Thursday Feb. 11

PIFF Opening Party

[FILM] Portland's biggest film festival kicks off its 39th year with The Fencer—a Finnish feature about a gym teacher dodging Russian spies—followed by a Voodoo-sponsored after-party at the Portland Art Museum. 7:15 pm at Fox Tower, 846 SW Park Ave., and 7:30 pm at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave. $25.

Friday Feb. 12


[THEATER] Scenes of anal rape, violence and cannibalism made Sarah Kane's first play notorious in England, and also won Harold Pinter's praise. In this Portland premiere, a racist journalist rapes an unsuspecting ingenue in his swanky Leeds hotel room, which is then stormed by an unstable soldier armed with a rifle. Not recommended for audiences under 18. The Back Door Theater, 4321 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 7:30 pm. $15-$25.

Saturday Feb. 13


[BEER] Every year for one day, Portland brewers open their spigots to the world at large. More than 120 breweries throughout Oregon will let packs of roving hopheads roam the backs of their operations with cup in hand, begging for free beer. All disruptive souses ousted. Various locations. More info at 11 am-4 pm.

The Budos Band

[RELENTLESS FUNK] A punishingly groovy Afro-soul group from Staten Island, the Budos Band will remind you of Wu-Tang Clan for more reasons than just its hometown. Any of the band's fuzzy, groove-heavy songs could double as a backing track from 36 Chambers. Similarly, 2014's Burnt Offering has a timeless sort of staying power—the perfect accessory to go with a leather jacket and aviators. Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell St., 284-8686. 8 pm. $20 advance, $23 day of show. 21+.

Sunday Feb. 14


[DANCE] BodyVox's first show of the year is classic ballet, twisted into an acrobatic, contemporary show by local choreography rebels Daniel Kirk and Eric Skinner. BodyVox, 1201 NW 17th Ave., 229-0627. 2 pm. $25-$64.


[ELECTRONIC SOUL] Five years after generating a ton of hype around its introductory EP, the R&B trio finally released its debut album, We Are King, and it was well worth the wait. Layering lush dream-soul atop a transfixing electronic base, this is really the only Valentine's Day show that matters. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St., 231-9663. 9 pm. $12 advance, $14 day of show. 21+.