WEDNESDAY SEPT. 25LISA’S RANDOM TASTINGS: PUMPKIN BEERS
[BEER] Lisa “Beer Goddess” Morrison kicks off a new tasting series with pumpkin beers. She pours free samples at Belmont Station. You drink and ask questions. It’s polite to buy a bottle or five of your favorite. Belmont Station, 4500 SE Stark St., 232-8538, belmont-station.com. 5-7 pm. Free.
THURSDAY SEPT. 26THE GREAT GATSBY
[THEATER] Bag & Baggage tackles its most ambitious production to date, an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel involving a temporary fly system and a 35-foot “boat dock” in the historic Venetian Theatre. The Venetian Theatre, 253 E Main St., Hillsboro, 693-3953. 7:30 pm. $20-$30.
FRIDAY SEPT. 27NARDWUAR & THE EVAPORATORS
[MUSIC] Guerrilla journalist Nardwuar is Internet-famous for his bizarre celebrity interviews, but since the early ’90s he has also performed high-fructose pop-punk that sounds like theme music to an imaginary Saturday-morning cartoon show. After the gig, the lovably weird Canuck presents a reel of his greatest chats, from Gorbachev to Snoop Dogg. The Know, 2026 NE Alberta St., 473-8729. 8 pm. 21+. Call venue for ticket information.
SATURDAY SEPT. 28AN EVENING WITH BOB AND DAVID (AND POSEHN)
[COMEDY] Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, the minds behind ’90s cult favorite Mr. Show, reunite. We know there are thousands of famous lines you want to shout at them. But you saw what happened to Dave Chappelle. This is the comedy event of the season, certainly, but there’s no need to embarrass yourself. Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, 800-273-1530. 8 pm. $47.
TEMPORARY LESBIAN BAR
[POP-UP CLUB] After the closure of Portland’s last lesbian bar, the Egyptian Room, over two years ago, musician (and occasional Gossip member) Katy Davidson created this roaming, women-friendly party featuring guest DJs to help fill the void. Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N Mississippi Ave., 288-3231. 9 pm. Free. 21+.
MONDAY SEPT. 30ERIC SCHLOSSER
[BOOKS] In what is sure to give you doomsday-themed nightmares, journalist Eric Schlosser explores humankind’s struggle to wield weapons of mass destruction without destroying ourselves. His new book, Command and Control, is a fascinating and terrifying account of near-misses, accidents and technological breakthroughs of the nuclear age. Powell’s at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, 228-4651, 7 pm. Free.