounge, $8-12

Mattress, Naomi Punk, Casual Hex, Gary Supply
Olympia's Naomi Punk and Seattle's Casual Hex bring their distinctive post-punk and noise rock stylings down the I-5 for an intimate Portland show benefiting Transition Projects. Portland's own Mattress and Gary Supply round out the proceedings.
8 pm, The Fixin' To, $5-10

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