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From Hollywood Theater:

70’s Sci Fi Double Feature Tribute to Gerry Anderson

Nerd out with the Hollywood Theatre! We’re bringing you two retro features for the price of one! British producer Gerry Anderson, known for his “Supermarionation” puppet work in Thunderbirds, broke into live-action science fiction in the 70’s with UFO. The future is 1980 and SHADO forces (an acronym for Supreme Headquarters Alien Defense Organization) fight to keep human organs away from alien UFOs. SHADO defends earth by space – where female Moonbase personnel wear purple wigs and silver cat suits, by land – their HQ is underneath a film studio, and by sea – with a submarine that launches a helicopter!

UFO’s second season was canceled leading Anderson to create Space: 1999! In which the Moon is shot out of orbit after a uranium explosion (don’t think about it, just go with it). Now, the citizens of Moonbase Alpha are trapped on a planetoid that cannot be steered, stopped or even slowed. They are truly lost in space. We’re playing the most Lovecraftian episode “Dragon’s Domain” (undoubtedly a partial inspiration for the movie “Alien”) where the Alphans discover a graveyard of alien ships floating in the void protected by an interdimensional, tentacle monster that can hypnotize its victims into being devoured by it.

Peppered throughout the show will be our usual array of goofy commercials from the 70s, many of them, sci fi themed & we’re gonna give away a couple prizes for folks who can answer trivia without using their phones.

WHAT: 70’s TV Sci Fi Double Feature
WHEN: Thursday, August 23rd 2012 @ 9:30 pm
WHERE: The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd

From Chelsey:

WHAT: Free concert at Whole Foods Market. The The Jackalope Saints, a band from Portland, is one of the ten finalists in the first-ever Raw and Unprocessedâ„¢ Team Member Music Project. The band was selected from more than 700 song entries across all Whole Foods Market stores.

WHERE: Whole Foods Market Bridgeport location (7380 SW Bridgeport Rd. in Tigard)

WHEN: Sunday, August 26, from 11-2pm.

WHY: The winning band or musician will be the opening act for a VH1 You Oughta Know concert in Napa, CA, in November as part of the Live in the Vineyard series, exclusive to top-notch members of the music industry. On Sunday, the store will have voting stations set up so customers can help send the band (and themselves) to Napa.

From Jen:

Put a big star on your calendar for August 26th and don’t miss Bargain Hunting PDX!
Bargain Hunting is a bi-annual super-colossal, collaborative clearance sale with over 50 incredible local vendors including boutiques, artists, & designers. All in one place for one day only!
When: Sunday August 26, 2012, Noon-5pm
Where: CASTAWAY 1900 NW 18th ave
Free & open to the public.
It’s THE place for bargains on unique, local products like clothing, jewelry, scarves, handbags, computer bags, accessories, homewares, kid’s items, cards, and much more.
The best prices of the season are at Bargain Hunting. Come early for best selection, come late for best bargains. Many vendors offer additional special, rock-bottom prices on already deeply discounted merchandise during the final hour.
Bargain Hunting is the perfect place to be budget savvy during these crazy economic times.

From Rebecca:

Concordia University events

The Shakespeare Authorship Summer Studies Seminar – Aug. 22-26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
The annual Shakespeare Authorship Summer Studies Seminar meets for the tenth year. Held in George R. White Library & Learning Center, this year’s topic is “The Motive for Shakespeare.” Registration is $995. For more information contact Daniel Wright or James Gaynor at 503-496-6223.

MAT and M.Ed. Information Sessions – Thurs. Aug. 23, 6 p.m.
Students interested in Concordia University’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program or the Master of Education (M.Ed.) program are invited to attend information sessions on Concordia’s campus in Luther Hall. Come and meet with admission counselors, receive an information packet, ask your questions, and take your first step toward furthering your education! RSVP at or call 503-280-8501.

