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Downtown Portland Earth Day Festival 2015 | Free Food, Live Music, a Craft Market & Clothing Swap

April 22 @ PSU Park Blocks – Join PSU’s Environmental Club to celebrate Earth Day 2015 at a community festival featuring student groups, crafters, musicians, artists, activists, educators, community-builders, and changemakers of all kinds.

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Win Tickets ($70): Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine @ Crystal Ballroom | Swingin’ Vegas Versions of Rock, Rap & top 40 Hits

May 1 @ Crystal Ballroom – America’s loudest lounge singer Richard Cheese performs swingin’ Vegas versions of rock, rap, and Top40 hits, “swankifying” contemporary songs into traditional pop vocal standards. With his Lounge Against The Machine swing band, Cheese has sold more than 200,000 CDs, and played hundreds of sellout concerts around the world.

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Rose City Round Kick Off Show @ Kelly’s Olympian | FREE, Extended Happy Hour, Songwriter Residency

April 22 @ Kelly’s Olympian – Rose City Round is a revolving songwriter residency held at Kelly’s Olympian. Every Wednesday from 6-8pm, starting in May, two guests will join host Chris Walberg (Dead Teeth) taking turns performing and discussing their original compositions. This unique glimpse into the songwriting process will not only entertain but inspire.

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Portland 420 Events, Parties, Festivals, Film, Scavenger Hunt, Dispensaries, Comedy, Trivia & More!

Happy 420 Portland! There are many ways to celebrate this holiday around the city, and we have several suggestions below.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($800+): Sci-Fi Film Fest, Escape Rooms, Tommy Davidson & More! | April 16-19, 2015

Hello Portland! The sun is shining! There’s tons of new things to try this week, like Portland Escape Rooms or Havana Nights Salsa Dance! The OMSI Sci-Fi Film Festival continues through the weekend and 80s Video Dance Attack celebrates 10 Years! Check out Tommy Davidson at Helium. There’s multiple chances to try some good brews […]

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Win Portland Tickets ($800+): KPSU Kruise, Modern Home Tour, 80s Video Dance Attack & More!

Pipeline is once again giving away many Portland event tickets this weekend including Rob Bell & Pete Holmes, Reimagining the Dream, 80s Video Dance Attack Anniversary & more.

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Win Tickets ($40): Polaris @ Aladdin Theater | Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Jangle Pop

April 23 @ Aladdin Theater – Polaris is the house band for The Adventures of Pete & Pete. Muggy, Jersey, and Harris Polaris. They open every show and perform much of the music heard in each episode. They made a record, made t shirts, appeared on a cereal box, but they never played a show. Never. That all changed last year in Hollywood. Polaris headlined the Pete and Pete reunion show at the majestic Orpheum Theater and sold it out. The people had waited long enough. They waited for October and now it’s here. The Polaris lads are about to do their first ever tour!

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Chanticleer’s “The Gypsy in My Soul” @ Kaul Auditorium | 12 Man Choir, Renaissance, Jazz, Gospel, New Music

April 24 @ Kaul Auditorium – Chanticleer is known for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music.

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Win Tickets ($20): Havana Nights Salsa Dance with Cuban Orchestra Melao de Cuba @ Mississippi Pizza Club | Dance Lesson, AfroCuban Salsa Latin Jazz

April 17 @ Mississippi Pizza Pub – Melao de Cuba 100% Salsa Orchestra is a salsa band with a fierce horn section!!

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Win Tickets ($80): CthulhuCon PDX 2015 @ Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown | Gaming, Panels, Author Readings, Art, Vendors & More!

April 25-26 @ Crown Plaza – Celebrate Lovecraft’s 125th Birthday year with two days of Lovecraftian gaming, panel discussions, author readings, art show, artist events, vendors, movies, live performances, and other hijinks that humans were not meant to enjoy. CthulhuCon PDX is a convention-style event, held April 25-26, 2015 at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown (near the Convention Center).

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KPSU’s 30 Shows in 30 Days – FREE All Ages Dance Party @ Smith Memorial Student Union | Featuring The Flavr Blue, Acoustic Minds & Ancient Heat

April 25 @ Smith Memorial Union – We hope you’re ready to dance, because things are ’bout to get funky at Portland’s nicest all ages venue. Three diverse dance-oriented acts are about to get Parkway North movin’ in late April.

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2015 Portland Cinco de Mayo 10K & 5K Run | w/ Terrapin Events, Food, Beer, Mariachi Music & More!

May 3 @ Pioneer Courthouse Square – The Cinco de Mayo race, now in its 12th year, has become a must-do, super fun spring tradition. This urban 5k and 10k race with flat and fast courses, starts and finishes at Pioneer Square and runs on the streets of downtown Portland.

