coming from Forest Grove, so the further out this direction, the better.
i'm googling and coming up with nothing useful.
Well my goal tonight was to work out hardcore at the gym...but then I got this awesome email at work about free tickets to this new play at Portland Center Stage in the Gerding Theater at the Armory. It's called "The Pillowman." Kinda weird name but the synopsis is fantastic! Here is the description I recieved:
About the Play
Winner of Britain’s prestigious Olivier Award for Best Play in 2004, The Pillowman generated enormous attention— some of it controversial — when it opened on Broadway in April of 2005, for its startling juxtaposition of the macabre and the hilarious. Set in an unnamed totalitarian state, the play opens with a writer named Katurian sitting blindfolded in a huge, gray interrogation room. He is accused of a "crime" which may stem from the politically unpopular themes in his short stories. Two children have recently been found murdered in a manner horrifically similar to what was depicted in Katurian’s own tales, some of which have never been published.
The Pillowman is one of the most celebrated and controversial works an English-speaking author has produced in the past few years. While Martin McDonagh’s dazzling mystery, with its dizzying mixture of comedy and suspense, has held audiences rapt and won awards in London and New York, the play has also challenged the comfort levels of many viewers
THE PLAY CONTAINS SCENES OF A VIOLENT AND DISTURBING NATURE.
Portland Center Stage is committed to bringing stories to life that inspire and intensify dialogue in our community. Sometimes those stories celebrate what is best in humanity; sometimes they express what is most terrifying.
The Pillowman raises enormously complex and thorny questions. Should art operate within the bounds of what society defines as morally acceptable behavior? Or by its very nature, does art—like our dreams—require an explosion of the moral bounds we accept during our waking lives?
And so, on this very short notice, I'm wondering if anyone wants to go with me tonight. It starts at 7:30. Someone around my age would be fabulous (I'm 27), and bonus if you're a straight single male…hey it's always cool to meet a "nice young man" to hang out with! Certainly not mandatory though...I can always use new girlfriends too.
If you're curious about me, visit my myspace and judge for yourself if you want to sit next to me for 2+ hours. Please email me at the email listed in my profile if you're interested.
Thank you. That made my day. Feel free to add me if you wanna.
Or if you have two Shins tickets you're looking to get rid of...
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I am in need of a new primary care physician. I would prefer a female in SE Portland, but any recommendations would be appreciated. I have an Aetna Providence Preferred PPO.
Thanks so so much!
p.s. points for s.e. portland area.
thanks in advance.
In my experience, Whole Foods is pricier and less community-engaged than Wild Oats. I suspect this may price out a portion of the Wild Oats customer base.
That being said, If you might share with me the follow:
1) CHeapest/Coolest/Best place to buy Nag Champa. I'm in south east, but i have a car so that's not so much an issue, and i really do love an adventure. My roommate and i were burning incense fairly regularly, until both it and the money ran out. I miss the smell in my house, because without it we have a damp-basementy-old-person-smell. Yeah.
2) Favorite Record store. The only one we've gone to is the EM on sandy, which i actually really like. but am i missing the bigger picture? is there something out there that is so much better and better for me? Let me know.
3) Is there a sephora in town? One of the few things i don't mind splurging on is the odd, personal care item, and there's this lip balm i really like.. anyway, i could get it online, but i really enjoy going into the store. i don't know why, probably because they're so stark and hygenic in that hospital way. it just amuses me on some odd level.
4) SALSA. i was dismayed today while at the grocery store that the salsa selection was rather limited. I come from the central coast of california, and there's quite a wide variety of selection of fresh and/or local salsas there. I have not been too adventurous in my grocery expeditions (as i have been eating ramen and toast for the last month and a half), so i haven't tried any of the local stores, or whole foods or wild oats or anything. Is there any possibility there's some decent, fresh, chunky salsa out there? or should i just start making my own?
5) MEXICAN FOOD. I've been to esparzas, and I thought it was pretty decent for a Tex Mex place. i love chipotle and i'll even eat the occaisional taco bell meal, but i'd love so decent, down home mexican cooking. Are any of the roach coaches i see out and about any good? or are there any non-chain mexican restaurants of note i should visit?
6) Favorite Local Beer. I'm a sucker for microbreweries and the like. I'd love to know what oregon-beer-ale-whatever i should try on my next shopping trip. i'm always down for something unique and adventurous.
okay, i'm going to stop there, i could pick your brains for hours, but that's not very fair. The last bit of information i would like to know is when last call in oregon is? I've yet to go out, as my roommate is still underage and i don't really know anybody very well yet, and i'm just curious.
anyway... Thank you in advance. This community amuses me on a daily basis, and i'm ever so glad i joined it.
I obviously haven't explored Portland enough to find out for myself.
Also, on a very unrelated note, what colors light up the south side of the Burnside bridge? We caught the red and purple lights on the north side the other night, but couldn't see the flip side as we drove past.
You can find stuff to do all around, mapped and ready for you!
So I have this new job where I host and blog an alt.NPR podcast called YouthCast. It is a lot of awesome and I still can't believe I get paid to be nerdy. Anyway, my first podcast 'airs' today and my blog is being 'unveiled'--go check it out! You can listen in my YouthCast LJ (youthcast) or subscribe here in iTunes. I used a Portland band for music (e*rock) and I want to keep using pdx music so please please recommend bands. And, you know, add me?
Also of note, youthcast features the word "skanky" more times than probably every other NPR website combined.
Meetup is Tuesday, Feb. 27th, at 7pm, at McMenamins Tavern & Pool. Meetup FAQ is here; note that anything stated in this entry trumps whatever is in the FAQ.
ALSO: Due to lack of interest, I'm considering the suggestion that the mid-month meetup be dropped. Vote your yays or nays via comment here if you care.