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Thursday, August 16, 2012

It's Happening Tonight!

Posted by Alison Hallett on Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 2:29 PM


TERRIBLE TEDS—The best Portland writers/fake experts in the areas of "humor, science, history, child slavery, personal empowerment, and death" are coming together to present pugnacious PowerPoints that spoof TED Talks (long overdue). Among others, this installment of CHAD Chats features cartoonist Mark Russell answering the age-old question "What Is the Bible?" and author Mykle Hansen on "Death: Is It for You?" SM
Jack London Bar at the Rialto, 529 SW 4th, 8:30 pm, $7-10

SUMATRAN RAT-MONKEY—The Northwest Film Center's Top Down: Rooftop Cinema series continues on the roof of the Hotel deLuxe—this week with one of the goriest, funniest movies ever, Peter Jackson's 1992 horror classic Dead Alive! EH
w/Beyond Veronica; Hotel deLuxe, SW 15th & Yamhill, 8 pm, $9

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