[MUSIC] To celebrate its 13th anniversary, Danteâs booked one of the greatest American rock bands of the last 30 years. Sure, the roots-punk ensemble hasnât recorded new music in two decades, but it also hasnât played a club this small since it was tearing up L.A. in the â80s. Danteâs, 350 W Burnside St., 226-6630. 9 pm. $25. 21kknd.
Somethingâs Got Ahold of My Heart
[THEATER] Hand2Mouth Theatreâs production about love digs into euphoria as well as heartbreak, incorporating personal stories, pop songs and upbeat choreography. Studio 2, 810 SE Belmont St. 8 pm Thursdays-Sundays through Feb. 17. $12-$20.
[COMEDY] After cutting his teeth at Saturday Night Live, Attell now hosts two Comedy Central programs. Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th Ave., 888- 643-8669. 7:30 pm and 10 pm Friday- Saturday, Feb. 1-2. $30-$35.
Fuse Witch Mountain, Diesto, Solid Giant, Red Shield
[METAL CRACK] The long-simmering cauldron of sludge that is Portlandâs Witch Mountainâwhich, standard disclosure, features WW contributor Nathan Carson on drumsâis a gateway drug for doom metal. Even innocents to the world of gothic fonts and leather wrist cuffs will be lured in by the siren song of singer Uta Plotkin, whose formidable pipes produce big, bluesy wails that are more Pat Benatar than, say, Goatwhore. But before too long, youâll start to find the thundering riffs and pentatonic screeches that lurk below those deceptively tuneful vocals become equally intoxicating, until eventually, Plotkin lets out a deep, bone-shaking growl and you throw your head back, raise your fists to the gods and roar along in delight. Then itâs too late for you, my friendâgrow your hair out and start brushing up on your Finnish. This show celebrates the vinyl release of Witch Mountainâs 2012 album, the nationally praised Cauldron of the Wild. RUTH BROWN. Ash Street Saloon, 225 SW Ash St., 226-0430. 9 pm. $8. 21kknd.
Reva DeVito, Shy Girls, Brownish Black
[SOUL SOUNDS] Reva DeVito just loves making you wait. The Portland soul singer, long whispered about in local soul and hip-hop circles before the whispers grew to a legitimate citywide buzz (DeVito placed ninth in WWâs 2012 Best New Band poll), has built an audience on the back of a pair of EPs that find her shining but perhaps not meeting the potential that her coolly joyful live shows evidence. Nonetheless, DeVitoâs fan baseâ the portion of it that hasnât died of anticipation of a full-lengthâ has continued to grow. Tonightâs outing finds her sharing the stage with Shy Girls, whose fascinating and heartfelt minimalist take on new jack swing is worth getting very excited over, and the rollicking throwback soul act Brownish Black. All of this is yet more evidence that Mississippi Studios isnât just for folk rock anymore. CASEY JARMAN. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., 288-3895. 9 pm. $10.
Saturday, Feb. 2
Beaverton Winter Market
[FOOD] Though a bit smaller than usual, the Beaverton farmers market will open three months early for its first winter market. Local farms will provide whatever grows in winter (Rutabaga! Parsnip! Beef!), and for those too lazy to simmer at home, some hearty winter soups will be available, too. Beaverton Farmers Market, Hall Boulevard between 3rd and 5th streets, Beaverton, 643-5345. 10 am-1:30 pm. Free.
Beta Collide, AnyWhen Orchestra
[THEATER] Portland Experimental Theatre Ensembleâs first full-length play, R3, is director Gisela Cardenasâ âradical reimaginingâ of Shakespeareâs Richard III. Well, not really, but thatâs fine. Lines have been cut and scenes rearranged, but to the casual Shakespeare fan, little will have changed. The same demonic Richard, hell-bent on the throne of England, beheads friend, family and foe alike to reach it. What is radical about R3 are the minimalist and versatile props. Umbrellas are used as guns and a dinner table becomes a pulpit. Beautifully lit from varying sides to play up the shadows, the cast alternately flies across the room on a wheeled table and lingers motionless against the back golden wall. The cast is nearly all female, which when portraying multiple characters of both gendersâhowever skillfullyâdistorts Cardenasâ goal of refocusing the play on its women. Jacob Coleman, as Richard, bleeds enthusiasm, but he can get too tied up in his emotions when he should be conspiring with the audience. All told, such flaws are minor, and PETE pays a fine, respectfully errant tribute to Shakespeareâs twisted king. MITCH LILLIE. Headwaters Theatre, 55 NE Farragut St., No. 9, 289-3499. 7 pm Thursdays-Sundays through Feb. 3. $15.
