Can Portland's Creative Community Survive Development, Price Surge?
BUTTON TRADER CAGE MATCH—Vancouver BC's Hot One-Inch Action show of one-inch button art travels to Portland, giving props to local artists featured in the show. All buttons feature original art, and you purchase them at random, one bag of buttons for $5. Then comes the trading. Then come the tears. SS
Hand-Eye Supply, 23 NW 4th, 6-9 pm, $5 bags of buttons, all ages
DIPHTHONG—We couldn't be more excited about the return of the arty, virtuosic Portland duo AU, and they've got a brand-new single to share with us tonight. The graceful and exultant "Solid Gold" comes in advance of their upcoming album Both Lights (out next year), and tonight lovely local label Hometapes is giving away free copies of the vinyl 7-inch to the first 30 people to arrive at the show! NL
w/Appetite, Stay Calm, Like a Villain; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $6-8