—Halloween's, like, weeks away. But it's definitely not too early to nerd out inside one of Sauvie Island's very elaborate corn mazes—then take a hayride, buy a pumpkin, or eat and drink yourself into a stupor. If you're feeling apocalyptic, dig Kruger's Farm's Mayan-inspired labyrinth. Or head down the road to the Pumpkin Patch and wander through a likeness of Portlandia. (The statue.) DCT
Kruger's Farm, 17100 NW Sauvie Island, maze open daily, $6; Pumpkin Patch, 16511 NW Gillihan, maze open daily, $7

—John Dwyer, frontman for Bay Area garage-rock band Thee Oh Sees, recently counted Extreme Elvis, Sun Ra, Donald Duck, and Van Halen as key influences in his musical upbringing. You'd have to be crazy not to want see how that manifests itself onstage. BR
w/Sic Alps; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, Mon 5:30 pm, $13, all ages; Tues 9 pm, $13, 21+