Event Pick: Trash American Style

Who: Traveling record salesman, musician, philosopher, and all-around badass Malcolm Tent.

What: An all-day sale of vinyl, bootleg CDs, concert DVDs and music-related miscellanea.

Where: In or around Usdan.

When: Probably from about 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Why: We can’t emphasize enough how cool Malcolm Tent’s collection is. He’s got an amazing selection of punk, jazz and art-rock on vinyl. But we really love him for the bootlegs. In the past, he’s hooked us up with a homemade comp of all of The Residents’ EPs, a collection of early Television demos, and a bootleg of The Clash’s 1979 show at the Palladium Theater during which the iconic “London Calling” cover photo of Paul Simonon smashing his bass was taken. Who knows what amazing, amazing swag he will have on Monday.

Event Pick: “Expresiones de Latinos”

Who: Latino-identified performers expressing themselves (duh), including the always-exuberant Caliente dancers. And, of course, you watching them express.

What: A veritable smorgasbord of performances—song, dance, poetry, spoken word, etc.—meditating on culture and identity.

Where: Crowell Concert Hall

When: Saturday, Nov. 8, 8-10 p.m.

Why: Latino Awareness Month! …And because your ticket stub will get you into an after-party at Malcolm X House for free.

How: We suggest selling a quart of blood to scrounge up the $5-7 you need to get in.

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