Lupe Fiasco, Mickey Facts, Horizun
The last time Lupe Fiasco played in the Rose City it was at the 2017 Soul’d Out music festival; it was dope to see him rock songs like the 2011 rap-pop anthem “Show Goes On,” and his boom-bap-driven debut single “Kick, Push.” After departing from an unhappy relationship with Atlantic Records, Lupe Fiasco independently released his subversive and trap-heavy album DROGAS Light last year. Now the Chicago-born lyricist is bringing his tour to Portland, giving you a chance to see him live, performing his most coherent new material in years. JENNI MOORE
9 pm, Crystal Ballroom, $25-50, all ages
Montavilla Street Fair
Stark gets shut down between SE 76th and 82nd to make room for the return of this inclusive, family-friendly community block(s) party, including over 120 vendors, live music spread across three stages, food and drink, and activities and games for kids.
10 am, SE Stark & 76th, free, all ages
Alexandra Savior, Merō, Eirann
Forget the fact that Alexandra Savior was tipped by Courtney Love as the next big thing while she was still in high school, or that she’s got a collaborative relationship with Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys. The proof of the Portland singer/songwriter’s creative cool is evident throughout her 2017 debut LP, Belladonna of Sadness. Her performances cast an enchanting shadow, and she tackles the bewitching songs from Belladonna with dark humor that endears listeners to follow her rapturously through hypnotic wormholes of warbled pop, not unlike the similarly enigmatic artistic path of Fiona Apple. Shortcut comparisons aside, Savior is bound to convert even the most jaded within a song or two. RYAN J. PRADO
9 pm, Doug Fir, $12-14
Don't just watch it because this is the movie that Sergio Leone flat-out ripped off to make A Fistful of Dollars, and don't just watch it because it's an Akira Kurosawa film and you're supposed to watch Kurosawa so you can become a more sophisticated, learned, well-rounded aficionado or some shit like that. Watch Yojimbo because it's just really, really fucking good, and it's also one of the best things Toshiro Mifune ever did, so good that within about five minutes of his appearing onscreen it becomes very apparent Clint Eastwood's whole acting career is literally a pale, watered down and stepped-on pantomime of Mifune's. BOBBY ROBERTS
7 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $7-9
Renegade Craft Fair
It's true there are a lot of craft fairs in this city, but Renegade Craft Fair is one of the bigger and better ones, particularly since it adds a healthy sprinkling of vendors traveling from out of state to mix in with some of our own region's all-stars. MARJORIE SKINNER
11 am, Pure Space, free
Canadian singer/songwriter and electronic musician Mike Milosh brings his alternative R&B and soul project through Revolution Hall for the Portland stop on a tour supporting his latest full-length, Blood.
7 pm, Revolution Hall, $27.50-30, all ages
Rip City 3-on-3
’Tis the weekend for hoops and fundraising. The fourth annual Rip City 3-on-3, hosted by Trail Blazers at the Rose Quarter on Saturday and Sunday, is a benefit for Special Olympics Oregon. If you think you can ball, register for the popular and competitive tourney, but it’s fun to check out regardless (stay for the slam dunk contest). DOUG BROWN
Rose Quarter Commons, all ages
Noche Libre Debut Party
Noche Libre DJs Black Daria, Bombón, Lucha, Suavecito, Tia Bruja, Xolotl, and Mami Miami (AKA Mercury contributor Emilly Prado) explore the music of Latin America, from cumbias to dancehall to boleros to Afrobeat to rancheras to reggaetón. The Latinx femme DJ collective makes its official debut with this day party at Chapel Hill, where they’ll also have tacos, mixtapes, and a Donald Trump piñata. CIARA DOLAN
2 pm, Chapel Hill, $7-10
Rich Hunter, Hip Hop Assassins, Adebisi
Portland singer/songwriter Rich Hunter brings his contemporary R&B and neo-soul sounds back down to the Jack London Revue for a hometown headlining show.
9 pm, Jack London Revue, $7
Holiday Friends, Foxtails Brigade, Swansea
Holiday Friends, from Astoria, take straightforward pop-rock songs and dress 'em up with synths, programmed rhythms, and other future-stuff.
8 pm, Mississippi Studios, $10
Tender Age, Floating Room
For both Tender Age and Floating Room, the process of writing and recording an album is as slow and methodical as the dreamy music they play. Though they've been around for a few years, Becoming Real Forever is the brand-new debut LP from Tender Age. The self-recorded analog album trades surf sounds for primed ’90s shoegaze that exudes the somber beauty of the Oregon Coast, where it was recorded. Floating Room’s sophomore album False Baptism is just as emotionally forthright as their first; the gentle tones of Maya Stoner's voice contemplate tough subjects through experimental noise-pop. Certain artists have the ability to summon sentiments buried deep within, and for anyone attending this show, it'll probably be damn near impossible to leave without feeling something. CERVANTE POPE
9 pm, Rontoms, free
The Wizard of Oz
1939’s The Wizard of Oz is less a film than it is an American touchstone, a rite of passage for children of every generation, a silly, sentimental constant always running in our popular culture’s background like a TV in the other room. But when you set all that aside and actually watch it as a film—holy shit is it one fuckin’ weird movie, an acid-trip wonderland full of flying monkeys and melting witches and lions and tigers and bears and little dogs, too. There’s a reason dipshit burnouts have been trying to make Pink Floyd its unofficial soundtrack for decades now. BOBBY ROBERTS
7 pm, Academy Theater, $3-4, all ages
A unique new collaboration between B. Frayn Masters of Back Fence PDX and Lost Lander's Matt Sheehy, redefining what a storytelling showcase can be through the addition of video, live music, and other audio/visual enhancements to help share real life narratives from performers including Anis Mojgani, Katie Piatt, and Chris Williams.
7 pm, CoHo Theater, $16-30
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