5 things to do in Portland today: Thursday, March 12

Mar 11 2020, 3:30 pm

To make things a bit easier on what is sometimes the longest evening of the week, here are our picks for five must-do events happening in and around Portland today, Thursday, March 12.

Here’s to making it to the weekend, Portland.

Third Eye Blind & Saves The Day

What: It wouldn’t be a mid-week evening in Portland without an astronomically huge double-header to attend, and today is no different. Formidable rock bands Third Eye Blind and co-headliners Saves The Day hit Portland with their Screamer Tour.

When: March 12
Time: 8 pm
Where: Roseland Theater — 8 NW 6th Avenue, Portland
Tickets: Online

JP Gritton – Wyoming

What: Come out to Powell’s on Hawthorne and meet with author JP Gritton as they celebrate their latest work of fiction, Wyoming, published by Tin House.

When: March 12
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Powell’s Books on Hawthorne — 3723 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland
Admission: Free

Up Her Ass: A Love Story

What: Playwright and Drag performer Anthony Hudson takes on a new role as Valerie Solanas, a radical feminist with a manifesto and a booming voice.

When: March 12
Time: 7 pm
Where: Greenwood Theater — 3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland
Tickets: Online

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies

What: With the pending return of the Bosnian Beast, Jusuf Nurkić, the Portland Trail Blazers welcome Memphis at the Moda Center today. The Blazers are coming in after a heated victory against the Suns on Tuesday.

When: March 12
Time: 7 pm
Where: Moda Center — 1 N Center Ct Street, Portland
Tickets: Online

Kurt Braunohler

What: Comedian and all-around fun guy Kurt Braunohler brings his wit and charisma to Helium Comedy Club on Thursday for night one of a three-day stand in Portland. The Bob’s Burgers, The Good Place, and Lady Dynamite actor brings the off-beat tears via laughter.

When: Thursday, March 12
Time: 8 pm
Where: Helium Comedy Club — 1510 SE 9th Avenue, Portland
Tickets: Online