Pretty much the w-end to take a breath. Next one signals the gateway to glorious summer non-stop madness. Just TRY and hold back. It is GO TIME!
1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JACKPOT! 15 years ago, Issac Slusarenko opened a record store where people could come in, and learn about music. Kind of old-fashioned when it's easy to download, go on line, order off the internet, etc etc. Since the inception of the Hawthorne location, there's now a downtown store and the record label. The jubilee is tonight (5/18) with local bands including Quasi, The Minus 5, The Alialujah Choir, Blue Skies for Black Hearts and Perhapst.
2. JIMMY MAK'S PRESENTS A TRIBUTE TO ETTA JAMES. Tonight (5/18) it's the Portland Soul All-Stars. The vocalists: LaRhonda Steele, Lady Kat, and Lisa Mann, who will also play bass. Filling out the all-star line-up will be “King Louie” Pain, B-3; Peter Dammann, guitar; Renato Caranto, saxophone; and Micah Kassell, drums. Two shows. Act NOW HERE.
3. 12th Annual OHS Pug Crawl. Our own KINK mascot Scoutie (pictured right, with her KINK regalia, and another of our Alpha fam pups, Josie, is with her) will be a judge!!
Join us for Pug Nation. it promises to be the largest gathering of pugs in the world. MacTarnihan's Tap Room hosts the fun Sunday afternoon from 1-4pm. This year's theme is Pug Nation: A Better Pug for a Better America! with presidential elections six months away, we decided it was time for pug lovers to offer a candidate of their own for the White House.
Like any good political event, there will be food, beer, live music, and other refreshments. All well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome -- Pug Nation does not discriminate against breeds (the costume parade, however, is open only to pugs, pug-mixes and their human companions).
4. PCC eCycle DRIVE. Saturday, pack up your old computers and accessories, and the styrofoam they came packed in and head for PCC Sylvania, Parking Lot P10, 9am to 1pm. $5 per car, $10 per pick-up, SUV, or Van (cash only - no large bills, please)
What to Bring: Bring your old computers and accessories, and the styrofoam they came packed in. •Laptops, desktops, monitors •Printers, keyboards, discs, etc. •Block styrofoam •No TVs or packing peanuts, please Our Recycler: Computer equipment will be recycled by Total Reclaim
5. RING OF FIRE. The Moon passes in front of the Sun on Sunday, May 20, bringing an annular eclipse to the border between Oregon and California and a partial eclipse to the rest of the Pacific Northwest.
OMSI and Rose City Astronomers Club will host an eclipse viewing party at the east parking lot of OMSI. The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m., feature live, dramatic interludes by Portland Taiko, a premiere local Japanese drumming ensemble, and end at 7:30 p.m. Filtered solar telescopes and special viewing glasses will be available for safely viewing the Sun.