E.R. Perkins' Seance Party
If you’re a fan of funny/legit spooky, then don’t miss E.R. Perkins’ Séance Party, starring the very talented Loren Hoskins as your tour guide into the history of séances, and haunted artifacts—and trust me when I say that things will get CREEPY and WEIRD. Partially an exposé of spiritualism and a love letter to the dark arts, you will laugh, be amazed, and (if you’re anything like me) uncontrollably blurt out “Holy SHIT” at least once. This was one of the best performances of 2017, and this year he’s only doing it once. So don’t sleep. (8 pm, Siren Theater, $12) WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY


Portland Retro Gaming Expo
For those of us who believe that vintage games are still the best games, the Portland Retro Gaming Expo is a hell of a lot of fun. Looking for a copy of Jet Grind Radio for your Dreamcast system (or maybe an entire system replacement)? You’ll probably find it here, along with 30,000 feet of classic arcade games and pinball machines (all set to “free play”), Tetris and NintendoAge tournaments, tons of interesting panels and speakers, a live auction, AND a cosplay contest? Yes, yes, a thousand times yes (Fri noon, Sat 9 am, Sun 10 am, Oregon Convention Center, $10-35, all ages) WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY

Bubba Ho-Tep
Throughout history, cinema has told many great stories—stories that revolutionize cultures, that meditate upon emotion and philosophy, that attempt to define what it means to be this thing we call “human.” All of those stories are shit compared to Bubba Ho-Tep, a film in which Elvis (Bruce Campbell) and JFK (Ossie Davis) fight an evil mummy in a retirement home. Director Don Coscarelli in attendance. (7 pm, Hollywood Theatre) ERIK HENRIKSEN

My Favorite Murder
Join hosts Karen Kilgariff (Mr. Show, Bridgetown Comedy Festival) and Georgia Hardstark for a live taping of their popular true crime podcast in which they discuss their favorite tales of murder and weigh in on hometown crime stories from friends and fans. (8 pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, $39.50-59.50)

King Khan & the Shrines, Gabriella Cohen
From the looks of his Bandcamp page, it’s been a couple of years since Arish “King” Khan released anything with his nine-piece band, the Shrines. But what the garage rock royal has unveiled to the world over the past two decades has been routinely spectacular, conjuring psychedelic legend Roky Erickson and the hip-swiveling soul of James Brown in equal turn. In recent years Khan has been recording and producing albums for other artists from his Moon Studio in Berlin, most notably his teenage daughter, Saba Lou, whose 2017 debut Planet Enigma is lo-fi cosmic folk at its best. The King Khan shows I’ve attended have been shocking, strange, and mind-blowingly great—prepare accordingly. (8 pm, Star Theater, $15-17) CIARA DOLAN

Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Stargazer Lilies
The Pittsburgh-hailing experimental outfit bring their otherworldly blend of psychedelic electro-pop back through town for a headlining show supporting their latest full-length, Panic Blooms. (9 pm, Wonder Ballroom, $20-23)

Tove Stryke, Au/Ra
Who knows why Tove Styrke playing Holocene at 5:30 p.m. on a Friday, but what a treat! For those unfamiliar: Styrke is a former Swedish Idol contestant who, over the past decade, has developed into one of the most interesting and engaging pop artists out there. Her 2015 album Kiddo is a modern classic of tightly wound, technicolor electro-pop, the kind that bubbles up from underground rather than clubs you over the head (think Carly Rae Jepsen). It earned positive reviews, but didn’t exactly make Stryke the household name she should be (also Jepsen-esque!). Now she’s back with a long-teased third album, Sway, that flies by in seven tracks and just 25 minutes, plus… a demo of a Lorde cover? It’s a head-scratcher of a release, but rest-assured, it’s well worth bailing out of work a little early. (5:30 pm, Holocene, $16-18) BEN SALMON

Boreen, No Aloha, Mo Troper, Joypress
Good Cheer Records and the Clinton Street Theater host an all-ages benefit show for the Oregon Food Bank. (7 pm, Clinton Street Theater, $6, all ages)

Hawthorne Hip-Hop Showcase
A lineup of all-local hip-hop at the Hawthorne on a Friday is a rarity, but with a bill this good and diverse, they might just pack the place out. In addition to six-piece hip-hop/soul/funk band Speaker Minds, there will also be a set by cannabis enthusiast/rapper Stevo the Weirdo, relative newcomer [E]m-press (their 2018 project HeartBreak Hotel is rock-solid), YungShirtMane of the Naturally Grown Misfits crew, and Mat Randol, who released the truly excellent and cohesive full-length Art of Allowing last month. (8 pm, Hawthorne Theatre, $10-12, all ages) JENNI MOORE

Halloween Soundtrack Release Party
Music Millennium hosts a release party for John Carpenter's new score of the David Gordon Green directed Halloween sequel. Attendees will receive a free trick or treat bags from Sacred Bones records, and will have a chance to win a free copy of the record, along with a limited edition Halloween 12-inch. (6 pm, Music Millennium, free)

Ex-Cult, Mr. Wrong
Memphis punks Ex-Cult invoke the kind of furiously paced hardcore that sent scores of adolescents to American Legion halls, Quonset huts, and basements across the country in the early-’80s and beyond. (9:30 pm, Bunk Bar, $12) RYAN J. PRADO

Disrupt
WeMake presents this design conference about the positive power of disruption in the arts, featuring talks and workshops by artists and makers including Amy Dragon, Katy Ann Gilmore, Tommy Perez, Lizy Gershwinson, Christine Lonsdale, Loveis Wise, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Lisa Congdon, and more. (6 pm, Portland Art Museum, $75)

Ages & Ages, King Who
Ages & Ages bring their rousing choral pop and folk sounds to Portland's newest venue for an intimate hometown show. (8:30 pm, Polaris Hall, $10-15)

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
In horror movies, and sometimes in life, a girl alone at night is a victim. Shadows are ominous, noises are frightening. The night doesn't belong to her. Which is just part of why Ana Lily Amirpour's debut feature is so exhilarating. The Girl (Sheila Vand) is a taciturn, hijab-clad vampire in a tiny Iranian town called Bad City, gliding through the deserted streets like a not-so-friendly ghost. The night is her domain, though the men she encounters might assume otherwise. The Girl does what she wants, and usually what she wants is to drink somebody. (9:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Cinema) ALISON HALLETT

Walter Mosley
Bestselling author (and legitimate literary treasure) Walter Mosley returns with John Woman, a coming-of-age story about a young man who reinvents himself as a professor in order to spread his father's wisdom throughout classrooms and beyond. (7:30 pm, Powell's City of Books, free)

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