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Monday, Feb 11

A 10th anniversary benefit screening of Coraline—Laika’s stop-motion animated film, which this year turns 10 years old—put on by Travel Oregon to benefit areas in Oregon that are recovering from last summer’s wildfire damage. Proceeds from this screening help restore damaged areas around the North Umpqua River corridor in Douglas County; following this screening at the Hollywood, similar ones will be held across the state at theaters in Astoria, Bend, Ashland, and more. (7 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $8-10) ERIK HENRIKSEN

Jesse McCartney, Whitney Woerz
The pop rock singer/songwriter and actor who did time in the short lived boy band Dream Street around the turn of the century brings his latest solo stuff through the Roseland for the Portland stop on the “The Resolution” Tour. (8 pm, Roseland, $28-30, all ages)

Hot Victory, Macho Boys, INDEX
Local experimental duo Hot Victory bring their progressive synth-driven sounds back to Mississippi Studios to head up a hometown show along with support from Portland punk outfits Macho Boys and INDEX. (9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $5)

Cool Kids Comedy
Andie Main’s Cool Kids Patio Show returns with a special February installment down in the cozy Doug Fir Lounge, with stand-up from Laura Anne Whitley, Brandon Lyons, Jake Silberman, and Seth Johnston. (9 pm, Doug Fir, $5-8)

Walla Walla Wine
A funny-sounding city best known for its onions would like for Portland to know they’re also pretty good at wine, too, with an event providing an opportunity to meet winemakers from the region and sample over 40 different wines. Admission includes unlimited samples and hors d’oeuvres. (5:30 pm, Leftbank Annex, $50)

Wendy Willis
Portland-based writer Wendy Willis returns with These Are Strange Times, My Dear, a wide-ranging essay collection exploring a question posed by Czech writer, activist, and politician Václav Havel: What does it mean to live in truth? (7:30 pm, Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, free)

Tuesday, Feb 12

Winter, Triptides, Jackson Boone
L.A.-based singer/songwriter Samira Winter brings her infectious blend buzzing indie rock and noise pop through Mississippi Studios for a headlining show supporting the band’s latest album, Ethereality. (9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $10-12)

Mama Bird’s Celebration of Sad Songs
Mama Bird Recording Co. artists Matt Dorrien, Barna Howard, and Faustina Masigat invite you to come together and commiserate in the beauty of a well-crafted sad song at the Old Church. (8 pm, The Old Church, $13-15, all ages)

Steve Gunn, Meg Baird
If seeing two pillars of the psychedelic folk-rock underground perform on one stage sounds like your kind of thing, then the Aladdin Theater is your destination tonight. Meg Baird is a multifaceted musician who established herself as the spectral voice of beloved Philly band Espers, and who more recently could be found fronting West Coast psych supergroup Heron Oblivion and playing alongside adventurous harpist Mary Lattimore. Steve Gunn, on the other hand, is a guitar hero riding an incredible streak of excellent albums full of woozy and winsome Americana. His latest—The Unseen In Between—further illuminates his drive to conquer worlds far beyond the one built around fingerpicked acoustic guitar. (8 pm, Aladdin Theater, $18-20, all ages) BEN SALMON

Kung Fu Theater: Death Chamber
This month’s installment in Dan Halsted’s ongoing celebration of all things whoop-ass is an extremely rare 35mm trip to the Death Chamber, which was sorta like the mid-’70s Shaw Brothers version of The Avengers, where villains plot to destroy the Shaolin Temple (cue sharp inhalation of breath and bugging of eyes), and a coalition of the studio’s best pugilists assemble to perform an all-star ballet of beatings. Basically, every five minutes, eagle-eyed kung fu fans will be going “Oh shit, it’s that guy!” followed immediately by “Oh shit, he’s murdering everything.” (7:30 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $7-9) BOBBY ROBERTS

