HORROR FILM—Sure, it might be seen as a little slow, now. Maybe a little reserved. But if you let it in, director William Friedkin's 1973 film The Exorcist can still be the transgressive splash of nastiness that caused audiences to run, retching and stumbling, for the exits. The power of Christ compels you. BR
Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark, see Film Times, $4

MUSIC—Ryan Sollee once acknowledged to an interviewer a recurring theme in his music is "bad people going into the basement and doing bad things." So there's no better place to see the Builders and the Butchers frontman than in Al's Den's basement. He's there all week, exploring the haunted root cellars of his soul with a variety of special guests. DVH
Al's Den, 303 SW 12th, Oct 27-Nov 2, 7 pm, FREE