Balancing motherhood and creative endeavors is hard work — you can ask any of the performers milling about at this party. Local filmmaker (and mom) Jackie Weissman is throwing a benefit for her documentary-in-progress “Rock • Roll Mamas,” a look at the ups and downs of being a musician and a mom that features folks like Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker and Kristin Hersh of the Throwing Muses.
Tonight also is a release party for the “Rock • Roll Mamas” compilation CD. Entrance earns you a free copy of the album, complimentary appetizers, a look at the film’s trailer and a chance to meet rocking moms like Zia McCabe from the Dandy Warhols and emcee Tara Dublin of KNRK (94.7 FM).
7 p.m. Saturday, May 20, Bettie Ford Lounge, 1135 S.W. Washington St., 503-445-8331, $25