WEDNESDAY AUG. 14
YEAH YEAH YEAHS
[MUSIC] After building themselves from a
tiny New York spazz-punk trio into bona fide, shed-filling rock stars in
the span of a decade, Karen O and co. have ear
National Nerd Night
[BOARD GAMES] Settle Catan once and for all at this year’s annual latenight board-game event. Beer sales support a charity that provides table-top games to youth. Guardian Games, 303 SE 3rd Ave., 238-4000, ggportland.com. 21+.
PICTURING PICKATHON: Director Ondi Timoner—the documentarian best known for Dig!,
her award-winning 2004 film chronicling the contentious relationship
between rival rock bands the Brian Jonestow
Batman ’66 No. 1 Release Party
[COMICS] Harking back to the golden age of Batman when it was just Adam West in spandex, Batman ’66 No. 1, released by DC Comics, finds the Caped Crusader and his Boy Wonder attempting to thwart the Riddler in a fine-art heist. Will a certain feline femme fatale step in to help or hinder their mission? Creato...
TONYA TIME: Get ready for lots and lots of Tonya. With the 20th anniversary of “the whack heard ’round the world” coinciding with next year’s Winter Olympics, infamous local gal Tonya Harding�
Beards and bacon both on Burnside. It’s the most Portlandy day ever!
GO: The third annual Bacon Cup is at Dante’s, 350 W Burnside St., on Saturday, Aug 3. 8 pm. $6 general admission, $12 VIP. 21+. The third annual (and final) West Coast Beard & Mustache
Wilder Schmaltz: Night Lands
[ARTS] In Wilder Schmaltz’s drawing Catalan, a sunken-eyed old man confronts the viewer as he stands before an eerie background of arched windows and lapping waves. It’s the strongest image in Schmaltz’s exhibition, Night Lands. In this and other single-figure portraits, Schmaltz’s sense of compositional dr...