THE DONUT SHOP--It's your last chance to see one of the freshest, edgiest art shows in town. The show relies on video and multi-media images--like a faucet continually pouring water--to address the interaction of media and society. KD
The Donut Shop, 630 SE Third, 2-7 pm, through August 18, Free


COMICS-- Will Eisner, best known for The Spirit, is one of the most recognized and influential creators in the history of comic books, and credited as the originator of the graphic novel. Stop by and say "hello!" as he signs his latest journalistic work Last Day in Vietnam. WSH
Things From Another World, 10977 SE Main, Milwaukee, 652-2752, 3 pm, Free

READING--A cross-pollination of Of Mice and Men with My Own Private Idaho, Brian Pera's Troublemaker is a remarkable and bitter debut novel. Narrated by a mentally deficient gay hustler, the story lurches through the dark alleys of Midwestern cities, snuff films, and an emotion that he can't quite pinpoint as love. PBTwenty-Third Avenue Books, 1015 NW 23rd, 224-6203, 7:30, Free


HEAVEN--Tonight's extraordinary line-up of The High Violets, Kaleid and Bering Sea is like airily purple, cotton atmosphere;Turbinadokeeps them grounded with quick and nimble guitars. JS
Medicine Hat Gallery, 1834 NE Alberta, 460-3514, 9:30 pm, $5

MUSIC--Man of the Year, Portland's future-forward (and glamorous!) answer to all those damned pompous Brits, finally release their eponymous CD. Let's celebrate! JS Dante's, 1 SW 3rd, 226-6630


SOAPBOX DERBY--Get your motors (or lack thereof) running for the PDX Adult Soapbox Derby! This hilarious and exciting race, complete with costumes and bizarro car design, offers thrills, chills, and (hopefully not too many) spills! (See page 10 for more details.) WSH
PDX Adult Soapbox Derby, Starts at the upper parking lot of Mt. Tabor, 12 pm, Free

NUDE DANCING--How pure is a nudist colony that sells t-shirts (at their very own souvenir stand, Nudestrom's)? Squaw MountainRanch hosts its 6th Annual Sun Dance & Moon Music Festival. Bring your birthday suit and check your shame at the door. Local jazz and bluegrass bands all three days. Dance until it hurts. PB
Squaw Mountain Ranch Festival, Hwy 224 past Estacada, call 630-6136 for directions, Fri-Sun, all day and night, $10 park fee


FILM--So you think animation is for kids? It's not--at least not in Portland. See for yourself at this collection of world class animation by Portland artists. Enjoy the work of Will Vinton, Chel White, and Jim Blashfield. KD
Animated Worlds
, at the Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park, 7 pm, $6


BEATS--Tonight is Vinyl Manipulator LSJ night; stumble into Jezebel's for his true underground hip-hop, jazz, and funk. Have a drink while you're at it, cause it's too small to dance.JS
Jezebel's, 1204 SE Clay, 230-8817, 9 pm, Free


RADIO--With an assortment of bootlegs, locally-pressed CDs and a good deal of homespun wit, Marc Baker has built his Church of Northwest Music. Every Wednesday night he provides audio tours of his sanctimonious shrine. PB
KBOO, 90.7 FM, 11 pm-12:30 am, Free