THURSDAY, JULY 8

IN YOUR FACE--No-Fi Soul Rebellion, a spouse-and-spouse band, kick out the karaoke pop-soul jams all night long. Comprised of a pretend bass, a minidisc player and a rambunctious frontman, these dance-darlings want you to move, they want you to live, and they want to get in your business. Don't hold back. EJ
Twilight Cafe, 1420 SE Powell, 9:30 pm, free

PORNO MUSICAL--Adapted from the 1978 cheesarific classic porn of the same name, Debbie Does Dallas comes to the stage--as a musical comedy! A gaggle of saucy cheerleaders want to try out for the Dallas Cowboys cheering squad--but they don't have enough money. Happily, Debbie takes one for the team (actually, more than one), in this non-nudie version filled with hilarity and risqué situations! WSH
Triangle Productions, 3430 SE Belmont, 239-5919, runs Thurs-Sat, 8 pm, $25 adv, $30 door



FRIDAY, JULY 9

CHEAP MUSIC--Yes, Dave Bazan's Pedro the Lion outfit has been making beautiful, fuzzy, folky rock for years, and yes their brand new album Achilles Heel is garnering incredible raves--but what's really amazing is the price of this show: $6 in advance and $8 day of? And you get to see Pedro, Audio Learning Center, AND the lovely local croons of Dolorean? Yipes! It's a summer steal at the Crystal. JWS
Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 224-4400, 8 pm

PDX POP--Day one of the explosion of local and local-ish bands that will set our city under siege for the next three days. In the name of democracy, the wealth of bands at PDX Pop were selected by a tally of votes. They are Alarmist, System and Station, Mirah, The Joggers, and approximately 692 more. The people have spoken. MS
w/Just About Everyone (see p. 8); Meow Meow, 320 SE 2nd, www.pdxpopnow.com for full schedule and details, starts Fri 7 pm, Sat 12 pm, Sun 2 pm, FREE AS A BIRD!



SATURDAY, JULY 10

FILMMAKERS/INTERVIEW--The annual, awesome Tin House summer reading series kicks off with Portland's most popular gay filmmaker, Todd Haynes, interviewing Portland's other most popular gay filmmaker, Gus Van Sant. Film nerds, aspiring screenwriters, fans, stalkers, and lay-folk should get their fix tonight. KS
Tin House Summer Readings, Cerf Auditorium, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock, 224-TIXX, $10

SUPER-CUTE POP STAR--With his oh-so kissable lips, his languid voice and 25-year-old body, John Mayer has become pop music's wonder-kid. Sure, the radio stations have overplayed his Grammy-award winning hits, but there are other songs. Some calm, some confident, some bluesy, some folksy, some rocking into the free world. All so adorable! PB
Clark County Amphitheater, just north of Vancouver, Exit 9 on I-5, 224-4400, 7 pm, tickets start at $35.50



SUNDAY, JULY 11

BEER--Ah, the two joys of summer: warm weather and cold beer. Enjoy 130 beers from 15 different countries at the fun and conveniently located Portland International Beerfest. Bring friends from out of town, bring a date, or just bring your lonely self, but don't miss this alcohol-fueled exercise in local (and international) community (and buzz) building. KS
North Park Blocks (NW Davis & Park), Fri 4-10 pm, Sat noon-10 pm, Sun noon-7 pm, $20 for 10 beer tickets

EXTREME SPORTS--Like the Indy 500 for outdoor enthusiasts, the Gorge Games brings nine days of extreme sports--along with crashes and spills to thrill spectators. Today is filled with a rough-and-tumble mountain bike race, a skateboard slalom course, and acrobatic kiteboarding stunts. Running through next Sunday. PB
Hood River, an hour east on I-84, gorgegames.com



MONDAY, JULY 12

DATE MOVIE--You'll tolerate a lot for love, but an inability to hang with the Coreys (Haim, Feldman) breaks the deal. If your spouse does not enjoy the stunning drama, the rapacious wit, the nail-biting tension of 1987's finest teen vampire movie, The Lost Boys, get a divorce. Plus: features two of Julia Roberts' ex-boyfriends! JS
Clinton Street, 2522 SE Clinton, 238-8899, 7:30 & 9:30, $6



TUESDAY, JULY 13

READING--The Tin House summer reading series continues with Aimee Bender, of An Invisible Sign of My Own, who writes lucid fables about a boy with keys for fingers and a lover evolving in reverse. She's a great stylist; go hear Bender read her own supple words. JS
Cerf Auditorium, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock, 224-TIXX, 5 pm, free



WEDNESDAY, JULY 14

LADY OF LITERATURE--Memoirist and performance poet Michelle Tea has been hustling the literary circuit for years, breathing life into such innovate acts as Sister Spit, the all-girl open mic extravaganza, and writing regularly for the ab/fab rag The Believer. Tonight the incredibly talented and busy writer presents Rent Girl, her first foray into the graphic novel world. She'll be joined by local phenom Zoe Trope. EJ
Disjecta, 116 NE Russell, 9 pm, $6, all ages

MUSIC--The first time I saw the Walkmen, frontman Hamilton Leithauser screamed so hard he fell down. Then he did it again. Initially, I found the blend of his lunatic antics with the band's arty guitar/organ breakdowns discomforting, but the desire to see them again has slowly burned, and now borders on obsession. They're like a tumor; they don't feel quite right inside you, but they grow until you have no choice but to see them again... and again... JWS
Berbati's 231 SW Ankeny, 1-800-325-SEAT, 8:30 pm, $10