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

Article of the Week:
The Best and Worst Things to Buy in February,” by Lindsay Sakraida for dealnews.com.

Monday, February 4th:
Lake Oswego Reads program runs all month long and this week features an Olympians panel discussion, a Rwandan musical performance, art show and stories of Rwanda. All events are free and open to the public.
– Oregon Encyclopedia History Night presents “Portland and Nature Through Audubon,” 7:00pm at McMenamins Mission Theater. Free admission, minors okay with parent/guardian.
– OMSI Science Pub presents “The Evolution of Oregon’s Dynamic Geologic History,” 7:00pm at McMenamins Bagdad Theater. $5 suggested cover charge, all ages welcome.
First Monday Authors In Pubs series, 7:30pm – 9:00pm at the Jack London Bar ( beneath the Rialto Pool Room) in downtown Portland. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 5th:
– Free library program “Job Search Strategy,” 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Beaverton City Library.
– First Tuesday opening art exhibit features the work of Pacific Northwest Sculptors, 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center in downtown Hillsboro, free. An opening reception and a house concert with Two Spirit Jazz will be held.
– Stumptown Stories presents “Oregon’s Infamous Shipwrecks,” 7:30pm at the Jack London Bar. Free admission, 21 and over only.

Wednesday, February 6th:
Wondrous Wednesday Discount Day at the World Forestry Center — admission is just $3 for all.
– Lecture “An Evening of Entrepreneurial Spirit, Social Responsibility and Radical Business Philosophy,” with Jerry Greenfield Co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., 7:00m at Agnes Flanagan Chapel on the campus of Lewis and Clark College. Free and open to the public.
– Powell’s book event with Eddie Huang and his book “Fresh off the Boat,” 7:30pm at Powell’s City of Books on Burnside, free.
– Free film screening of “This is Spinal Tap,” 8:00pm at McMenamins Backstage Bar, 21 and over only.

Thursday, February 7th:
23rd Cascade Festival of African Films runs all month long, with film screenings on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. All films are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-seated basis. Most films will be screening at the PCC Cascade Campus.
– Brown Bag Lunch and Learn “Five New Truths About Job Search,” 12:00pm – 1:00pm at downtown Portland’s Central Library. Free and open to the public.
– First Thursday monthly art gallery event in downtown Portland, Old Town / Chinatown, Northwest and the Pearl. Click here for a printable walking map.
– Film screening of “Smoke Signals,” 7:30pm at the Hollywood Theater as part of the Multnomah County Library’s ‘Everybody Reads‘ program.

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