My, What a Busy Week! 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

READ LOCAL—It's a big night for Portland's bookstores: Floating World Comics proudly hosts the grand opening of a new, expanded space—and shows off art from renowned Brazilians Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon—while the venerable Reading Frenzy puts 17 candles on the cake and hosts a map-themed group art show to celebrate years of keeping it indie, small press, and local. AH
Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch, 6-10 pm, FREE; Reading Frenzy, 921 SW Oak, 6-9 pm, FREE

MAMMOTH—Local darlings of modern dance Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner have curated a packed night featuring dance from California troupe MGM and Linda Austin, music by Why I Must Be Careful, and comedy from Comedy Is OK, just for starters. MS
w/Allie Hankins, Pool of Winds, Rob Walmart, DJ E*Rock; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $5

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

SWEATY—It's a damp, sticky collision in time and space as five of Portland's funniest people—veterans of Road House: The Play! and the 3rd Floor—come together to form the sketch comedy troupe Sweat, who debut a new, sure-to-be-hilarious show. AH
Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont, Fri-Sat 8 pm, through Oct 1, $15-19, sweatysweat.com

TOONTOWN—They (literally) don't make 'em like this anymore: In 1988, Who Framed Roger Rabbit broke ground with its crazy mash-ups of live action and hand-drawn animation, slapstick comedy and hard-boiled crime, and insane imagination and surefire box-office appeal. You remember this movie fondly for a reason—so don't miss this incredibly rare 35mm screening, hosted by local podcasters Cort and Fatboy. EH
Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 11 pm, $3, 21+

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

SCALES—It's a sad fact that many people are squicked out by critters in the reptile and amphibian category, but these are some of the most fascinating (and sweet—really, snakes can be super cuddly) animals on the planet. OMSI's periodic Reptile and Amphibian Shows are an excellent way to familiarize yourself with the interesting little buggers. MS
OMSI, 1945 SE Water, Sat-Mon 9:30 am-7 pm, $3

MANEATIN'—Grab your leather jacket and feather your hair: Hall and Oates are headed to Portland. Let this dashing soul-pop duo make your dreams come true. Their show, titled "Do What You Want, Be What You Are," is also a benefit show for Friends of the Children. AZ
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 7:30 pm, $79-105, all ages

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

THE TEACHES OF—Someone once described her as the poor woman's Lady Gaga, which seems like an apt description of Peaches to me. Merrill Beth Nisker, better known by her fruity nom de plume, comes to town to perform a DJ set for a day-glo studded dance fest. I just hope she spins a few of her own booty-shaking tracks. CF
w/Rude Dudes, DJ Beyondadoubt; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 9 pm, $19, all ages

THRASHY McTHRASHALOT—Toxic Holocaust has a new record, so you know what that means: limber up your neck and prepare to phone in sick tomorrow to recover from your lingering bangover. Released by local label Relapse, the barbarous Conjure and Command is a ferocious serving of intense thrash metal capped by the feral howl of frontman Joel Grind. EAC
w/Holy Grail, Krum Bums, Excruciator, Dr. Loomis; Branx, 320 SE 2nd, 8:30 pm, $10-12, all ages

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

MMMBOP—While you were sleeping off the '90s, the brothers Hanson were reinventing themselves as more than just an expendable one-hit wonder. Isaac, Taylor, and Zac (which one is the cute one again?) are now a reputable pop act, but just because the boys have grown up doesn't mean you have to as well—feel free to scream like a little girl all night long. EAC
Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $30, all ages

F1—I'll be astonished if there's a better documentary this year than Senna, Asif Kapadia's exhilarating, terrifying, adrenaline-charged film about Brazilian Formula One racer Ayrton Senna. This thing's nothing less than a tour de force—regardless of how you feel about racing, you'll be riveted. EH
Various Theaters, see Movie Times for showtimes

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

GETTIN' ETTEN—A few days before her MusicfestNW set, the incredible Sharon Van Etten plays a secret show (sshhh, don't tell!) at Bunk Bar, where you can hear her stunning, meditative folk songs while mawing down a delicious sandwich. Van Etten's devastatingly great music will be one of the highlights of this year's fest, so see her tonight and beat the crowds. NL
Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water, 10 pm, $10

SPELL YOU LATER—Calling all word nerds! Time to prove your mettle (could you please use that in a sentence?) with the Amazing Stumptown Spelling Bee. The monthly event promises fun, boozy spell-offs. Cheer for your favorites or get up there—every correctly spelled word earns you a free beer, and the winner takes home $50. Time to show all those mathletes how you roll. CF
w/DJ Dundiggy; Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th, 9 pm, $3 (FREE to spellers)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

LABEL LOVE—Kick it with the cool kids at Labelmates, Holocene's local record label fest, featuring Tender Loving Empire, Marriage Records, Apes Tapes, and other local labels. Browse records while DJs spin PDX tunes and catch up-and-coming rock groups Archers and Adventures with Might. AZ
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, FREE

KILLING US LOUDLY—Portland's annual multi-day MusicfestNW kicks off tonight with a handful of killer shows—none more kill-ish than the Kills. DON'T miss the inhumanly cool duo of Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince flaunting their damaged, sexy, tightly coiled rock noir in front of us mere mortals. NL
w/Eleanor Friedberger, Mini Mansions; Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, $20 or wristband, all ages

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