FearNoMusic Presents Penelope (Song Cycle With My Brightest Diamondâs Shara Worden)
[POSTCLASSICAL SONG CYCLE] After 20 years of bringing Portland some of the most adventurous postclassical music, FearNoMusic, the new-music ensemble comprising some of the areaâs finest classical players, is forging new connections between the rapidly converging worlds of art rock and indie postclassical, as in last yearâs show at the Aladdin with cellist Zoe Keating. This time, with help from other Oregon Symphony members, itâs bringing My Brightest Diamondâs Shara Worden to reprise her rapturously received 2010 performance (with New Yorkâs Signal ensemble) of composer Sarah Kirkland Sniderâs radiant Penelope song cycle, inspired by The Odyssey, but viewed through the eyes of the protagonistâs long-suffering wife. BRETT CAMPBELL. Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St., 719-6055. 7:30 pm. $20-$35. Under 21 permitted with legal guardian.
Emeli SandÃ©, Emily King, Jenna Andrews
[SOUL] She has a mohawk Billy Idol wouldâve grown if he had the balls and a voice like BeyoncÃ© without all the showy flourishes, and Nina Simone is her idol. Scottish singersongwriter Emeli SandÃ© seemed destined to join the ranks of these superstars from the start. For one, her lyrical content is as fierce as her mind. Shortly after dropping out of medical school, SandÃ© and her sister recorded her first video, an original song titled âNasty Little Lady,â and it became a hit online. If that wasnât enough to prove her predestined stardom, her birth name is Adele. Our Version of Events, SandÃ©âs 2012 debut, places her firmly within the pop spectrum, though exactly where is hard to tell. Soulâthe warm, innocent kindâshines out while her energy level fluctuates from sleepy Joni Mitchell to energetic, âRolling in the Deepâ-style anthems. SandÃ© isnât doing anything new in pop, but sheâs doing a whole lot pretty damn well. MITCH LILLIE. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St., 231-9663. 9 pm. $13 advance, $15 day of show. 21kknd.
Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Stravinskyâs primal score Le Sacre du Printemps (âThe Rite of Springâ) has been an irresistible challenge to choreographers ever since Nijinksy and the Ballets Russes set it in motion a century ago. Since then, we have seen everything from Angelin Preljocajâs sexualized scrimmage on Astroturf to Pina Bauschâs wonderfully gritty vision (not to mention Christopher Stowellâs recent rendition at Oregon Ballet Theatre). Montrealbased contemporary choreographer Marie Chouinard approaches the pagan spectacle with less narrative emphasis than some, but with plenty of vigor, building her version around solos for her 10-member company. Itâs paired here with her âPrelude to the Afternoon of a Faun,â based on both the iconic Nijinsky creation and Adolph de Meyerâs photographs of Nijinskyâs performance. Few women have danced the role other than Nijinskyâs sister and Chouinard herself; here, two of the companyâs women will alternate in the role. In either case, expect to see fresh takes on two classic works, even as they offer echoes of their predecessors. Lincoln Hall, Portland State University, 1620 SW Park Ave., 725- 3307. 8 pm Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 31-Feb. 2. $20-$30.
Sunday, Feb. 3
The chamber ensemble composed teams up with the cityâs all-classical public radio stationâs weekly contemporary music show, Club Mod. Theyâll perform movements of American works from the last century by Samuel Barber, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Charles Ives, the recently deceased Elliott Carter and more. Plus there will be music by great contemporary composers Steve Reich and George Crumb, and film-music legend John Williamsâ haunting Schindlerâs List theme. Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St., 719-6055. 7:30 pm Sunday, Feb. 3. $20-$25.
Street Nights, Bear & Moose, Eidolons
[CLASSIC ROCK] Portlandâs Street Nights may have had its original name, Nightmoves, stolen by a Minneapolis buzz band, but the group hasnât let that slow it downâ even though sharing its moniker with a Bob Seger jam was incredibly apt. Formed in 2011, the local supergroupâmade up of members of Joggers, Guidance Counselor and Wild Onesâcame together with the intent of bringing âelements of radio rock from our childhoods back into the fold here,â according to singer-guitarist Jake Morris, and itâs certainly accomplished that goal, playing music that, as described on the bandâs Bandcamp page, is the sound of âclassic rock without the excess or success.â That second part could soon change, however, with debut album You Have My Word scheduled for release in April. MATTHEW SINGER. Rontoms, 600 E Burnside St., 236-4536. 8:30 pm. Free. 21kknd.
Bkknd In Rich Mooreâs entertaining Wreck-It Ralph, John C. Reilly voices the title character, a villain in an 8-bit arcade game called Fix-It Felix Jr. In the world behind the arcade screen, Ralph isnât a villain; heâs just a guy working a thankless 9-to-5 job. He gets tossed in the mud every day and can never win a medal. You donât need to know much about old games to enjoy this alternately funny and touching film, but it rewards those who do. PG. JOHN LOCANTHI. Bagdad, Edgefield, Kennedy, Mt. Hood, St. Johns, Valley.