Week on the Cheap: Monday, April 9th – Thursday, April 12th

Article of the Week:
– “Best things to buy in April,” by Lindsay Sakraida at Dealnews.com.

Monday, April 9th:
– The Portland Center for the Performing Arts Volunteer Program presents “PCPA Noontime Showcase: Dance West,” 12:00pm at the Antoinette Hatfield Hall Rotunda Lobby. Free for all ages.
Hearing Voices Storytelling Festival continues with a visit to Garden Home Library, 7:00pm.
OMSI Science Pub presents “The Last Neandertals: The Evolution and Extinction of a Species,” 7:00pm at McMenamins Bagdad Theater. All ages, suggested cover charge is $5.
– Powell’s Books on Hawthorne welcomes author Doug Mack and his book “Europe on Five Wrong Turns a Day: One Man, Eight Countries, One Vintage Travel Guide,” 7:30pm, free.

Tuesday, April 10th:
Oregon Zoo Second Tuesday discounted admission is just $4; ride the MAX, show proof of fare and get an additional $1.50 knocked off.
Independent Lens Community Cinema presents a free screening of “Hell and Back Again,” 6:00pm at the Turnbull Center in Old Town.
Hearing Voices Storytelling Festival continues with a visit to the Tualatin Library and the Walters Cultural Arts Center in downtown Hillsboro.
– Multnomah County Library Smart Savings Series presents “Understanding Your Phone and Internet Bill,” 6:30pm at Woodstock Library. Register online or call 503-988-5234.
Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue “Occupy Oregon: A Coalition of Color,” 7:00pm at McMenamins Kennedy School Gymnasium. Free, all ages welcome.

Wednesday, April 11th:
Urban League of Portland Career Connections Job Fair, 10:00am – 2:00pm at downtown’s World Trade Center, free. Features more than 30 organizations recruiting to fill positions.
– “The Living Roots of Music,” free performance at the Beaverton City Library, 6:30pm with musician Laruen Pelon.
– Free lecture “If The Willamette River Could Talk, What Would It Say?,” 7:00pm at McMenamins Kennedy School. Appropriate for all ages.
Hearing Voices Storytelling Festival continues with a visit to the West Slope Library (6:30pm) and the Forest Grove Library (7:00pm).
– Free workshop “Triathlon Training Basics,” 7:00pm at REI Clackamas Town Center. From web site: “Is it time to TRY a TRI? From Sprint to IronMan, triathlons offer a variety of opportunities to challenge yourself and help get you into shape. Join us to discover the ins-and-outs of triathlons: types, distances, how to get started, how to train, and what to expect on race day.”
– “Comedy For Your Health,” a monthly stand up showcase at Backspace. 8:00pm, $5 requested donation but no one will be turned away. All ages.
– More comedy at Mississippi Pizza Pub and Atlantis Lounge, 9:45pm, $5 general admission

Thursday, April 12th:
Oregon’s 5th annual Tapping Fresh Talent / Career Inclusion Expo, 10:00am – 2:00pm at Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel. This event is for job seekers and veterans with disabilities, please see web site for more information.
– “Where Are We Now? A Day in the Life of a Volatile World Economy,” a free talk by Jeffrey Garten, Economist and Professor of International Trade, Finance and Business and former Dean of the Yale School of Management. 12:00pm at the Mercy Corps Action Center (Skidmore Fountain MAX stop), please register online.
Hearing Voices Storytelling Festival continues with a visit to the Beaverton Library, 7:00pm.

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