Nick Jaina is a Portlander who whispers folk heroics about the anesthetizing properties of cocaine, recorded an album on Elliott Smith's upright piano (2008's Wool) and launched his current tour from inside Umatilla, Ore.'s Two Rivers Correctional Institute. His current project is The Beanstalks That Have Brought Us Here Are Gone, 10 tracks written for guest female vocalists (Jolie Holland, Laura Gibson). Luke Allen opens. Admission $5. 10 p.m. Thursday. Mudlark Public Theatre, 1200 Port St.