THURSDAY, June 5

WRESTLING--Venues apparently come and go, but the Portland Organic Wrestling troupe won't stay down for the count. Once a monthly staple at the now defunct Satyricon, POW has moved a few blocks away to Ash Street Saloon. Same leather and lace wrestlers. Same show stopping monkey-faced antics. PB
Ash Street Saloon, 225 SW Ash, 226-0430, 10 pm, $6

MUSIC--Cal-Sport is about the closest you can legally get to drinking on the side of the freeway. That's perfect for Sol Dos En Tijuana, tonight's featured band on First Thursday's Rock Lounge. Soak in their grand, cosmopolitan vignettes as the sun drifts asleep to a Spanish guitar. Sigh... MS
w/DJs Harvey & Mellows; Cal-Sport, 1033 NW 16th, 223-0099, 10 pm, free

FRIDAY, June 6

MUSIC--Like Madonna, Zion I's Deep Water Slang brings together the bourgeoisie and the rebel. Unlike Madonna, they know how to rap. Don't miss the opener, Chicago's Diverse, whose cut rhymes you might have heard on the "Wylin Out" single with Mos Def and Prefuse 73. JS
W/Lyrics Born, Oddjobs, Libretto; Ash Street, 225 SW Ash, 226-0430, 9 pm

SHOWGIRLS!--If you love to laugh smarty-pants campy-style, please do not miss the hee-larious David Schmader as he returns to Portland with his special lecture/presentation of the horribly beautiful flick, Showgirls. The hit of last year's Mercury Summer Movie Megathon! WSH
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 238-8899, 8 pm, $10 (advance tix available)

MUSIC--If you're not feeling very Crampy, tune into Quintron & Miss Pussycat, the New Orleans-based musical team of crack inventor and puppeteer. Organs, the Drum Buddy, some theatrical shit, rhythmic barking, and "the fun gun" may accompany them. You could be SHOT WITH FUN, people. JS
w/the Cramps, Millionaires; Crystal, 1332 W Burnside, 224-4400, 8 pm, $16

SATURDAY, June 7

TOURING--Yes, it's true, those wacky, energetic klezmer men about town Shicky Gnarowitz are leaving on their first tour. What's that? You're crying a thousand tears because you haven't seen them yet? Well, worry not; Schicky's first big tour is actually a walking tour around PDX. See them at one of the following locations and receive free crappy comics, the opportunity to participate in a pie eating contest, PRIZES, and of course an earful. KS
Walking Tour, 10 am at the Back to Back 616 E Burnside, 1 pm Q is for Choir, 2510 SE Clinton, 4 pm Stumptown, 3356 SE Belmont, 6 pm Sunnyside Park, 34th & SE Yamhill

MUSIC--More than just a clever band name, the Butt Frenchers purvey addictive Misfits-style energy and theatrics, and a seriously tight retro punk sound. You never knew your butt could be frenched so hard. JWS
w/Juniors Gang, Cootie Platoon, Moneychangers; Twilight Cafe, 1420 SE Powell, 236-7668, 10 pm, free

SUNDAY, June 8

LOWRIDER CAR SHOW--I have dreams of tricking out my Honda Civic Wagon into a fresh lowrider, painted in sparkly black cherry, and men with gigantic penises airbrushed seductively across the hood. It's the straight girl version of a lot of the bitchin' low riders you'll see at this car show and super-fun hop contest (!), wherein the ride with the biggest bounce wins. It's sponsored by the bible, aka Lowrider Magazine, so only the hottest and low-ridin'-est of lowriders will be allowed to bump their trunks. JS
Lowrider Legends Tour 2003, Portland Expo Center, 2060 N Marine Drive, 736-5200, 11 am-5 pm, $25

GET-FRESH FLOW--There's hiphop that's really addictive to the ol' ears, and then there's hiphop with a social message, and THEN there's the kind of hiphop that mixes the best of both worlds. Like Dead Prez. Now that's some shit. Incredibly sophisticated and progressive lyrics; killer flow; phat beats. And tonight they are joined by Erykah Badu... mmm MM, there's hope left for this dismal world. JWS
Roseland, NW 6 & Burnside, 1-800-325-SEAT, 8 pm, $20, all ages

MONDAY, June 9

HIPHOP--I believe it was at the end of this past century when young upstarts Black Eyed Peas burst upon the hiphop scene, hitting it hardcore while maintaining a radio-friendly attitude. Pooh-poohing samples, these three emcees build their own thang, keeping the groove up-tempo and the booties on the bounce. WSH
Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 224-4400, 9 pm, $16-18

TUESDAY, June 10

MUSIC--While Hüsker Dü might not have been the first band to combine pop melodies with scorching punk music, have gay members or a bass player with a mustache to die for--they were the best of the bunch. So tonight raise a drink to Bob, Grant, and Greg as local punkers Pornstore Janitor, High and the Mighty, and tons more, pay tribute to the mighty Dü. CM
Twilight Cafe, 1420 SE Powell, 236-7668, 10 pm, free

WEDNESDAY, June 11

PUNK--From an anthropomorphic standpoint, the Buzzcocks are fascinating--perhaps the last living and performing link to the genesis of punk. What's more, even as old geezers, they still bang out mile-a-minute riffs. Their latest album, The Buzzcocks, is as bold as their original in 1977. Joined by punk-pop young 'uns, Exploding Hearts. PB

Berbati's, 10 SW 3rd Ave, 1-800-325-SEAT, 8:30 pm, $13.50-15