Portland's ADX is a big ol' warehouse where the Etsy-inclined pay $40 a day to bring their designs into the third dimension using facilities not unlike what you'd find in a high school shop class. Those "makers" create some oddly practical contraptions—alarm clocks that look like bombs, for starters. You're welcome to peruse them at GIFTED: A Maker's Marketplace, which the group says caters to "the anti-consumer who still needs to buy things." A few highlights:
GO: GIFTED: A Maker's Marketplace is at ADX Warehouse, 417 SE 11th Ave., adxportland.com. 11 am-5 pm Saturday, Dec. 17.
[MUSIC] These days, most rappers want to be rock stars. But the Knux are rock stars without even trying. The New Orleans-bred duo goes big with a rock/rap/dance/hip-hop/electro-pop fusion that parties as hard than Ke$ha while actually making good music. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St., 231-9663. 9 pm. $12. 21+.
ORGAN GRINDERS: THE UNKNOWN
[MOVIES] Lon Chaney Sr. plays a killer carny (âsmall hands...â) with a live soundtrack by aptly named band the Subterranean Howl. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd., 281-4215. 8 pm. $12.
[MOVIES] Charlize Theron plays a filthy drunken whore, in a movie written by Diablo Cody (Juno). Itâs a little like The Lost Weekend with Replacements songs, and it reminded our critic of some dark times in his lifeâwhich, sadly, did not involve Charlize Theron. Multiple locations including Regal Lloyd Center 10, 1510 NE Multnomah St., 287-0338. $10.
PORTLAND BAROQUE ORCHESTRA, CAPPELLA ROMANA
[MUSIC] The one truest Messiah. First Baptist Church, 909 SW 11th Ave., 222-6000, pbo.org. 7:30 pm Friday-Saturday, 4 pm Sunday and 2 pm Monday, Dec. 16-19. $26-$69.
[MUSIC] It has been a long year without WWâs 2007 Best New Band, the Shaky Hands, so we were happy to hear that three ex-Hands (and a less-Shaky friend) started a new band, Spookies. Early demos show them to be lo-fi, campy and entirely rocking. The Know, 2026 NE Alberta St., 473-8729. 8 pm. Cover. 21+.
[HOLIDAYS] For nearly 20 years, New Yorkers have gathered to rove through the streets blaring a four-part Christmas composition by Shortlist-nominated composer Phil Kline. The event, Unsilent Night, started with boomboxes playing cassettes, switched to CDs and evolved to MP3s. Now, itâs an app and happening in Portland for the first time. Meet at 6:45 pm at the South Park Blocks (corner of SW Park Avenue and Salmon Street). Bring loud, battery-powered speakers and a copy of the track. Info at unsilentnight.com.