The Portland Mercury's Pizza Week
Not to brag or anything, but for four glorious years, the Portland Mercury’s Pizza Week has done the lord’s work: teaming up with Portland's best pizza purveyors to offer amazing, delicious, $2 slices to the masses! (Only two dollars a slice? Yes! JUST TWO DOLLARS A SLICE!) With over 30 restaurants and bars taking part, you’ll never be far from your next slice, and your week—nay, your life—will be all the better for it. Get excited, and get ready by checking out portlandpizzaweek.com. (Mon-Sat April 15-21, Various Locations, $2 per slice)


Plastic Harmony Band, Guillotine Boys, Thee Last Go Round
Paul Haines knows his way around a jagged but snappy garage-pop song, having done time in local basement-psych duo the Bugs and West Coast fringe-indie greats Trumans Water. The Plastic Harmony Band, however, is where he goes to really get bent. The group’s 2016 album Voyage of the Angernaut delivers 12 lo-fi tunes that are concise, off-kilter, and easily likable. Tonight, Haines & Co. will celebrate its follow-up, Taking Naps to Make Music to Take Naps To. It’s sometimes poppy (“Snowglobe”), sometimes noisy (“What the Clouds Say”), sometimes groovy (“World World”), frequently catchy, and always interesting. (Fri 8 pm, Turn! Turn! Turn!, $5) BEN SALMON

Pants Off Dance Off Stache Bash
The clothing optional dance party returns to the Tonic Lounge for a special mustache-themed extravaganza, with Go Go Dancers, music from DJ Aurora, and more. (Fri 9 pm, Tonic Lounge, $10)

Body Shame, The Social Stomach, Roadkill, Clamber
Body Shame is throwing a party for the release of their third tape on SDM Records, with help from their pals Social Stomach, Roadkill, and Clamber. (Fri 9 pm, No Fun, $5)

Mondo Trasho: Jawbreaker
This month’s installment in the Hollywood Theatre’s series of mostly irredeemable trash “classics” is sort of incongruous, in that it's not really trashy or in need of any redemption. 1999's Jawbreaker isn't just a satire of high school movies (which were undergoing a renaissance at the time), but a mean-spirited mixtape of prior high school satires, including Heathers and The Craft. Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, and Julie Benz do very good work as this film's trio of queen bees, but Judy Greer as their malicious Eliza Doolitle is the real star here. (Fri 9:30 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $7-9) BOBBY ROBERTS

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. (Sat 9 pm, Goodfoot, $8)

Night Owl Record Show
Forget Record Store Day. Spend those pennies at the excellent, recurring Night Owl Record Show, where Pacific Northwest record hounds ply their vinyl wares and you stand a very good chance of bringing home some terrific discs. Just keep away from that near-mint copy of Black Sabbath with the swirl Vertigo label. It's mine. (Sat 5 pm, Eagles Lodge on Hawthorne, $2) NED LANNAMANN

The Portland New Wave Prom
The Bit House Saloon and Decadent '80s throw a New Wave Prom dance party, transporting you to back in time with the sounds of Joy Division, New Order, Siouxsie Sioux, and Depeche Mode. (Sat 9 pm, Bit House Saloon, $5)

Melville, Holiday Friends, Hayley Lynn
Melville's pretty good at taking all the prefixes and hyphenates music writers use to separate rock 'n' roll into a gajillion little genres, mashing 'em back together, and throwing 'em right back at you. (Sat 8 pm, Turn! Turn! Turn!, $5)

Vampyros Lesbos Dance Party
DJ Vera Rubin and DJ Various Hands make things extra freaky at the Kenton Club with the latest installment of this bi-monthly goth, post-punk, and industrial dance night for femmes and allies. (Sat 10 pm, The World Famous Kenton Club, $5)

Rob Roberge, Joshua Mohr
In Liar, acclaimed novelist and musician Rob Roberge sets out to chronicle the formative moments of his life after learning he is likely to have developed progressive memory-eroding disease. Roberge will be joined in conversation with Joshua Mohr, author of All This Life. (Sun 7:30 pm, Powell's City of Books, free)

