WEDNESDAY JULY 2AIRPLANE!
[MOVIES] With its rampant pop-culture barbs, incessant silliness and casual racism, Airplane! laid the groundwork for the modern-day spoof. The difference between it and those that came after is that Airplane! is actually funny. You’re on the Pix patio, so you should probably order Big Cheryl’s “Ghetto” Cake, a name that also sounds vaguely offensive. Pix Patisserie, 2225 E Burnside St., 271-7166. Dusk. Free with $5 minimum purchase.
[MUSIC] While his hotly anticipated second album, Honest, rarely lives up to the awesome promise of robo-tripping lead single “Move That Dope,” there’s no denying the Auto-Tuned Prince of Hip-Hop is one of the freshest voices in music right now. Don’t be surprised to see him headline a much bigger venue next time through. Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside St., 225-0047. 8 pm. $27.50 advance, $30 day of show. All ages.
THURSDAY JULY 3LUST & MARRIAGE
[THEATER] Yes, this is a solo show about coming to terms with polyamory. But it’s miraculously neither preachy nor squirm-inducing, thanks to performer Eleanor O’Brien. She’s vivacious and engaging, and she recounts memories—of acting out sex scenes as a child, of ill-fated college entanglements, of finding love on the Burning Man playa—with verve, zip and humor. CoHo Theater, 2257 NW Raleigh St., 220-2646. 7:30 pm. $15.
SATURDAY JULY 5NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
[MUSIC] Rock ’n’ roll’s poet laureate of death, violence and moral degradation makes a rare Portland appearance, sleazing up the city’s classiest concert hall. The Schnitz is going to need a good power washing after this. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 248-4335. 8 pm. $37-$76. All ages.
MONDAY JULY 7BEVERLY CLEARY’S NEIGHBORHOOD
[LECTURE] If you were a child at any time in the past several decades, odds are you read at least a few books by Beverly Cleary. But if you didn’t know that Cleary was from Portland and that her beloved characters—Henry Higgins, Beezus, Ramona Quimby—all grew up on Northeast Klickitat Street, it’s about time you learned. Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan St., 223-4527. 7 pm. Free.
NOSTALGIA FOR SKATEBOARDING
[MUSEUM] Slide up to the Central Library’s third floor for a sweet display of antique skateboards and other ephemera. Collins Gallery, Multnomah County Central Library, 801 SW 10th Ave., 988-5123, multcolib.org. 10 am-8 pm. Free.