Wednesday Nov. 11


[HUNK OF METAL] Jon Mikl Thor was once Canada's most successful bodybuilder. His metal band never got as big as his biceps, but his presence onstage had no parallel. The show is preceded by a screening of documentary I Am Thor. Dante's, 350 W Burnside St., 226-6630. 9 pm. $10. 21+.

Thursday Nov. 12

Christmas Tree Delivery

[HOLIDAYS] Skip the turkey-basting and go straight to hot-cocoa with Santa and the Dickens Carolers. The sustainably grown, 75-foot Douglas fir (it's local) will parade down Southwest 6th Avenue with the Beat Goes On Marching Band before getting craned into the Square. Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave. Noon. Free.

The Ride and Beulah Land

[PHOTOGRAPHY] Portland native Paige Powell spent the 1980s palling around with Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat in New York City. After 30 years, she debuts a show featuring snapshots of intimate art parties and street scenes. Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave., 226-2811, Through Feb. 21.

Friday Nov. 13

Eugene Mirman

[STANDUP] From playing a character named Gene in Bob's Burgers to one named Eugene in Flight of the Conchords, Brooklyn comedian Eugene Mirman is as versatile as he is hilarious, as proved by his new album of poignant yet practical erotic sounds, I'm Sorry (You're Welcome). Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, 274-6551. 8 pm. $24. All ages.

Saturday Nov. 14

Pray for Snow Block Party

[BEER/SNOWBOARDING] 10 Barrel will shut down its block and build a 70-foot mobile ski run using a Mad Max-style truck. There will also be, like, a rail jam. And all proceeds go to fighting children's cancer. 10 Barrel Brewing, 1411 NW Flanders St., 224-1700. 5 pm. Free entry. All ages.

Sunday Nov. 15


[SHOWGAZE] The Oxford quartet has been universally lauded as history's second-best shoegaze band, but in 1992, it managed something My Bloody Valentine didn't do until a few years ago—follow up its seminal album, 1990's Nowhere, with another masterpiece, Going Blank Again. Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside St., 225-0047. 8 pm. $32.50 advance, $37.50 day of show. All ages.