THURSDAY, october 3

3-D SLIDESHOW--Bored of all those two-dimensional women you're always renting from Taboo Adult Video? Ready for some 3-D women that are almost real enough to touch? See Lucy Fur and the other femme fatales of outrageous proportions on many zany adventures, but don't get carried away. Touching your privates in public is illegal, you know. KS

Dante's, 1 SW 3rd, 226-6630, 9 pm, $5

FRIDAY, october 4

FIGHT--I'd really like to see a fistfight between Dave Eggers and Jello Biafra, two of this generation's heroes. Dave is the king of disaffected, egomaniacal yuppies, and Jello rules the disaffected, egomaniacal radicals. Both are brilliant in their own special way. JS

Dave: Reading Frenzy, 921 SW Oak, 274-1449, 2 pm & First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th, 7:30 pm, free; Jello: Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, 224-4400, $10

MUSIC--The dudes in +/- do have a pretentious symbol name and do use hella drum machines, but they're no geek parade. Their electro-pop is a touch somber, but floaty and fun--and if you're into that "features members of" kind of crap, +/- features members of Versus. KS

w/Emily Sparks, Seana Carmody; Reed College Ping Pong Room, 3203 SE Woodstock, 9 pm, free

SATURDAY, october 5

MUSIC--Although I love to complain, there isn't much bad to say about the Psychological Thrillers (former members of Pan Tourismos), who play surprisingly funky, rhythmic rock with the energy of a superball. KD w/Dolorean, The Vespertines; Blackbird, 3728 SE Sandy, 282-9949, 9 pm, free

RAWK--The Detroit Cobras are finally coming! We've been waiting! They do raucous covers of Motown hits, rocked up and belted by a hot, slippery bitch. Oh, that's sass! You can't replace Mary Wells, but who needs to? She's dead! Detroit Cobras live! MS

w/The Dirtbombs and KO & The Knockouts; Berbati's, 231 SW Ankeny, 224-TIXX, 9 pm, $10

MARTIAN SPIDERS--Ground control to Major Tom! Glam-rock aficionados shan't miss this big-screen showing of David Bowie's 1973 concert film, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. It's a rare opportunity to see Bowie in his androgynous cross-dressing hey-day, singing 17 of his classic songs, and prancing around like a big ol' rock 'n' roll fairy. WSH

Guild Theatre, SW 9th and Taylor, 221-1156, 7 pm, $6.50

UNDAY, october 6

MUSIC--Mongolian throat singers, Brazilian drummers, ballerinas, gypsy songs, Russian-language punk meltdowns and satirical pantomimes about Soviet border police are just a few elements of Gogol Bordello's live show. They also have a violently original sound, full of rampaging carnival-esque accordions and fiddles. Sounds worth it. JWS

Dante's, 1 SW 3 rd, 224-TIXX, 9 pm, $10

ART/PERFORMANCE--If you're looking for an artistic bambizzle freakout, check out Seth Nehil's Black Walnut Drawings, which features crazy and intricate geometric sketches. Adding to the atmosphere will be a special presentation by Nehil where he will perform "a rare set of electro-acoustical sounds" while you ooh and ahh at his art. Wow! I'm bambizzled already! WSH

Soundvision Gallery, 625 NW Everett St. #108, 238-7007, 7 pm, $5 suggested donation

MONDAY, october 7

MUSIC--Like a time warp, Clinic is awash in depressing, rhythmic, doctor-ish sentimentality. They even have a creepy, Danish medical television show modeled after them! Slightly off-key dance-pop, absolutely scary. PB

Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 224-4400, 8:30 pm, $15

TUESDAY, october 8

BEST HARDCORE BAND IN THE WORLD--Now that Botch is kaput, Boston's Isis has claimed the title of best hardcore band on planet earth. You'd be a fool to miss their grinding, sludgy melee of guitars. JS

w/Thrones, Dälek, Playing Enemy; Blackbird, 3728 NE Sandy, 282-9949, 9 pm

WEDNESDAY, october 9

MUSIC--The Roots of Orchis are one of the most inventive instrumental bands that are playing right now, and they're from Santa Cruz, of all goddman places. With about a million different kinds of electronic instruments and an equal number of members, their sound is layered, sophisticated, and mellow. KD

w/Oma Yang, Small Craft Advisory, New Bethel; Blackbird, 3728 SE Sandy, 282-9949, 9 pm

HARDCORE--Snapcase is what they call straight-edge hardcore, and even though they don't drink or snort blow, their music is still awesome. With a tight metal steez, and boy-like yelling vocals, they're high-energy, but as I mentioned, they're definitely not high. KS

B Complex, 315 SE 2nd, 224-TIXX, 9 pm, $10