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South wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Here are the best Things to Do in Portland today. For the guy in front of me at New Seasons Friday evening, I hope you still drank all four gallons of milk. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren both kicked off their presidential campaigns this weekend.
Lego 2 picks up immediately where the first film left off: Lisp-laden challenges are uttered, glitter is thrown, and a battle of clicking plastic ensues until the toy metropolis of Bricksburg resembles a post-apocalyptic landscape.
Jim Parker , a longtime craft beer enthusiast who helped open Oaks Bottom Public House and invented totchos, the now ubiquitous nacho-tot pub fare, has died just a few months after suffering a stroke in November. Finally, Eater reported that a couple of retro video game collectors and enthusiasts are poised to open a retro game bar on NE MLK this year called… Retro Game Bar , complete with very old school consoles, hacked vintage TVs, and a weekend morning cereal bar, which is very, very neat.
After slaying a celebratory performance at Holocene earlier this week, Amenta Abioto has finally released her very first music video for the single "Plant It. Directed by Alberta Poon , the visual is loaded with lots of lush plants, crystals, and even a cute li'l lizard.
Read more about it in this interview Abioto gave the Mercury. As Portland prepares to welcome a week's worth of snow that'll start falling this evening, the warm, sunny, green vibes in "Plant It," should help us visualize what we want to manifest in the not-so-distant future. It's some of the same territory that the Rock messes with on HBO's Ballers , but instead of Ballers ' lightweight tone and NFL pandering, High Flying Bird digs into the people—the agents, players, and owners—at the core of professional basketball.
The results aren't generally flattering, though a smart script by Moonlight 's Tarell Alvin McCraney and Soderbergh's ever-sharp direction and editing keep the movie slickly clicking along, brisk and bold.
It doesn't hurt that the way Soderbergh made High Flying Bird — as with Unsane , he shot the film on an iPhone—gives the whole thing a clear, clean, fly-on-the wall feel that veers around with both camera angles and structure. I know, I know, you've read enough stories about the looming snowstorm headed for Portland to last you the entire snowy weekend. But—before you partake in your annual apocalypse shopping spree at Fred Meyer which I still think is a marketing ploy by the the grocery industry , consider running a couple extra errands to help out Portlanders who don't have a warm home to retreat to this weekend.
You just gotta wait til March. Anyway, yeah, considering what a ridiculous clown show of indignities the last two-plus years have been on the daily, you deserve some respite, right? And respite is plentiful: It's one hell of a busy weekend, and that's only the beginning. Hit the links below and load your plate accordingly. Portland Black Film Festival: Sign O' the Times Purple Rain was one of the five biggest things to happen to pop-culture in the '80s.
This is undeniable fact. None of why it resonates has anything to do with its qualities as narrative fiction. Purple Rain is, of all Prince's stabs at storytelling through cinema, best described as "the least half-assed. Watching him in his prime, devoted fully to his performance, in 35mm on a giant screen? This is as close to resurrection as you're gonna get. Frankenstein's Comic Book Swap With admission only a buck, it's hard to justify not swinging by Frankenstein's Comic Book Swap—which returns this weekend to take over the Eagles Lodge with table after table and crate after crate of classic comics, weird old magazines, battered VHS tapes, dog-eared paperbacks, creepy toys, and all sorts of half-forgotten pop-culture ephemera.
Chances are good you'll find something you had no idea existed, and chances are also good you'll end up taking it home. Join them at this gathering of creatives and community partners, with plenty of fundraising opportunities to directly support their work.
Deathlist, Abronia, John-Paul Harrison Jenny Logan brings her punk and gloomy pop band Deathlist back to the Fixin' To to celebrate the release of A Canyon , the project's third full-length in as many years. King Ghidora, The Critical Shakes, Completely Detached Originally from outer space but now living in McMinnville, King Ghidora are a masked quartet that make real-deal surf-rock that falls in line with that genre's traditions: They call it "sonic surf rock.
Shadowgraphs, Plastic Cactus Portland quartet Shadowgraphs head up the latest installment of Sunday Sessions at Rontoms with their pop-tinged neo-psychedelia. I really hope Louis C. This short-run penultimate season has me dying for the next to start. In a nerve-wracking year, this is my visual Xanax. Everyone is so supportive, so inventive, and so collaborative. And there are snacks involved. I also loved that Mr. I love this show, and all of its beautiful, flawed characters.
Surreal, beautiful, and completely out there. Suite , Portland, OR Subscribe to The Portland Mercury 's newsletter Subscribe. You might also be interested in these:
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New Orleans artist Big Freedia has been credited with the rising popularity of bounce music, and her shows are said to be some of the most. The 4th place Blazers host the 6th place San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night in what should be a good competitive game. Today is the big "Deadline Day" in. There was a lot of good TV this year, and my Top 10 list is based mostly on the criteria of how badly it made me want to tune in to the next.