MUSIC—Look who hit the double digits: Mississippi Studios celebrates year 10 with a double-whammy of live music stretched across two shows tonight. Laura Gibson, Adam Shearer, and Kyle Morton headline phase one, with the Defibulators and Lewi Longmire holding down the rear. MS
w/Sneakin' Out, Matt Sheehy; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 6 pm (all ages w/parent) & 8 pm (21+), FREE

HORROR FLICK—Get your creep on pre-Halloween with this special screening of the 1920 B&W horror classic The Golem—in which a clay monster is brought forth to protect Jews from persecution. Even better, this presentation will feature a live soundtrack from very talented local composer/pianist Beth Karp along with some vaudeville-style antics from Professor Ringo Zeitgeist and Alyson Osborn. WSH
Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta, 7 pm, $13


EAR CANDY—Here to stuff your sack full of sweetness, it's the first-ever Ear Candy! Your pals at the Mercury and the good folks at Mississippi Studios have teamed up to bring you a series of free shows from terrific local bands, and tonight's inaugural Ear Candy kicks off with a Halloween theme and two aptly named bands: Spookies and Big Haunt! NL
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, FREE

MUSIC—There are worse people to spend Halloween with than Fred and Toody Cole, the Portland legends who are the backbone of Pierced Arrows. Pretty much everyone, actually. This year, cut your sugar and alcohol intake with ecstatic, unadulterated ROCK at this 19th anniversary show for the Ash Street Saloon. DVH
w/Poison Idea, Don't; Ash Street Saloon, 225 SW Ash, 9 pm, $10

HORROR FILMS—It's pretty easy to blow a fat stack of cash on Halloween festivities—what with costumes, bar tabs, and haunted-house admissions. So cheapskate it up at the Kennedy School tonight with a FREE triple feature of dead-awesome horror flicks: Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, Sam Raimi's Evil Dead 2, and Peter Jackson's Dead Alive! CF
Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd, Young Frankenstein at 5:30 pm (all ages), Evil Dead 2 at 7:30 pm (21+), Dead Alive at 9:35 pm (21+), FREE


PARTY MUSIC—Cut Copy is touring behind Free Your Mind, previews of which suggest a more psychedelic aspect to their pulsing, pristine club sound, with bongos and guitar accenting their signature beats and harmonies. It's damn near perfect party music, and it's a party you surely don't wanna miss. MS
w/Kauf, Larry Gus; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 9 pm, $25, all ages

DAY OF THE DEAD—Forget Halloween—who needs another year of watching your friends try to one-up each other? Try on tonight's Dia de los Muertos celebration instead: Organized in part by Y La Bamba's Luz Elena Mendoza, the party begins with a black-clad procession through the streets, and culminates at the Crystal with Edna Vazquez, Aztec dancing, and a performance from Mendoza's new band Tiburones. AH
w/Orquestra Pacifico Tropical, & more; Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 6 pm (procession at SW Clay & Park at 5:30 pm), $10-12 (kids 12 & under free)


BASKETBALL—Leaves are falling, but hope is rising. The Trail Blazers have a Rookie of the Year returning, a freshly re-named home court, and a brand new fast-food item to keep fans paying attention to the Blazers vs. Spurs game going on. They'll probably need it; the San Antonio Spurs are maybe the single most boring team in the history of the NBA. BR
Moda Center, 1 Center Court, 7 pm, $24-208

BOOKS—Everybody loves Hyperbole and a Half, the hilarious webcomic that's gained creator Allie Brosh a global following from her home in Bend. She writes with humor about subjects ranging from her dog to her struggles with depression, with illustrations done in a deliberately clumsy style. She'll read from her new collection tonight. AH
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 4 pm


MUSIC—In the mid-'70s, a band of Detroit brothers called itself Death and played pioneering, earth-shattering proto-punk. Trouble is, no one was paying much attention. The recent documentary A Band Called Death told the Hackney brothers' remarkable story, and now the reconstituted band is coming to blow minds. Better late than never. NL
w/P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., Vultures in the Sky; Branx, 320 SE 2nd, 7 pm, $17, all ages

DREAMY MUSIC—It's been 20 years since Mazzy Star wanted to hold the hand inside you (eeeeew!) with "Fade into You." And 17 years since their last album. (God I'm old.) But the gorgeous, melancholy voice of Hope Sandoval is back with Seasons of Your Day, bringing achingly slow, steel guitar-steeped nostalgia into your hearts. Prepare to get a little weepy. Maybe a lot. CF
w/Mariee Sioux; Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 9 pm, $30-33, all ages


MUSIC—Wait, what's this? A show with Emmylou Harris and Richard Thompson? Harris, reunited with dear friend and collaborator Rodney Crowell, is showing off a new duet album of undressed, elegant country ephemera. And if that's not treasure enough, they've asked Thompson and his electric Brit-folk to get the whole shebang started. DCT
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 8 pm, $47-90.50, all ages

FILM—Few films garner the sort of praise that 12 Years a Slave is already getting. It's the latest from Steve McQueen (Hunger, Shame), and audiences and critics are calling Slave a brutal, difficult reckoning with America's horrific past. They're also calling it one of the best movies of the year. EH
Various Theaters, see Film Times and our read our review


MUSIC—It kicks a lot of ass that you live in a city where a bill can be this good, for this cheap. Portland's Natasha Kmeto and Minden are purveyors of starkly dissimilar jams—one a throaty electro, the other a meeker, poppy bounce. Seattle-based headliner Shabazz Palaces' distinct hiphop puts a mercurial bow on the proceedings. DVH
Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $3 w/RSVP (, $12 at door

FILM—Catch a special sneaky peek of director Alexander Payne's (Sideways, The Descendents) newest flick Nebraska, starring Bruce Dern as an old codger who's convinced he's won a million bucks, and Will Forte as the son who begrudgingly joins his dad on a road trip to collect the money. Plus there'll be a special livestream Q&A session with the stars following the film! WSH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7 pm, $18