Need a getaway for this weekend? Here are three ideas to get you on the road:
1 Surfing time at Westport
Surfing heats 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, and 7:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at various beaches around Westport, Grays Harbor County. Free to spectators.
If cold-water surfing gives you that good shiver, this is your weekend. The Clean Water Classic in Westport features surfing competition, live music, movie screenings, a vendor village, silent auction and raffle.
It’s a fundraiser for the Surfrider Foundation, dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches.
2 Fall fest in beertown Bend
5-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. Free, downtown Bend, Ore.
It’s a long haul for a quick getaway, but Bend, Ore., is a happening place, and this weekend’s Bend Fall Festival makes it even more so. A harvest theme accents an array of music, food and a farmers market. Need a gift? Check out the Fine Artists Promenade, with 150 artists. Need a beer? You’ve come to the right town, with 19 craft breweries.
3 Go film crazy in Vancouver
Various venues, single tickets $13, packages available, daily through Oct. 10, Vancouver, B.C.
Seattle has SIFF, Vancouver has VIFF. Film lovers can indulge their mania and visit our scenic neighbor to the north for the 33rd Vancouver International Film Festival. More than 300 films from some 75 nations at seven theaters. Saturday offerings include “Asteroid,” in which Cristina arrives at the family home after years abroad to confront her ex-con brother. In this Mexican film, the program says, “the past is a nightmare, the present is in limbo and the question of what the future holds makes for riveting suspense.” Series include “Dragons & Tigers,” “Altered States,” “Arts and Letters” and more.