Cary Leibowitz
Text, sound, satire, and a shitload of dry, misanthropic humor. NY art elite Cary Leibowitz hates you, maybe; he's probably a better minimalist artist, anyway. faggy faggy boom boom: extra sassy. Soundvision, 825 NW Everett #108, 238-7007, Through Dec

Curtis Phillips
Fieldwork exhibits landscape paintings of "color fields." It is very tempting to make a lewd joke here, but instead I will say that it's a pretty good idea to interpret complex abstracts as landscapes. Pulliam Deffenbaugh, 522 NW 12th Ave, 228-6665, Through Dec 28

Edie Tsong
Tsong's wall mural/video installation, Dream of the Homeland, examines commonly accepted standards of beauty with a big wall of cut-up fashion mags, and a video of Tsong walking around in a Miss America outfit. Field, 328 NW Broadway #114, 503 810 4788, Through Jan 10

A Blue Mouse: Collaborative Interpretations of Children's Dreams
Vicki Lynn Wilson and John Larsen present a concept that is too sweet and endearing to comment snarkily at all. Apologies to the nihilists; these artists struck emotional gold. Blackfish Gallery, 420 NW 9th Ave, 224-2634, Through Dec

Big Show
Literally! A bizillion artists from five states show their work, including Brian Borello, Timothy Scott Dalbow, Jeff Jahn, John Brodie, and the ever-booblicious, best erotic nude artist of all time, Callahan. Lovelake, 1720 NW Lovejoy #107, 939-2255, Through Jan 17

Bits & Pieces: Camela Raymond
The publisher of The Organ gives a presentation at brunch, kickstarting a new lecture series held on last Sundays. Disjecta, 116 NE Russell, 781-6499, Sun Dec 8, 1 pm, donation requested

Dim Sum
Basically, you get in the gallery and it's set up like a restaurant. You get menus, some people from Red76 get dressed up like waitrons, and you order "artistic ephemera" which includes zines, CDs, scrapbooks, and more, including works by Conrad Bakker, John Vitale and Stefan Sagmeister. The entire concept, in my eyes, relies on how well the waitrons are able to stay in character (as part of the installation, it must be believable or outrageous), but regardless, the art sounds interesting and it's a good idea. Gavin Shettler Gallery, 625 NW Everett #106, 481-7450, Dec 11-19, 5-9 pm

non, pars
Pars applies a graffiti influence to the cute-faced, Japanese-influenced art that is this generation's paint-by-numbers, and makes it a little creepy. Refreshing since it's supposed to be cute. Non's paintings look like Street Fighter vs. a Sandman comic. compound, 11 NW 2nd, Through Dec.

Wax Faces Are Hard to Look At
Photos, paintings, mixed media from a new art collective, The Annexians Project. Elizabeth Haley, Dan Ness, JJ Shiray, and Elephant Smiley exhibit. Opening featuring slam poetry, music, rhyming, etc. Disjecta, 116 NE Russell, 781-6499, Opens Thurs Dec 5, 6 pm