REGGAE--Reggae bands may not be known for their uniqueness. But, with strained vocals and the traditional heavydrums ofJamaica, Israel Vibration will keep you engaged, ecstatic, and mellll-low. KD
Roseland Theater, 8 NW 6th Ave, 219-9929, 9pm, $20.50 advance


EXTRAVAGANZA--Celebrate the end of summer with those kicky cats who work in overdrive, the Robot Steakhouse. Rock out to Ninety-Nine, Trixie's Undersea Adventure, Erase Errata, and Tracy and the Plastics. And bring some vegan potluck to fuel your dancing. JS
Robot Steakhouse,, 288-6857 (info line), 7-10 pm

NOISE--Join the chirps, tsunamis, and whispers of seminal PDX music-artists Smegma, Trio-Shrink, and Tablet. Experiment aurally, and without fear. JS
Jasmine Tree, 401 SW Harrison, 223-7956, $10 pm, $4 (tentative price)


THEATER--With dark and ironic plays staged from Tampa to Portland, local director Steve Patterson has been rattling around the national theater scene for ten years now. To celebrate, Pavement Productions hosts a one-night anthology of his works--a sampling from his play "Malaria," a view from the interior of a feverish brain, and the soon-to-open "Waiting on Sean Flynn." PB
Anthology, Back Door Theater, 4319 SE Hawthorne, 8 pm, $10

MUSIC--Passengers, grab your carry-ons, you electronic one-stop is here. Viva Las Vegas mixes it up tonight with heavy-hitting Vegas DJs amd breakdancers. Would you have a ginger ale and whiskey, or a magazine with your dancing? JS
Ohm, 31 NW First, 223-9919, 9 pm, $10


COOL PICTURES--Photographer Adrian Gaut reaches into the melting pot and pulls out a series of culturally symbolic images. His exhibition America, is on display at Nil Contemporary Art. KE
Nil Contemporary Art, 328 NW Broadway, 221-3182, 12-5 pm, through August 31


NIGHT CABBIE--Here's an idea: Hail a cab. Smoke crack in the back seat. Get a whore. Drive around the west hills. Repeat. PB
Cab ride: $120, Crack: $10, Whore: $75, Memories: priceless


BICYCLE RACE--Dust off your Huffy 10-speed and head on down to the Portland International Speedway for this hilariously crazy, weekly bicycle race. Close to 75 cyclists race around the curvy track at breakneck speed while trying not to end up on a stretcher. Thrills! Spills! Chills! WSH
Portland International Speedway, 1940 N. Victory Blvd,
823-RACE, Races start at 5:30 pm, Contestants $13, Spectators free


TELEVISION--Phil: "Have you seen that new teen TV show, Young Americans?" Julianne: "Holy SHIT! I watched that last night; it's so fucked up!" Phil: "That dude's dating his half-sister; that's NASTY!" JS
The WB ROCKS, Channel 3, 9 pm