Friends, this week is packed with free and awesome events around Portland. I wouldn't even know what to do with money if I had it (lie).

First of all, though I think it should be free all the time, the state historical museum is only free one day a year. That day has come. It's this Saturday, April 17. If you get bored of learning about 100 years of Pendleton Round-Up history (yeehaw!) stick around till 1PM because mafia-busting Attorney General John Kroger is giving a free talk.

Also coming up: a panel discussion about food and environmentalism at the Portland Building on Saturday. The state bike polo championships. A history pub entitled “40¢ a Day is What Makes Prostitutes”. Um, yes, yes and yes. Check out all these local political and nerdy events on our community calendar.