(mostly) Free Events This Summer
There are several reoccurring events this summer that you might want to know about. It would be cool to do some of these events together. You know, that whole "community" thing that Christ is always talking about. :-)

First, Firefly at the Mission Theatre
Each Tuesday the Mission Theatre (NW 17th & Glisan) will be showing two episodes of Firefly til they finish the series. The admission is free, and the episodes start at 10pm, though it is 21-and-over only. Free, i would like to add, is a very good price!

# Tues. 7/10: "Serenity -- Part 1 & 2" [official McMenamins listing]
# Tues. 7/17: "The Train Job" and "Bushwacked"
# Tues. 7/24: "Shindig" and "Safe"
# Tues. 7/31: "Our Mrs. Reynolds" and "Jaynestown"
# Tues. 8/7: "Out of Gas" and "Ariel"
# Tues. 8/14: "War Stories" and "Trash"
# Tues. 8/21: "The Message" and "Heart of Gold"
# Tues. 8/28: "Objects in Space" (and possible bonus content)

Second, Movies in the park
Portland Parks and Recreation is doing a series of movies in the parks around Portland. This series is also free and begins about sundown (8-ish) on the given days. Bring your camping chairs and blankets. Most movies are Thurs, Fri, or Sat.

20 July Friday Dickinson Park Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
21 July Saturday Lents Park Stomp the Yard
27 July Friday Sellwood Park Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire
28 July Saturday Westmoreland Jurassic Park 3
2 August Thursday Sellwood Park Charlottes Web
3 August Friday Laurelhurst Park The Pursuit of Happiness
4 August Saturday Kenilworth Park Wallace & Grommet
9 August Thursday Col. Summers Park The Breakfast Club
10 August Friday Dickinson Park The Wizard of OZ
11 August Saturday Woodstock Park Shrek 2
17 August Friday Laurelhurst Park Raiders of the Lost Arc 18 August Saturday Hazeltine Park Madagascar
24 August Friday Brentwood Park Happy Feet
25 August Saturday Sellwood Park Shrek 2 31 August Friday Brooklyn Park Blades of Glory

Third, there's the Top Down series
This series happens on the top floor of a parking structure (15th & Morison). They're doing all black & whites this year, though not all of them are old. The cost is $7 to get in, bring your camping chairs and blankets. They have food/drinks available you want to buy it there. The fun of it is having a 360° view of portland and be above all of the city sounds. Plus, its fun people watching! The website has plot synopses.

Thu Jul 26 WESTWORLD US 1973 Director: MICHAEL CRICHTON
Thu Aug 02 THE KILLING US 1956 Director: STANLEY KUBRICK
Thu Aug 09 HEROIC TRIO HONG KONG 1993 Director: JOHNNY TO
Thu Aug 16 SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS US 1941 Director: PRESTON STURGES
Thu Aug 23 KANSAS CITY BOMBER US 1972 Director: JERROLD FREEDMAN
Thu Aug 30 BEACH PARTY US 1963 Director: WILLIAM ASHER

Fourth, there's Shakespeare in the park
Each year they do a different play, and in that year they'll perform it at different parks throughout the summer. This year its Taming of the Shrew. I've never actually seen this one so I'd like to make a point to go to atleast one. Let me know if you're interested!

Laurelhurst Park, July 28 and 29 - SE 35th Ave. and SE Oak St., near "picnic area F" in the center of the Park
Washington Park, August 4 and 5 - SW Washington Way, in the lower park, just North of the Holocaust Memorial
Lynchwood Park, August 11 and 12 - SE Haig and SE 174th, between Division and Powell
Gabriel Park, August 18 and 19 - SW 45th Ave and SW Nevada Ct., past the Tennis Courts
Fernhill Park, August 25 and 26 - NE 37th Ave & Ainsworth St, on the NE 41st Ave. side
Reed College, September 1, 2, and 3 - SE Woodstock and SE Reed College Pl., in front of Eliot Hall


ROUS  Christina Reagan, Saturday, 7-14-07 2:00 AM
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