Not a bad lineup for a decidedly Fall weekend – festivals this weekend come in several varieties: literary, cheese, beer, and film. Also a free film screening for history buffs, and more!
Portland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2011 wraps up Saturday!
The 15th Annual Portland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival takes place September 30 through October 8, 2011 at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st).
“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.” [more]
Wordstock, Portland’s book and literary festival, takes over exhibit hall C at the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE MLK JR Blvd) Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9, 2011. Affiliated events are taking place sooner, including the The Nervous Breakdown Literary Experience on Monday, October 3, and Portland Stories at the Multnomah County Library on Tuesday, October 4. [more]
In observation of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to honor the heroism of survivors, the Bradley Angle House is teaming up with the fabulous performers of Darcelle XV (208 NW 3rd) for a special one-night only show: Super!Drag.
“It’s a drag show, superhero style!” [more]
Cort and Fatboy’s Midnight Movie: The Thing
The Cort and Fatboy Midnight Movie this Friday, October 3, 2011 is the John Carpenter classic The Thing:
“Take a bunch of bearded, paranoid men (including Kurt Russell,) stick em all in Antarctica and then hide a shapeshifting alien inside of a cute little dog.” [more]
The Wedge: Portland Celebrations Cheese Festival returns to the Green Dragon Bistro & Brewpub (928 SE 9th) this Saturday, October 8, 2011.
This farmer’s market-style event is organized by the Oregon Cheese Guild to “showcase artisan, specialty, and farmstead cheesemakers from throughout the Northwest.” [more]
Portland’s 2011 Fresh Hop Tastival takes place at Oaks Amusement Park (7805 SE Oaks Park Way) this Saturday, October 8 from noon until 8pm.
Hop heads will be in heaven – this fest features dozens of delicious locally brewed beers spiced up with freshly picked hops (scroll down on this page for the full beer list). [more]
Lens on the Community: Riches of a City
Public History Graduates (PHig) debuts the Lens on the Community program with a screening of Riches of a City, at 2pm this Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 5th Avenue Cinema (510 SW Hall).
“Riches of a City (1975). . . documents the development of the Skidmore District and recounts the struggle to bring this downtown Portland neighborhood into the modern era while preserving its cultural and historical significance.” [more]
And for even more weekend events and activities, check out the Dave Knows Calendar, and visit Around the Sun, Blogging Portland on the Cheap, PDX Pipeline, and Oregon Events at OregonLive.com.
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