WEDNESDAY APRIL 2
BATMAN â66 RELEASE
[COMIC BOOKS] Batman, most recently a (POW!) dark and troubled knight, is now again being portrayed (BIFF!) as the go-go-era Caped Crusader (BOOM!) made famous by Adam West. Batman â66 Vol. 1 reimagines the classic TV series in comic-book form. (WIZZ!) Writer Jeff Parker and artist Jonathan Case will be signing copies. (ZOW!). Cosmic Monkey Comics, 5335 NE Sandy Blvd, 517-9050. 5-7 pm. Free.
[MUSIC] If oversharing is wrong, letâs hope this 23-year-old country-punk singer-songwriter never gets right. Somewhere Else, Lovelessâ third album, is a stunner, in both its songwriting and what she is willing to own up to, from doing blow and trying to break up an exâs marriage to her cravings for both oral sex and a lover so passionate heâd shoot her out of sheer jealousy. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St., 231-9663. 9 pm. $10 advance, $12 day of show. 21+.
THURSDAY APRIL 3
NORTHWEST DANCE PROJECT
[DANCE] For one night only, the contemporary company will simulcast its Directorâs Choice show via a 50-foot projection on the wall of a downtown office building (you can also pay $36 to $49 to see it live through Saturday at the Newmark Theatre). The show includes a premiere work by artistic director Sarah Slipper. Jive Building, 915 SW Stark St., 421-7434. 7:30 and 10:30 pm. Free.
MONDAY APRIL 7
SONGS INSPIRED BY THE OREGON TRAIL
[HISTORY/MUSIC] Bringing to life the experiences of Oregon Trail pioneers, Bend folk-revival duo the Quons will perform original musicâjust wait until you hear the ballad âOde to Dysentery.â Excerpts from literature and journal entries will put it all in context. Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan St., 223-4527. 7 pm. Free.
[BOOKS] In Blood Will Out, a new book thatâs part memoir and part true-crime reporting, Kirn recounts his 15-year friendship with the eccentric New York art dealer Clark Rockefeller, a man who was ultimately revealed to be a German con man, serial impostor and murderer. Powellâs City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651. 7 pm. Free.
[MUSIC] The Kinks were pretty punk, but what if they were an actual punk band? Thatâs the apparent conceit behind Daughter of Everything, the debut album by L.A. band Vertical Scratchers that zips through jangly Briticisms at a bracing, Minutemen-like pace. Call it Double Nickels on the Village Green. Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water Ave., 328-2865. 9 pm. $8. 21+.