WEDNESDAY AUG. 7RHYE
[MUSIC] Woman, the debut album of this soft-soul collaboration between Canadian singer Mike Milosh and Danish producer Robin Hannibal, manages the rare feat of being both daringly intimate and alluringly enigmatic. It’s sexy, androgynous and one of the year’s best records. Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave., 234-9694. 8 pm. $25. Under 21 permitted with legal guardian.
THURSDAY AUG. 8NORTHWESTERN BLACK CIRCLE FESTIVAL
[MUSIC] This four-day collision of musical dread, insanity and pulverization is highlighted by Portland’s own kings of punk, Poison Idea, and Dead Conspiracy, perhaps the town’s first-ever death-metal band, which reunited last year. Branx, 320 SE 2nd Ave., 234-5683. 5 pm. $14 advance, $16 day of show individual shows, $56 weekend pass. Through Aug. 11.
FRIDAY AUG. 9NATIONAL NERD NIGHT
[GEEKERY] Settle Catan once and for all at this year’s annual late-night board-game event. Beer sales support a charity that provides table-top games to youth. Guardian Games, 303 SE 3rd Ave., 238-4000, ggportland.com. 21 .
SATURDAY AUG. 10PORTLAND ZINE SYMPOSIUM
[ZINES] Celebrating Portland’s passionate DIY publishers, the 13th annual Portland Zine Symposium will feature more than 150 exhibitors and dozens of hands-on workshops. Discover zines you never knew existed, and finally get the inspiration you need to finish your own zine, Breakfast Meats of the World. Ambridge Event Center, 1333 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 239-9921. 10 am-6 pm. Continues Sunday 10 am-5 pm. Free.
[FUNKY CLASSICAL] One of Portland’s paragons of quirky contemporary pop, Alan Singley, teams up with omnipresent musical force Papi Fimbres to present a 40-minute, “genre-fusing, avant-garde, future-funk symphony.” The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave. 8 pm. Free-$25 sliding scale. All ages.
MONDAY AUG. 12ANONYMOUS THEATRE
[THEATER] Every year, a director casts and rehearses a show individually and in secrecy, with actors arriving to the performance in street clothes and only learning each other’s identities once the first line is uttered from the house. This year’s selection is Thornton Wilder’s allegorical The Skin of Our Teeth. Gerding Theater, 128 NW 11th Ave., 306-0870. 7 pm. $25.