Plan to hit the ground runnin' and get most of my work done early in the week, so I can cruise toward the weekend. Big one comin' up. Gotta get out the mint julep recipe for Saturday's KENTUCKY DERBY. Not necessarily into horse racing (altho I did have a job as a camera operator at Portland Meadows one winter while I was going to MHCC, but that's a whole 'nother story). It's the tradition of watching it on tv and getting silly with friends that appeals to me..
CINCO DE MAYO next Sunday! That's gonna take a little prep work. Hope I can find a pinata with dark chocolate inside. Margaritas anyone? There'll be no shortage of celebrations around town, so take your pick and have a great time.
btw: SHANNON will be giving away passes to the Cinco De Mayo Fiesta next weekend at Waterfront Park, plus carnival wristbands all week long during his "This Day In Rock" Trivia question at 3:45pm. JEFF MITCHELL pulls out the KGON junk drawer during the BOB & TOM show each morning. This week it's $40 gift certificates to Outback Steakhouse. And, during the noon hour with Iris, play "My 3 Songs" for a chance to win tickets to "Jukebox Hero" Foreigner Tribute Band coming up at the Star Theater.
Other things to do this week in the Rose City:
Your last chance to catch the MYTHBUSTERS EXHIBITION at OMSI. Hands on experiments, props & gadgets from the TV show thru next Sunday.
At the movies: IRON MAN 3 opens Friday. Robert Downey Jr is back as Tony Stark, Ben Kingsley plays his arch rival The Mandarin; different director this time.
On the local music scene: MAY DAY MUSIC FEST at the Alhambra (formerly Mt Tabor Theater) Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the restored theater. Bunch of bands over 5 days, Wed-Sun. more info at alhambrapdx.com
BEST NEW BAND SHOWCASE at Mississippi Studios. Free for all ages. Sat 9pm
oh, yeah, don't forget 3 DOG NIGHT at Spirit Mtn Casino Sat night.
And, if you need more excuses to party...Birthdays this week include: Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Mick Mars of Motley Crue, Steve Stevens of Billy Idols' band, Bill Ward of Black Sabbath, Willie Nelson, and, talk about your old rockers - drummer from Spirit Ed Cassidy who left the planet in 2012 would have been 90 this year. Also, Bianca Jagger; The Godfather of Soul James Brown, Kurt Loder of MTV; Jerry Seinfeld, couple of athletes - Andre Agassi, Isiah Thomas; and actors Uma Thurman, Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Pfeiffer, & Daniel Day-Lewis; plus it's the two-year anniversary for Britain's Prince William & Kate.
Lookin' for an 80 degree weekend, enjoy each day as we ramp up to it. Wherever you go, whatever you do, remember to take your smile with you.