My, What A Busy Week! 

THURSDAY, MAY 7

Over 70 kickass artists—including Bryan Lee O'Malley, Farel Dalrymple, Joelle Jones, Hope Larson, Vasilis Lolos, and Becky Cloonan—have contributed to Floating World Comics' tribute show Full of Pryde, which features artists' versions of beloved X-Men character Kitty Pryde. Plenty of gorgeous original art will be on display, and prints will be sale—with all the benefits going to OHSU's Hemophilia Treatment Center! EH

Floating World Comics, 20 NW 5th, #101, 6-10 pm, FREE

The folks at Tender Loving Empire wanted their initial First Thursday shindig of the new year to be something extraordinary. It looks like they succeeded with a full block party compiled of handmade vendors, an art show, plus live performances from Church and Finn Riggins. I wonder how they are going to top this next month? EAC

Tender Loving Empire, 1720 NW Lovejoy #109, 6-10 pm, FREE, all ages

FRIDAY, MAY 8

Filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh's early deconstructions of genre and identity influenced a generation of artists, and tonight PDX Film Fest screens a mini-retrospective of her work. Afterward, head over to Holocene for the second annual Experimental Filmmaker Karaoke Throwdown, in which filmmakers provide wacky new videos for your favorite karaoke songs! MV

Peggy Ahwesh retrospective at Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 7:30 pm, $7; Karaoke Throwdown w/Hooliganship, Rush-N-Disco, DJ BJ at Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 10 pm, $7 (free w/fest pass)

On Aceyalone's latest album, Aceyalone and the Lonely Ones, the LA rapper eases back with another T.A.M.I. Show's worth of '60s-infused soul samples. It's a direction both of Ace's Haiku d'Etat brethren—Abstract Rude and Myka 9—have also been trekking in recent years, working away from mainstream hiphop's ongoing obsession with the '80s. AS

w/DJ Drez, Nocando, Living Proof; Berbati's Pan, 10 SW 3rd, 9 pm, $13-15

SATURDAY, MAY 9

Leash up Bob Barker (best dog name ever), because it's time you and your dog shed that winter weight (and coat) and take part in the Oregon Humane Society Doggie Dash. In its 22nd year, the event has a goal to raise $245,000 for animals, and you can help out by dashing (or walking) down a car-free Naito Parkway. (Bring a bag.) EAC

Tom McCall Waterfront Park, SW Naito & Pine, registration 7:30 am, run 9 am, $25 registration fee

A mind-blowing array of local bands makes up the track listing for the fifth Failing Records compilation, and the double CD is only $10! Four of those bands play the free, all-ages release show tonight: Southern Belle, Bark Hide and Horn, Palo Verde, and the Metal Shakespeare Company are all completely different, and all completely great. NL

Backspace, 115 NW 5th, 8 pm, FREE, all ages

SUNDAY, MAY 10

Cloud Cult's live shows not only show off a wide range of instruments (cello, trumpet, flute), but also incorporate live painting and video projections of the audience. Plus, they are Energy Star-rated: Craig Minowa's Earthology Records studio is powered by geothermal energy and built with recycled materials. KP

w/Say Hi, Ice Palace; Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 8 pm, $13-15

It's your chance for otherworldly Muppet mayhem as the Fraggles go head to head with Bowie the Goblin King. Witness the harmony of the underworld in a classic Fraggle Rock episode before getting lost in Labyrinth. It's all part of NW Film Center's month-long celebration of Jim Henson. PAC

Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park, Fraggle Rock at 4:30 pm,Labyrinth at 7 pm, $8 per show

MONDAY, MAY 11

Get ready for a raucous night of dancey punk at the Know, when the spazztastic Drunken Boat headlines a great show that also features an "All Ramones Dance Party!" Hold on... that's almost too much fun for one evening. WSH

w/Ringers; The Know, 2026 NE Alberta, 8 pm, $5

EVEN THOUGH YOU WERE FIRTHT IN LINE FOR THE DEBUT OF THTAR TREK, YOU THOULD TOTALLY THEE IT AGAIN TONIGHT, BECAUTHE THITH THTAR TREK IS THO FREAKING AWETHOME!! I LOVE YOU, THPOCK!! I LOVE YOU, THULU!! WSH

Various theaters, see Film Times for locations and times

TUESDAY, MAY 12

In an attempt to fatten up the trim, Spandexed cyclists will probably shame downtown's more portly bureaucrats when the city promises free bagels and doughnuts to all bike commuters. Chow down in the city's living room with 100 percent all-lean-meat cyclists and (quite probably) some hungry homeless people. SM

Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW 6th & Morrison, 7:30-9 am, FREE

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

The third play in a four-part Anton Chekhov project, Three Sisters takes on upper-class decay in 19th century Russia through the eyes of three dissatisfied sisters. Artists Repertory Theatre commissioned playwright Tracy Letts for this new adaptation of a timeless work with timeless themes. MD

Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison, Wed-Sun 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm, through June 14, $20-47

You know Geek Love, but did you know Portland author Katherine Dunn has been covering boxing since the early '80s? One Ring Circus is a collection of articles and essays on the sport, laden with insight and anecdotes from an especially literate fan. MS

Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE

It's okay to admit you never would have heard of the Vaselines were it not for Kurt Cobain. Anyone who says otherwise is almost certainly lying. Claims of having seen them live are only slightly more credible, until now. And you've only been waiting since grade school! MS

w/the Dutchess and the Duke; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $19-20

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