Juice is a monthly showcase where hip-hop, comedy, fashion, and DJs spin under the same roof. Brought to you by Green Luck Media Group’s Bryce Trost, and co-producer Shrista Tyree, Juice aims to create a Def Jam-style comedy night where POC comedians and friends can perform sets about their experience in comfort. Each month, Juice picks a local clothing line to include in their show with a pop-up shop and merch booth. Hitting the stage this month are Carter Anderson, Dylan Carlino, The Real Hyjinx, and Zane Thomas. SUZETTE SMITH
Sat 9 pm, Kelly's Olympian, $10
Summer is a great excuse for the multitude of Portland's amazing neighborhoods to throw themselves a party, and this weekend is Fremont's turn, with the 32nd annual transformation of the blocks between NE 42nd and 51st into a giant block party, featuring live music on three stages, 300 different vendors, a pub crawl, a kid zone, a parade, and much more.
Sat 10 am, NE Fremont & 42nd, free, all ages
Gaytheist, Saola, VOG
The new Green Noise Records, which changed location and ownership last year, is one of the best record stores in Portland, offering solid prices on a wide array of new and used stuff, much of which is punk-focused. Plus they do the best in-stores! Today’s show is free and all-ages, and features the heavy brilliance of Gaytheist, sludgers Saola, and the punk frenzy of VOG.
Sat 5 pm, Green Noise Records, free, all ages
Minden, Jackson Boone
Since moving to Portland from Kansas City in 2012, Minden’s ascent in the local scene has been powered by classic funk, soul, and millennial lethargy, all in the guise of psychedelic pop. The band’s latest, Sweet, Simple Things, is a sexy brew that pairs well with copious intoxicants and the company of a romantic partner.
Sun 8 pm, Rontoms, free
Plastic Weather, Gender Confetti, The Social Stomach, Kids Table
Plastic Weather’s love of the bizarre is obvious, but it’s oddly inviting, carving out a space and sound for those of us on the fringes of traditional hyper-masculine punk. DELANEY MOTTER
Sat 8 pm, No Fun, $5
In the Cooky Jar
There is ass-shaking to be done in this town, and DJ Cooky Parker (Scott Magee) provides one of the best dance nights to do just that. Held on the first Friday of every month at the East Portland Eagles Lodge, In the Cooky Jar clearly demonstrates the magnificent depth of Parker’s crates as he pulls out awesome 45 after 45 of the greatest classic soul and RnB cuts you will ever hear, and lose your goddamn mind to. Pro-tip: Feel free to wear clothes—but don’t go overboard—because you will work up a sweat. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
Fri 9 pm, Eagles Lodge (F.O.E.#3256), $5 w/ food donation, 7 w/out
Club Nitty Gritty
If you're looking for a dance night that sets the evening on fire, check out Club Nitty Gritty, hosted by the always down for a good time DJ Action Slacks (Shannon Wiberg). She's been pounding the turntables for years with righteous choices in down-home dirty soul—the kind with raw sax and voices that wail and scratch.
Sat 9 pm, (The World Famous) Kenton Club, $7
Marathon of the Apes
Cinema is a proud and illustrious art form, and its wondrous contributions will echo throughout the centuries. And yet, out of all of humankind's tens of thousands of motion pictures, eight stand above all others as the apex of human achievement: THE PLANET OF THE APES MOVIES! Thank Caesar that the Hollywood Theatre is recognizing this indisputable fact with their Marathon of the Planet of the Apes, which will show each and every Planet of the Apes film on the big screen to celebrate the series' 50th anniversary! Things kick off with 1968’s classic Planet of the Apes (Sat Aug 4), the thrilling, brilliantly allegorical classic that maroons Charlton Heston on a planet full of talking monkeys! Then, the ape-pocalypse continues with the batshit crazy sequel, 1970’s Beneath the Planet of the Apes (Sun Aug 5), which features TELEPATHIC MUTANTS WHO WORSHIP A NUCLEAR BOMB! ERIK HENRIKSEN
Aug 4-27, see Movie Times for titles and showtimes, (Please note: The Hollywood, along with every human and ape on Planet Earth, is pretending that Tim Burton’s 2001 Planet of the Apes—you know, the one with Marky Mark!—does not exist.) $7-9,
Tualatin Crawfish Festival
People love lobster, but what about the good ol' crawdad, huh? Why can't crawdaddy get some festival love? Tualatin's got the answer to that question with this weekend-long celebration of the crayfish in all his tasty glory, with multiple food, beer, and wine booths available, with kids activities, a watermelon eating contest (for the kids) and Crawfish eating contest (for the grownups), with live music from tribute bands Ramble On (Led Zeppelin) and Stone in Love (Journey). And if you're one of the first 50 people through the gates on Friday, you get into Saturday for free!
Fri 4 pm, Sat 10 am; Tualatin Community Park, $5, all ages
The minds behind Tribute Night have once again put together one hell of a Friday night throwdown for those who recognize greatness when they hear it, and it's easy to recognize it when it arrives in the forms of Janelle Monae, Aaliyah, Lauryn Hill, Beyonce, Salt 'n' Pepa, and more. Partial proceeds from the festivities will go towards charities benefitting women of color, as well as the family of Nia Wilson.
Fri 9 pm, Holocene, $10
Don't forget to check out our Things To Do calendar for even more things to do!