- LEE WILLIAMS
- Portland Tribune - Features
Ends of the Earth: From PolarBears to Penguins
The journey from the North Pole to the South Pole at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is nearing the end of its run.
Sunday is the last day to catch the exhibit. Images of the polar landscapes and life-size model polar bears guide visitors on this winter excursion to the chilly caps of the planet.
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. FRIDAY-SUNDAY, Jan. 4-6, OMSI, 1945 S.E. Water Ave., 503-797-4000, www.omsi.edu, $9, age 3 to 13 and seniors $7
ARTS and CRAFTS
Handmade for the Holidays
Sure, the holidays are over, but the Museum of Contemporary Craft's gallery sale extends through this weekend. Snap up post-holiday bargains on handcrafted clothing, quilts, games and decorations for the home.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. FRIDAY-SUNDAY, Jan. 4-6, Museum of Contemporary Craft, 724 N.W. Davis St., 503-223-2654, www.museumofcontemporarycraft.org
OUT OF THIS WORLD
Inquiring Minds UFO Night
Will the U.S. elect a presidential candidate who claims he witnessed a UFO? Will said candidate (U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, actually), if elected, appoint Shirley MacLaine his secretary of the Milky Way?
Will 'The X-Files' movie sequel - supposedly in production this month - finish filming in time for its planned summer release?
These certainly are issues worth bringing up at the first Inquiring Minds UFO meeting of the year. Held every first Sunday of the month at It's a Beautiful Pizza, the evenings include videos, photos and lots of frank discussion.
7 p.m. SUNDAY, Jan. 6, It's a Beautiful Pizza, 3342 S.E. Belmont St., 503-233-5444, free
StereoJets: Travels in the Third Dimension
Toronto-based photographer and artist Simon Bell blends old-fashioned stereo photography with the digital printing of today to create dazzling images that play tricks on the eyes.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. FRIDAY and SATURDAY, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. SUNDAY, through Feb. 17, 3D Center for Art and Photography, 1928 N.W. Lovejoy St., 503-227-6667, www.3dcenter.us $4, $7 family