Week on the Cheap: Monday, February 6th – Thursday, February 9th

Article of the Week:
The Best and Worst Things to Buy in February,” by Lindsay Sakraida of Dealnews.com.

Monday, February 6th:
– Check out some snow sculptures in downtown Portland as artists make their creations from 11:00am – 2:00pm at SW 6th & Oak.
– Powell’s Books on Burnside book event, 7:30pm with “All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps.”
– OMSI Science Pub at McMenamins Bagdad Theatre presents “Lust, Chocolate and Prairie Voles: The Neuroscience of Pleasure and Love,” 7:00pm. $5 suggested donation, all ages.
Beer and Movie Film Fest all week at the Academy Theatre (with classics such as ‘The Untouchables,’ ‘Star Trek II’, ‘Conan the Barbarian’ and more) plus 1982’s ‘The Thing,’ playing 9:45pm all week at the Laurelhurst Theatre.

Tuesday, February 7th:
– Multnomah County Library program “Leap Into Science: Do You See What I See?,” 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Central library in downtown Portland, free.
Charles Dickens Birthday Party, 3:00pm – 5:30pm in the Watzek Library at Lewis and Clark College. There will be readings, music and birthday cake.
– Hillsboro’s First Tuesday art receptions at the Sequoia Gallery and the Cultural Arts Center, 6:00pm – 8:00pm in downtown Hillsboro.
– Lake Oswego’s First Tuesday Music Series features traditional Celtic music performed by Hanz Araki and his band, 7:00pm at the Lake Oswego Library, free.
Broadway Books welcomes author Gary Geddes for his book “Drink the Bitter Root: A Search for Justice and Healing in Africa,” 7:00pm, free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 8th:
– City Club of Portland Film Series presents “Schools Making A Difference: Portraits of Excellence, Engagement and Equity,” 5:45pm – 8:45pm at McMenamins Mission Theatre. Free and open to the public, this is a series of films, panel discussions and participant dialogues.

Thursday, February 9th:
– Grand re-opening of Beaverton’s Griffith Drive Goodwill beginning at 7:00am.
– The 22nd annual Cascade Festival of African Films continues with three films playing at 12:00pm, 1:45pm and 7:30pm. Free admission and open to the public.
Ignite Portland returns to McMenamins Bagdad Theater, 5:00pm doors open and 7:00pm show time — free as always, all ages welcome, come early for best seating! Check out our previous blog about the event here.

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