WEDNESDAY MARCH 30
[BLUE-EYED PROG] From the beginning, the duo of brothers David and Peter Brewis had pieces of pop, soul and prog flowing through its erudite brand of art rock. With this year's Commontime, the Brewises may have finally arrived at their ideal, playing funky, blue-eyed English soul with arty edges. It's one of the left-field joys of 2016 so far. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St., 231-9663, 9 pm. $12. 21+.
THURSDAY MARCH 31
Kidd Pivot: Betroffenheit
[PTSD DANCE] Betroffenheit is German for "what the fuck?" More accurately, "bewilderment." From Canada's top contemporary dance company, it's a dance/theater hybrid with Chicago-style cabaret numbers and a storyline about an addict suffering from PTSD. His substance of choice comes to life as tired-out clowns in a sexy and unsettling spectacle. Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, portland5.com. 8 pm. $25-$34.
SATURDAY APRIL 2
Red Lips and Tulips
[WINE] St. Josef's has been around for over 30 years—and its tulip festival has been around for seemingly just as long, with Hungarian goulash and Canby pinot amid the flower fields. $5 gets you a glass, a wine tasting and a walk in the tulips. St. Josef's Winery, 28836 S Barlow Road, Canby, 651-3190, stjosefswinery.com. Noon-5 pm, April 2-3. $5.
[THEATER] A female-helmed Othello set in the modern American prison system and directed by Drammy-winning bodypainter Caitlin Fisher-Draeger is the second show from Sellwood's newly renovated theater. The stunning Ithica Tell plays the Moorish general, backed by Post5 leading lady Jessica Tidd in a tense tragedy about race and adultery. Post5 Theatre, 1666 SE Lambert St., post5theatre.org. 7:30 pm. $20.
SUNDAY APRIL 3
[GANGSTER RAP] With almost a decade of mixtapes under his belt, Freddie Gibbs stays in his own lane as rap's unsung hero, maintaining a social consciousness alongside coke-rap braggadocio. His latest, Shadow of a Doubt, trades throwback beats for trap, as he makes a darkly introspective build toward the mainstream. Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE César E. Chávez Blvd., 233-7100. 7 pm. $18 advance, $23 day of show. 21+.