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First Friday in the Central Eastside

By Anne Adams September 2, 2010

This driftwood piece is apparently imbued with the magick of a modern conjurer’s cane—wired to twinkle with LED lights. One week left to see!


Looks like First Friday is refining its game, with a handy Eastside Gallery Guide, along with a passel of other participants, from the collector’s cult that is Golden Rule Gallery, to the newly-christened Heather Treadway fashion house AEQUANIMITAS, to graffiti grungesters Poboy Gallery. Oregon Painting Society’s mystical driftwood-and-light displays (christened in a seance-like ritual last month) will be at Nationale Gallery for only a few more days, after which the witchy objets will be dislodged to make room for Carson Ellis’ book illustrations (more on that later).

No pressing recommendations from Culturephile this time around, other than, “go check it out.” Last month’s First Friday, the crackle of stray fireworks the flow of free wine, were enough to entertain new initiates to the Eastside scene. If you have the forethought and the payday money, maybe make some reservations at Le Pigeon. Or, hit the bars and then head for Hawthorne Cartopia, for some Potato Champion poutine, or a cheap pie-by-night from Whiffies. (Rumor has it, they’ll be serving up a mouthwatering peanut-butter-and-chocolate concoction.)

For a more comprehensive list of upcoming events, visit the Arts & Entertainment Calendar!

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