Fin De Cinema: Night of the Living Dead
What better way to celebrate the Halloween season in adventurous, experimental style than to watch the paradigm-changing debut from George A. Romero accompanied by a live score composed specifically for this event by Amenta Abioto, Sage Fisher, and Maxx Katz Music, as performed by the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble. (8:30 pm, Holocene, $10-25)

The IPRC's 20th Anniversary
A celebratory reading featuring stories told by acclaimed writers Anis Mojgani, Lidia Yuknavitch, and Martha Grover, featuring original broadsides included with the admission price, a silent auction of items donated by the Oregon Symphony, Portland Center Stage, Lan Su Chinese Garden, Hollywood Theatre, and more. Hosted by B. Frayn Masters and Chloe Eudaly. (7 pm, City Hall, $12)

The Joy Formidable, Tancred
Welsh alternative rock trio the the Joy Formidable return to Portland for an intimate show supporting their forthcoming full-length. Up-and-coming pop rock guitarist and singer/songwriter Jess Abbott—AKA Tancred—rounds out the proceedings with songs off her latest album, Nightstand. (9 pm, Doug Fir, $23-53)

Poppy, Kailee Morgue, Jaira Burns
Moriah Pereira brings her popular YouTube personality to the Wonder Ballroom stage for the Portland stop on the "Am I A Girl?" tour. (7:30 pm, Wonder Ballroom, $20-25, all ages)

Jimmy O. Yang
Fresh off a supporting role in the acclaimed romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians, as well as the release of his debut book, How To American, the Hong Kong-born actor and comedian best known for stealing scenes in HBO's Silicon Valley brings his stand-up to Helium. (8 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $22-27)

Kinski, Feral Ohms, Máscaras
Longtime Seattle indie rock juggernaut Kinski make their way back down the I-5 to celebrate their 20th anniversary and the release of their latest Kill Rock Stars-issued album, Accustomed to Your Face. Oakland's Feral Ohms and local psych shredders Máscaras round out the bill. (8:30 pm, High Water Mark, $10-13)

Queer Horror: Halloween H20
Carla Rossi’s bimonthly celebration of horror pays homage—in its own way—to the grandfather of the slasher film, John Carpenter's Halloween. But Carla's not screening the original. It's also not 2018's "we're ignoring all the other movies in the series" sorta-kinda-pseudo-sequel. No, this installment of Queer Horror features the first sorta-kinda-pseudo-sequel that ignored most of the series, 1998's Halloween H20, a nonsensically titled return to form (kinda!) from director Steve Miner, writers Robert Zappia and Matt Greenberg, and a cast that is, in retrospect, maybe the best in the series? Jamie Lee Curtis, Michelle Williams, Janet Leigh, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are in this thing! Granted, Josh Hartnett is "leading" it, and LL Cool J is the comic relief, and Adam Arkin is... Adam Arkin-ing around every now and again (he's like if George Clooney's worst tics were downloaded into a talking ball of lint), so, yunno—it's not perfect, but it's still a lot of fun! And that fun will be augmented with one of Carla's pre-show routines, and pints of Royale Brewing beer brewed especially for the occasion. (9:30 pm, Hollywood Theatre) BOBBY ROBERTS

Feels Like the First Time
Paul Glazier hosts and Kirsten Kuppenbender headlines this new stand-up showcase with an emphasis on the "new" part: Many of tonight's comedians are very funny people trying stand-up comedy for the first time ever, including local sketch comedy all-stars Shelley McLendon (The Aces), Jason Rouse (Nacho Gold), and the Mercury's own Arts Editor, Suzette Smith. (7:30 pm, Siren Theater, $10)

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Y La Bamba & Resonate Choir, Marinero
Luz Elena Mendoza’s folk-art-rock project Y La Bamba reveres Mexican tradition, with songs touching on themes of humanity and higher faith in ways that are relatable and enjoyable to the ears they fall upon. (9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $15-17) CERVANTE POPE

KayelaJ, Bryson the Alien, Magic DJ
KPSU presents a free, all-ages showcase spotlighting some of Portland's best up-and-coming hip-hop talent, with sets from Magic DJ, Bryson, the Alien, and KayelaJ, who headlines in support of her latest release, Homage (Thank You), a sprawling 25 track mixtape that pays tribute to a different female rapper of color with each song. (7 pm, Parkway North at PSU's Smith Memorial Student Union, free, all ages)

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