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.