75+ Portland Weekend Events: Music, Art, Film | April 23-26

Leigh just sent out his weekly email of Portland weekend events. It is reproduced below. You can receive the email as well by writing Leigh at twocliche@gmail.com.

There are many listings so we have put events in red that we think will be good, well attended, or should be interesting.

Also, we give out free tickets every Thursday on our Facebook Group. So Join it if you like free stuff. This week we have tickets for Mos Def, Scott Weiland, Questlove, and many more. Free Portland tickets list here.

From Leigh Feldman:
Portland SkylineThings I am currently jocking….

1) Innovative shows… Buraka Som Sistema, the Stones Throw Showcase, Hollywood Holt, Illa J & Automaton, Massive 6: Crème de la Crème, Mercury Fashion Forecast Show, Wonderland Circus, Bridgetown Comedy Festival … all of these are bringing something to the table that is a big bang for your buck!

2) Free ish… Come to Massive at the Crown Room on Saturday before 10pm and say ‘LifeisaParty' and get in for free! We have a whole lot planned besides a fashion show/dance party.

3) Bike porn… The Bike Porn Tour is looking for submissions. Check the link. It's probably not what you think. Then again I have no idea what you are thinking when you hear the words ‘Bike Porn.' http://bikeporntour.blogspot.com/2009/03/submit-to-sexiest-bike-show-in-world.html

4) This mixtape from the jiggiest of jiggy Portland MC's, Illa J… http://tinyurl.com/d8kuko.

Life is a party, everyone is just waiting to be invited.
See you all out and about! Leigh Feldman

Sunday, April 26

  • Mercury Fashion Show ‘Forcast' @ Armory (fifth annual Mercury fashion show highlighting local designers)
  • Nightclubbing w/ Thomas Fehlmann @ Holocene (ambient, disco, electro dance … this is a chance to see a legend in dance music)
  • Bridgetown Comedy Festival @ Bagdad, Mt. Tabor Theater and Hawthorne Theater (tons o' comics)
  • Progression Jazz Jam w/ Ben Darwish @ Someday Lounge (jazz)
  • Sinferno Cabaret @ Dante's (with the recession I think there has been an increase of dancers during amateur hour)
  • Freak Mountain Ramblers @ LaurelThirst (bluegrass)
  • DJ Nealie Neal @ Moloko (funk and soul gems)
  • From Pipeline–Portland Theater Review: Grease at Keller Auditorium
  • Dub & Doom @ Tube (if you haven't been to this night you are missing out on some solid music)
  • Saqra's 20th Annual Dance Showcase Festival @ Washington Co. Fair Complex (belly dancing!)
  • Skate Like A Girl Open Skate @ The Department (girls skate session)
  • Last Sunday Poetry Slam @ Hawthorne Theater (poetry and spoken word)

Thursday, April 23

  • Nike S.W.A.T w/ DJ Wicked @ Dapper Cap (free drinks and crazy hat fittings for the Race for the Roses, PDX's version of the Kentucky Derby)
  • The Chair Affair @ Staver Locomotive (a benefit event for the Community Warehouse)
  • Buraka Som Sistema, DJ Sega, DJ Beyonda @ Rotture (if people get into this, and I hope that they do, this could be one of the better shows this year)
  • Stones Throw Records Showcase w/ Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam-Funk, Mayer Hawthorne and James Pants @ Holocene (one of the best dj showcases you could put together, especially with PBW rocking a whole video dj set of classic hip hop videos)
  • Atmosphere @ Crystal Ballroom (dude sold out the Crystal. Not many hip hop shows can do that nowadays)
  • Luminous Fog @ Goodfoot (beatboxing, funk, hip hop — fantastic live show)
  • Cold War Kids & Crystal Antlers @ Doug Fir (indie pop that was once cool but isn't anymore because too many people think it is cool is the best way to explain this — there will be a crowd for sure, just not filled with super hipsters … wait, maybe that is a good thing)
  • From Pipeline: Grindhouse Film Festival: Trailer WAR, Hicksploitation |April 22, 23
  • Fruition @ Ash St. Saloon (folk and bluegrass with amazing vocals)
  • Bridgetown Comedy Festival @ Bagdad, Mt. Tabor Theater and Hawthorne Theater (tons o' comics)
  • The Fix @ Someday Lounge (weekly hip hop party)
  • DJ Crooks @ Moloko (hip hop, funk, soul)
  • From Pipeline–Portland Theater Review: Grease at Keller Auditorium
  • Breakdown w/ Sarva @ Pala (dubstep)
  • Upflift w/ DJ Rafa @ Saucebox (a perfect chance to feel like you are in Miami and not PDX)
  • Flavour @ Agency (hip hop, funk, soul, electro dance jams)
  • Placebo Effect @ Groove Suite (new weekly party of minimal techno)
  • Wild World of Batwoman @ Theater! Theater! (live performance of Batwoman)
  • Portland Rebetiko Festival @ Alexis (Greek food, film, and music)
  • Colleague @ Dante's (bass and booty, but not booty bass)
  • Freakshow Theater show @ Theater Vertigo (a performance about Carnival performers .. the circus kind, not the cruiseline kind)
  • Ben Darwish @ Chapel Pub (jazz)
  • Axion Codex book release Party w/ music by Arrington de Dionyso @ The Wail (music, books, art, drinks)
  • Soda Pop Kids @ East End (punk and glam rock)

