A Busy Weekend Ahead on Foster Road


It’s all about art in these parts as FAN packs it in again.  Start with coffee and breakfast at Carts on Foster and Pieper Cafe and then it’s a choose your own adventure between the Slingshot Lounge, Salon Mojo, The Crafty Underdog Shop, Torta-landia, Gemini Lounge, and the Foster Road Salon featuring art by Aaron R. Friedman.  While you’re in the heart of Foster, don’t miss the 10th and final grand finale of the Richard Foreman Festival at Performance Works NW.  Dancers, poets, theater and media artists promise to amuse and befuddle you with a marathon of short works created in just 10 days.  Advance purchase tickets are available for two seatings at 7:30 and 9:30 pm.


Another adventure awaits you at Tango Berretin.  Join in the social tango dance known as the Milonga Berretin and lose yourself to rhythmic music by DJ Alex Krebs.  Let Foster road become your vortex and let your imagination transport you to a crowded club in Buenos Aires where this dance form originated. Drop in lesson begin at 8pm, with dancing until 2am. $7 or $10 with lesson, no partner necessary.

End the night at O’Malley’s where $3 gets you 4 bands: Fucking Fucks, Hook Ups, Dinner For Wolves, and Muddy River Nightmare Band with a backdrop of charactertures of famous folks by artist Allison Bruns.


Be on the lookout for the Dill Pickle Club who will be visiting the area on their East Portland Tour, including a stop at the Fubon Mall.  Here’s an excerpt from the tour description:

East Portland may be some distance from downtown policy-makers and business leaders – but from 82nd Avenue on up to “the 100s” a new community has emerged as a home to at least 82 languages, to all five of our major religious traditions, and to all of the unrestrained optimism our city and nation of immigrants has always aspired to.Join us for an afternoon bus tour to meet some of the New American personalities, the immigrant & refugee organizations, businesses, and the high school teachers, that are today making all that optimism, civility, and unabashed ambition, possible.


Come out and have a coffee with Alissa Keny-Guyer, State Rep from House District 46, at Pieper Cafe from 2-3pm.  Ask questions, talk politics, and learn about upcoming legislation.

Don’t forget to visit the Feast for Southeast website for last minute details on the big community Thanksgiving dinner.  Sign up to volunteer and attend the orientation meeting Wednesday Nov. 21st from 7-8pm at Mt. Scott Community Center.

We’d love to hear from you!  Did anyone go see The Coup at the Bob White Theater?  (I’m such a sucker for hand clapping).  And as always, if we missed anything, please add your happenings in the hood to the comments.  Wishing you all a good weekend, head on out!


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