--SMYRC (Sexual Minority Youth Recreation Center) is arranging for the hippest drag show in town: I mean, what's cooler than cute little sexual minorites in drag? All proceeds to benefit the darling little angels' cause. KD
Meow Meow, 527 SE Pine St., 230-2111, $5

SMUT CENTRAL--Celebrate the final evening of the Sex by Sex Worker Film & Video Festival with some horny porny including Porn 101 (by Nina Hartley & Sharon Mitchell) at noon, Herstory of Porn (by Annie Sprinkle & Scarlot Harlot) at 8:45 pm and a whole lot more! Plus, don't miss the Mercury-sponsored closing night party at Dante's, featuring sexy dancing, DJ Gregarious, and a super-secret banned film by Todd Haynes! WSH
Films: Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st, 223-4515, Noon show $4, Evening show $6

Closing Night Party: Dante's, 1 SW 3rd, 226-6630, 9 pm, 21 & over, $10


CHARM BRACELET-- Between local and regional film shorts, let the muted ochre music of Laurel Canyon lull you with their spacious guitar interplay and filed-down instrumentals. See Up & Coming pg 16. JS
Charm Bracelet Film/Video/Music Expo, Meow Meow, 527 SE Pine St, 230-2111, 9 pm, $5

GOTH CITY--Is that something creeping up your spine, or are you just about to be MURDERED? Slither out to the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival--a collection of cinematic adoptions of the moody turn-of-the-century author. Don't miss Ivan Zuccon's apocalyptic, Necronomicon-filled L'Altrove. JS Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St, 238-8899, through Oct 8, 7 pm, $6


ROCK OPERA--Imagine. A version of Macbeth that is not only engaging, provactive, (and all the other usual things it is) but also... interesting?! It can be done, and it's called an avant rock opera. KD
Lady M
, Hollywood Theater, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd,280-0391, Thurs-Sat Oct 5-7, 8 pm

NO ON 9--Measure 9, the OCA's anti-gay, anti-education initiative, deserves a serious BEATDOWN. Help keep its bigotry out of our schools, register your smart self to vote, and enjoy performances from the likes of The Gossip, Sarah Dougher, Nomy Lamm, and more! JS No on 9 Cabaret, Reed College Rec Center,3203 SE Woodstock, 777-7755, 9 pm, $5, all ages


MUSIC & VOTING--All afternoon long, art collective Red 76 will be driving around town in U-Haul trucks with makeshift art galleries set up in the back, trying to lure unregistered--but artistically inclined--voters to the Medicine Hat. It may seem like cheese in a mousetrap, but it is truly a noble cause: Get off your ass, register to vote and check out some bands--The No-No's, Seantos Y Arachna, Supersprite. Red 76 Mobile Voter Tour, Medicine Hat Gallery, 1834 NE Alberta, 778-7700, 9 pm.


OUTSIDE ART--No, they're not fucked up road signs. As part of the latest PICA show, Nan Curtis and Marty Davis installed a series of roadish signs along SE 12th Ave, which span a two-mile section of road and tell a story. Read it, walk it, and see what all the rage is about. KD
Walk begins on SE Powell Blvd and SE 12th Ave


TELEVISION--Looking for hot chop-socky action performed by a chop-socky hottie? Check out Dark Angel, a new sci-fi show featuring a genetically enhanced teenager fighting crime with a kick-ass attitude and a SM wardrobe. Rrrrrowwrrr! This kitten is ready to purr! WSH
Dark Angel, FOX (Cable channel 13), 9 pm


RUMBLE--Are you a mod or a rocker? Duke it out, ya wankers! Representing decadent rockers: Rick Bain and the Genius Position! Representing superslick mods: DJ Aquaman! By the way--I'm a mocker! JS
Mods vs. Rockers Night, Ohm, 31 NW First Ave, 223-9919, 9 pm.