heard... Chris Chavez. Brings the sounds of New Mexico to the heart of London. This dreadlocked singer is a virtuoso when it comes to acoustics, with a sound that is reminiscent of the Doors and Eastern-influenced blues. 12 Bar Club, Denmark Place, Denmark St, London (0171-209 2248), 8pm. Tickets: pounds 5.

read... The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie (Vintage, pounds 6.99). A powerful collection of short stories by this Native American writer paints a bleak picture of American reservations where there is plenty of drinking, fighting and underachieving, but where the beliefs of a rich tribal history continue.

watched... Wilde. Top of the charts, this biopic features Stephen Fry in the role he was born to play. Deals frankly with the sexual issues surrounding the bard's turbulent lifestyle. And even though the film upset Wilde's grandson, it was a hit with the critics.