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Headout Picks 4/9/14

headout_4023(picks)DESERT STORM: Tinariwen plays Aladdin Theater on Tuesday, April 15. - IMAGE: Thomas Dorn
     
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WEDNESDAY APRIL 9

FACTORY FLOOR
[MUSIC] Cutting the harshness of industrial with a spatiality borrowed from minimalist techno, the music of this London three-piece isn’t 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 Ravenhill’s play, a group of young artists gathers at a friend’s posh digs. But when a terrible accident lands the host in the hospital, the others try to turn her suffering into art. It’s an ambitious, somewhat experimental piece of movement theater, so it’ll 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.

CHELSEA PERETTI
[COMEDY] Chelsea Peretti’s sardonic standup might be abrasive were it not so razor-sharp—and, perhaps, if the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star didn’t 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.

STUMPTOWN BUNNYCON
[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 America’s best high-school players face off against a squad of pimply all-stars from around the world? It’s 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 Stedman’s OMSI Science Pub lecture. The PSU biology prof chairs NASA’s 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.
 
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