THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4

GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS—The Siren Nation fest, the annual showcase of female-generated art, film, craft, and music, kicks off tonight with the launch of a group art show, Sometimes a Great Notion, featuring Northwest contributors like Seann McKeel, Emily Katz, and December Carson. MS
w/DJ Anjali; Albina Press, 5012 SE Hawthorne, 7 pm, FREE, all ages

Don't Miss Portland's Newest Shopping Event, Dec 4&5
Discover 140 of the best local brands, designers & artists + free drinks, photo booth fun & fab holiday vibes!
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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.

DURANTULA—The Portland Trail Blazers' longtime rivals the Oklahoma City Thunder (ex-Seattle Supersonics) are coming to town. Not only did they leave the Blazers alone in the Northwest, they also nabbed Kevin Durant in the draft. These two teams are the future of the Western Conference, and despite the distance, this rivalry will grow with time. MJS
Rose Garden, 1 Center Ct, 7:30 pm, $35-225

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5

HOMECOMING QUEEN—While she got her start in Seattle, Laura Veirs belongs to PDX. In the past year Veirs has delivered both a child and her best recording to date, July Flame. Get ready to swoon like you've never swooned before. ND
w/Leslie Stevens & the Badgers, Led to Sea; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $12-14

CRAPSTRAVAGANZA!—Gee, that's a lot of crap! Awesome, awesome crap. The Expo Center today hosts Portland's Largest Garage Sale, which'll be like the Bins on crack. Roughly 270 vendors of varying trashiness pack the Expo Center with their wares, so who knows what you'll find? SM
Expo Center, 2060 N Marine, Fri 9 am-7 pm & Sat 8 am-3 pm, $4

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6

OVERNITE RELIGION—Philly garage-folk songwriter Kurt Vile has commanded crowds armed with just an acoustic guitar, but tonight he brings the Violators along for a full-band show that'll blur the edges of his hypnotic heartland-rock sound. Lean 'n' mean garage rockers the Soft Pack are along for the ride. NL
w/Purling Hiss; Berbati's Pan, 10 SW 3rd, 9:30 pm, $12-13

BAD FILM—One of the highlights of the annual NW Film and Video Festival is What's Wrong with This Picture?, a panel in which super-funny, super-smart Seattle film expert Warren Etheredge critiques films that were denied entry to the fest. The filmmakers are often in attendance to explain themselves, plus the audience can weigh in—the whole thing's sharp, informative, and awkward. Go! EH
Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park, 4:30 pm, $9, see our interview with Etheredge for more info

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7

MARKET—Get a jump on your holiday shopping (or just your shopping) at the Little Winter Market, a two-day sale of work by over 20 artists and craftspeople from the Portland region and well beyond. Pre-selected for uniqueness and quality, this is sure to get the craft season started on the right foot. MS
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel, 403 SW 10th, Sat 11 am-6 pm & Sun 11 am-5 pm

A SORT OF HOMECOMINGI Will Love You at All, the new album from Australia's Darren Hanlon, is one of this year's wry delights, packed with acute observations and gently infatuating melodies. It was recorded right here in town, with the talents of Portland's finest, so tonight should be a memorable night on his US tour. NL
w/Tim Kasher, Themes; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $12-14

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8

DEARLY BELOVED—Will the real Matthew Dear please stand up? Dear, and his slew of aliases, has done everything from stand at the forefront of dance music to create experimental pop songs. A jack and master of all trades, the charismatic Dear passes this way in support of this year's Black City, a masterful recording that pushes through the genre walls of techno, art rock, and even some post-punk. EAC
w/Small Black, Class Actress, Young Prisms; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $12-14

TRANS—Space-motorik three-piece Trans Am has been doing their thing for nearly two decades (and singer/bassist Nathan Means lives in Portland now). They're touring the West Coast in support of their solid 2010 album Thing, though we're secretly hoping they'll pack their set full of Futureworld hits. MJS
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, $13, 9 pm

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

GOOD FILM—One of the more underrated films of the past few years is 2005's Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, the dark, hilariously tongue-in-cheek noir from Lethal Weapon scribe Shane Black. With fantastic performances from Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, and Michelle Monaghan, this one's definitely worth seeing if you missed it the first time around—and definitely worth rewatching even if you did. EH
Pix Patisserie North, 3901 N Williams, 8:30 pm, FREE

KARP RESURRECTED—In a benefit to raise money for Karp Lives, a documentary about the classic Pacific Northwest metal band, local metal gems Fist Fite, Lord Dying, Black Elk, Rapids, and Thrones will be performing Karp covers tonight. Few bands mixed sludgy aggression with biting sarcasm as artfully as Karp, and it's about time they got a big, messy tribute from the bands that followed their blueprint. DB
Rotture, 315 SE 3rd, 9 pm, $7

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10

DOOMTREE—Showcasing their wares on this package tour, the seven-member Doomtree Records collective offers up both anthemic emcee P.O.S. and the weird world of Lazerbreak, whose Legend Recognize Legend might be the closest thing to vintage, Odelay-era Beck you'll hear anytime soon. EAC
w/Dessa, Sims, Cecil Otter, Mike Mictlan, Paper Tiger; Berbati's Pan, 10 SW 3rd, 9:30 pm, $10-13, all ages

PILGRIM PARTY—If there's any justice in this world, Ramona Flowers costumes will become the new "Slave Leia"—a pink bob and tights will replace that ridiculous metal bikini as go-to sexy-girl-nerd attire. To celebrate the release of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World on DVD and Blu-ray, Floating World Comics and Oni Press are throwing a release party, with trivia and a costume contest judged via Skype by series creator Bryan Lee O'Malley. AH
Floating World Comics, 20 NW 5th #101, 6-8 pm, FREE