WEDNESDAY JAN. 8
[MUSIC] The lead Drive-By Trucker kicks off a three-week Portland residency, playing songs from across his career and supported by the Northwestâs own rambling troubadours, including Willy Vlautin, Fernando Viciconte and Sera Cahoone. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St., 231-9663. 9 pm. $12 advance, $14 day of show. 21+.
SATURDAY JAN. 11
OLD RUSSIAN NEW YEAR
[ENDLESS PARTY] Not yet ready to let go of all the holiday revelry? Lucky for you, Russiaâs religious New Year doesnât take place until a few weeks into January. Rambunctious, folky party-rock band Chervona has been throwing its Old New Year celebration for seven years. Itâs wild, sweaty and partially sung in Russian. Star Theater, 13 NW 6th Ave, 248-4700. 9 pm. $20. 21+.
SUNDAY JAN. 12
SECOND SUNDAY CIDER
[BOOZE] The cider is free, the cheese will cost you. Brooklyn House and HipCider author Tyler Hurst pour free samples from Washingtonâs Schilling, which makes oak-aged, spiced and ginger ciders, paired with a $10 cheese board. If youâre unfamiliar with the magic of a cheese-and-cider pairing, learn and love. Brooklyn House, 3131 SE 12th Ave., 236-6761, brooklynhouserestaurant.com. 5-7 pm.
MONDAY JAN. 13
TALES OF BALLYCUMBER
[THEATER] Corrib Theatre, a local company specializing in Irish drama, begins its second season with a staged reading of Sebastian Barryâs 2009 play. Itâs a ghostly drama about a bachelor farmer who gives a piece of advice to a teenage neighbor, only to have things go terribly and tragically awry. Lumber Room, 419 NW 9th Ave., corribtheatre.org. 7:30 pm. $10.
[BOOKS] In 2007, Ishmael Beah topped bestseller lists with his memoir A Long Way Gone, about child soldiers in Sierra Leoneâs civil war. Now with his first novel, Radiance of Tomorrow, Beah returns to his home country to explore how two friends can rebuild a life in a war-torn village. Powellâs City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651. 7:30 pm. Free.
TUESDAY JAN. 14
TWIN TWIN PEAKS
[MOVIES] Twentyish years after the abrupt cancellation of David Lynchâs â90s network-TV oddity, the showâs hardcore devotees got together to film this continuation of the Twin Peaks mythos. Considering the predilections of most fan-fic, weâre guessing Special Agent Cooper has sex with a slice of cherry pie. Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St., 239-7639. 9:30 pm. Free. 21+.