Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is coming back to Portland, Oregon. The Broadway musical will be at Keller Auditorium from December 1st to December 6th. As you can guest, the Broadway musical is based on Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature film. According to the press material, a local actor is in the Broadway musical. His name is Kevin Paul Clark, who is a Cleveland High School graduate and was also a Jefferson Dancer for three years (2007-2010).
Hello Portlanders! I have a contest on my Portland blog to see Suffragette for free. As you can guess by the title, the film is about a group of women who drove the movement for the right to vote. We take it for granted today, but there was a time when women were not allowed to vote. Suffragette stars Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter. The free screening for Suffragette is Monday, November 2nd at Regal Bridgeport at 7 pm. I’m giving away 15 early admit passes to see the screening. Each VIP pass is good for two guests. If you are interested in seeing Suffragette (Focus Features), leave a comment below with your first and last name. The deadline to enter is Thursday, October 29th. The winners will be randomly selected.
Anyone want to see the new Goosebumps movie? I can’t wait to take my kids to see it. The film won’t be released for another two weeks, but there’s an early screening on Wednesday, October 14th at Regal Lloyd Center (7 pm). If you want to see the free screening, head over to Goosebumps screening page to get your movie passes. Hurry. The passes are first come, first serve. BTW, show your Goosebumps Halloween spirit by wearing a Halloween costume to the screening for the chance to win a spooky Goosebumps prize! Goosebumps (Sony Pictures) opens in theaters on October 16th.
Fox Searchlight Pictures is releasing a new documentary next month. It’s called He Named Me Malala, which is about the youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Malala Yousafzai. The documentary is an inspirational story about an inspiring young women. If you’re interested in seeing this fascinating movie, there’s an early screening at Regal Bridgeport on October 7th (7pm). Head over to the screening page to do get your film pass. He Named Me Malala will open in theaters on October 9th.
It’s been raining since Friday (started right after work), so my plans to build a roof over my roof this weekend has been delayed. Summer doesn’t officially end for another 2+ weeks, but the cool and wet weather sure feels like Fall. In fact, while I’ve been couped up inside, I’ve been thinking about the next holiday: Halloween. In my opinion, it’s the best holiday of the year. I can’t wait for Halloween and I can’t wait to visit The Maize at The Pumpkin Patch. We went last year and had a fun time. BTW, you can save $2 on admission with this online coupon.
Thinking about attending a Broadway show? If you are, then you are in luck. Pippin is coming to Portland’s Keller Auditorium (SW 3rd and Clay) for a limited engagement from September 22nd – 27th. With a book by Roger O. Hirson and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Pippin features music supervision and arrangements by Nadia DiGiallonardo, orchestrations by Tony Award-winner Larry Hochman, scenic design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask, costume design by Dominique Lemieux, lighting design by Tony Award-winner Kenneth Posner, sound design by Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm. According to the press material, Pippin is the most nominated Broadway show of 2013 with four Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, four Drama Desk Awards, seven Outer Critic Circle Awards, and the Drama League Award.
It’s Fleet Week and the ships are coming to the Portland Rose Festival this weekend. Some of the tours start as early as 9 am Thursday, but you’ll have to wait until 9:30 am Friday if you want to see the big Navy ships. You’ll want to get there early because the lines are really long. I took the kids last year and we waited in line for about four hours. Most of the ships leave Monday morning, so expect delays. Note: the photos on this page were taken last year.
If you’ve been following me on Twitter, then you know I’ve been busy shopping in a Chevy Equinox loaner for the big Doernbecher raffle. I’ve put together a grill package consisting of a fabulous Traeger Lil Tex Pro Grill and Smoker (sells for $799), $200 in delicious steaks from The Meating Place, a $100 Parr Lumber gift card (for grill accessories and meat rubs), and a great grill recipes book from Powell’s Books. The Chevy Shop Social: Portland fundraiser will take place this Thursday (May 21st) in Pioneer Square on May 21st (starts 6 pm). Raffle tickets are only $2 each (12 tickets for $10, 15 tickets for $20). That means for as little as $2, you can enter to win my grill package that is worth over $1100. Sweet deal, right? As I mentioned before, this is a great cause because raffle proceeds will benefit the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation.