River Pig party


THERE ARE SOME BIG EVENTS COMING UP OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. THE FIRST THURSDAY ART WALK, CINCO DE MAYO, AND THE KENTUCKY DERBY. KEN: THERE’S ONE PLACE WHERE YOU CAN CELEBRATE ALL THREE EVENTS. KOHR HARLAN IS LIVE IN THE PEARL DISTRICT WHERE IT’S ALL HAPPENING. KOHR? KOHR: THE RIVER PIG IS THE PLACE TO BE IN THE PEARL BEGINNING TONIGHT, BETWEEN 13TH AND HOYT AND GLISAN. THEY’LL CLOSE THE STREET OFF AT 4:00 TONIGHT FOR WHAT PROMISES TO BE A COOL THREE-DAY CELEBRATION ALL WEEKEND LONG, CELEBRATING A BIG THREE HOLIDAY TRIO THIS WEEKEND. RAMSEY IS A GUY THAT RUNS THE RIVER BIG. I KNOW YOU’RE PROBABLY JUST GETTING TO BED RIGHT NOW, BUT THANK YOU FOR COMING OUT. WE’RE CELEBRATING FIRST THURSDAY, SOMETHING YOU’VE DONE FOR A WHILE. WE’VE GOT CINCO DE MAYO TOMORROW. THEN THE KENTUCKY DERBY ON SATURDAY. FIRST THING I WANT TO DO, WE’LL ROLL SOME VIDEO, SHOW YOU THIS THAT WE SHOT. YOU’VE INVITED SOME PEOPLE THAT OWN PIGS FROM EUGENE TO COME HERE AND DO BIG RACING, RIGHT? YEAH. WE’VE DONE THE PIG RACING WITH THEM BEFORE AT WHISKEY TOWN. IT’S BEEN A HUGE HIT. THEY’RE 10-WEEK-OLD PIGS, AND THEY TRAIN THEM TO RACE AROUND THE TRACK, AND PEOPLE BET ON THEM. TONIGHT IT STARTS AT 6:00 P.M., RACING ON THE HOUR TILL 9:00 P.M. KOHR: FIRST THURSDAY STARTS TONIGHT. THEY TURN THE VETO INTO A BLOCK PARTY. THEY HAVE A BEER GARDEN OUT HERE, THE PIG RACING OUT HERE, LIVE MUSIC OUT HERE. THIS HAS BEEN A LOT OF FUN IN PAST YEARS. YOU GET FIRST THURSDAY TONIGHT, CINCO DE MAYO TOMORROW. AND CINCO DE MAYO TOMORROW. CINCO DE MAYO HAS MORE MEANING TOMORROW. WE’VE GOT OBVIOUSLY A LOT OF PEOPLE IN TOWN AND WORK IN HAD INDUSTRY OF HISPANIC DESCENT. SO WE’RE THROWING A BIG PARTY FOR THEM. WE’LL HAVE FUN. WE’LL HAVE THE PIG RACES ALL THREE DAYS. KOHR: BIG TIME COMING UP HERE. ON SATURDAY, OF COURSE, AFTER CINCO DE MAYO, KENTUCKY DERBY HAPPENS. AGAIN, THERE WILL BE BETTING ON THE PIG RACES. THIS IS A THREE-DAY-LONG BLOCK PARTY OUT HERE. THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT IT IS, A COMMUNITY EVENT. IT’S OPEN AND FREE TO THE PUBLIC. WE DON’T CHARGE TICKETS. EVERYONE CAN COME THROUGH. LIVE MUSIC ALL THREE DAYS. BIG BEER GARDEN. NO FENCES, JUST OLD SCHOOL BLOCK PARTY. KOHR: OLD-SCHOOL GOOD TIMES. STARTS AT 4:00 THIS AFTERNOON OUT HERE AGAIN BETWEEN HOYT AND GLISAN ON 13TH IN THE PEARL DISTRICT. IF THE MORNING IS ANY INDICATION, THE AFTERNOON WILL BE JUST WONDERFUL. THE SUNSHINE IS JUST ABOUT TO COME UP OVER THE HORIZON. IT’S DAYLIGHT. YOU CAN SEE A LOT OF BLUE SKY OUT HERE. A LOT OF HAPPY FACES. THE RIVER PIG ON 13TH BETWEEN HOYT AND GLISAN. GET READY. IT’S COMING. JENNY AND KEN? JENNY: PUTTING KENTUCKY DERBY HATS ON THE PIGS WOULD PUT THE OVER THE TOP.

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