Astoria Weekend Amusements (7-10 April, 2022)

View of the Columbia river looking North from Irving and 19th. 3 ships in anchorage.

Friggin’ awesome upcoming weekend in Astoria: Ales and ideas, comedy, plants, art, and burlesque!


Ales & Ideas: Blockchain, and Bitcoin, and Crypto, Oh My!

Fort George Thursday Night Lecture Series

Join Clatsop Community College math instructor Rich Beveridge as he presents Blockchain, and Bitcoin, and Crytpo, Oh My, in the Lovell Showroom at Fort George Brewery (1483 Duane) on Thursday, April 7, at 7pm.

The talk will focus on the historical development of digital cryptography in the 20th century and how these ideas were used to create cryptocurrencies and other blockchain applications.

Doors open at 6pm, and food & beverages are available. This event is all ages and there is no cover!

Comedy Night at the Merry Time Bar and Grill

Merry Time Bar and Grill

Joke Masters Comedy and Merry Time Bar & Grill (995 Marine Drive) present Comedy Night, Thursday, April 7. Show starts at 7pm. Buy tickets at the door ($20) or in advance online ($15).

Lineup: . . . not sure yet!

The Merry Time is your friendly neighborhood bar with great burgers, tacos, and daily specials. 14 taps featuring mostly local breweries, the largest pinball selection on the North coast, lottery, pool, big screen tvs for games, big buck hunter. Locally owned and operated, eclectic and welcoming to all.


Pop-up Plant Sale

Logo of OSU Master Gardner, Clatsop County

Clatsop County Master Gardener Association presents a Spring Flower Pop-up Sale on Saturday, April 9 at the Barbey Maritime Center, adjacent to the Columbia River Maritime Museum (1792 Marine), from 10am to 2pm.

Products for sale include hanging flower and strawberry baskets, colored pots, and flower starts.

Second Saturday Art Walk

Astoria, Oregon 2nd Saturday Art Walk

The April 2022 edition of Second Saturday Art Walk is upon us.

From noon until 8pm on Saturday, April 9 explore art at galleries and shops throughout downtown-and beyond.

Pick up a map and list of locations from local shops, or on the Astoria Downtown Historic District website here. Check out the latest Coast Weekend for listings of this month’s featured exhibits and artists.

Miss Minsky Presents: Burlesque

Labor Temple Bar and Diner

Interested in an enchanting often bawdry evening of burlesque, drag, circus arts, comedy & more? Then look no further than the Labor Temple Diner & Bar (934 Duane) on Saturday, April 9.

Miss Minsky Presents is an enchanting, often bawdry evening of burlesque & variety. Classic and neo strip tease entertainers woo and delight, hoop artists and acrobats dazzle the eye, singers and comedians tickle the ear and funny bone. All while our dapper staff serve delicious cocktails & libations inside a historical landmark at the jewel of the coast, Astoria, Oregon.

Read more on the Eventbrite page.

Advance tickets start at $20. Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm.

The Great Astoria Plague of 1901

Kick Ass Oregon History: The Great Astoria Plague of 1901"

Most of us know about the 1922 Astoria fire, but other than a few dedicated researchers most Astorians have never heard of the great plague of 1901…

That changed when the geeked-out history folks of Doug Kenck-Crispin and Andy Lindberg (a.k.a., the crack hustlers of Oregon History) released the spooky and riveting story of The Great Astoria Plague of 1901 (in which we learn that something fishy lurks beneath the surface of Astoria) on April 1, 2012.

Listen to it now!

This was volume 4, episode 4 of the long running podcast, Kick Ass Oregon History, which covers just the good stuffSex, Drugs, Rock and Roll and Earth Shattering, Devastating Destruction.

P.S. On April 1 fans of cosmic horror . . . and perceptive joke-getters aren’t fools . . .