AnnaRep let us know about a Tolkien Birthday Celebration in Portland, Oregon:

J.R.R. TOLKIEN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: Saturday, January 17, with jugglers, live music, the entire LOTR trilogy and more! Come in costume to compete for prizes! 11 a.m. ’til close, Free, All ages welcome.

Ever been to a J.R.R. Tolkien tribute party? Yeah, we didn’t think so (unless you came last year, or the year before that…). Celebrate the birthday of Tolkien by coming dressed as your favorite Hobbit, elf, wizard or other character from one of his amazing novels. We’ll have Hobbit-inspired food specials, the entire “Lord of the Rings” trilogy in the Theater, performances by Willamette Radio Workshop and much more. This is a one-of-a-kind party that you won’t find anywhere else in Portland.

Admission to the LOTR trilogy in the Theater is free if you bring a canned good (or more!) to donate to the Oregon Food Bank. More…

*** SCHEDULE ***
Live bluegrass by Jackstraw • 7 p.m.

Willamette Radio Workshop presents “The Rings’ Greatest Hits” • 2 p.m.

The LOTR Trilogy
— “The Fellowship of the Ring” • 11 a.m.
— “The Two Towers” • 3 p.m.
— “Return of the King” • 7 p.m.
Free admission with two canned goods for OFB

Juggling and balloons • 3 p.m.
Costume contest with prizes • 3:30 p.m.