Listen at noon and 6pm on Thanksgiving for Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant."
"Alice's Restaurant" recounts Guthrie's true, but comically exaggerated, Thanksgiving Day adventure as a satirical, deadpan protest against the Vietnam War draft.
On November 25, 1965, the 18-year-old Guthrie and his friend Richard Robbins, 19, were arrested by Stockbridge police officer William "Obie" Obanhein for illegally dumping some of Alice's garbage after discovering that the town dump was closed for the holiday.Two days later, they pled guilty in court before a blind judge, James E. Hannon.
The song describes to ironic effect the arresting officer's frustration at this "typical case of American blind justice," in which the officer was prepared to present "27 8×10 color glossy pictures with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was to be used as evidence against us," only to have the judge enter the courtroom accompanied by a seeing-eye dog. In the end, Guthrie and Robbins were fined $50 and told to pick up their garbage.
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DISTILLERY ROW PDX
November 23, 2012
11am to 6pm
525 SE Pine Street, Portland
Stock Up on the Spirits of the Season - find just the right gifts for (almost) everyone on your list!
Mark your calendars for our big Holiday shopping event, Black Friday on Distillery Row! On Friday, November 23rd, skip the downtown shopping rush, and join us for a decidedly different shopping experience. All five of our distilleries will be helping you with your shopping list by providing bottle sales of hand-crafted, locally-produced spirits at one convenient and groovy location, Union/Pine.
In addition to the distilleries, we'll also be showcasing a bevy of craft food & beverage makers and local artisans! Our local vendors will include, Water Avenue Coffee, Sage & Sea Farms, Portland Juice Press, Zephyr's Art Glassware, Feastworks Catering & Charcuterie, Alma Handmade Chocolates, Portland Creamery and Lovejoy Bakers. (Vendor list subject to change).
And as if that wasn’t enough, local mixologist David Shenaut will be serving cocktails featuring some of your favorite Row spirits!