Bryson Cone, Amenta Abioto
I just can’t shut my trap when it comes to Amenta Abioto, whose work is a fluid combination of jazz, hip-hop, soul, and African music. Last month the singer/songwriter released a gorgeous, mystical music video for her single “Plant It,” exploring themes of environmentalism, the connection between humans and nature, and manifesting your dreams. To see her perform live is a real treat—Abioto has been at the top of her game recently, having perfected her soul-stirring vocals, improvised song-construction, and spot-on comedic timing. Come see her play unreleased songs like “Kujichagulia,” “Wade,” and “Revolution,” and then start the countdown until her next show. (Sun 8 pm, Rontoms, free) JENNI MOORE

That's What She Said: Spring Queening 2
What better way to shake off this (apparently neverending) winter than to enjoy some brilliant comedy by feminist comedy collective, That’s What She Said. Hear from Katie Nguyen, Berlyn Lee, Katie Piatt, Brooks, Oliver Warfield, and Shannon Sales, and rest easy knowing your dollars are going directly to SMYRC. (Fri 7:30 pm, $10)

Foxy Lemon, Patrimony, The Wilder
Foxy Lemon bring their organ-fueled garage rock out to the Firkin Tavern to head up the latest Radio Hot Tub Showcase along with Nashville's Patrimony and locals the Wilder. (Fri 7 pm, Firkin Tavern, free)

Ceremony of Sludge VIII
The Ceremony of Sludge mini-fest returns for its eighth year, bringing you a landslide of headbang-worthy heavy metal and doom played at ear-melting volumes for two straight nights at the Kenton Club. (Fri-Sat 8 pm, Kenton Club, click here for bands and showtimes, $10 per night)

Mondo Trasho: Alien Resurrection
In 1990, Sigourney Weaver was like "I've about had enough of this whole Ripley thing, and I think it's time to end that story." And thus 20th Century Fox began one of the most thorough botch-jobs in film history, leading to first-time director David Fincher abandoning (and disowning) Alien 3, his broken and un-scary gothic drama that only (barely) works as an AIDS allegory. Then, about four years later, Fox gave Weaver a shit-ton of money to come back, despite that whole dying in the last movie thing, and they hired a disinterested Jean Pierre-Jeunet (The City of Lost Children) to direct Joss Whedon's embarrassing Aliens fan-fiction starring a cloned Ripley swimming, fighting and fucking (!) her way through a glistening swarm of roaring penis-monsters. As an unofficial rough draft for Whedon's Firefly, it kinda works if you squint real hard. But as an Alien movie, it's straight garbo. Hence tonight's screening in the Hollywood's Mondo Trasho series. (Fri 9:45 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $7-9) BOBBY ROBERTS

Dylan Meconis & Ben Coleman
If you’re full-up on dire visions of future apocalypse, maybe it’s time to give a silly one a try! Set five years after a “cataclysmic event” destroys downtown LA, investigative reporter Victor Lai discovers a lone, insulated comic book convention that has survived, and built its own dystopian society. The Long Con is a hilarious mash-up of sci-fi/fantasy references, co-created by regular Mercury contributors Ben Coleman and Dylan Meconis. (Sat 2 pm, Powell's City of Books, free) SUZETTE SMITH

Pleasure Leftists, Arctic Flowers, Havania Whaal, Silence Mill
Cleveland post-punk quartet Pleasure Leftists bring their infectious sounds back to Portland in support of their long-awaited debut full-length, The Woods Of Heaven. Like-minded locals Arctic Flowers, Havania Whaal, and Silence Mill round out the bill. (Sat 8 pm, Black Water Bar, $10, all ages)

Death of Glitter: Dark Matter Vortex
This month, the "Genderf#ck Cabaret for a Cause" benefits TransActive Gender Center with a show dedicated to plumbing cosmic depths and playing with the unspeakable weirdness one might find there, with performances from The Glam King, Zepheur, Anastasia Euthanasia, Curiosity, Simone Ferocious, and many more. Hosted by BeElzzabub Doll. (Sat 9 pm, Crush, $10)

Wings of Desire
In honor of legendary thespian Bruno Ganz's passing in February, the Hollywood Theatre presents this special screening of Wim Wenders' landmark romance about an angel who falls in love with a human, recently restored at 4K resolution and given a new 5.1 surround mix. (Sat 7 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $7-9)

Viking Breakfast
All you can eat pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausages, fresh fruit, bottomless coffee, and at 10am: Storytime! I'm sure we'll all learn how the Pancake Vikings raided many Bisquick villages to bring this delicious bounty to the breakfast table. (Sun 8:30 am, Norse Hall, $4-8, all ages)

My Real Portland
A live episode of the local podcast, bringing on local comics, musicians, storytellers, and other Portland performers, with audience interaction and games. Tonight's special guests? Stand-up Shrista Tyree, rapper Mic Crenshaw, and special guest Barbara Dudley. ( Sun 6 pm, Jade Lounge, free)

