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.
5 pm, Green Noise Records, free, all ages
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,
Resist Patriot Prayer
In a show of solidarity and resistance, several anti-fascist and anti-racist community groups are organizing a counter protest against Patriot Prayer members and supporters. Protests involving Patriot Prayer are known to get violent, so proceed with caution and take protective measures. EMILLY PRADO
11:30 am, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, free
Club Kai Kai
Tonight’s Club Kai Kai welcomes the Boulet Brothers, creators/producers of the drag competition TV series The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Search for the World’s Next Drag Supermonster. In addition to the scream queen duo, tonight’s lineup includes Anastasia Euthanasia, Carina Borealis, Drama Club and Fine China. The showcase is (of course) hosted by Ann Pyne and Buckmaster, with visuals by Rakeem and Lo Satanica. JENNI MOORE
10 pm, Holocene, $10-15
Todd Barry, Dax Jordan
Todd Barry doesn't even really need jokes, although he's got a ton of great ones. Give him a couple marks in the crowd, and just five minutes of conversation, and you have a night of comedy with more laughs per pound than any hyperactive loud mouth screaming into the mic. BOBBY ROBERTS
7:30 pm & 10 pm, Mississippi Studios, $20-24
Amos Lee, Bailen
The acclaimed folk, blues, rock, and soul singer/songwriter out of Philadelphia returns to Portland for an outdoor show at the Oregon Zoo Amphitheater supporting his forthcoming full-length, My New Moon.
7 pm, Oregon Zoo, $39.50-99.50, all ages
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.
9 pm, (The World Famous) Kenton Club, $7
H20k: Oregon's Largest Water Balloon Fight
Shute Park3 hosts Oregon's biggest water balloon fight for those 21 and up, with 20,000+ balloons, two full bars, live music, games, food, raffles and giveaways, and a photo booth by DAbooth.
2 pm, Shute Park3, $25-30
2018 Soulful Giving Blanket Concert
An all-day charity concert highlighting some of the Northwest's best tribute bands, bringing the sounds of classic rock to life for the benefit of Randall Children's Hospital and Providence Cancer Center. The Garden View Estate throws open the gates for nine hours of rock, cocktails, games, silent auctions, and more.
11:30 am, Yoshida Gardenview Estate, $50-100
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
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.
10 am, NE Fremont & 42nd, free, all ages
Don't forget to check out our Things To Do calendar for even more things to do!