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Headout Picks 12/18/13

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WEDNESDAY DEC. 18

RUSTIE
[MUSIC] Whatever you want to call this Scottish producer’s brand of dance music—he prefers “aquacrunk” himself—it’s undeniably unique, taking club-worthy hip-hop, introducing a lot more melody, building to a drop and then suddenly slowing it all down. He hasn’t so much mastered the formula as buried it away, layering so many samples atop one another it obscures the fact it’s mostly rap beats with a little water added. Rotture, 315 SE 3rd Ave., 234-5683. 9 pm. $12. 21+.


FRIDAY DEC. 20

ICONA POP
[MUSIC] “I Love It,” the 20-something Swedes’ mosh-pop anthem, redefined “inescapable” in 2012, soundtracking everything from video games to WNBA commercials to the continuing misadventures of Snooki and JWoww. You’d think the oversaturation would spell doom for the group’s first album post-omnipresence, which didn’t drop until this past September. Aside from a few skippable power-ballads, though, This Is...Icona Pop is stocked with balls-to-the-wall club bangers. Wonder Ballroom, 128 N Russell St., 284-8686. 8 pm. $23 advance, $25 day of show. All ages. 

THE BIG LEBOWSKI
[MOVIES] A marijuana-addicted bowling enthusiast who helped write the original draft of the Port Huron Statement becomes ensnared in a plot to defraud a charity benefiting inner-city children of promise without the necessary means for a necessary means for a higher education. He is ultimately unable to prevent the fraud but escapes with his johnson intact after impregnating the daughter of the wheelchair-bound fraudster. Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St., 897-0744. 7:30 pm. $6. Continues through Dec. 26.


SATURDAY DEC. 21

BEL MIZIK
[MUSIC] The group’s name means “beautiful music” in Haitian French Creole, and its mostly Portland-bred members blend ethnic and geographic roots to produce rhythmic neo-soul. This holiday-themed red-and-white party also features Balans, an all-Haitian band specializing in fast-tempo kompa. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., 288-3895. 9 pm. $10. 21+.


SUNDAY DEC. 22

#NOFILTER
[COMEDY] YouTube stars Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart—all likable and funny gals—take to the stage for an evening of live standup. As the event’s name suggests, anything could happen. Expect riffs on grilled cheese, Goldschläger, hair spray and Kanye West, and probably some comments about comments themselves. Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave., 234-9694. 7 pm. $25.
 
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