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May 13th, 2009 KELLY CLARKE | Cheapskate
 

The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town

     
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TURNING JAPANESE: Tanuki improves your Wednesday night with sticky, spicy pork ribs for a buck each. Plus, every Saturday the Japanese pub serves sake cocktails—full pint glasses of sake sangria or kimchi Bloody Mary—for just $4 all night. 413 NW 21st Ave., 241-7667. 4-9:30 pm or later every Wednesday and Saturday.

AMEN, AU REVOIR: Sonically dense, psychedelia-infused Portland bands Church and WW Best New Band poll runner-up Nurses join forces to see the Ocean Floor off on tour. The perfect thing to trip you back into the work week! PHOTO: Nilina Mason-Campbell Rontoms, 600 E Burnside St., 236-4536. 9 pm Sunday, May 17. Free.

BODY ROCK: Sharp-edged choreographer Mary Oslund unleashes a free show called Anatomica. Performed in the round (well, rectangle, really), the work builds on sounds from Australian choreographer Darrin Verhagen and thoughts about science, animation and pop culture. The show takes place in the PCC-Sylvania gym, at the west end of the Health Technology building. Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus, 12000 SW 49th Ave., 1 pm Thursday, May 14. Free.

ALBERTA, HO! The 10th annual Alberta Art Hop cordons off Northeast Portland’s funky art thoroughfare for a 17-block-long party clogged with food, art and general weirdness, plus three stages packed with performances by everybody from Autopilot Is for Lovers and Y La Bamba to Flash Choir and Urban Art Dance. Northeast Alberta Street from 12th to 30th avenues. 11 am-6 pm Saturday, May 16. Free. Info at artonalberta.org.

WHERE’D THAT RABBIT COME FROM? It’s high time somebody made something disappear at local bars besides all our money. Enter Reed McClintock. The heavily tattooed local magician and “urban mage” holds down a weekly gig at Voleur that’s likely to contain whatever mysteries he’s currently perfecting for his next stage show, from hypnosis and sleight of hand to tricks involving blow torches, razor blades and disappearing skin art. 111 SW Ash St., 227-3764. 8-9:30 pm Fridays. Free. 21+.

 
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