LOW DOUGH SHOW!-- If you love "the rock" then you'll go bananners over this "Low Dough Show" from the Mercury and Thrasher Presents! Dante's welcomes good-time punk/B-movie rockers The Groovie Ghoulies, along with the sharp-edged anthems of 800 Octane, as well as Blackout Radio and the Jacuzzi Brothers. And all it costs is a scant five bucks. WSH
Dante's, 1 SW 3rd Ave, 9:30 pm, $5

OSCAR! OSCAR!--Useless Film Nerd Trivia Question #367: What do Spike Lee, Trey Parker, and Robert Zemeckis have in common? They all won Student Academy Awards! Check out the great filmmakers of tomorrow with the 32nd Student Academy Awards Regional Finals, featuring work from Northwest film students who just might be the next Hollywood bigwig. EH
Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park 7 pm, FREE


MUSIC--Hiphop live shows are hit and miss. At best you get some dynamic call-'n'-response audience-rapper interplay; at worst you get too many MCs standing awkwardly with a wireless mic, bottle of water, and some white towels. Being the genius that he his, Quannum's Lyrics Born is relieving the pressure with a full live backing band. His stellar live show will thus be even better than it usually is. EAC
Berbati's, 10 SW 3rd, 9 pm, $15

C.H.U.N.K 666--Apocalyptic bike gang C.H.U.N.K. 666 is celebrating its 12th anniversary with a tall bike pub crawl (you can ride your short bike too, though). Drink up tonight and thin the blood for tomorrow's continuation of the party: the tall-bike-a-riffic Organ Donor Invite II, reportedly less treacherous than your average C.H.U.N.K. affair. MS
Friday: pub crawl starts at The Know, 2026 NE Alberta, 9pm; "Top Secret" Organ Donor Invite II information available at pub crawl


SABALA'S--Celebrate the first anniversary of the club that finally drove those stinking hippies out of the Mt. Tabor Theater. The festivities begin Thursday, ending tonight with everyone's favorite sleazy Motown cover band, The Detroit Cobras! Plus Telephone, The Nice Boys, and Good Time Gil & The Champagne Cowboys! MS
Sabala's, 4811 SE Hawthorne, 9 pm, $10

MUSIC--Remember when music didn't have to be so damn serious? When it was more about partying than knob twiddling? Well, I don't remember it either, but if that time existed, tonight would be the night to relive the glory days with the unpretentious garage punk mayhem of the Fliptops and the Moneychangers, in the confines of the Jolly Inn--one of the friendliest bars in town. KS
Jolly Inn, 1937 SE 11th, 9 pm, $1


MOTHER'S DAY PARTY?--Well, apparently the folks at Holocene don't check their calendar much... or they're such Mama's boys they're celebrating Mother's Day two weeks in a row. Regardless, they promise a bounce-tastic Mama-themed dance party tonight with the cute pop tunes of Brett from the Snuggle-Ups, the dancing presence of the fabulous Sparkleheart, and "Classic Yo Mama Jokes," too. KS
w/Caught in Candy, Koto Y Soto; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, $6

WRESTLING--With snap kicks to the head, power slams, and 300-pound characters named Colossus, this is not theater for the high-minded. No, this is FUN!! Pacific Northwest Pro Wrestling returns for a season of boo-yah and body blows. PB
Milwaukie Elks Lodge, 13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd, 6 pm, $8


READING--Steve Almond is perhaps the only writer ever to have an acclaimed collection of discomforting short stories (The Evil B.B. Wong) and an acclaimed memoir of independent candy factories (Candyfreak) on the stands at the same time. In person, he's brash, strapping, and unfailingly hilarious. JWS
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm


INDIE-POP--Fans of adorable indie-pop better line up for tonight's CD release party for Magic Marker Records' new compilation, A House Full of Friends. Buoyant entertainment provided by cutey-patootie faves Tullycraft, All Girl Summer Fun Band, Andrew Kaffer, and the sweet-as-cotton candy melodiousness of Australia's The Lucksmiths. It's "twee" that makes ya go "wheeeeeeeee!" WSH
Berbati's, 10 SW 3rd Ave, 9 pm, $8


MUSIC--The Southern-born, Oregon-based From Ashes Rise makes sharp-toothed hardcore so vicious and socially minded, if you're not inspired to change the world after this show, check yourself into the passion hospital. Along with the pointed hardcore steamrollers of Paint it Black, this could be just the thing to shake you out of that haze of apathy. AG
w/Coliseum, Thirty3; Solid State, 911 SE Pine, 224-TIXX, 7 pm, $8, all ages