Friday, Nov. 24
Wine in the Valley
This year, as every year, the entire winery crop of the Willamette Valley opens its doors to you, the eager drinkers of wine. Over 150 wineries will offer music, wine discounts and maybe even free samples. Check out willamettewines.com for the specific details. Through Sunday.
There's no glamor in the world of Sacramento rapper Mozzy. His gritty authenticity has earned him a diehard following, and though his career is young, his catalog is already intimidating. Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE 39th Ave., 503-233-7100, hawthornetheatre.com. 8 pm. $18 advance, $23 day of show. All ages.
Pixar's transcendent fable Coco is filled with visual wonders. There's a band of skeletons in pink jackets and a winged, emerald-furred cougar. Yet like Inside Out, Coco offers not only vibrant colors and surreal visions, but a rapturous adventure. It follows a young boy named Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) who lives in Mexico and dreams of becoming a musician like his long-dead idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). Miguel's family disapproves of his guitar-filled dreams. What follows is a Dia de los Muertos odyssey that sends Miguel on a trippy trek to the afterlife, where he seeks validation from de la Cruz's fame-hungry ghost. Nestled beneath the film's cheery mayhem, however, is an overwhelmingly powerful meditation on memory, mortality and familial love. Now playing at Bagdad Theater, Bridgeport, Cedar Hills, City Center, Clackamas, Division, Eastport, Living Room Theaters, Lloyd, Milwaukie, Moreland, Oak Grove, St. Johns Twin Cinema & Pub, Tigard, Vancouver.
Saturday, Nov. 25
Psycho and 78/52
Drenched in symbolism and timelessly iconic, Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece is every obsessive person's dream. This weekend, NW Film will also screen a new documentary called 78/52 that's just about the shower scene. NW Film Center, 1219 SW Park Ave., nwfilm.org. 78/52 screens at 4:30 pm, Psycho screens at 7 pm. $9 each.
Fête du Macaron
Pix owner Cheryl Wakerhauser has a new book out telling you how to make macarons, but for the lazy, she'll be making an impossible rainbow of 30 different macaron flavors—and if you agree to stomp a cupcake as part of the celebration, you get a macaron for free. Because fuck cupcakes, amiright? Pix Patisserie, 2225 E Burnside St., 971-271-7166, pixpatisserie.com.
Portland Cello Project's Tribute to OK Computer
The Portland Cello Project has tackled Radiohead before, but for the 20th anniversary of OK Computer, they're doing it big, with a full band and an expanded orchestral section that should make it sound even more grand. Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St. #110. 8 pm. $20. All ages. Also on Nov. 24.
Tony Furtado, Jeffrey Martin
Jeffrey Martin's latest effort, One Go Around, is the sound of a songwriter at the peak of his craft putting on x-ray specs and needling the world around him. Like the cover photo, which obscures much of Martin's face in shadow except for his weary, all-knowing eyes, the album itself carries the weight of experience. You may have thought the world didn't need another harmonica-and-guitar political ballad, but "What We're Marching Toward" pulls off the rare feat of being both timeless and immediate. The final verse ends with a couplet that sums up Trump's America better than anything else you'll hear this year: "If the truth can be beaten and tied to a chair and made to say whatever we want/Then the words that we serve are nothing but ours/And our God is not God after all." Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., 503-288-3895. 8 pm. $15 advance, $18 day of show. 21+.
Sunday, Nov. 26
The Room with Tommy Wiseau
Holy shit—Tommy Wiseau is going to be in Portland mere days before the release of The Room comedy biopic starring James Franco as Wiseau. There'll be a Q&A with Wiseau after a screening of his baffling "black comedy." Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st Ave., cinema21.com. 8 pm. $10.
Girls Gone Mild
A standup showcase might seem like an ambitious way to start your Sunday morning, but Kirsten Kuppenbender's new showcase is worth it. Along with mimosas, there'll be comedy from Kuppenbender, Jason Traeger and the delightful Laura Anne Whitley. Siren Theater, 315 NW Davis St., sirentheater.com. Noon. $15.
Grotto Festival of Christmas Lights
Pretty lights. So pretty. And they look like aminals. The Grotto, 8840 NE Skidmore St, thegrotto.org. 5-9:30 pm nightly through Dec. 30. $6-$11. (children under 3 free.)