Week on the Cheap: Monday, May 17th – Thursday, May 20th

Article of the Week:
Time-Saving Foods to Keep in Your Kitchen,” by Real Simple Magazine.

Monday, May 17th:
– Book reading, 7:30pm at Powell’s Books on Hawthorne. Features “Crazy for the Storm, A Memoir of Survival” by Norman Ollestad and his survival as an 11-year old after a 1979 plane crash in the mountains.

The Free Box fundraiser, 9:00pm at the Radio Room on NE Alberta Street. Enjoy comedy by Richard Bain, film and live music…donations are encouraged to keep the web series going!

Tuesday, May 18th:
1st Annual Stephenson Art Festival, 5:00pm – 8:30pm at Stephenson Elementary School in Southwest Portland. There will be live music, food, activities for children and art.

– “True Crimes: The Mystery of Jack the Ripper,” Spoken Word Series at Hillsboro’s Walters Cultural Arts Center with Jeff Davis. Starts at 7:00pm and admission is free. This presentation is graphic, and not for the squeamish or faint of heart!

Oregon Encyclopedia History Night at McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, 7:00pm featuring the presentation “The History of Portland’s Jazz Scene.” Includes a live performance by the Opposite Sextets, free.

Wednesday, May 19th:
Northwest Senior Theatre’s “Overture! Curtains! Lights!” at the Alpenrose Dairy Opera House, 2:00pm showtime with singing, dancing, skits and laughs. Donation of $5 per person is appreciated.

– “Dialogues with Don Quijote: A Method to his Madness?” A free series of three forum discussions sponsored by Oregon Humanities. Tonight’s talk is “Governance and Good Leaders.” 7:30pm at Milagro Theatre. Panelists scheduled to appear include: former Mayor of Portland Tom Potter, former Multnomah County Commissioner Serena Cruz and former Wilsonville City Council Member Celia Nuñez. Call or email for reservations as seating is limited.

Thursday, May 20th:
Print Arts Northwest Third Thursday opening parties, 5:30pm – 8:00pm at the Washington County Museum. Light refreshments and local wines are included, and the event is free of charge. Artists work is also available for purchase at the museum.

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