Spec Script: Mister Ed
A live episode of the Rivercity Podcast Federation program, where a staged reading of Portland comedian Phil Schallberger's script for an episode of Mister Ed is performed live by local comic talent. (Sun 7 pm, Kelly's Olympian, $5)

The Bad News Bears
A heads-up for you parents out there: Michael Ritchie's 1976 comedy The Bad News Bears is quite a few things: It's often hilarious, no doubt. It's maybe the perfect vehicle for the galumphing charms of Walter Matthau. It's a pretty authentic snapshot of the casually cynical (and sexist, and racist, and homophobic, and abusive) mid-'70s, and—most importantly—it's probably cinema's best use of Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture". But while Bears is often categorized as a "family" film, (the Hollywood is screening it as part of their Family Pictures weekend series), this shit is not a kids' movie. Not even fuckin' close. I'm not saying you shouldn't go see it! I'm just saying maybe be ready to have an... interesting talk with your little'uns once it's over. (Sun 1:30 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $3-6, all ages) BOBBY ROBERTS

Smooth Talk, Spiller, Easy There Tiger
Local electronic funk rock quintet Smooth Talk celebrate the release of their new EP with a headlining set at the Bit House Saloon. Like-minded locals Spiller and Easy There Tiger round out the proceedings. (Sun 8 pm, Bit House Saloon, $8)

The Underhill Family Orchestra, The Outcome, Jake William Capistran
Alabama's Underhill Family Orchestra bring their soulful blend of harmony-driven folk-rock out to Kelly's Olympian to kick-start the week with an upbeat show supporting their 2018 album, Tell Me That You Love Me. (Mon 9 pm, Kelly's Olympian, $7)

HXXS, Vendetta, The Circle and the Square
Los Angeles' HXXS swings through the City of Roses for spring, filling the Fixin' To with an aura of music and mystery. (Tues 8 pm, The Fixin' To, $8)

A 30th Anniversary For The Pixies' Doolittle
It’s been three decades since the Pixies dropped their landmark sophomore album Doolittle, and what better way to celebrate the occasion than with a full-night tribute at Mississippi Studios. Portland’s leading tribute to the Boston alternative rock pioneers, the Prixies, will preside over the festivities, and they’ll be joined by fellow Pixies’ disciples Surfer Rosie and Melt to tear through the classic LP along with an array of other hits and rarities. (Wed 9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $5) CHIPP TERWILLIGER

Matt Wagner
The creator of Mage holds court at this release party and signing for the final volume of his epic fantasy trilogy, Mage - Book Three: The Hero Denied. (Wed 6 pm, Floating World Comics, free)

Comedy: The Musical
Stand-up and improv get blended together quite a bit here in Portland, but this showcase adds musical improvisation to the mix as well, with on-the-spot songs being created out of punchlines. Performers include Jason Traeger, Ben Harkins, Jamal Coleman, Heidi Davis, and Ken Bussell. Hosted by Chelsea Burns and Jaren George. (Wed 9 pm, Kickstand Comedy Space, free)

Sparkle Carpet, Bitch'n, Loud in the Morning, Dead Coyote
An evening of feminist folk-punk with this Portland trio who utilize toy piano, xylophone, and tiny drums to bring their songs to life. (Wed 8:30 pm, Twilight Cafe & Bar, $7)

Wyrd War Presents: Contamination
Wyrd War loves digging through cinematic detritus and sharing schlock treasures with fellow appreciators of vintage trash. Inspired by the Easter holiday, they've unearthed 1980's Contamination director Luigi Cozzi's confused, cocaine-financed ripoff of Alien, a B-movie basket full of disgusting glowing eggs with more than a few surprises inside, including a score by Goblin and a Lovecraftian cyclops chilling on a Brazilian coffee plantation. (Wed 7:30 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $7-9) BOBBY ROBERTS

Rasheed Jamal, Kingsley, Mal London, DJ VNPRT
Portland hip-hop and R&B gets full run of the stage at Holocene as four of Portland's finest performers lend some local flair to this year's Soul'd Out Fest. (Thurs 8:30 pm, Holocene, $8-10)