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Friday, Nov 2

Pete Holmes
The NYC-based comedian known for creating and starring in the semi-autobiographical HBO show, Crashing, and for hosting the weekly interview podcast, You Made it Weird, swings through the Aladdin Theater to tape his new HBO special. (7 pm & 9:30 pm, Aladdin Theater, $25-30, all ages)

Laura Gibson, Maita
Goners, the fifth album from Portland singer/songwriter Laura Gibson, is both the latest installment of her expertly crafted, eerily spectral folksongs and a vista onto new musical territory, where violins and Wurlitzers provide the backdrop for Gibson’s haunted, heartfelt lyrics. In other words, Goners is the newest terrific piece of work from one of Portland’s best, and tonight’s record release show is the perfect chance to make its acquaintance. (9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $16-18) NED LANNAMANN

Harriet Tubman
The three members of Harriet Tubman—bassist Melvin Gibbs, drummer J.T. Lewis, and guitarist Brandon Ross—have provided a musical backbone for artists ranging from Rollins Band to Jewel, Dead Prez to David Sanborn. As a unit, they bring that experience to bear on an electric jazz sound that is fiery and unbound. Their 2017 album Araminta is particularly devastating, with angular tributes to Nina Simone and, with a guest spot from trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, a powerful homage to “President Obama’s Speech at the Selma Bridge.” (8 pm & 10 pm, Jack London Revue, $20) ROBERT HAM

Orquestra Pacifico Tropical, Terror/Cactus, Brown Calculus, DJ Daniela Karina
The Tonic Lounge hosts a Dia De Los Muertos Showcase, with Portland party starters Orquestra Pacifico Tropical heading up the festivities, and fellow Pacific NW artists Terror/Cactus, Brown Calculus, and DJ Daniela Karina rounding out the bill. (8 pm, Tonic Lounge, $10)

Pure Bathing Culture, Necklace
There probably isn't a single space-related word that hasn't been used to describe Pure Bathing Culture. Sure they're dreamy, astral, and euphoric—they'll turn your eyes into diamonds, your arms into flowing robes! They're downright mystical, and the reason we're running out of words to contain them is proof that you should have seen them live by now. (8:30 pm, Polaris Hall, $10-15) JENNA FLETCHER

Karl Blau, The Easy Leaves
Prolific Anacortes-based singer/songwriter Karl Blau brings his playful and heartfelt blend of indie rock, country, and folk back to Portland for a co-headlined show with California country and western duo the Easy Leaves. (8 pm, Mission Theater, $12-15, all ages)

Vacilando, The Zags, Whim
Listening to Vacilando's stunning, ambient-tinged, rusted-steel folk is like watching old photographs slowly emerging in developer fluid. (9 pm, White Eagle, $8) NED LANNAMANN

Holla!: '90s vs Early '00s Rap & RNB Night
The minds behind Tribute Night go an entire night playing nothing but classics from the platinum and golden eras of hip-hop. Resident DJ Ronin Roc and a special guest will keep the decks working hard all night, while you shake your booty and take advantage of a free photo night to create memories that will last. (9 pm, Holocene, $10)

Portland Winterhawks vs. Victoria Royals
Ice Hockey returns to the Moda Center, with the Winterhawks facing off against the Victoria Royals in the first game of a back-to-back home stand. (7 pm, Moda Center, $14-32, all ages)


Saturday, Nov 3

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Wouldn't it be nice to watch the Blazers knock around LeBron, Lonzo, Rondo & co. twice in less than one month's time? Sure it would! And considering the whuppin' that got laid on the Lakers last time, odds are pretty decent the city's about to catch a sweet repeat of "Beat L.A.!" (7 pm, Moda Center)

Clinton Street Video Celebration Party
After 23 years of movie memories—memories that were transferred, from Portlander to Portlander, via well-loved VHS tapes, DVDs, and Blu-rays—one of the city's last remaining video stores, Clinton Street Video, is closing its doors. Before they do, the good folks at the shop are continuing to share their movies as they sell off their collection, with the sale going all the way through their final day of business on Saturday, November 17. BUT WAIT! It’s not all doom and gloom! To celebrate those 23 years, the free Clinton Street Video Celebration Party will take over the Clinton Street Theater and offer “snacks, weird bits of film, hugs, and good times”—a fitting tribute not only to a beloved piece of Old Portland, but to all the cinematic delights that were shelved within. (1 pm, Clinton Street Video, free) ERIK HENRIKSEN

The Milk Carton Kids, The Barr Brothers
The Los Angeles-based duo spearheaded by Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan bring their playful-yet-poignant folk-pop stylings through the Wonder Ballroom for an all-ages show supporting their latest full-length, All The Things That I Did And All The Things That I Didn't Do. (8 pm, Wonder Ballroom, $30, all ages)

