THURS NOV 17—Skatepark Fundraiser—Three years after voters approved a property tax to fund a few new skateparks in Portland, local skaters are still waiting to see the new parks. In the meantime, Skaters for Portland Skateparks are trying to clean up the crumbling Pier Park. All proceeds from tonight's movie, Out There, a new ripping video from Santa Cruz, go for the repairs. St. Johns Theater, 8203 N Ivanhoe, 6:30 pm, $5

FRI NOV 18—Bike Movies—Playing with Still We Ride (see My! What A Busy Week) are seven other bike-related films, including a documentary about a skidding contest and Velomutation, "the sexiest bike movie" ever to come out of the Pacific Northwest. Clinton Street Theatre, 2522 SE Clinton, 9 pm, $5-10 (pre-movie bicycle pub crawl begins at Crow Bar, 3954 N Mississippi, 7 pm)

FRI NOV 18—Documentary—A second showing of Robert Greenwald's insightful documentary Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price. Using interviews and testimonies from the superstore's employees, Greenwald puts together a somber tour into the world of pain that Wal-Mart is inflicting on workers and local economies. First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main, 7 pm, $5 donation requested. (see page 11 for more screening times.)

SUN NOV 20 Reading—A fourth generation shrimp boat captain, Diane Wilson is tough as nails. Reading from her book An Unreasonable Woman, Wilson recounts her battle against the multibillion dollar corporation that was polluting and killing her beloved Texas Gulf Coast. Sponsored by the Sierra Club. Powell's, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, free