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SCRUMptious @ Union/Pine | Chef Competition With Craft Beer & Live Music

April 30 @ Union / Pine – SCRUMptious is an annual chef competition fundraiser benefiting Portland Pigs Rugby Club and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area and sponsored by Widmer Brothers Brewing.

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Portland Chamber Orchestra Presents “Spring Swing” @ Agnes Flanagan Chapel, Lewis & Clark College | Aaron Meyer, Samuel Barber, Cappella Nova Choir & More!

April 25-26 @ Lewis & Clark College – Maestro Yaacov Bergman leads “the intimate symphony with infinite imagination” on their innovative presentation of All American music at Lewis & Clark College. The concerts will feature rock violinist and composer, Aaron Meyer and jazz guitarist, Tim Ellis. Soprano Nicole Greenidge Joseph sings Samuel Barber’s Magical Song Cycle, “Knoxville, Summer of 1915” and selections from Bernstein’s West Side Story. She is joined by Portland Tenor, Brian Tierney and the Lewis & Clark College Cappella Nova Choir, directed by Katherine Fitzgibbon.

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Win Tickets: Yamn w/Yak Attack @ The Goodfoot | Livetronica, Power Rock, House, Breakbeat, Jazz & Funk

April 18 @ The Goodfoot – More than 100,000 road miles after the original members met in cold and snowy Breckenridge, Colo., trance-fusion-dance band Yamn continues hurtling toward their evolving vision. As their dedication, virtuosity and pure enjoyment propels them through music scenes across the United States, Yamn’s focus remains on the here and now of the live performance. Progressive livetronica and free-flowing power rock await you!

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Juno What?! w/ DJ Weather @ The Goodfoot | Dance, Funk & Pop

April 16 @ The Goodfoot – Juno What?! is a shameless dance party based in the music mecca of Denver, CO. This powerhouse delivers a deeply satisfying mix of live electro-funk and high-energy disco booty jams. The band formed in 2008 as an outlet for Joey Porter’s organic-meets-electronic dance compositions and since then has released three independent albums (Late Night, Shameless, and Late Night Live). Touring regularly since 2009, JW?! has shared the stage with funk luminaries The Ohio Players, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Pimps of Joytime, Lettuce, and Bernie Worrell. Juno What?! audiences are treated to a band that appreciates both the classic pedigree of vintage vinyl dance cuts as well as futuristic sternum-bumping anthems.

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Win Tickets ($100): 10th Anniversary Party! 80s Video Dance Attack @ Crystal Ballroom | MTV Hits, Video Projections, Dancing

April 17 @ Crystal Ballroom – Come celebrate 10 years of 80s Video Dance Attack with us on Friday, April 17th in the Crystal Ballroom! Lots of surprises in store for this super-sized celebration!!

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Go Back in Time w/ Radical 80s Dance Cruise Every Saturday on Portland Spirit | Costumes, DJ MC, Group Discount

April 18 @ Portland Spirit – Break out the hammer pants and leg warmers, time warp to the most radical decade and dance to the best of the 80’s with DJ MC.

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Win Tickets ($44): Soul’d Out Music Festival Presents Allen Stone w/ Lilla & Just People @ Roseland Theater | American Soul, Rock

April 19 @ Roseland Theater – In the past two years, Allen Stone has gone from being a soul singer from Chewelah, WA to selling out venues where the audience is bigger than his hometown’s entire population – and it blows his mind. “Basically my job is to throw a party for people every night when we’re on tour,” he says with a sense of wonder.

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Win Tickets ($30): Two Gallants @ Aladdin Theater | Rock & Roll, w/ Will Sprott

April 16 @ Aladdin Theater – On February 3rd, the San Francisco based guitar-drum duo Two Gallants released their 5th studio album, We Are Undone, on ATO Records. While singer and guitarist Adam Stephens and drummer Tyson Vogel have stayed true to the two-person format since their acclaimed 2004 debut, The Throes, their sound has evolved considerably over the intervening years.

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Win Tickets ($40): Soul’d Out Music Festival Presents Goapele @ Star Theater | w/ Coco Columbia

April 15 @ Star Theater – Seamlessly blending genres while refusing to be limited by the “neo-soul” tag, the eloquent singer/songwriter completed her first release Closer in 2001 and never looked back. Embraced from the beginning by critics and fans alike, Goapele craved the perfect niche for herself as she created music that fused jazz, soul and hip-hop with her own beautiful poetry.

