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August 20th, 2014 WW Culture Staff | Headout Picks
 

Top Portland Event Picks, August 20-26

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THURSDAY, AUG. 21

JAMIE XX
[MUSIC] Jamie Smith’s brand of tripped-out house feels too claustrophobic for the mainstream, but along with enrapturing festival crowds with the XX, he’s also produced tracks for the likes of Drake and Alicia Keys, proving his minimalist beats work as well on Top 40 radio as they do in dark, sweaty clubs. Rotture, 315 SE 3rd Ave., 234-5683. 9 pm. $15. 21+.


FRIDAY, AUG. 22

ROCKY BUTTE SUNSET DANCE PARTY PICNIC
[BIKES] You know that big hill in Northeast Portland? Past the Cully neighborhood? Where XRAY.FM has its one terrestrial transmitter? You’re pedaling up it tonight, accompanied by sound system-equipped cargo bikes. It’s a hefty climb, but the views are worth it. Bring a potluck dish to share, as well as bike lights and whatever libations you favor. Meet at Irving Park, Northeast 11th Avenue and Klickitat Street. 6:30 pm. Free.

BLACK LODGE BURLESQUE
[BURLESQUE] David Lynch-inspired cabaret is, to the surprise of no one, a big deal in the Pacific Northwest. Host Vera Mysteria plays the Log Lady as other burlesque and aerial performers bring Lynch to life—before stripping down to wire-framed glasses and cherry pie-shaped pasties. Star Theater, 13 NW 6th Ave., 248-4700. 8 and 10:30 pm. $15. 21+.


SATURDAY, AUG. 23

EMO PHILIPS
[COMEDY] Emo Philips gets a lot of attention for his wispy falsetto, black pageboy ’do and oddball wisecracks, but his comedy is also weirdly and affectingly humane. Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E Burnside St., 206-7630. 8 pm. $20. 21+.

CRATE DIGGERS PORTLAND
[RECORD FAIR] The online album database Discogs hosts a pop-up vinyl marketplace, featuring 30 vendors and a DJ set from L.A. boogie-funk master Dam-Funk. White Owl Social Club, 1305 SE 8th Ave., 236-9672. Record fair is noon-6 pm, after-party is 8 pm-2 am. 21+.


MONDAY, AUG. 25

OBT EXPOSED
[DANCE] Gape at some very bendy human beings as the dancers of Oregon Ballet Theatre take their pointe shoes downtown for a week of alfresco public rehearsals. Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave., obt.org. All day. Free.

CAM’RON
[MUSIC] Dust off that bucket hat and pink mink: The most fashionable member of hip-hop crew Dipset—the cause celebre of early 2000s music bloggers—is back! Roseland Theater, 8 NW 6th Ave., 971-230-0033. 8 pm. $20. All ages.
 
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