Friday, April 24

  • Snap! 90's Dance Party w/ Pandemonium Jones @ Holocene (one of the best dance parties already gets even better with special guest Panda Jones who stops in PDX on his West Coast tour)
  • Jackpot Film Festival @ Hollywood Theater (it's the closing night and a chance to see some new footage from Adult Swim)
  • Limited Edition w/ Hollywood Holt, Automaton and Illa J @ Rotture (party time! Holt is a performer and I have no doubts that Illa J is either)
  • Dan Deacon @ Wonder Ballroom (strobe lights and crazy electronic sounds)
  • Dolorean @ Mississippi Studios (70's style folk with fuzzed out guitar)
  • Bridgetown Comedy Festival @ Bagdad, Mt. Tabor Theater and Hawthorne Theater (tons o' comics)
  • Purple Rhinestone Eagle, Magic Johnson @ Backspace (indie band darlings)
  • Wonderland Circus @ Bossanova (the Trashcan Orchestra, movement performances, art, fire, costumes — part Vaudeville, part Burning Man, mostly Alice in Wonderland)
  • Jujuba & Axe Dida @ Someday Lounge (world beat bands)
  • From Pipeline–Portland Theater Review: Grease at Keller Auditorium
  • Tech N9ne and Murs @ Roseland (not sure how these two got paired up but fans come out strong for each)
  • From Pipeline– NW Documentary's Homegrown DocFest at Mission Theater | April 24
  • Earl & the Reggae All-stars @ Jolly Roger (great reggae in a solid dive bar)
  • Udachi @ Branx (electro dance)
  • From Pipeline: Watch Portland Trail Blazers in Pioneer Square
  • Blown @ Crown Room (if you've never had the chance to see SPL check him here tonight along with D. Poetica, Tyler Tokyo and Geno Godzilla)
  • Deep Space Discotech @ Dunes (dance party in a small space)
  • DJ Izm @ East Chinatown Lounge (great place to start the night)
  • Group Therapy @ Groove Suite (house, techno, minimal)
  • Joe Nasty @ Nightlight (hip hop, funk, soul)
  • Sir Tall Selector @ Valentines (afro-beat, afro-electronica, soul)
  • Wild World of Batwoman @ Theater! Theater! (live performance of Batwoman)
  • Posh Entertainment Launch Party w/ Mello Cee @ Agency (a networking party)
  • Blues in the Pearl @ Sydney's Cafe (blues and juke joint tracks)
  • Mims @ Barracuda (hmm, if he was still hot he would probably be playing at the Roseland)
  • Freakshow Theater show @ Theater Vertigo (a performance about Carnival performers .. the circus kind, not the cruiseline kind)
  • Saqra's 20th Annual Dance Showcase Festival @ Washington Co. Fair Complex (belly dancing!)
  • Betsey Johnson 25% Off Sale @ Betsey Johnson Store (clothes clothes clothes)

