This weekend in Portland: 3.6-3.8

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, march 6 – Quiet Life, Hey Rosetta, and Hip Hatchet at Mississippi Studios9pm, 21+, $12, (link)

Portland’s Americana dreamboats, Quiet Life, will be melting hearts this Friday night at Mississippi Studios. Their upbeat and comforting blend of country-punk salted folk-rock is sure to steal the eyes and ears of every man, woman and child in the crowd. Support by Canada’s seven-piece indie folk pop act Hey Rosetta!, who are on tour in support of their first album in nearly four years, as well as Portland’s Hip Hatchet.

Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7Ari Shaffir at Helium Comedy Club7:30pm and 10pm, tickets at door, (link)

Hilariously vulgar comedian Ari Shafier, perhaps most well known for his Amazing Race spin-off series “The Amazing Racist,” finishes a three night residency at Helium Comedy Club in central SE Portland this Friday and Saturday nights. Showtimes both nights at 7:30 and 10pm with tickets only available at the box office.

Saturday, March 7 The Ghost Ease at the Banana Stand8:30pm, free with rsvp, (link)

In the impressive basement studio of their inner SE Portland home, Banana Stand Media has been documenting the city’s thriving underground music scene for nearly the past half decade. Saturday night they will document a live performance of the fantastic all female dream psych trio, The Ghost Ease, in front of a live house party audience. The show is all ages, free with an RSVP on the event page, and operates on a BYOB policy, but no underage drinking or illegal activity is allowed, Go enjoy this amazing band and play witness to this cornerstone establishment of the music community, but be respectful of the house and don’t be a dick.

Saturday, March 7Single Mothers, The Dirty Nil, and U SCO at Mississippi Studios9pm, 21+, $12, (link)

If you’re into straight up loud, in your face, punk rock and heavy rock ‘n roll, Saturday night at Mississippi Studios is probably where you’ll want to find yourself. London, Ontario’s Single Mothers play a fierce modern blend of post hard core and punk that is guaranteed to get the crowd into a frenzied, sweaty dance of survival. Support from fellow Canadians The Dirty Nill and locals U SCO.

All WeekendItalian Style: Fashion Since 1945 at the Portland Art Museum 10am-5pm, $20, (link)

There is no arguing that Italian fashion and style have trumped our own American sensibilities for centuries. To celebrate their long history of brilliant stylistic culture, the Portland Art Museum is currently running an exhibit offering a comprehensive look at the glamorous fashion of Italy from the Second World War up to the present day. And this is only one of the many amazing exhibits you’ll have the ability to enjoy during your visit to the PAM.

Photo Courtesy of New Frontier Touring