Don’t let the mid-January doldrums get to you, there are plenty of fun things to do this weekend, and Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Don’t miss PFM’s winter market on Saturday, and please peruse the lovingly curated list of events and activities below!
Updated for 2012: season 2!
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.
Portlandia season 2 airs of Fridays, beginning on January 6, 2012. [more]
In celebration of Martin Luther King Junior Day (Monday, January 16), admission is free to all National Parks from Saturday, January 14 through Monday, January 16.
This includes Fort Vancouver! [more]
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien‘s birthday is actually January 3rd, but the McMenamins’ 2012 J.R.R. Tolkien Birthday Celebration takes place this Saturday, January 14 at the Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd).
“Elves, wizards, ents, orcs and all others are welcome to join us for this celebration of one of the 20th century’s most influential authors.” [more]
We are pleased to announce that we have finalized the date and location for our Annual General Membership Meeting.
The meeting will be open to current members of all ages. In addition, you are invited to bring one guest to the meeting who does not need to be a 107ist member.
Important: Because space is limited, both Members and guests must RSVP for the meeting & movie [more]
Join this lively celebration of Japanese printmaking on Free Museum Family Day. Make woodblock prints, create mini-ikebana flower arrangements and transform into fantastical Kabuki characters. Don’t miss this day of traditional and contemporary Japanese visual art, music, dance, and theater. [more]
The second annual Buckman-Kerns Brewfest returns Sunday, January 15, 2012 to The East Burn (1800 E. Burnside), from noon until 8pm.
The neighborhood breweries taking part in this rare January brewfest include Buckman Village Brewery, Burnside Brewing Co., and more! [more]
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'”
Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.
The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. [more]