THURSDAY MAY 30NATASHA LEGGERO
[COMEDY] The sharp, nervy electronic-cig-smoking Natasha Leggero—who appears in the just-released season of Arrested Development—headlines the monthly comedy showcase. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., 288-3895. 10 pm. $20-$25.
INDIGENOUS EXPERIENCE NW
[CULTURE] Sample buffalo meat while learning what it means to have the “medicine within” at this festival celebrating Native American art and culture. Along with storytelling, music and an art exhibition from local artist TJ Ravenwolf, there will be guest speakers as well as a meal of native foods. Ainsworth Event Center at the Scottish Rite, 1512 SW Morrison St., 228-3446. 4-7 pm. $25.
FRIDAY MAY 31A BRIGHT NEW BOISE
[THEATER] Samuel D. Hunter’s Obie-winning dark comedy punches at the bleaker sides of faith and small-town life. This is Hunter’s first play to be staged locally, and Third Rail’s all-star cast promises a wallop. Winningstad Theatre, Portland Center for the Performing Arts, 1111 SW Broadway, 235-1101. 7:30 pm. $22.25-$41.25.
[MUSIC] The sticky, drawling Mississippi rapper has built his reputation on quality, self-produced projects that draw pictures of the South from the perspectives of both the pimp and the preacher. Refuge,
116 SE Yamhill St., 232-1958. 8 pm. $36.50 VIP, $21.50 general admission. All ages.
SATURDAY JUNE 1RECYCLED RAIN PROJECT
[RAIN, ART] Sick of the rain yet? Someone is making the proverbial lemonade out of Portland’s dark and rainy days. More than 25 artists spent a month making water-based art using only paint and collected rainwater. Olympic Mills Gallery, 107 SE Washington St. 6 pm.
SUNDAY JUNE 2DAN SAVAGE
[ADVICE] Question: How do I get my partner to dress like a Teletubby and whip me with kelp? Answer: Is he GGG? Into BDSM? Then ITMFA! PTSD or DTMFA. LSD. QWERTY. Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651. 2 pm. Free.
MONDAY JUNE 3!!!
[MUSIC] Over 16 years, the NorCal-bred mutant-disco institution has earned every one of those exclamation points by pledging allegiance to the purity of the groove. Who knows how they’re all going to fit onstage, but intimacy makes the dance party grow sweatier. Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water Ave., 894-9708. 9 pm. $15. 21+.