TWO FEARS—What kind of fear do you want on this Halloween hump day? The glamorous, dark art-house of the Miracles Club? Or the intimidating, night-worshipping punk of Pierced Arrows, which shows its face rarely outside of this annual night? Pick your poison, my pretty. MS
the Miracles Club, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $10-12; Pierced Arrows, Ash Street Saloon, 225 SW Ash, 9:30 pm, $8

AND HERE...WE...GO!—Our long autumn of useless basketball scrimmaging is over, and the Portland Trail Blazers can get on with their Sisyphean climb toward respectability. Putting the stacked and sneering LA Lakers back on their heels would be a hell of a start. BR
Rose Garden, 1 Center Court, 7:30 pm, $59-349

ZOMBIE BOAT—How do we contain Portland's zombies? By putting them on a motherfuckin' BOAT, y'all! Join the rest of the zombies for Zombie Prom on the Portland Spirit—a three-hour cruise for the undead that features DJs, booze, food, and no surprise beheadings at the end. WSH
Portland Spirit, 1000 SW Naito, 8 pm, $20, 21+,