Week on the Cheap: Monday, March 12th – Thursday, March 15th

Article of the Week:
10 Things You Should Always Buy Used,” by Matt Brownell for Mainstreet.com.

Monday, March 12th:
Burgerville deal: celebrate the Portland Timbers opening MLS match of 2012 with this Monday-only special from Burgerville — buy one regular size Timber Joey milkshake or smoothie and get one free!
– The Portland Center for Performing Arts Volunteer Program presents “PCPA Noontime Showcase: Comerford Dancers,” 12:00pm at the Antoinette Hatfield Hall Rotunda Lobby. Free admission and suitable for all ages.
4th annual Smallpressapalooza, 6:00pm at Powell’s City of Books on Burnside. This four-hour marathon reading features some of the best small-press authors from Portland and beyond. Free.

Tuesday, March 13th:
Oregon Zoo Second Tuesday: $4 admission for all; ride the MAX, show proof of fare and receive an additional $1.50 off.
11th Annual Jefferson High School Multicultural Film Festival presents the film screening of “Edge of America,” 5:00pm at North Portland Library. Free.
Independent Lens Community Cinema presents “Revenge of the Electric Car,” playing 6:00pm at the Turnbull Center (Skidmore Fountain MAX stop). Free admission, stay for a discussion after the film.
Oregon Encyclopedia History Talk presents “”MODOC: The Tribe That Wouldn’t Die,” 7:00pm at McMenamins Mission Theater. Free admission, minors are okay if accompanied with parent or guardian.

Wednesday, March 14th:
– Second Wednesday Performing Arts Series presents “Scott Free: The Life of Abigail Scott Duniway,” 1:00pm at the Lake Oswego Library, free. From web site: “Scott Free is a new play by Oregon playwright Toni Douglass about the life and work of suffragist Abigail Scott Duniway, who for 40 years led the struggle to get the vote for women in Oregon. Duniway lived to see success in 1912. This year marks the centennial of this significant historical event for Oregon.”
– CityClub of Portland presents “Schools Making A Difference: Portraits of Excellence, Engagement and Equity.” Tonight’s forum is “How Important are the Arts and Civic Education for our Students’ Current and Future Lives?” with the feature film ‘Paper Clips’ beginning at 6:00pm at the Hollywood Theater. Free admission, though space is limited. Registration for each event required. Contact Amy Harris at City Club of Portland amy@pdxcityclub.org or 503-228-7231 x110.
– PHAME’s “H is for Honored Tour” kicks off with a free 7:00pm showcase performance at St. Johns Community Center.
Beaverton Wind Ensemble March Concert, 7:00pm at Beaverton City Library. Concert featuring “American Memories 1875-1900″. Performances are free and open to the public.
Oregon Humanities Think and Drink series, “an exciting look at the future of democracy, food, human intelligence, and war,” 6:30pm – 8:00pm at McMenamins Mission Theater. Tonight’s program is “Future of Social Movements and Citizen Power.” Minors are admitted when accompanied by an adult. Admission is free.

Thursday, March 15th:
Submission: Gender Diversity Film Series 2012

During the month of March 2012, the WSUV Sociology Club will be screening four films to increase understanding of gender diversity. These films will explore the limits of gender being polarized into a male-female binary in our society, with all of the expectations and assumptions that follow. We hope these films will give you the opportunity to rethink the way you look at the gender binary! Each film will have a free screening (open to the public), a group discussion, and free food courtesy of the Associated Students of WSU Vancouver.

– PHAME’s “H is for Honored Tour” continues with another free performance at the East Portland Community Center, 7:00pm.

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