Halloween at Kennedy School

Music by Freak Mountain Ramblers

Special Beer Releases


and free movies:

Young Frankenstein (PG)

Evil Dead II (R)

Dead Alive (R)

  • 4:30 p.m. ’til late; music starts at 7:30 p.m. |
  • Free |
  • All ages welcome (except evening movies)

About Halloween at Kennedy School


Come in costume to celebrate the spookiest of holidays... Some of our spots are said to be haunted, with guests claiming to have experienced paranormal activity. Or perhaps it's just the Hammerhead talking. You be the judge.


4:30 'til 6:30 p.m. • Trick-or-Treating

4:30 p.m. • Willamette Radio Workshop: War of the Worlds
5:00 p.m. • Whiskey Widow Porter Release
5:30 p.m. • Young Frankenstein (PG)
6:00 p.m. • Willamette Radio Workshop: War of the Worlds
7:30 p.m. • Freak Mountain Ramblers
7:30 p.m. • Evil Dead II (R) - 21 & over
9:35 p.m. • Dead Alive (R) - 21 & over

Check out photos from previous Halloween festivities!:

About Music by Freak Mountain Ramblers


Portland's own Freak Mountain Ramblers bring a rollicking brand of rock 'n' roll, bluegrass, alternative country and country-blues to every show they play.

With a lineup including three members of the inimitable and notorious Holy Modal Rounders / Clamtones amalgamation of the '70s and '80s, Freak Mountain Ramblers has its roots in the underbelly of the alternative music scene that existed at that time, both in Portland and across the country. The Freaks have accumulated a loyal following in the Portland area by dependably creating beauty and bedlam at their live shows, and by producing CDs that successfully translate that energy and excitement to disc. Four lead singer/songwriters, each with a distinct character and approach to life and music, provide a dynamic show that packs the rooms with some of the most interesting music fans around.

The Freak Mountain Ramblers are veteran performers packing decades of experience. FMR members have been core musicians of the Holy Modal Rounders, Golden Delicious, the Clamtones, Richard Cranium and the Phoreheads, Prairie Dogs, Swingline Cubs, The Trail Band, and The Fly By Night Jass Band.

"... Freak Mountain Ramblers aren't your typical country western band. Not only have they chucked the slick yippie-ki-yay good looks of contemporary C&W singers for the haggard couture of mountain men, their lyrics have bizarrely warped the genre's storytelling. One song starts as a fable about two fighting neighbors and picks up speed until they have doused each other with gasoline. Strangely addictive and disturbingly fun, the song is sung in sweet tones and set to a galloping swing." - Portland Mercury


About Special Beer Releases


Whiskey Widow Porter • Hogshead Whiskey Barrel Aged (2013) 
The Black widow has emerged from her hiding place and is spinning a whole new web! Whiskey Widow is a darkly sublime porter that has been aged for three months in an Edgefield Whiskey barrel! The result is a Dark elixir, rich with oaky smoothness, a bold bourbon aroma, and hints of vanilla! This is truly a dark beauty that packs a vicious bite!
Malts: British Pale Malt, Wheat, Munich, Flaked Barley, Crystal 135/165, Roasted Barley, Black Barley & Licorice Root 
Hops: Nugget and Sterling
OG: 1.074  TG: 1.017  ABV: 7.35%  IBU: 23  SRM: 38
Buzz Words: Black, Bourbon, Vanilla

The Black Spot • Three Rocks Rum Barrel Aged (2013)
If a pirate was found to be a traitor to his captain, crew, or ship he would be condemned by receiving a small slip of paper with a blot of ink- the Black Spot. No man wanted to be “put on the spot,” but we’re trying to change that with this Three Rocks Rum barrel aged Black Widow. This grog spiked concoction has a smooth, nearly tropical aroma that promises flavors of banana, coconut, vanilla, and unsweetened chocolate.
Malts: British Pale Malt, Munich, Flaked Barley, Wheat, 135/165 Crystal, Black And Roast
Hops: Nugget and Sterling Additional Ingredient: Licorice Root
OG: 1.074  TG: 1.011  ABV: 8.13  IBU: 38 SRM: 38

Whiskey Widow • Barrel Aged (2012)
This version of Whiskey Widow is a darkly sublime porter that was aged for three months in a bourbon whiskey barrel, and then cold cellar conditioned for over a year. What further sets this barrel apart is that it started its life as a Port barrel before having Bourbon finished in it. The result is a mysterious black elixir, rich and silky smooth, with a bold bourbon aroma and hints of chocolate & vanilla. Truly a dark beauty that packs a vicious bite!
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Munich, Flaked Barley, Crystal 135/165, Roasted Barley, Black Barley & Licorice Root
Hops: Nugget and Goldings
OG: 1.074  TG: 1.017  ABV: 7.35  IBU: 23  SRM: 38

About Dead Alive (R)


Lionel, a Mama's boy has the unwanted honor of having to look after his overbearingly evil mother. He ends up falling in love with a local woman who believes that they're destined together. In a moment of intentional sabotage of one of their dates, his mother is bitten by a mysterious creature that ends up zombifying her. It's only a matter of time before she rises from the dead a powerful, bloodthirsty zombie. It's only a matter of time before she starts infecting residents of the town and Lionel has to stop her...and them.


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