It's an unusually rich week for old movies with new scores—the Portland craze for performing freshly composed soundtracks live over vintage cinema has reached its zenith, with two (count 'em, two) mashups debuting in two nights. Which one should you see? Consult the chart.
THURSDAY MAY 13
Though it's only a DJ gig, the first local appearance by the elusive king of weird hip-hop since 2007 is something to get excited about.
[WORDS] BRADY UDALL
The Lonely Polygamist is besieged and bewildered by his four wives and 28 children. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651. 7:30 pm. Free.
FRIDAY MAY 14
Hand2Mouth presents a work-in-progress showing of a project that draws inspiration from sci-fi and video games.
and 7:30 pm Sunday. $8. Tickets at boxofficetickets.com.
[SCREEN] EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
Guerrilla artist Banksy made a movie about the wannabe guerrilla artist trying to make a movie about him. Or did he? It's all very confusing, because it's art, man. Regal Fox Tower Stadium 10, 846 SW Park Ave., 221-3280. Multiple showtimes. $10.50.
SATURDAY MAY 15
Move over, Sleater-Kinney: in your absence Kaki King has emerged as the best female "guitar god." Shredders of the world, unite.
SUNDAY MAY 16
Cocktails for breakfast!?!
MONDAY MAY 17
Frightened Rabbit kinda sounds like early U2, only without a douchebag singer and with more electronic effects in the mix.
TUESDAY MAY 18
It's the 30th anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption; celebrate with author Ursula K. Le Guin and ecologist Jerry Franklin.