With the holiday season now well behind us, refreshed event organizers are getting busy once again. This weekend, in particular, which includes the Martin Luther King Junior Holiday on Monday, January 17, features a well rounded collection of events.
The TV series Portlandia, featuring Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, premieres on IFC on Friday, January 21st.
But the Portland, and World, Premiere takes place a week earlier on Friday, January 14th at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy). [more]
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien‘s birthday was actually January 3rd, but the McMenamins’ 2011 J.R.R. Tolkien Birthday Celebration takes place this Saturday, January 15th at the Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd). [more]
The first Timbers Army 3rd Saturday of 2011 takes place on the 15th at the Landmark Saloon (4847 SE Division) . . .
“They got’s great beer, great booze, great vegan options (kinda of funny for a Casper saloon at the end of a cattle drive), and some of the sweetest steel guitar this side of the Rio Grande!” [more]
The first annual Buckman-Kerns Brewfest takes place Sunday, January 16 2011 at The East Burn (1800 E. Burnside) from 1pm until the beer is gone!
The neighborhood breweries taking part in a rare January* brewfest include . . . [more]
From facebook page, set up by Thomas Robinson . . .
“ten thousand feet of speeches and documentaries about King and the Civil Rights movement in six hours. FREE, ALL AGES, NO PURCHASE NECESSARY, ALL PEOPLE ARE WELCOME, plenty of chairs and tables. All movies are actual 16mm vintage reels of film, no tapes or discs. ” [more]
The Oregon Zoo, celebrating the spirit of public service associated with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is offering free admission on Monday, January 17 2011.
“It is the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and a perfect opportunity for the zoo to provide this service to our community,” said Kim Smith, zoo director.”” [more]