Retail Therapist is not a huge fan of the outdoors, but there are still times when nature's call gets past her receptionist—usually after several consecutive days of sunshine. RT answers the call this week with container gardening. Why? Because it ups your enviro cred and saves you from having to buy packages of herbs at Grab-Your-Ankles Grocery for $2.98 a pop.
THURSDAY MAY 20
Local DIYers create masterpieces outta trash in timed bouts.
[MUSIC] TOOTS & THE MAYTALS
Frederick "Toots" Hibbert is credited with inventing the word "reggae." Roseland, 8 NW 6th Ave., 224-2038. 8 pm. $22. All ages.
FRIDAY MAY 21
Portland's all-woman circus is back.
[MUSIC] BEST KISSERS IN THE WORLD
Grunge never died—it just went into hibernation for the past 15 years. Best Kissers in the World hasn't played a show since the '90s, but it has now relocated to Portland for a special reunion performance. Slabtown, 1033 NW 16th Ave.,
223-0099. 9 pm. $6. 21+.
[SCREEN] SUMMER SNAPSHOT
Ian McCluskey, director of Eloquent Nude, debuts his new Super 8 mm documentary essay about memories and swimmin' holes. We've seen it. It's good. And yes, it has nudity. Sweet outdoor nudity. Ace Cleaners, 403 SW 10th Ave. 7 pm. $5. 21+.
SATURDAY MAY 22
Celebrate one of NoPo's most adorable 'hoods with street yoga, tasty eats, the Coaster Car Race and more.
10 am-6 pm. Free.
SUNDAY MAY 23
The eternal question for all you nerds out there: Do you stay in to watch the
finale or hit up the Frog Eyes show at Holocene? The fate of the world rests on your decision.
TUESDAY MAY 25
PlayWrite, the terrific nonprofit that conducts play-writing workshops for Oregon youths, presents a showcase of short plays by students from Portland Night High School, New Avenues for Youth and more, performed by great local actors.