RHYME AND REASON—Need a quick primer on Portland's sadly neglected hiphop scene? Start here. Chicharones are the dream-team collaboration between Josh "the People's Champ" Martinez and the fastest emcee in the land, Sleep. Joining them is up-and-comer Cloudy October, who's been known to steal the show every time he sets foot onstage. EAC
w/Rafael Vigilantics, Eddie Valiant; Berbati's Pan, 10 SW 3rd, 8 pm, $6-8

AMA-ZINE!—Small press artists and writers take over Portland this week for the 10th annual Zine Symposium, a weekend-long festival featuring 230 tables of DIY art, stapled punk manifestos, and homemade comics. The cra-zine-ness kicks off tonight with Zines on Toast, a traveling cadre of local and UK radicals ready to regale you with tales of the British zine scene. SM
Zines on Toast at Reading Frenzy, 921 SW Oak, 7 pm, FREE; Zine Symposium at Portland State University Stott Gymnasium, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 10 am-4 pm, FREE

My, What a Busy, Busy, Busy, Busy... Week.