THURSDAY NOV. 7
SONG OF THE DODO
[THEATER] Portland Experimental Theatre Ensembleâs adaptation of Richard III was one of last seasonâs most arresting shows. PETEâs next work is a collaboratively devised piece of dance, theater and song. A short video features company members tiptoeing around in frilly white dressesâand another of them squatting and squawking wildly. Expect a unique sight. Studio 2, 810 SE Belmont St., petensemble.org. 7:30 pm. $12-$40.
BEER AND SAUSAGE DINNER
[FOOD] You ever realize when you eat sausage youâre putting intestines in your stomach? Just saying. Anyway, gas up at the Bent Brick on a major cold-plus-hot mess of beer and sausage, with five beers from beer-a-week-forever marathon brewers Breakside Brewery, including its new sour framboise. The Bent Brick, 1639 NW Marshall St., 688-1655. 6:30 pm. $50. 21+.
FRIDAY, NOV. 8TAVI GEVINSON
[BOOKS] Gaining more fame at age 12 than most bloggers will ever have, Tavi Gevinsonâs Style Rookie blog nabbed her a profile in The New York Times and invitations to fashion weeks across the globe. After shifting her focus to feminist discussions of pop culture, she founded the online Rookie Magazine, like a Jezebel for teens that grown-ups love too. Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi Ave., 234-7837. 7 pm. Free.
[MUSIC] Dirtybird Records has lately drifted toward house musicâs Ibiza-happy mainstream, but its founder remains as freaky as the labelâs winged, googly-eyed logo. The new Urban Animal features elements of the classic, âweirdâ Dirtybird sound: eclectic, choppy sampling, highbrow rhythms and that goofy bird printed right onto the record itself. Branx, 320 SE 2nd Ave., 234-5683. 9 pm. $15. 21+.
THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW LIVE
[COMEDY] The Eric Andre Show is one of the strangest damn things on Adult Swimâand thatâs saying something. A Bizarro World take on the no-budget public-access talk show, it features Florida-born comic Andre stumbling through sketches and interviews with celebrities both real and terribly faked, with little mind paid to continuity, logic or traditional notions of humor. Star Theater, 13 NW 6th Ave., 248-4700. 9 pm. $12. 21+.
SATURDAY, NOV. 9WESLEY STACE
[MUSIC] John Wesley Harding, the brainy British expat singer-songwriter, has just pulled whatâs known as âthe full Mellencamp,â dropping his entire Dylan-cribbed nom de plume in one fell swoop. Itâs a fitting change, given that his new record drops pretense as well, offering nakedly personal songs of a sort he has not attempted before. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., 288-3895. 7:30 pm. $17 advance, $20 day of show. 21+.