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Friday, May 23, 2014

What Are You Doing this Weekend?

Posted by Alison Hallett on Fri, May 23, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Alison Hallett: "Going to Action/Adventure Theatre's Inspired By fundraiser, to see writers Chelsea Cain and Alexis Smith, the Builders and the Butchers' Ryan Sollee, actors from Portland Playhouse and Live Wire, and more. I'm going to read Geoff Dyer's Another Great Day at Sea (he's at Powell's Tuesday, June 3) and maybe My Real Children, the newest from Jo Walton and her first since Among Others, one of my favorite books of the last five years. (She's at the Cedar Hills Powell's on Tuesday, June 10). And I'm seeing The Playboy of the Western World at Artists Rep."

Wm.™ Steven Humphrey: Despite my moral qualms about Mutton Bustin', I'm still going to go to the Multnomah County Fair at Oaks Park this weekend, because... alpaca pavilion! And since I'm in such a goddamn patriotic mood, I think I'll also catch the fireworks over CityFair tonight, and Maya Rudolph's Prince cover band (Princess) on Sunday night at Wonder Ballroom? That's nothing but AMAZE-BALLS-RIFIC.

Erik Henriksen: I still haven't seen Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive, which I feel terrible about, so I'll be rectifying that at the Hollywood Theatre at some point. I've also been waiting for No Place to Hide, Glenn Greenwald's book about Edward Snowden's shenanigans, for a while—it's finally out, so I'll be swinging by Powell's on my way home from work to pick that up, and will hopefully manage to put a dent in it over the next few days. At which point I will probably go live in a cave or look into how hard it is to become Amish.

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