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Sellwood's favorite (former) corpse-storing music venue, the Woods, is hosting a pair of Saturday events to coincide with MFNW and folks' desire to see free music and stuff their chow holes with delicious food.
Tomorrow afternoon they'll be hosting an all-day sound stage (sponsored by by KEXP and Caffe Vita) with the following performers:
3pm - Langhorne Slim
4pm - The Lonely Forest
5pm - Very Special Guest
6pm - John Vanderslice
7pm - The Black Whales
8pm - Port O'Brien
These shows are totally free and open to the public. After all that music you sure must be hungry, so there will be a very special midnight dinner hosted by One Pot. Here are the details:
Caffe Vita and One Pot are taking the midnight supper franchise on the road. For the past three years we have closed out the Capitol Hill Block Party with a completely debaucherous feast of song, heavily laden tables of food, and deep pints of distilled spirit. This year we are honored to head south to invade the halls of Portland’s most profoundly beautiful new venue—The Woods—a re-claimed funeral parlor and a gorgeous place to spend an evening. The terribly handsome boys from Throw Me the Statue and the Nick Jaina Band will be offering up some late night music from the table. One Pot is joined in the kitchen by Nick Castleberry (Sitka and Spruce) and our old friend Jason French chef/owner of Ned Ludd. Doors open at 11:00pm—parade of food begins at midnight—music mixed in here and there. Party goes late. If you don't want to grab a reserved seat—just come on down for the festivities.
The dinner will set you back $40 (plus a cash bar) and is reserved for big kids 21&over. If you want to get advance tickets, you can buy them here. If you just want the music but not the food, you can get discounted standing-room tickets at the door. As far as late night options go, this is far superior than choking down a suspicious looking burrito in the Muchas Gracias parking lot.