THURSDAY SEPT. 5THE LATE NOW
[VARIETY] Part variety show and part talk show—its organizers call it “inclusive ludic subversion,” whatever that means—The Late Now is a tough beast to categorize. Tonight’s event, timed to catch First Thursday gadflies after Pearl District galleries close, features photographer Holly Andres, opera singer Caitlin Mathes, banjo-playing balladeers Three for Silver and choreographer Linda Austin. They’ll talk, they’ll perform, there will be booze. Din Din Supper Club, 920 NE Glisan St., 971-544-1350. 8:30 pm. $5-$15 sliding scale.
FRIDAY SEPT. 6NIGHTHAWKS
[THEATER] Push Leg’s last production was Mr. Darcy Dreamboat, a delightful and emotionally rich celebration of literary crushes. Now comes the company’s second performance, an original ensemble work inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper that merges physical theater, clowning and dance. Portland Actors Conservatory, 1436 SW Montgomery St., 274-1717. 7:30 pm. $15-$18.
SATURDAY SEPT. 7SOMETHING TO DECLARE
[DANCE] When the historic U.S. Custom House—most recently the set of Grimm’s police station—was auctioned off last year to become office space, dreams of the building becoming anything cool or exciting were essentially squashed. But the building will have a last hurrah before the suits move in, thanks to choreographer Heidi Duckler, who’s created a site-specific work that draws on the building’s history of trade and commerce. Custom House, 220 NW 8th Ave., heididuckler.org. 8 pm. $25.
MONDAY SEPT. 9JIMMY CLIFF
[MUSIC] In terms of bringing reggae to an international audience, nobody had a bigger impact than Bob Marley—but that was only after Cliff helped pave the inroads, via his contributions to the soundtrack for the 1972 cult film classic The Harder They Come, which he also starred in. Tonight, he performs with a stripped-down backing band and tells the stories behind his greatest hits. Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell St., 284-8686. 7:30 pm. $39 advance, $40 day of show. 21+.
TUESDAY SEPT. 10EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE!
[FOUND FOOTAGE] The misfits behind the mind-fracking video blog present their latest achievements in VHS scavenging: Comic Relief Zero!, a compilation of hapless standup routines; and EIT! Does the Hip-Hop!, a reel of the worst attempts at appropriating rap culture this side of “Accidental Racist.” Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St., 239-7639. 9 pm. $10 advance, $12 day of show. 21+.