WEDNESDAY OCT. 23SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY
[DANCE] In 2 One Another, a flashing LED light show backs Australia’s leader in contemporary dance. The piece has won choreography and performance awards down under, and the 16 dancers move with both athletic energy and subtlety as they embody the possibilities of human interaction. Though at first glance it recalls the spectacle of a rave, it’s inspired by a poem by Samuel Webster. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 245-1600. 7:30 pm. $26-$64.
THURSDAY OCT. 24STEPHEN JIMENEZ
[BOOKS] Stephen Jimenez’s new book, The Book of Matt, explores the 1998 murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard in Wyoming, claiming that Shepard was not killed for being gay but for more complicated reasons involving meth and money. Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651. 7:30 pm. Free.
FRIDAY OCT. 25MODERN KIN
[MUSIC] With his band the Pastors’ Wives, Portland’s Drew Grow built a reputation for writing idiosyncratic folk-rock with a penchant for coming completely unglued live. Now he’s starting over with a new name and an intense, stripped-back new album. Grow is staging a release show consisting of seven sets in 24 hours, all streamed live on YouTube. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., 288-3895. 9 pm. $10. 21+.
BEST $10 BLIND WINE TASTING
[WINE] With a low-cost cover and reasonably priced contenders, this is a wine event for the proletariat. It also takes place at one of the city’s oldest wine shops. Woodstock Wine & Deli, 4030 SE Woodstock Ave., 777-2208. 6-9 pm. $10. 21+.
SATURDAY OCT. 26DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
[THEATER] Theatre Vertigo, which ended up homeless when Southeast Belmont’s Theater! Theatre! closed last spring, begins its first season at the itsy-bitsy Shoebox Theater with a seasonally appropriate show: Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of the spooky tale about a doctor with split personalities. In an intriguing twist, four actors share the role of Hyde. The Shoebox Theater, 2110 SE 10th Ave., 306-0870. 7:30 pm. $20.
TUESDAY OCT. 29JANELLE MONÁE
[MUSIC] The reigning revivalist of funk and soul has provided the music world a much-needed dose of shock therapy. On her latest album, The Electric Lady, the pompadoured android queen continues delivering futuristic R&B steeped in sci-fi themes. Roseland Theater, 8 NW 6th Ave., 224-2038. 8 pm. $22. All ages.