Columbia City Theater has been around since 1917. It's hosted Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Fats Waller. It was a neighborhood movie theater in the '50s and a rave venue in the '90s. Early this year, the lights went dark and the gas was shut off. Now, with new ownership and after months of renovations, the attractive brick-walled theater is reopening with a weekend of free music. Tonight: prankster rappers Mash Hall, Beacon Hill hiphop collective Cloud Nice, and the omnivorous DJ Suspence; Saturday: Grand Hallway, Drew Grow and the Pastors' Wives, and Kelli Schaefer. (Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave S, 9 pm, free, 21+.)