Friday, January 15, 2010

For fen in Portland OR: Celebrate JRR Tolkien's Birthday at McMenamins Kennedy School

Attend J.R.R. Tolkien's Birthday Bash at the Kennedy School

WHAT:  Ever enjoyed a handcrafted pint of ale next to an ent, or perhaps an orc? Been dying to dress up as Arwen the Elf to compete for a prize? Come out for the best (free!) Tolkien celebration this side of Middle-earth. We'll have live hilltop rock by the legendary Freak Mountain Ramblers, the complete "Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy" in the Theater ($3 per film or cans of food for the Oregon Food Bank), performances of "The Hobbit's Greatest Hits" by the always-amazing Willamette Radio Workshop, a costume contest, Hobbit-inspired food and drink specials and more. Bring your camera, because you might just run into Aragorn or Gandalf.

WHEN:          Saturday, January 16, 2010 * 11 a.m. 'til late * Free *  All ages welcome

  • 11 a.m. · "The Fellowship of the Ring"
  • 2 p.m. · Performance by Willamette Radio Workshop
  • 3 p.m. · "The Two Towers"
  • 3:30 p.m. · Costume Contest
  • 4 p.m. · Performance by Willamette Radio Workshop
  • 7 p.m. · "The Return of the King" (extended version)
  • 7 p.m. · Music by the Freak Mountain Ramblers

WHERE:         McMenamins Kennedy School * 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave., Portland * (503) 249-3983

WHY:             Ever been to a Tolkien party? Now's your chance.

CONTACT:    Kerry Beeaker, Marketing Writer/Editor
                       McMenamins Hotels, Pubs & Breweries
                       (503) 492-5443
                       kerryb AT ed.mcmenamin DOTcom

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