THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

RE-HUNG!—Portland's favorite euphemistic billboard, the Hung Far Low sign, disappeared from downtown two years ago when the owners discovered it was about to fall down. Now after over $70,000 in repairs, the 2,000-pound sign is ready to be re-erected! The gift wrap (no, really) comes off tonight during First Thursday. SM
Corner of NW 4th & Couch, 7 pm, FREE

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Broadway smash hit based on the best-selling novel! "Dazzling, pulse-pounding, and remarkable." -Time Out New York
Don't Miss Portland's Newest Shopping Event, Dec 4&5
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The Moth Mainstage Returns to Portland on December 14
Join Literary Arts and The Moth at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall for an inspiring night of true stories, told live.

SOCAL SOUND—Having shot to fame a year ago with the release of their debut album Up from Below, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros return to Portland for two nights, with a complex sound that's a little psychedelic '60s, a little boho-rock '70s. CP
w/Lulacruza; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, Thurs & Fri, 9 pm, $18-20, all ages

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

GOLD SOUNDZ—Ever since news of the Pavement reunion broke, we've been drooling for a Portland show: It's Stephen Malkmus' hometown, and the reunion rehearsals took place in SE Portland's AudioCinema. Well, the day of a local Pavement show has finally arrived, and you can bet we'll be front and center. NL
w/Quasi; Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey, Troutdale, 6:30 pm, $39, all ages

SAVE FERRIS—The best day of hooky ever committed to film, Ferris Bueller's Day Off drenches the Cort and Fatboy Midnight Movie with late-'80s nostalgia and more Broderick than you can handle. PAC
Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 10 pm, $3

BOMB DROPPER—William "Upski" Wimsatt self-published Bomb the Suburbs in 1994, a self-critical examination of race, hiphop, and the suburban co-opting of culture. His latest, Please Don't Bomb the Suburbs, continues the dialogue of youth culture and politics as it has been, and as it will be. MS
Reading Frenzy, 921 SW Oak, 7 pm, FREE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

SWEATIN' IT—Five of Portland's most hilarious performers (including cast members from the recent runaway success Road House: The Play! and the ever-hilarious Third Floor comedy troupe) combine their talents for sketch comedy power-troupe SWEAT. If this show isn't funny, then we might as well give up on funny altogether. AH
Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont, Fri-Sat, 8 pm, through Oct 2, $12-15

PORTLAND LOCAL(E)—Quintessential local all-ages music venue the Artistery celebrates its ninth anniversary with a BBQ that features—you guessed it—great local music. Basement sounds provided by electro-grind-metal outfit JonnyX and the Groadies, excellent surf rock trio Guantanamo Baywatch, and more. The event also marks the grand opening of the Biz, the Artistery's new local record and tape shop. AM
The Artistery, 4315 SE Division, 6 pm, FREE, all ages

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

CAMEMBERT KILLERMesrine: Public Enemy #1 is part two of an epic French film about an ex-soldier's transformation from nice guy who lives with his parents to a maniacal criminal who kills people and beats up women. The film tells the true story of 1960s French gangster Jacques Mesrine with incredible acting and cinematography—even if you missed part one (Mesrine: Killer Instinct) you'll still get a rush. AM
Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st, see Movie Times for show times, $5-8

SNAKE SNUGGLES—One of the saddest and most pervasive phobias in our culture is the fear and demonization of snakes and other slithery creatures. Let OMSI's Reptile and Amphibian Show properly introduce you to over 100 of them, and—bonus—today only admission is just $2! MS
OMSI, 1945 SE Water, Sat-Mon, 9:30 am-7 pm, $2 Sun ($12 all other days)

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

LISTED—Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner collaborates with writer Zachary Lipez and designer Stacy Wakefield to create Please Take Me off the Guest List, a snapshot of rock 'n' roll hedonism, highlighted by Zinner's photographs of travels with his band and Lipez's descriptions of bartending, drugs, and skirt chasing. Zinner, Lipez, and Wakefield sign books tonight and recount adventures. CP
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

TOO BIG TO FAIL—Today is your very last chance to go see the life-sized animatronic DINOSAURS at the Oregon State Fair. Sure, there's also impressive livestock and amazing local food... but dinosaurs, guys. DINOSAURS! ND
Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th NE, Salem, 10 am-10 pm, $11, all ages

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

AGAINST ODDS—A few short months ago, it seemed the Clientele's days on this earth were limited. Thankfully, the purveyors of gorgeous English pop have returned for another American tour, giving us a chance to bask again in their sumptuous melodies. NL
w/Lay Low, TCTB; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $12-14

WHITE LOTUS—Tonight the Grindhouse Film Fest presents not one but two kung fu flicks: 1980's Fist of the White Lotus (starring professional badass Gordon Liu!), and 1974's The Seven Brothers Meet Dracula (starring Hammer horror vet Peter Cushing!). Buffy's kicks and punches are fine and good, but seeing kung fu masters go up against the undead should be a glorious spectacle to behold. EH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, Fist of the White Lotus at 7 pm, Seven Brothers Meet Dracula at 9 pm, $7 each ($10 for both)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

NERD FIGHT—It's the question that has plagued geeks for centuries: SCIENCE FICTION OR FANTASY?!? Tonight, the conundrum reaches its crisis: Will you stay in Portland to see cyberpunk author William Gibson read from his latest, Zero History? Or will you trek to Beaverton to hear fantasy legend Terry Brooks spin his latest tale from the land of Shannara, Bearers of the Black Staff? THE CHOICE IS YOURS. EH
William Gibson at Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE; Terry Brooks at Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills, Beaverton, 7 pm, FREE

GRIN 'N' BEAR IT—Kicking off a forthcoming crazy week of music, Animal Collective's Noah Lennox—you probably know him as Panda Bear—graces PDX tonight with his looping, effervescent tracks and hopefully some songs from his new record. ND
w/Devonwho; Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 9 pm, $22 (free w/MusicfestNW wristband), all ages