Wednesday, May 9
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
What started as an anonymous home-recording venture for frontman Ruban Nielson has grown into one of the most consistently thrilling bands around. This year's Sex & Food is another funky gem, with Nielson embracing his status as a psych-soul guitar hero. Roseland Theater, 8 NW 6th Ave., 971-230-0033, roselandpdx.com. 8 pm. $25 advance, $28 day of show. All ages.
Transangelic Exodus, the new album from Ezra Furman, chronicles the unassailability and difficulty of queer life in America via heady, exploratory folk rock. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., 503-288-3895, mississippistudios.com. 9 pm. $13 advance, $15 day of show. 21+.
Thursday, May 10
Now seven plays into August Wilson's 10-play cycle, Portland Playhouse is bringing in director Lou Bellamy, whose Minnesota theater company has produced more Wilson plays than any other in the world. Portland Playhouse, 602 NE Prescott St., 503-488-5822, portlandplayhouse.org. 7:30 pm. Through June 10. $25-$34.
The Cage Fighter
The Cage Fighter follows a Washington MMA fighter who starts training for a match in secret after promising his family he'd quit. After a year on the festival circuit, the Seattle-made documentary is finally getting its Portland premiere. NW Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave., nwfilm.org. 7 pm. $9.
Friday, May 11
PDX Contemporary Ballet's series of new works culminates in a collaboration with NW Piano Trio, whose new piece is a tribute to the mythological warrior goddess Iara. New Expressive Works, 810 SE Belmont St., pdxcb.com. 7:30 pm. $15.
Saturday, May 12
In three years, Cultivation Classic has established itself as the world's largest organic cannabis competition. The feedback from judges is crucial for harnessing the potential of a plant we're just beginning to understand. Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St., 503-288-3895, revolutionhall.com. Noon. $40. 21+.
St. Johns Bizarre
St. Johns Bizarre is indisputably Portland's best street fair, particularly when it comes to music—this year's lineup features synth-pop romantics Wild Ones, stoner groovers BlackWater Holy Light and sultry R&B from Tribe Mars and Fritzwa. St. Johns Plaza at North Lombard Street and Philadelphia Avenue, stjohnsbizarre.com. 10 am. Free. All ages.
Sunday, May 13
In 1995, Tricky turned the trip-hop genre on its head with his solo debut, Maxinquaye. The undulating lo-fi grime of 2017's Ununiform finds him flourishing in the same spare and gritty soundscapes. Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell St., 503-284-8686, wonderballroom.com. 8 pm. $30 advance, $35 day of show. 21+.
Welcome to Your Cell
This deeply harrowing exhibit, installed in a room the size of a solitary-confinement cell, includes a video inspired by an activist who spent two years in solitary and a VR simulation by Guardian journalists. Outer Space Gallery, 3726 NE 7th Ave., 503-957-9256, outer-space.us. 1-8 pm. Through May 20. Free.
Monday, May 14
For almost two decades, Chuck Klosterman has been a singular voice in pop-culture journalism. With Chuck Klosterman X, the titular author takes a victory lap with a collection of previously published essays on topics ranging from Eddie Van Halen to zombies to Tim Tebow. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 503-228-4651, powells.com. 7:30 pm.
Tuesday, May 15
Somewhat quietly, Pink has emerged as a legacy pop act of surprising durability. All that's left here is crazy-expensive floor seats, but don't worry, she's already booked a return engagement—she'll be back at Moda Center next April. Moda Center, 1 N Center Court St., 503-235-8771, rosequarter.com. 7:30 pm. $504. All ages.