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DOUBLE YOUR FOOD: Chefstable LLC, a restaurant investment firm with a stake in Ping, Grüner, Whiskey Soda Lounge and Foster Burger, is looking for “Portlanders who are passionate about local food and good service” to participate in a feedback program. They mean it literally: You eat at one of their partner restaurants, fill out an online survey, and send in your receipt; they feed you back a gift card valued at the cost of your meal. Email foodbackpdx.com for details.
I DRINK IT UP! Weirdo pop duo Nurses will team up with Gulls and the Slaves this Thursday to perform a live, original soundtrack to the 1970 Czech vampire flick Valerie and Her Week of Wonders. The film, written and directed by Jaromil Jires, depicts the possibly imagined horrors, including menstruation and Nosferatus, that beset a 13-year-old girl. Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St., 239-7639, holocene.org. 8:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 14. Free, $2 suggested donation. 21+.
OOOOOOMFG: Stumptown Yoga offers a Sunday-evening meditation class, including instruction in “breathing techniques, vipassana, light meditation, visualization techniques and chakra awareness,” on Sunday afternoons. It’s free through the end of January, and will get you out of the house during the NFL playoffs. Stumptown Yoga, 3235 SE 39th Ave., 928-7783, stumptownyoga.com. 1-2 pm Sundays. Free through Jan. 31.
EASY CHOICE: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has discounted handles of Jim Beam Choice (that’s the green one) by $5 to $32.95. That’s about 80 cents per whiskey ginger. Stock up. Find a liquor store near you at oregonliquorsearch.com.
VIVA OPTICAL MEDIA: For those of you who still buy CDs—we at Willamette Week, living as we do on the bleeding edge of hipness, buy only reel-to-reel tapes and wax cylinders—may do so in quantity this month at Music Millennium. The grand old music store is offering 20 percent off thousands of CDs, from Aerosmith to Tom Waits. 3185 E Burnside St., 231-8926, musicmillennium.com. Sale ends Jan. 31.