Beats & Rhymes XRAY.fm Fundraiser
XRAY.fm constantly uplifts voices from Portland’s hip-hop community on its airwaves, so it only makes sense that the scene should return the favor. Put together by the folks from A Beat Happening and Mic Check and hosted by DJ Klyph, this fundraiser’s lineup features a slew of experienced local producers and beatmakers: Trox, Luvjonez, Theory Hazit, Free Tillman, and Lisa Vazquez, along with DJs Trox and O.G. One. I’m not too familiar with the mostly Portland-based MCs, but in my opinion, that’s even more reason to go check ’em out. (Fri 6 pm, Mission Theater, $10, all ages) JENNI MOORE


Killer Queen
A new drag night that promises to be "an exercise in maximalism," hosted and produced by Violet Hex and inaugurated by over-the-top performances by some of Portland's most notable unique queer creators, including Candy Veneer, Marla Darling, Wolfgang X, Rosie Cakes, Dramatica, Loretta Good Lordchild, and more. (Fri 7 pm, Clinton Street Theater, $8-10)

Total Success
Sketch comedy duo DnD (David Wester, David Burnett) bring a new collection of absurd situations aburdly executed to the Siren stage, directed by local all-star Shelley McLendon. (Fri-Sat 8 pm, Siren Theater, $10)

Global Based: Noche de Perreo
The city's premier reggaeton, Latin trap, hip-hop, and Moombahton showcase returns to the Liquor Store to kickstart the month with some springtime flavor. (Fri 9 pm, The Liquor Store, $10)

Cloud Six, Mōtus, Josephine Antoinette
Up-and-coming local outfit Cloud Six utilize a three piece horn section to deliver an up-tempo and groovy blend of improvisational jazz and funk. (Fri 9 pm, The Secret Society, $10)

Design Week Opening Party
Design Week Portland gets underway with a party that combines the efforts of Merit Badge, Garden Bar, Dirty Pretty, Cooper's Hall, and Townshend's Distillery into a singular kickoff experience, with visual installations designed by Kamp Grizzly. (Sat 7 pm, Jupiter NEXT, $10, all ages)

Belgium Beer Day
The Abbey Bar celebrates Belgium beer with special flights, food pairings, giveaways, and surprises. (Sat noon, The Abbey Bar & Bottle Shop, free)

March Madness at Revolution Hall
Revolution Hall invites you to come out and watch the NCAA Final Four and the Championship Game live on a big screen while enjoying food and drink specials. Times TBD. (Sat 4 pm & Mon 4 pm, Revolution Hall, free)

King Ghidora, Greasy Gills, Don & the Quixotes
Originally from outer space but now living in McMinnville, King Ghidora are a masked quartet that make real-deal surf-rock that falls in line with that genre's traditions: roiling drums, waves of reverberant electric guitar, occasional theremin appearances, and no vocals. They call it "sonic surf rock." You might just call it fun, at least for a night. (Sat 8 pm, Turn! Turn! Turn!, $7) BEN SALMON

Club Nitty Gritty: Spring Vibes
DJ Action Slacks returns to the Kenton in a triumphant blaze of horns, bass, and love, carrying crates chock-full of filthy grooves for those looking to work up a sweat to the sounds of vintage R&B and soul, with special guest DJ Daddy Cool helping out. (Sat 9 pm, The World Famous Kenton Club, $7)

Blow the Whistle
DJ Maxx Bass, Illordess, and DJ BNick head up the latest installment of Holocene's monthly hip-hop dance party with an array of party jams from The Bay to the South and everywhere in between. (Sat 9 pm, Holocene, $5-8)

Rock'n Spring Flea Market
Kickstart the Spring season with some shopping, drinks, and tacos, with multiple vendors on-hand selling their wares and creations, and DJ Danger and DJ Smooth Hoperrator spinning records to set the mood. (Sun 4 pm, The Liquor Store, free)

Dan Dan, Wet Dream
Portland synth and psych rippers Dan Dan bring their spacey sounds to the dance floor at Rontoms to head up the latest installment of Sunday Session, which doubles as record release show for their latest album. Likeminded locals Wet Dream round out the proceedings. (Sun 9 pm, Rontoms, free)

Peers & Pressure Tour
A whole lotta conscious hip-hop takes over the Big Legrowlski as the "Peers & Pressure" tour comes through with performances from Optimiztiq, Charlie Muscle, Syren, Surebert, and Roulette Delgato. (Sun 8 pm, The Big Legrowlski, free)

