It's that time of year again. A time when we sit back in our comfy socks and cozy sweaters, hopefully warm and dry with a glass of something that lifts our spirits, and reflect on the year past. This year presents us with a unique opportunity, however: The apocalypse!
The Mayan people considered the number 13 to be significant and this December on the 21st, the 13th Baktun (a 394-year period) comes to an end. Plenty of Portlanders are planning to ring in the end of the world in proper style.
• Get things started the right night before at the End of the World Dance Party at Jones, 107 NW Couch Street, 7 PM
• Waste the last day of your life with "The Big Lebowski" at the Clinton Street Theater. Make it a double feature and catch "2012: Mayan Prophecies" at OMSI's planetarium, which investigates the "scientific" realities behind the many ideas surrounding the date December 21, 2012. It's "science."
• Chef Patrick Lee Warner put together “Seven Courses to Oblivion.” For $100 (not including wine) you are treated to fine dining and classical guitar. Dinner is served at 7:30 sharp at Scratch Foods in Lake Oswego, which is clearly the epicenter of the apocalypse.
• Or, you know, just go see The Nutcracker, which will likely be performed by surviving humans until the sun itself explodes.