Portland Weekend Goings-On, March 22th – 25th

I am super bummed that I didn’t write this in time to do a substantial write-up of tonight’s Eddie Money Unplugged show at Asylum, but my friend works at an unnamed hotel and just reported that Money just walked into the hotel and shouted at the staff as he walking through the lobby doors, “HEY IT’S EDDIE MONEY, WHAT’S UP EVERYBODY!”

And then he almost walked away without his suitcase.

More proof that Eddie Money might be one of the coolest people on earth.

Here are some non-Eddie Money-related things you can do this weekend:

  • Theodore Treehouse[Mayo St. Arts, 8p, $5, all ages]Tanner Smith and Jeff Beam will also be preforming. Of Theodore Treehouse, Chris Busby has written, “If the Portland indie-rock band Phantom Buffalo collectively gave birth to a child, that kid would be Theodore Treehouse.  Like the Buffalo boys, this quartet makes highly contagious indie-rock rooted in roots music. They’re a little younger, slightly wilder and often more rockin’.” While I haven’t seen Smith or Beam, and I am sure they are just swell, the participation of Treehouse alone makes this show an adventure worth pursuing.
  • Noises Off[Portland Players, Friday and Saturday at 7:30p, Sunday at 2:30p, $20] In the Internet age, meta portrayals of reality have become the norm, and so even 31 years after it was written, the conceit of Michael Frayn’s Tony Award-winning play about about a play is as fitting as ever.
  • John Lennon Re-Imagined by the Nutopians[One Longfellow Square, Friday, 8p, $27 – $32] The band, which lifted it’s name from Ono/Lennon’s vision of Nutopia, itself a re-imagination of Utopia, recreates Lennon’s music using 6 & 12-string, electric and bass guitars, cello, violin, mandola, accordion, piano, chromatic harmonica and light percussion.
  • Julianna Barwick with Vio/Miré [SPACE Gallery, Saturday, 8p, $8, all ages] Of Barwick, Stereogum says that her “looped, harmonic vocal tapestry work is unceasingly sublime.

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