RIN TINTINABULATION—Brilliant writer Susan Orlean is back in Portland (she had a staff job at Willamette Week until 1982—forgiven) to read from her newest biography, about a series of world-famous dogs named Rin Tin Tin. Orlean makes anything interesting and these movie-star pups are no exception. SM
w/Q&A and screening of Clash of the Wolves; Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7 pm, $15

MOSHEMoshe Kasher was everywhere at last spring's Bridgetown Comedy festival, winning over Portland audiences with aggressive, acerbic, and ferociously smart stand-up. At tonight's installment of the Funny over Everything comedy showcase he's joined by local favorite Ron Funches, whose cheerful, stoner-friendly stand-up just keeps getting better. Don't miss this one. AH
w/Ian Karmel; Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 9:30 pm, $10


#OCCUPYPINKMARTINI—The 99 percent is severely lacking in jobs, health insurance, and patriotic sing-alongs. Local faves Pink Martini and Storm Large spearhead a noontime Occupy solidarity rally with performances of "This Land Is Your Land" and speeches from smart politicos like that commie pinko (bless his heart) Congressman Earl Blumenauer. SM
Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW 6th & Morrison, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, FREE

ATTACK O' THE '80S—Travel with us back in time to the awesomest, most tubular decade ever when PBR Presents: the 1980s! Some of Portland's funnest bands—including Casey Neill, the Eastsiders, the My Oh Mys, Jim Brunberg, and many more—cover your '80s faves in this FREE show! (And if there's no Kajagoogoo? I'll jump onstage and do it myself!!) WSH
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, FREE


30 ROCK STAR—A former writer for SNL and current 30 Rock jokester, Hannibal Buress is a funny, funny stand-up. He's got a cool laidback style, belied by sharp drollery. His Iron Comic set at this year's Bridgetown Comedy Fest was drawling and tack sharp—and frankly, I think he got robbed of the crown. CF
Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, Thurs 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 pm, $15-25

MONSTER MASH—There's no better place to spend Halloween weekend than a former funeral parlor, so thank the spirits that the Woods is hosting their second In the Crematorium dance and costume party, a spooky good time with DJ Cooky Parker spinning '80s hits, plus live Smiths covers by This Charming Man. Wear your best for the costume contest, and be ready for the giant pumpkin piñata! NL
w/the Angry Orts; The Woods, 6637 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $10


CAN'T MISS ITMississippi Studios has been around for eight years, meaning it's due time to celebrate. Their anniversary event will highlight more than 10 local bands, including Nick Jaina, Matt Sheehy, and a mini version of Typhoon. Also, free burgers until midnight! AZ
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 7 pm, FREE

LOL CATS—Circus elephants may make you sad, but the rescued dogs and cats of the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater will have you ROTFL in delight. Dogs and cats... riding on each other's backs... pushing each other around in baby carriages. It's the best circus act evah, complete with juggling, skits, and furry balancing acts. CF
Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 3 & 7 pm, $25-35, all ages


REANIMATED—Ghosts? Witches? Monsters? Pshaw. The creepiest thing around town this Halloween is Jan Svankmajer's Alice, a Czech stop-motion version of Alice in Wonderland that's so unsettlingly eerie, it'll give you nightmares. Fin de Cinema screens the 1988 film with a live score from Wampire, Litanic Mask, and Bruxa, then you can shake off those terrors with a dance party from the Sick Jaggers DJs. NL
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $5

WHAT LIES BENEATH—Looking for a real ghost story? Hop on Lone Fir Cemetery's torch-lit Tour of Untimely Departures this evening to hear unusual and eerie tales of the cemetery's residents. Who knows who you'll meet. AZ
Lone Fir Cemetery, SE 26th & Stark, 6-9 pm, $10


SWEET SKULLS!—Who wants your skulls? Holocene. Show up for Luz Elena Mendoza's Day of the Dead festival outside Sunnyside Elementary and then zombie-march yourself over to the club for a night of art, Aztec dancing, and traditional and modern music. Go. Your ancestors miss you. DCT
Sunnyside Elementary, 3421 SE Salmon, 5:30 pm, FREE, all ages; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 7 pm, $3, 21+

NIGHTBEASTB-Movie Bingo keeps rolling at the Hollywood Theatre, offering not-so-classic films and a bingo card so you can keep track of the B-movie clichés! Up for appreciation/ridicule this time: 1982's Nightbeast, in which "a backwoods cop and his friends fight an alien," guaranteeing "tons of lasers and gore." Bingo! EH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $7


OVER AND OVER—In case you didn't hear, Looping State of Mind, the latest album from Swedish ambient techno artist the Field, is seriously good. The subtlety of the Field's earlier songs is still there but invigorated by unexpected genre crossovers. I predict a dance floor catharsis. WE
w/Miracles Club, Operative, DJ Genevieve D; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $10-12

SEX TALK—Sex-advice columnist Dan Savage is only one of the many proponents of Christopher Ryan's Sex at Dawn, a book that takes aim at all our deeply cherished beliefs about sex—including a deconstruction of the rapidly crumbling modern construct that is monogamy. AH
Lecture and Q&A, Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 7 pm, $20