MUSIC—The rapper behind Black Portland is coming to Actual Portland. Young Thug is responsible for an astonishing amount of excellent work—from countless guest appearances to his brand-new Slime Season mixtape—and he's among the most essential and musical emcees in the game. NED LANNAMANN
w/Tory Lanez, Rachel West; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $28, all ages

COMICS—There's a reason everyone's reading Bitch Planet: because it's fantastic. Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick and artist Valentine De Landro's sci-fi take on the women-in-prison genre is an addictive blast of pulp, smarts, and feminism—and tonight, DeConnick's on hand to celebrate the release of the first collection, featuring the first five issues. ERIK HENRIKSEN
Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch, 6-8 pm, FREE

FASHION—It's big and weird, and it's here! FashioNXT features a showcase of designers from China, the latest innovations in wearable technology, a slew of Project Runway folks from near and far, and a competition for emerging Portland labels (note: I am a judge). It's also your best chance to see a fashion show in this city done like the big boys do: in a giant tent. MARJORIE SKINNER
Big-ass tent at NW 9th & Northrup, Wed-Sat, 8 pm, $25-165


FILMThe Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution officially opens tomorrow at the Hollywood—but tonight, as a benefit for the Portland NAACP, there's an advance screening of the first full-length film to look at the impact of the Black Panther Party. Following the film is a panel featuring NAACP President JoAnn Hardesty, Portland Black Panther Party co-founder Kent Ford, and more. ERIK HENRIKSEN
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7 pm, $10

MUSIC—For their KEXP Loves PDX series, the Seattle radio station is showcasing the best Portland bands on their home turf. And they have chosen wisely, as tonight features the lush, rhythmic art-pop of Lost Lander, joined by Hosannas and Tender Age for a full night of great sounds, PDX style. NED LANNAMANN
w/DJ Ingmar; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $10-12


MUSIC—Psychedelic Ariel Pink is the eclectic sunny California sound incarnate—he's a weirdo with great pop chops. While wildly prolific, he's still touring on his 2014 LP Pom Pom, but I can only imagine he's got plenty of new stuff tucked up his lacy white sleeve. Plus you get Atlanta flower-punkers Black Lips to start out the night. Everything's coming up you. COURTNEY FERGUSON
w/Nina Tarr; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 9 pm, $21.50, all ages

FILMReactor was a show on SyFy, hosted by the equal parts smart and hilarious David Huntsberger. Reactor is no longer a show, because SyFy fucking sucks at the whole "making good decisions" thing. Learn from SyFy's mistake. Exercise good judgment, and get a seat for Huntsberger's super-creative Junk Show when he brings it to town. BOBBY ROBERTS
Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE MLK, 9:30 pm, $10-12


CIDER FEST—The two-day NW Ciderfest features ciders from more than 30 cideries, food, and live music. Cider is one of the best things about autumn, so go sample fruity alcoholic beverages aplenty and make sure to get a designated driver or a Lyft. Plus you can feel good about all your drinking, because proceeds from the festival benefit the local Muscular Dystrophy Association. SHELBY R.KING
Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW 6th & Morrison, Sat 11 am-8 pm, Sun 11 am-6 pm, $25-50, all ages to attend

MUSIC—This will HANDS DOWN be the throwback concert of the year (perhaps the decade?). It's JAM'N 107.5's annual Boo Bomb featuring a lineup that should make any '80s kid drool down the front of their shirt: Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty by Nature, Coolio, Tone Loc, Rob Base, Grandmaster's Furious Five, and MORE. Dear god... never let it end!! WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
Moda Center, 1 Winning Way, 7:30 pm, $22.50-85, all ages


MUSIC—Never doubt the Mercury and Mississippi Studios love you—how come? Two words: EAR CANDY. That's the monthly FREE show featuring the most awesome local bands, and it's our two-year anniversary! Celebrate with past Ear Candy participants Vinnie Dewayne, WL, Blackwitch Pudding, and Big Haunt. Don't thank us. On second thought, thank us. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 8 pm, as always... FREE

JUNK—By the looks of it, the Junk Bonanza is selling itself short with the whole "junk" thing in the title. A long-established smorgasbord of old things for sale arranged into charming vignettes, this is the Bonanza's first foray into the Pacific Northwest from its Minnesotan roots. If you relish drifting through antique shops and hidey-holes of unknown treasure, this is the event for you. MARJORIE SKINNER
Clark County Event Center, 17402 NE Delfel, Ridgefield, WA, Fri 10 am-5 pm, Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 9 am-4 pm, $10 (parking $6), full schedule at


MUSIC—How's about going to see a piece of post-punk history in the basement of the Doug Fir? Hell yeah! Gang of Four's 1979 debut album, Entertainment!, is beloved by fans and music critics alike. While the Gang has changed lineups over the years, their socially charged mix of punk, funk, and dance can still be found on new albums like this year's What Happens Next. History! COURTNEY FERGUSON
w/the New Regime; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $25-27

DESIGN—Design Week Portland may not officially begin until April, but this week presents a series of design-focused pop-up lectures and open houses from local arts organizations like Ampersand Gallery and the Independent Publishing Resource Center. Tonight: The architects giving the Burnside Bridgehead a facelift discuss the future of the Central Eastside. MEGAN BURBANK
Jimmy Mak's, 221 NW 10th, 5:30 pm, $10 suggested donation


BOOKS—Margaret Atwood reads from her newest novel, The Heart Goes Last, which chronicles a married couple who's in the midst of economic and social collapse. They're forced to live in their car... [Editor's note: It doesn't matter what Atwood writes about, because she's invariably AMAZING. Look no further than: The Handmaid's Tale! Back to our regularly scheduled Busy Week...] and amid roving gangs. SHELBY R. KING
Powell's at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills, Beaverton, 7 pm, FREE

FILM—Admittedly, the first Friday the 13th lacks a certain something (namely the blood-thirsty hockey-masked Jason Voorhees). But plenty of Camp Crystal Lake counselors get brutalized in this 1980 flick—don't you worry! This is the best time of year to watch classic slasher films in the theater, so let's get busy. Bonus horror: The Hollywood's showing Wes Craven's classic A Nightmare on Elm Street earlier this week (Fri Oct 9-Mon Oct 12). Freddy vs. Jason! COURTNEY FERGUSON
Laurelhurst Theater, 2735 E Burnside, 9:45 pm, $4