I’m out of town for the weekend (at the Camden Film Fest) but there are just too many good things happening in Portland this weekend to go without mentioning them. As always, First Friday in Portland comes with a lot of art walking with performances, new exhibits, and all sorts of surprises. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you put together your agenda for this evening:
- Portland Pins co-founder Kris Johnsen will debut a new exhibit entitled Landed, featuring his sketchbooks and new works, at Eli-Phant. I’ve gotten to see a lot of the work that will be on display and I assure you it’s well worth seeing in person. Get some pins from our vintage machine while you’re there. Take advantage of the East End Shops shuttle tonight and head down to the Arts District next…
- Rogues Gallery (41 Wharf St) presents an exhibit (and, of course, a party) of Mikael Kennedy’s “The Wine Dark Sea” prints. By the way, keep an eye on the company’s blog, PTLDME, as employees (and BOXY members) Graeme and Chad have been keeping it fresh lately.
- The Pine Haven Collective takes over SPACE for Draw Your Face Off, which will feature $20 drawings by local artists.
- Finish the night off by helping The Dooryard stay in action by checking out their fundraiser at Geno’s.
Feel free to share any of your own recommendations or interesting things you find along the way in the comments.
Moving along to tomorrow… there’s Sacred And Profane on Peaks Island. Keep an ear out for which ferry to take and don’t miss out. Following the Battery Steele insanity (for those not going all out and sticking the night out partying on the island) there’s the sold out Sufjan Stevens show at Port City. Have fun out there!