Wednesday March 9
Stupid F***king Bird
[THEATER] Aaron Posner doesn't just twist Chekhov's classic The Seagull, he dumps its guts onstage and finger paints with the gore. Seven actors fly through episodic scenes of family fights, artistic meltdowns and what Portland Center Stage calls "fleeting nudity." Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave., 445-3700. 7:30 pm. $25-$70.
Friday March 11
WW's Best New Band Showcase
[PORTLAND MUSIC] Dare we say this is the most eclectic Best New Band Showcase ever? Even if you're not into electro R&B, psych rock or hip-hop, certainly you'll enjoy watching a music editor attempt public speaking between bands. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., 288-3895. 9 pm. Free. 21+.
Saturday March 12
[LATE-NIGHT ELECTRONICA] Big Black Coat, the Canadian duo's first album in five years, reflects Junior Boys' mastery of downtempo, electro-lounge grooves, highlighted by a crafty reimagination of Bobby Caldwell's smooth-as-marble 1978 hit, "What You Won't Do for Love." Star Theater, 13 NW 6th Ave., 248-4700. 9 pm. $17. 21+.
Sunday March 13
[COMICS] With a mastery of visual styles ranging from '50s ads to Mad magazine marginalia, Clowes is probably the best-known name in whatever we're supposed to call non-superhero, non-Garfield comics. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., powells.com. 2 pm. Free.
Amy Miller and Sean Jordan's Going-Away Party
[COMEDY] These WW Funniest 5 veterans are the latest of Portland's comedian sacrifices to L.A. Whoever's left will either be backing or watching them, and the White Guys house band—made up of members of the Decemberists and the Thermals—will play the swan song. Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave., aladdin-theater.com. 8 pm. $17.
Tuesday March 15
Festival of Fire
[IT BURRRNS!] In honor of Char-Shanbeh Soori—the festival of fire—Pasha Persian restaurant will serve up traditional foods at Oaks Park amid festivities that include jumping through open flames. Legend has it that if you live to see your shadow, you get six more days of winter. Oaks Park Dance Pavilion, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, andisheh.org. 6-11 pm. $10.