Week on the Cheap: Monday, April 1st – Thursday, April 4th

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

Monday, April 1st:
– OMSI Science Pub presents “Eyes without a Face: A Neurologist’s Experience of Face Blindness,” 7:00pm at McMenamins Bagdad Theater. $5 suggested cover charge, open to the public. Minors okay with parent or guardian.
– Oregon Encyclopedia History Night presents “Thomas Lamb Eliot, Everything But a Fool: Portland’s Most Influential Citizen,” 7:00pm at McMenamins Mission Theater. Free and open to the public; minors okay with parent or guardian.
– “Nomadic Matt” Kepnes is in town to promote his book “How to Travel the World on $50 a Day,” 7:30pm at Powell’s Books on Hawthorne. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 2nd:
– Hillsboro’s First Tuesday features the Hillsboro Youth Art Exhibition, 5:30pm – 8:00pm at the Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center in downtown Hillsboro, free. An opening reception and a house concert by Century High School’s Jazz Program will be held. Just two blocks away, Sequoia Gallery + Studios will also offer an art reception “Hip to Be Square” with food and music, 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
Nerd Night Trivia for adults, 6:30pm at the Garden Home Community Library, free.
First Tuesday Music Series features Eric John Kaiser, 7:00pm at the Lake Oswego Public Library. Free.

Wednesday, April 3rd:
– World Forestry Center’s Wondrous Wednesdays offers admission of just $3 per person to the Discovery Museum, 10:00am – 5:00pm. Metro parking fee of $4.00 per car does apply.
Demolicious Portland, 6:00pm at McMenamins Mission Theater. Come support and vote for the winner as fellow Portlanders take the stage to show their latest projects.
– Author, activist, and cultural historian Rebecca Solnit delivers the 2013 Alfred Edelman Lecture entitled “On Getting Lost and What you Find There: Uses of the Unknown for Artists and Explorers,” 6:30pm at Swigert Commons at Pacific Northwest College of Art. Free and open to the public.
World Travel Workshop, 6:30pm at Portland’s REI, please register online, free.
– Documentary film and discussion for “The Forgotten Eagles,” 6:30pm at the West Slope Community Library. Registration is required. Please call the library at 503-292-6416 to register. Free.
– Author event with Paul Gerald and his book “Peaceful Places Portland: 103 Tranquil Sites in the Rose City and Beyond,” 7:00pm at the Audobon Society’s Heron Hall. Free and open to the public.
– “Then. Now. Here. A slide presentation of Oregon photography,” 8:00pm at the Oregon Historical Society. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 4th:
Fit Right’s First Thursdays Urban Adventure Run, 6:00pm beginning at Fit Right. Please register online and receive three extra raffle tickets; this event is free for all walkers and racers of all abilities.
– First Thursday monthly art gallery event in downtown Portland, Old Town / Chinatown, Northwest and the Pearl.

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