Curbside Press spun the strings of fate into the complex, intertwined blanket that is our weekend roundup. As Oregon weather hints at the coming spring, the events reflect it as well with the annual Cherry Blossom Day in Salem, the second annual CouchFest, another happy-hour with the Dead Air Fresheners and more.
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Dead Air Fresheners - Free
Friday, Mar. 19 - 5:15 pm
That’s right folks, we have another happy-hour with the Dead Air Fresheners. The Dead Air Fresheners, a house band from an “anarchist jurisdiction”, is a family band that is out of this world. They have been described as "the Partridge Family for experimental music". Their stream is not just music though, it is also a visual experience. Check out this extremely fun and different stream.
Decadent 80s: 17th Year Anniversary - Free
Friday, Mar. 19 - 7 pm to 9 pm
Decadent 80s - Portland, OR (Remote)
We have had events from Decadent 80s showcased in our event roundups for some time now, so it seems only right that we help them celebrate their 17th year rocking it up in Portland. Enjoy a livestream of great music and help support a business that has been a part of Portland for nearly two decades. The music will be on Twitch and the dance party will be on Zoom, so learn how to get into the party here.
Virtual: Cherry Cherry Blossom Day - Free
Saturday, Mar. 20 - 10 am to 2 pm
Oregon State Capitol - Salem, OR (Remote)
The 7th annual Cherry Blossom Day, like most events this year, is going virtual! Downtown Salem is filled with lovely cherry trees (151 Akebono cherry trees, according to the Capitol’s Facebook page) that begin to blossom in spring, which officially starts this weekend. This 4-hour event would normally involve live arts, food and market vendors, and an assortment of events for kids and adults alike. With it going virtual, we are quite interested as to how they will convert the event. No matter what, we are sure it will be a good time no matter what format.
Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival - $22
Saturday, Mar. 20 - 11 am to 6:10 pm
Museum of Pop Culture - Seattle, WA (Remote)
The MoPOP, in partnership with SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival), is bringing a day of celebration for filmmakers, cinema lovers and artists alike. During this virtual event, you will get to see all of the short films presented, plus exclusive live Q+A’s with the filmmakers during the livestream. This edition will also include several youth track films. Celebrate your love of film the right way. Learn more about the program here.
CouchFest: A Community Fundraiser - $20 (Suggested Donation)
Monday, Mar. 22 to 28
Last year, CouchFest was a 48-hour livestream fundraiser and music fest that raised over $10,000 dollars for the musicians that participated. This year, the event will run for a week starting Monday at noon. Each day, a label will be doing a takeover of the CouchFam Twitch channel. The event is free, but a suggested donation for the 7-day event is $20 (which is still SO cheap). Your donation will also enter you into a raffle of prizes, with the grand prize being an audio system from SUBPAC. This event is a great way to give back to a community that has been financially devastated by the pandemic, while they provide you with a week of great music. Learn more here.
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