WEDNESDAY AUG. 21
[MUSIC] Serving as an effective
encapsulation of some of the best ideas coming out of L.A.’s underground
punk scene in the past five years, this basement-dwelling duo
[THEATER] To Austin, fresh toast smells like salvation. “I love the smell of toast,” says the fussy, Ivy League-pedigreed, aspiring Hollywood screenwriter. “And the sun’s coming up. It makes me feel like anything’s possible. Ya know?” Playwright Sam Shepard doesn’t. As redemptive as Austin finds the aroma—and the toast...
BOURN TO BE WILDER: Raquel Bournhonesque, co-director of Upstream Public Health—the lobbying group best known for its recent campaign to fluoridate Portland’s water—plans
to open an eatery dee
WEDNESDAY AUG. 14
YEAH YEAH YEAHS
[MUSIC] After building themselves from a
tiny New York spazz-punk trio into bona fide, shed-filling rock stars in
the span of a decade, Karen O and co. have ear
National Nerd Night
[BOARD GAMES] Settle Catan once and for all at this year’s annual latenight board-game event. Beer sales support a charity that provides table-top games to youth. Guardian Games, 303 SE 3rd Ave., 238-4000, ggportland.com. 21+.
PICTURING PICKATHON: Director Ondi Timoner—the documentarian best known for Dig!,
her award-winning 2004 film chronicling the contentious relationship
between rival rock bands the Brian Jonestow
Batman ’66 No. 1 Release Party
[COMICS] Harking back to the golden age of Batman when it was just Adam West in spandex, Batman ’66 No. 1, released by DC Comics, finds the Caped Crusader and his Boy Wonder attempting to thwart the Riddler in a fine-art heist. Will a certain feline femme fatale step in to help or hinder their mission? Creato...