Dammit. Bad news first: We missed the boat yesterday, when venerable Portland arcade Ground Kontrol hosted an "Atari party" (along with a screening of Tron) to celebrate their 10th birthday.
But now the good news: As part of their week-long birthday celebration, Ground Kontrol's putting on all sorts of kickass events over the next few days—so even if you, like us, missed out last night, you're good to go for the rest of the week. Best go to the bank and get a few rolls of quarters.
Tonight there's an "all-night, all-out Rock Band Battle"; tomorrow is Ground Kontrol's "Free Play" night (a mere five bucks gets you in the door, and then all the games are free!); Thursday is a "Nintendo party" with NES and SNES consoles to play (plus a screening of the Fred Savage classic The Wizard); and Friday boasts the Micropalooza '09 Chiptune Festival, which'll be packed with so many bleeps and blorts that you'll swear you were beating Contra again for the first time.
More info on all of the above can be found here.