Second-Year Anniversary, Russell Street Bar-B-Que, 325 NE Russell, 528-8225, Jan 5-6, 11 am–9 pm

For two days only, as part of their two-year anniversary festivities, Russell Street Bar-B-Que will be serving up full racks of Carlton Farms baby-back pork ribs and Misty Isle Farms colossal smoked beef ribs for the price of half racks—that's a $9 savings. What a "smokin'" deal! In addition, live blues music will be playing each evening, starting at 6:30 pm. Thursday will feature the Paul deLay Trio, and performing Friday is Alan Hager and Katey Angel. Enjoy all this plus, other delectable bites like crispy fries, homemade sauces, and chocolate fried pies. That's right—chocolate fried pies! Hot damn! CSB

After-Xmas Party, Delta Cafe, 4607 SE Woodstock, 771-3101, Fri Jan 6, 9 pm - close

Southern-fried Delta Café had a big ol' Christmas party planned a few weeks back, when—kablooey!—an ice storm hit and ruined everything. But just because Jesus' birthday has come and gone doesn't mean you can't still rage, and the Delta has kindly rescheduled. Expect bitchin' tunes tonight courtesy of the Karaoke From Hell Band, as well as a FREE buffet, and cheap drinks all night long. Merry Christmas! JWS

Pub Quiz, Dublin Pub, 6821 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, 297-2889, Thurs 7 pm starting Jan 5, $3

This isn't just another trivia night at the bar. This pub quiz brings you three rounds of variety in the form of movie audio clips, name that tune, bingo trivia, name that celebrity, Jenga Jeopardy, pass da piggies, who said it?, riddles, anagrams, jumbles, picture puzzles, and more. There will be cash prizes for the big winners, plus T-shirts, mugs, free drinks, booby prizes, and gift certificates for round winners. It's all part of a growing local pub quiz franchise, with similar events currently running at the Belmont Inn (3357 SE Belmont) every Thursday at 7 pm and at Biddy's (6000 NE Glisan) every Tuesday at 7 pm. It's a new era for drunken trivia buffs... CSB