WEDNESDAY NOV. 27NORFOLK & WESTERN
[MUSIC] It’s been four years since anyone’s heard from this much-beloved Portland indie-folk institution. The band never officially broke up, and no one’s quite sure if this is a sendoff or the indication of a new beginning. One thing we do know: No work tomorrow! Let’s party! With banjos! Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St., 231-9663. 8:30 pm. $12. 21+.
FRIDAY NOV. 29RUDOLPH: ON STAGE
[THEATER] With riotously clever film-to-stage adaptations of Road House and The Lost Boys already under its belt, Bad Reputation Productions has a track record that belies its name. This live-action version of the 1964 stop-motion animation classic should be an ideal antidote to all the eggnog-drenched schlock being dispensed elsewhere. CoHo Theater, 2257 NW Raleigh St., badreputationprods.com. 7:30 pm. $20-$24.
[MUSIC] Chan Marshall’s latest record, Sun, is not just another feather in her well-decorated cap but a career triumph, echoing her chilling powers as a singer-songwriter. Here, she plays by herself, in a venue much more intimate than those she graces with a full band. Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE 39th Ave., 233-7100. 8 pm. $30 advance, $35 day of show. 21+.
[MUSIC] “Dude, that’s the best ‘Yellow Ledbetter’ I’ve heard since Saskatoon ’02!” Moda Center, 1401 N Wheeler Ave., 235-8771. 7:30 pm. $69.50. All ages.
SATURDAY NOV. 30BIKECRAFT
[SHOPPING] Your favorite fixie rider or beloved bike commuter doesn’t need any more tattoo-parlor gift certificates or padded spandex. This year, buy them something they really need: chain-ring earrings, fenders made from recycled skateboards, or a leather can-holder for their handlebars. Velo Cult, 1969 NE 42nd Ave., 922-2012. 11 am-6 pm.
[MUSIC] You might think you’re over the ’90s revival, but just try resisting the fuzzed-out bliss of Katie Crutchfield. If you’re too young to have fond memories of taping Belly and Throwing Muses singles off the radio, consider this an effective primer. Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St., 239-7639. 7:30 pm. $12. All ages.
WINE COUNTRY THANKSGIVING
[WINE] The weekend after Thanksgiving, pretty much every winery in the Willamette Valley—A Blooming Hill through Z’Ivo—opens its doors to visitors. For many, it’s the only time of the year. Tasting fees vary and, whatever you do, make a careful map before you get lost on the dirt roads and vine-covered hillsides of Newberg. Continues through Sunday, Dec. 1. willamettewines.com.