Updated: Apr 30, 2021
As Oregon’s vaccine campaign continues to expand -- 1.3 million residents have received a COVID-19 vaccine at this point -- the state is starting to slowly open back up. With a significant percentage of Oregonians at least partially protected from the virus, and with so many of us becoming social distancing pros in the past year, Curbside Press feels comfortable moving our weekly events roundup away from exclusively remote events.
Instead, you’ll start to see some more in-person opportunities featured here, but we still will only show you events that we can confidently say are safe, socially distanced fare. We’ll also always clearly note whether an event is virtual or truly live.
With that, we Marie Kondo’d the internet by throwing out the clutter and bringing you events that spark joy. We have another “So Bad it’s Good” movie showing with the Museum of Pop Culture (Battlefield Earth), an introduction to sound therapy and fork tuning and more.
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Have a safe weekend Curbsiders.
Little Sue & Marilee Hord - Free
Friday, April 9 - 6 pm to 8 pm
(Remote) LaurelThirst Public House - Portland, OR
The duo Little Sue and Marilee Hord will be taking the stage of an empty LaurelThirst to bring you two hours of melodic country. Little Sue has music on Spotify, which you can find here, to check out what you might hear if you tune into this livestream.
Yoga + Beer Yoga Class - Free
Saturday, April 10 - 10 am to 11 am
Yoga + Beer - Salem, OR
We have been highlighting the Yoga + Beer livestream events for most of the pandemic and love what they have provided for people. The group will continue to do events 3 days a week, in addition to the Saturday stream, for only one more month, at which point they will begin to scale down for summer and outdoor classes. The Saturday event is a sixty-minute, “all levels flow” yoga stream, hosted by the online Yoga + Beer Community. The event is free but a donation of $5 is suggested for those looking to support the event and organizers. Additionally, you can find all of the recordings of the past streams on their Youtube page, which stretch back to March. So grab your yoga mat, a coffee (or beer, we won’t tell) and stream some low-stress yoga sessions.
Basic Sound Healing: Tuning Fork Therapy Training
Saturday, April 10 - 10:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Sound therapy might not be something you are familiar with, but humanity has been using sound in meditation and healing for at least 40,000 years. All around the world and through time immemorial, sound has been integral to the makeup of humanity and cultures. Join Harmonic Sounds for Healing for an introduction to the uses and general information about tuning forks. Learn more here.
So Bad It’s Good: Battlefield Earth
Saturday, April 10 - 6 pm
Museum of Pop Culture - Seattle, WA (Remote)
Hosted by MoPOP’s Kasi Gaarenstroom, the “So Bad It’s Good” series is hosted every second Saturday and features various B movies or cheesy low-budget films. We featured a past event in which MoPOP played the movie Anaconda. This time around, they are featuring a 2000’s SciFi movie called Battlefield Earth. The movie, which boasts a star-studded cast including John Travolta and Forest Whitaker, is historically bad. A New York Times review stated, “Aliens ruling Earth in the year 3000. Possibly the worst movie of this century”. Another said, “Made due to the ceaseless efforts of its star, John Travolta, Battlefield Earth could be used as an exam for film school students on what not to do.” For those who like to shout at the screen and make fun of cheesy films, you won't want to miss this screening.
(21+) Sunday Funday PDX - $15
Sunday, April 11 - 5 pm to 11 pm
The Big Legrowlski - 812 NW Couch St. - Portland, OR
Join The Big Legrowlski for an outdoor socially distanced, masked event that includes lots of music and fun times for all 21 and up. They will be checking temperatures at the door and turning anyone away who is out of the normal range so you can be sure that covid guidelines will be taken seriously. The music will be a blend of techno, nu-disco, house and more. Learn more about the event here.
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