MUSIC—Howe Gelb is one prolific fella. Throughout his nearly 30-year career, he's played with his band Giant Sand, solo, and with a clutch of talented musicians. The Americana legend collaborated with Bonnie "Prince" Billy, KT Tunstall, and M. Ward on his new solo record The Coincidentalist. Don't miss him! CF
w/Houndstooth; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 8 pm, $13-15
FILM—After winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes and suffering (or benefiting) from plenty of controversy, the French coming-of-age film Blue Is the Warmest Color finally arrives in Portland. Come for the lesbian sex! Stay for what is, by nearly all accounts, one of the best films of the year. EH
Various Theaters, see review and portlandmercury.com/movietimes for showtimes
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