Happy Weekend, FoPo!

Sun, sun, sun.  It’s almost too good to be true.  Take advantage of it while you can, folks. Garden, sidewalk dining/drinking, a stroll through the ‘hood.  All of the above?  Make it happen.

Here are your weekend tidbits…

– The Foster Streetscape Plan may soon be a thing.  No, not just a fantasy; not some plan that was concocted years ago with no city follow through (well, that happened…but they finally came around 10 years later).  It’s a real thing.  And with funding this time, too.  PBOT just has to present its formal recommendation for a street configuration, and the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) has to vote on it.  One of those steps *may* happen this coming Wednesday, October 23.  The SAC is set to hold its 10th meeting to discuss cross-section alternatives, and it’s quite possible PBOT will share their recommendation to the group.  If this is the case, I’m sure there will be a back and forth between the car/speed lovers and livability/safety advocates.  Ultimately, though, a vote would presumably take place at the following meeting, where the SAC gets their say.  Wednesday’s meeting takes place at SE Works, from 6-8 pm.  More to unfold…

Foster Art Night is this weekend.  Just out of curiosity, what does that mean to you?  Is it really an art walk?  More of a pub crawl?  Should there be more art?  Do you even go?  Thoughts?

– The Wikman’s out, but the Bob White is back in.

– FYI, the Bob White is not the only performance venue in the neighborhood.  Performance Works NW has been active for years, and they continue to put on show after show.  In a couple weeks, for example, Cabaret Boris and Natasha bring a weekend of “performance riffing on notions of alternate personae, imposters, disguises & cover versions.”  Check out their schedule of events and support the arts locally.  Oh, and you can read more about PNW and its founder, Linda Austin, here.

– Hookah, hookah, hookah.  Get your puff on at Bar Maven, as their hookahs arrive on Saturday for your smoking pleasure.

– Speaking of Bar Maven, they’re getting into the Halloween spirit with an All Hallow’s Eve party on Saturday, 10/26, and a Halloween party on Thursday, 10/31.  More on those events later.

– Big tasting at N.W.I.P.A. on Monday.  If you like beer, you’ll like Brewpublic’s Killer IPA tasting.  See you at 5 pm.

– For the community-minded gardeners out there: the FoPo community garden will be having its first garden committee meeting this Saturday, from 4-5.  The weather should be fantastic, so that may be reason enough.  If you have any interest, just show up.

– Live music for the weekend:
Friday- Eight53 at Torta; Joe Baker w/ Sean Oldham at Starday; Red Rose at Gemini
Saturday- Steve Cheseborough at Torta; TBA at Starday

Have a good weekend, all.  And as always, let us know what we missed.

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