WEDNESDAY MAY 1
[FILM] For the past several months, the NW Film Center has taught filmmaking skills to a group of young people transitioning out of homelessness. Tonight, the 11 newly minted auteurs present their short films, which spotlight their personal stories. NW Film Centerâs Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave., 221-1156. 6 pm. Free.
THURSDAY MAY 2
DANIEL H. WILSON
[BOOKS] Wilson has a Ph.D. in robotics, and his 2011 novel Robopocalypse has been sold to DreamWorks (though Steven Spielberg, once slated to direct, has postponed plans). Heâs a smart fellow, and tonight he talks about how to sell stories to Hollywood. Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington St., 227-2583. 7 pm. Free.
DOWNTON ABBEY PUB QUIZ
[TRIVIA] How good are your recollections of Badger Counting Day? Honestly, Sybil, thereâs only been three seasons of Downton Abbey, you should remember. Test your literacy of the popular British TV show at the Mission Theater. Spoiler alert: everyone dies. Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan St., 223-4527. 6 pm doors, 7 pm trivia. $5 in advance, $8 day of. 21+.
FRIDAY MAY 3
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
[THEATER] The Social Shakespeare project brings the Bard to your bedside. Over the weekend, performers will use Twitter and Facebook to tell the unfurling story of two pairs of lovers. This could be as good as the fake Downton Abbey Facebook newsfeed that went viral...or not. Visit socialshakespeare.org for details. All day Friday-Sunday. Free.
SATURDAY MAY 4
PORTLAND AFOOT MYSTERY ADVENTURE GAME
[GAMES] A game for the public-transportation savvy, Portland Afoot sends participants all over the city to solve the mystery of who killed the fictional Faire Lesquare. Teams will use TriMet and social media to track clues, intercept parcels and solve the mystery. Portland Afoot is offering a free one-year TriMet pass to a randomly drawn participant who completes a list of quests and other prizes to teams who finish the game. 10 am-4 pm. Preregistration required at portlandafoot.org/game.
BEST NEW BAND SHOWCASE
[MUSIC] Blue-collar post-punk, psychedelic freakouts and âmoron rockâ: Experience the sound of Portland music in 2013 in person, with performances from Best New Band finalists the Woolen Men, Sun Angle and the We Shared Milk. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., 288-3895. 9 pm. Free. 21+.