Mt. Bachelor Apres Ski Bash
FIRST FRIDAY—The Mt. Bachelor Apres Ski Bash series continues with two on-the-verge-of-the-big-time Portland bands: The ghostly harmonizations and ethereal, yet rocking beats of the trio Cabin Project, and the peppy goth pop of The Genders. (For a full review of The Genders, see page 18). 6 – 9 pm. Crows' Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks. Free.
Warriors Don't Cry
STAGE—In 1957, 15-year-old Melba Pattillo walked into her first day at Little Rock's Central High School under a rain of racial slurs and physical threats. She walked out and into the history books as a member of the Little Rock 9, a major stepping stone in the Civil Rights movement in the U.S. This traveling one-woman show, based on Pattillo's memoir, is recommended for ages 11 and up. 7 pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $10 for adults, $5 for12-and-under.
MUSIC—Vagabond opera embodies the spirit of the Oregon Country Fair. The band dresses to the nines in colorful circusy garb and entertains with folk-flared Bohemian cabaret. A vaudeville Santa Claus, Baby Gramps practices something called "throat singing" and has a never-ending catalogue of pun-filled tunes. The Belfry, 302 E Main St. in Sisters. 8 pm. $12.
friday 7 & saturday 8
Deschutes Brewery Crab Fest
EATFEST—This event has become so popular over the years that Deschutes Brewery has added a second night of succulent sweet potato crab fritters, sweet crab etouffee and the buttery-goodness of a full-course crab boil (all washed down with four varieties of Deschutes brews). 6 pm. Deschutes Brewery, 901 SW Simpson Ave. $80 for all the crab you can eat, all four brews and gratuity.
friday 7 & saturday 8
The Solo Speak Sessions
STORYTELLING—The latest Solo Speak Sessions storytelling theme of "Love & Hate" guarantees that there is something for everyone, regardless of relationship status or current feelings on the upcoming Valentine's Day. Six performers take 15 minutes each to share a personal story of heart break or affirmation, or as often happens in life, both. 7:30 pm. Greenwood Playhouse, 148 NW Greenwood Ave., $15.
Snowbusters Snow Mobile Drag Race
YE-HAW!—Unlike other winter sports—say, (yawn) snowshoeing and Nordic skiing—snowmobiling is almost as fun for spectators as participants. Today and Sunday, Central Oregon Snowbusters—the fine people who groom the 250 miles of trails webbing across Mt Bachelor—let off some steam with their third annual Snow Mobile Drag Races. (For more info, page 17) 7 am registration, 11 am – 4 pm races. Wanoga Sno Park. Free for spectators.
Don't Hide Your Love Away
MEDIA SALON—For Valentine's Day, we present quite the hot line-up for our monthly Q&A salons; consider it our small love note to you, our favorite reader. Be ours! Sex coach Ali Goodnough offers up, well, advice (not that you need any, sweetie); Ron Berry talks about marriage equality and local rockers Slaughter Daughters belt out their very own love song! 7 pm. Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence. Aw, love is free!
MUSIC—Blown in on a northern wind, Zachary Lucky's music would exemplify Americana if only the singer/songwriter weren't Canadian. Sweet and soft melodies, with an emphasis on lyrical storytelling, could easily be compared to the picking style of Iron & Wine, with added Great White twang. Local singer/songwriter Anthony Tripp opens. 8 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5.
The Grand Anderson/Rushmore
FILM—And so begins the Source's latest film series, The Grand Anderson, celebrating the great quotes, storylines and characters penned and brought to life by writer and director Wes Anderson. Rushmore kicks off this four-week, Wednesday-night event sponsored by Worthy Brewing Company. 7 pm. The Old Stone Church, 157 NW Franklin. Free.
MUSIC—Often compared to Grace Slick's vocals, Ray Manzarek's (The Doors) keys and the dark and ominous swells of Pink Floyd, Rose Windows have some big shoes to fill. With a neo-'60s sensibility and a petering pan flute, the band holds its own and represents some of the best of the current Seattle indie music scene. 7 pm. McMenamins, 700 NW Bond St. Free.