Friday, August 17

Experimental Noise Fest: Daniel Menche, John Wiese, The Rita, Black Air, Blue Sabbath Black Cheer, Kakerlak, Rusalka, Okha, Scard
Ella Street Social Club, 714 SW 20th Place. 8 pm. $8. 21+.

The Great Mistakes Tour
Brody Theater, 16 NW Broadway, 224-2227. 8 pm. $10.
Nobody Else but You 
[FILM] Marilyn Monroe is getting a lot of play in the golden anniversary since her death. At first blush, Nobody Else but You threatens to add to the flooded field of morbid Marilyn tributes. But the setting—lovingly referred to as  France’s “Little Siberia”—and the set-up mark this as an aesthetically pleasing murder mystery in the writer’s block genre. SAUNDRA SORENSON. Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St. 9:15 pm Friday-Tuesday, Aug. 17-21.
Brian Posehn 
Helium Comedy Club. 1510 SE 9th Ave., 888-643-8669. 7:30 and 10 pm Friday-Saturday, Aug. 16-18. $15-$25.

Saturday, August 18

Denver, Bear & Moose, Barna Howard
Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St. 9 pm. $5. 21+.
Def Con 5
Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E Burnside St. 5 pm. Free. All ages.
River Street Studios, 820 N River St. 8 pm. $5-$10.
Adult Soapbox Derby
Mount Tabor Park, Southeast 60th Avenue & Salmon Street. 10 am-4 pm. Free to watch.
Martin Waugh: Liquid Sculpture II

Sunday, August 19

[MUSIC] People make music with retro video game consoles. It's better than you think: read this week's music feature.  Micropalooza begins at Backspace, 115 NW 5th Ave., with McFiredrill, Daddy Long Legs, Electric Children and Plain Flavored. 5 pm. $5. All ages. It continues at Ground Kontrol, 511 NW Couch St., with Mechlo, Operation Mission, Andreas and Producer Snafu. 7 pm. $5. 21+.

Portland Century
[BIKES] Ride 100 miles without braving the hinterlands. The Portland Century follows riding routes of 40, 80 or 100 miles with stunning views of Portland from Bull Run, Marine Drive and Smith and Bybee lakes. Oh, and it’s catered, with refreshments along the way. Ride begins at Portland State University. Check-in times 6-9 am, depending on route. $71.50 adults in advance, $10 under age 10.

[FILM] Is ParaNorman as good as its predecessor, Coraline? No, it’s not. It doesn’t have the depth of imagination, nor the emotional pull. As long as we’re measuring the films against each other, though, let it be said: ParaNorman is a lot more fun. It’s supernatural caper not far removed from an old Scooby Doo episode. It is also much funnier. For all of Coraline’s gothic beauty, it never induced much laughter (which tends to happen in movies involving ghost children with buttons sewn over their eyeballs). But a streak of sly, subversive humor charges the screenplay. If nothing else, ParaNorman has a healthy sense of mischief. Sometimes, that’s all a film needs... read our full review here. Multiple cinemas and showtimes.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green 
[FILM] Jim and Cindy Green (Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Garner) lead a life of exceptional blandness. Drunk on misery and red wine, they scrawl characteristics of their imaginary child on slips of paper, stuff them listlessly into a wooden yard along with their hopes of ever becoming parents. And then something less depressing happens: A 10-year-old child comes busting out of the ground where the box was buried, slathered in mud and sprouting leaves around his ankles. The ensuing story, albeit saccharine and silly, is genuinely adorable. It’s a squeaky-clean, super-sweet watch that’s perfect for kids and parents. EMILY JENSEN. Multiple cinemas and showtimes.