Trek in the Park- Journey to Babel
posted July 15, 2012 9:26 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun August 12 at 4:30 PM, Cathedral Park (Under the St. Johns Bridge)
Cathedral City Park, N Edison St, Portland, OR, USA (Map & Directions)
Trek in the Park! Located in Cathedral Park under the St. Johns Bridge. The performance starts at 5pm, but we should get there early to make sure we can find space together- so I set the meetup time to 4:30.
The episode they are performing this year is Journey to Babel. Should be fun! This is the first year they've been in Cathedral Park, so I don't know exactly what they layout will be- hopefully more spacious than previous years. We'll probably want to plan on sort of a picnic blanket/ maybe low chair profile type setup, rather than a normal height lawn chair sort of thing.

And, perhaps some food/drinks in St. Johns after the performance?

If this date doesn't work for you, they perform all month, Saturdays and Sundays at 5:00pm August 4-26. If you're going a different weekend, maybe drop a note in here anyhow!
posted by Secretariat to Meetup (31 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Totally interested. And Kpele thinks the guy who plays Spock is "super-hot".

Can't on the first or last weekends in August, though.
posted by Prince_of_Cups at 10:45 AM on July 15, 2012

Interested! Think any weekend is okay for me at the moment.
posted by curious nu at 10:52 AM on July 15, 2012

Also interested.
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:43 AM on July 15, 2012

I've been curious to see Trek in the Park. Most of those weekends should be ok, as of now at least.
posted by nickthetourist at 1:16 PM on July 15, 2012

Hey, I had plans to check out Trek in the Park this year, anyway! I'm in!
posted by redsparkler at 1:50 PM on July 15, 2012

posted by cortex at 9:44 AM on July 16, 2012

Yeah, brother.
posted by maqsarian at 10:02 AM on July 16, 2012

Is Saturday or Sunday generally better? For us as a group, I mean.
posted by fiercekitten at 8:47 PM on July 16, 2012

I'm personally fine with either- but I do plan to go to the BBQ Baby meetup, so not whatever day that is.
posted by Secretariat at 10:04 PM on July 16, 2012

Also interested! 2nd or 3rd weekend of the month will likely work for me, doesn't matter if it's Saturday or Sunday.
posted by dorey_oh at 1:03 PM on July 17, 2012

Ok, forget the 3rd weekend. That's when my coworker takes his son to college, I may or may not get stuck working call. But the 11th or 12th are still good!
posted by dorey_oh at 1:33 PM on July 17, 2012

My work schedule is an ever-moving target some months. Turns out I'm only working the first weekend of Aug, the rest are free. Hooray!
posted by dorey_oh at 10:23 AM on July 22, 2012

I went ahead and set the date for my event as Sunday Aug. 26, so you've basically got the whole month to choose from for this one.
posted by Greg_Ace at 6:05 PM on July 24, 2012

Ok- how about Sunday, August 12th?
posted by Secretariat at 8:41 AM on July 25, 2012

works for me.
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:14 AM on July 26, 2012

Ok, I made it for realsies.
posted by Secretariat at 9:27 AM on July 27, 2012

How long does it run? An hour?
posted by curious nu at 5:56 PM on July 28, 2012

About that, yeah, based on what we saw a couple years ago. It's an episode of TOS, minus commercial breaks, plus room for laughs and set changes.
posted by cortex at 7:53 PM on July 28, 2012

Work suuuucks today. Glad to have an event coming up to look forward to.
posted by dorey_oh at 7:24 PM on August 1, 2012

Does anyone know Portland Parks & Rec's regulations regarding alcohol?

I ask because I would like to bring some.
posted by fiercekitten at 12:43 PM on August 11, 2012

I don't know the actual regulations, but I wouldn't be surprised if they're on the not-so-permissive side. That said, if you're being reasonably discreet it probably doesn't matter what the regs are. Mildly drinking beer and then not chucking the empties at nearby people or shouting drunkenly is probably about all that that requires.
posted by cortex at 12:58 PM on August 11, 2012

I think we're going to get there at least an hour early, to try to save some space. I'll have a red parasol that you can use to locate us.

I don't think alcohol is generally legal in Portland parks without a permit. Since this is sort of an event, rather than us having a picnic, I'm guessing if you brought super obvious bottles or cans of beer you would be quickly advised to stop it and put them in your car, maybe even by Trek in the Park people. So probably more the water bottle filled with a mixed drink rather than the cocktail shaker/bartender flip tricks type of situation.

However, I was thinking of going to Plews or Fixin' To after the performance. Plews generally has the largest and most interesting selection of beers in St. Johns, but they also will have had the Humulus Maximus IPA and IIPA festival on Friday and Saturday. I asked them on Facebook if we could expect any non-IPAs this weekend, and they said that at minimum there would be a lighter beer and a cider available all weekend.

St. Johns has other options too if these don't sound good- I actually can hardly think of a business or restaurant where you can't get a beer.
posted by Secretariat at 3:21 PM on August 11, 2012

Rumor over here is that even though there's more space this year, things still get crowded quick! So at least an hour early is very good, Secretariat.
posted by redsparkler at 3:35 PM on August 12, 2012

We're here, dead center on the stage, about sixty feet back. Sec has a red parasol. Room for a few more staked out, nick and fierce are en route already.
posted by cortex at 4:12 PM on August 12, 2012

We're on our way! Save room for three?
posted by redsparkler at 4:15 PM on August 12, 2012

I'm bringing cookies!
posted by redsparkler at 4:18 PM on August 12, 2012

Well, since you're bringing cookies, sure.
posted by nickthetourist at 4:32 PM on August 12, 2012

We're now at The Fixin To, on Lombard and Richmond.
posted by cortex at 6:39 PM on August 12, 2012

Excellent unicorn cookies. I wish I had taken a picture.
posted by Secretariat at 10:24 AM on August 13, 2012

Follow up links for cortex. Graphic novel reMIND kickstarter ends next week. reMIND blog. Also previously.
posted by dorey_oh at 7:15 PM on August 14, 2012

Awesome- I'm a kickstarter addict lately so I went for the physical copy.
posted by Secretariat at 3:37 PM on August 16, 2012

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