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!
PDX Pop Now! Festival
July 19-21 @ Eastbank Lot (SE Water & SE Salmon)
FREE – ALL AGES
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.