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GET IN THE PIT—If your passion for all things Passion Pit knows no bounds, you won't miss tonight's show with the New England synth-pop practitioners—but make sure you don't miss their after-hours DJ set across the river at Rotture! NL
w/Mister Heavenly, We Barbarians, Pepper Rabbit; Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, $29.50, all ages; afterparty w/Rude Dudes, Rotture, 315 SE 3rd, 9 pm, $6, 21+

ASSASSINS—The Northwest Film Center's impressive Japanese Currents: The Samurai Tradition series continues with 1966's Sword of Doom, starring Tatsuya Nakadai as a killer swordsman, and 1980's fantastic Shogun Assassin, featuring Tomisaburo Wakayama as a loving father/vicious assassin. It's bloody and heartwarming at the same time! EH
Northwest Film's Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park, Sword of Doom Wed Dec 1 at 7 pm, Shogun Assassin Thurs Dec 2 at 7 pm, $8-9