Holy crap – we’re deep into October and the weekends still rock. We’ve got festivals dedicated to film, apples, killer beer, and booze; a costume sale, belly dance, a spectacular spectacle, and Oktoberfest straggler, and more!
The 2011 Portland Latin American Film Festival (PDXLAFF) runs from October 20 through 26 at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy).
Serving the community as a non-profit cultural promoter under the guidance of Film Action Oregon, the 5th annual PDXLAFF is dedicated to showcasing perspectives of Latin American culture through an annual exploration of Latin film . . . [more]
Portland Nursery‘s 24th Annual Apple Tasting Event takes place over the next two weekends (Friday-Sunday, October 14-16, and 21-23) at the SE 50th and Stark location.
After the beer-focused festivals, this is my favorite fall event. Apple tasting, old fashioned cider pressing, apple desserts, cooking demonstrations, and live music – what’s not to like? Heather also freakin’ loves apples! [more]
Every third Friday of the month the Blue Monk (3341 SE Belmont) hosts the Offbeat Belly Dance collective, a club rocking, good timing, genre-defying gang of badass belly dancers.
This Friday, October 21, 2011, is no exception – the Offbeat Belly Dance collectives invites you to October Offbeat OMG! Free show! This Friday! Good times! Woooo! [more]
Looking for the perfect Halloween costume? How do you feel about tights?
You’ll find something at the Oregon Ballet Theater Costume Sale this Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23, 2011. [more]
The 7th annual Great American Distillers Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, October 23 and 24 2011 at the Left Bank Annex (101 N Weidler), 1pm until 7pm both days.
This festival is a gathering of small distillers from across the country who come to Oregon – the Mecca of craft distilling, to share their products, their passion and their expertise in handcrafting spirits.There will be tastings, seminars, a mixology contest for bartenders and more! [more]
The City of Portland and the Financial Planning Associations of Oregon and SW Washington bring you Portland Financial Planning Day this Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Portland Building (1120 SW 5th), second floor.
Dozens of Portland Area financial planners will offering free one-on-one counseling and seminars on budgeting, income taxes, investment strategies, mortgages and foreclosures, retirement planning and more. The advice will be offered on a “no strings attached” basis – planners will not be giving out business cards or selling financial products or services. [more]
Now that fall is definitely here, it’s time for the 2nd annual North Portland Oktoberfest, held this Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Historic Kenton Firehouse (8105 N. Brandon) from 3pm to 10pm.
The fest features a German bratwurst, kraut and pretzel dinner – with Widmer Brewing beer! Attendees receive a commemorative glass mug, a sponsor coupon book, and of course a fantastic experience. [more]
Brewpublic‘s third annual Killer Beer Week takes place from Sunday to Sunday, October 16 through 23, 2011. KillerBeerWeek aims to deliver some of the best and most interesting beers the region has to offer at some of the best pubs in the Portland area.
Saturday, October 22, 4pm-close: KillerBeerFest @ Bailey’s Taproom (213 SW Broadway) [more]
The 4th annual Moulin Rouge Spectacular Spectacle, brought to you by Fleur de Lethal Cinematheque, takes place Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Bagdad Theater (3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd).
For one night only the legendary Bagdad Theater transforms into a champagne and absinthe drenched Montmarte as Fleur de Lethal plays host to the 4th Annual “Sing Out” screening of Baz Lurhmann’s 2001 musical epic starring Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman. [more]