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!
Anouk van Dijk's off-kilter movement touches people. No, really, the dancers are gonna be touching you.
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.
Portland's own Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein raises money for a humanitarian comedic relief mission to Haiti. You know those kids need a laugh.
[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+.
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.
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.
This Brooklyn duo (plus a cast of backing musicians) does the psych-folk twist better than just about anyone.