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Things to Do This Week in Portland: May 4 to 10

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Wednesday May 4


[CUBAN DANCE] The first Cuban company to come to Portland for a White Bird show, Malpaso's contemporary and acrobatic ensemble pieces are heavy with floor work and duets in which dancers pretzel their limbs around each other. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 503-248-4335. 8 pm. $26-$72.

Four Tet

[ELECTRO EXPLORER] The artist born as Keiran Hebdan has been one of the most mesmerizing producers of electronic music for almost 20 years now. Expect anything from digital raga to ambient house, plus a hypnotic synchronized light spectacle. Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell St., 503-284-8686. $20-$25. 8 pm. 21+.

Thursday May 5

Do What You Love Comedy Showcase

[FUNNY HOUR] The only happy-hour comedy show in Portland, this new monthly series from Earthquake Hurricane masterminds Alex Falcone and Curtis Cook debuts with sets from Bri Pruett, Matt Monroe, Caitlin Weierhauser and David Mascorro. Bar opens at 5:30. WeWork Custom House, 220 NW 8th Ave., 6:15 pm. $15.

Friday May 6

Kid Congo Powers & the Pink Monkey Birds

[PUNK] Kid Congo just issued his latest, loungy screed, La Araña es La Vida, filled with rock 'n' roll suited to soundtrack a John Waters flick, but exuding enough scruffy charm to remind listeners Congo has traced punk's lifeline while playing in the Gun Club, the Cramps and the Bad Seeds. Dante's, 350 W Burnside St., 503-226-6630. 9 pm. $10. 21+.

Saturday May 7

Free Comic Book Day

[NERDS] Hey! Free comics! Cherry pick your free stuff at one of the best arthouse comic shops in the the nation. Floating World is handing out free copies of Heavy Meddle, a collaboration between underground publishers Teenage Dinosaur, Snakebomb, Sparkplug and Gridlords. Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St., 503-241-0227. Noon-3 pm.

Sunday May 8

Mother's Day Viking Pancake Breakfast

[MOMMY TIME] Moms get Champagne for free once a year at the mighty Norse Hall—the most impressive central-city lodge you almost certainly didn't even know existed. But everybody gets super-cheap pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages and lingonberry jam. Think of it as IKEA with a warm heart and a brutal history. Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave, 503-236-3401. 8:30 am-1 pm. $7 adults, $4 kids (hint: Don't let your mom pay).