THURSDAY MARCH 8

FILM--Ever see that guy on Northwest 23rd who plays really great guitar? I bet you didn't know this, but his name's Lucky Buster, and he's known as the Six String Outlaw. Wanna know more? Come see Honky Tonk Dirt, a documentary made about him by local filmmakers Adrienne Leverette and her husband Eric Schopmeyer.review page 25.) KD

Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 238-8899, 7 & 9pm, $6

INNOVATION--You know how when Paul McCartney makes music from his farts or something, he gets nominated for a Grammy? But there are rad folks like The Distance Formula who play crazy films, rubber duckies, turntables, a guitar, and a bunch of other stuff all at once, and they don't get nominated for shit? Well, I think that kind of sucks. JS

The Distance Formula, w/Holy Ghost, Nudge, Medicine Hat Gallery, 1834 NE Alberta, 282-4083, 9pm, $7


FRIDAY MARCH 9

MUSICAL SCIENCE—You are the kind of dude who watches Omni while smoking weed and contemplating the dramatic relationships of things like magma and Galileo. That’s why you want to see the super-fun Cobra High and their noodle-y falsetto odes to the mysteries of space via keyboards and arpeggios. It’s trippy, yet not hippie. JS

Satyricon, 125 NW 6th Ave, 243-2380, 9pm, $6

MUSIC--Don't you love that electronic music that makes you feel like you're swimming around underwater on fast-forward with some digital fish? Even without drugs, CNSE will do it to you, with their restrained, taunt pings that flow into frenetic melodies. You'll love it. KD

Ohm, 31 NW 1st Ave, 223-9919, first DJ at 9pm, $8


SATURDAY MARCH 10

HIP HOP--We all know about all the cool-ass shit coming out of Oakland right now, but what about Seattle? Did you know that there are brilliant hip hop artists up there? Well, um, OK, maybe just one. But they're really fucking good! Source of Labor is the Seattle-based radical hip hoppers who rap about peace and love and all that, but in a non-hippie kind of way. Slow, hazy, and melodically upbeat, Source of Labor are worth your 9 bones. KD

Ohm, 31 NW 1st Ave, 223-9919, 9 pm, $9


SUNDAY MARCH 11


MUSIC--Melodious and Scottish punk may sound like polar opposites, yet Idlewild has wrestled these dichotomies into a fiery ball of sound. Their latest album has catapulted them to a spot on Letterman in a few weeks. But don't be turned off by their mainstream popularity (they would still kick the daylights out of Hootie and the Blowfish); somehow they also seem to be balancing mainstream appeal with hardcore integrity. PB

Berbati's Pan, 10 SW 3rd Ave, 248-4579, 8:30 pm, $8 advance from FASTIXX, $10 door


MONDAY MARCH
12

SKATING--Now that Vera has finally returned our city to the rollerbladers, get in a few practice laps before terrorizing the pinheads at Pioneer Square. The monster trucks and garden shows have stopped hogging our coliseum and tonight it is open to the public for a night of bruising inline and roller skating. PB

Memorial Coliseum, 797-9619, 6:30-9:30, $7 for adults, $5 for kids


TUESDAY MARCH 13

NPR=NO--Fight "liberal" mediocrity: TURN OFF NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO all day today! NPR, the radio equivalent of cottage cheese, is being boycotted today for its pretentious, upper-middle-class, apathetically moderate Democrat "values." Plus, Noah Adams is a know-nothing hack who probably got his journalism degree by sending in cereal-box tops! Embrace a populist and turn off NPR NOW! JS

National NPR Turn-Off Day, nationwide, Free (your mind!)


WEDNESDAY MARCH 14

ART--Living on the street, shooting up smack at the age fourteen can change your outlook on life a wee bit. This collection of photographs from some of Portland's street kids attempts to capture the some of the confusion, agony and hope seen by these youth! PB

Box Car Bertha's Coffee House, 1000 NW 17th (at Lovejoy), 222-5694, Open Mon-Fri 7am-3pm