My, What a Busy Week! 

THURSDAY, AUG. 15

IGLOOS--With marvelous depth, artist Melody Owen takes a theme and makes it deeper, more sensually textured, and way, way more dangerous. Her next installation is titled The Igloo Project, and uses fiberglass, tubing, ivy, and earphones. You can bet it will be an acute and challenging look at how nature and technology intertwine. JS

PDX Gallery, 604 NW 12th, 222-0063, through Aug 17

GAMESHOW--Got a beef with the Mercury? Jeez, who doesn't? And to prove it, Mercury staffers will be taking on a crack team of our meanest "letter to the editor" writers in Barfly's Dysfunctional Family Feud! Watch us sputter and fume helplessly as people far more intelligent than ourselves make us look more stupider than we are! Plus, there's liquor. WSH

Dante's, 1 SW 3rd Ave, 226-6630, 6 pm, free


FRIDAY, AUG. 16

FILM--Block memories of August drizzle and remind yourself again why you live here. Mindless Sensibility: A Cinematic Event consists of four short films (including Autographhss.com and The Miracle of Life) from the New Lab Film Company, yet another local fount of creative enterprise. Plus, a dance party!!! MS

Laurelhurst Theater, 2735 E Burnside, 9:30 pm, $5

MUSIC--Just because some band's CD rocks doesn't mean they can perform, and there's nothing more disappointing than seeing your favorite band suck live. But I PROMISE you, that will absolutely not happen with Enon, the adorable threesome who play tight, innovative pop, and who focus above all on entertaining and putting on an amazing show. No shoegazing here, thanks. KD

w/Bloodthirsty Lovers, TK Webb
; Blackbird, 3728 NE Sandy, 282-9949, 9 pm, $8


SATURDAY, AUG. 17

BREAKDANCE!--If you missed last year's Hiphop Tonight competition at the Crystal, then get yer ass in gear for tonight's repeat performance. The West Coast's most amazing breakdancers, graffiti artists, rappers, and DJs will go head-to-head to win big cash prizes in the hiphop arts! It's 12 hours long, and you won't want to miss a second! WSH

Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK Blvd, hiphoptonight.com, 224-TIXX, 1 pm-1 am, $16 advance

ROCK--My favorite thing about Trans Am is the anthemic guitar that never stops rocking. Golden, with Trans Am guitarist Phil Manley, provides an equally huge, clear guitar sound that takes classic rock and turns it into something decidedly modern. Not to mention manic drumming that will leave fellow drummers with their mouths open. KS w/Rye Coalition, Party Time;
Blackbird, 3728 NE Sandy, 282-9949, 9 pm, $8

BOXING--Sure, you can blow a wad on the upcoming Roy Jones Jr. fight at the Garden, or you can spend a pittance to see some local fighters really mix it up! Don't miss Robert Ryan and Gresham's own John Egge trade punches for 10 punishing rounds (along with eight other great boxers) in Ring Rage X--and there's not a crappy seat in the house. WSH

Multnomah Greyhound Park, 944 NE 223rd, 224-TIXX, Doors at 2 pm, First bell at 3 pm, $15 gen, $25 ringside


SUNDAY, AUG. 18

AIR SPECTACLE--I have a bad, John Denver kind of feeling about this year's air show. With F-16 corkscrewing and tumbling through the Hillsboro airspace and recreations of Red Baron dogfights, sure there's a chance that the aerial stunts will be jaw-dropping as ever, but... Oh, I have a bad, bad feeling. PB

Hillsboro Airport, take the Shute exit off Hwy 26, 648-1102, 2 pm, $14-$20

MUSIC--Local band Finesse will rub you down, but not in the R&B way. It's more in the "our amniotic pop music is so smooth and dreamy yet upbeat you will feel as if we've just given you an oil massage," way--which is not really meant to turn you on, but if that's your thing, so be it. JS

w/Panty Lions, Irving, Sean Croghan
; Blackbird, 3728 NE Sandy, 282-9949, 9 pm, $5


MONDAY, AUG. 19

MUSIC--Oh my god, how I love those Japanese musicians. So talented! I mean, you've got to be brilliant to invent Chinese foot binding! Cornelius is no exception. In fact, Cornelius's new release, Point, is so awesome, people on every continent are rocking out to it non-stop. Probably about 1000 or so people are rocking out to it right now! Atmospheric, trippy, and pop-influenced, Cornelius is like nothing you've ever heard before. KD

w/South; Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 224-TIXX, 8 pm, 224-4400, $15


TUESDAY, AUG. 20

JAPANESE FILM--Decades of repression and gender inequity in Japan sure have an odd way of expressing themselves: Freeze Me, yet another in the installment of Japanese rape-turned-to-revenge movies. A disturbingly elegant, beautiful, and inspirational film. PB

Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 7 & 9 pm, $6


WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21

DJ NIGHT--Making the DJ spinning more of an event, DJ Aaron Miles spins downtempo and spruces it up with live percussion played alongside. Plus, it all takes place at La Bella Napoli (you probably have no idea, but this spag joint is in a heated battle with local food critics over whether their food is good or not), so while you're there, you can try a plate of pasta and judge for yourself. KS


La Bella Napoli, 225 SW Broadway, 241-3465, 10 pm, free

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Comments are closed.

Staff Pick Events

Top Viewed Stories

All contents © Index Newspapers, LLC

115 SW Ash St. Suite 600
Portland, OR 97204

Contact Info | Privacy Policy | Production Guidelines | Terms of Use | Takedown Policy