Tangerine, Wet Dream, Tender Kid
Tangerine’s sisters Marika and Miro Justad have been making music with Toby Kuhn since childhood, and in 2017 the trio moved from Seattle to LA. Their latest EP White Dove contains breezy, glittering pop, but adds an air of maturity and ’80s influences. The anthemic “Cherry Red” highlights the trials and tribulations of navigating your 20s, backlit by twinkling keys and melodic guitars. (9 pm, Doug Fir, $10-12) Anna Kaplan

Sophia Shalmiyev, Leni Zumas
In Mother Winter, Sophia Shalmiyev chronicles her journeys as an immigrant, an artist, and a woman who was forced to abandon her mother, flee the Soviet Union, and build a life of her own in the Pacific Northwest. Shalmiyev will be joined in conversation by Leni Zumas, authors of Red Clocks. (7:30 pm, Powell’s City of Books, free)

Wednesday, Feb 13

Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors
After the Blazers eked out a narrow overtime victory against Golden State down in the Bay Area, the Warriors hit back with a big win of their own here in the Rose City. With bragging rights in the Western Conference and the Curry household on the line, expect Portland to come out swinging tonight as they look to even things up with the defending champs. (7 pm, Moda Center, all ages) CHIPP TERWILLIGER

Tribe Mars, Dreckig, Just Pretend
Local hip-hop fusion ensemble Tribe Mars bring their funk, soul, and R&B sounds back to Mississippi Studios to head up a hometown show along with support from Dreckig and Just Pretend. (9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $10)

Under The Covers: A Valentine’s Day Affair: The Moody Dudes, Melville, Skull Diver, The Breaking
The Doug Fir’s Valentine’s Day extravaganza showcases the romantic sides of some of Portland’s most beloved bands. (8 pm, Doug Fir, $10-12)

The Transplants: A Comedy Showcase
If you’ve paid attention long enough, you know that the Portland comedy scene both giveth and taketh away. We’ve bid farewell to plenty of great comedians, but tonight’s show is about saying hello to some wonderfully funny transplants. Plunk down a ten-spot and catch sets from Becky Braunstein, Corina Lucas, Isaac Pendergrass, Ben Rose, Chase Brockett, Jaren George, Zoe Proval, and Pedro Andrade. Hosted by James Bosquez. (8 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $10)

A conservatory-trained wonder who embedded himself in his hometown jazz and hip-hop scene as a teen, there are few sounds that elude Bilal, but he leans toward the spectacular, the cool, the monstrous (7 pm & 10:30 pm, Jack London Revue, $25) JALYLAH BURRELL

Phone Call, Colin Jenkins, Seance Crasher, DJ Freaky Outty
Don’t hang up! This Portland nu-soul duo work synths and beats into a sound that’s sure to get your body rocking. (8:30 pm, Holocene, $8)

Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo
White Bird hosts the all-male comedic/dance ensemble affectionately known as “The Trocks” (AKA—deep breath—”Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo”), who pull tutus over their chest hair to perform canonical works ranging from classical ballet to modern dance. (7:30 pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, $26 & up) ALISON HALLETT

Blackberry Smoke
A night of Southern rock and country with this Atlanta-based band who have performed with the cast of Sons of Anarchy and are currently touring in support of their 2018 full-length, Find a Light. (8 pm, Revolution Hall, $25-28)

Valentine’s Day

Smokey Robinson & the Oregon Symphony
Perhaps you’re the type of person who can’t express the love you’re feeling. If so, today’s the day to let the expert step in and do it for you, when the Oregon Symphony presents Valentine’s Day with Smokey Robinson. Listen to this classic soul singer croon his greatest hits (“You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “The Tracks of My Tears,” and more), then turn to your sweetie, and tell him/her, “What he said.” (7:30 pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, $35-145, all ages) WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY

Queer Horror: Seed of Chucky
Spending Valentine’s Day with Carla Rossi and the gang at Queer Horror has become something of a Portland tradition, and with good reason: Carla keeps screening Jennifer Tilly movies, which are often astoundingly entertaining—especially her entries in the bewilderingly long-running Chucky “franchise.” This Valentine’s Day, enjoy what Carla calls “Kramer vs. Kramer with murderous dolls,” 2005’s Seed of Chucky, creator Don Mancini’s most gonzo entry in the series, starring Jennifer Tilly, Redman, Billy Boyd, Brad Dourif, and John Waters. (9:30 pm, Queer Horror, $8-10) BOBBY ROBERTS

