Thursday, September 16 Kiss It--Proceeds from Stark Raving Theater's gender-bending new comedy go to Basic Rights Oregon and the No On 36 campaign. Coho Theater, 2257 NW Raleigh, 8 pm, 232-7072, $50

Friday, September 17 Outfoxed--Director Robert Greenwald returns to answer questions about the documentary that single-handedly takes on the Fox News empire. Clinton St. Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 11 pm, $6

Metro candidates debate--Robert "Keep It Green" Liberty versus Rod "Anything To Help Development" Monroe. Although not as high profile as city hall races, Metro determines our regional approach to environment. City Club, 611 SW 10th, 11:30 am, $5 for general seating, $18 w/lunch

Saturday, September 18 It Ain't Easy Being Green--I always knew it was harder than it looked. Mediam, Goodyear, and Blake Carter perform at this Portland Green Party benefit, proceeds to go to GP candidates. Liberty Hall 311 N. Ivy, 7 pm, $5-10 sliding scale

Toxics, Takings and Tillamook & Legislator Luncheon Awards--The Sierra Club hosts this free luncheon with workshops on environmental issues and strengthening the 2005 legislative agenda. Did I mention it's a free? Governor Hotel Library Room, 614 SE 11th Ave, 9 am-1 pm, for reservations call 257-3732

Rock For Rights - Benefit for the No on 36 campaign. Ashleigh Flynn, DK PDX (The Drag Kings), Tamara J. Brown, Sneakin Out, Vivian's Keeper, Trajedy Jane. Lola's Room, 7 pm doors, $10

Rock Against Bush--Punk unite to beat back Bush. Anti-Flag, Epoxies. Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8:30 pm, $13

Wednesday, September 22 Meet the Candidates--In case you have missed the umpteen forums, here's another. Sponsored by League of Women Voters. St. David of Wales Episcopal Church, 2800 SE Harrison, 7 pm

Thursday, September 23 Mercury's You Promised! townhall, see page 9

Friday, September 24 Lecture--Thom Hartmann: The Loss Of Our Democracy And What We Can Do To Take It Back. First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main, 7 pm, free