Week on the Cheap: Monday, June 4th – Thursday, June 7th

Article of the Week:
The Best and Worst Things to Buy in June,” by Lindsay Sakraida at DealNews.com—this is the time to pick up a new 46″ HDTV on the cheap!

Submission from Tara:
I thought this might be of interest to your audience: http://findtomorrowtoday.org/ Free and very low-cost activities for teenagers in the Portland/Metro area.

Monday, June 4th:
Portland Canstruction, on display during mall hours at Pioneer Place, free! Daily now through Sunday, June 10th.
– World Toilet Organization founder Jack Sim will provide a public talk at the Mercy Corps Action Center, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, free. Here’s a blurb from Willamette Week to learn more about the organization’s mission.
– OMSI Science Pub “The Dolphin in the Mirror,” 7:00pm at McMenamins Bagdad Theater, $5 suggested cover charge. Open to all ages.

Tuesday, June 5th:
– First Tuesday opening art exhibits at the Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center and the Sequoia Gallery + Studios in downtown Hillsboro, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, free.
– Portland Earthquake Project free lecture “Safe Enough To Stay,” 7:00pm at Mercy Corps Action Center highlights San Francisco’s Planning and Urban Research Association’s (SPUR) “Safe Enough to Stay” project.
– Lake Oswego Library First Tuesday Music Series presents musician Ronnie Robins, 7:00pm, free.

Wednesday, June 6th:
Portland Black Pride, events now through Sunday feature parties, picnic, art showcase and more.
– World Forestry Center Discovery Museum “Wondrous Wednesday” offers general admission for just $3.00 all day long.
PCPA Noontime Showcase: Third Marine Aircraft Wing Jazz Combo, 12:00pm; this performance will be outside on Main Street (weather permitting) between Broadway and Park Avenue, next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland. Free!
Fred Meyer Junior Parade, 1:00pm at 52nd and Sandy in the Hollywood District, free.
hip Structural Furnishings art event with local artist Fortunato de Luna, 5:00pm – 9:00pm, free.
– Powell’s City of Books event, 7:00pm with author/entrepreneur Chris Guillebeau and his book “The $100 Start Up.” From web site: “In The $100 Startup (Crown), Guillebeau shows how you, too, can lead a life of adventure, meaning, and purpose — and earn a good living — by turning ideas into income, often with only a modest investment.”
Rose Festival free concert features the Ulsan City Philharmonic Orchestra, 8:00pm at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Tickets are available to the general public at the PCPA Box Office, located at 1111 SW Broadway (between Main and Madison, next to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall), and will be available on the day of the event at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway at Main. Free tickets are available while supplies last- first come, first served.
Holocene celebrates their 9th anniversary with a free concert, 8:00pm.

Thursday, June 7th:
– First Thursday monthly art gallery event in downtown Portland, Old Town / Chinatown, Northwest and the Pearl. Click here for a printable walking map.

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