WEDNESDAY APRIL 9
[MUSIC] Cutting the harshness of industrial with a spatiality borrowed from minimalist techno, the music of this London three-piece isnât cranked out so much as slowly fermented. It took four years for the group to release its self-titled debut, for the acclaimed dance label DFA, but considering the backbreaking results, it was worth the wait. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St., 231-9663. 9 pm. $13 advance, $15 day of show. 21+.
SATURDAY APRIL 12
POOL (NO WATER)
[THEATER] In Mark Ravenhillâs play, a group of young artists gathers at a friendâs posh digs. But when a terrible accident lands the host in the hospital, the others try to turn her suffering into art. Itâs an ambitious, somewhat experimental piece of movement theater, so itâll be intriguing to see how the Theatre Vertigo cast makes it work in the tiny black-box space. Shoebox Theater, 2110 SE 10th Ave., 306-0870. 7:30 pm. $20.
[COMEDY] Chelsea Perettiâs sardonic standup might be abrasive were it not so razor-sharpâand, perhaps, if the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star didnât also turn the knife on herself. She likes to stoke discomfort among her audience, but the payoff is as savage as the jokes themselves. Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE 39th Ave., 233-7100. 8 pm. $15-$20.
[BUNNIES] What do you do with those bunny ears and matching fluffy-tailed thong from Halloween? How about a bunny-themed pub crawl along Burnside? The third annual Bunnycon encourages bunny, spring or Easter costumes and ends with an egg hunt and pizza in the North Park Blocks. Ringlers Pub, 1332 W Burnside St., RSVP stumptownbunnycon2014.splashthat.com. 3 pm. Free. 21+.
NIKE HOOP SUMMIT
[BASKETBALL] Freaking out over how to satiate your basketball jones in the week between the end of March Madness and the start of the NBA playoffs? Why not scout the future of the sport by watching Americaâs best high-school players face off against a squad of pimply all-stars from around the world? Itâs sure to be better than the All-Star Game, for sure. Moda Center, 1 N Center Court St., 797-9619. 4 pm. $5-$50.
TUESDAY APRIL 15
VIRUSES FROM HELL
[LECTURE] If you want to kick back with some uplifting news after rushing through your taxes, might we suggest not attending Ken Stedmanâs OMSI Science Pub lecture. The PSU biology prof chairs NASAâs virus focus group and will discuss new viruses discovered in volcanic hot springs around the world. Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan St., 223-4527. 7 pm, 5 pm doors. $5 suggested. All ages with guardian.