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Win Tickets ($70): Wishbone Ash @ Aladdin Theater | Rock

April 11 @ Aladdin Theater – Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, returns to these shores in April 2015 for the first leg of their Pilgrimage North America Tour.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($700+): Gorge Artists Studio Tour, Wine & Cheese Tasting, Oregon Ghost Conference, Auto Swap Meet & More! | April 9-12, 2015

The weekend is back and the skies are clearing up! It’s another lovely weekend to head to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival. Push yourself to your limit w/ Escapism! Stop by A-WOL Dance Collective’s new space for Closed Doors. Tonight, Bridge & Burn is hosting a FREE launch party. Oregon Ghost Conference opens tomorrow and the Auto Swap Meet Opens today.

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Cancelled: Red Star Tavern’s Noble Experiment: Death & Taxes | Celebrate the End of Tax Season w/ Craft Cocktails, Beer, Snacks & Music by Amorous

April 17 @ Red Star Tavern – Join Red Star Tavern and The Noble Experiment to celebrate the end of tax season. New-found funds? Awesome, let’s celebrate! Had to pay this year? Let us help you drown your sorrows.

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Win Portland Tickets ($700+): Wine & Cheese Pairing, BEER MACHINES, Death on the Downbeat & More!

Pipeline is once again giving away many Portland event tickets this weekend including America’s Got Downton, Reimagining the Dream, Wine & Cheese Pairing & more.

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FREE Fridays at Portland’s Barrel Room! Dueling Piano Show Bar & Dinner Show | Ron And Rome Show, Dueling Hobbits, Sarah Hester Ross

Fridays in April – Dueling pianos is a great group party concept if (and only if) you get the right players in the correct venue. Mission Accomplished. Since 2010, The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours, We boast a Vegas style, Request Driven, Audience Interactive Show complete with Bits, Games, Sing-A-Longs, Comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

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Win Tickets ($36): KPSU Kruise w/ Wild Ones, Purse Candy & Break Mode on Portland Spirit | Pop, Disco, R&B, Techno & More!

April 17 @ Portland Spirit – Its the 2015 version of the KPSU Kruise featuring an eclectic lineup of Wild Ones, Purse Candy, and our own house DJ Break Mode.

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The Congress @ The Goodfoot Pub & Lounge | American Rock & Roll

April 8 @ The Goodfoot – Evoking emotions that you thought had long passed – the feeling of your first cigarette, or the way you feel listening to a worn vinyl as it warmly crackles against the sound of a summer night – The Congress is naturally compared to many names and styles of years gone by.

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Win Tickets ($36): Portland Story Theater: Urban Tellers presents A Shift in Perspective @ Alberta Abbey | A Perfect Diet of Martinis and Cheesecake, Growing up in Roswell & More!

April 11 @ Alberta Abbey – What if you are 54 years old and you’ve never even been to Mile Zero? Why is a regimen of martinis and cheesecake the perfect diet? What does it mean to “live up to the light?” And what good could possibly come out of growing up in Roswell, New Mexico?

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Win Tickets ($50): BEER MACHINES: A Steampunk Ode to the Craft Beer Revolution @ Pure Space | Beer Dispensing Art Competition, Circus Theater, Amazing Beers & More!

April 16 @ Pure Space – Join Deschutes Brewery and Columbia Distributing for a memorable evening with a Beer-Dispensing Art Competition, Immersive Circus Theater and an array of Live Music! This year’s Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) is in our backyard so we’re throwing a huge warehouse party full of surprises!

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Win Tickets ($22): All Fines Forgiven @ Alberta Rose Theatre | A Book-Themed Variety Show, Chelsea Cain, Ayron Jones & The Way & More!

April 22 @ Alberta Rose Theatre – Local and national musical and literary talent includes Ayron Jones and the Way, Chelsea Cain, Benjamin Percy, Rasheed Jamaal, Arisa White and Cindy William Gutierrez. Portland author and filmmaker Arthur Bradford will host the evening’s events and read from his new book Turtleface and Beyond.

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Win Tickets ($34): Wine and Cheese Pairing @ Hip Chicks Do Wine | Featuring Small Artisan Creameries From Pacific Northwest

April 11-12 @ Hip Chicks Do Wine – Join our winemaker Laurie Lewis for our 5th Annual Wine and Cheese Pairing event. She will guide you through a delectable pairing of some of her favorite local cheeses paired with Hip Chicks wines.

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Win Tickets ($46): Miz Kitty’s Parlour The Rites of Spring @ Alberta Rose Theatre | Music, Comedy, Song, Dance & More!

April 11 @ Alberta Rose Theatre – Miz Kitty and Friends have been putting the Devil back into Vaudeville since 2002. Join us as we Sail into Spring with Music, Comedy, Song, Dance & Fun!

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