Polly Rosenwaike, Leni Zumas
Look How Happy I'm Making You is Polly Rosenwaike's debut story collection, offering an honest look at pregnancy and new motherhood and the emotions that come along with these journeys. Rosenwaike will be joined in conversation by Leni Zumas, author of Red Clocks. (Mon 7:30 pm, Powell's City of Books, free)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Of the multiple miracles of modern filmmaking that occur throughout the runtime of Eternal Sunshine—including such feats as “Jim Carrey underplays things,” “Kirsten Dunst isn’t annoying,” and “Michel Gondry doesn’t twee his movie to death”—the most notable? This sci-fi tragedy about a broken relationship is maybe the most poignantly romantic film of the last 25 years. (Mon 7 pm, Clinton Street Theater, $5) BOBBY ROBERTS

Escare, Merinque, Dress Forms
Escare (the latest collab between Papi Fimbres and Charlie Salas-Humara) hits the Fixin' To hard with help from Merinque and Dress Forms. (Tues 8 pm, The Fixin' To, $7)

Kung Fu Theater: Shaolin Challenges Ninja
This month’s installment in Dan Halsted’s ongoing celebration of all things whoop-ass is the only known 35mm print of 1978's Shaolin Challenges Ninja. The title might evoke imagery of a lone monk seeking fatal revenge upon some nefarious, sinister man in black; or maybe you're imagining a conflicted ninja who must undergo the shaolin challenges to purify himself through combat. But it's actually about a dude (Gordon Liu) who gets married and then accidentally pisses off his bride's family, and as a result they sic seven kung fu masters on his ass to see if he can truly make up for it. Directed by the absolute legend Lau Kar Leung, so you know the fights are top-notch. (Tues 7:30 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $7-9) BOBBY ROBERTS

Lindy Vision, Mira Death, Internet Beef
The Albuquerque trio headed up by sisters Dorothy, Natasha, and Carla Cuylear bring their electro-tinged indie rock up through Portland for a headlining show at the High Water Mark. Like-minded local acts Mira Death and Internet Beef round out the bill. (Wed 8:30 pm, High Water Mark, $8)

Sheers, Schaus, !mindparade
With NBA Playoffs just around the corner, Lily Breshears brings her soulful art-pop act to the stage at Holocene to head up a basketball-themed experimental pop showcase alongside like-minded locals Schaus and !mindparade. (Wed 8:30 pm, Holocene, $8)

Sabrina Benaim, Clementine Von Radics
The writer, performance artist, and slam poet known for winning the 2014 Toronto Poetry Slam and writing the 2017 book Depression and Other Magic Tricks brings the "Slumber Party" Tour through town. (Wed 7:30 pm, Dante's, $10)

Dear Diary
An improv show dedicated to taking all those things you put in your diary during your tween years, and loosing them upon the stage in the most hilarrible ways. This month's diarist is beloved stand-up comedian and storyteller Katie Nguyen, and the performers tasked with taking her mortification and turning it into comedy gold are Natalie Haddad, Katie Kester, Emily Maverick Shankman, Lauren Sinner, Emilie Sites, and Anne Zander. (Thurs 7:30 pm, Kickstand Comedy Space, $5)

Ancient Pools, Shadowgraphs, Laura Palmer's Death Parade
Anna Jeter and Kevin Christopher (AKA Ancient Pools) bring their Olympia-based dream pop duo through Portland to celebrate the release of their latest album, Cosine. Locals Shadowgraphs and Laura Palmers Death Parade round out the proceedings. (Thurs 9 pm, The Liquor Store, $7)

Queer Horror: The Silence of the Lambs
There’s a lot more to Jonathan Demme’s 1991 The Silence of the Lambs than the terrifying lines that fly between FBI agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) and gentleman cannibal Hannibal Lecter (Sir Anthony Hopkins). It warrants a modern viewing, and Carla Rossi’s bimonthly Queer Horror is a great place to do just that because there’ll also be a pre-screening stage show with talent like Rossi, Pepper Pepper (as Dr. Pepper), Loretta Good Lordchild, and Portland’s Funniest Person finalist Corina Lucas! (Thurs 8:45 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $7-9) SUZETTE SMITH

There's a lot more Cheap, Free, & Fun stuff to do here, and don't forget to check out our Things To Do calendar for even more things to do!