WEDNESDAY APRIL 24KIRAN AHLUWALIA
[MUSIC] Fusing the classic Punjabi poems of her heritage into modern world music, the New York-based singer’s multiculti potpourri is at its best when it swells within softer, more traditional styles. Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St., 719-6055. 8 pm. $18 advance, $20 day of show. Minors permitted with guardian.
[BOOKS] Graffiti is way more than petty vandalism, argues author Christian Acker, who spent years distilling interviews with graffiti artists from across the country and systematically analyzing historic hand styles for Flip the Script. Upper Playground, 23 NW 5th Ave., 548-4835. 6 pm. Free.
THURSDAY APRIL 25THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF PORTLAND
[THEATER] Portland loves hilarious motormouth Lauren Weedman, a former cast member on The Daily Show, and now she returns to the Rose City with a solo show developed for us and about us. Gerding Theater, 128 NW 11th Ave., 445-3700. Noon and 7:30 pm. $34-$54.
FRIDAY APRIL 26TEN CHIMNEYS
[THEATER] Dámaso Rodriguez makes his Portland directorial debut with a comedy about Broadway power couple Alfred Lunt and Lynne Fontanne. The play is set at the couple’s rural Wisconsin estate in the late ’30s, during rehearsals for Chekhov’s The Seagull. Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison St., 241-1278. 7:30 pm. $25-$50.
ONE MAN STAR WARS TRILOGY
[COMEDY] Canadian actor Charles Ross interprets the original Star Wars trilogy, playing all the roles himself. Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave., 234-9694. 7 pm (all ages) and 10 pm (21+). $20 advance, $25 day of show.
SUNDAY APRIL 28DAWES
[MUSIC] The Los Angeles quartet channels the vintage sound of 1970s Laurel Canyon folk-rock so well that the Google reference on the band’s most recent release, Stories Don’t End, might have you second-guessing your ears. Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside St., 225-0047. 9 pm. $22 advance, $24 day of show. All ages.
TUESDAY APRIL 30RENNY WILSON
[MUSIC] Sugarglider, the Edmonton native’s debut album, plays like a well-curated mixtape, with one supple track melting into another and touching on everything from early ’80s New Wave, ’70s synth ambience and the wistful sway of our current hypnagogic overload. Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water Ave., 894-9708. 9pm. $3. 21+.