KING OF KOOL—Kool Keith stocks up on aliases like they going out of style. He's "the original Black Elvis," Dr. Octagon, and sometimes he's just Keith Thornton. But no matter what you call him, Keith is a hiphop visionary who has been holding it down since you were just a shorty. EAC
w/Foreign Objects, Gray Matters; Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE 39th, 9 pm, $17-20, all ages

TALK OF THE TOWN—The New Oregon Interview Series features local creative types discussing why this is the best damn city ever and where its artsy culture is headed. Tonight's interviewees include fashion designers Elizabeth Dye, Adam Arnold, and Ryan Christensen, so wear your fancy boots. AR
Urban Grind East, 2214 NE Oregon, 7 pm, $5

Get busy. My, What a Busy Week.