MUSIC—It's time again for Portland to have a proper, psychedelic, dance floor-straining appearance from Ratatat, purveyors of the rocktronica phenomenon. They come equipped with the newness of the just-released Magnifique, so get your moves in shape to sync to the newness like a goddamn boss. MARJORIE SKINNER
w/Hot Sugar; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 9 pm, $28, all ages

HECKLEVISION—Of all the times to see something in Hecklevision—when audience members can text jokes and see them pop up on the screen—few are better than tonight's GOP Debate, featuring Jeb! Bush, Mike Huckabee, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, and, yes, fucking Donald Trump. Fish, meet barrel. ERIK HENRIKSEN
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 5 pm, $5


MUSICMercury Music Editor Ned Lannamann is on vacation, but I know he'd be upset with me if I didn't plug Def Leppard! That's because, even though at first you might chuckle, a closer examination reveals that Hysteria and most of Pyromania actually hold up! (You're on your own with openers Styx and Tesla, though. Can't vouch.) MARJORIE SKINNER
Amphitheater Northwest, 17200 NE Delfel, Ridgefield, 7 pm, $25-265, all ages

FOOD—The many-headed hydra that is Feast Portland is back, ready to overstuff the mouths of those lucky enough to have bought tickets. Wear your chicest stretch pants to classes, special dinners, and tastings, including the new Smoked! event on Saturday, featuring the barbecue stylings of celebuchefs and a whole lot of hot air. ANDREA DAMEWOOD
Various locations, Thurs-Sun, for schedule, $35 & up


MUSIC—Seattle's Decibel Festival plugs in its baroque circuitry later this month, but first the electronic music jamboree heads down I-5 to curate an installation as part of this year's Time-Based Art Festival. Catch Portland noise-maestro Strategy throw down with Seattle's Raica, plus an overseas visit from Lapalux. Blips! Beeps! DIRK VANDERHART
The Works at the Redd, 831 SE Salmon, 10:30 pm, $8-10

MUSIC—With dreamy reverb melding peaceably to Dan Bejar's unmistakable vocals, Destroyer sounds like the best moments of pre-breakup Luna, only with more saxophone and hyper-referential lyrics that—impossibly—feel both nostalgic and deeply contemporary. It's music to hold sweaty hands to. MEGAN BURBANK
w/Frog Eyes; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 9 pm, $20, all ages


COMIC CON—Portland's annual celebration of cosplay and nerdlebrities, Rose City Comic Con brings in guests like Star Wars' Carrie Fisher and that guy who was in The Walking Dead one time. But seek out the actual comics stuff: You'll find a solid lineup of panels featuring fantastic local creators, from Bitch Planet's Kelly Sue DeConnick to Plutona's Emi Lenox to to Shaft's David Walker. ERIK HENRIKSEN
Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK, Sat 10 am-7 pm, Sun 10 am-5 pm, $25-50

MUSIC—Toro y Moi's Chaz Bundick leaps entire musical genres in the space of a single synth-pop song, a tendency that's earned the 28-year-old the dubious title of "Godfather of Chillwave." More importantly, you can download his latest album, Samantha, online. For free. Because, dumb nicknames aside, Chaz Bundick knows what's up. Go to his show tonight and you will too. MEGAN BURBANK
w/Astronauts, Etc.; Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark, 9 pm, $20


POLISH FEST—One of Portland's best and funnest outdoor shindigs is hands down the annual Polish Festival. Dancing, music, and polka contests fill the stages, while pierogi, kielbasa, potato pancakes, honey wine, and Polish beer fill your tummy. If you don't feel good at this festival, you are incapable of feeling good. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
3900 N Interstate, Sat 11 am-10 pm, Sun noon-6 pm, FREE, all ages

MUSIC—All hail the queen of rock 'n' soul, Patti LaBelle, whose monstrous, soaring vocals have ruled the world of soul and pop for more than 50 years. Expect decades' worth of memorable songs such as "Lady Marmalade," "If You Only Knew," "New Attitude," and more! WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 7:30 pm, $45-135, all ages


BOOKS—Joy Williams is the beloved author of countless short stories, and at age 71, she's still cranking out elegant prose on the shortcomings of American life in her newest collection, The Visiting Privilege. The celebrated writer is darkly funny, which will make her conversation with Swamplandia! novelist Karen Russell for this reading all the better. COURTNEY FERGUSON
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

FILM—Earlier this year, the trailer for the Whitey Bulger biopic Black Mass was released, containing the best performance Johnny Depp's given in the last 15 years. And that was just the trailer. Imagine a whole movie's worth of that creepy, dead-eyed malevolence. Or don't imagine it, actually. Go see it. BOBBY ROBERTS
Various theaters, see Film Times at


STORYTELLING—Described as a show "where people tell true stories they never thought they'd dare to share in public," the popular live show and podcast RISK! is coming to town for two shows. Hosted by Kevin Allison (whom you might remember from the The State), tonight's show promises "hilarious and shocking" stories on the theme "bewildered." SHELBY R. KING
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, Tues & Wed 8 pm, $20

FILM—With much sadness, it's time to revisit the late, great Wes Craven's amazing cinematic canon after his death last month. (RIP, kind sir who gave me so many Freddy Krueger nightmares.) He was the mastermind behind more Screams and screams than any other director in history—not the least of which is his 1977 mutant-hillbilly exploitation film The Hills Have Eyes. Go celebrate a horror legend. COURTNEY FERGUSON
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $8