75+ Weekend Events in Portland + Free Tickets | May 14-17

Leigh just sent out his weekly email of Portland weekend events. It is reproduced below. You can receive the email as well by writing Leigh at twocliche@gmail.com.

There are many listings so we have put events in red that we think will be good, well attended, or should be interesting.

Reminder: Also, we give out free tickets every Thursday to our Portland Facebook Group including to many of the top music and art venues in Portland. Join it if you like free stuff.

Bookmark that number as we will add deals and specials to it soon.

From Leigh Feldman:
Portland Weekend EventsThings I'm currently jocking…

1) Partnerships… The good people that host the dance party Electric Feel (Saturday night @ the Fez Ballroom) are offering FREE entry to anyone that comes to the door before 11pm and says ‘LifeisaParty.' Townbombing (Friday Night @ Tube) is offering $1 High Life's for anyone that comes and takes their shirt off, err, says ‘LifeisaParty' when ordering their drinks … with their shirt off.

2) This mix by local dj/producer/record collector Rev. Shines. I'll let it speak for itself, but it's definitely a toast to the boogie… http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?nwjmazjz4mi

3) Upcoming events… I'm definitely looking forward to Massive on May 30th, but next weekend is a big one! Flosstradamus, Mos Def, Amanda Blank, Glitch Mob, Urban Golf, more fashion shows, an anime festival and perhaps the craziest one of them all… A Memorial Day Weekend Cruise/Boat Party with the DJ for the Portland Trailblazers! For info on this and how to get tix call 503.839.1738.

Life is a party, everyone is just waiting to be invited.

See you all out and about!, Leigh Feldman

Sunday, May 17

  • Luxury Jones Trunk & Garage Sale @ 8515 N. Willamette Blvd (tons of gems and goodies for sale — vintage items, rare fabric, collectable kicks, speakers, records, fashion items, accessories and more!)
  • 10th Annual UFO Festival @ McMennamins Hotel Oregon (with real live UFO witnesses!)
  • Come Rain Come Shine Dance Competition @ Chelsea Ballroom (tons of prizes for tons of different dance styles … lindy hop, waltz, tango, butterfly, running man, ballroom, swing and cabbage patch … only 5 of those are true)
  • Zompire Film Festival @ Hollywood Theater (zombie movies!)
  • Nurses @ Rontoms (a chance to see one of WWeek's best new bands)
  • Rose City Vaudeville @ IFCC (burlesque style dance performances)
  • From Pipeline: School of Rock: Pixies Night (1st Show) Frank Black & School of Rock @ Berbatis 1pm (doors open at 12:30pm), 2nd show–5pm (doors open at 4:30pm)
  • Sinferno Cabaret @ Dante's (fire dancing, amateur strippers, professional performers)
  • Underskore Orchestra, Krebsic Orchestra, Ensemble Submassa, Znama Belly Dancers @ Fez Ballroom (an amazing line up of music and dance … I highly recommend this!)
  • OMSI Film Festival @ OMSI (it's an omnimax theater but you can still totally make out in the back)
  • Trivia Night @ Ladd's Inn (questions / prizes)
  • Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Animation Festival @ Cinema 21 (tasteless cartoons and uncensored animation)
  • Hillsdale Farmers Market @ Hillsdale's Center (tons of fresh produce! Tons of sweet eats!)
  • Trivia Night @ East Burn (questions / prizes)
  • Portland Saturday Market Opening! @ Waterfront Location (come see the new digs and buy a gyro, elephant ear and organic coffee with vegan soy milk extract sweetener)
  • Sunday Night Hip Hop Showcase w/ Bayliens, DJ Chill, Sleep @ Ash St. Saloon (a ton of local indie hip hop, which usually means some good and some bad)
  • Night Light Lounge 5 Year Anniversary Special @ Night Light (five days of five dollar specials)
  • Getting Busy w/ DJ Nealie Neal @ Moloko Plus (funk and soul gems)
  • Modified Style Fashion Show @ Secret Society Ballroom (over 30 designers making pieces out of discarded fabric … sounds cool)

Also… on Wed the 20th, all you beer drinkers can go to Willamette Week's / Bridgeport Brewery's 2nd Annual Drink Pub Crawl. Food, beer and transportation so you don't even need to attempt to drive. Call 503.445.2764 for more info!

