5 Things to DO This W-end
December 21, 2011, 9:50 am
New Year's Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. ~Mark Twain
1. New Year's Eve FAMILY STYLE. Mississippi Pizza
's big to-do for the fam.
- Mr Ben and his band New Year's Eve
- $10 per family, includes champagne for adults and sparkling cider for children.
Mississippi Pizza Pub
3552 N. Mississippi Ave
Portland, Oregon 97227
Tel. (503) 288-3231
Mr. Ben is one of the most popular kids performers in Portland. He was highlighted in an Oregonian article on kids performers a couple months ago. More HERE.
2. Two Beers Viers w/Decemberists
- Laurelthirst Public House 2958 NE Glisan ADVANCED TICKETS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Laura Veirs' fourth annual "Two Beers Veirs" New Year's Celebration at the Laurelthirst Pub is a Portland All-Star musical showcase. Veirs' band includes Nate Query, John Moen, Christ Funk (all Decemberists), Jon Neufeld (Jackstraw) and Annalisa Tornfelt. Also appearing are Willy Vlautin (Richmond Fontaine), Sallie Ford, Ritchie Young (Loch Lomond), Israel Nebeker (Blind Pilot) and Kevin and Anita Robinson (Blue Giant). Black Prairie and Scott McCaughey's Minus 5 will play . More HERE
3. 30th Anniversary Celebration and New Year's Eve too, with Quarterflash at The Aladdin.
Message from Quarterflash:
From Marv and Rindy: Greetings, friends... Just a note to let you know tickets are on sale now for Quarterflash's 30th Anniversary New Years Eve concert at the Aladdin Theatre in Portland. The band recently presented this show in Salem and it was a smash so we decided to take it to the initmate (600seats) Aladdin Theatre for NYE (Dec. 31st - Sat.). The amazing Jon Koonce (from Jonny & The Distractions) will be our special guest with his band, One More Mile, and a complimentary glass of champagne will be given to all.
More details and a fun interview HERE.
4. Undeck the Halls of Boughs and Holly.
And if you're like me, New Year's Day is the perfect time to do just that. And since Portland is the most sustainable city
on the planet, we recycle it, right?
Residents of Portland may take advantage of curbside collection for recycling their Christmas tree. If you currently have curbside yard debris service from your garbage and recycling company, simply place your whole tree at your curb on yard debris pick-up day. Haulers will add a charge of $4 for trees under eight feet and $6 for taller trees to your bill. If you want to put your tree or wreath inside your yard debris roll cart, (since there is no fee for this regular pick-up) make sure the limbs don’t poke above the lip and that the cart weighs less than 100 pounds. For wreaths, remove all wire, wood or metal backings.
More on that HERE.
And here's a cool idea for your lights: The Oregon Zoo is collecting old holiday strings of lights for recycling. Simply drop off your lights at the Zoo Store by Sunday, January 1st and in exchange, you’ll receive a coupon for a free piece of fudge from the Zoo Store.
More ideas on recycling your tree HERE.
5. The Game.
A little something to round out this three day w-end. Oregon Ducks vs the Wisconsin Badgers.. unless you can beam down to Pasadena there are lots of options for being in the action. You could head to your nearest big screen down the street, and you can listen to all the pregame, during and post, courtesy of our sister station The Game
. Great way to welcome in a new year.