Weekend on the Cheap: Friday, March 9th – Sunday, March 11th

Weekend on the Cheap:

Submissions of Note:

– From Samantha: Our Portland Food blog is holding a contest/giveaway for a FREE night stay at Hotel Fifty and $50 at h50 Bistro and bar! Here is the link to the contest. Contest ends next Wednesday, March 14th.

– From Rocky: Oregon Ghost Conference, this Friday – Sunday at Oregon City’s Pioneer Community Center. Please see web site for further details. Tours cost $10; Sunday features a historic Canemah Cemetery tour for a suggested donation of $5.

– Pick up the latest issue of Willamette Week — inside you’ll find their 2012 Cheap Eats Guide, which includes six bargain meals for under $9.

Portland Story Theater presents Urban Tellers “Banes & Blessings,” Friday 8:00pm at Hipbone Studio. Advance tickets are $10, otherwise it is $15 at the door.

– Free workshop “Slough 101,” Saturday 8:45am – 1:00pm by the Columbia Slough Watershed Council. Pre-registration is required, and light refreshments will be provided. Suitable for adults and teens 14 and up.

– Final weekend of the Nau Warehouse Sale, save up to 80% off clothing and accessories.

– Girl Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington 100th Anniversary Kickoff, Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm at Pioneer Courthouse Square, free.

America’s Next Top Model casting call auditions, Saturday at Westfield Vancouver Mall, doors open at 7:00am, please see web site for details.

Disjecta opening party for the Portland2012 Biennial, Saturday night 6:00pm – 10:00pm, free. Check out some new Oregon artists and their works at this event!

– Get free health screenings on Sunday as part of “Health Care Equality Week,” 9:00am – 1:00pm in downtown Portland’s O’Bryant Square. The health fair will include haircuts, first aid kits, vision and hearing exams, pet care and more.

– The American Guild of Organists presents a free Bach-a-thon concert at the Parish of Saint Mark. Local members of the AGO will perform a series of Bach organ compositions from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday. All are welcome, donations gladly accepted.

– Free lecture “Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon?: A Hidden History,” Sunday 2:00pm at North Portland Library.

– Powell’s City of Books on Burnside hosts “Poetry Out Loud,” Sunday 2:00pm. From web site: “Join high school students from around Oregon for the regional finals of Poetry Out Loud, a poetry recitation contest sponsored by the Oregon Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation. Students recite the words of classic and contemporary poets and compete for spots at the state championship!”

– The Delphinium Quartet plays “Classical Pub” at McMenamins John Barleycorns, Sunday 6:30pm, free for all ages. From web site: “If you’ve attended Science Pub or History Pub, you know that we love to serve up a bit of culture with our food and beverages! McMenamins is thrilled to take it to another level, bringing the wide-ranging sonic explorations of classical music into our cozy and informal settings.”

– The Broadway show ‘Wicked’ comes to Portland for performances next week — TravelZoo has negotiated a special offer of $45.50 tickets for select performances. Please see web site for details.

– For more ideas of what to do this weekend, please visit Arounthesunblog and PDXPipeline for more!

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