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First Friday in Montavilla! From 5 pm – 9 pm there’s vendors, artists, and live music from Colectivo de Son Jarocho (traditional music from southern Veracruz, México), The Montavillians, and others.

Beginning at 6 pm, Beer Bunker is hosting a benefit for the Montavilla Co-op featuring High Flying Horse and Matthew Fountain. Stark Street‘s being closed (which always adds to the fun). It’s the last First Friday of the year!

Over at The Lofts Gallery at Milepost 5, there’s an artist reception with Gregory Manin from 6 pm – 9 pm. The show will run all month. 900 NE 81st * free



Live music at Duff’s Garage:a63052_bfbb09d80f8f40e4ba52d4f13baba8cb

“The wildly entertaining Strange Tones have blended a unique concoction of original blues, rockabilly, surf, and vintage R&B, and finished it off with a private eye twist. They’ve shaken and stirred these elements into their own original sound and style known as Crime-A-Billy.” 2530 NE 82nd Ave 8:30 pm * ???


The Magical Music of Disney opens this weekend at the Milepost 5 Theater! (Full disclosure: I’m on the board). Unfortunately, this weekend’s shows are sold out. But on the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious bright side: the show runs through October.

“Everybody has a favorite Disney film. From the wild ride Mickey Mouse takes in Fantasiato Elsa and Anna’s snowy world in Frozen, Walt Disney’s dreams have fascinated and delighted kids of all ages — and whether it’s “Let It Go” or “Hakuna Matata,” the whole family loves to belt out the classic songs from those movies.”



It’s harvest time at the Montavilla Farmers Market, and market manager Amanda
Cross wrote: “The beginning of October is the best of fall and still some of summer: tomatoes, melons, peppers, zucchini, plus winter squash, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, it’s a great time to be at the market!” 7600 block of SE Stark Street in the gravel lot across from Mr. Plywood * 10 am – 2 pm * free

The Bus Project engagement and SURJ PDX (Standing Up for Racial Justice) will be community tabling on the 10/9. The market runs through the end of the month (Sunday, 10/30), and there will be a Thanksgiving market on Sunday, 11/20.


At the Midland Library, at 1 pm there’s Vietnamese Story Time. At 2 pm, Technohosts (2 pm – 5 pm), where volunteers help with basic computer issues. 805 SE 122nd Ave * free

Midland Library