Saturday, April 25

  • Massive 6: Crème de la Crème w/ Dr. Adam, Demetre Baca and Pandemonium Jones @ Crown Room (this monthly benefit on the last Saturday of every month has quickly become the best event in PDX. Dance party, fashion show, drink specials, performances, special host and this month a celebrity guest … oh, and if you come to the door before 10pm and say ‘LifeisaParty' you can get in for free)
  • SMYRC Benefit @ Rotture (bands bands bands)
  • DJ Gray Matter @ Crowbar (funk, hip hop, soul, dance jams)
  • Rock N Roll Camp For Girls Benefit Event @ Rock Camp (huge benefit event for one of the best non-profits in Portland)
  • Coco Cobra and the Killers CD Release Show @ Devil's Point (rock music and strippers)
  • Bridgetown Comedy Festival @ Bagdad, Mt. Tabor Theater and Hawthorne Theater (tons o' comics)
  • Wonderland Circus @ Bossanova (the Trashcan Orchestra, movement performances, art, fire, costumes — part Vaudeville, part Burning Man, mostly Alice in Wonderland)
  • GatDamDasFunky @ Report (funk and soul)
  • Fist Fite @ The Coop (punk rock house party)
  • From Pipeline: Slideluck Potshow Portland @ New Sandbox Studios | April 25
  • Fernell Newton Ensemble @ Curious Comedy (jazz)
  • From Pipeline–Portland Theater Review: Grease at Keller Auditorium
  • Jared Mees, Y La Bamba, Dirty Mittens @ Doug Fir (quiet, quiet, loud — a really unique lineup of bands)
  • From Pipeline: Joe Lally (of Fugazi), Golden Bears, Grey Anne @ Someday Lounge
  • Brazilian Music Fest @ Multnomah County Arts Center (five performance groups playing samba, pacha and salsa soul pada)
  • From Pipeline: Storm Large in ‘Crazy Enough' | Portland Center Stage
  • Special People's Club @ Branx (dj's and dance performers)
  • Andaz @ Fez Ballroom (bhangra and bollywood)
  • Saqra's 20th Annual Dance Showcase Festival @ Washington Co. Fair Complex (belly dancing!)
  • Freakshow Theater show @ Theater Vertigo (a performance about Carnival performers .. the circus kind, not the cruiseline kind)
  • Wild World of Batwoman @ Theater! Theater! (live performance of Batwoman)
  • After Dark @ Groove Suite (house and electro)
  • Kings Crown & Lazy Rich @ Satyricon (house and electro)
  • Cut City @ Dunes (techno)
  • Timberland Trunk Show @ Lizard Lounge (preview of new Timberland items)
  • Bone Zone @ Timberline Lodge (huge half pipe competition)
  • Pasa Tempo @ Stephenopolus Center (Greek music and dance performance)
  • Roller Derby @ Oaks Park (girls on skates)
  • Tender Loving Empire Showcase @ Doug Fir (tons of bands)
  • Sean Brooks CD Release show @ Lagano Lounge (melodic folk-pop)
  • Betsey Johnson 25% Off Sale @ Betsey Johnson Store (clothes clothes clothes)
  • Fat Fancy Benefit @ Rumpspankers Pub (dj's and bands)
  • Tunnels @ Soroity House (tons of bands)

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2 Responses to 75+ Portland Weekend Events: Music, Art, Film | April 23-26

  1. Terry April 23, 2009 at 16:09 #

    I would add Black Lips and The Nice Boys at Barbatis April 24th. I’ve seen them the last two times they were in town and it gets rowdy. Let’s just say one time members of the band jumped into the crowd to bring the action to another level.

  2. Bikexploitation April 28, 2009 at 01:48 #

    We showed Bike Porn 2 in Victoria BC this weekend to a over-packed house. The final screening of the series is May 29th in Vancouver BC then we bring it back home to PDX for the premiere of

    Bike Porn 3: CYCLE BOUND
    Friday June 12th
    Clinton St Theater.

    The deadline for submissions is only weeks away.

    BikeSmut.com

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