Updated: Jun 27, 2021
Happy Memorial Day weekend! Curbside Press launched our space probe of news outside the safety of the heliosphere, exploring the very local interstellar medium (VLIM) of the internet to bring you our weekend roundup. This weekend we have a virtual poetry reading with the UO Creative Writing program, the band Sweet N’ Juicy is playing at The Yachats Underground Pub & Grub, and more!
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Live Lit West - Nic Anstett and MFA First Years - Free
Friday, May 28 - 7 pm
(Virtual) University of Oregon - Eugene, OR
Live Lit West, a monthly reading series from the University of Oregon’s Creative Writing MFA (Master of Fine Arts) program, is hosting a virtual reading of poetry and fiction from Nic Anstett and first-year students of the UO’s MFA program. Anstett is described by the event posting as “a storyteller with a love for the queer and strange.” The other participants will include Vivian Ewing, Alex Rodriguez, Jennie Li, and Sarama Teague reading their fiction stories. Additionally, Lou Terliowski and Michael Wilson will be reading their poetry. This event will be over Zoom, learn more here.
Sweet N’ juicy (21+) - Free
Friday, May 28 - 7 pm
The Yachats Underground Pub & Grub - 125 Ocean View Dr. - Yachats, OR
Portland’s #1 fruit-based funk band Sweet N’ Juicy is back and will be funkin’ up the Yachats Underground Pub & Grub. The band wears costumes and plays characters - a banana named Sweet, Nefertitipharoahsandramundusifilopolis (or N’ for short) the pineapple, and Juicy the strawberry. The band even has an album detailing the trio’s escapades called The Adventures of Sweet N’ Juicy. The band makes super fun, albeit sometimes inappropriate funk music, with hits like “Ass” or “Eat, Sleep, Fuck”. Masks are required and other Covid guidelines apply.
Rice Rockettes present “Sh*n Y*n Strikes Back” Digital Drag Show - Free
Saturday, May 29 - 6:30 pm to 8 pm
(Virtual) Rice Rockettes - San Francisco, CA
We go to California for the next event. As a part of San Francisco’s Queer and Transgender Asian Pacific Islander (QTAPI) Week, the Rice Rockettes, a Drag troupe out of San Francisco, will be hosting a virtual drag show called “Sh*n Y*n Strikes Back”. After a “Cease and Desist” letter necessitated a name change, they have a copyright-safe, fun-filled night for you to enjoy. Learn more about the event here.
Llama Wildflower Mini Photo Sessions - $250
Sunday, May 30 - 12 pm to 7 pm
Marys Peak Rd. - Philomath, OR
The Beatific Lens, along with Caesar the No Drama Llama, will be doing photoshoot sessions this weekend! If you have ever wanted to have photos taken with a llama on top of a mountain, this might be the one chance you get -- this month anyway. There are limited spots so make sure to book your shoot as soon as you can because the day will be first come, first served. “Bring your loved ones and come play with us, making some awesome memories you get to keep forever.” Learn more here.
Sunday Funday PDX - $10 to $15
Sunday, May 30 - 5 pm to 11 pm
The Big Legrowlski - 812 NW Couch St. - Portland, OR
Joel Anthony, Val Verra, and Everettz will be playing at The Big Legrowlski for their Sunday Funday event. The event has a 70-person capacity so be sure to get those early-bird tickets available here. The event explains the Covid restrictions, saying, "we have to be safe & healthy and make sure we keep ourselves & each other safe at all times. We are going to be vibing outside at the Dude's Beer Garden! Please make sure to wear your mask at all times. If you do not have a mask you will not be allowed to vibe with us! We are going to be taking everyone's temperature before they enter the dude's beer garden. There still is a social distancing rule so please be respectful to each other and keep space between each other." Learn more about the event here.
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