My, What a Busy Week! 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

BOOGIE OOGIE—Portland's finest DJs, Cooky Parker joins Gwizski and Maxx Bass for a new night of electro, boogie, and modern soul called Gimme the Night. The cover's cheap, and the dance floor's waiting, so put on your party pants and get down. MS
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, $3 (FREE before 10 pm)

DRUNKEN COMICS—Six excellent comics artists present new work tonight at the semi-regular boozing event Comics Underground (hosted by the Merc's Alison Hallett and Erik Henriksen). Head past the pool tables to the Rialto's basement bar to hear from artistic ne'er-do-wells Matt Bors, Jeff Parker, Erika Moen, and others. SM
Jack London Bar, 529 SW 4th, 8 pm, $3, 21+

CRAFT-OFF—You think you can wield a glue gun, hot shot? You ain't seen nothing like the crafters of SCRAP's annual Rebel Craft Rumble, which pits four crafty bitches against each other in an Iron Chef-esque competition full of trash talking. Come watch, heckle, and drink as they magically turn hodgepodge into Mod Podge. CF
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $10, 21+

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

BUMP AND/OR GRIND—It's Portland's newest monthly queer dance night, and tonight the booty-droppin' BMP/GRND is celebrating with a spooktacular Halloween edition! Join DJs Kasio Smashio and Rhienna as they spin your '90s hiphop/alternative dance faves, AND throw a prize-crammed Halloween costume contest! WSH
Rotture, 315 SE 3rd, 9 pm, $5 (FREE before 10 pm)

THE LION'S ROAR—A pair of young Swedish sisters are doing American-style folk better than we are. Johanna and Klara Söderberg—you know 'em as First Aid Kit—are steeped in stateside influences from Gram Parsons to Bright Eyes, and their close harmonizing never fails to tingle spines. NL
w/Dylan LeBlanc; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $18-20, all ages

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

PROJECTS—Floating World Comics presents a shiny new experimental comics fest that prioritizes creativity over commerce, ditching the tired book-fair model in favor of three days of exhibitions, panels, interactive projects, and collaborations. With participating artists from all over the US and Europe, the Projects promises a new wave of inspiration you won't want to miss. AH
Various locations, but mostly the IPRC, 1001 SE Division, Fri-Sun, theprojectspdx.tumblr.com for more info

SCREEN SCREAMS—Warm up your 'fraidy bones with some classic horror features playing on big screens this week. Go glam with the melancholy 1931 Dracula starring Bela Legosi, or kick it to the '60s with the film every zombie flick owes a debt to, Night of the Living Dead. MS
Dracula, Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, Sat-Sun 2 pm, $5; Night of the Living Dead, Laurelhurst Theater, 2735 E Burnside, see Movie Times for showtimes, $4

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21

THREEWAY—A trio of great bands to soundtrack your Sunday: Lost in the Trees' delicate, damaged folk goes from whisper to wail; their fellow Tar Heels in Midtown Dickens evoke sepia-tinted Appalachia; and hometown homeboy Dana Buoy makes excellent, life-affirming tropic pop that won't permit you to stand still. NL
Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 8:30 pm, $10-12

YA ROLLER DERBY—Closing out a weekend of roller derby, the teens of the Rose City Rollers junior league are having their first-ever home-team playoffs. The nationally renowned Rosebuds are SO MUCH fun to watch—they're crazy fast, smart as whips, and love playing the game. Plus they really, really like to wear fake blood. CF
The Hangar at Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park, double-header starts at 12:30 pm, $7

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22

MORE DUDES TALKING—Well, thank god tonight is the last of the insufferable debates between the two buzzword-spouting presidential candidates. The only way to get through this foreign policy throwdown is going to be a stiff order of whiskey and a table full of friends making snarky comments, so grab a seat at the Mission Theater. SM
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, 6 pm, FREE, all ages

ACRONYM—Rapper A$AP Rocky says his acronym stands for many things: "Always Strive and Prosper," "Assassinating Snitches and Police," and even "Acronym Symbolizing Any Purpose." But take a listen to his sexy, stoned, and self-assured style (a dollop of Houston swag here, a smidge of Memphis haze there), and you'll say it stands for "A$AP Seems Awfully Proficient." WSH
w/Schoolboy Q, Danny Brown, A$AP Mob; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $25, all ages

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23

OH GOODIE, THE MOB—It'll be an organized crime if you miss British punk legends the Mob. The early '80s band is back and ready to blow your anarcho-minds with quintessential anthems from 1982's Let the Tribe Increase. And it's all going down in the tiny, unassuming dive bar the Know—which is obvious a front... for fun. CF
w/Tragedy, Bi-Marks; The Know, 2026 NE Alberta, 8 pm, $10

COEN BROTHERSBlood Simple came out in 1984 and promptly reminded everybody why they liked film noir. Creepy and smart and dark and funny, it launched the career of the Coen Brothers, and featured fantastic performances from Frances McDormand and M. Emmet Walsh. This week the Academy has it on 35mm! EH
Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark, see Movie Times for showtimes, $4

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

ABSOLUTELY TRUE—Sherman Alexie is one of the most distinctive, vital writers working today: His work is tough, surprising, heartbreaking, and political without ever preaching. Admission to tonight's reading includes a copy of his new story collection Blasphemy, which combines a greatest-hits selection of past stories with 15 new ones. AH
Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 7 pm, $27

T-800—Oregon Humanities' latest entry in their Think & Drink series? "The Future of Robotic Warfare." Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Read will moderate the conversation, featuring General Merrill "Tony" McPeak (ret.) and national security law expert Tung Yin. To be discussed? How robots will fight our wars... before INEVITABLY TURNING ON US AND ENSLAVING US ALL. EH
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, 6:30 pm, FREE, all ages

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