Wednesday, Sept. 7
[DOG SHOW] A trio of local writers—poet Annie Lighthart, novelist Joanna Rose, and novelist/dog memoirist Pauls Toutonghi—will all read poems, stories and prose about dogs, or inspired by dogs, or dog-eat-dog. Corkscrew, 1665 SE Bybee Ave., 503-239-9463. 7 pm. Free.
Thursday, Sept. 8
The Drone Show
[DRONES] On the rooftop of the Hotel deLuxe, the people of TechPOP will be flying around tons of drones—quadcopters, Typhoon H, oh my!—and demoing virtual reality gadgets, plus serving free snacks, and beers from Breakside and Pfriem. Register at techpop.com. Hotel deLuxe, 729 SW 15th Ave. 6 pm. Free.
Saturday, Sept. 10
St. Johns Nofest
[PORTLAND MUSIC] The St. Johns NoFest has made it a point to offer a variety of musical stylings as a means of baiting people into visiting the city's northernmost hood. So far, it's worked. This year's lineup will be spread across the usual haunts, offering everything from Nasalrod's freak-punk to the ambient harp stylings of Dolphin Midwives. Multiple venues in St. Johns, nofest.net. Free. 21+.
Late Night Action
[FOOD AND FUNNY] For the final season of Alex Falcone's late-night talk show, the local comedian will grill Pok Pok founder Andy Ricker on chicken and the author of Adulting on how to grow up. Electro-crooner Logan Lynn will perform new songs from his forthcoming album, Adieu. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., mississippistudios.com. 7 pm. $10 advance, $15 day of show. 21+.
Sunday, Sept. 11
Prophets of Rage
[SELF-TRIBUTE BAND] Members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill covering themselves on the anniversary of 9/11? Why, that's like seeing Alice Cooper on Halloween! Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, 17200 NE Delfel Road, Ridgefield, Wash. 7 pm. $20-$69.50. All ages.
Monday, Sept. 12
Julian Lage Trio
[JAZZ AMERICANA] Lage has come a long way since he took the stage at the 2000 Grammys as a 13-year-old jazz-guitar prodigy. When Lage's hands strike the strings on his latest record, Arclight, they tell complex harmonic stories via heartwarming Americana melodies, evidence of the significant time he's spent in the company of Wilco's Nels Cline. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., mississippistudios.com. 8 pm. $17 advance, $20 day of show. 21+.