Just Your Average Teenage Girl Who Got Shot in the Face For Speaking Up Against the Taliban
Alison Hallett: "Tonight I'm going to a puppet slam at Imago, hosted by Beady Little Eyes and Tears of Joy Theatre; I know how "puppet slam" sounds but these are usually really fun. Tomorrow, new comics show Linework NW followed by Quality of Life at Artists Rep. Also I just started reading Mona Simpson's new novel Casebook, which is great so far, so I will maybe finish that."
Erik Henriksen: "I'm going to go see Under the Skin, because Zac liked it so much (and maybe go see Jodorowsky's Dune again, because I liked it that much), and I'm going to go for a hike somewhere in the Gorge, and I'm not telling you where because the whole point is to get away from you goddamn people."
Wm. Steven Humphrey: "Tonight I'm stuffing my face with ribs from the new Reverend's Barbecue joint in Sellwood (from the Laurelhurst Market gang). Tomorrow I'm thinking about catching comedian Andy Daly at Mississippi Studios BECAUSE HE AM FUNNY AND MAKE ME LAFF. And on Sunday, it's the season premiere of Mad Men—in which I will attempt to despise Don Draper even more than I do now."
Marjorie Skinner: "I'm going to hit a launch party at Wildfang for their latest collection, before retiring home to binge-watch House of Cards. Tomorrow there's a birthday party on a farm in Hillsboro (please let there be goats) and the Portland Sewing Fashion Forward show. On Sunday I'm going to have family brunch with the in-laws at Navarre, maybe get a pedicure at Portland's Hottest Nails, and watch the next episode of Game of Thrones—last week my friend brought her giant (dire)wolf dog to the viewing party, something I hope will be repeated."
Courtney Ferguson: “I’m sportsing this weekend with a triple dose of roller-derby watching. Tonight, it’s the Rose City Rollers home team match-up between the Break Neck Betties vs. Heartless Heathers. Then Saturday it’s the High Rollers vs. Guns N Rollers. Sunday is made of adorable with the first public game by the ankle biters in the Rose Petals—girls between the ages of 7-12. Soooo cute. After that, I’ll probably sit on a deck by NE Alberta and drink white wine and dream of summer.”
Ned Lannamann: "There's a ton of great music tonight, including George Strait playing for the last time in Portland ever ('Amarillo by Morning' is about as good as it gets), hardcore punk supergroup Off!, local motorik practitioners Møtrik playing their record-release show, and the von Trapps with the Oregon Symphony and some other local musicians (here is a video of the von Trapps making schnitzel, which seems relevant). I've opted for Ghost to Falco at Bunk Bar, and then maybe trying to catch the Caleb Klauder Country Band at the Spare Room, which is always one of the best times ever. The rest of the weekend I will be attending, in my home, the first-ever Erik Henriksen Film Festival, in which I'll try to finally watch all the different movies Erik Henriksen has lent me over the past few months (he seems to think I would be really into John Boorman's Excalibur, and he's probably right). Erik Henriksen is not invited."
Denis "C." Theriault: The Portland Flea has been a monthly must-stop down at Union/Pine in Southeast, full of pretty little vintage things to gawk at and poke at—and hopefully not ruin. (I don't know that for a fact, actually. I've never been there.) But this Sunday, and for the next two months after, it's going to be in St. Johns, at a former funeral home now called the Colony. And since I live in St. Johns, my wife has informed me, this month, that I will be going there. I will try not to break anything. I will probably fail.
Dirk VanderHart: "You can mock me for playing disc golf all you like, but it’s been like 8 months since I’ve played a round. This weekend, I will revel in the sport’s idyllic glory—probably at Dabney State Recreation Area, where a guy can drink a beer while he underachieves. It’s supposed to be 70 and cloudless on Sunday, so of course I’m leaning toward putting on thick woolen layers and biking 10 miles."