First order of business: you still have about 5 hours to get your entry in for the KahBang tickets giveaway! Do it now! The contest will end and winners will be picked at about 4pm today. After that you’ll have to purchase tickets here.
In other festival news, the full Nateva schedule has been announced. The Port City Music Hall Stage looks to be the hangout spot, starting early on Thursday July 1 (before the rest of the festival) and going very late every night. For those of you looking for all that amazing indie rock happening, you’ll want to shuffle between the two main stages on Friday and Saturday to catch (in order) Magic Magic, The Felice Brothers, Passion Pit, Ghostland Observatory, Brenda, Drive-By Truckers, She & Him, Grizzly Bear, and The Flaming Lips. I might suggest capping Saturday night off (if you’re left with any energy) by partying with the excellent Toubab Krewe on the Barn Stage. Get your weekend and day passes ($89 each) here.
Now, on to tonight’s Art Walk and happenings! Most events happen between 5-8pm:
- Bayside Bowl opens this evening! Check out the new bowling alley/bar/restaurant/music venue in the Bayside neighborhood. Next Saturday’s Marie Stella cd release show will be your first chance to see a concert there.
- At Mayo Street, Sara Wilmot and Arthur Fink are showing photos in an exhibit entitled Visual Passion. Tango Mucho Labia will perform.
- At Corduroy, 13 year-old Portland proto hipster Leander Johnson celebrates a tri-unveiling of a photo exhibit, a 1966-themed zine, and an album created with the help of Justin Taylor and Ian Paige. The trio will perform a special live ambient electronic score.
- Two new exhibits are debuting at SPACE Gallery tonight. Both looked great when I stopped in for a sneak peak, and I highly recommend spending some time checking them out.
- Local Sprouts Cafe and the Bomb Diggity Bakery will open their doors from 5-11pm and host a food-inspired art exhibit (which includes two of the food-themed SPACE Gallery posters created by myself and Kris Johnsen) along with performances by the Potato Pickers, Lady Zen, D. Gross, Jazz, Peter Hazen, Heidi Vierthaler and more.
- Two Point Gallery opens with Honey Cling To Me: The Bear Paintings by Derek Jackson.
- Portland Pins finds a new home at The Green Hand Book Store [661 Congress, Portland]!
For music there’s Jakob Battick performing solo at Slainte and the interesting combination of Over A Cardboard Sea, Hessian, and Batshelter at Geno’s. Looking to dance? Hit Port City for a free party with Atomik and The Filth at 9pm!
Did I miss anything that you’re excited about? Tell everybody in the comments!
Last but not at all least, Happy Doughnut Day!