BUCK MOVIES--Regal Cinemas' domination of Portland movie houses continues with their newest juggernaut theater, the Regal Pioneer Place Stadium 6. Take a sneaky peek at their fancy new digs and see Oscar-winning films on the cheap (only one buck!) while shoveling endless buckets of 50 cent popcorn into your gullet. Capitalism ROCKS!! WSH
Pioneer Place Stadium 6, 4th Level, SW 4th and Morrison, see Movie Times, page 52 for films and showtimes, $1 admission today only

FRIDAY, June 13

READING--Davy Rothbart got famous by collecting bits of paper on the street and turning it into Found Magazine. Now he's published a collection of short stories like normal people. Plus check out his li'l brother's The Poem Adept and southern folkstress Devon Sproule, copping music to the lit shit. MS
Disjecta, 116 NE Russell, 335-6979, 9 pm, $5

MUSIC--Italian sophisticate Nicola Conte and his associate, Ursula 1000, make jazzy electronic go-go for riding a Vespa across the Riviera. Or, let Le Tigre's down-the-street gig give your brains and your buns a proper feminist workout. The choice is yours. JS
Nicola Conte, Ursula 1000: Fez, 316 SW 11th, 282-4083, 9 pm, $10; Le Tigre: Roseland, NW 6th and Burnside, 1-800-325-SEAT, 224-2038, 8 pm, $12, all ages


GOODBYE PARTY--Everyone's favorite nonprofit, Danzine, is unfortunately coming to an end. Don't go crying to the strip clubs, though, cuz all the strippers will be at this going away bash! Come celebrate support for sex workers and clean needles for all (which shall go on, dammit)! MS
w/Storm & The Balls, DJ Dairy, Seven Seas, 205 NW 4th, 9 pm, $10-1000 sliding scale (buck off w/can o' food)

LEGAL BRIEFING--The problem with the "music business" is that it is, in fact, a business. And that means soul-sucking producers and cold-hearted lawyers. Learn how to protect yourself, your band and your songs. Today a group of (non-bloodsucking) entertainment lawyers give the lowdown on contracts, copyrights, and music publishing. PB
PSU Lincoln Hall, Room 75 (SW Broadway and Market), for more information: 319-7725 or, 10 am to 3 pm, $20

MUSIC--It's an evening celebrating long relationships. Yo La Tengo have been playing their sweet atmospherics together for almost 20 years, and New Zeland's the Clean have been producing impressive guitar pop for about the same. I suppose we should expect some cohesive sets. KS
Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 224-4400, 9 pm, $15

SUNDAY, June 15

CHARITY BOWLING--When US warplanes dropped their payloads in Iraq, they didn't even take care to leave a single bowling alley intact. Barbarians! Worse yet, they left nearly a million Iraqis needing food and shelter. Bowling for Baghdad, a nationwide fundraiser passes through town this week. Do your part to raise $2 million in aid. PB
Kellogg Bowl, 3056 SE Harrison, to register contact 224-3145 or check out, 4-8 pm, each participant must raise at least $58

MUSIC--Other than inventing a time machine, there is little I can do these days to relive my pop-punk youth. Perhaps the lone exception is the three chords of guilty pleasure that are the Alkaline Trio. If you can manage to look past some terrible lyrics and laughable over-production, you'll see the Trio at their core, which might just be enough to forget the fact that you are no longer young. CM
Roseland, NW 6th & Burnside, 1-800-325-SEAT, 8 pm, $11

MONDAY, June 16

WHAT A FEELING--If a common inner-city Pittsburgh welder can become an exotic dancer and find the man of her dreams? Well... I guess that means anything is possible, isn't it? Join Jennifer Beals as she dances like she's never danced before in the classic 1983 musical romantic drama Flashdance. Oh, the things that girl can do with a chair and a bucket of water... WSH
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 238-8899, 7 & 9 pm, $6

TUESDAY, June 17

MUSIC--Despite numerous emo temper tantrums by Jawbreaker fans, Blake Schwarzenbach couldn't stay their personal punk-rock poet forever. While the rise of Jets to Brazil hasn't been without its fair share of drama, it's hard to deny that the band, and Blake, are happier now than they've ever been. Their crunching guitars and grad-school lyrics are all the proof you need that there is indeed life after punk. CM
Berbati's, 10 SW 3rd, 1-800-325-SEAT, 8:30, $12

MAYHEM--The staccato slingshot of Numbers' synthy shouts and short attention span of Melt-Banana's barky noise sparkle go together like butter and... butter. Sing a joyful noise unto the world, motherfuckas. JS
Dante's, 1 SW 3rd, 1-800-325-SEAT, 9:30 pm, $8.50


READING--Norman Rush publishes a book with about the same frequency as Haley's Comet. But when he does, it shames about every other natural wonder! It has been a decade since his first (and only other) novel, Mating (by the by, a National Book Award winner) and damn well worth the wait! His latest Mortals is another literary grand slam. PB
Powell's, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, free