THURSDAY JULY 19

FILM--Name a better movie than Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. You CAN'T! Cap'n Kirk gets his panties in a justifiable wad when Khan (the brilliant Ricardo Montalban) stuffs a bug in Chekov's ear. From there through the rest of the movie, it's a scenery-chewing maño y maño battle royale until Kirk finally kicks Khan's motherfucking ASS! Wrath of Khan RAWKS!!! WSH

Hollywood Theater, 4122 NE Sandy, 281-4215, 7:10 & 9:20, $3.50

FILM--What if you lived in the deaf world, sounds masked by your own thoughts? What if you could get implants to help you hear? Would you do it? It's not such an easy question, as the documentary Sound and Fury shows the rocky bridge between the gap of hearing and silence, identity and small miracles. JS

NW Film Center @ Guild Theater, SW 9th & Taylor, 7 pm, $6.50

 

FRIDAY JULY 20

CYMBALS--For once, a Portland band whose name doesn't start with the word "the" and actually represents their sound! I mean really, when you hear the name Laurel Canyon, don't you just think of shiny, sweet cymbals, a gently strummed guitar, wrapping your arms around yourself and swaying? I promise, their name will deliver. KD

Blackbird, 3728 NE Sandy, 282-9949, 9 pm, $5

METAL--Heed my warning metal fans, do not miss Lachrymator or you'll miss the most tight, melodic, and intense instru-metal band I've seen in Portland (rivaling the Champs). Go early. Ridiculously, they're the openers. KS

Satyricon, 125 NW 6th, 243-2380, 9:30


SATURDAY JULY 21

WRESTLING--Sure, you've heard about men wrestling women, or in more adventurous circles, about midgets wrestling midgets. But women wrestling midgets? The promoters claim that it is the first match of its type! Yes, it must be in Vancouver. PB

Marshall Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd, (360) 608-4216, 7:30 pm, $10-$14

FILM--Bank robberies, a stunningly beautiful girl, psych wards and none of that pandering, lip-biting Meg Ryan crap--this is the real thing. The Princess & The Warrior: A visceral, captivating and totally deconstructed take on fairytale romances from director Tom Twyker--you know, the Run Lola Run guy. PB

Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st Ave, 223-4515, 1:15, 7, 9:35, $6



SUNDAY JULY 22

MUSIC--The Roots of Orchis have a musing and bittersweet sound, with songs that slowly progress from plaintively lovely to deliciously full and harmonic. They exhibit patience in their songwriting, but you won't get bored--you'll get melancholy and thoughtful. TL

w/Kind of Like Spitting, Doug Shepherd, The Velvet Teen

Meow Meow, 527 SE Pine St. 230-2111, 9pm, $6, all ages



MONDAY JULY 23

MUSIC--Oh, Mark Robinson. I swoon at the thought of your voice. Your high-school band, Unrest, was one of the most formative indie rock groups ever. You starred Teen Beat Records, and played in Grenadine with Jenny Toomey. And your plaintive lyrics make my heart burst with pleasure. Will you marry me? (figuratively) JS
w/Calvin Johnson, Yume Bitsu
Meow Meow, 527 SE Pine, 230-2111, 9 pm, $6, all ages


TUESDAY JULY 24

ART--You need to stock up on some new magazines and zines, right? So why not head over to Reading Frenzy and see the elaborate and beautiful papercutting of Nikki McClure and Beatrice Coron while you're at it. KS

Reading Frenzy, 921 SW Oak, 274-1449, 11-7, free

MUSIC--Lots of people think Erase Errata is influenced a lot by The Need. But I say, who cares?! What better sound is there than the combo of chirpy, gleefully-pop guitar, and raven-like female voices... all thrown together and stirred? KD

Meow Meow, 527 SE Pine St, 230-2111, 9 pm, $7, all ages


WEDNESDAY JULY 25

MUSIC--If you love to dance but are fed up with the "bleep bloop bleep" of most electronic music, it would behoove you not to miss Marumari (aka Josh Presseisen). Armed with only a laptop and a mixer, Marumari samples 80's pop riffs and jams them together into an electronic stew so tight, even HE can't resist shaking that booty. WSH

w/ Nudge & Supersprite, Blackbird, 3728 NE Sandy, 282-9949, 9 pm, $6