THEATER--Welcome to real theater, where integrity is valued over gloss and the characters leave you wondering what the hell you're doing with your life--Win/Lose/Draw are three short plays focused around middle-aged women and their troubles. KD

Magdyln Theater, Thurs-Sat, 7600 N Herford St, 708-8554, 8 pm, $10-14

MUSIC--The electronic, keyboardy, minimal sounds of Mouse on Mars pull something from every musical sphere. Dying for something original--this is definitely it! KS

B Complex, 320 SE 2nd, 224-TIXX, 8:30 pm, $12.50


FILM--What is known for certain about the Zapatistas is that they're fighting a Robin Hood battle for freedom. Everything else is primarily speculation, but here's a chance to get the straight dope: The Liberation Collective is screening the ski-masked rebels' own documentary. PB

Liberation Collective, 3rd and Burnside, 525-4975, 7 pm, Donation

REVIVAL--My God. Are you still bashing your brains out over ABBA breaking up? Then by all means, take a ch-ch-chance on their genetic clones, Björn Again, who are not only dead ringers for the Swedish four, but will bring goddamn tears to your eyes with their rendition of "Fernando." Sniff! WSH

Roseland Theater,10 NW 6th, 224-TIXX, 9 pm, $18.50 advance


MUSIC--Formerly known as The Adhesives, the Epoxies blend tight punk and head-banging new wave, creating a pulled-together sound that you won't have to be shit-canned to enjoy. Plus, they're charismatic to the extreme. KS

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

CABARET--Sometimes redemption isn't found in a cup of Earl Grey tea; it is found at a circus of extremely talented ladies. Hazel bassist Jody Bleyle plays Dr. Frockrocket, a self-proclaimed healer. To save your tired soul, she and some of the best talent in the region join for music, performance, and vivication! PB

Dr. Frockrocket's Vivifying (Re-Animatronic) Menagerie & Medicine Show, Meow Meow, 527 SE Pine, 230-2111, 7:30 pm, $5-10 sliding scale


PUNK--You say you need some uncooked, punk rock energy? From toughass ladies whose lo-fi, high-energy music is best conveyed in a live setting? You need St. Louis' Star Death, Portland's Heart Beats Red, and Seattle's Free Verse. They all scream. It's good. JS

Meow Meow, 527 SE Pine, phone, 9 pm, $6


FILM--The ancient Chinese didn't start defying the laws of physics in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. As the indefatigable Jet Li proves in the genre classic Once Upon a Time in China (directed by Tsui Hark),they've been doing it for centuries. For the hardcore, this version includes 20 minutes of never-before-seen footage! WSH

Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st, 223-4515, 7 pm nightly, $6

VIVA LA--Julia Alvarez writes books about Latinas and sisterhood, steeled and salty women in the face of immigration, assimilation, displacement and revolution. Her new book is historical fiction about two women: one who inspires a revolution, one who joins Castro's. REAL, POLITICAL WOMEN KICKING ASS. JS

Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


ART--Local celeb Sean Healy is preserving kitschy and poppy images in glass and resin. See what happens when the inherently impermanent becomes permanent. KD

Elizabeth Leach Gallery, 207 SW Pine, 224-0521, Tues-Sat, 10:30-5:30


FREAKS!--If you like slowing down for car accidents, you'll love the Girlie Freak Show! This all-woman revue features the finest in gals torturing themselves on stage for your pleasure, including sword-swallowing, fire-eating, smashing cinder blocks on each other's tummies, the bed of nails and eating light bulbs. Prepare to cringe! WSH

Berbati's Pan, 231 SW Ankeny, 224-TIXX, 9:30 pm, $10

DJ--Want a chance to show off your sporty Adidas wear and smooth, new, glow stick moves? Get off your butt and bounce on down to see international turntable superstar, DJ Spooky, devilishly blending an orchestral and danceable mix of prime hiphop, house, dub and trance. With Kut Masta Kurt's Masters of Illusion featuring Motion Man, and Alter Echo vs. DJ Wicked. TL

B Complex, 315 SE 3rd St, 224-TIXX, 9 pm, $13