Thursday, May 14

  • Brooklyn Industries Artist Installment Party @ Brooklyn Industries 23rd Store (free booze, tons of schmooze and photo art from a Chi town visitor)
  • Katastrophe, Athens Boy Choir, DJ Automaton @ Dunes (disco, glam, dance)
  • Delicious @ Crown Room (alternative dance party … let loose)
  • PF Flyers Premier Party @ Local 35 (sushi, sake and shoes)
  • Light In the Ropers @ E Room (queer country music)
  • Explode Into Colors @ Holocene (WWeek's Best New Band — well deserved and fun to see!)
  • From Pipeline: Portland Opera: Rigoletto at Keller Auditorium
  • Lady Adie @ w xyz Bar (electro dance vibes)
  • Trivia Night @ Kenton Club (drink specials / questions / prizes)
  • KBOO Benefit Event w/ Cexfux @ Backspace (indie rock dance jam)
  • Flavour w/ a fashion show casting call @ Agency (calling all models)
  • Crazy Legs w/ The Fix @ Someday Lounge (Bboys! Bgirls!)
  • I've Got A Hole In My Soul @ Rotture (a once a month soul and r&b dance party in this truest sense with a special guest this month from NYC… this gets crazy!)
  • Deadline for Ride Ideas for Pedalpalooza @ Shift2bikes (got some fancy ideas? Let them be known o-two-wheeled-ones!)
  • James Pustorino Art Show @ 916 Gallery (art art art)
  • OMSI Film Festival @ OMSI (it's an omnimax theater but you can still totally make out in the back)
  • Freakshow @ Theater Vertigo (a story about people that go to the Dixie Tavern. Just kidding, it's about a traveling carnival … hmm, I think I just came up with an idea for a stage play!)
  • Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Animation Festival @ Cinema 21 (tasteless cartoons and uncensored animation)
  • Trivia Night @ La Merde (drink specials / questions / prizes)
  • Rally to Rally Fundraiser Event @ Lucky Lab (beer and pizza specials, Blazer prizes, spa treatments tons o' things!)
  • Xotica Go-Go w/ Sir Kutz @ Dante's (bass, booty and booty bass)

Friday, May 15

  • Townbombing Miller High Life Party @ Tube (dancing, dancing, dancing and drink specials … definitely a fun time)
  • Collision @ Envy (a new party for the jiggy folk, but this week there is a music video shoot for Illa J the Great… go and become the video star/tip drill you've always wanted to be!)
  • 10th Annual UFO Festival @ McMennamins Hotel Oregon (with real live UFO witnesses!)
  • KPSU Dance Party w/ DJ Automaton @ KPSU Studios (the promo video shows lots of balloons and black lights)
  • Ladies Only Skate Jam @ Sk8 Like A Girl Center (pull a double kick heel flip side ollie gnarly nose grind just with the girls)
  • Hard Times w/ Rude Dudes @ Rotture (dance party with new and old jams)
  • Four Color Zack w/ Rockbox DJ's @ Holocene (this monthly sweaty party brings in a solid dj from SEA)
  • Underskore Orchestra w/ Negra, Adam Hurst and dancers! @ Euphoria Studios (world music and Balkan jams … definitely a fun time!)
  • Zompire Film Festival @ Hollywood Theater (zombie movies!)
  • Come Rain Come Shine Dance Competition @ Chelsea Ballroom (tons of prizes for tons of different dance styles … lindy hop, waltz, tango, butterfly, running man, ballroom, swing and cabbage patch … only 5 of those are true)
  • 29: OCAC Thesis Student Exhibit @ Disjecta (tons of art goodies and student projects)
  • Four the Love Pala 4 Year Anniversary Party @ Pala (house music for house music lovers)
  • Red Hot Chilli Peppers Concert Film @ Clinton St. Theater ("It's almost as good as being there!" — random person that has never been to a concert)
  • Collision @ Envy (a new party and a music video shoot … get there and become the video star you've always wanted to be!)
  • OMSI Film Festival @ OMSI (it's an omnimax theater but you can still totally make out in the back)
  • Panther & White Fang @ The Artistery (electro dance / rock / spastic movements)
  • Freakshow @ Theater Vertigo (a story about people that go to the Dixie Tavern. Just kidding, it's about a traveling carnival … hmm, I think I just came up with an idea for a stage play!)
  • Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Animation Festival @ Cinema 21 (tasteless cartoons and uncensored animation)
  • Saigon, Dyme Def, Cool Nutz, Serge Severe @ Berbati's ("Hey, aren't you that rapper guy that played yourself in that TV show? Word. You should stop acting")
  • Blappin w/ Enzymes, Tyler Tastemaker, Lafa Taylor @ Crown Room (free dance party heavy on the bass)

