My, What a Busy Week! 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30

GO-GO—This summer's Top Down series ends with The T.A.M.I. Show, the 1964 concert film that puts every other concert film to shame. Filmed in Santa Monica, it features the Beach Boys, James Brown, the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, and the Rolling Stones, with a crazy mod backdrop and a host of mashed potato-ing go-go dancers. (Can you spot Teri Garr and Toni Basil dancing?) CF
w/Chance Hayden; Hotel deLuxe, SW 15th & Yamhill, music at 8 pm, $9

SUPER—Portland's premier annual all-ages dance festival, Superfest, is bigger than ever, spanning four days, three venues, and featuring acts like Glass Candy, Chromatics, White Rainbow, and Strategy. Best of all, it all goes to benefit Music in the Schools, because when government bureaucracy can't save us, music will. MS
Tonight with Glass Candy, Chromatics at Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, $12-15 or $20-25 for fest pass, superfest4.com for full schedule and locations

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31

NO JOKE—One night on North Lombard provides an exquisite education in Portland's comedy scene: Tonight's showcase, No Joke, is headlined by our official Funniest Person, Nathan Brannon, and topped off with a lineup of local favorites including one-liner king Tim Hammer and Tynan DeLong, creator of Portland's best masturbation joke. AH
The Fixin' To, 8218 N Lombard, 9 pm, FREE

FRAGRANT WORLD—Brooklyn noisemakers Yeasayer's new album Fragrant World has gotten mixed reviews, and now it is time for Portland to pass judgment. The raucous global-boogie band makes beats and hips shake. Do they still got it? Go see! ZP
w/Daughn Gibson; Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, $22-25, all ages

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

ONCE BITTEN—Legends get bigger, but never better: Ian Hunter, former singer for Mott the Hoople and one of the greatest rock 'n' roll songwriters of all time, is headlining in Portland for the first time in over two decades. The Mott catalog alone is enough to put your butt in a seat, but Hunter's long solo career is full of equally worthy gems. NL
w/the Minus 5; Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $35, all ages

CELLULOID—Just about every theater in town has switched to digital—with a lot of 'em just showing Blu-rays and DVDs, so seeing something on old-school 35mm is an increasing rarity. Props to the Hollywood Theatre, then, for presenting three fantastic films on brand-new prints: Hitchcock's perfect Rear Window, Spike Lee's classic Do the Right Thing, and Sam Raimi's cult The Evil Dead! EH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, Rear Window Sat Sept 1-Sun Sept 2, Do the Right Thing and The Evil Dead Fri Aug 31-Thurs Sept 6, see Movie Times for showtimes, $8

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

LOVE FUZZ—No matter what you've accomplished in 2012, Ty Segall has done you better. He's releasing his third full-length this year—Twins—on October 9, and the new record further expands the already formidable scope of the garage rocker's sonic palette, resulting in a trip to outer space on the wings of purest pop. NL
Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water, 9 pm, $10-12

SLITHERIN'—The poor maligned population of reptiles and amphibians get a bad rap. They always end up playing the bad guys or winding up in a witch's brew, when they're actually among the most beautiful, fascinating, and (sometimes) friendly creatures on the planet. Make pals at OMSI's always-popular 26th Annual Reptile and Amphibian Show. MS
OMSI, 1945 SE Water, Sat Sept 1-Mon Sept 3, 9:30 am-7 pm, $3

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

CAMEL RIDES?!?—If you're going to the Oregon State Fair, TODAY IS THE DAY. Not only does this hilarious annual hillbilly event have rides, elephant ears, llamas, terrible B-list concerts, and pygmy goats, today's events feature a pie-eating contest, an "X-treme Airdogs" championship, and... wait for it... CAMEL RIDES. (Mark that one off your bucket list!) WSH
Oregon State Fair, Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 NE 17th NE, Salem, 10 am-9 pm, $7-11

OLD SOUL—If you long for the grit and depth of classic R&B, don't miss the sweet soul stylings of Lee Fields and the Expressions. Performing for 43 years (!), Fields has played with such greats as Kool & the Gang, and his searing, gritty voice (that has shades of Otis Redding and James Brown) will transport you straight back to 1969—when soul was at its zenith. WSH
Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $13-15

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

ZINE TALK—The Multnomah County Library's great Zinesters Talking series continues tonight with a release party for small-press journal We'll Never Have Paris. Festivities include a comic strip slideshow from Gabby Holden, and readings from the likes of One More for the People writer Martha Grover. AH
Multnomah County Central Library, 801 SW 10th, 6:30 pm, FREE

BRASS KNUCKLES—John Hillcoat, the director behind the beautifully grim The Road and The Proposition, is back with Lawless. Written by Nick Cave and starring Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, and Shia LaBeouf (he's good in it, promise!), it's a dark, bloody, engrossing film about the dangerous business of bootlegging in 1931 Virginia. EH
Various Theaters, Movie Times for locations and showtimes

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

EXCLAMATION POINT WORTHY—Against Me! singer Tom Gabel made rock 'n' roll history this year by coming out as transgender. Now fronted by the newly minted Laura Jane Grace, Against Me! plays the same great, angry, poppy punk, newly invigorated with purpose. Tonight they kick off MusicfestNW with a bang. NL
w/Andrew Jackson Jihad, Joyce Manor; Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE 39th, 7 pm, $18, all ages

MOONSHINE KINGDOM—All summer, the crafty folks at ADX have been teaching good little scouts how to catch fish, make backpacks, and build rafts. Join them for their last class of the season, where you'll learn how to make booze! Don't get so skunk-faced that you can't sew on your merit badge! CF
ADX, 417 SE 11th, 6 pm, $20 (FREE beer and BBQ beforehand)

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