FRIDAY DEC. 13
NATHAN BRANNONâS 30TH BIRTHDAY COMEDY BASH
[COMEDY] Nathan Brannonâcertified by this very newspaper as one of Portlandâs five funniest comediansâis entering a new decade of life, and heâs throwing a big olâ standup party for himself. And for us, really. Helping Brannon celebrate the aging process are comics Shane Torres, Sean Jordan, Tim Hammer, Adam Pasi and Lance Edward. Funhouse Lounge, 2432 SE 11th Ave., 841-6734. 10 pm. Free.
[MUSIC] The Texas folkies lost their frontman midway through the recording of their new album, but donât worry: Antiphon, featuring guitarist Eric Pulido assuming lead-vocal duties, maintains the bandâs dreamy riffs, dramatic ebbs and flows, and liberal use of flute, but now with a rockier edge. Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell St., 284-8686. 8 pm. $13 advance, $15 day of show. 21+.
SATURDAY DEC. 14
ST. JOHNS WINTER BEER FEST
[BEER] Sure, thereâs the big popped cherries of Logsdonâs Cerasus. But catch this: Wil Wheaton made a beer! Wesley crushed it! According to Stone Brewing, the Farking Wheaton Woot Stout is âbrewed with rye, wheat malt and pecans and partially aged in Bourbon whiskey barrels.â Plewâs Brews, 8409 N Lombard St., 283-2243. Noon-midnight. Continues Sunday, Dec. 15. $5 for a glass, $1 for taster tickets.
SUNDAY DEC. 15
A FANTASIA FANTASY
[BURLESQUE] In this send-up of the 1940 Walt Disney classic, a cryogenically frozen Walt Disney awakes to find the world isnât what he expected. And that his trippy Fantasia, filled with topless centaurs and a mountainous demon, is now being reinterpreted by stripteasers at Danteâs. Dreams really do come true. Danteâs, 350 W Burnside St., 226-6630. 9 pm. $12-$15. 21+.
[MUSIC] The Portland Scandinavian Chorus performs the seasonal music of the dark north with trumpet, lur, organ, Hardanger fiddle, psalmodikon quartet and bell. National costume encouraged, refreshments to follow. Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 11560 SE Market St., 256-1835. 3:15 pm. Free.
MONDAY DEC. 16
THE EL VEZ AND ROSIE FLORES MERRY MEX-MAS SHOW
[MUSIC] Itâs that time of year again when a man who looks like Marc Anthony crossed with John Waters decked out in a red jumpsuit spends an entire show yowling rocked-out Christmas songs as a bunch of inflatable Navidad shit blows around the stage. Star Theater, 13 NW 6th Ave., 248-4700. 9 pm. $15. 21+.