WEDNESDAY FEB. 24
[GANGSTA ICON] With one of the most commanding cadences in hip-hop history, Scarface has been a master of ghetto poetics for 30 years, engineering the archetypal sound of the South in the '90s as a member of Houston legends Geto Boys. But he might be making the most ruthless music of his career right now. Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE César E. Chávez Blvd., 233-7100. 7:30 pm. $25. 21+.
Beer Guide Release Party
[HOP-DRUNK] Our 2016 Beer Guide is at breweries, beer bars, Powell's and special boxes. Check wweek.com to find out where to get it, or pick one up at N.W.I.P.A. to read while drinking the best five IPAs in Portland—which you probably haven't tried yet!—as chosen by both an expert panel and hundreds of hop-loving Portlanders in a blind taste-off. N.W.I.P.A., 6350 SE Foster Road, 805-7342. 3 pm. 21+.
Cascade Sour Fruit Fest
[FRUIT-DRUNK] The greatest sour fruit beer maker in this nation—destination for beer tourists everywhere—becomes a destination for local beer tourists this week. Each day, from Feb. 24 to 28, Cascade will tap any of a vast array of fruit sours. Note: Seriously wild styles like the Manhattan 2014 bourbon barrel-aged, cherry-apricot quad blond tap Friday. Crowd-pleasers like Key lime pie and strawberries and cream tap Saturday. Cascade Brewing, 939 SE Belmont St., 265-8603. Noon.
FRIDAY FEB. 26
The Aces: National Forest
[COMEDY] Shelley McLendon and Michael Fetters as the titular Aces rarely flash into Portland's comedy scene—but when they do, it is lucid. Their fifth sketch show goes backwoods, playing off camp tropes and shower jokes. The Siren Theater, 315 NW Davis St. 8 pm Friday-Saturday, through March 12. $15.
SATURDAY FEB. 27
Commons Dinner at Imperial
[HOTEL-DRUNK] The maker of our 2013 Beer of the Year, the Commons, is putting together a four-course, four-beer dinner with our 2015 Restaurant of the Year, Imperial. The meal will include an epic elk shank. What's not to like? Imperial's Pettygrove Room, 410 SW Broadway, 228-7222. 6:30 pm. $80, includes tip. Tickets at eventbrite.com. 21+.
MONDAY FEB. 29
Breakside Dinner at Kachka
[RUSSIAN, DRUNK] The maker of our 2016 Beer of the Year, Breakside, is putting together a five-course, five-beer dinner with our 2014 Restaurant of the Year, Kachka. The meal will include kvass-poached pork loin. What's not to like? Kachka, 803 E Burnside St., 231-9663. $65, not including tip. Reserve at 235-0059 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 21+.