DIG IT—When Chuck D stopped trying to set the world on fire with every syllable he spit, Boots Riley took that torch and never stopped running. The Coup are legends at blending the high minded with lots of low end. BR
w/Buck 65, Busdriver; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 9 pm, $18-20

GOOD CITIES—GOOD magazine plays host as Portland's smartest people team up at Good Ideas for Cities to make quick pitches for innovative ideas to improve the city's food system, schools, streets, and businesses. We're such a planning nerd town, the event is already sold out! But show up at 6 pm for a shot at an open seat. SM
Ziba Auditorium, 910 NW Marshall, doors at 6 pm, FREE