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October 2, 2014 at 12:16 PM

3 getaways for this weekend, from Westport to Vancouver

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.

Expect all surfing styles at the Clean Water Classic in Westport. (photo by Jim Bates/The Seattle Times, 2006)

Expect all surfing styles at  Westport. (photo by Jim Bates/The Seattle Times, 2006)

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.

Beer is only one attraction in Bend, Ore. (photo by Brian J. Cantwell/The Seattle Times)

Beer is big in Bend, Ore. (photo by Brian J. Cantwell/The Seattle Times)

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.

Vancouver, B.C, is the place for films of the world this weekend. (photo by Seth Kugel/The New York Times)

Vancouver, B.C, is the place for films of the world this weekend. (photo by Seth Kugel/The New York Times)

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.

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