Week on the Cheap: Monday, June 3rd – Thursday, June 6th

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

– Free library program “Back to the Table – Meal Planning Made Easy,” 7:00pm at the Tigard Public Library.
– Oregon Encyclopedia History Night presents “Portland Xanadu: the Rise and Fall of the Hoyt Hotel,” 7:00pm at McMenamins Mission Theater. Free admission, minors admitted with parent or guardian.
– OMSI Science Pub presents “The Plastic Effect: How Plastic Pollution Is Changing the Ocean Ecosystem,” 7:00pm at McMenamins Bagdad Theater. $5 suggested cover charge, minors admitted with parent or guardian.

Junior Rose Festival Parade, 1:00pm in the Hollywood District at 52nd & Sandy, free!
– Free Body Project Dance Performance, 2:00pm – 2:15pm at downtown Portland’s Director Park.
– Hillsboro’s First Tuesday features the gallery exhibition High Fiber Diet: Elements, 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center in downtown Hillsboro for the opening reception and a house concert by the Intel Singers. Just two blocks away, Sequoia Gallery + Studios will also offer an art reception with food and music, 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
– Free library program “Ask a Landscape Designer,” 6:30pm at Cedar Mill Community Library.
First Tuesday Music Series features an evening of music with guitarist Dan Balmer, 7:00pm at the Lake Oswego Public Library. Free.
– Free library program “One Year, One Can of Garbage: Less is More,” 6:00pm at the Hollywood Library.
– Journalist Jacqui Banaszynski presents “Rock, Paper, Scissors … Stars: The Enduring Triumph of the Human Story,” 7:00pm at the Turnbull Center in downtown Portland. Please RSVP at rsvp-turnbull@jcomm.uoregon.edu.
– Powell’s book event and signing “Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory,” 7:30pm at Powell’s Books on Burnside, free.
Audubon Society First Tuesday Birders’ Night, 7:30pm at the Audubon House, free for the public.

– The Portland Center for the Performing Arts Volunteer Program presents another Noontime Showcase: the Fairwater Brass Quintet, 12:00pm at SW Main Street and Broadway, outside of Antoinette Hatfield Hall in downtown Portland. Free.
Free 30 minute Nia class at downtown Portland’s Director Park, 12:30pm – 1:00pm. If you can’t make it this week, this event repeats every Wednesday through the summer!
– The Portland State University School of Theatre and Film presents “Physical Graffiti,” 7:00pm at Lincoln Studio Theater. Free for the public.
– Free library program “Underground Northwest,” 7:00pm at the Tigard Public Library. Learn about all of the things you can do this summer for free or for cheap in Portland and beyond!
– Submission from Nikki:

Naked Soul is coming to Portland!! San Francisco’s Naked Soul (formerly Alma Desnuda) blends Folk Rock and Americana styles with a signature California Groove. Thumping upright bass and booming percussion delivered by brothers Tony and Joe Glaser, wailing solos by guitarist Robin Applewood, and heart-expanding melodies by Chris Bryden combine to create an energy that audiences find irresistible and soul-enriching.

People of all ages, backgrounds and tastes have shared overwhelming approval for Naked Soul’s high-energy live performances, whether it be an acoustic set in a living room or a concert on the main festival stage. Along with the music, the band’s passion for service and their mission to awaken souls have helped them build a worldwide community of followers (known as “Naked Souldiers”) and led to collaborations with non-profits that support music education in schools.

Join us at the White Eagle Saloon with Rob Johnston / New Solutions on Wednesday, June 5th at 8:30pm for a night of music and fun for only $5!

– Free admission to the Rose Festival CityFair (aka the Fun Center), 3:00pm until close.
Pedalpalooza kicks off three weeks of bicycle-related events and activities with a parade, bicycle show and kick off party. Please see web site for complete details.
– Fit Right’s First Thursdays Urban Adventure Run, 6:00pm beginning at Fit Right. Please register online to avoid the lines 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.
– Mission Cinema Society presents Pride Week with a speaker and movie screening of “Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert,” 7:00pm at McMenamins Mission Theater. $3 admission, minors admitted with parent or guardian.
– The Portland State University School of Theatre and Film presents “Physical Graffiti,” 7:00pm at Lincoln Studio Theater. Free for the public.
– The Portland State University Center for Japanese Studies presents the second annual “Drama! Dance! Drums!” 7:30pm at Lincoln Recital Hall (room 75). Free for the public.

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