Los Campesinos!, Illuminati Hotties
A visit from Welsh pop-rock wonders Los Campesinos! is reason enough to find your way over to Revolution Hall tonight, but be sure to get there in time for opening act Illuminati Hotties, the project of Los Angeles-based artist Sarah Tudzin. Before forming the band, Tudzin was best (un)known as an assistant to Chris Coady, producer for indie stars like Beach House and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. You can hear her studio aptitude on Illuminati Hotties’ excellent new album Kiss Yr Frenemies, which bounces back and forth between whisper-quiet folk-pop and fully ripped fuzz-rock, radiating killer melodies and breezy charm along the way. Kiss Yr Frenemies is often fun, occasionally sad, always relatable, and one of the best debut albums of 2018. 9 pm, Revolution Hall, $18-20, all ages) BEN SALMON

Tropitaal: A Desi-Latino Soundclash
DJ Anjali & the Incredible Kid set the Goodfoot floor on fire with a night of Tropitaal, blending the hottest sounds of India and Latin America together into one epic dance party. (9 pm, Goodfoot, $8)

Oregon City Public LIbrary Zine Fest
The Oregon City Public Library's annual Zine Fest returns for its second year with a full afternoon of zine-oriented events, readings, and workshops. Notable guests include Alex Wrekk (Portland Button Works Distro, Stolen Sharpie Revolution), Plumplandia (Portland-based collaborative zine "Spreading fat acceptance and body positivity, and smashing fatphobia one page at a time!"), and Clackamas County zinester, Emily Schnipper (Pillhouse Publishing Co.). (noon, Oregon City Public Library)

Sama Dams, Dear Nora
Local indie rock innovators Sama Dams headline a special hometown show with added assistance from the Old Church's 135 year old pipe organ. Katy Davidson rounds out the proceedings with a performance from their beloved Dear Nora project. (8 pm, The Old Church, $12-15, all ages)

Tokyo Police Club, Fleece
Tokyo Police Club brings a sweat-provoking peppiness to the stage, routinely cramming pogo-ready melodies and lots of jangly pop into three-minute songs. (9 pm, Doug Fir, $18-20) RYAN J. PRADO

Paul Oakenfold
The veteran DJ and producer out of London brings his pioneering blend of trance, acid house, and electronica back to the dance floor at 45 East. (10 pm, 45 East, $20-25)

Vice Device, EMA & Party Witch, Whisper Hiss
Local experimental post-punk outfit Vice Device head up a hometown show at the Fixin' To along with support from fellow dark wave up-and-comers Whisper Hiss, and a special set from acclaimed noise-rock artist EMA (AKA Erika M. Anderson) and Party Witch. (9 pm, The Fixin' To, $8)


Sunday, Nov 4

David Crosby & Friends
Classic rock’s favorite grumpy uncle has evolved from aging mustachioed relic into that most 21st century of things: a fantastic social media personality. David Crosby has already left behind more than enough for any one person’s legacy: his pioneering work and bridge-burning break with the Byrds, his ongoing feuds and subsequent reconciliations with Stills, Nash, and Young; his prison time on drug charges; and his surprising contribution to the Melissa Etheridge family tree. But Croz also wields a hilariously curt, insightful tongue through his Twitter handle, where he writes short, fantastic responses to questions from fans and troublemakers alike. Is it the best thing David Crosby has ever been involved in? No—that would be his drowsy, sun-dappled masterpiece of a solo album, 1971’s If I Could Only Remember My Name. But Crosby continues to surprise and evolve more than half a century after “Mr. Tambourine Man.” We’re lucky to still have him around. (8 pm, Aladdin Theater, $65-585) NED LANNAMANN

Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders
The 2018 MLS Playoffs are in full effect, and after a gutsy 2-1 win down in Dallas, the Timbers are set to host their bitter rivals to the north in the first of a two-game series that will decide which team gets to represent Cascadia in the Western Conference Finals. (2:30 pm, Providence Park, $40-452)

Susan Orlean
The acclaimed author of The Orchid Thief and Rin Tin Tin returns with The Library Book, reopening the unsolved mystery of the devastating 1986 fire that tore through the Los Angeles Public Library, consuming 400,000 books and damaging 700,000 more. (7:30 pm, Powell's City of Books, free)

Still Corners, Ruby Haunt
The London-based dream pop project headed up by songwriter/producer Greg Hughes and vocalist Tessa Murray come back across the pond for a North American tour supporting their latest full-length, Slow Air. (9 pm, Doug Fir, $12-15)

Goo Goo Dolls
The long-running rock band out of Buffalo, NY make their way back to the Roseland stage for the Portland stop on a tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their breakout 1998 album, Dizzy Up the Girl. (8 pm, Roseland, $49.50-79.50)

Rachael O'Brien, Sabrina Danzl
Curious Comedy hosts an evening of live podcasting and stand-up from Rachael O'Brien, an Oregon native known for her role on Bravo's Vanderpump Rules and for hosting the "Be Here for A While" podcast. (8 pm, Curious Comedy Theater, $20-40)

Matthew Dear
Prolific Texas-hailing producer, DJ, and electronic avant-pop artist Matthew Dear returns to the Holocene stage for the Portland stop on a tour supporting his latest LP, Bunny. (9 pm, Holocene, $15-17)

Laura Palmer’s Death Parade, Dirty Princess
Portland singer/songwriter Laura Hopkins brings her haunting blend of psych-folk back to Rontoms to head up the latest installment of Sunday Sessions. (8 pm, Rontoms, free)

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