The only freed member of the infamous Angola 3 shares his disturbing experiences as a U.S. political prisoner.
[DANCE] COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET
The 14-member company engineered by Alvin Ailey alums makes its much-anticipated local debut this week with power, speed and plenty of eye candy. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 248-4335. 7:30 pm. $20-$50. Tickets at ticketmaster.com or whitebird.org.
Munch on a vegetarian dinner and lend an ear to Fred and Toody Cole, speaking on the birth of garage punk and DIY in Portland.
Akira Kurosawa's feudal epic and Ingmar Bergman's sex comedy return to theaters.
Aaron Mesh's favorite film of the Portland International Film Festival is a documentary about sheep.
[MUSIC] BEACH HOUSE
Once a band known for writing slow, gauzy waltzes, Beach House is now a group capable of sublime pop moments. Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside St., 231-9663. 9 pm. $13 advance, $15 day of show. 21+.
Frontman Bradford Cox is one of indie rock's most engaging characters.
This week's victims of Aaron Ross' frenetic talk-show host persona are Trail Blazer rookies Jeff Pendergraph and Patty Mills, plus "the free-throw guy."