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HEADLINES FOR PASTAFARIANS
High carb communion Sunday at Joe’s and Aurora’s
Event: Spaghetti Feed, aka Pastafarian Communion
Time: Sunday, October 3, beginning at 3 p.m.
Place: Joe’s and Aurora’s place, North Portland (Call 503-754-1994 for address)
Back by popular demand, though slightly later in the year due to the Portland Pirate Festival, is the 3rd annual FSM Spaghetti Feed. This is certain to be the Party of the Year with more than 30 people already planning to show.
Please bring a dish that GOES WITH spaghetti. Think antipasto, green salad, garlic bread, meaty balls, smelly cheese, rum soaked tiramisu AND something for the bar. Joe and Aurora will supply soft drinks and the spaghetti and sauce.
Pirate garb, talking like a pirate, eating with a seashell and other piraticalness is encouraged. Spaghetti will be eaten, drinks will be drunken and Nerf wars will ensue. Come prepared to have fun. No stuffy grumblin' or ye be walkin' the plank.
Party down with Pam the Pastafarian
Event: Fez Fatale (featuring Pam Quinlan)
Time: Saturday, October 2, 9:30 p.m.–Midnight
Place: Blue Monk, 3341 SE Belmont (503-595-0575)
Want to get an early start on Sunday’s silliness. Then you should check out Fez Fatale, “an original post-genre music group” featuring our own pastafarian Pam Quinlan, this Saturday at the Blue Monk.
Along with being one of the group’s vocalists, Pam is its chief songwriter and has been working on an atheist-themed number.
This is the perfect venue for the Flying Spaghetti Monster. The Blue Monk specializes in large portions of east coast Italian food including Spaghetti and Meatballs (the best in town!), Chicken Parmesan, Clams & Angel Hair and Vegan Lasagna. It’s located between Zupan’s and the old Belmont Inn. (Hmmm, I feel an event coming on.)
‘Creation’ headlines Portland Humanist Film Fest
Event: Portland Humanist Film Fest
Time: Friday–Sunday, October 8–10
Place: Clinton Street Theatre, 2522 SE Clinton (Friday), and 5th Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall Street (Saturday and Sunday)
“Creation,” the critically acclaimed docudrama of Charles Darwin’s personal and philosophical trials as he wrote “Origin of the Species,” headlines the first Portland Humanist Film Fest, Friday–Sunday, Oct. 8–10.
The three-day event features more than 20 science fiction, documentary, and comedy full-length films and shorts. Admission is free, but seating is limited, so be sure to check out the website for times and make plans to get there early.
The festival kicks off with a Friday night screening “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” at the Clinton Street Theatre. The event features a best-worst costume contest with prizes.
Saturday’s highlight is “Sunshine,” a stylish noir-style science fiction suspense film with overtones of end times angst and existentialism.
Sunday’s finale, “Creation,” has been a critically acclaimed hit at theatres everywhere in the world except the U.S. For some reason, U.S. theatres just can’t bring themselves to screen a film about Darwin. Go figure.
Portland Humanist Film is underwritten by the Portland branch of Center for Inquiry (CFI), Humanists of Greater Portland (HGP) and freethinkers of Portland state University.
Are you ready to rally?
Is anyone else thinking about trekking to Washington, DC, for Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Reason on Saturday, October 30? Or maybe Stephen Colbert’s Keep Fear Alive! event?
Contact Jack, your humble organizer, if you're thinking about making the trip.
[b]Wouldn’t Pew know it!
Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons are among the highest-scoring groups on a new Pew Forum survey of religious knowledge, outperforming evangelical Protestants, mainline Protestants and Catholics on questions about the core teachings, history and leading figures of major world religions. Check out the study at www.PewForum.org.