Dan Buzdor, Michael de Forest
Paintings, line carvings. Talisman, 1476 NE Alberta, 284-8800, Opens Thus Jan 30

Common Code
This show, which features works by Deanne Belinoff, Andrew Borsuk, Laurie Danial, Cynthia Lahi, Jenny Rideout, and Sandy Sampson, explores the subtext of living right here, right now. Paintings, prints, collages, installation. Also, at Littman Gallery, Thomas Blair exhibits Express Yourself, paintings with ideas derived from German Expressionist wood block prints. Littman and White Galleries Portland State University, Smith Center 1825 SW Broadway, 2nd Floor, 725-5656, Feb 3-28

Raise the Roof
OMSI, our favorite science museum in the whole world, opens An Exhibit about Buildings, which stresses the imperative function of architecture to human adaptation, and also includes a house that talks. OMSI, 1945 SE Water, 797-4537, Opens Feb 1

Marc Rude
The San Diego/LA punk artist, who passed away in March of last year, is famous for his cover art for the Misfits, Offspring, and more, defining an early '80s subculture with images of mohawked skeletons and dudes getting their guts ripped out. Medusa Gallery and Tattoo, 420 SW Washington, 228-1008, Through Feb

this bleedin' heart
A group show of "bizarre and bloody work" from 20 artists. Opening includes soul music from Jamie Lee + New Poetic. nocturnal, 1800 E Burnside, Sat Feb 1, 9 pm