My, What a Busy Week! 

THURSDAY, MARCH 25

HIPHOP--Lyrics Born is one of the most reliable and talented emcees I've ever seen. His flow is amazing, his production backs him up flawlessly, and he makes the whole thing seem effortless. In fact, Lyrics Born's steez is so addictive you'll find your hands flying in the air organically. If you want great live hiphop, this is it. KS
Berbati's, 231 SW Ankeny, 248-4579, 9 pm, $12-15

TOUGH GUY FILM--Get your adrenaline pumping for summer; MotoGP is the wildest and toughest classification of motorcycle racing. Races are hard-won. Speed is all that counts. Faster documents the whirlwind speed and spirit of these races, following riders through 16 races over five continents. Tonight's one-night-only screening is sponsored by the Sang Froid Riding Club. PB
Laurelhurst Theater, 2735 E Burnside, 7 pm & 9:30 pm, $6

FRIDAY, MARCH 26

BENEFIT--Outside In is one of the coolest organizations in Portland, and now they're raising money for the new Trans (aka Tranny) Resource Center with a cabaret. Enjoy performances by emo-hopper Katastrope, performance troupe Gorilla Theater, the unstoppable DJ Zanne, and hey, there's food. Formal/costume attire is encouraged. KS
Crown Ballroom, 918 SW Yamhill, 7 pm, $3-30

THE BATTLE'S BACK--In the first Battle Royale, a class of ninth graders fight to the death on a deserted island. Now, in the rarely seen Battle Royale II, Class 3-B is back to kick the crap out of terrorists threatening the government! Don't miss this one-time only showing of one of the most hilariously violent sequels ever! WSH
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 238-8899, 11 pm, $6, ONE SHOW ONLY!

PUPPETS FOR ADULTS--The Hand2Mouth company makes theater you haven't seen before. Their latest project, The Wild Child, is a bizarre puppet show about a scientist attempting to civilize a feral child through twisted experiments. It's like if Pinocchio was born in the woods and raised by bears before getting rescued by Dr. Moreau. JWS
Performance Works NW, 4625 SE 67th, 235-5284, 8 pm, $7-10

SATURDAY, MARCH 27

MUSIC--The Liars are at their best when they are doing what they shouldn't be doing, which is a fairly obvious point given their remarkable live show. On stage they perform with a twitchy recklessness that makes the crowd shake along with their jittery rhythms. EAC
Nocturnal, 1800 E Burnside, 1-800-325-SEAT, 8 pm, $10

SEAPLANE--Aren't you freaking sick of wearing mad layers? Luckily, Spring is poking her horny little head around the corner, and you're going to need something sexy to make out in any day now! Get the goods or just ideas at Seaplane's big Spring Fashion show, Paper Doll. Then, to the Holocene for some after fashion love! MS
Fashion Show at The Plant, 939 SE Alder, 234-2409, 8 pm, $12-14; after party at Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, $5

SUNDAY, MARCH 28

SEXY--Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, is sexier than Italian-Canadian twins playing music with a Japanese babe vocalist. Blonde Redhead's onstage chemistry drips with heat and latent primal energy. Amadeo Pace's raw, howling guitar work and brother Simone's punishing drumming provide the perfect soundtrack to this Cinema of the Sultry. JWS
Crystal, 1332 W Burnside, 224-4400, 9 pm, $15

MUSIC--Those nutty Canadians, The Unicorns, first bagged the super-ironic band name, then won the critics and kids over with their brand of trippy acoustic anti-folk. But in this evening of the uncool, Menomena will out-nerd them all with homemade beats and plenty of sincere vocals. EAC
w/Beans; Berbati's, 231 SW Ankeny, 1-800-325-SEAT, 8:30 pm, $10

MONDAY, MARCH 29

MELLO--DJ Mello Cee was a longtime resident at Ringlers, Pub and her night of hiphop turned into a coup of folks getting down in a parking lot afterwards, 'cuz they just couldn't stop shakin' it. Now the weekly night is back and has graduated upstairs to Lola's. But don't show up lookin' like a putz--it's one of those "dress code" things. MS
Lola's, 1332 W Burnside, 9 pm, $3-5

TUESDAY, MARCH 30

CAN'T SEE N*E*R*D?--Okay. First of all run down the street to the Crystal Ballroom to see if you can still purchase some N*E*R*D tickets from the box office or a nice scalper. No luck? Then dash back up the street to Berbati's so you can catch the French pioneers of punk, Metal Urbain. Along for the ride will be Point Line Plane, Yellow Swans, Zero 1, and DJ Puffin! And for only six bucks? Wow! Pharrell can suck it! WSH
Berbati's, 231 SW Ankeny, 9 pm, $6

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31

MOODY MUSIC--Are they art-school serious or hi-fi kitsch? For almost a decade, Stereolab has been as about as easy to categorize as capturing fog in a bottle. See if YOU can figure them out tonight. Are they bossa nova funk? Melodic pop? Or subversive Marxists? PB
Crystal, 1332 W Burnside, 224-4400, 9 pm, $15

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