(LOCAL HIPHOP EXPO) It's common for the best hiphop produced in this city to be the hardest hiphop to find. Specs One's self-released EPs and his work with FOSCIL, BeanOne's volcanic creations with a variety of local rappers, and Silas Blak's 1986 are but a few examples of this unfortunate state of things. (Oldominion alone has a galaxy of hard-to-find CD releases.) What Dope Emporium offers, along with live performances from the best of the best, is an opportunity to access rare but excellent rap directly. It makes it easy for you to support local hiphop. Peace. (CHAC, 1621 12th Ave, 388-0500. Merchants tables at 6 pm, performances at 8 pm, free, all ages, cocktails for 21+ in CHAC lounge.)