Saturday, May 16

  • Electric Feel @ Fez Ballroom (FREE before 11pm by saying ‘LifeisaParty' at the door! Woot Woot!)
  • Strut Fashion Show @ Luxe Autohaus (fashion show! PDX is really stepping up with lots of fashion events)
  • Zombie Prom @ Bossanova Ballroom (your chance to go to that event you might have missed junior/senior year of high school … dressed as a zombie)
  • Friendly Fire, Solovox, March 4th Marching Band @ 2410 (a benefit for the Mobile Groove Bomb bus)
  • Lana Guerra @ Working Artists Gallery (puppets, paintings, costumes and prints … super cool art show)
  • Roller Derby @ Oaks Park (watch girls beat up girls while on skates)
  • From Pipeline: Portland Opera: Rigoletto at Keller Auditorium | May 14, 16
  • Sick @ Branx (a truly alternative party … fake blood, costumes, weird shit and lots of black makeup … but all in a good way)
  • Annapurna Dance Show @ Westminster Church (watch this dance group do their thang! Modern and contemporary performances, plus Ms. Nickle Bag's badunkadunk *she asked me to write that*)
  • Come Rain Come Shine Dance Competition @ Chelsea Ballroom (tons of prizes for tons of different dance styles … lindy hop, waltz, tango, butterfly, running man, ballroom, swing and cabbage patch … only 5 of those are true)
  • Luxury Jones Trunk & Garage Sale @ 8515 N. Willamette Blvd (tons of gems and goodies for sale — vintage items, rare fabric, collectable kicks, speakers, records, fashion items, accessories and more!)
  • Tender Loving Empire 2nd Anniversary Showcase @ Backspace (indie rock and indie folk extravaganza)
  • W+K 12 School Graduation Party @ Bside6 (make sure to rsvp, no rsvp no party)
  • After Dark w/ Jason Hodges @ Groove Suite (house and electro)
  • Balkan & Beyond @ It's A Beautiful Pizza (Eastern European Brass jams!)
  • Spoken Word Poets @ Curious Comedy (jazz and jazz poets)
  • 29: OCAC Thesis Student Exhibit @ Disjecta (tons of art goodies and student projects)
  • Zompire Film Festival @ Hollywood Theater (zombie movies!)
  • Skate Like A Girl Skate Clinic @ Skate Like A Girl Center (come learn how to pull a double kick heel flip side ollie gnarly nose grind with just the girls)
  • Breakdown @ A Secret Location (call the hotline number on the ‘Breakdown PDX' site and find out, in the words of Beck, ‘where it's at')
  • OMSI Film Festival @ OMSI (it's an omnimax theater but you can still totally make out in the back)
  • Portland Saturday Market Opening! @ Waterfront Location (come see the new digs and buy a gyro, elephant ear and organic coffee with vegan soy milk extract sweetener)
  • Freakshow @ Theater Vertigo (a story about people that go to the Dixie Tavern. Just kidding, it's about a traveling carnival … hmm, I think I just came up with an idea for a stage play!)
  • Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Animation Festival @ Cinema 21 (tasteless cartoons and uncensored animation)
  • 10th Annual Alberta Art Hop @ Alberta Street (tons of art, performances, food and walking parades)
  • Alan Singley & Pants Machine @ Kelly's Olympian (a whole lot of charm and a whole lot of Burt Bacharach)
  • Twilight Rummage Sale @ Eagles Lodge (tons of vintage goodies and rare finds)
  • White Light Dance Party @ Valentine's (brother-sister dj duo host this disco dance party and it is totes cute)
  • The Cysts 7″ Release Party w/ White Fang @ Sorority House (house party rock show)
  • Freitag Bag Sale @ Lizard Lounge (open bar, dj, giveaways, raffle)

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2 Responses to 75+ Weekend Events in Portland + Free Tickets | May 14-17

  1. Justin Kistner May 15, 2009 at 13:44 #

    Beer and Blog is happening today too ;)

  2. ste. goldie May 16, 2009 at 16:04 #

    my sweetie just called to ask me if I wanted to go out tonight! I love you for making this easy for me to decide! thank you!

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