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June 15th, 2011 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG | Headout
 

Wizard’s Lament

Is the end nigh for Harry and the Potters?

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THURSDAY JUNE 16

[MOVIE] FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF

He’s shifty, deceitful, conniving, selfish—and 25 years later, Ferris Bueller remains the most charismatic teenager in cinematic history. A middle-aged Ferris would probably be making a bid for Congress and weaseling his way out of a sex scandal as we speak. Bagdad Theater & Pub, 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 249-7474. 8:30 pm. $3. Ages 14 and up.


FRIDAY JUNE 17

[MUSIC] BOAT, DIRTY MITTENS, THE NIGHTGOWNS

When you try to persuade your friends to “go to the boat show,” they might act a little confused. Just explain that you mean BOAT, the best band to come out of Seattle since the Jimi Hendrix Experience. It’s OK to lie to them a little; just make sure they come and see BOAT. Backspace, 115 NW 5th Ave. 9 pm. $5. All ages. 

[THEATER] WEIRDASS

Sketch comedy from the husband-and-wife team of Stephanie Weir (of Mad TV) and Bob Dassie (of Second City). Curious Comedy, 5225 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., curiouscomedy.org. 8 pm Friday-Saturday. $15.


SATURDAY JUNE 18

[MUSIC] THE MOUNTAIN GOATS

We’re thinking this theater setting will bring out the Behind the Music side of Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle. Seeing as how he’s one of the best storytellers in music today, that’s a good thing. Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave. 9 pm. $20. All ages.

[THEATER] GREASE

PHAME Academy presents the school version of Grease, performed by a cast of 47 adult artists with developmental disabilities. It will rock your world. Mount Hood Community College Main Stage theater, 26000 SE Stark St., Gresham, phameacademy.org. 7 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday. $13-$27.

[BIKE] PEDALPALOOZA STAR WARS/STAR TREK RIDE

For those who’d rather not let their bare genitalia near gears and asphalt, grab your phaser or lightsaber and go on the geekiest ride at Pedalpalooza. We would really like to see some Caravan of Courage costumes, please. Director Park, Southwest Yamhill Street and 6th Avenue. 2 pm. Free.


MONDAY JUNE 20

[DOLLS] BLYTHECON 2011

Fans of Blythe Dolls—those freaky dolls with huge eyes that look like Christina Ricci—from all over the world will descend on Portland. This year’s theme is “vintage nautical.” Be afraid. Venue Pearl, 323 NW 13th Ave. blythecon.com. Noon-5 pm.

 
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