This year the festival begins September 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Cinema 21 with a very special screening of local filmmaker David Weissman’s deeply moving We Were Here. The film chronicles the heavy impact the AIDS crisis had on San Francisco in the 80s through the eyes of five survivors. David Weissman will be in attendance. This special screening is followed by a Gala Opening Night Party at 23Hoyt with hosted appetizers and drinks as well as a full cash bar and Holcombe Waller will perform a short set. Tickets for this event go on sale September 1.
The festival concludes on October 8 at Cinema 21 with the BBC production of The Night Watch based on the novel by Sarah Waters. Following four characters during World War 2 in Britain, the film explores many of the themes of gender and sexual identity typical in a Sarah Waters novel.
Archives for September 2011
Heather and I made a special trip to Foster Burger (5339 SE Foster) last weekend to check out the new menu (pdf). Normally a restaurant’s launch of a new menu wouldn’t dictate our weekend plans, but this was different. Foster Burger now offers six kinds of poutine!
Heather filed the review this afternoon:
You know what makes a poutine even better? When you don’t have to share it. Among the half dozen selections on Foster Poutine’s new menu (pdf), I was happy to just get the original, no frills poutine with fries, curds and gravy.
Dave got the Arleta Poutine, Foster Burger’s take on the traditional poutine Galvaude with roasted chicken and peas. I’m sort of not into peas. But Dave will pretty much put peas on anything. ANYTHING. So he was in pea poutine heaven. We each had our own plate and I ate every last bite.
Handcrafting delicious beers in the continental tradition, Occidental Brewing Co. employs superior malted barleys and hops from the Northwest and Europe with pioneering ingenuity.
The fest takes place at Cathedral Park Place (6635 N Baltimore), adjacent to Cathedral Park in the shadow of the St. Johns Bridge, where the brewery and taproom is located.
Enjoy German cuisine cooked up by the neighboring Cathedral Park Kitchen, and of course there will be beer! Occidental’s 2011 Festbier will debut at the festival, and their regular lineup of German-style beers will be available as well.
International Nuclear Folk (Gypsy, klezmer, Jazz, Punk) band and ultimate dance party machine Chervona, and other musical guests, will provide live Euroslav carnival music.
Entrance is free!
President Franklin D. Roosevelt made a whirlwind trip through Oregon on September 28, 1937 (The Oregonian, 28 September 1937).
By auto he and his entourage proceeded to the Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood where he first enjoyed lunch before speaking, and dedicating the lodge, at 1:30pm.
After the speech the presidential caravan headed to Portland via the Mount Hood Highway, where for 45 minutes he slowly paraded through town, waving. Then he was off to Vancouver to catch a 5pm train for Seattle.
We will have 1L Boots and Mugs for sale at the door, Live Music, Traditional German Dancing, Masskrugstemmen Competition, Food, and of course plenty of Cold Bier!
The Mississippi Marketplace food carts are also joining the festivities, and of course Prost makes a mean pretzel sandwich too.
Festivities begin at 11am both days, with live music starting at 1pm. Don’t miss the Ceremonial tapping of the first Oktoberfest Keg on the bar at noon Saturday.