What better way to spend a glorious Saturday morning than by skipping in the sunshine with Metro Council President David Bragdon? On Saturday, March 21, Bragdon will lead a 4T (trail, trolley, tram and train) walk, starting from the World Forestry Center. The walk is part of a series organized by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance to raise awareness of public transportation, inspired by Metro’s new book Walk There!: 50 Treks In and Around Portland and Vancouver. Well, Council Crest and the zoo are pretty picturesque, but there are other interesting spots WW would rather visit to get acquainted with our Council prez (and potential mayoral candidate at some point). Here are some of our faves!
GO: 4T Walk with Metro Council President David Bragdon starts at the World Forestry Center, 4033 SW Canyon Road. 10 am-noon Saturday, March 21. Free. For info, to download walks from the book, or to learn where to pick up a free copy of Walk There!, visit oregonmetro.gov
WEDNESDAY MARCH 18
[DANCE] ANOUKVANDIJK DC
Anouk van Dijk’s off-kilter movement touches people. No, really, the dancers are gonna be touching you. Oaks Park Dance Pavilion, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way. 8 pm Wednesday, 7 and 9:30 pm Thursday-Friday. $16-$26. Call 1-800-982-2787 or visit whitebird.org for tickets. See review, page 43.
THURSDAY MARCH 19
[MUSIC] HAUNTED GRAFFITI
Ariel Pink—the crown prince of the home-tape scene—steps off the beach and loses himself in AM radio gold with his new outfit Haunted Graffiti. Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St., 239-7639. 9 pm. $8 advance, $10 day of show. 21+.
FRIDAY MARCH 20
[CLOWNS] CLOWNS WITHOUT BORDERS BENEFIT SHOW
Portland’s own Leapin’ Louie Lichtenstein raises money for a humanitarian comedic relief mission to Haiti. You know those kids need a laugh. Da Vinci Arts Middle School, 2508 NE Everett St., clownswithoutborders.org. 7:30 pm. $5-$25.
[SCREEN] PULP FICTION
Vincent Vega’s back. This screening comes with a best costume prize and, of course, the World Famous Jackrabbit Slims Twist Contest. Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan St., 223-4527. Doors 8:30 pm, twist contest 9:30 pm, film 10 pm. $5. 21+.
SATURDAY MARCH 21
Starting each hour from 7 pm Saturday to 6 pm Sunday, more than 150 of PDX’s finest musicians, from Thomas Lauderdale to Third Angle, will perform 24 free concerts to remind audiences that our tax dollars are still supporting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Wieden Kennedy auditorium, 224 NW 13th Ave. 7 pm Saturday, March 21-7 pm Sunday, March 22. Free. Check out wk.com/radio for participants and times.
SUNDAY MARCH 22
[MUSIC] THE HOMOSEXUALS
The subversive and experimental punk of the Homosexuals was ahead of the curve in the ’70s, and now bandleader Bruno Wizard has assembled a new outfit just in time for everybody to say how great the first incarnation was. East End, 203 SE Grand Ave., 232-0056. 9 pm. Cover. 21+.
TUESDAY MARCH 24
[MUSIC] WHITE MAGIC
This Brooklyn duo (plus a cast of backing musicians) does the psych-folk twist better than just about anyone. Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St., 239-7639. 8:30 pm. $8. 21+.