Thursday Oct 11

ALT-UNIVERSE ELVIS--It's bizarro Elvis night at the B Complex, when they welcome the hee-larious Latino Elvis impersonator, El Vez (who consistently stuns his audience with multiple costume changes and salsified covers of the King). Portland's own Miss Cybelvis Monroe (who dresses like Marilyn Monroe, but performs Elvis covers backed by accordion and sequencer) will also be on hand to prove that in the hip shakin' department, she's no slouch! WSH w/ the Plus Ones

B Complex, 320 SE 2nd Ave, 235-4424, 9pm, $11

MIXMASTER--If DJ cred is how you judge spinnin' and scratchin', you'll be blown out of the water by Mixmaster Mike's resume. He started with the Invisibl Skratch Piklz and then got recruited by the Beastie Boys, and now has two solo albums, both of which rock. KD w/ Swollen Members, Clan of the Cave Mack, Sleep, DJ Wicked

Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 224-4400, 9 pm, $15

Friday Oct 12

MUSIC--Like a smear of red lipstick across the shine of a good piano, Devics is the perfect soundtrack for your "decadent, yet sullen" moods. It feels like having your tears mopped up with velvet. MS w/ Rollerball, VI Foot Sloth

Meow Meow, 527 SE Pine, 230-2111, 9 pm, $6

HIPHOP--You know when you hear hiphop that's so beautifully balanced, you can't even really tell what you like about it--like you can't say if it's the MC or the DJ--just because of the way everything works together? Evidence, Akaa and DJ Babu of Dilated Peoples have mastered that. I know it sounds weird, but the best way to describe this music is elegant. KD w/ Boom Bap Project, Starchile

B Complex, 320 SE 2nd, 224-8499, 9 pm, $12

Saturday Oct 13

MUSIC--Victory at Sea does the forlorn indierock thing better than most, with sweeping guitars, spacey cymbals, and the passionate and precise low voice of singer Mona Elliot. Check out the electro-girl pop of Kaito too, they're cute as a muffin. KS w/ Braille Stars

Blackbird, 3728 NE Sandy, 282-9949, 9 pm, $6

HIPHOP--Fans who loved the sounds of Abstract Rude at the recent Almost Famous Tour at the Roseland should run, not walk, to Berbati's for the dub-groove sound of Abstract Tribe Unique. Straight from the L.A. underground, Abstract's solo efforts are spacey, soulful, and packed with lyrical positivity. Backing the show up are fellow Project Blowed members Awol One, DJ D, and Buku One. WSH

Berbati's, 231 SW Ankeny, 248-4579, 9 pm, $10

Sunday Oct 14

MUSIC--This is the sweet cream of the underground, with the dance punk of Erase Errata and the Chromatics, and the bursting noise of Sacramento's Corpse Fucks Corpse and Monitor Bats. For tonight, it's an explosion. JS

Disjecta, 116 NE Russell, 493-7353, 10 pm, $5

FAMILY PICNIC--Nothing rings in the dawn of a new Cold War era like a picnic in the shadow of the Trojan Nuclear Power plant. Sponsored by the Cacophony Society, it's a family picnic with all the traditional entertainment--like shooting pumpkins from a mortar launcher. PB

Trojan Nuclear Power Plant, 30 miles north on Hwy 30, 287-2257 for more info, noon-dusk

Monday Oct 15

SPOOKY--As if creepy old Oaks Park doesn't already make the Lost Boys seem like a daylight stroll through a playground, for Halloween they have added The Psycho Path in 3-D-- a labyrinth with 3-D glasses provided. PB

Screamland, Oaks Park (near the Sellwood Bridge), runs October 12-31, 7-11 pm, $10

Tuesday Oct 16

EROTIC FILM--Besides the Christians and the Bush cabinet, who doesn't love an erotic film, especially if it has a little class and you don't have to skulk around Fantasy Video for it. Luis Bunuel's last film, That Obscure Object of Desire, chronicles a lust-hungry man with woman issues (sounds like every man I know) who travels alongside a dwarf--yay! KS

Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 238-8899, 7 & 9 pm, $6

Wednesday Oct 17

DRACULA--Philip Glass performing a score along with the original Bela Lugosi Dracula is a safe bet, if you only drop a few chunks of change each year on hoity toity "cultural" events. Contemporary? Check. Classic? Check. Happy po-mo Halloween! MS

Grand Ballroom, Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park, 221-1156, 8 pm, $30

MUSIC--Lay down your head on the little pillow of the Pseudo Six--two boys who sing voluptuous, dirt-encrusted harmonies about an all-encompassing discontent, like labor songs for over-educated youth. JS w/ Shelterbelt, the Mines

Blackbird, 3728 NE Sandy, 282-9949, 9 pm, $5