It’s First Friday in Montavilla.

At 10 am Micah & Me is playing at Beanstalk. Later in in the day join Union Rose for a trunk show from Carolyn Hart & Moss HandmadeMontavilla Brew Works will be showing off their beautiful patio with live music & free beer samples at 5 pm.

Also, from the FB event page:

Look for vendor tables from the Montavilla Farmers Market (opening this year on Sunday May 15th) & Sunlight Solar Energy.
There’ll also be prints of Lindsey Saunders beautiful Montavilla First Friday artwork available for just $10 available at local Montavilla businesses!

And at Milepost 5, the second month of the current installation. Apparently the second-month parties aren’t as big, but there will be an artists’ reception.

The installations:

Lindsey Dole & Nik O’Hara are in the Denizen Gallery with Out of Hand: “From hieroglyphics to emoticons, symbolism has been the voice that is understood through every age and language. We aim at getting to the root of a thought or an idea by illustrating it in the simplest of forms.”

Mutant Forest is in Gallery 5 with Body Language, a interactive audio visual installation. This one is really fun… sensors and computers react to movement and touch, triggering changes to the lights, sounds, and on-screen visuals.

Ari Frietag is in the Lofts Gallery with Nebule: “After intuitively creating abstract compositions in ink, I [Frietag] searched them for looming clouds, brackish water, mossy forest floors, bone fragments, sun-bleached seaweed. I brought these organic forms and landscapes to the fore by carving tiny portholes around them or outlining their hazy shapes, to create something both alluring and vaguely threatening.”

Milepost 5, 900 NE 81st Ave * 7-ish * free

*** Hot jazz and western swing with Joe Baker and the Kitchen Men, The Davenport Brothers @ Duff’s Garage. A friend and fella I play with, Tim Ennis, is on drums for the Kitchen Men. Here’s Joe Baker with his previous band, The Barefoot Brakemen. 2530 NE 82nd Ave * 9 pm * $8 


From a vacant lot to an iconic gateway – Celebrate the creation of Portland’s newest park!
Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland Development Commission, and Harper’s Playground invite you to celebrate the start of construction for Gateway Discovery Park. NE Halsey St & 106th Street11 am – noon * free 

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*** One of the places I haven’t checked out yer— Bravo Lounge— has karaoke six nights a week (from 9 pm to close) and an open mic on Sundays beginning at 7 pm. 8560 SE Division St * 9 pm * free

*** The Movie (a band whose name is a nightmare for SEO) is playing at Montavilla Station Friday night. 417 SE 80th Ave * ??? * free

I don’t include everything, just a few things that tickle my fancy… but if you have a suggestion of something good going on, I’d love to hear about it. Have a great weekend!