Article of the Week:
– “Holiday Events Guide,” from the Friday, November 4th edition of A&E section of the Oregonian. Lists concerts, events, performances, volunteer opportunities and much more.
Monday, November 7th:
– ‘Stand Up for Mental Health’ free comedy show inside McLoughlin Theater at Clackamas Community College. 2:30pm with stand-up comic and author David Granirer. Light refreshments will be served.
– OMSI Science Pub presents “Adventures of a Climate Scientist in the Age of Politics and Punditry,” 7:00pm at McMenamins Bagdad Theater. $5 suggested cover charge, no RSVP or tickets required.
Tuesday, November 8th:
– Oregon Zoo Second Tuesday: admission is just $4 per person; show proof of fare for riding the MAX and receive another $1.50 off.
– “From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit,” a special exhibit at Lake Oswego’s Oregon Buddhist Center, 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Runs until November 23rd.
– ‘Stand Up for Mental Health’ free comedy show inside McLoughlin Theater at Clackamas Community College. 7:00pm with stand-up comic and author David Granirercounselor. Light refreshments will be served.
– Independent Lens Community Cinema screening of “We Still Live Here,” 6:00pm in the George S. Turnbull Center on Floor 3R of the White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch Street. Free for the public.
– Stumptown Stories from the Oregon Encyclopedia, free presentation of “Tom Burns: the Most Arrested Man in Portland, presented by Peter Sleeth. 7:30pm at downtown Portland’s Rialto Poolroom and Bar.
– Portland Opera Studio Artist Recital: Baritone Andre Chiang. 7:00pm curtain at Whitsell Auditorium at the Portland Art Museum. Free tickets ($10 donation at the door is encouraged), must reserve here. From web site: “Enjoy an unforgettable evening of vocal chamber music when the spotlight shines on baritone André Chiang. These Studio Artist recitals have proven very popular, turning into standing-room-only events.”
– Election Day — drop off your ballot and make your vote count! Click here for locations.
– Free community panel open to the public “Civil Liberties 10 Years After 9/11: Can We Be Both Safe and Free?” 7:30pm at the Portland Building Auditorium.
– Meet blogger Chris Hardwick at Powell’s City of Books on Burnside, 7:30pm for this free book event. He presents his new book “The Nerdist Way,” offering nerds the low down on how to harness their power for good, not evil, and to live up to their potential, thereby becoming fully realized Nerdists.
Thursdays, November 10th:
– Submission from Megan: “I wanted to let you and your readers know about the annual Taste of Thanksgiving event that the Whole Foods Market stores in the Portland area are holding Thursday, November 10th , from 5 – 8pm.
This event gives customers the opportunity to taste Whole Foods Market’s holiday offerings – including vegan and gluten-free options – sample local wine and beer, and pick up tips for stress free holiday entertaining all while benefiting a variety of charities. Each store is giving the suggested donation of $10 or two cans of food per person
to the charities involved, which include the Northeast Emergency Food Program, the Oregon Food Bank, Sisters of the Road, Share and the Juanita Pohl Center.”
– Nau Warehouse Sale at the Lizard Lounge Event Space, Thursday – Sunday, save up to 80% off on clothing and accessory items.
– Stimson Lumber Tree Arrival at Pioneer Courthouse Square, 12:00pm – 1:00pm. From web site: “Come downtown to welcome the arrival of Portland’s 75-foot tall Douglas Fir to Portland’s Living Room. Festivities include a visit from Santa, seasonal songs performed by the Dickens Carolers and free hot chocolate!”
– Veterans Day Celebration on the PSU Campus, Parkway North (1st Floor, SMSU), 12:00pm – 2:00pm with keynote speaker former US Rep Darlene Hooley. There will be information for veteran-support services and free food.
– Preview performance of PSU’s Department of Theatre and Film “Our Country’s Good,” 7:30pm at Lincoln Performance Hall. $6 admission.