Weekend on the Cheap: Thursday, November 15th – Sunday, November 18th

Thursday, November 15th:
Museum by Moonlight at the World Forestry Center, “Timberrr Edition,” 6:00pm – 8:30pm at the Discovery Museum. Adults only 21 and over, admission is $9. Dress in your best plaid flannel, beards, or suspenders and admission is only $5.
– Doctors Without Borders presents a free panel discussion “At Any Price? Negotiating Access to Crisis Zones,” 7:00pm at the Mercy Corps Action Center (Skidmore Fountain MAX stop). Free, please register online.

Friday, November 16th:
Free art show, reception and address by Carl Wilkens on Rwandan Genocide at the Templeton Campus Center at Lewis & Clark College. Please see web site for further details.
Native American Family Day celebration, 3:30pm – 9:00pm at the East Portland Community Center features art show, crafts, native displays and more.
MFA in Visual Studies opens its studios to present the work that the candidates have been doing and to familiarize the community with the program. 6:00pm – 9:00pm at Pacific Northwest College of Art, free. Food and libations will be provided.
– Film screening “We’re Not Broke,” 7:00pm at First Unitarian Church in downtown Portland. Admission is by donation, no one turned away for lack of funds. Director Victoria Bruce in will be in attendance for a Q & A following the film. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Family Friday Concert Series – Portland Cello Project, 7:00pm at Community Music Center. Free admission. Suggested donation: $5 per person or $15 per family.
Live concert by La Famille Léger – the Léger Family, 7:30pm at Portland State University’s Lincoln Hall 75. This event is free and open to the public. It is part of the Event Series “The Faces of Quebec. Two Days of Music and Lectures
– Widmer Brothers presents “The Big Chill 12,” a celebration of the best of the northwest including local craft beer, music, art and fashion. 9:00pm at Grand Central Bowling Lounge. Admission to the Big Chill ’12 is free. Custom Widmer Brothers glassware for the event will be free with the purchase of a Brrr Seasonal Ale, while supplies last.
VHS Variety Special presented by Scarecrow Video, 9:40pm at the Hollywood Theatre. $7 admission.

Saturday, November 17th:
City of Portland Fix-It Fair, 9:30am – 3:00pm at Madison High School. Admission is free, check out exhibits, attend workshops and learn about resources to help you save money and live healthier.
Oregon Mountain Community BC Expo and Used Gear Sale offers select rental equipment and consignment gear on sale, 10:00am – 6:00pm.
– Doctors Without Borders presents a free film screening “Access to the Danger Zone,” 2:00pm at the Hollywood Theater. After the screening there will be an audience Q&A with Portland-based MSF aid workers, who will share stories from their overseas assignments.
People’s Art of Portland 2nd Anniversary celebration features “The Best of Peoples” group art show, 5:00pm – 9:00pm at Pioneer Place Mall, 4th floor gallery. The show is free to the public and open for all ages.

Sunday, November 18th:
Oregon Championship Day at Portland Meadows, racing starts at 1:00pm. The afternoon features a kids zone, Oregon Craft Beer Festival, a sweepstakes for free Blazer basketball tickets and much more.
– Portland Peace Choir performs their Fall 2012 Concert “One ‘n All – Celebrating Community,” 4:30pm at Unity of Portland at SE 45th & Stark. Admission is free.
– Trumpeter Fred Sautter and guests present “A Concert for a Cause”: A program to entertain and enlighten everyone who participates! Admission is by donation, which will benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Multiple Days:
University of Portland International Education Week features performances and lectures and culminates with a Saturday International Night with free music, dance and food. Please see web site for more information.
– The Northwest Senior Theatre presents “Celebrate,” a variety show of singing, dancing and skits. Performances daily Thursday – Saturday, 2:00pm @ Alpenrose Opera House. Admission is a $5 suggested donation.
Audubon Society of Portland Wild Arts Festival, Saturday & Sunday at Montgomery Park. Admission is $6; find the ad in the Oregonian to get 2 for 1 admission or click here for a PDF coupon.
Sexapalooza at the Oregon Convention Center, admittance restricted to 21 years and older. $15 at the door, or find the full page ad in the Willamette Week and get 2 for 1 admission for the final day on Sunday. Please see web site for program description and schedules.
Siren Nation 2012 Film Festival program, all shows are just $6 and play at the Clinton Street Theater. Please see web site for film times and descriptions.

For more listings of what to do this weekend, please visit Aroundthesunblog and PDXPipeline.

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