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FREE ICE CREAM!: Belly restaurant opens its doors to the neighborhood every Saturday through the end of August to dish out free ice cream. Stick around for happy hour from 5 to 7 pm (all day at the bar) for $2-$6 small plates, including margherita pizza and bacon hush puppies. 3500 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 249-9764, bellyrestaurant.com. Ice cream socials 2-4 pm Saturdays through Aug. 29.
TIME TO GET DRESSED: Portland dressmaker Allison Covington is putting all spring and summer dresses and bags at her boutique, Amai Unmei, on sale this weekend, at up to 40 percent off. 2275 NW Johnson St., 274-0026, amaiunmei.com. 11 am-6 pm Friday-Saturday, noon-5 pm Sunday, Aug. 7-9.
SCRIBBLE SESSION: Ibex Studios hosts a free creative writing workshop on the first Friday of every month. 2021 SE Clinton St., ibexstudios.com. 6-7 pm Friday, Aug. 7. Free.
OUT TO AFRICA: Portland-based shoe company Keen is holding a drawing for a weeklong "volunteer vacation" at TEARS, an animal rescue center in Cape Town, South Africa, where the winner will work with animals and explore the city and its environs. Enter online at keenfootwear.com/southafrica. Entries accepted through Aug. 21.
WINE AND DINE: The "social hour" at Lucy's Table is one of the best fine-dining deals in town. The already cheap bar menu is half-price, running $3-$4 for respectable portions of goat cheese ravioli and pomegranate-glazed baby back ribs, plus wine for $5 per glass, 5-6:30 pm Monday-Friday. 704 NW 21st Ave., 226-6126, lucystable.com.
ROCK US GENTLY: At this year's PDX Pop Now! festival, a few bands secured their reputations as new Portland "it" acts. Inside Voices, with harmonies equally delicate and accurate that ride swampy Southern guitar twang, were one of the very best. Berbati's Pan, 231 SW Ankeny St., 248-4579, berbati.com. 10 pm Wednesday, Aug. 5. Free.