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On Sunday, July 22, there’ll be a “block party” on the North Park Blocks celebrating the re-opening of the Museum of Contemporary Craft and the completion of the DeSoto Project, a space housing five art galleries—MCC, Augen Gallery, Blue Sky Gallery, Charles Hartman Fine Art, and Froelick Gallery.
At the block party, all museums will have their doors open, and art workshops and musical performances will be going on, free to the public, from noon to 7:30 pm. For more information, visit Craft PDX Block Party.
Thanks to Susan at West Coast Crafty for the heads up!
There are so many bloggers writing great advice on frugal living every day. Here’s what I read this week:
Have a great weekend!
Portland Center Stage Gerding Theater is offering several free events in July and August.
First is the Just Add Water (JAW) Playwrights Festival. According to the website, JAW is “Portland Center Stage’s developmental festival of new work for the stage. Every summer, PCS gathers together a company of professional playwrights, directors, actors, dramaturgs and other collaborators, who dedicate ten days of intense workshop time to some of the nation’s most innovative works in progress. The Festival culminates in concert presentations of the plays, and includes a full slate of performance events, forums and other free activities.”
This weekend is the culmination of the festival, and free events are happening at the Gerding Theater today, July 19, through Sunday, July 22. Check the website for details on all the events: http://www.pcs.org/season_jaw.html.
PCS is also offering free tai chi classes in July and August. Classes are held every Wednesday and Friday from noon to 1 pm. For more information, visit http://www.pcs.org/communityEvents.html#taichi.
Those looking for inexpensive entertainment, especially during warmer months, should keep an eye on the happenings at Pioneer Courthouse Square (aka Portland’s Living Room).
One of my favorite events is Noon Tunes, a series of free concerts in July and August. Every Tuesday and Thursday, local bands play from noon to 1 pm. On July 31, one of my favorite bands The Dimes will perform. I can’t wait!
For information on events year-round, visit the Square’s online calendar.
I won’t lie to you, I get caught up in Hollywood hype and have a sweet tooth for big-screen eye candy. Every now and then, there’s something comforting about the lobotomizing effect of a movie that doesn’t make any sense but looks really good.
But like a good corporal diet, my celluloid diet needs to be more well-rounded to be satisfying.
That’s why I love what the Hotel deLuxe is doing with their Sunday Movie Nights. On every third Sunday of each month (with the exception of the next showing on July 22), the Hotel deLuxe shows movies by local and regional filmmakers.
And even better, admission is free.
The screening room opens at 6 pm, and the movie begins at 6:30 pm. Food and drinks can be purchased through Gracie’s Restaurant or the Driftwood Room.
Seating is limited, so be sure to call 503.219.8627 to RSVP.
For more information and a description of upcoming movies, visit the Hotel deLuxe website: http://www.hoteldeluxeportland.com/movie_night.aspx