WEDNESDAY OCT. 16SATYRICON: MADNESS & GLORY
[MOVIES] For 27 years, Satyricon was Portland’s answer to CBGB, a magical shithole that nurtured the city’s freaks and weirdos, not to mention freaks and weirdos from neighboring cities—like, say, Kurt Cobain. Smegma’s Mike Lastra immortalizes the much-missed downtown punk palace in this new doc. Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st Ave., 223-4515. 7 and 9 pm. $8.
FRIDAY OCT. 18TURKISH RAMBO
[MOVIES] Having already tackled the Turkish remake of Star Wars, the creative minds at Filmusik move onto another Turkish adaptation of classic American cinema. Released in 1983, Vahşi Kan, Yerli Rambo copies the Sylvester Stallone movie almost exactly, though it adds bulldozers and zombies. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd., 281-4215. 7 pm. $12.
[MUSIC] Considering how quietly the promotion has been around this event, a self-billed “mini electronic fest,” you’d expect it to be worthy of little more than a shrug. But the lineup—founding Depeche Mode and Erasure member Vince Clarke, Suicide’s Martin Rev, and industrial-strength one-man metallurgist Author & Punisher—is a dream bill for bleep-bloop fanatics. Alhambra Theatre, 4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 360-1450. 7pm. $25. 21+.
SATURDAY OCT. 19DUSTIN WONG
[MUSIC] Mediation of Ecstatic Energy, the master musician’s newest album, was conceived as the last part of a trilogy that found him building tracks on the fly using his guitar, a loop pedal and plenty of effects. Wong is joined on this tour by a recent collaborator, Japanese pop singer Takako Minekawa. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., 288-3895. 9 pm. $8 advance, $10 day of show. 21+.
[FOOD] In case you ever thought St. Johns had more Children of the Corn than Sauvie, here’s your confirmation: A Germanic “autumn harvest” fest with beer, carving, scarecrow, fiddles and a bonfire circle at something called the Colony. Sales benefit Urban Gleaners. The Colony, 7525 N Richmond Ave. 11 am. Free.
MONDAY OCT. 21JUNOT DIAZ
[BOOKS] The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao has a knack for illustrating just how tortuous life can be due to the fallible human heart, but in a wonderful, hurts-so-good sort of a way. His new collection of stories, This Is How You Lose Her, serves up some of that beautiful torture. Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651. 7:30 pm. Free.