THURSDAY, NOV 2

MUSIC--The way Damon & Naomi's voices fit together--a breathy falsetto and a full, throaty alto--are soft as downfeathers. Add the warm velvet of Japanese fey-folkie Ghost, and you got yourself a musical duvet! JS

Berbati'sPan, 231 SW Ankeny, 248-4579, 9:30 pm, $8

ART--The savvy, adventurous theatrical group Liminal presents Interactive Hypermedia. Become part of the event; get hooked up to a heart monitor and watch television and your own heart beat. Other events including a complex hybrid of man, machine, technology, performance space, stationary art, and collaboration across art forms. KD

2808 NE MLK Jr Blvd #13, 229-3979, Thur-Sat, every 10 minutes from 8-10 pm, through Dec 3, $6-15


FRIDAY, NOV 3


THEATER--Tired of the same old boring plays written by boring dead playwrights? Well, Moliere may be dead, but wait till you see what the Imago Theater has done with him! Check out The Imaginary Invalid, the newest production from the folks who gave you Frogs, Lizards, Orbs and Slinkys. WSH

Imago Theater, 17 SE 8th Ave, 231-9581, 8 pm, $14-18

MUSIC--It's been close to 10 years, and whether they're slowed-down and popcore, or dropping their static-cling distortion bomb, indie rock pioneers Versus' live shows still have the ability to stun; with Rainer Maria, Wow & Flutter. JS

Pine Street Theater, 215 SE Pine, 232-7861, 9:30, $8


SATURDAY, NOV 4

MUSIC--They may have influences from My Bloody Valentine to Burt Bacharach, but the amazing Broadcast--on their first-ever U.S. tour--design sleek psych spaceship music with thick beats that's distinctly, ethereally their own. JS

Berbati's, 231 SW Ankeny, 248-4579, 9:30 pm, $8


SUNDAY, NOV 5


FILM--Excuse me, but what is WRONG with KIDS these days?! Find out at the Clinton St. Theater with this film presentation from Jack Stevenson entitled Sex in the Classroom. These outdated Mormon morality dramas are gut-bustingly funny and oddly touching at the same time. Don't miss 'em! WSH

Clinton St. Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 238-8899, 7 pm, $6


MONDAY, NOV 6


GATHERING--They say it's not a protest, but you know how these things can turn. A one-two punch of aggressive speeches from some of Portland's most active and clever minds about "the dying democracy of America" and rousing street theater. Perhaps it is just the right combination of intellectual foreplay to get you in the mood for Election Day. PB

Pioneer Courthouse Square, 5 pm, free


TUESDAY, NOV 7

ELECTION PARTY--The wonderful duality of alcohol is that it serves as the fuel of celebration and commiseration. Join the Mercury and some of the state's most charismatic candidates at Conan's to watch the election results trickle in (and the nail-biting results)! PB

Conan's Pub, 3862 SE Hawthorne, 234-7474, 6-8 pm


WEDNESDAY, NOV 8


ART & MUSIC--The folks at Red 76 are at it again: An 11-hour marathon of art, film, performance, experimental music-Hochenkeit, Jackie-O-Motherfucker, John Fahey, just to name a few. What's the antithesis of stuffy, boring, and dull? A smorgasbord of the city's finest and cleverest. You'll be shocked how fast 11 hours can pass in the blink of creativity. PB

Red 76, Viscount Ballroom, 722 E Burnside, 3 pm- 2 am, $6