Berta and Elmer Hader Art Exhibition – Aug.-Sept.
During the months of August and September, the Concordia George R. White Library & Learning Center invites you to attend the Berta and Elmer Hader traveling exhibit. Berta and Elmer Hader’s prolific art careers spanned four decades and produced captivating art in a wide variety of styles and subject matter, ranging from Elmer’s award-winning impressionist landscape in oil, to illustrations of book and magazine stories. For more information, please visit


Authors in Pubs
Local Writers Reading Original Works

Authors in Pubs is a ‘First Monday’ event that brings local writers into a bar, restaurant, or wherever and allows them to share their work with the patrons. This helps boost the confidence of the writer by getting first hand feedback on his/her work. We started in September, 2011 and the crowd has steadily grown so that we recently moved to a larger venue. The show runs about two hours and we invite you to show up early and stay after to talk with the writers or possibly buy their book. If you would like to contribute at a future event, please contact me in advance about being added to our current stable of writers. thanks, Don

Current Venue
The Jack London Bar : 21 , Full Bar, Full Menu
529 SW 4th Ave. ( beneath the Rialto Pool Room ) @ SW 4th & Alder
Portland, Oregon. 97204
Event is Free – One block to transit mall, Street Parking, Smart Park lot diagonally across the street
Sept 3rd, 2012. Show @ 7:30pm (band @ 7:00pm)
Hear Authors:

Don Van Kirk – writer, ex-bartender, MC
Shawna Reppert – Published author, Writer of the Future award winner
Danielle D M Gembala – archaeologist, mother
Jonathan Ems – author, actor, dad
Taylor Adell Patterson – sailor, poet, writer
Cody Newton – writer, journalist intern, Lego collector
Jennifer Willis – published writer, journalist
“Special Tribute” as read by Cowboy Don

intermission – jewelry artist – Eden Scheans w/yarn spinning demonstration

Melina Holl – writer, mother, drama queen
Adam Daugherty – intoxicated, alone, because of that
Grant Keltner – author, artist, photographer
Elisabeth Flaum – raconteur, poet, geek
Sean Walter – friend of a friend
‘Featured Author’, Bob Ferguson “Some Days Chicken, Some Days Feathers”

*PLUS* Hear our three piece band, ‘the Consort Symbiotic’, play before and during the show

From Joe:

Panel Discussion with Tom Hallman, senior writer at the Oregonian and Pulitzer Prize recipient, set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 6

Tom Hallman, senior writer at the Oregonian and Pulitzer Prize recipient, will join in a panel discussion at the University of Portland exploring the question of how popular understandings of faith are useful as a resource for Theology in an academic setting. As part of the University’s Theology Thursday lecture series, the discussion will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 6 in Room 163 of Buckley Center on campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. It is free and open to the public.

Hallman has recently published the book A Stranger’s Gift: True Stories of Faith in Unexpected Places. He will be joined in the discussion by Russ Butkus, University of Portland; Kathleen McManus, OP, University of Portland; Chuck Conniry, George Fox Evangelical Seminary; and Rev. Phillip Brant, Concordia University.

From Joe:

The New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent Mark Leibovich to speak at University of Portland on September 11, kick-off innovative “Vote UP” program
Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, will speak at University of Portland on Tuesday, September 11, at 7 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public and will be held in Buckley Center Auditorium on campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd.

Leibovich’s presentation, titled ‘The Role of the Media in Today’s Democracy,’ will involve “a discussion of how – in this scripted and overly produced political age – journalists can still uncover fresh and revealing details about our leaders.”

Prior to Leibovich’s time at The New York Times Magazine, he was a Washington, D.C.-based national political reporter for The New York Times and specialized in political profiles, features and essays. He has profiled many notable political figures, such as Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, John McCain, Dick Cheney and many others.

Leibovich’s presentation also marks the official launch of the innovative “Vote UP” program, which is a collaboration between University of Portland faculty, staff, and students to increase on-campus voter turnout, engagement, and dialogue in the weeks leading up to the 2012 Presidential election. The program will include voter registration drives, weekly panel discussions about key issues, debate and election watch parties, and a post-election wrap-up. Each panel will be followed by discussions facilitated by TOLCS (Teaching Our Leaders Civil Discourse and Service), students trained by the Communication Studies department in civic discourse and public dialogue.

