Holy crap there’s a lot to do this weekend – the Carolyn Show Launch Party, Maifest, Kenton Street Fair, Rose City Used Book Fair, a Timbers match, and more – whew!
The 2012 Rose City Used Book Fair takes place Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19 at The Double Tree Lloyd Center (1000 NE Multnomah). The fair runs from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. . . .
This unpretentious book fair is sponsored by the Portland Area Used Booksellers’ Association, and features thousands of books from independent booksellers from Portland and beyond. [more]
The Carolyn Show Launch Party takes place Friday, May 18, 2012 at Cosmic Monkey Comics (5335 NE Sandy) at 8 p.m. . . .
Cartoonist Carolyn Main and filmmaker Mike Vogel have teamed up to create The Carolyn Show, a web series about a cartoonist, her talking pug, and paying the rent. It includes a mix of live action and animation. [more]
Every third Friday of the month the Blue Monk (3341 SE Belmont) hosts the Offbeat Belly Dance collective, a club rocking, good timing, genre-defying gang of badass belly dancers.
This Friday, May 18, 2012 is now exception: Offbeat Belly Dance! This Friday! Free Show! Wooooo! [more]
Saturday and Sunday
The 7th annual Mt. Tabor Art Walk takes place this Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, 2012 – on and around Mt. Tabor!
The Mt. Tabor Art Walk showcases the many artists who live in this neighborhood. This annual event is sponsored by a community of artists supporting each other. It is designed to promote high-quality visual art in a variety of media within the unique setting of the Mt. Tabor neighborhood. [more]
Celebrate spring the German way at Maifest on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Oaks Amusement Park.
Join Zeitgeist Northwest for a unique experience of German culture and a day of fun for the whole family! We bring an old German tradition, the celebration of spring, to town. [more]
The 3rd annual Kenton Street Fair takes place Sunday, May 20, 2012 in the heart of Kenton, on N. Denver between Schofield and Willis, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“The Kenton Fair is an annual celebration of diverse and engaged communities aimed at promoting local growth and a sustainable future for Historic Kenton.” [more]
The Portland Timbers (2-5-3) host the Chicago Fire (4-2-3) at Jeld-Wen Field this Sunday at 4 p.m.
Still struggling, Portland is coming off a well-earned draw at Houston on Tuesday. Draws on the road are respectable, but the Timbers haven’t scored a goal in weeks! Chicago lost to Sporting Kansas City last weekend. This is the only regular season match between these two teams this season. [more]
Attack of the Flix, presented by Microflix, is a monthly competition for Portland filmmakers held at the Curious Comedy Theatre (5225 NE MLK).
This month’s show, #5, takes place Sunday, May 20, 2012.
Vote for your favorite flicks – the first place winner receives a golden trophy! [more]