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With the overwhelming bounty of amazing things happening in Portland on any given weekend, sorting through it all to find the perfect activities to fill our invaluable free time can be taxing.

To help make your planning a little easier, we’ve put together a list of the things we think are most worthy of your time.

Friday, Feb. 13Animal Eyes, Fanno Creek and Fog Father at Spare Room – 8:30pm, Free, (link)

Head to Spare Room this Friday night to catch some of Portland’s best-bud indie rock bands. All three of these groups could easily be headlining the show, so come prepared to dance and rest assured it’s going to be a good time.

Saturday, Feb. 14  – Broncho, Psychomagic, and Daisy Deaths at Bunk Bar – 9pm, $10, (link)

If rock ‘n roll is your love, or if both you and your lover share an affinity for the sonic smut, let Cupid’s arrow land you at Bunk Bar this Valentines day. Norman, Oklahoms’s garage rockers, Broncho, are in town for the night and sure to set the mood.

Saturday, Feb 14-15 –  Monster Jam! at Moda Center  2p, 730p, 2p, $20-45, (link)

What better way to spend your Valentine’s Day than watching Grave Digger plow over a load of old junk? The answer: There is no better way. Put on your best camo gear, and roll on up to the Moda Center this weekend to catch the one… the only… Monster Jam!

Sunday, Feb 15Grand Lake Islands (record release), Future Historians, and Jackson Boone at Mississippi Studios – 8pm, $7, (link)

Melancholic indie folksters, Grand Lake Islands, are set to release a beautiful brand new album, Song From Far, this sunday night at Mississippi Studios. Opening artist Jackson Boone was one of our favorites of 2014, and with a new album on the way, he’s likely sure to be a favorite of 2015 as well.

All weekend – Blue Sky Gallery: Monika Merva’s Origins of Emotions  12p-5p, free, (link)

In Origins of Emotions, Monika Merva introspectively shows us those quiet, little moments of everyday life — the moments we may forget, or the ones that come and go without any thought. You can catch Origins of Emotions down at the Blue Sky Gallery in the Pearl — definitely a great way to spend an afternoon out and about.