Week on the Cheap: Monday, January 28th – Thursday, January 31st

Article of the Week:
Free family fun in Portland, around Oregon all year long,” feature from the Friday, January 25th A&E edition of the Oregonian.

Monday, January 28th:
Starbucks $1 off coupon on your next handcrafted espresso beverage. Expires on February 1st.
– Final week to save $10 off the $99 Alpha Broadcasting “Family Funpass,” which provides admission for four to eight different fun destinations including the Oregon Garden, Columbia Gorge Discover Center & Museum, Pittock Mansion and more.
– OMSI Science Pub Hillsboro presents “Eye on the Wild: Conservation Photographer Suzi Eszterhas,” 7:00pm at the Venetian Theatre in downtown Hillsboro. $5 suggested cover charge, minors okay with adult.
– Oregon Historical Society History Pub Monday presents “Celilo Falls Revisited,” 7:00pm at McMenamins Kennedy School Theater, free for all ages. From web site: “This special program presents keen perspectives, new historical information as well as stunning, rare images and film clips of this sacred and ancient Native American site, up to its destruction in 1957 to make way for Columbia River dam development.”

Tuesday, January 29th:
– Oregon Encyclopedia History Night presents “Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence: Coming Home to Hood River,” a presentation by Linda Tamura, Professor of Education, Willamette University. 6:30pm at McMenamins Edgefield inside the Power Station Theater. Free, all ages welcome.
– Free documentary film screening of “The Oregon Nikkei Story: Japanese Americans In Oregon 1880-1941,” 7:00pm at the Beaverton City Library.

Wednesday, January 30th:
– Opening night of the PDX African American Film Festival, 7:00pm at McMenamins Mission Theater and featuring the film “Julian Bond: Reflections from the Frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement,” and “Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till,” starting at 7:00pm. $5 per night or $20 for 4-day pass, minor okay with parent or guardian.
St. Mary’s Academy Student Doc Fest, 7:00pm at McMenamins Bagdad Theater, free (minor okay with adult).
– Powell’s book event with happiness expert Sonja Lyubomirsky and her new book “The Myths of Happiness,” 7:30pm at Powell’s Books on Burnside, free.

Thursday, January 31st:
– Brown Bag Lunch and Learn series presents “How to Get What You Mean, Not What You Say,” 12:00pm – 1:00pm at the Central library in downtown Portland. Free and open to the public.
– Free lecture “Smart and Connected: The Next Big Idea in Cities,” 6:00pm at the University of Oregon in Portland School of Architecture and Allied Arts, inside the White Stag building near the Old Town MAX stop.

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