This Weekend in Portland: 4.24 – 4.26

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, 4.24 – Mikal Cronin and Old Light at Doug Fir9pm, 21+, $13 advance or $15 DOS, (link)

In advance of the release of his third full length studio album, MCIII, out May 5th on Merge Records, California-based beachy garage pop songwriter Mikal Cronin makes a stop in Portland this Friday night at the Doug Fir. Portland’s reclusive weirdo rockers Old Light play support for the night before they inevitably dip back into near hibernation.

Saturday, 4.25 – The Domestics, Jackson Boone and The Tamed West at Kelly’s Olympian9pm, 21+, $5 advance or $7 DOS, (link)

Saturday night at Kelly’s Olympian, local music blog The Deli Portland celebrates the winners of their 2014 year-end Best Emerging Artist poll, which is voted on by local music industry insiders, tastemakers and listeners. Headlining the night are 2014’s official Best Emerging Artist, The Domestics with their lyrically-driven heartfelt indie rock and roll. Support for the evening are poll runners up and brilliant psych acts Jackson Boone and The Tamed West.

Sunday, 4.26 – Party Damage Records Showcase with Máscaras, Rainbows and Bearcubbin at Rontoms – 8:30pm, 21+, Free, (link)

Party Damage Records, in collaboration with KPSU’s ‘30 Shows in 30 Days’ celebration of local music, bring this week’s Rontom’s Sunday Session. Instrumental prog psych heads Máscaras close out the night with support from the synth-driven glitch krautrock of Rainbows and the heavy electronic instrumental math rippers Bearcubbin’!.

All Weekend – Andy Coolquitt Exhibition at Disjecta – 12-5pm, All Ages, Free (link)

This weekend marks the last opportunity to catch Andy Coolquitt’s dark, murky and weird interactive exhibition at Disjecta. Coolquitt’s show is inspired and transformed by gritty and raw objects found in a wet Portland environment. Check out our full review of the exhibition here if you need any more convincing.

All Weekend – Mad Max at Hollywood Theater 9:40pm, All Ages, $8, (link)

This really doesn’t need any explanation. Although if you’re one of the unfortunate souls who hasn’t yet seen this cult classic, there couldn’t be a better venue than the Hollywood Theater to witness 1979 Mel Gibson try to keep law and order in a dystopian future following a global energy crisis, with his only weapon being a six hundred horsepower fuel injected machine.