This Week in the Mercury

Friday, March 22, 2013

It's Happening Tonight!

Posted by Alison Hallett on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 3:29 PM


BOOZE—Sure, you like booze, but how sophisticated is your knowledge of it? At the Oregon Distillers Guild's TOAST 2013: The International Craft Spirits Revival—the largest event of its kind in the US!—you'll get to taste over 150 spirits from around the world, getting tipsy and learning about new innovations in hooch, for a not-bad-at-all price. Yeesh learrrning, dammit! MS
World Trade Center, 121 Salmon, Fri 5-10 pm, Sat 1-10 pm, $20-25

MUSIC—Sonic Youth has been pretty much over for a while, which is still indigestible for generations of music fans who can hardly remember a time when the band wasn't soundtracking their lives. Thank the heavens, though, that founder Thurston Moore hasn't hung up his ax. His new band, Chelsea Light Moving, is finely fuzzy and poppy—and just as good as the old one. DCT
w/Grass Widow; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $15

FUNKY MUSIC—Look to the skies, Portland! You can see them, descending: George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, guardians of the funk, the whole funk, and nothing but the funk. The mothership is landing, funkateers. You'd be a fool not to board it. They're going to turn this mother out. BR
Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 9 pm, $25-27, 21+


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