Lots of ways to enjoy the rain this holiday weekend!
Enjoy free admission to the Portland Art Museum on Friday, May 27, 2011 from 5pm until 8pm!
The museum offers free admission ever fourth Friday (5pm-8pm) of the month, so if you can’t make it this week, mark June 24, 2011 on your calendar! [more]
The 2011 Rose Lighting Ceremony & Fireworks spectacular takes place Friday, May 27.
Festivities begin at 8pm at Tom McCall Waterfront Park with a special performance by the Curtis Salgado Band.
The Rose Lighting Ceremony takes place at 9:45pm, followed at 10pm by the one of the state’s largest fireworks displays. [more]
ULTIMATE PORTLAND PREMIERE-Hollywood Theatre, May 28th, 7pm. This is it, kids, the real-deal premiere. 450 seats, a big-ass screen, beer. Several prominent local media people are already declaring this to be the movie event of the summer. [more]
The third annual Pee Wee’s BIG Weekend takes place Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, 2011 at the Bagdad Theater (3702 SE Hawthorne).
Portlanders love certain things: “movies, beer and dressing in silly costumes to name a few. But the bicycle – oh the bicycle – how we love the bicycle!” [more]
The 2011 Multnomah County Fair takes place on Memorial Day Weekend at Portland’s historic Oaks Park.
Seriously, don’t miss this! Heather and I had a blast at the 2010 fair – what’s not to like about red necks, funnel cakes, and award winning vegetables? And bunnies!? [more]
The Portland Timbers (5-3-2) aim to remain undefeated at home in league play when D.C. United (3-4-3) visit today for an afternoon match.
The Timbers have not been scoring like they did the first two games at home, which they won 4-2 and 3-2. But their defense has improved dramatically: they’ve won the last three home games with 1-0 score lines. [more]
America’s first youth orchestra, the Portland Youth Philharmonic, celebrates their 87th season with a free concert on Sunday, May 29, 2011.
The program features: Giuseppe Verdi’s Overture to La Forza del Destino; John Caughman’s Sinfonietta; Howard Hanson’s Fanfare for the Signal Corps; and, the showpiece, Howard Hanson’s Symphony No. 3. [more]
Join KBOO at Hall of Records (3342 SE Belmont) on Monday, May 30, 2011 from 2pm until 4pm for a special live remote broadcast of The Monday Sampler radio show hosted by Matthew Clark.
The Sexy Water Spiders will perform live during the broadcast, and from the Hall of Records tap, Hopworks‘ special KBOO IPA will be available. [more]
Trials and Triumphs of an Oregon Photographer: Myra Albert Wiggins 1869-1956, this month’s History Pub event , takes place Monday, May 30, 2011 at the Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd) at 7pm.
“Carole Glauber’s book, Witch of Kodakery: The Photography of Myra Albert Wiggins, is the groundbreaking biography of Myra Albert Wiggins, the successful turn of the 20th-century Oregon photographer and painter with connections to New York photographer Alfred Stieglitz and the Photo-Secession.” [more]
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