Weekend on the Cheap: Friday, April 12th – Sunday, April 14th

Friday, April 12th:
– Submission from Annie: “Whole Foods Market will be hosting a one-day halibut sale that I thought would be of interest to your readers. Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified wild halibut steaks will be $12.88/lb. (which is an average savings of 40%) all day across Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. This halibut is fresh, never frozen, and the MSC label means it comes with an internationally recognized environmental standard for certifying sustainable and well-managed wild capture fisheries.”
– Free: “Voices from Laos: Clearing Bombs, Protecting Lives,” is a 9-city, national speakers tour focused on the legacy and future of the unexploded ordinance (UXO) issue in Laos. Presentation begins at 4:00pm at the PSU Urban Studies Building, 2nd Floor Gallery in downtown Portland (506 SW Mill Street). Open to the public.
– Donation ($10 suggested): Voices from Laos: Clearing Bombs, Protecting Lives Community Dinner, 6:00pm – 9:00pm at Mekong Bistro. Tickets available online.

Saturday, April 13th:
– Free: Fred Meyer’s annual Fuchsia Saturday, 7:00am – 4:00pm rain or shine.
– Free: Workshop “Water less, save more and keep your garden green,” 10:00am at the Garden Corner. Advance registration required; call the Garden Corner at 503-885-1934.
– Free: Family Day at the Washington County Museum offers free admission from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Special guest Dave Orleans will share his “Earthsinging” at 11:00am for a musical program.
– Free: Aztec Willies 20th Anniversary party with complimentary food to all patrons from 11:00am – close. (one meal per person). There will also be dance music with DJ Pete from 9:30pm – close.
– Free: 5th Annual Newberg Camellia Festival, 11:00am – 5:00pm at the Chehalem Cultural Center. Features demonstrations, performances, art exhibit, art activities and more.
– Free: Wind Chime Workshop with Chance Corbeil, 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the Tigard Public Library. Registration required, limited to 40 participants.
– Free: Art of the Storytelling Festival with Anne Rutherford & Rick Huddle, 2:00pm at the Beaverton City Library, open for all ages.
– Free: Presentation “Shanghai Tunnels and Salty Dogs: Portland’s Lost Waterfront,” 3:15pm at the Belmont Library. Author and historian Barney Blalock will share the fascinating history of the Portland waterfront, reading from his new book.

Sunday, April 14th:
– Free: Volksport Park and Public Art Walk, 10:00am – 4:00pm at the Portland REI. This walk will start and finish at REI Portland and will have two 5K loops.
– Free: Workshop “Gardens of eatin': edible landscaping,” 1:00pm at the Portland Nursery on 90th and SE Division Street. Advance registration required here.
– Free: Musical performance by pianist Lisa Marsh “Souveniers: American Originals,” 2:00pm at Kairos-Milwaukie United Church of Christ. Donations in support of the artists and program gratefully accepted.
– Free: Classical Indian Dance performance, 3:00pm – 4:00pm at the Tigard Public Library.
– Free: Great Northwest Music Tour featuring Jeff Crosby and the Refugees, 7:00pm at McMenamins Lola’s Room. 21 and over only.
– Free – $$$: Portland Timbers vs San Jose Earthquake, 7:30pm home game at Jeld-Wen Field. If you can’t afford a ticket, then catch the action for free at numerous bars around town with these official pub partners or at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom & Lola’s Room.

Multiple Days:
The Bike Gallery Warehouse Sale, Hollywood location only, running now until Monday, April 15th. Save up to 90% off original retail price.
– Free: The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon presents “Hortlandia 2013,” 10:00am – 3:00pm Saturday and Sunday at the Portland Expo Center. This is the largest specialty plant sale in the northwest, and features over 104 specialty nurseries & garden artists, plus book sales and botanical displays. Parking is $8.
– Free: Northwest Pet & Companion Fair, Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am – 4:30pm at the Portland Expo Center. The show features hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the best pet products and services available, pet adoptions, entertainment, guest speakers, pet fashion show and more.

– For more great ideas on what to do this weekend, please visit Aroundthesunblog and PDXPipeline.

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