This weekend

Welcome to your weekend. If you missed it, there was a Montavilla Neighborhood Association meeting this week… and at the meeting there was a presentation from Montavilla Co-op and SMART (Start Making a Reader Today).

Both are seeking volunteers from the neighborhood, as is the MNA board.

The story is here.


Live jazz (event):

Live jazz at Vino Veritas with Kathleen Hollingsworth.

This wine and bottle shop has live music regularly, including most Fridays and Sundays.

Vino Veritas, 7835 SE Stark St * 7 pm – 10 pm * donations accepted

“Mary Queen of Scots”:

Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark St * show times *  $4 for adults, $3 for youth & seniors


Portland Police body cam town hall (event):

Portland Police are have one of several town hall meetings to discuss beginning a pilot body camera program, Saturday morning.

East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave * 9 am – 11 am

Black Storytime:

“The African and African American experience comes alive for children from birth to age 6 (with a favorite adult and other family members). In a positive and affirming environment, have fun with books and stories, songs, and movement activities. Black Storytime builds language and literacy skills your child needs to be ready for kindergarten.”

Midland Library, * 11:15 am – 11:45 am

Live music at Eastside (website):

DeMure / Redeemers / PCR

Eastside Bar & Grill, 2530 NE 82nd Ave * 9 pm


Poetry in the garden:

AUTHORS TOP L to R: Omar El Akkad, Alicia Jo Rabins, Sam Roxas-Chua 姚 
BOTTOM L to R: Rachel King, Mary Milstead, Stevan Allrea

Why There Are Words features live author readings at Leach Botanical Garden.

The following six acclaimed authors will read on the theme of Peace and Justice. Omar El Akkad, Alicia Jo RabinsSam Roxas-Chua 姚 , Rachel King, Mary Milstead, and Stevan Allrea.

Leach Botanical Garden * 4 pm * $10 suggested donation