THURSDAY MAY 8
BRIDGETOWN COMEDY FESTIVAL
[COMEDY] The cityâs biggest comedy event of the year. National up-and-comers try to tell Portlanders beard jokes we havenât heard (see page 22) as locals actualize plots toward sitcomdom. Runs through Sunday at various locations, mostly along Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard; bridgetowncomedy.com. Wristband is $99, showcase prices vary.
FRIDAY MAY 9
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
[THEATER] When Oregon Shakespeare Festival artistic director Bill Rauch staged this fizzy musical in Ashland in 2011, the show earned massive praise for its comic precision and freewheeling sense of fun. Now, fresh from Broadwayâhe just directed Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson in All the WayâRauch has reworked it for Portland. Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay St., 241-1802. 7:30 pm. $48.45-$174.70.
BUBBLINâ FOUR-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
[MUSIC] Though the sudden death of headliner DJ Rashad certainly casts a pall, this anniversary party for Portlandâs most progressive dance night continues on in the memory of the Chicago footwork legend. In the words of co-founder Ben Fuller, each set will be âa celebration of life, which is really what dance music is all about.â Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St., 239-7639. 9 pm. $10 before 10 pm, $15 after. 21+.
SATURDAY MAY 10
ST. JOHNS BIZARRE
[STREET FAIR] May showers and impending Junuary be damnedâstreet-fair season is here. This fest in St. Johns, that underrated and not-so-far-away North Portland neighborhood, includes a parade, Occidental beer and a sweet music lineup featuring soul group Ural Thomas & the Pain, rapper Illmaculate and the mariachi-tinged Edna VÃ¡zquez Quartet. St. Johns Business District, stjohnsbizarre.com. 10 am-7 pm. Free.
CIDER RIOT PARADE
[DRINK] Cider Riot cideryâs first anniversary party kicks off with a 6 pm parade starting at Cheese Bar on Southeast 61st Avenue and Belmont Street, led by a fireman with a pipe. The procession ends at a riotously cider-filled Irish bar, and goes till the OLCC makes them stop. Biddy McGrawâs, 6000 NE Glisan St., 233-1178, biddymcgraws.com.
SUNDAY MAY 11
[MUSIC] If Drake is, as New York Times critic Jon Caramanica wrote last year, âall the emoji,â then Danny Brown is the drunken smiley face and the mushroomâa perma-stoned, violently hilarious, and dexterous rapper remaking hip-hop, one zany voice at a time. Roseland Theater, 8 NW 6th Ave., 224-8499. 8 pm. $17. All ages.