Thursday, September 23 POLITICAL FORUM--You Promised! Wondering what the next mayor plans to do about police oversight? Worried about the state of neighborhood involvement? The Mercury is sponsoring their final installment in its series of You Promised! townhall forums. This time around candidates Francesconi, Potter, Fish and Adams provide promises for police and community issues.

Assembly of God Church, 5004 NE 6th, 6:30 pm, free

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS--Give Sen. Gordon Smith a piece of your pro-immigrant rights' mind at a rally in front of his offices. Robert Kennedy Jr. will also be in attendance! 121 SW Salmon, 3:30 pm. Followed by a documentary premiere about last year's Freedom Ride for immigrant voting rights. PSU Smith Center Ballroom, 6 pm.

Friday, September 24 POLITICAL PARTY--Send Bush to Mars: Sure, you want Bush out of the White House--but wouldn't you rather get him out of the galaxy? A retro dance party and an accordion jamboree aims to do just that. DJ Mission Accomplished will provide the tunes--intergalactic attire encouraged. PPAA, 618 SE Alder, 5 pm, donation

QUEERNESS--A kinky same-sex wedding party with hurry-up ceremonies and consummating honeymoons available. Music from Full Brazil. RSVP required: , 7 pm - 2 am, $20 w/wedding garb; $25 w/o

Saturday, September 25 FILM--Red carpet debut of Gus van Sant's Tarnation, a feverish self-portrait of growing up in America. Benefits go straight to No on 36. Guild Theater, 1219 SW Park, info at (971) 244-1399, x. 20, "", 8 pm, $100-250 (includes VIP meet and greet and after party); after party at Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, $25-35 (party only)

Sunday, September 26 MO' MONEY--Four DJs, Go-Go Divas, poetry, live music from Miss King--and it's for a good cause. Proceeds go to pro-queer, anti-Bush organizations. Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison & 10th, 5 -10 pm, $5

thursday, September 30 debate--Kerry vs. Bush. So much better on the big screen and with a pint of beer. Mission, 1624 NW Glisan, 6 pm