WEDNESDAY APRIL 24
[MUSIC] Fusing the classic Punjabi poems of her heritage into modern world music, the New York-based singerâs 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 25
THE PEOPLEâS 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 26
[THEATER] DÃ¡maso Rodriguez makes his Portland directorial debut with a comedy about Broadway power couple Alfred Lunt and Lynne Fontanne. The play is set at the coupleâs rural Wisconsin estate in the late â30s, during rehearsals for Chekhovâs 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 28
[MUSIC] The Los Angeles quartet channels the vintage sound of 1970s Laurel Canyon folk-rock so well that the Google reference on the bandâs most recent release, Stories Donât 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 30
[MUSIC] Sugarglider, the Edmonton nativeâs debut album, plays like a well-curated mixtape, with one supple track melting into another and touching on everything from early â80s New Wave, â70s synth ambience and the wistful sway of our current hypnagogic overload. Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water Ave., 894-9708. 9pm. $3. 21+.