WEDNESDAY MARCH 20WRENCHED
[MOVIES] Edward Abbey, that quintessential environmental saboteur, is the focus of M.L. Lincoln’s still-in-progress documentary. Waging eco-war might not be free, but tonight’s test screening is. Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark St., 252-0500. 6 pm. Free.
THURSDAY MARCH 21JOEY BADA$$
[MUSIC] Hip-hop purists have been waiting years for someone like this 18-year-old MC to come around. He’s become a darling of the underground for his impressive wordplay and vintage East Coast beats, built on dusty samples and classic soul breaks. Peter’s Room at Roseland Theater, 8 NW 6th Ave., 971-230-0033. 8 pm. Sold out. All ages.
FRIDAY MARCH 22CHELSEA LIGHT MOVING
[MUSIC] Face it: Sonic Youth is done. Take heart: After 30 years, Thurston Moore will never be able to move on completely, and his new project bears all the characteristics of his beloved indie-rock monolith, from the dissonant guitars to his beat-inspired speak-singing. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St., 231-9663. 9 pm. $15. 21+.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23RICHARD HELL
[BOOKS] Richard Hell is punk’s patient zero, and he’s got the stories to prove it. His new autobiography is a brutally honest account of a life spent in a state of constant escape, and all the sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll to go along with it. Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651. 4 pm. Free.
PDX BICYCLE SHOW
[BIKES] It’s like an auto expo...for bikes. Cycle over to the Expo Center to buy new gear, test-ride handmade frames, listen to seminars by experts or roll the indoor pump track. Portland Expo Center, Hall E, 2060 N Marine Drive. 10 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-4 pm Sunday, March 23-24. $10, kids 12 and under free with adult. pedalnationevents.com.
BEARDED CIVIL WAR
[HAIR] Beardos from Oregon and Washington compete in a freestyle bearding competition. Tonic Lounge, 3100 NE Sandy Blvd., 238-0543. 8 pm. $15 to compete, $10 admission. 21+.
MONDAY, MARCH 25ST. NICHOLAS
[THEATER] St. Patrick’s Day has passed, but here’s another reason to patronize Kells: Corrib Theatre, a new company dedicated to Irish drama, stages its first full production there. Ted Roisum stars in Conor McPherson’s one-man show about a cynical theater critic who follows a pretty actress to London, where he’s pulled into a coven of vampires. Kells, 112 SW 2nd Ave., 227-4057. 7:30 pm. $15.