THURSDAY MAY 9SANDY BOULEVARD TOUR
[ARCHITECTURE] Take a stroll down everyone’s favorite slanted thoroughfare, spotting brutalist and art-deco buildings. Meeting location provided to ticket purchasers. 6 pm. $10-$15. Register online at visitahc.org.
FRIDAY MAY 10THE BOYS IN THE BAND
[THEATER] As part of its project to stage two of theater’s earliest depictions of homosexuality, Defunkt presents Mart Crowley’s acid-tongued comedy about a group of gay men in 1968. The play is set in a New York apartment, and this show will take place in a Portland home, with audience members planted throughout the space. Private home, 3125 E Burnside St., 481-2960. 7:30 pm. $15-$20.
SATURDAY MAY 11RETURN TO NOIRVILLE
[MOVIES] For its second annual tribute to film noir, Cinema 21 brings back Bogie but also scoots into the ’70s and ’80s with a fine trio of neo-noirs, including The Long Goodbye with Elliott Gould as Philip Marlowe, and the Coen Brothers’ Blood Simple. Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st Ave., 223-4515. Various times, see cinema21.com for schedule. $6 for one film, passes for $40.
[FOOD] Yeah, yeah, we know you’ve had farm-to-table shoved down your throat since the heady days of premillennium tension. But seriously: oyster farm to table. Oysters from five farms, plus booze. The Parish, 231 NW 11th Ave., 227-2421. 2-5 pm. $1 tasting tokens.
[WHISKEY] You know the names: Hayden, Dickel, Booker, Glenmorangie, Cragganmore. Now, hang out with all of them at once. The first Whiskeyfest NW also includes a mixology competition and a Prohibition-themed cigar lounge. Portland Pearl District Lot 15, Northwest 11th Avenue and Northrup Street, whiskeyfestnw.com. 11 am-10 pm. $25. 21+.
SUNDAY MAY 12MARC MARON
[BOOKS] Comedian Marc Maron has interviewed every actor, musician or author with anything remotely interesting to say while hosting his podcast WTF. He’ll read from his memoir Attempting Normal. Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651. 7:30 pm. Free.
TUESDAY MAY 14JIM JAMES
[MUSIC] On his first full-length solo album, My Morning Jacket’s singer-guitarist puts down the Flying V for a set of spiritual, transcendent soul. It’s stirring, weird and awesome. Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside St., 225-0047. 8 pm. $25 advance, $29 day of show. All ages.