All events are free and open to the public, and will be held at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Locations are subject to change – please check the official Vote UP website at for the most up-to-date information.

From Rebecca:

Below is information on an upcoming event at Concordia University. Attached is a picture to accompany this post. Feel free to email me if you have any questions or would like more information.

Concordia University sponsors a discussion with world-renowned alternative reality game designer, Dr. Jane McGonigal on the power of gaming and education.

WHAT: An Evening with Dr. Jane McGonigal
WHEN: Thurs., Sept. 20, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Concordia University Gymnasium, 6430 NE 27th Ave, Portland, OR 97211
COST: $15 General Admittance / Free to Students and Education Alumni
RSVP: Register online at or call 503-280-8505

From David:
The Working Waterfront Coalition invites you to a dynamic juried art exhibition and sale at the Swan Island Shipyard. Industry&Art: Celebrating the Worker is a uniquely beautiful glimpse into the people and industries of our working waterfront. Harbor industries contribute 40,000 jobs and over a billion dollars to our local economy. Industry&Art explores this dynamic, seldom-seen world through the work of 33 exceptional Northwest artists with special presentations by guest artist Paton Miller and last year’s winning artists Seth Tane and Christopher Rauschenberg.

Saturday and Sunday are family friendly days with fun, extra attractions like great music, shipyard tours, a chance to board the fully restored steamer Portland, the last steam-powered, sternwheel tugboat to be built in the United States. A World War II PT boat will also be on display.

2nd Annual Industry&Art: CELEBRATING THE WORKER
A Dynamic Art Exhibit & Sale at the Shipyard on Swan Island
Industry & Art

Thursday Sept. 20 – Sunday, Sept. 23
12pm – 6pm Thursday & Friday
11am – 6pm Saturday & Sunday (family friendly)

FREE with a suggested donation of $5
Proceeds benefit industrial job training.

Vigor Industrial Shipyard on Swan Island
5555 N. Channel Avenue
Portland, OR 97217

From Donnie:


My name is Donnie Yance (bass player) and my band is called Infusion. We are based in Ashland, OR, and just released a CD of our music which is really great and loved by age groups. Our web site is Please check us out and listen to samples of our
music on Itunes.

Infusion ‘Under the Sun’ The Music and The Musicians

Under the Sun, is the collaboration of five dynamic individuals infused by the world of rhythm and sound, establishing a unique interplay as expressed through the music of INFUSION. Most of the album was recorded live, capturing the true essence of the groups energy, creativity, dynamic, and sound.

This music is new, and fresh, yet as some ‘old-school’ aspects
about it. It is funky, melodic, rhythmic, being very danceable, takes
through a journey from middle eastern sounds, to jazz, funk, rock and
hip-op, overlapping within the song, like colors of a painting. It
groves throughout, and even swings in a the ¾ epic title track song
(‘Under the Sun’). Although easy of the ear, it is musically
advanced at times (‘No Rest’), although fun and light (‘I Like
it’), as well as romantic (The One’), It is serious, ever so
passionate, very personal (What it Feels Like), and pushes to even
being spiritual (The Bucket), both musically and lyrically.

Each song reflects a very personal, passionate, and soulful union. We hope that through our music you find the utmost enjoyment, are deeply moved, and gain inspiration from it.

From Manuela:

Hi there,
I am writing to you because I thought you and your readers would be interested in this story.
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This is how LocalBonus works. You create an account on LocalBonus’ website. You can even login through Facebook. Then you add as many credit or debit cards to your account and start shopping at LocalBonus merchants. When you shop at a LocalBonus merchant, you gain points automatically. The average point value is 10 points per $1 you spend. However, the longer you save, the higher the value of your return.

Our site will let you search for LocalBonus merchants by category and location, and will give you the value point system of each merchant. We will also have a mobile app launching soon which will allow you to search for merchants and see your LocalBonus account on your smartphone.

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