Joy Cinema/99w Drive In: unsung cinema near Portland

Joy Cinema Tigard Oregon
Joy Cinema!

Near one of the worst intersections in town, the Joy Theater is up and thriving. Stuck out where 99w/I-5 meet, the Joy has been back in business for over a year. Another vintage theater saved! Not only do they show second runs and 3d films, they host a whole mess of special features, including $1 kid matinees, and Weird Wednesday! Past Weird Wednesday features include: “She Devil on Wheels”, “The Acid Eaters”, and my fave movie name of all time: “EEGAH!”. Sure it’s out of the way if you live in the Portland Grid, but man – looks like it’s well worth the trip!

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PDX POP NOW! line up announced for 2013!

PDX Pop Now! Festival
July 19-21 @ Eastbank Lot (SE Water & SE Salmon)
W/ 45 Bands on two outdoor stages, street fair, Rigsketball, activity area, and food court!

PDX Pop Now! (July 19 – 21st) is a free all ages showcase of local – well Cascadia local – bands. This year is the 10th anniversary of one of the most interesting music festivals you’ve probably never heard of. Don’t make that mistake this year – go see it! You have 3 days, it’s right in Portland, no tickets, no nuthin’. The bands play 20-30 minute sets so blink and you miss it.

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Busy busy end of June 2013 events!!


Next internet cat sensation!
Next internet cat sensation – Higgs and Porkchop!

Wendy and the Lost Boys at Mississippi Pizza 6-8 pm All Ages! Free! Friday June 21st 2013

Hollywood Theater has gone insane with the best freakin’ line up of shows – something every night! This weekend they are showing the Internet Cat Film Festival from the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Love cats, love Walker Art Center, love it! If you want to keep up with all their events, totally like them on the Facebook. Oh I forgot they’re having a Pancake Film Festival June 19th 2013. Pancakes. Film. Yes.

Last Thursday on Alberta June 27th – it’s more tame than it used to be but few things are more Portland than Last Thursday

Radiation City CD Release Party Wonder Ballroom June 28th – Facebook more up to date than website – but you can go listen to the new CD which is fantastic at

More Wendy and the Lost Boys that same night, right down the street! June 28th at that bar on the corner of Russel and…? Go like Wendy and the Lost Boys on Facebook now

Rebirth Brass Band at the Doug Fir June 30th

Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival coming up over the 4th of July weekend. Things have changed, passes now on sale, and you will need one for Sunday – no walk ups on Sunday! Come out on July 4th and see the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus second line and feel free to join in! Roundabout 3:45 – 4pm July 4th