The 2009 Filmed by Bike film festival kicks off Friday, April 17 with an Opening Night Throwdown – a street party on Clinton Street between 25th and 26th with a beer garden, entertainers, music and more. It runs from 6pm until 1am. Tickets for the films go on sale a half hour before each showing, and you can have a beer while you’re waiting in line. Thanks to Mike Vogel for the ticket tips, and make sure to check out his film at the festival, Claire Rides a Bike!
Now that spring is here and the rain has stopped (ha!), you probably need shiny new soccer gear. Far Post Soccer Supply‘s annual spring sale is going on right now. Lots of stuff is on sale. In particular club replica apparel is 30% off, and national club apparel is 40% off. Sale ends Sunday, April 19th.
Calling all comics nerds! As you no doubt already know and have already blogged about (nb: all nerds have blogs) the 6th annual Stumptown Comics Fest is this weekend at the Doubletree Hotel (1000 NE Multnomah). Check out the exhibitors and guests here, and the schedule here.
Support your local record store Saturday, April 18th: it’s Record Store Day. Record Store Day is an international celebration of independent record stores. To participate a store must be a physical retailer whose product line consists of at least 50% music retail, whose company is not publicly traded and whose ownership is at least 70% located in the state of operation. OregonLive’s Pop Music blog tells you all about it here, and Mayor Sam Adams has officially proclaimed Saturday to be Record Store Day in Portland. Find local participating stores here.
For even more vinyl Saturday head up to upper Hawthorne for the Night Owl Record Sale at the Portland Eagles Lodge (4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd).
Portland’s Night Owl Record Show is the nation’s first night time record show. Twice a year since October of 2003 music fans and record fiends from Portland, the Pacific Northwest and as far away as Florida, New York and Japan, have gathered for a funky time buying, selling and trading records. The Eagles provide food, drink and pool to keep things from getting boring.
Sale runs from 5 to 9pm Saturday, April 18th. Admission is $2 Admission ($15 early bird). Records, food, and drinks will be available. Hat tip to Justin (Dusty Nuggets and Hall of Records) for the reminder!
Eat Mobile, the food cart fest, is back again this year in a new location – the Disjecta space at 8371 N. Interstate Avenue. It runs Saturday, April 18 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm. Admission is $5 and proceeds go to Mercy Corp. The Willy Week is sponsoring the event, and has all the details here. Some of the food carts participating:
Al Forno Ferruzza, Altengartz Bratwurst, Cafe Velo, Fat Kitty Falafel, Flavour Spot, Garden State, Junior Ambassadors, Taqueria Los Gorditos, LeRoy’s Familiar Vittles, Lulu’s Confections, Moxie Rx, Nuevo Mexico, Sip, Soup Cycle, Tabor, The Grilled Cheese Grill and Todbott’s Triangles.
And yup, there’s a beer garden (BridgePort Beer and House Spirits Distillery cocktails) and live music (Mimicking Birds).