We love the weekend, just saying…

To quote Becca from the movie Bridesmaids, “You are more beautiful than Cinderella! You smell like pine needles, and have a face like sunshine!”. Yep, that pretty much sums up the sentiment for all the awesomeness this weekend is bringing.  Welcome back the sunshine and another busy event calendar!

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Friday

Torta-landia hosts Sidestreet Reny, “blues/hip hop/ragamuffin” and offers up their late night happy hour 9pm-close.  Stop by Space Monkey’s First Friday Art Opening featuring works by Joan Amber McGinnis, 6-9pm.  Cartlandia is your Portlandia hook up, put in an order for your Super Bowl platter while you’re there!

Saturday

 

calendar2Ladies, start your day with rhythm at Women’s Drumming Circle at TaborSpace 9:30-12:30 pm.  The community is invited to the season’s first Leach Botanical Free Garden Tours, 11:00 am-12 pm and the grand opening celebration at The Dougy Center, 2-5pm.  Get crafty at the Holgate Library’s Valentine candle making class or learn how to grow your own wild bird food and register for Gardening for the Birds at Dennis’ 7 Dees.  N.W.I.P.A. with Ft. George Brewery are treating you to yet another beer tasting, keep ‘em coming!

Sunday

calendar1The Super Bowl will be done up right here in the hood!  Coasters is offering up a potluck, deep fried turkey and door prizes.  Torta-landia promises to bring out the big screen and tempt you with finger foods.  Carts on Foster and The Lodge will be showing the game too, as well as many more, so please add away in the comments!  Last, but definitely not least, you can join the The Portland Fighting Fillies, the all women Division 14 champion semiprofessional football team and Comedian Belinda Carroll at Super Bowl 2013: Men in Tights at the Bobwhite Theater!

That’s all folks!  As always, wishing you all a glorious weekend out and about!

Prince, “The Boogie Cat” and no pants

2013 is off to a wonderful start in these here parts. New businesses are opening their doors, trees are being planted, and the Winter market is upon us. As we move into this fine new year, we happily anticipate more weekends like this one:

Kick it off Friday night at Space Monkey Coffee (5511 SE 72nd) for your art fix. The reception starts at 6:00 pm. All are welcome to appreciate the work of Joel Barber and Jonathan Luczycki.

Keep on keepin on with a night in dedication to the one and only, Prince at The New Copper Penny. Apparently there is a band and surely, there will be dancing. (more…)