THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21

EAT OUT TO HELP OUT—Wish you could do something about the crippling lack of funding for domestic violence services by, like, you know, eating a pizza? Tonight you can with Dine4DV! More than 30 very generous local restaurants (including Beulahland, Por Qué No, Radio Room, and Dove Vivi) will donate a slice of your check tonight to eight Portland women's shelters. Charity never tasted so delicious. SM
Full list of restaurants at voaor.org 

HYBRID—Prepare to have your expectations of a puppet show completely derailed with Frankenocchio, as Seattle puppeteer Brian Kooser cleverly integrates the stories of Frankenstein and Pinocchio into a surprisingly funny and morbidly postmodern fairy tale. AH
Disjecta, 8371 N Interstate, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, $18, 18+

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22

SURVIVOR SONGS—The sad tale of Roky Erickson has been well documented in film, songs, and even by the man himself, but an even better story is the Texas legend's wondrous comeback from the brink, his recent career revitalization, and tonight's show, which offers fans yet another chance to see the man behind the 13th Floor Elevators. EAC
w/Boo Frog; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 9 pm, $22-25

SAIGON WHORE—As repeatedly evidenced by snarky turns as SNL's Weekend Update anchor, hilarious appearances on Conan, and vastly underrated star vehicles (1998's great Dirty Work, the sitcom Norm), Norm MacDonald is one of the funniest bastards on the planet. This weekend he brings his stand-up to Portland, and you'd be a goddamn fool to miss it. I'm currently rewatching Dirty Work for the 4,927th time in anticipation. EH
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, Thurs 8 pm, Fri-Sat at 8 & 10:30 pm, $20-25

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23

SATYRI-GONE—Before Satyricon shutters their doors and shuffles off to the great punk club in the sky, the venue is pulling out all the stops for their farewell month of shows. That means you get to see Quasi plus a special one-off performance from Pond. No, you are not reading a back issue of The Rocket, Pond is actually playing. EAC
w/M99; Satyricon, 125 NW 6th, 9 pm, $10

ART/PORN—PICA gets sexual tonight with Destricted, a series of short films by artists like Matthew Barney and Richard Prince that have up 'til now been banned from US theaters for sexually explicit content that pushes the line between art and commercial pornography. Art won. MS
The Works at Washington High School, 531 SE 14th, 7 pm, $7, 18+

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24

HIGH SPIRITS—Get lubricated at the sixth annual Great American Distillers Festival with booze from the likes of Rogue Spirits, New Deal Distillery, Bend Distillery, and tons more. With a bartender mix-off on both days, I think it's safe to bet you'll be in for the tipsiest of good times. MJS
Tiffany Center, 1410 SW Morrison, Sat-Sun 11 am-7 pm, $10-16

LUBED—American fans who discovered Glaswegian legends the Vaselines long before reaching legal drinking age never thought they'd see them live until the band came through on a reunion tour that packed the Doug Fir to the rafters. And now, they can't stop. Don't miss 'em twice. MS
w/Dum Dum Girls; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 8 pm, $15-17

MONDAY, OCTOBER 25

EAT LIKE A GROWNUP—Mark Bittman's cookbooks, especially How to Cook Everything, should be standard issue for any kid leaving the nest. They're also great for adult takeout junkies too scared or busy to turn on the stove. Why? Because Bittman is a teacher as much as a chef, and he radiates the joy of simple, homemade food. Listen as he discusses his latest work, The Food Matters Cookbook. DCT
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT 'EM—Calgary band Women are actually made up of four men, and their lo-fi art rock contains sweet candy pop buried under bizarro murk. Their excellent second album Public Strain, recorded again with fellow Calgarian and bona fide genius Chad VanGaalen, peels back the gauze for some truly warped sunshine. NL
w/Manchild; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $10-12

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26

HERE COME THE SUNS—Tonight the Blazers get into their 41st NBA season against li'l Stevie Nash and the Phoenix Suns. Feeling down, Blazers fans? Sure, Rudy "Don't Call it a Contract" Fernández wants to go back to Europe and they're working on a laundry list of injuries, but with the Suns knocking us out of last year's playoffs, I smell a revenge win. MJS
Rose Garden, 1 Center Court, 7 pm, $25 & up, broadcast on KGW

ZOMBIE VS. SHARK—Everyone's favorite Italian goremonger, Lucio Fulci, is back just in time for Halloween! Tonight, the Grindhouse Film Festival presents a Fulci double feature in 35mm, leading off with his 1981 flick House by the Cemetery (in which a stupid family moves into a cursed house) and 1979's classic Zombie (in which a zombie fights a shark)! Plus: 35mm '70s horror trailers before each film! EH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, House by the Cemetery at 7:30 pm, Zombie 9:30 pm, $7 each ($10 for both)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27

SAMPLE SLAYER—Good reasons to see DJ Shadow in concert right now, even though his best-known album came out in 1996: he's still mixing awesome, creepy, unique music; he has a habit of playing new work live; and his spooky beats make the perfect soundtrack for October's early nightfall and the creeping sense of Halloween. SM
w/DJ Wicked; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 9 pm, $25, all ages

ODD COUPLE—Although Isobel Campbell hanging out with Mark Lanegan gives us the same unsettled feeling we got when our pretty sister started dating the neighborhood dirtbag, there's no denying they make beautiful music together. His weathered rasp and her gentle murmur contrast perfectly, making for spooky country noir with a tinge of gothic romance. NL
w/Willy Mason; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $18-20