Lots of amusement this weekend!
The Portland Area Theatre Alliance presents Fertile Ground: A City-Wide Festival of New Works, January 19 through 29, 2012.
“This city-wide festival is focused on new work in the Arts. It will feature world premiere projects, staged readings and a myriad of other arts events from the Portland creative community.” [more]
The Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park) is offering free admission on Friday, January 27, 2012 from 5pm until 8pm.
And there will be food carts!
The museum offers free admission ever fourth Friday (5pm-8pm) of the month, so if you can’t make it this week, mark February 24, 2012 on your calendar! [more]
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]
On January 27, 2007 the Portland Aerial Tram opened to the public.
Celebrate the tram’s 5th birthday, this Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the “behind the scenes” celebration – according to the The Oregonian Hard Drive column . . . [more]
The first annual Art(s)cool PDX Friendraiser takes place this Saturday, January 28 at the Radio Room (1101 NE Alberta).
Art(s)cool PDX, a community arts education movements, started in October 2007 as part of a plan to bring more arts and science education back to the public schools in Portland, Oregon. It is dedicated to bring an appreciations of the arts to everyone in the community. Art(s)cool offers art and science classes at several Portland area elementary schools. [more]
One, Two, Three!, the 4th episode in the Tango Silent Films series, will debut at Tango Berretín (6305 SE Foster) on Saturday, January 28, 2012.
All so eager to develop their dance skills in Argentine tango, our heroes Patience Trueheart, Chance Beaumain, and Buddy St. Cloud find out the practice doesn’t always make perfect. [more]
The 16th annual Mochitsuki community fair, Portland’s annual Japanese New Year Celebration, takes place Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Scottish Rite Center (1512 SW Morrison) from 11am to 4pm.
I attended last year’s festival and enjoyed it immensely . . . they’ve streamlined things this year with general admission ticketing that lets you enjoy both the fair and the stage shows. [more]