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Headout Picks: 3/27/13

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THURSDAY MARCH 28

MERCHANDISE
[MUSIC] With its search-engine-confounding name and notoriously unclassifiable music, this Florida quartet is a hard sell. And yet, after building a cult following the last five years, the band appears to have achieved some unlikely success, with a hotly anticipated LP. Though it trades mainly in post-punk, the band has a rep for idiom iconoclasm—expect a genre-defying mix of styles. Backspace, 115 NW 5th Ave, 248-2900. 8 pm. $10. All ages


FRIDAY MARCH 29

ARABIAN NIGHTS
[THEATER] Finally venturing from Shakespeare, Post Five Theatre presents its first play neither by nor about the Bard. Mary Zimmerman’s playful adaptation of The Book of the 1001 Nights follows several tales spun by the wily Scheherezade. Milepost 5, 850 NE 81st Ave., 971-258-8584. 7 pm. $10.


SATURDAY MARCH 30

TABLETOP DAY
[GAMING] Geek out at the TableTop Day festivities at the Beaverton Powell’s. The national day of board gaming is organized by the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel. Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton. 10 am-7 pm. Free.

FARMHOUSE & WILD ALE FEST
[BEER] Saraveza starts farmhouse ale season with 20 French- and Belgian-inspired farmhouse and wild ales from around the country. Bad Habit Room, 5433 N Michigan Ave., 206-4252. 1-9 pm. $20. 21+.

HOPHOUSE CIDERFEST
[CIDER] A cider celebration from the normally beery Fifteenth Avenue and Hawthorne hophouses. Taste fermented fruit from Wandering Aengus, Anthem, Bushwhacker, Carlton Cyderworks, Two Towns and more. Fifteenth Avenue Hophouse, 1517 NE Brazee St., 971-266-8392. 2-8 pm. Glass and eight tasting tickets for $12; 40 tickets for $40.

SING-A-LONG WITH PINK MARTINI
[MUSIC] Sing with Pink Martini—maybe even in the rain. The “little orchestra,” Oregon Symphony musicians and ShedRain umbrella company set up in Pioneer Courthouse Square for an afternoon of harmonizing. Music books made by Wieden+Kennedy are first come, first serve. Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave. 3-5 pm.


TUESDAY APRIL 2

SHEN YUN
[DANCE] Picture the opening ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, except right before your face. With a full orchestra, overwhelming kaleidoscope of colors and hundreds of costumes, world-renowned company Shen Yun will send you on a dizzying trip. Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay St., 800-745-3000. 7:30 pm. $65-$185.
 
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