My, What a Busy Week! 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

FILM—Following the death of the great crime writer Elmore Leonard, the Laurelhurst's been playing some of the best films based on his books: first Out of Sight, then Get Shorty, and now the coolest of them all, Jackie Brown. Perennially underrated, it's Quentin Tarantino's best movie, funny and romantic and exciting and smart. EH
Laurelhurst Theater, 2735 E Burnside, see Film Times, $4

MUSIC—Believe the hype: The girls in UK post-punk group Savages offer something snarling, seething, and stirring. Their first album, Silence Yourself, contains plenty of great moments, but Savages' live show is raking in the raves, so this is something you're gonna want to see in the flesh. NL
w/Duke Garwood; Wonder Ballroom 128 NE Russell, 8:30 pm, $14-15, all ages

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

FASHION SHOW—Maybe you feel a little bad blatantly staring at pretty people and pretty clothes. Why not do some good while ogling the goods? The fundraising fashion show Modified Style donates their ticket sales to local charities—this time, Sisters of the Road, the Pixie Project, and Bark—so you can have some guilt-free fun at their fifth annual runway show. CF
Refuge, 116 SE Yamhill, 7 pm, $15-25, all ages; afterparty w/Acoustic Minds, FREE w/ticket, 21+

MUSIC—The hard-hitting, post-industrial dance rock of Light Asylum finds a focal point in the ferocious voice of singer Shannon Funchess. The result is darkwave with tons of soul and scar tissue—it's one of the best live acts around right now. The Brooklyn duo headlines Holocene's Laid Out queer night, so get ready to dance the body electric. NL
w/Dangerous Boys Club, DJ Gossip Cat, DJ Roy G Biv; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, $10-12

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

HECKLEVISION—Someone in Hollywood once had a great idea to turn a hallucinogenic game about mushroom-gobbling plumbers into a fifth-rate Blade Runner knockoff with dinosaur people. Super Mario Bros. in Hecklevision proves it was a great idea; it just needed a theater full of jackasses texting insults onto the screen to realize its true potential. BR
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $8

SPORTS—Mixed martial arts, in the modern era, was always something of a misnomer, less a thing of art and grace than a carnal, brutal free-for-all—chum for rednecks whose satellite providers offered Pay-Per-View. It's since been tamed and turned into a profitable national roadshow. One of the more popular tourneys, Bellator MMA, stinks up the Moda Center tonight. DCT
Moda Center, One Center Court, 4 pm, $25-125

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

COMEDY—Bob Odenkirk and David Cross haven't so much written a book as pasted one together from the scraps of genius left over from their legendary sketch show Mr. Show. Hollywood Said No! collects never-before-seen scripts, storyboards, and sketch ideas. Today they'll sign copies of the book at Powell's, followed by a stand-up show at the Newmark. AH
w/Brian Posehn; Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 2 pm, FREE; Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, 8 pm, $47

BIKE SHOW—In a city where bike-building outfits have more than doubled in the last five years, the sixth annual Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show is preaching to a rabid choir. This year's lineup features a handful of the city's roughly 40 bike builders, plus exhibitors from around the state, country, and world. You'll be envious, sure, but pleasantly so. DVH
Sandbox Studio, 420 NE 9th, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 11 am-4 pm, $8-10

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

SOCCER—I know this one! Portland Timbers vs. the LA Galaxy means the famously handsome (yet oddly high-voiced) David Beckham is coming to town (hopefully without his terrifying wife)! So let's devastate those smoggy bastards out on the "pitch" (I know that one too!). MS [Oh, sweetie, Beckham retired. But yes, let's kick LA's butt.—Eds.]
Jeld-Wen Field, 1844 SW Morrison, 12:30 pm, $25-225

TV—Hands down, Breaking Bad is one of my top-five TV shows of all time, and tonight is the slam-bang series finale! Will the morally complicated Walter White survive the rise and fall of his meth kingdom—and if he is a goner, who will he take with him? Watch this tonight, or face a barrage of spoilers tomorrow! WSH
Breaking Bad, your TV, AMC, 9 pm, FREE

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

READING—Eric Schlosser was one of the first to introduce the American public to the devastating effects that fast food has had on the country, with his brilliant book Fast Food Nation. Now the respected muckraker dives into the secret, terrifying history of America's nuclear arsenal in Command and Control. AH
Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills, Beaverton, 7 pm, FREE

FILM—With The World's End still at the expensive theaters, now's the time to revisit—on the cheap! with beer!—the first two films in Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost's "Cornetto Trilogy." First up: the hilarious Hot Fuzz. (Stay tuned next week for Shaun of the Dead!) EH
Laurelhurst Theater, 2735 E Burnside, see Film Times, $4

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1

COMEDY—You watch Comedy Bang! Bang! on TV, right? It's funny and weird and Pee-wee's Playhouse-esque. You listen to the podcast, too, right? It's hysterical and hosted by the dreamy Scott Aukerman. Well, the live show is even more fun. Plus, comedy genius Paul F. Tompkins will be there, hopefully doing his Cake Boss and Werner Herzog impressions! CF
w/the Birthday Boys; Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $25, all ages

MUSIC—Today is day one of the Doug Fir's ninth anniversary, which they're celebrating with weeklong giveaways, specials, and—as usual—a roster of kick-ass shows, like tonight's diverse lineup headlined by Red Fang (the Motörhead of the Pacific Northwest), with the bouncing, ponderous Aan and the softer experimental sounds of WL. MS
Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $3 w/RSVP to redbullsoundselect.com, $12 without

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