This Weekend in Portland: 10.30 – 11.1
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.
Wand, Personal Best, and Grandparents at The Know
Shows like this are why The Know is a joint known and loved by all. Having recently embarked on their latest national tour, Wand are bringing their stoney-baloney, psychedelia through Portland tonight before joining Mac DeMarco in Seattle on Halloween night. Celebrating Halloween Eve with them will be their mysterious neighbors Personal Best (a loaf of bread rising and vague inklings of a tripping Jonathan Richman) and Portland’s own Grandparents, celebrating their recent full-length Sincerely, Bagman. – A.S.
8pm, 21+, $8, (link)
XRAY.FM’s Ghostbusters Ball at East Portland Eagles Lodge
We ain’t afraid of no ghosts, and you shouldn’t be either, which would be reason enough that you try and make it over to the Ghostbusters Ball at the Eagles Lodge, hosted by XRAY.FM. There’ll be four DJs spinning 80’s and early 90’s tunes, to go along with some cool videos that’ll be projected, and most importantly the drinks will be cheap and plentiful. Whatever you do, though, don’t cross the streams… that would be bad. – A.S.
9pm, 21+, $10, (link)
2015 Portland Zombie Walk at Pioneer Courthouse Square
Here’s your chance to walk around the city like a zombie (no, I don’t mean with a wicked hangover) free of all judgement… well, maybe not all judgement, but hey, when you dress up like a zombie and crawl around town, of course people are gonna stare. The difference here is that you’ll be surrounded by a mass of other zombies. Oh, and of course, there will be a mass “Thriller” dance, so that should be a blast. Check out the route map, familiarize yourself with the rules, and last but not least, donate to help keep the event free! – A.S.
2-6pm, All Ages, Free, (link)
The Internet at Analog Cafe
It’s hard to describe The Internet to friends. While they could fall into categories like neo soul or experimental jazz, the 6 person crew of 20-somethings is making their own agenda for the R&B/Soul scene. Maybe it’s the fact that the initial members are a part of the radical Odd Future hip hop collective, or that they shamelessly described their first album as “Stevie Wonder on acid” . Either way, they’re making a refreshing sound that brings together hypnotic beats and the sincere, soulful vocals of producer Syd tha Kid. Their latest album Ego Death features some impressive talent with the likes of Kaytranada, Janelle Monae, and Vic Mensa. They’ve stepped their game up for this album, and it shows. Even with a downtempo sound that’s perfect for bedroom jams, their hard-hitting live performance shouldn’t be missed. – J.E.
8pm, All Ages, $20, (link)
Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Is/Is, and The Tamed West at Rontoms
Rontoms is liable to be slammed Sunday night so plan to arrive early and buy tall boys three at a time. The night’s headliners, Wooden Indian Burial Ground, have a new record nearly hot on the plate and we couldn’t be hungrier for it. The show will both wrap up a short NW tour for WIBG and act as a tour send-off for new favorites Is/Is. With The Tamed West kicking things off, we officially rank the booking of this week’s Sunday Session five out of five jack-o-lanterns. A must go. And bring any leftover candy, if you know what I’m saying. – T.L.
8:30pm, 21+, Free, (link)