So you know how some weekends I say there’s a shit ton of things to do? Well this week I’m not in the least being hyperbolic – there really is a shit ton of things to do on this second weekend in October, 2010. (And this list doesn’t include Sunday’s Timbers match, which will have its own post later . . .)
The much anticipated Grand Opening of the 442 Soccer Bar (18th and Hawthorne) occurs Friday, October 8 2010. Doors open at 6pm. . .
The sports channel lineup includes ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, ESPN Deportes, Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Soccer Plus, Fox Sports en Español, Fox Sports Northwest, Gol TV, TYC Sports, Comcast Sportnet, plus a bunch of Spanish language channels, and Champions League and Europa League matches live via DirectTV. [more]
The 23rd Annual Apple Tasting Event takes place over the next two weekend (Friday-Sunday, October 8-10, and 15-17) at the Portland Nursery location (5050 SE Stark location).
This has become one of Heather and my favorite annual events. Apple tasting, old fashioned cider pressing, apple desserts, cooking demonstrations, and live music – what’s not to like? [more]
The 2010 Portland Humanist Film Festival takes place October 8 through October 10 at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton). . .
The festival films featured include Cheat Neutral, The Cult of the Suicide Bombers, Letting Go of God, the Portland premier of Creation – The True Story of Charles Darwin, and as part of the Friday Night Opening Gala: Life Of Brian (the festival organizers ask you to dress as your favorite Life of Brian character – prizes will be given for the best worst costume!). [more]
The 2010 Wordstock Festival takes place Thursday, October 7 through Sunday, October 10 2010.
The largest celebration of literature and literacy in the Pacific Northwest features exhibitors, authors, and workshops at the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE MLK Jr), and venues throughout the city. The schedule is intriguing. [more]
The 2010 Fresh Hop Tastival, Portland edition, takes place at Oaks Park on Saturday, October 9th from 11:30am until 9pm.
Featuring dozens of delicious locally brewed beers spiced up with freshly picked hops, this festival is a Hop Head’s heaven. [more]
Storm Day: Commemorating the Columbus Day Storm takes place at the Pittock Mansion on Saturday, October 9 2010 from 11am until 4pm.
OMSI representatives will be on hand . . ., guests will share stories from the 1962 Columbus Day Storm. The Red Cross will provide storm preparation tips. [more]
The Friends of the Multnomah County Library 37th Annual Fall Used Book Sale 2010, Oregon’s largest used book sale, takes place this weekend, and Monday, at 1205 NE 33rd (corner of 33rd and Sandy).
Over 100,000 books, CDs and DVDs, audio and video tapes, and maps and sheet music will be available. Prices of kids’ books and small paperbacks start at $.50, large paperbacks and hardcovers at $1.50. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Multnomah County Library. [more]