Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Rozzi Crane
Rock out with Adam Levine—and those other slightly less attractive guys! Get pumped for the weekend with the pop/alternative-rock champions of the Top 40 charts. Angry, brokenhearted-pump up jams, heart melting ballads (cue swooning), and songs chock full of sexy innuendos. Kelly Clarkson and Rozzi Crane, a newcomer to the music scene with a mellow, raw indie sound, open. This is a chance to yell "Kelly Clarkson!" in the Steve Carell, 40-year-old virgin fashion. Sleep Country Amphitheater. 7 pm. $30-100.
An R&B legend, Grammy-winning solo artist, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Staples' latest album, "One True Vine," showcases her moving and soulful voice which is as, if not more, sultry sixty years after the start of her career. Staples earned her fame with her family band and is still touring, often opening for another R&B ledged, Bonnie Raitt. Whether you've been a fan of Staples for a generation or are a new convert, she promises a legendary show. Moore Theatre. 8 pm. $37-50.
KBOO Annual Book & Record Sale
Portland's listener-funded community radio station puts on its annual analog rummage sale slinging books, comics and records.KBOO deejays will be playing live at the sale to provide the necessary "shop 'til you drop" ambiance at this hoarders haven and hipster trap. Spend the afternoon browsing to find that must-have. Musicians Union Hall. 9 am.
The Stranger Genius Awards
Ever wondered who the most talented people in Seattle are? The Stranger has rounded them up and will put them all in the same room for the 11th Genius Awards. Artists, thespians, filmmakers, writers and musicians have their crack at winning a prestigious award and a promised, "$5,000 and an obscene amount of attention." Moore Theatre. 8 pm. $12.