Friday, June 22

Mark Gardener, Sky Parade, Hawkeye
Star Theater, 13 NW 6th Ave. 9 pm. $10. 21+
The Skabbs, Deep Fried Boogie Band, Magnetic Health Factory
Dante's, 350 W Burnside St. 9 pm. $7. 21+. 

Music from the Big House 
[FILM] Blues is the musical crystallization of melancholy and sadness. In no place is this music more fitting than prison, and there is no prison more fitting than Angola prison farm, the former home of Leadbelly and one of the birth places of the genre. Music from the Big House follows Canadian blues and roots artist Rita Chiarelli as she organizes a concert not just for, but with, the inmates at Angola. The members of the bands that join Chiarelli onstage run the gamut from gospel to blues to country, but they have one thing in common: They are all serving 30 years to life. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd. Various time. 

Saturday, June 23

NW Cider Summit

[CIDER] Portland’s cider festival is back for a second year. More than 70 ciders from Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, California, England, France and Spain will be available to taste, plus food from Lebanese restaurant Ya Hala, live music and cider-pressing demonstrations. Elizabeth Caruthers Park, 3508 SW Moody. 11 am-7 pm. $20-$25.

Afrobeat Michael Jackson Tribute
[MUSIC] Local wunderkind Ben Darwish can do most anything, whether it's tickling the keys during jazz sessions, making the floor shake with his world beat-funk group Commotion or remolding classics, as he's done with his now-infamous Afrobeat Michael Jackson tribute and will do again tonight. Not content to simply add shitloads of drums and horns behind songs like "Thriller," Darwish spent hundreds of hours rethinking MJ's catalog through the perspective of Fela and King Sunny, carving out intricately balanced compositions that completely morph the songs. Anyone can form a cover band. Darwish poured his heart into a true tribute not just to the King of Pop but to the Nigerian masters of getting down. AP KRYZA. Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St. 8:30 pm. $8 advance, $10 day of show. 21+.

Dr. Seuss
[THEATER] Bringing Dr. Seuss off the page and onto the stage, AMP Theater will present four classics—The Cat in the Hat, Fox in Socks, Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose and Horton Hears a Who!—through music, acrobatics and other theatrics. Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E Burnside St., 206-7630. 5 pm (all ages) and 9:30 pm (21+) Saturday, 7:30 pm (all ages) Sunday, June 23-24. $15 advance, $20 at the door.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 
[FILM] In a world where the Armageddon plan of attack didn’t work and the asteroid is still coming for us, a dialed-down Steve Carell sits listening to a forecast of the end of the world. His wife flees the car without a word, and Carell throws himself into a feature-length existential crisis with a shrug and a “so it goes” attitude... read our full write-up here. Various cinemas and times.

Sunday, June 24

White Rainbow, Heavy Hawaii, Megazord, Eye Myths

[MUSIC] This has been a good year for Adam Forkner. Already riding a wave of glowing press and fantastic live shows with his nu-soul project Purple and Green, he started off 2012 with a loud, wobbly splash via White Rainbow, his expansive melding of psychedelia and dance music. Forkner's Infinity Beat Tape was a straight-up mind fuck, sinking into the central nervous system via warped, tunnel-vision beats and slippery vocal samples. His latest effort, a two-track single called Trick Shot, goes one step further with an opening track that rivals Kraftwerk's "Autobahn" in achieving a cinematic dynamism through 20 full minutes of electronic sound. ROBERT HAM. Ella Street Social Club, 714 SW 20th Place. 9 pm. 21+. 

NT Live: Frankenstein
[THEATER] Third Rail presents an encore screening of the popular, arresting National Theatre Live production, directed by Danny Boyle and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, who alternate the roles of the doctor and the creature. World Trade Center Theater, 121 SW Salmon St. 2 pm and 7 pm Saturday; 1 pm and 5 pm Sunday. $15-$20.

Can't Stop the Serenity
Bagdad Theater, 3702 Southeast Hawthorne Blvd. 12:30 pm. $12 pre-sale, $15 at the door.