THURSDAY, April 29

NO MORE HIPPIES--Tonight's the first of the (Sabala's) Mt Tabor's three-night exorcism, replacing drum circles with rock remedy from The Dwarves, Fang, The Epoxies, The Punk Group, and High on Fire (yes, and more). The hippies seem hurt, but they're "shining on." MS
Mt Tabor, 4811 SE Hawthorne, 9 pm, $5

GAY PIRATES--Booty packs a queer-punk punch to your Thursday (AKA the new Friday). The space gets crowded fast with queers of all types, ages, genders and Captain Hook-style facial-hair arrangements, making it a perfect place to have a cheap drink (or Jell-O shooter), smoke in the corner, talk to other bandits, or dance your peg-leg off to post-punk and eurotrash dance-hits. EJ
Porky's, 835 N. Lombard @ Albina, 9 pm, $3 after 10 pm

FRIDAY, April 30

METAL--Death metal masters Morbid Angel would be better categorized as speed metal or meth metal, although I'm sure they wouldn't like the latter. Anyway, the show promises to be a sweaty hair fest that will have your neck aching by morning. KS
Roseland, NW 6th & Burnside, 1-800-325-SEAT, 8 pm, $20

CLOWNS--These are not your typical tie-balloons-into-dogs clowns, or even your pie-in-the-face clowns (who, by the by, are always funny). These are kinetic, clever and head-tripping clowns! Presented by the See-Saw Project, these two clowns will stretch your definition of clowns like silly putty. PB
Disjecta, 116 NE Russell, 8 pm, 358-3441, $10 for adults, $7 for kids


MAY DAY MARCH--No, it is not about twirling around the May Pole and, no, it is not about clashes with cops. It is about workers' rights! And making sure that the MAN doesn't screw us out of fair wages, secure jobs and health benefits. Stand up for your rightsÉ And observe the entertaining speeches and bands while you're at it! PB
March begins at NW Couch & Park, noon

SCAVENGER HUNT--Have you lost anything recently? Well, sharpen up those finding skills at Phil's May Day Scavenger Hunt, benefiting Cherish the Animals. Get your four person search team together and pre-register at Tiny's Coffee (1412 SE 12th). First prize is (WOW!) $1000 cold hard cash. Plus fancy pants dinners for the next three runners-up! Don't forget your glasses! WSH
Race begins and ends at Bar of the Gods, 4801 SE Hawthorne, 239-5859, $20 per person, 7 pm race time

MUSIC--"I'm Vast Aire, and you're just a midget." Even his brags are succinct; don't miss the NYC emcee pitch a dis with the grace of a horseshoe, and bless compact words with expansive meaning. Vast is a true poet--and, for the love of Keanu Reeves, Cannibal Ox is still together. JS
w/Immortal Technique, Brother Ali; Lola's at the Crystal, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, $10-12


JEOPARDY-Film nerds: And so it begins. Tonight is the first round of Film Jeopardy!, where geeks will challenge each other's encyclopedic knowledge of movies, and ability to answer questions in the form of questions. After you lose, join the audience to heckle. MS
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 2-6 pm, $5 (free to contestants)


SCOTS--Glasgow, oft thought of as sludgy and gray, may be one of the most culturally underrated cities in the world. See for instance, Snow Patrol, a band of strapping Glasgowan mates who play utterly endearing, make-your-fingers-tap-the-table, soaring heartbreak rock. Cheers to the 10th power. JWS
w/Carina Round; Berbati's, 231 SW Ankeny, 1-800-325-SEAT, 10 pm, $9


GREAT SHOW--There is something about the voice of the legendary reggae/ska singer Frederick "Toots" Hibbert--the way he swings, the thickness (if not greenness) of his Jamaican accent--that makes it seem close to the bare bones of life, to the hard ground of reality. CM
Toots & the Maytals; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 1-800-325-SEAT, 8 pm, $20


FESTIVAL--Yay! Once again, it's time to celebrate Mexico's 1862 ass-kicking of a bunch of dirty Frenchies! From May 5-9, the downtown waterfront will be ROCKIN' with five stages of music and entertainment, food vendors galore, and rides! RIDES I tell you! And margaritas! MARGARITAS! JWS
Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 11 am-11 pm, $5-6, for info