THURSDAY, JUNE 6
[BIKES] In Portland, itâs always a good time to ride, but never more so than during this annual bonanza of all things bikey. The three-week extravaganza begins today with a paradeâget some bling for you and your bikeâand a party with music by Federale and Grandparents. Ride begins at 7 pm at Northeast 11th Avenue and Holladay Street. Party is at Branx, 320 SE 2nd Ave.,
234-5683. 8:30 pm. Free.
[THEATER] The new Badass Theatre Companyâfounded by some of Portlandâs top performersâpresents its first production, an Obie-winning black comedy by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, which begins with a man recounting memories of a Lebanese uncle and spirals into a forceful but unusual meditation on Arab identity, language, racism and immigration. Miracle Theatre, 525 SE Stark St., 358-4660. 8 pm. $15-$20.
[MUSIC] On MCII, Ty Segallâs touring bassist steps out on his own with an impressive set of splashy rockers, charged ballads and weeping acoustic janglers, and playing almost every instrument himself. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., 288-3895. 9 pm. $10 advance, $12 day of show. 21+.
SATURDAY, JUNE 8
NEVER-NUDE BIKE RIDE
[JORTS] Not everyone likes riding bikes naked. Some people never like being naked at all. And others are just big fans of recently revived sitcom Arrested Development. For them, thereâs the Never-Nude bike ride, a more modest alternative to all perv-friendly, clothing-optional Pedalpalooza rides. Literally dozens of never-nudes will gather in their jean cutoffs for a 2
Coe Circle, 3900 NE Glisan St.,
shift2bikes.org. 12:45â3:15 pm. Free.
DOLLY PARTON HOOT NIGHT
[MUSIC] With her rootsy origins, pop savvy and brilliant songwriting, the Mayor of Dollywood is a fitting role model for womenâs arts organization Siren Nation, which puts together this annual tributeâfeaturing a diverse array of Portland performersâas a fundraiser for its yearly music and film festival. Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St., 719-6055. 9 pm. $10 advance, $12 day of show. Under 21 permitted with legal guardian.
SUNDAY, JUNE 9
MILK CARTON BOAT RACE
[BOATS] Despite what the name might bring to mind, this isnât a race of single milk cartonsâparticipants build their own human-size floats with nothing but milk cartons and jugs. A time-honored Rose Festival tradition, participants compete for trophies in design and racing categories. Westmoreland Park Casting Pond, Southeast McLoughlin and Bybee boulevards, rosefestival.org. 11 am. Free.