This Weekend in Portland: 1.22 – 1.24

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

Fur Coats (video release party), Jackson Boone, and Ronnie Haines at The Know

Tonight The Know plays host to a killer show for the classic price of five buckaroos, and not only do you get your earholes pleased, but it looks like your eyeholes will get something out of it, too. It’s the Fur Coats Video Release party (check the 15 second teaser)! The always fantastic Jackson Boone will be also be playing, and Ronnie Haines fills out the bill. – A.S.

8:30pm, 21+, $5, (link)

Nathan Brannon live comedy album recording at Alberta Street Pub

Just down the street from our first listed event, Nathan Brannon will be telling jokes at Alberta Street Pub. Recently signed to Kill Rock Stars, Brannon will be recording his sophomore album at this show, following up I Black Out. The always funny Bri Pruett will also be telling some jokes, so it’s sure to be a fun night. – A.S.

Early show: 7pm, Late show: 10pm, 21+, $12, (link)

Saturday

Ty Segall & The Muggers, CFM, Old Light, and The Lavender Flu at Aladdin Theater

So, I’m not going to get your hopes up — this show is sold out. And it makes perfect sense. It’s sure to be a doozie. The always exciting (no matter the name that follows) Ty Segall is the main draw, but CFM (formed by Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin bandmate Charles Moothart) should be pretty wild, and of course Old Light won’t disappoint. The Lavender Flu rounds out a top-notch bill. If you spend your Saturday sitting around, vigilantly refreshing Craigslist, maybe you’ll get a chance to go. – A.S.

9pm, 21+, Sold Out (but check craigslist!), (link)

Sunday

X-Files 2016 Premiere at Mission Theater

It’s no secret that the creators of television and movies have been out of ideas for the better part of the last two decades, and while that means 90% of everything Hollywood churns out is some variation of sequels, prequels, remakes, and reboots, sometimes they hit on something. Hopefully that’s the case with X-Files 2016. By now you’ve surely heard of Mulder and Scully’s return, and what better way to welcome back The X-Files than a theater screening of the new episodes. Will the new episodes be good? I WANT TO BELIEVE (that they will be). – A.S.

6:30pm doors 7pm show, All Ages, Free, (link)

All Weekend

Brick at 5th Ave Cinema

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s role in Brick was pretty instrumental in proving just how talented of an actor he really is — it showed us he’s more than the kid who played Tommy in 3rd Rock From The Sun, and it may very well have opened up the door to many other roles for him. A somewhat underrated film, Brick stylistically channels a noir but does it through the setting of a high school. If you’ve got some time, head down to 5th Ave Cinema and check out Brick… think of it as a primer for Snowden (a film I’m low-key excited for this year). – A.S.

Friday 7pm and 9:30pm, Saturday 7pm and 9:30pm, Sunday 3:00pm; $4, FREE for PSU students, (link)

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