THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

ROCKSTAR FARMER—Irresponsible young musicians tromp through town on the constant, but a visit—including a lecture and Q&A sesh—from noble, eloquent, and kind Joel "beyond organic" Salatin of Polyface Farm (you've read about him in The Omnivore's Dilemma and he totally stole the show in Food, Inc.) is definitely worthy of panty throwing. MS
Friendship Masonic Center, 5626 NE Alameda, 7 pm, $25

ROCK—Red Fang are indeed Portland's bloody-sabertoothed saviors of hard rock, with riffs that clobber heads together. They're playing the tiny East End basement for a mere four dollars; this'll likely be the "remember when" gig in a few short years, when they're headlining the Roseland for 30 bones with a tour bus double-parked on Burnside. NL
w/Lions, The Ax; East End, 203 SE Grand, 9 pm, $4

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Elf-The Musical at Lakewood Theatre Company
Nov. 5 - Dec. 19 | Kick off the holiday season with the famed musical about Buddy the Elf!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

GET STUNG—Chris Sutton's Hornet Leg is the dirty, grimy accumulation of a life in rock 'n' roll. Hornet Leg's magnum opus, Ribbon of Fear, comes out soon on K Records, and it tidies up Sutton's bedroom no-fi into a just-as-gritty garage rock power-punch. NL
w/Tunnels, AS/SS, Chrome Wings; Worksound, 820 SE Alder, 9 pm, all ages

OUTSIDE—Munchkins and flying monkeys? Or glorious 1970s sports coats and a street fight between news crews? It's up to you. Either way, a giant movie screen in the great outdoors is a beautiful thing. You stay classy, Portland. RM
The Wizard of Oz at Laurelhurst Park, SE 39th & Stark, dusk, FREE; Anchorman at Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW 6th & Morrison, dusk, FREE

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15

YOU'RE TEARING ME APART, LISA!The Room is steadily becoming an infamous, so-bad-it's-good cult classic, and tonight's your chance to find out why. Shout "spoon!" along with devotees, or simply bask in the film's dazzling sex scenes, as concocted by enigmatic director/ star/producer/writer/genius Tommy Wiseau. PAC
See Film for more info; Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st, 11 pm, $6

MUSIC & BBQ—It's a fact: Music Millennium loves you! So much so, they're throwing their 17th Annual Customer Appreciation BBQ featuring cool local bands and hot grub. WSH
Music Millennium, 3158 E Burnside, 11 am-6 pm, FREE

MOVE SOMETHIN'—Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek—known as Reflection Eternal—have only released one album, but goddamn, it's a hell of an album. Train of Thought (2000) might be one of the best hiphop albums of the past decade, and tonight, the crazy-talented Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek join forces once again for a rare live performance. EH
w/Slum Village, Slaughterhouse, Raekwon, Supernatural, Pete Rock; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $25, all ages

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16

TALL STACK—Taking their name to heart, local hootenanny folkers Pancake Breakfast are hosting an actual pancake breakfast, complete with storytellin', tapdancin', guest singer/songwriters Will West and Ezza Rose, and improv troupe Mammal Theater. So shake off that hangover and step up to some flapjacks! NL
The Waypost, 3120 N Williams, 10 am-noon, FREE, all ages

SUNDAY RIDE—Roll that rusty bike out of the garage and creak around Southeast for Sunday Parkways, dodging baby strollers and friendly dogs along nine miles of streets closed off to car traffic. SM
Sunday Parkways 9 am-4 pm, info at portlandonline.com/transportation

I HAVE THE POWER!—Laugh and heckle along as the Mercury's Erik Henriksen and Will Radik, and KUFO's Fatboy Roberts offer hilariously snide commentary for the classic Dolph Lundgren flick, Masters of the Universe in tonight's benefit for nonprofit theater company CoHo. WSH
CoHo Theater, 2257 NW Raleigh, 10 pm, $5-10 sliding scale

MONDAY, AUGUST 17

TAKE YOUR PROTEIN PILLS—Going to space ain't free, but watching someone in space talk? Totally free! Astronaut Michael Barratt, who's been up in the International Space Station since March, will give a live interview, beamed down to OMSI. Attendees must RSVP to rsvp@omsi.edu and include a question for him to answer from space. Ask him whose shirts he's wearing! WR
OMSI, 1945 SE Water, 11 am, FREE

EIGHT ARMS TO HOLD YOU—It's been years since the Octopus Project—and their mysterious theremin—delivered their masterwork, Hello, Avalanche. The new EP, Golden Beds, from the charming quartet fills the gap nicely, offering up a new round of delectable indie pop and cuddly intimacy. EAC
w/World's Greatest Ghosts, Iretsu; Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $10

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18

HEAVEN?—The stories in David Eagleman's Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives give versions of the post-death world as different religions, sciences, philosophers, and vindictive people might imagine them. Eagleman's experiences as a neuroscientist, founder of the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law, and fiction writer qualify him to mix science and religion, without raising suspicion that he's starting a cult. JC
Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, 7 pm, FREE

HUMANS ONLY—Executive produced by Peter Jackson and helmed by short film director Neill Blomkamp, District 9 is already gaining buzz as one of the best films of the year. The sci-fi film imagines what would happen if extraterrestrials came to Earth—but rather than conquering us, they've been relegated to a life as second-class citizens, and confined to ghettos in Johannesburg. EH
Various Theaters, see Movie Times for showtimes

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19

COLLATERAL DAMAGE—Spreading a heartfelt message of ass-kickery and epic heroism, the members of ArnoCorps wear fatigues and camouflage paint, insist they come from Austria, and make promises such as "you can expect at least one-inch diameter increase" in your biceps after listening to their frantic, adrenaline-pounding metal songs, which have titles like "Total Recall," "Terminator," "Predator," and "True Lies." Obviously, these guys rule harder than any other band ever. EH
w/Thor, Dagobah; Dante's, 1 SW 3rd, 9 pm, $8-10

HIPHOP—Young emcees (and fans of Young MC) should roll down to the Portland Hiphop Meeting of the Minds tonight, an interactive evening of lively hiphop discussion, performances from top-notch artists, and a sort of State of the Union for local hiphop. Organized by Cool Nutz (who else?), this event will balance the educational with the inspirational, paving a path for local rhymers for many years to come. EAC
w/Exquisite Rap Duo, Serge Severe, Mikey Vegaz, DJ Fatboy; Ash Street Saloon, 225 SW Ash, 8 pm, FREE