Friday, October 06, 2006

Things to Do This Weekend

If you live in Portland that is.

First up is the HP Lovecraft Film Festival. It takes place at the Hollywood theater. Like a Star Trek Convention or a Dead show, you go for the people watching as much as the content. The movies are rather mainstream this year, but most fit into a Lovecraftian mold. By that I mean creepy, dank, and only partially explained.

If you need (ok fine, if you want) books, then you need to get to the Friends of the Multnomah County book sale. Some people hear library book sale and think about the books no one has checked out in seven years, and that have white stickers with Dewey Decimal numbers on them. Not here, it's all donations. Yes you will have to do some hunting, but that is part of the fun.

If you have kids you might consider a trip to the pumpkin patches. The ones here can't compare to the extravaganzas found in Northern Virginia, but they are still really fun. The Oregonian has a list. We'll be visting Fir Point Farms ourselves.

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