The Biggest Clothing Swap in the Northwest
Now in its eighth year, the Biggest Clothing Swap embraces the secondhand. Bring a bag of clothes you’re ready to thank and discard like Marie Kondo told you to (make sure they’re free of dirt, holes, et cetera), and go hunting through other people’s trash for treasure. Keep your garment-grubbing energy up with music from DJ Gregarious. The Biggest Clothing Swap is a fundraiser for Unmentionable: A Lingerie Exposition, which showcases local designers and celebrates body positivity. (Sun noon, Crystal Ballroom, $8-10 and a bag of clothes, all ages) BLAIR STENVICK

U Sco, The New Trust, Calyx, Beach Party
Local experimental rock trio U Sco mold elements of prog, math rock, krautrock, and free jazz into a landslide of noise that's much more than the sum of its parts. Tonight they head up a hometown show with support from California's The New Trust (featuring Josh Staples of The Velvet Teen), Pittsburgh's Calyx, and Portland punks Beach Party. (Sun 8 pm, Turn! Turn! Turn!, $8)

Flash Gordon
December 5, 1980 is a very notable date in film history—it was the day that camp ascended to unassailable art. Before that Friday, the term was a synonym for clumsy, failed ambition, earnestness gone sour and turned to kitsch. And then, Dino DeLaurentiis, inspired by Star Wars and holding the rights to the property George Lucas wanted to make in the first place, plugged “camp” into Queen guitarist Brian May’s amplifier stack, fed “camp” through designer Danilo Donati’s sewing machines, and firehosed “camp” through cinematographer Gil Taylor’s camera lens, with the resultant mess expansively splattering the meaning of the word all over the delirious circus of ridiculousness barely holding its orbit around the lunkheaded, beefy majesty of Sam J. Jones as Flash (ah-aaaaahhhhh!) Gordon, and praise Ming, cinema itself was forever altered. (Sun 7 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $7-9) BOBBY ROBERTS

Mitchell S. Jackson, Adrienne Nelson
The award-winning author of The Residue Years returns with Survival Math, taking readers to the drug-ravaged Portland neighborhood of his youth and examining the cultural factors that forced him and his family to this place. Jackson will be joined in conversation by Oregon Supreme Court Justice Adrienne Nelson. (Mon 7:30 pm, Powell's City of Books, free)

Hidden Figures
Before Hidden Figures, I had no idea three Black women were integral to the success of America’s space program. That’s not the only surprise here: Even the film’s title has a double meaning, referring to both the unheralded women who helped us catch up in the space race, and the calculations that were missing before their contributions. Spending much of its runtime dealing with issues that persist today—segregation, racism and sexism in the workplace—Hidden Figures focuses on the Black women who had to balance being tenacious and docile in order to get ahead, even as they were underestimated and undervalued every step of the way. Part of the Hollywood Theatre's 2019 Feminist March film series. (Mon 7:30 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $7-9) JENNI MOORE

Out for Laughs
Belinda Carroll's stand-up showcase features a very special guest this month, Community veteran, Moral Orel creator, and comedy genius in general Dino Stamatopoulous, alongside local comic all-stars including Alex Rios and Jay Shingle. (Tues 7:30 pm, Harvey's Comedy Club, $7)

Shadowlands, Forest Veil
As Portland continues to transform into a wasteland of sparkly high-rises, it’s comforting to know there are still a few dark corners left where mutants gather to perform black-clad musical rituals. Shadowlands deftly navigates the new wave and post-punk undergrounds of yore to create something equally compelling. (Tues 9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $5) MARK LORE

Cool Kids Comedy
Portland comedy scene stalwart Andie Main is moving to Denver, but before she ships out she's going to head up one final installment of her beloved Cool Kids Comedy showcase at the Doug Fir along with support from Adam Pasi, Barbara Holm, Hunter Donaldson, and Alex Rios. Hosted by Nariko Ott. (Tues 8 pm, Doug Fir, $5-8)

Maurice & the Stiff Sisters, Kool Stuff Katie, Jazz Boyfriends
An evening of laid-back groove pop with more than a little horn action involved thanks to the efforts of Maurice & the Stiff Sisters, who are celebrating the release of their latest single, "French Exit." Portland fuzz rock duo Kool Stuff Katie round out the bill. (Thurs 9 pm, The Liquor Store, $8)

Helen Oyeyemi, Lidia Yuknavitch
The bestselling author of Boy, Snow, Bird and What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours returns with Gingerbread, a novel inspired by the peculiar place gingerbread holds in children's stories. Oyeyemi will be joined in conversation by Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Book of Joan. (Thurs 7:30 pm, Powell's City of Books, free)

Jeff's Plasma Blast 4
The local mini-fest celebrating the one and only Jeff Goldblum returns, with music from Yuvees, Agricultural Development, Kno Knuckle, Shella Moon, Rocko N Roll, Wave Action, Snakedance, Bunion in My Pants, Breakfast Boys Leisure Leauge, and SWEAM. Proceeds go to benefit Bad Taste Video Teams's first feature film, I Need You Dead!. Read our 2016 issue on Jeff Goldblum here. (Thurs 5 pm, American Legion Local 134, $5-10, all ages)