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]
Portland Timbers vs Chicago Fire
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]
And for even more weekend events and activities, check out the Dave Knows Calendar, and visit Around the Sun, Blogging Portland on the Cheap, PDX Pipeline, and Oregon Events at OregonLive.com.