WASN’T TOMORROW WONDERFUL: Playful high-tech tapas restaurant Ración
will close May 30, after a little more than two years in business in
the West End. Chef-owner Anthony Cafiero, local master
CANNED: Two of Portland’s most iconic film directors, Gus Van Sant and Todd Haynes, premiered new films last week at the Cannes Film Festival, with highly varied results. The screening of Van Sant��
WEDNESDAY MAY 20
THE HOLYDRUG COUPLE
[ELECTRO-PSYCH POP] If this Chilean duo’s early material was a volcanic eruption of bluesy psychedelia, 2015’s Moonlust
is the billowing aftermath. The d
WEDNESDAY MAY 6
[RAP CITY] This local hip-hop showcase
features three of Portland’s best MCs, all members of powerhouse St.
Johns crew the Resistance. Waco, a master of delivering h
We asked past Funniest 5 comics to pick what’s best at this year’s Bridgetown.
Comedy and Variety
Nathan BrannonIMAGE: Inger Klekacz7 Minutes in Purgatory at Doug Fir Lounge, 7 pm Saturday. $20.
Ian Abramson created this show, where comedians do their
standup set in a soundproof room to
CAKE SHAKE: Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the Gresham bakery forced from business after it refused to make a cake for a lesbian couple in
2013, is trying to raise money to pay its fines using the Christia
WEDNESDAY APRIL 29
LIGHTNING BOLT, LITURGY
[EAR BLEEDERS] The latter plays
“transcendental black metal,” the former spasmodic noise rock that’ll
make you think your stereo is having a se