Social Distancing Roundup - July 31, 2020

As usual, we did the work of scouring the internet for local events so you don’t have to. Here’s what’s going on Oregon this weekend:

As music venues and artists reimagine how to engage with their fans and perform safely, the whole concert industry is starting to return, albeit in a very different way than we’re used to. While many of us are missing out on in-person performances (and state orders once again begin to limit crowd sizes) the silver lining to all this turmoil is the many free livestreams being produced all around Oregon.

This week’s events roundup features both remote performances and in-person shows, no matter where you are in the state. Until the pandemic is better under control, we will only be using this space to highlight events that clearly adhere to and communicate their efforts to maintain safe social distancing. If you or someone you know has an event coming up that you’d like featured in an upcoming events roundup, hit us up on our website at or let us know in the comments below.

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Have a safe and fun weekend, Curbsiders.



Shrek Trivia - Free

Friday, July 31 - 6 pm to 7 pm

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If you are like one of the writers at Curbside Press, you love Shrek a little too much. If that sounds like you, or you just enjoy ogre-themed trivia, binge watch the Shrek movies and join Stumptown Trivia, a Portland-based trivia group, for an hour of the only trivia that proves you are the smartest: Shrek trivia. The night will be hosted specifically by a person named Casey, and they are asking for donations to help, but they are not required to participate.

Netarts Bay Salt Marsh Tour - Free

Saturday, August 1st - 10 am to 12 pm

Friends of Netarts Bay - 4949 Netarts Hwy - Netarts, OR

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Grab your computer and join the Friends of Netarts Bay – Watershed, Estuary, Beach, and Sea (WEBS) for a free virtual tour of the Salt Marshes found at Netarts Bay. There is so much to explore: From the animals who make this area their home to the plants that survive the tough climate, this tour will be well worth your time. Art and science go hand-in-hand, and this will be a great opportunity to get some inspiration from nature and learn about Oregon's geographic history.

49th Annual Abbey Bach Festival - Free

July 29 to August 1st - 6:45 pm to 8 pm (Concerts Starts at 7 pm)

Mount Angel Abbey & Seminary - 1 Abbey Dr. - Mount Angel, OR

The 138-year-old Mount Angel Abbey, run by Benedictine Monks, is hosting an online version of their 49th annual Bach Festival. If you like classical music performed by masters of their art, join in for this four-day event. Check the schedule here to see what performance is happening tonight.

F*ck Productivity: Unlearning Internalized Capitalism - Free

Saturday, August 1 - 7 pm to 8:30 pm

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Reimagining Recovery is a Portland-based neurodiversity club that, as they explain, is “an alternative to traditional peer support”. The group is hosting a workshop called “F*ck Productivity”, which will look at how internalized Capitalist tendencies, such as “rugged individualism” or the perceived need to always produce (“time is money”), affect us and how to unlearn those ideas. Reimagining Recovery also suggests reading "COVID-19 Has Shown Us How We Internalized Capitalism” before the Zoom meeting.


The Donkey Rides to Hillsboro - $10 (21+)

Friday, July 31 - 7 pm to 10 pm

1823 Mystery Bar - 1823 Tualatin Valley Hwy - Hillsboro, OR

Johnny Wheels and the Swamp Donkeys are making their way to the 1823 Mystery Bar in Hillsboro to serve up some sweet socially distanced blues rock. There is limited seating so be sure to get there on time. Don’t forget your mask!

Gold Dust: Fleetwood Mac Tribute - $10

Saturday, August 1 - 7 pm to 10 pm

Kathken Vineyards - 5739 Orchard Heights Rd - NW Salem, OR

There’s no need to call it another lonely day. Come down to Kathken Vineyards to enjoy a socially distanced night of classic rock ‘n’ roll from the Fleetwood Mac tribute band Gold Dust. You can go your own way, but masks are required.

SureFire Rocks at the Garages - $10 (21+)

Saturday, August 1 - 7:30 pm to 10 pm

The Garages Satellite Pub - 4810 Southwest Western Avenue - Beaverton, OR

Enjoy a night of live music that will be a sure-fire way to make your weekend better. Join SureFire at the Garages Satellite Pub for a night of music ranging from the 1920’s and up. The cover is $10 and helps the band and the pub through these tough times. Reservations can be made here.

Black In Oregon Exhibit and Art Gallery

Saturday, August 1 - 7 am to 7 pm

Broadway Coffeehouse - 1300 Broadway St NE Suite #100 - Salem, OR

Join Broadway Coffeehouse in celebrating Black art with their exhibit “Black In Oregon”, a gallery of Black Pioneers of Oregon and their art. These art pieces are inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, and 100% of the proceeds will go to organizations that Broadway Coffeehouse picked. You can also purchase the pieces from their website here.


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