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Out of Town 5/13-5/20 

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thursday 14 – saturday 16

McMenamins UFO Festival

It's a bird! It's a plane! No really, this nuclear physicist says it's a UFO! This festival commemorates the infamous Trent sighting of a UFO in 1950, one of the most credible UFO sightings to date. Speakers include witness and abductee Travis Walton, researcher and author Kathleen Marden, expert Grant Cameron, UFO Reporting Center Director Peter Davenport, and aforementioned nuclear physicist Stanton T. Friendman. Don't forget your aluminum hat. Check out the full schedule of events at Hotel Oregon. $40-$70.


thursday 14 – saturday 16

The Best of HUMP Dirty Film Festival

The popular, now-nationwide series spawned (right word?) by Dan Savage returns to Portland. Anyone of any sexual preference, shape, or size can be a porn star for HUMP!, the real, sex-positive experiences of the Pacific Northwest. This event pares down the numerous entries of five minutes of creative bliss to the most real sexcapades to be had in our region. 8 & 10 pm, Thursday. 8:30 & 10:30 pm, Friday. 6:30, 8:30, and 10:45 pm, Saturday. Cinema 21. $20.

gold beach

saturday 16

Whale of a Wine Fest

This ain't no whale of a tale, this big fish story is actually happening. Over 15 regional wineries bring their best to the ocean and to your commemorative wine glass. And, of course, wine isn't any fun without live music and art; stroll through local galleries and relax to jazz, folk, and funk with the waves crashing in the background. Or, if wine isn't your cup of tea, the Brew Pub will also be pouring and the Garden Club Floral Show will cater to those without pesky allergies. 11 am-10 pm. Event Center on the Beach. $15.

toutle, wa

saturday 16 – monday 18

Mount St. Helens 35th Anniversary Commemoration Weekend

Hear from those who were there when Mt. St. Helens blew on May 18, 1980. The eruption was the only significant volcanic activity in the Lower 48 since the 1915 eruption of Lassen Park in California. Scientists will also be on hand to explain the significant seismic activity taking place during a volcanic eruption. 10 am-6 pm, Saturday. 12:30 pm-5 pm, Sunday. 10:30 am-4:30 pm, Monday. Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center.

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