ART--There's a lot of art in the world that you look at and think, "Hmmm... that's kind of cool," and then remember you forgot to pay your credit card bill or that guy still hasn't called you. Then there's the art you see every once in a long while that you can't get out of your head. This is the kind of art Muffie White makes, with weird lights, pictures, and things that glow. AND YOU ONLY HAVE TWO MORE DAYS TO SEE IT! KD

Reading Frenzy, 921 SW Oak, 274-1449, free


ELECTRONIC--No, you don't have to be a tripped-out sixteen- year-old rolling on E to appreciate electronic music. If you have any interest at all in the electro-scene (and you should), go see this OMCO showcase including the dark, static-y sounds of Decapod Claw. It's their CD release, so pick one up; you won't be sorry. KS

Blackbird, 3728 NE Sandy, 282-9949, 9 pm, $5

OLD SCHOOL--Longing for the bigass alarm clocks that once lied gently 'tween the folds of your breast? Do you miss yourself some Sugarhill Gang, Kool Herc, or Grandmaster Flash? Then get your Adidas on over to Seges to hear DJs Vitamin-D and Mello-C spinning the best in old school hiphop. Maybe they'll even play some ESG! JS

Seges, 818 SW First, 279-0250, 10 pm, $6


PROTEST--Several months ago, a house party in NE Portland went bad--real bad--when the cops arrived to bust up the noise. In the aftermath, two hosts were accused of kidnapping a police officer, an offense that carries a seven-year sentence! Their trial is imminent. Show your disapproval. Police Harassment March today. PB

Maximum Injustice March, starts at North Park Blocks, 232-5547, 11:30 am, free (but bring your bail money)

MUSIC--It doesn't really matter if you like the kind of music Bonfire Madigan sings, because she does it so soulfully and gracefully, you can't help but stand there open mouthed, gawking at her vocals and cello. She's so cool. KD

w/ Urban Legends and the Ex-Hustlers, Meow Meow, 527 SE Pine St, 230-2111, 9 pm, $6


MUSIC--It's a fact that half the crowd will be there anticipating Cat Power's Chan Marshall to lose her shit, breakdown mid-song and possibly open-fire on the crowd. I'm not sure what the other half will be there to do; maybe just watch her perform the most beautiful and intense music of our generation? I know it's a pretty novel concept--attending a Cat Power show just for the music--but I figure it's probably worth a shot. EAC

Satyricon, 125 NW 6th, 243-2380

HONKY-FRIENDLY RAP--Like rap music, but hate all those wincing references to drugs, murder, and putting the "187 on an undercover cop"? Then you'll love the Last Chance Summer Dance at Waterfront Park, featuring such feel-good rap lightweights as Young MC ("Bust a Move"), Tone Loc ("Funky Cold Medina"), and Sir Mix-a-Lot ("Baby Got Back"). Just good clean fun for those challenged by the thought of an urban landscape. (For further details see Music, pg 15) WSH

Last Chance Summer Dance, Waterfront Park, 224-4400, Noon to dusk, $19


MUSIC--Do you ever feel like you're always in a rush? Rushing to work, rushing to eat lunch, rushing to finish your beer, rushing to finish having sex before your mom comes home? It's a pain in the ass. Spend an evening not rushing for once, with the slow, subdued pop of the American Analog Set. Their twinkly sounds float by like a bubble. KS

w/ Her Space Holiday, Norfolk & Western, Blackbird, 3728 NE Sandy, 282-9949, 9 pm, $7

WASTE WATER--Oh, what the farmers in Klamath Falls could do with 40,000 gallons of water! What do those of us here in the North do with it? Water slides, of course! If you got it, flaunt it! Three slides, wave pools, hot tubs--all open for the last day of summer. With one slide that's 200 feet tall, it's a wild scoot down the shoot. PB

North Clackamas Aquatic Park, 7300 SE Harmony, Milwaukee, 794-8080, 12-4 pm, 6-9 pm, $4.99-$9.99


FILM--Even if you're not a comic book fan, don't let the brilliant and beautiful Ghost World pass you by. Based on the comic art of Dan Clowes, this disturbingly real flick paints a picture of the unceasing normalcy of post-high school life. Directed by Terry Zwigoff (Crumb) and starring Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, and (in the best casting since Shelley Duvall as Olive Oyl) Steve Buscemi. WSH

Ghost World, Fox Tower, SW Park and Taylor, 225-5555 ext. 4604, see pg 43 for Movie Times


DJ--Damn the rhythmless mire of the midweek! Make it a wicked Wednesday with DJ Wicked's underground hiphop and wide-screen movies, both of which are perfect for breakdancing. So dance (break or otherwise) into the night, then lord your hangover over co-workers on Thursday. MS

Jezebel's, 1204 SE Clay, 235-7831, 10 pm, free