THURSDAY MAY 22
[MUSIC] Tremors, the debut album from the South London producer born Christopher Taylor, is no less confident and well-produced than the remixes of Angel Haze and Disclosure he used to turn out from the privacy of his own home. Itâs an avant-garde interpretation of Jamiroquai, teeming with soulful, glassy vocals, dreamy atmosphere and a blue humanness setting him apart from the overly mechanized electronica crowd. Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St., 239-7639. 8:30 pm. $13 advance, $15 day of show. 21+.
SATURDAY MAY 24
THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD
[THEATER] Often debated but rarely staged, Irish playwright J.M. Syngeâs play prompted riots when it was first produced in 1907. Synge intended the play as a farce, but early audiences objected to its suspect moralityâthe story centers on a young stranger who struts into a remote town telling tall tales of murder and quickly finds himself a romantic hero. Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison St., 241-1278. 7:30 pm. $25-$55.
GHOST OF A SABER TOOTH TIGER
[MUSIC] Sean Lennon, the only son of John and Yoko, has rarely strayed from Beatles-y pop, but Midnight Sun, the latest album from his duo with girlfriend Charlotte Kemp Muhl, is straight-up rock with meaty guitars and lyrics about kidnapping the grandson of an oil tycoon. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., 288-3895. 9 pm. $13 advance, $15 day of show. 21+.
WAXAHATCHEE, PERFECT PUSSY
[MUSIC] This special all-ages matinee pairs the trembling tenderness of Waxahatcheeâs Katie Crutchfield with Perfect Pussyâs feminist post-hardcore dinâtwo seemingly divergent styles that actually make a lot of sense together. The latter is making up for a Portland date it canceled in March. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St., 231-9663. 4 pm. $13 advance, $15 day of show. All ages.
SUNDAY MAY 25
DRAGON BOAT RACES
[DRAGON BOATS!] The run-up to serious dragon-boat racing season begins on the rough-and-tumble waters of Vancouver, Wash. Because dragon boats arenât just an imperialist recruitment and training tool for the Chinese navy anymore. Vancouver Lake Park, paddleforlife.org. 9 am. Also on May 24. Free.
TUESDAY MAY 27
BIKE GUIDE RELEASE PARTY
[BIKES] WW is publishing its first-ever glossy bike guide, and weâre celebrating with free beer, music and giveaways from Crank and Nutcase Helmetsâand kale chips! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Crank, 2725 SE Ash St. 5 pm. Free. 21+.