SUFJAN SHOW: Sufjan Stevens is doing a neat little mini-tour in conjunction with screenings of the documentary Beyond This Place,
including a Nov. 3 show at Portland’s Hollywood Theatre. The flick
chronicles filmmaker Kaleo La Belle’s attempt to reconcile with his old
man, a perpetually-stoned cyclist named “Cloud Rock,” on a 500-mile bike
ride through the Pacific Northwest. Stevens, a childhood friend of the
documentarian who also filmed a meeting with his estranged father, did
the soundtrack, and is now touring with it for screenings in New York,
San Fran, L.A. and our fair burg. Local dude Raymond Raposa of Castanets
will also be lending a hand at the show.
FUTURE DRINKING: Katie Potter and Christopher Loverro have applied to open a cafe, the Hazel Room,
in the Hawthorne Boulevard building that formerly housed the Dollar
Scholar and currently houses the Mag Big crafts/art/fashion shop.
>> Nyno Thol, owner of Bara Sushi House, has applied for a liquor
license for Sok Sab Bai, his Cambodian food cart next door to WTF Bikes at 1114 SE Clay St. >> BJ Smith, formerly chef of the Original Dinerant, has applied to open Smokehouse 21, a barbecue joint, in the 413 NW 21st Ave. space recently vacated by Tanuki. >> No sooner did Belmont Street pizza joint The Globe announce its closure than the storied building’s new tenants, Casey and Wendi Maxwell, applied to open the Conquistador Lounge,
a “Spanish/Latin/Mexican” restaurant and bar. Future Drinking believes,
but has not confirmed, that Casey is the same Casey Maxwell who co-owns
Matador Lounge. >> Elsewhere in the state, Portland Dayton RV Park is, hilariously, changing its name to Willamette Wine Country RV Park.
organizers of last Monday’s song-dance-and-drama benefit for Louanne
Moldovan say the show was a big success, raising enough money to make
the down payment on Moldovan’s next round of surgery. The longtime
Portland theater director is facing a mountain of medical bills after a
mid-August fall which left her in a neck brace.
KNOWLEDGE APLENTY: Dr.
Know, our own esteemed infotainment columnist, is playing the Know with
his band, the Slutty Hearts, on Monday, Oct. 24. We find all this
UMMM, HI: Martin Cizmar is Willamette Week’s
new Arts & Culture editor. He does not normally write about himself
in the third person, but, in keeping with the strictures of this space,
he is doing so right now. He is originally from Akron, Ohio, and
previously worked as the music editor at Phoenix New Times. He encourages you to contact him as necessary by whatever means you feel most comfortable.