Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bike Films Wanted: Bend Bicycle Film Festival, May 22

Just got this from my friend Renee Davidson at Grassroots PR. Let your light shine! -hoc

Bike Films Wanted for Bend Bicycle Film Festival Second Annual Event May 22

BEND, Ore. – Local filmmakers and photographers are invited to submit their films for consideration in the second annual Bend Bicycle Film Festival, slated for May 22. The fundraising event is part of a full weekend of biking activities, including a Volunteer Trail Work Party for Central Oregon Trail Alliance, followed by a BBQ and Awards Ceremony.

"Last year, we raised $3,500 for Central Oregon Trail Alliance and the Bend Cycling Club, and we debuted a full-length mountain biking feature film," said Paul Lissette, festival organizer. "This year, we're going 100% local, and we're hoping to beat last year's fundraising amount."

To that end, the Bend Bicycle Film Festival has issued a 2010 Call for Submissions. To be considered for the Bend Bicycle Film Festival, the short film must have something to do with cycling, and it must have a local connection, however tenuous. Artistic and "outside-the-box" submissions are encouraged.Submission guidelines have been posted to the organization's website.

This year's event will be held on Saturday, May 22 at the Tower Theatre. The second annual Bend Bicycle Film Festival will benefit Central Oregon Trail Alliance and Bend Endurance Academy. Event sponsors include Pine Mountain Sports, 92/7 FM and Cog Wild. The 4:00 p.m. showing is open to all ages, and doors open at 3:15. The 7:00 p.m. show is 21 and over only, and doors open at 6:15. Both shows will feature 2.5 hours of films, with a 20-minute intermission. For more information about the Bend Bicycle Film Festival, visit


Friday, April 9, 2010

April Events at The Jackalope Grill: 4/12 Tim's Supper Club, 4/19 Women Tasting Wine, Mother's Day and more

The latest doings at the Jackalope Grill. -hoc

Monday April 12, Tim's Supper Club
For this event, we will provide selected hors d'œuvres at special pricing. In addition, we have waived our corkage fee. Doors open at 5:00. Cost is $39.

~ Menu ~
Salade de Saison
salad of seasonal greens
Côte de Veau Grillée
grilled fourteen-ounce Provimi veal chop, sun-dried tomato polenta and shitake mushroom hunter sauce
a selection from our menu including tiramisu
Wine Suggestions
A medium-to-full bodied pinot noir, such as the 2006 Whistling Dog Momtazi Vineyard Pinot Noir or a medium to full bodied Chianti, such as the 2006 Frescobaldi Chianti Rufina Nippozano Riserva.

Monday, April 19, Women Tasting Wine
We welcome Dena Drews and Ernie Pink of Amalie Roberts Estate.

Sunday, May 9, Mother's Day
The Jackalope will be open and seating for dinner service from 3:00 to 7:00.

Sunday, May 30, Memorial Day Weekend
We will be open at 5:00 for regular dinner service.

For reservations and details, call 541-318-8435 or visit the Jackalope Grill's Blogalope.

Friday, April 2, 2010

5/25 PDXchange: Horse Feathers + Sweet Harlots

Great new concert series teams Portland and Central Oregon bands for Tower Theater shows #inbend. Horse Feathers is in regular rotation here on my office stereo!


You may or may not know that Henry Abel is starting a series of concerts at the Tower Theatre and calling it the PDXchange program.  These concerts will feature Portland bands and also incorporate local bands and musicians (hence the "exchange" piece).  The first concert, Horse Feathers, will take place on May 25th and feature several members of the Central Oregon Symphony.  

Recently, Horse Feathers was featured on OPB's Oregon Art Beat, and I've included the link below:

You can purchase tickets here:

The Sweet Harlots will be opening for them accompanied by Jenny Harada of the Moon Mountain Ramblers.  You can hear some of our music here:

And finally, you can find out more about the PDXchange Program and upcoming shows by visiting the PDXchange Facebook page or going to:

Amy Mitchell