Week on the Cheap: Monday, January 30th – Thursday, February 2nd

Article of the Week:
7 Ways to Score Free Stuff,” by Farnoosh Torabi for Yahoo! Finance.

Monday, January 30th:
Ka Lei Maile Ali’i: The Queen’s Women, an interactive reenactment depicting the 1897 signature-gathering meeting of the women’s branch of the Hawaiian Patriotic League (Hui Aloha ‘Aina) beginning at 6:30pm at the Midland Library. Free.
– OMSI Science Pub visits Hillsboro’s Venetian Theater with “The Science and Art of Permaculture,” 7:00pm – 9:00pm. No RSVP or tickets are required and the event is for all ages.
John’s Incredible Pizza Company lunch deal all week — get their pizza buffet and unlimited drinks for just $5.00, valid 11:00am – 3:00pm Monday – Friday.
– Free debut film “Outside the Frame,” created by youth from Outside In, 7:00pm start time at Gerding Theater at the Armory. There will be a reception beginning at 6:30pm and a question and answer session with the filmmakers will follow the screening.
– History Pub Monday at McMenamins Kennedy School presents “Julia Ruuttila: The Proudest Moment in an Oregon Activist’s Life,” 7:00pm. Free for all ages, please bring a canned good to donate to the Oregon Food Bank.

Tuesday, January 31st:
– Ballots are due to elect the representative for Oregon’s 1st Congressional District:, find your closest ballot drop off site here.
Portland Opera Studio Artist Recital: Soprano Lindsay Ohse, 7:00pm at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium. The recital is free (reserved ticket required here), with a voluntary suggested donation of $10 to support the Portland Opera Studio Artist program.
– Free public presentation: “A River of Stories, Two Historical Perspectives of the Willamette River in Portland,” 7:00pm – 8:30pm at the Oregon Historical Society Pavilion. From web site: “Portland Harbor Partnership is launching On the Waterfront, a new education series of lectures that will highlight and discuss the critical role the Willamette River plays in the environmental, economic, cultural and recreational life of Oregonians.”
History Pub at McMenamins Edgefield inside the Power Station Theater, 6:30pm with the topic “Logging in the Gorge: History of the Bridal Veil Lumbering Co.” Free for the public, all ages welcome.

Wednesday, February 1st:
– Opening reception the for the new Multnomah County Central Library Collins Gallery exhibition “Votes for Women! The Oregon Story,” 6:00pm – 7:30pm, free. From web site: “Join us for refreshments and remarks from Secretary of State Kate Brown, the Honorable Avel Gordly, Professor Kimberly Jensen, and special guests. Margie Boule will provide the singing.
Portland Comics Comedy Show, 9:45pm at Mississippi Pizza, just $5 admission.

Thursday, February 2nd:
– First Thursday monthly art gallery event in downtown Portland, Old Town / Chinatown, Northwest and the Pearl. Click here for a printable walking map.
– Ecotrust and the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) present “Slippery When Wet,” a free all weather bike workshop beginning at 6:00pm. Register online.
– Book event at Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing with Rachel Bertsche and her book “MWF Seeking BFF,” 7:00pm, free.

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