Take To the Ship, Portland’s First Continuous Reading of Moby Dick begins Friday, February 11th at 5pm and will go on for about 24 hours, finishing up on Saturday. . .
Each of the 135 chapters of Melville’s classic novel Moby-Dick will be read by different readers, “a host of area writers, artists, luminaries, and landlubbers alike.” [more]
Miss the big premiere event? Don’t have a TV? Don’t have the Independent Film Channel? Watch Portlandia, if you’re into that sort of thing, at the Portland venues listed below. [more]
Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution via natural selection revolutionized biological science and gave us a greater understanding of the origins of life.
Darwin Day is celebrated around the world on February 12th, the anniversary of the day Darwin was born in 1809. [more]
Wurstfest: A Mount Angel Celebration of German Sausage returns to Mount Angel for a third year.
Wurstfest was dreamed up in 2009 by the Bavarian-phile merrymakers in Mount Angel, Oregon, home of Oregon’s largest Oktoberfest celebration every fall. Heather and I attended the inaugural festival and enjoyed it immensely – it’s just like Oktoberfest, but in the winter. [more]
The Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park) is celebrating Oregon’s Statehood Day* by offering free admission on Sunday, February 13, 2011 from noon until 5pm . . .
At 2pm visitors can listen to a lecture by Kerry Tymchuk: “Laughing All the Way to the White House.” The celebration also includes birthday cake and frozen yogurt samples from Lucky Spoon Frozen Yogurt, while supplies last! [more]