Thursday, April 14
[CANADIAN COUNTRY] The Canadian singer-songwriter falls into the same line of spunky country newcomers as Margo Price and Kacey Musgraves, injecting her songs with clever lyrics while remaining firmly planted in the tradition of the genre's classic leading ladies. Faded Gloryville, her sixth album, was one of the most overlooked records of 2015. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., mississippistudios.com. 9 pm. $25. 21+.
Old Town 42nd Birthday
[BEER] Making it to middle age is something to celebrate. And at 42 years old, Old Town Pizza is not only one of the oldest bars in Old Town, these days it's one of the oldest in the city. The downtown spot will host food specials at 1974 prices (like 50-cent garlic knots), a new beer called Summer of '74, and songs from 1974. Old Town Pizza, 226 NW Davis St., oldtownpizza.com.
Friday, April 15
[RETRO POP] Rescued from obscurity by Kanye West, this lost relic of the hippie era has a few tunes you might be surprised to find you recognize. Moda Center, 1 N Center Court St., rosequarter.com. 8 pm. $45-$250. All ages.
Saturday, April 16
[RAP SCHOLAR] At this point, a real, live Jay Electronica show feels like a fleeting consolation prize for the fact that the New Orleans MC has yet to release a proper album after almost a decade of next-big-thing hype. But there's no denying his poetic gift. Dante's, 350 W Burnside St., danteslive.com. 9:30 pm. $25. 21+.
Sunday, April 17
Sing-Along Sound of Music
[THE REAL VON TRAPPS] Rodgers & Hammerstein will shit edelweiss in their graves. The great-grandchildren of the real von Trapp family singers will lead a sing-along where you can watch the most successful movie musical of all time on a big screen. Pink Martini's Thomas Lauderdale is rumored to be popping in at some shows. Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st Ave., cinema21.com. 2 pm.
Monday, April 18
[POETRY] For one night only, the baddest slam poets from across Multnomah County schools will go head-to-head in the traditional slam format: no props, music or costumes, original work only, and performed in front of a live audience and five judges—hosted by the Eddie Van Halen of slam, Anis Mojgani. Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, portland5.com. 7 pm. $10.