Off Hours: December 2009

How to spend your free time this month

November 9, 2009 Published in the December 2009 issue of Portland Monthly

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Image: Daniel Root

DECEMBER 5 Grab a stocking cap and make merry at the Rose City’s version of SantaCon, a nationwide flash mob of bar-crawling Kris Kringles.

SHOP FOR the finicky hipster in your life at Crafty Wonderland’s Super-Colossal Holiday Sale. (Dec 13)

RESERVE AN HOUR —and a seat at Stumptown Coffee—to page through Portland-based comic-book journalist Joe Sacco’s latest work, Footnotes in Gaza, out Dec 8.

PLAN THE PORTLAND YOU WANT to live in for the next 25 years by attending public workshops Dec 7 at Wilson High School or Dec 15 at the White Stag Building. (

PICK UP an order of hot wings (and, for kicks, some fried pickles) at Fire on the Mountain for the Civil War game. GO BEAVERDUCKS! (Dec 3)

GET TO KNOW the Woman with the Veil. On loan from Italy’s famed Medici Collection, Raphael’s Renaissance-era masterwork graces the walls of the Portland Art Museum until Jan 3.

WRAP UP THE YEAR with a chuckle at Artists Repertory Theatre’s production of Holidazed, a comedy of manners in which a Christmas-crazed feminist housewife meets a pagan street urchin. (Through Dec 20)

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