Reva DeVito’s 3rd Annual Valentine’s Day Jumper
Portland soul and R&B songstress Reva DeVito takes over Holocene for a third-straight Valentine’s Day party, with very special guest Chuck Inglish of The Cool Kids DJ-ing a dance party and joining DeVito and her backing band to perform a few songs live. Barisone, ​Lamar LeRoy, and Everyday Mixtapes hold down the local support. (8:30 pm, Holocene, $10-12)

Wild at Heart
This is kinda the perfect movie to watch for Valentine’s Day—your romantic life, or lack thereof, will look peaceful and not insane in comparison to the hurricane of crazy love that is Lula and Sailor. If the thrashing sex-frenzy of Laura Dern and Nicolas Cage is not enough to wet your whistle, check out this supporting cast: Willem Dafoe, Harry Dean Stanton, Diane Ladd, Isabella Rossellini, Crispin Glover, Sherilyn Fenn, Jack Nance, and Sheryl Lee. Now, that is hot stuff (especially Harry Dean Stanton. Rowrrr.) If you’ve never seen this film, buckle up, lovas! You’re in for a stark-raving trip to Oz. (9:30 pm, Academy Theater, $3-4) COURTNEY FERGUSON

The Dirty Sexy Chocolate Show
The Dirty Sexy Chocolate Show returns for a fourth year, combining elements of cabaret and cooking shows to fill your Valentine’s Day with singing, dancing, music, sock puppets, and last but not least, a decadent chocolate dessert prepared live on stage by CheffyPants and his his sexy kitchen crew. (8 pm, Star Theater, $25-210)

Alex Cameron & Roy Molloy, Lola Kirke
Australian singer/songwriter Alex Cameron teams up with his saxophonist Roy Molloy to bring their sleazy and shapeshifting pop sounds through the Doug Fir Lounge for the Portland stop on the “Take Care of Business” Tour. Acclaimed actress and singer/songwriter Lola Kirke rounds out the bill with her distinct Americana sounds. (6 pm & 9:30 pm, Doug Fir, $17-20)

Guys We F#@$!D
The Sorry About Last Night comedy duo of Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson bring their anti-slut-shaming podcast to Revolution Hall as part of the 2019 Listen Up Podcast Festival. (7 pm, Revolution Hall, $25)

I Love Cats. And Drinking.
Do you like cats? Do you like drinking? What if you could talk about cats while drinking? Does that sound like fun? What about the possibility of playing cat themed games, or enjoying cat themed entertainments while drinking and talking and/or thinking about cats? Does this sound like a thing you might want to do? Well guess what(4 pm, Valentines, free)

Marlon James
Jamaican author Marlon James follows up his Man Booker Prize-winning A Brief History of Seven Killings with Black Leopard, Red Wolf, the first installment in the Dark Star trilogy. (7:30 pm, Powell’s City of Books, free)

Guster, Henry Jamison
The long-running band out of Boston bring their pop-infused alt rock to the Wonder Ballroom for the Portland stop on a North American tour supporting their 8th studio album, Look Alive. (8:30 pm, Wonder Ballroom, $29-32)

Cry Babe, Mr. Wrong, Sea Moss, DJ Neighbor Nate
Cry Babe wants to give Portland a big ol’ valentine in the form of this cassette release party for their latest EP, with help from Mr. Wrong and Sea Moss. And when they’re all done, DJ Neighbor Nate will get on the decks and spin up a Valentine’s Day Dance Party for everyone not ready to head home just yet. (8 pm, High Water Mark, $7)

There’s even more Valentine’s Day stuff to do (a ton of it—dinners, cruises, parties, etc.) on our Valentine’s Day calendar, and don’t forget to check out our regular ol’ Things To Do calendar for even more things to do!


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