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My, What A Busy Week!



VOTES FOR MONEY!—Big-time technology and media guru Lawrence Lessig (a co-founder of Creative Commons!) tells us why renewing Portlandís voter-owned elections system this November is crucial. Donít miss Lessig at tonightís Voter Owned Elections-themed Brewhaha, co-sponsored by the Bus Project and the Mercury. SM
West Cafe, 1201 SW Jefferson, 8 pm, FREE

DANCE OR DIE—Of Montreal's live shows are exuberant, horrifying, delightful things, with their catchy, weird-ass pop serving as the soundtrack for a production that looks like a school play on acid. Even better? Janelle Monae is opening, turning the Roseland into a sci-fi wonderland with her spacey, bass-y epics. EH
Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $20


ADZ IT UP—Injecting squelchy electronics into his baroque pop on The Age of Adz, Sufjan Stevens has made an oddball record that doesnít try to retread past triumphs—and a good thing, too, as Stevens is one of the most adventurous, ambitious performers around, and hearing him track new territory is always exciting. NL
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 8 pm, $34.75-43, all ages

DüNYAYI KURTARAN ADAM—A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away Turkey, a few noble hacks created Dünyayi Kurtaran Adamóbetter known as "Turkish Star Wars." With a bargain-basement budget, a few determined Turks created the Star Wars ripoff to end all Star Wars ripoffsóand tonight the musicians, composers, and voice actors of Filmusik bring it to life with a live score, soundtrack, and sound effects! EH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 10 pm, $10-12


NEWER SLANG—Remember what it was like to enjoy the Shins before the ìitíll change your lifeî jokes and the coma-inducing boredom of their new material? Avi Buffalo sure does. The Los Angeles pop act is fresh-faced, signed to Sub Pop, and ready to invert your world with bouncy little pop songs that will stay with you for days. EAC
w/Wampire; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $11

SANITY/FEAR—Wake up early this morning to watch Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbertís "Rally to Restore Sanity" and "March to Keep Fear Alive" with the Mercury on the big screen at the Mission Theater! (Donít worry, there WILL be Bloody Marys.) Then join for Portlandís Fear March (behind City Hall) followed by a Sanity Rally on the Eastbank Esplanade! WSH
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, 9 am-noon, FREE; Fear March, SW 4th & Madison, 10:30 am, FREE; Sanity Rally, SE Main & Eastbank Esplanade, noon, FREE


SATYRI-GONE—It ends tonight. Portlandís best/worst club depending who you ask Satyricon hosts its final show ever before meeting its fate at the end of a wrecking ball. The house that Portland punk rock builtóthen spilled beer all over is fittingly going out with a night of classic punk acts, including Poison Idea and Resist. See you in hell, Satyricon. EAC
w/Wehrmacht, Defiance, Ceremonial Castings & more; Satyricon, 125 NW 6th, 4 pm, $15, all ages

FIN DE CINEMA—Of all the Halloween fun this weekend, this screening of 1977 Japanese horror film Hausu stands out as, if not the scariest, definitely the trippiest option. Even if youíve seen the monumentally, awesomely bizarre film, the live score by bands like Reporter will take it to the next level. MS
w/Soft Metals, Jewels of the Nile, Linger & Quiet, Maxx Bass; Holocene; 1001 SE Morrison, 8 pm, $5


SO PLEASURABLE—Met a sexy android on Halloween, but donít know where to take it on your first date? Gary Numan performs his breakthrough album, 1979ís The Pleasure Principle, in its entirety tonight. A celebration of technological disaffection, Principle is one of the most important (and perfect) electro-pop records everówell worth leaving your hyperbaric chamber to see. DB
w/Motor, Adrian H & the Wounds, DJ Ghoulunatic; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $25

UNLIKELY TEAM—Brit folker Billy Bragg rolls through town with legendary gospel singer Mavis Staples. Bound together by left-wing activism, this unlikely duo comes together for the Hope, Love, and Justice Tourówith their combined catalogs, this is not a show not to miss. MJS
Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 9 pm, $35, all ages


GREAT JOB—Fans of Tim & Eric Awesome Show can finally tear themselves away from the internet tonight to see their heroesí "Chrimbus Spectacular 2010"! Prediction: Fred Meyer will sell out of shrimp today, and the venue will run out of white wine. Better stock up! MS
w/Pusswhip Banggang, Neil Hamburger; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $25, all ages

WINNAR!—Overachievers, hereís a new way for you to get the validation youíve been missing since you realized no one wants to hear about your SAT scores: the Someday Lounge kicks off a new first-Tuesday spelling bee tonight, with drink specials and prizes for the sharpest kids in class. AH
Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th, 9 pm, $3


BEARWAY TO HEAVEN—Evoking Teutonic chill while simultaneously sounding lovingly and longingly warm, the songs of Brooklynís Bear in Heaven take familiar, current-day indie soundsóunderwater synths, tribal drumsóand make something altogether unique. NL
w/Lower Dens, Sun Airway; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $10-12

BODY SHOW—Local arts maven Nora Robertson assembled a shimmering array of local literary celebs for a cabaret fundraiser/screening for her upcoming film The Body Show. Back Fence PDXís Frayn Masters, Dogwalker author Arthur Bradford, and more take the stageóplus music, and a doughnut eating contest judged by Voodoo owner Tres Shannon himself. AH
Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th, 7:30 pm, $5-15


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