Audio Dregs Night IV
DJ E*rock and Glomm take over Madame Butterfly’s environs for a night of good music straight from the land of blip and bleep. Do-everything musician, producer, record-label owner and zine editor, Eric “E*rock” Mast has a large collection of sound, and he’s not afraid to subject you to it. Plus, there’s no cover!
Madame Butterfly, S.W. 5th and Stark, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Former Vanguard photographer Jorge Vinueza’s pictures of poverty-stricken Ecuadorans are heart-wrenching and guilt-inducing. They are also some the most beautiful portraits of common people you’ll ever see.
Ogle, 310 N.W. Broadway, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
“Dogtown and Z-Boys”
The one and only Stacy Peralta directs this look at the ’70s Santa Monica skate scene. Classic footage of the likes of Tony Alva, Jay Adams and all of our favorite rippers from the days of yore carving up the full pipes and pools of SoCal. Man, those guys had way more style than anybody out there today. It plays one week only, so get on your long board and come on down!
Cinema 21, 12:45, 2:45, 4:45, 7 and 9 p.m.
Sucka MCs, Buttery Lords, Cool as Cucumbers
Underground hip-hop has experienced some growing pains. Along with growing pains come stretch marks. Kids like Sucka MCs, Buttery Lords and Cool as Cucumbers take those stretch marks and turn ’em into fresh-ass beats. (See related story.)
Blackbird, 3728 N.E. Sandy Blvd, 9 p.m., 21+ w/ID
Cranes, For Stars, The Swords Project
England’s Cranes have been putting out music for a good dozen years now. They go form fussy pop to dreamy synth pop and back in a matter of minutes. And it’s a good bet they’ll never play Portland again. Portland’s Swords Project bring a whole bag of what-have-you’s and turn it into some of the most beautiful music you’ve ever heard. And they fit seven people on stage with ease.
Berbati’s Pan, 9:30 p.m., $12.50 advance, $15 door, 21+ w/ID
The Daisychain Music Fair
The final day of the female music festival should be a good time for a good cause, The Old Towne Clinic, with the likes of Misty River, Vivian’s Keeper, Tracy Grammer & Dave Carter and Flat Mountain Girls.
Mt. Tabor Pub, 8 p.m., $8-10 door, 21+ w/ID
Mothers Day Brunch
Take Mom out for a feast on her special day. Salty’s restaurant is a great place for Moms, nice and respectable. They serve an impressive buffet style brunch that includes everything from customized omelets to crab legs. The price is a bit high for the ramen pocketbook, but after all, don’t you think Mom’s worth it.
Salty’s, 3839 N.E. Marine Dr., 503-288-4444 for reservations
Vaudeville: The Divine Comedy and Cabaret
The only place in town where you can see an hour of stand up comedy followed by everything from belly dancers and a sword swallower to a trapeze artist. Come and see what all the excitement is about.
Dante’s, 9 p.m., $4 door, 21+ w/ID