Week on the Cheap: Monday, February 11th – Thursday, February 14th

Article of the Week:
What to Expect from Presidents’ Day Sales,” by Louis Ramirez for dealnews.com.

Lake Oswego Reads program runs all month long and this week features a presentation on sustainability, the story of Olympic athlete Lopez Lomong and a film screening “Rwanda – Do Scars Ever Fade?” All events are free and open to the public.
– The Portland Center for the Performing Arts Volunteer Program presents Noontime Showcase: Sally Harmon & Frank Gruner, a piano and bass duo beginning at 12:00pm. Free and open to the public.
– City Club of Portland presents “Dig into Under Wildwood,” 7:00pm at McMenamins Mission Theater. This event is free, but please RSVP by calling (503) 228-7231 x110.

Oregon Zoo Second Tuesday offers $4 admission per person. Ride the bus or MAX and receive an additional $1.50 off with proof of ridership. (Parking is $4 per car.)
– Fat Tuesday / Mardis Gras events — please refer to PDX Pipeline for the low down!
– Free library program “KBOO, the Willamette Bridge and the Psychedelic Supermarket: Portland in the 1960s,” 6:00pm at the Central Library US Bank room.
– Opportunities for Dialogue presentation “Race Talks: Race & The Housing Crisis,” 7:00pm at McMenamins Kennedy School gymnasium. Free admission, minor okay with parent or guardian.

– Panda Express is giving away a single serving size of their new tangy jumbo shrimp, while supplies last. Must print out this coupon or show it on your mobile device to redeem the offer.
Lunar New Year Celebration, 6:00pm – 7:30pm at the Holgate Library, free.
– Free presentation “Controlling Paper Clutter,” 6:45pm – 7:45pm at the Cedar Mill Community Library. Please see web site to RSVP.
Smoke Signals Exhibition opening reception, 6:00pm – 7:30pm at the Multnomah County Central library, free.
– Avengers Assemble Signing with Kelly Sue DeConnick and Pete Woods, 7:00pm – 10:00pm at Things From Another World on NE Broadway. Come meet these amazing creators and enjoy free food and beer (21+ with valid ID).

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. Today’s film times are at 12:00pm, 2:00pm and 7:30pm.
– Happy Valentine’s Day — for ideas on dining, please visit this helpful post from PortlandFoodandDrink.com.

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