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Graeme McMillan explains why Portland will be a nerd-free zone this weekend: Seattle's Emerald City Comic Con.
Plus, my tepid review of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. (Nutshell: It's... fine.)
And a handful of arts picks after the jump, including a Bunk Bar edition of Comedy Is Okay, and a reading from Oregon author Sarahlee Lawrence, who wrote one of my favorite books of last year, River House.
Dunja Jankovic’s Habitat #2—Floating World Comics celebrates the release of Dunja Jankovic’s Habitat #2 with samples of Jankovic’s psychedelic, Constructivist-influenced work, on display in the form of collages and prints. Jankovic, who calls both Portland and Croatia home, has been steadily publishing comics and illustrations for the past 10 years. Floating World Comics, 20 NW 5th, #101, Thurs March 3, 6-10 pm, through March 19, floatingworldcomics.com
Live Wire!—Live Wire! is at it again—tonight’s live taping of the OPB radio show includes guests Christine McKinley, of the History Channel’s Decoded; and United States of Americana author Kurt B. Reighly. Plus, music from Chervona and local faves the Thermals. Alberta Rose Theater, 3000 NE Alberta, Fri March 4, 7:30 pm, $18-30, livewireradio.org
Sarahlee Lawrence—Memoir fuses with nature writing in Sarahlee Lawrence’s River House, a recollection of the author’s efforts build her own home (literally) on her family homestead—in dry Southeastern Oregon—after leaving behind an adventurous career as a river guide. Annie Bloom’s Books, 7834 SW Capitol, Tues March 8, 7 pm, annieblooms.com
Catching Babies—This earnest novel, written by J.D. Kleinke, takes a look at the business of giving birth by shadowing a group of tired doctors and OB/GYNs dealing with the traumas of high-risk childbirth. Vibrant Table Catering & Events, 2236 SE Belmont, 297-9635, Tues March 8, 5:30 pm
C’est la Vegan—Fine local comedy and the best sandwiches in town form an unlikely but blessed union tonight as Comedy Is OK presents local (and hilarious) comedians Ian Karmel, Christian Ricketts, Richard Bain, and Abbey Jordan. (We’re not sure where the “vegan” thing comes in, but presumably Bunk’s pork belly sandwich will still be on the menu.) Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water, Wed March 9, 10 pm, free, bunkbar.com,