This is the final weekend of the Village Building Convergence! VBC’s had 14 years of building community through building projects. Here’s a nice summary from


Branx is hosting a benefit for the Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp, featuring Pyrotense, Alex Bradley, Dope Boy, and Morgue Boss. Branx, 320 SE 2nd * 9 pm * $12 adv, $15 door

Check out “8 bit future bass” at the Alahambra Theater Lounge with Rhinostrich, bryface, and Temple Maps. If you don’t know what that means (and are too lazy to follow the link), imagine the music you’d hear at a rave thrown by Link from the Legend of Zelda and the robot-headed hero from Metroid. God job keeping up with the classics, folks. Alahambra Theater Lounge, 4811 SE Hawthorne * 9 pm * $5


The Analog Theater and Cafe is hosting a benefit to send Portland burlesque performers to the Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. (6:30 pm * ??) There’s also a burlesque workshop in the afternoon. (3 pm * ??)

How about some mariachi heavy metal covers with… METALACHI. They get extra points for the Christmas lights on their sombreros. Looks like a party. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside * 9 pm * $15

Live Americana with Jacob Miller & the Bridge City Crooners, Smut City, and Jellyroll Society are performing at LaurelThirst Public House. 2958 NE Glisan * $5 * 9:30 pm