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ILLUSTRATION: Adam Krueger


GO: Hair at the Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay St., 241-1802. 7:30 pm Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 pm Saturday, 1 and 6:30 pm Sunday, Dec. 29-Jan. 2. $23.50-$85.55.

Headout Picks

THURSDAY DEC. 30

[MUSIC]

PROBLEMS?, CORPUS CALLOSUM, LIKE A VILLAIN

One of Portland's best new bands (hint, hint—

WW’s

Best New Band poll is just around the corner), the trippy/atmospheric duo Problems? has been sweeping the

WW

office by storm, en route to eventually conquering your heart. Let it in.

Rotture, 315 SE 3rd Ave., 234-5683. 9 pm. $5. 21+.

FRIDAY DEC. 31

[COMEDY]

COMEDY NIGHT AT THE BAGDAD

Ring in the new year with local comedians Shawn Fleek, Jimmy Newstetter, Mark Kikel, Kyle Harbert, Christian Ricketts, Virginia Jones, Whitney Streed, Travis Jones and Arlo Stone, hosted by Tristan Spillman.

Bagdad Theater & Pub, 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 236-9234. 10 pm. $10. 21+.

SATURDAY JAN. 1

[DISH]

EAT OYSTER BAR NEW YEAR’S DAY BRUNCH

Get a free serving of black-eyed peas, cabbage and cornbread (with purchase) to ensure health, wealth and luck. Wear the clothes you passed out in while celebrating and receive a free oyster shooter.

EaT: An Oyster Bar, 3808 N Williams Ave., 281-1222. $7 Bloody Mary bar and $15 big bottles of mimosas. Brunch served 9:30 am-2 pm. Football bowl games start at 10 am.

[MUSIC] RAMADANMAN, LINCOLNUP, BEN TACTIC
While the rest of us catch up with dubstep—that wobbly cousin of jungle and dub—the best electronica producers and performers have moved well past that pit stop. Ramadanman is one of them, and the London-based producer/DJ makes his first Portland stop tonight. Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St., 239-7639. 9 pm. $5 advance, $7 day of show. 21+.

MONDAY JAN. 3

[MUSIC]

TYPHOON, WAMPIRE, BREAKFAST MOUNTAIN, THE RESERVATIONS

Typhoon had quite a good year in 2010—let's hope for another big one (a second album is already well underway), and more big things for one of Portland's best bands.

Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St., 239-7639. 8:30 pm. $5. 21+.

TUESDAY JAN. 4

[WORDS]

MIA BIRK

Local author and former City of Portland Bicycle Program manager Mia Birk takes us back 20 years to the origins of Portland's bike domination.

Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651. 7:30 pm. Free. All ages.