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Thursday, April 17, 2014

It's Happening Tonight!

Posted by Alison Hallett on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 1:14 PM


MUSIC—There be treasure buried on this island, and the music scene's currently enjoying its unearthing: If you've yet to see the revived soul of Ural Thomas and the Pain, time to rectify. Plus, legendary Portland jazz singer Shirley Nanette's just had her 1973 release Never Coming Back re-issued, and will be joining the Pain to perform its songs in a show that may well make for a new legend of its own. MS
w/Ancient Heat, Rev. Shines; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $15-18

FILM—If you missed the NW Film Center's annual Northwest Filmmakers' Festival, here's your CliffsNotes version. For two nights, the Film Center is bringing the Best of the 40th Northwest Filmmakers' Festival to Portland, showing off the nine best short works from the festival's regional filmmakers in an easily watchable 72 minutes, with filmmakers in attendance. EH
Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park, Thurs 7 pm, Sat 5 pm, $8-9


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