THURSDAY AUG. 7
HEIDI DUCKLER DANCE THEATRE
[DANCE] Los Angeles choreographer Heidi Duckler has brought dancers to the halls of a former U.S. Customs Service office and the ruins of a burned-down building in Southeast Portland. This time, she visits the courtyard at Disjecta. The site-specific piece, called Whistling in the Dark, blends ballroom, breaking and salsa in a way Duckler describes as sultry and agile. And because Disjectaâs backyard screams for a summer party, hors dâoeuvres and wine will be served. Disjecta, 8371 N Interstate Ave., 286-9449. 7:30 pm. $12-$20.
POP + PUPPETRY
[PUPPETS] Youâre not a true Portlander until youâve attended a show that stars puppets. This production by local puppetry collective Beady Little Eyes features original puppet shows scored live by Portland musicians: soul outfit Pwrhaus, songwriter-pianist Sara Jackson Holman and lo-fi ambient project Mojave Bird (aka Grace Peters). Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St., 239-7639. 8:30 pm. $8.
FRIDAY AUG. 8
PANTHER, COPY, E*ROCK
[MUSIC] Party like itâs 2006! Charlie Salas-Humara, Marius Libman and Eric Mast resurrect their respective electronically minded mid-aughts projects that made the city dance back when Portlandia was just a statue and The New York Times hardly knew we existed. Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water Ave., 9:30 pm. $8. 21+.
SATURDAY AUG. 9
AIR SEX CHAMPIONSHIPS
[HUMPING AROUND] As with air-guitar competitions, we suspect most entrants here are more familiar with miming the act than doing it for real. Then again, theyâve probably done enough visual research to know how it should look better than the rest of us. Hawthorne Theatre Lounge, 1507 SE Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., 233-7100. 8:30 pm. $10 advance, $12 day of show. 21+.
HAWTHORNE EVENING MARKET
[FARMERS MARKET] Do you enjoy heirloom tomatoes but not getting up before noon on Saturday? Us too. This upstart farmers market behind Trinket restaurant finally brings farm-fresh produce to the busiest and laziest among us. 2035 SE Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., 541-602-9730 hawthorneeveningmarket.com. 4-7:30 pm.
SUNDAY AUG. 10
LIKE A VILLAIN
[MUSIC] Though Holland Andrews has long captivated Portland venues with her dense mix of hypnotic loops and unfettered screaming, her much-anticipated new record, Bast, is her first album with fully professional production. Fortunately, even in the sterile confines of the studio, she holds nothing back. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., 288-3895. 9 pm. $5. 21+.