Courtney Ferguson: “I’m going to bang it up at a couple roller derby practices this weekend, where I will undoubtedly acquire some fresh bruises. I’m also headed to Mississippi Studios tonight to see charming-as-get-out Cameron Esposito’s stand-up show, which will be recorded for her upcoming Kill Rock Stars comedy album. Maybe I can talk her into being my friend. Saturday, I’m headed to a fashion show for Red Fox Vintage’s celebration of their one-year anniversary on SE Woodstock. It’ll have gals on roller skates! Then on Sunday, as a super-fan of the Old Gold’s bar-league softball team, I'm going to cheer them on at the season opener for Sunday Softball (6 pm at Westmoreland—come watch sportsball).”
Marjorie Skinner: "Tonight I’m going to the vintage fashion show organized by AlexSandra’s Vintage Emporium, then I’ll be bright eyed and bushy tailed at 9 am tomorrow for the “Prototyping Fashion’s Futures” symposium at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. There are also a slew of engagement/birthday celebrations on the docket, and it feels like the season of outdoor eating might be finally on? There’s always plenty of extra protein at BYO BBQs, so my move is going to be grill-able fresh produce. I’m feeling leeks, mushrooms, and peaches, especially."
Alison Hallett: "Lotta work-related activity this weekend for me: Some Sam Shepard (Buried Child at Profile Theatre), some Martin McDonagh (The Beauty Queen of Leenane at Third Rail). I am currently having my life ruined by Roxane Gay's novel An Untamed State, about a Haitian American woman who's kidnapped and tortured for 13 days while on a family visit to Port-au-Prince—it's so stressful/suspenseful/good, I can't stop reading it. I'll finish that, then cast around for something a little less real, maybe Lauren Owen's massive Victorian horror novel The Quick, which comes blurbed by both Kate Atkinson and Hilary Mantel. (Sold!) Oh, and the Starlight Parade on Saturday. It's the best parade."
Wm. Steven Humphrey: "Saturday is the season ending performance by Portland The Liberators at the Brody, as they perform an improvised western. (Which will be 50,000 billion times more funny that Seth MacFarlane's most recent piece of shit!) And if you like your RAWK mixed with tears don't forget that Portland's beloved Dolorean will be playing for the final time also on Saturday night. I'll also be wishing the Mercury's own Grand Old Dame Marjorie Skinner a happy 67th birthday on Sunday. (Maybe we can combine it with a forced retirement party?)"
Dirk VanderHart: "Turns out you guys are sleeping on Cameron Esposito enough that I was just able to score a (super cheap) ticket to her second show at Mississippi Studios tonight. That's exciting. I'll be using the rest of my weekend trying to acquire a reasonably priced weed wacker. Anyone got a weed wacker they wanna sell? Electric preferred."