This Weekend in Portland: 1.29 – 1.31
With the overwhelming bounty of amazing things happening in Portland on any given weekend, sorting through it all to find the perfect activities to fill our invaluable free time can be taxing. To help make your planning a little easier, we’ve put together a list of the things we think are most worthy of your time.
The only thing better than a brewery serving up a special batch of suds is TWO breweries working together to offer you brand new brews — and that’s what makes Base Camp’s Collabofest such a fun time. Breweries will be pairing up this weekend to present to you some killer brews and ciders. This year’s event will benefit Oregon Natural Desert Association and Oregon Wild, so come celebrate and help out some worthy nonprofits while you’re at it! – A.S.
1pm, All Ages, $25/GA or $40/VIP, (link)
Get Out Of Town with Divers, Woolen Men, Abronia, and Ah God
Mini Homie Fest camp vibes rock show happening in Estacada this weekend? That’s what’s up! In what is aimed to be the first “in a hopefully every so often occurring event” that takes place on a private estate appropriately referred to as Coyote Woods, attendees are expected to respect the property and host as you would your grandmothers (if she were into camping and partying). If you’re the type who prefers your camping be shooting guns and having garbage fires, this probably isn’t the event for you.
The lineup is perfect. Ah God will loosen you up for a flowery journey. Abronia will be your shamanic guide, taking you deeper into the void. Woolen Men will bring you back around again (unless you’re too far gone) just in time for the liquor to take back over and Divers give a rambunctious second-wind push.
8pm, All Ages, $5-10 sliding scale, (link)
New Move (album release) and Lola Buzzkill at Rontoms
This is one to file under ‘most anticipated albums in some time.’ The release of New Move‘s self titled debut album has been a long time coming – something to do with the frontman and songwriter Jesse Bettis getting stabbed a couple years ago, rethinking his release strategy, and a hold-up in the vinyl production turnaround after a partnership with TLE’s new sister label Bug Hunt. After slowly trickling out singles off of New Move and playing stellar local showcases over the past two years, New Move because a classic pop staple in the city – just in time for their official debut album release this Sunday at Rontoms. Brand new R&B power troupe Lola Buzzkill will kick off the evening of music with a sensual flare.
9pm, 21+, Free, (link)
GTFO: A Film About Women in Gaming at Hollywood Theater
Ever since Gamergate, the issue of sexism and harassment in gaming has rightfully earned front-and-center concern from many folks in the industry, be they creators, consumers, or even just observers. This weekend, Hollywood Theater hosts a screening of GTFO, a film that made its premiere at last year’s SXSW. GTFO addresses sexism in gaming, showing the unsettling culture of insults and threats female gamers have to go through just to… um… play video games. Pretty shocking would be an understatement. – A.S.
7pm, $8, (link)
Brian Posehn at Helium Comedy Club
Brian Posehn is back at Helium, and he’s sure to deliver the goods, as usual. This time around he has Deadpool co-writer tacked onto his resume, which is sure to impress nerds of all stripes. Of course, Posehn has a lengthy list of accomplishments in addition, including an extensive stand-up career; appearances on Seinfeld, Community, New Girl, and more; and of course his Nerd Poker podcast. Not to be missed! – A.S.
7:30pm and 10pm shows, 21+, $22, (link)