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August 26th, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE | Cheapskate
 

The Best Cheap And Free Deals In Town

     
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FREE BOOZE, HATS: San Francisco-based hipster hatters and bagmakers Goorin Brothers are opening a Portland store this Friday, Aug. 28, and are throwing a party to celebrate. Among the offerings: a “neighborhood barbecue,” cocktails and DJs, followed by an afterparty at Davis Street Tavern (500 NW Davis St.) with more cocktails and DJs. Hats will be given away at both events. Goorin Brothers Hats, 808 NW 23rd Ave., 227-5300. 4-9 pm Friday, Aug. 28. Afterparty 9:30-10:30 pm. RSVP to rsvp@gooring.com.

MY, MY, HOW CAN I RESIST YOU? Portland Parks and Recreation hosts a singalong screening of Mamma Mia! in the Washington Park amphitheater Friday, Aug. 28. Not a dancing queen? PPR has you covered—with ants! Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull screens Saturday, Aug. 29, at Laurelhurst Park. Washington Park, head of Southwest Park Place. Laurelhurst Park, Southeast 39th Avenue and Oak Street. Both movies begin at sundown.

PEDALER’S PAYOFF: Ride your bike to Afrique Bistro, the new pan-African restaurant from Queen of Sheba owner Alem Gebrehiwot, and get your first drink for half-price. 102 NE Russell St., 943-6616. 5-10 pm Thursday-Monday.

SWAY GENTLY IN THE STREET: Portland Center for the Performing Arts’ “Music on Main Street” series continues with perennial Portland favorites the Minus 5. The Baseball Project and Steve Wynn open. Southwest Broadway and Main Street, pcpa.com. 5 pm Wednesday, Aug. 26. Free.

ABBONDANZA! Festa Italiana brings puppets, opera, folk dancing, a Sinatra impersonator and lots of Italian food and wine to Pioneer Courthouse Square for three days. Pioneer Courthouse Square, Southwest Morrison Street and Broadway, festa-italiana.org. 4-11 pm Thursday, noon-11 pm Friday, 11 am-11 pm Saturday, Aug. 27-29. Free.

 
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