THURSDAY, June 10

COCKETTES--Check out this colorful doc on the drag queen Cockettes, one of the most entertaining of all the crackpot, marijuana freakout acts of 1970s San Francisco. Not only is the screening free, co-director David Weissman will be there, and there's an after party at Le Happy! MS

Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st, 8:45 pm, FREE

CRUNK--Despite the tiresome, unrelenting presence of "Shake it Like a Salt Shaker" on certain local radio outlets (AHEM), there's nothing like a nice 45 minutes spent with the dual duns of crunk: Ying Yang Twins. If you are waffling, I ask you: how often, in Portland, do you legitimately twurk, Dirty South style? JS

Rose Festival, Waterfront Park, 8 pm, $5 (Rose Fest gate admission price)

FRIDAY, June 11

ANNIVERSARY!--Lordy, lordy, look who's four. It's the Mercury! And we'd like to invite YOU to our grand 4th Anniversary Party. Among our honored entertainers, the hiphop stylings of Libretto, the bleepy-bloopy danciness of The United States of Electronica, and the insanely fast math-metal of Swarming Hordes! (Hate the Mercury? Don't blame ya! Join the Holocene for their One-Year Anniversary, also tonight!) WSH

Sabala's at Mt. Tabor, 4811 SE Hawthorne, 9 pm, $5.

MUSIC--Their first show in two years, and their first gig since moving to Portland, helter-skelter art-punks Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 send thrills with sprung-tuned guitars and unlikely vocal hooks. JS

Berbati's, 231 SW Ankeny, 248-4579, 9 pm

SATURDAY, June 12

PERFORMANCE BENEFIT--Tonight, a night of weirdness. The always zany Badger King will perform an opera, while backed up by a film by Reed Harkness. Then the Mercury's own Justin Sanders will interpret Miami Sound Machine's "Conga," and follow all that up by a treat from local theater geniuses, House of Cunt. This is for people who like drugs, or fun, or benefits. KS

All Performance Art Revue Night, Nocturnal, 1800 E Burnside, 8:30 pm, $10 benefiting P:EAR, All Ages

DUTCH--Double Dutchess had the foresight not to ditch the jump rope even after they were all grown up. Instead they turned their insane girlhood skills into performance art, adding rap music, sassy costumes, and synchronized dance. See these sexy vixens skip some serious rope alongside Haiku Inferno, the most fun haiku performance/martial arts demonstration group in Multnomah County. MS

Disjecta, 116 NE Russell, 9 pm, $8, All Ages

DISCO+BBQ+YOU--It's summer: time to be aroused! DJ Teenage spins irresistible disco classics and rarities, transforming the hallowed halls of Holocene into a Studio 54 for the born-too-late; beauties in bathing suits (that's you, SERIOUSLY!) ring in the mating season, and eat hamburgers! Mmm-mmmm. All things considered, Death by Disco delivers. EJ

Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, BBQ starts @ 5 pm, $5 (free before 10), wear your swimsuit

SUNDAY, June 13

CHILD PRODIGY--DJ Kid Capri started scratching records at age eight. He was probably nursed on a turntable, too. Allow the world's most dynamic DJ to woo you with a vinyl cyclone of energetic hiphop. Capri can really hype a crowd, and his knock-down stage charisma will get you out of the rut you're in. EJ

w/J-Mac; Berbati's Pan, 10 SW 3rd Ave, 248-4579, 9:30 pm, $25

JAH--Consider everything the Swedes have done for you: lutfisk, salted licorice, meatballs, ABBA, Bjorn Borg. As if that wasn't enough, they're about to rock Portland with a WIFE CARRYING CONTEST. You heard me: heave your old lady over to the 76th Annual Swedish Midsummer Fest, where folk music, dancing, and Swedish pancakes await you. Authentic folk costume is encouraged, sooooo... EJ

Club Paesano, 18716 W Powell Loop (off SE 187th & Powell), 236-9281, Gates open 11 am

MONDAY, June 14

AWARDS--Everyone loves events that separate people into winners and losers. Hence the popularity of such affairs as American Idol, the Oscars, and Portland's annual awards show for the theater community, the Drammys! This year's includes special appearances from celebs like Margie Boule and Daria O'Neill, a slideshow seasonal recap, and an after-hours dance party. Plus, it's all hosted by the amazing actor Tony St. Clair. JWS

Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 6 pm-late, free

TUESDAY, June 15

HIPHOP--Taking a little detour this week, the good freestylists at Thorn City Improv welcome a special guest: Awol One, a rapper hailing from Los Angeles who fuses artful, jazzy beats with a slurred verbal attack that is at once mesmerizing and indecipherable. This is hiphop for the tripped out. JWS

w/Exitstereo, Sleep, Hurt Bird; Ash St. Saloon, 225 SW Ash, 9 pm, $10

WEDNESDAY, June 16

READING--In his latest book Stranger Than Fiction, Portland's resident literary badass Chuck Palahniuk mucks around the primordial soup that has been his life thus far--a pool of mean curiosity, murder, and visceral anger. Best known for Fight Club, this is Palahniuk's first collection of nonfiction stories; vignettes loosely strung together that smudge the line between real and imagined. PB

First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th, 7:30, free