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Out of Town 2/18-2/25 


saturday 21

Poker Craze Texas Hold'Em Poker Tournament

No need to have a tax return yet, the $100 initial buy-in gets 5,000 chips, with a one-time $100 add-on getting 10,000 chips. "Team Casino" will run the tournament, complete with multiple prizes (including a grand prize) and a smoked tri-tip dinner. All blind levels will last 20 minutes, and all add-ons must be completed before the start of the fifth level. Proceeds will go to support facilities maintenance at the Fairgrounds. Sure beats a car wash. 4—11:55 pm. Douglas County Fairgrounds. $10, dinner. $100, buy-in.


saturday 21

Weird Fucks

Sure, everyone's got a "weird fuck" story, but author Lynne Tillman has had more than her fair share—and not just recently. She first published the story Weird Fucks in 1980, and now has extended it to include new paintings by Amy Sillman. This work has inspired not only Sillman, but also a gamut of creators to share their "Weird Fucks Re-imagined." Also, hear the story straight from the love-maker's mouth; Tillman will read from her work at the book release party after. Need we say, mature audiences only? 3—5 pm, Weird Fucks Re-imagined. 5—7 pm, Weird Fucks reading and book release party. Portland Institute for Contemporary Art.

saturday 21

22nd Annual Hillsdale Brewfest

Over 20 of McMenamins' own brews go head-to-head in their original beer event. The winner will advance to compete in the Oregon Brewers' Festival in July. Each voter is limited to choosing their top three favorites from the array of IPAs, hefeweizens, stouts and many more. Follow the trail from lightest to darkest, and may the best beer win. All ages are welcome, but tasters must be 21 & over. So, kids and pregnant ladies, just judge the beer by its color. 11 am—late. Hillsdale Brewery and Public House. Free.


wednesday 25

Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour

From the man who can explain the pH of macaroni and cheese and appears often on his oven cam in his former cooking show, "Good Eats," wacky and brilliant chef Alton Brown is taking his show on the road—and adding to his repertoire. His standard comedy and lecture combination will be accompanied by live music. And there will be some cooking as well. Brown's performances require audience participation and culinary assistants who aren't afraid to get tomato sauce on their favorite shirt. Better wear an apron. On second thought, make that a raincoat. 7:30 pm. Hult Center for the Performing Arts. $40—$70.

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