Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day, Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans!


Okay, we all know this is the day to send sappy cards to loved ones in honor of a priest martyred in 269 AD (for reasons known only to Hallmark), but no one says we have to follow that tradition, Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans!  For a few examples, take a look at this edition of the Weekly Update, which has a few romantic offerings that are quite unconventional.

For example, lots of theaters are still showing Guillermo del Toro's Oscar nominated film The Shape of Water, which will melt the hearts of any Monster Kid.  Or, if you're in the Portland, OR, area, you can catch a demented doll love story, a classic Bela Lugosi chiller, or some great Kaiju mayhem tonight.  As for the weekend, you'll find so many great offerings that you just have to scroll down to see them all!

But don't forget the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar, where you'll find more amazing events during the rest of the month, and all year long!  Be sure to check back later, as I plan/hope to add A LOT of great stuff over the weekend!!

Don't forget, you can get your genre festival/stage event/screening listed on The Shadow Over Portland for FREE!  Just email me at shadowoverportland@live.com with the details and any promotional art, and I'll take care of the rest!!

And please keep spreading the word.  If you attend any of the events listed on the site, let the organizers know you read about it at The Shadow Over Portland.

And remember, today is not the day to go exploring old mines, even if it seems a cool place to party.  It's not going to end well, folks.  Just saying.

Blood is red, blunt trauma is black and blue,
I've spent all year in this tunnel
Waiting for you.

Ongoing

Guillermo del Toro's Oscar nominated film The Shape of Water continues at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR) through February 22.  Visit the Cinema 21 website for more details. 

The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will continue showing Guillermo del Toro's Oscar nominated film The Shape of Water through February 22.  For showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

The Salem Cinema (1127 Broadway St NE, #170, in Salem, OR) will continue showing Guillermo del Toro's Oscar nominated film The Shape of Water through February 22.  For showtimes, visit the Salem Cinema website.
The Darkside Cinema (215 SW 4th St in Corvallis, OR) will continue showing Guillermo del Toro's Oscar nominated film The Shape of Water through February 22.  Visit the Darkside Cinema website for more details and to see if it continues after that.

The St Johns Twin Cinema and Pub (8704 N Lombard St in Portland, OR) will continue showing Guillermo del Toro's Oscar nominated film The Shape of Water through February 14.  For more details, visit the St Johns Twin Cinema website.

The Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) will continue showing Guillermo del Toro's Oscar nominated film The Shape of Water through Thursday, February 22.  Visit the Pickford Film Center website for more details and advance ticket sales.

The Grand Cinema (606 S Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA) will continue showing Guillermo del Toro's Oscar nominated film The Shape of Water through Thursday, February 22.  Visit The Grand Cinema website for more details and advance ticket sales.

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Buy Tickets Early!

The sci fi classic The Man Who Fell to Earth, starring the late David Bowie, screens at 7:30 pm on February 20 at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  Author Susan Compo will be in attendance, and copies of her new book Earthbound: David Bowie and The Man Who Fell To Earth will be for sale before and after the film.  You'll probably want to buy tickets early for this one, as it will likely sell out.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Geekenders bring A Nude Hope: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure to the Victoria Conference Center (720 Douglas St in Victoria, BC) at 6 pm on Friday, March 16.  Tickets are $25 and you must be 19 or older with ID to attend.  Advance tickets are on sale now and highly recommended, as the Capitol City Comic Con is taking place in the same location.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.
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Geekenders and the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) host A Nude Hope: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure at 8 pm Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24.  Tickets are $25 in advance (highly recommended), $30 at the door.  You must be 18 or older and have ID to attend.  For more details, including a list of performers and a link to advance ticket sales (on sale now), visit the Facebook Event Page.

February, 2018
Wednesday, February 14

It's Valentine's Day, and time to celebrate with a KILLER couple.  Queer Horror opens it's fourth year at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland,OR) with a screening of Bride of Chucky.  The screening opens with a tribute by Portland's premier drag clown, and devoted Jennifer Tilly impersonatrix, Carla Rossi!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Bela Lugosi returns to The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) as Weird Wednesday presents The Devil Bat.  Lugosi plays a disgruntled chemist who uses a special aftershave to sic his bat on the cheating family that stole his ideas.  The show starts at 9:15 pm and admission is FREE, but you must be 21 or older to attend.  Remember to support The Joy's efforts to keep Wednesdays WEIRD by stopping at the concession stand for some tasty treats and beverages before the show.  And don't forget, Devil Bats can detect outside food and drinks, as well as tainted aftershave!  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

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It's a Kaiju Valentine's Day at Bunsenbrewer (16506 SE 362nd Dr in Sandy, OR) as Public Domain Xinema and Community Movie Night present the Bunsentine's Day Movie Special screening of Gamera Vs. Viras tonight at 8 pm.  The screening will include newsreels, cartoons and other treats from the year of the film's release, so kick back with a cold brew (or an awesome drink special) and watch a giant turtle kick the butt of whatever-kind-of-Kaiju-a-Viras-is for FREE!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, February 16

"I don't want to be buried in a Pet Sematary!"  And if you're wondering why not, head to the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) at 10 pm, as Friday Night Frights celebrates Women in Horror Month with a screening of Mary Lambert's Pet Sematary.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) presents a 4K restoration of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal tonight at 11:30 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Portland International Film Festival presents director Rungano Nyoni's I Am Not a Witch at 7 pm tonight at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  The movie follows a nine-year-old Zambian girl denounced as a witch and exiled to a state-run witch camp.  The film "combines anthropology, social satire, and superstition in a fascinating and touching magic-realist fable" according to the Northwest Film Center.  For more details, including a trailer and advance ticket sales, visit the Northwest Film Center website.

Saturday, February 17

The Sprocket Society presents Saturday Secret Matinees! at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) at 2 pm.  The series will screen a weekly cliffhanger episode of Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, and a classic (but secret) feature, all in GLORIOUS 16mm!  This week's feature theme is Twisted Intrigues, full of hidden, lethal agendas.  Series passes will be available at the door.  For more details, visit the Grand Illusion Cinema website.

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Jeff Tyzik conducts the Oregon Symphony in a tribute to the Music of John Williams at 7:30 pm tonight at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (1037 SW Broadway in Portland, OR).  Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details and advance ticket sales.

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Weird Elephant brings Mike Judge's hard-to-find prophetic sci fi comedy Idiocracy to The Grand Cinema (606 S Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA) tonight at 11 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page

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The Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) After Dark series presents Let the Corpses Tan at 9:30 pm tonight.  The film, described as a mix of spaghetti Westerns and Italian crime films sprinkled with a bit of giallo flavor,  plays with the short Manila Death Squad.  The screening takes place at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  For more details and advance tickets to the screening, visit the Northwest Film Center website.

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The Portland International Film Festival presents the Spanish animated feature Birdboy: The Forgotten Children to Cinemagic (2023 SE Hawthrone Blvd in Portland, OR) today at at 2:30 pm.  The screening is sponsored by Laika.  For more details and advance tickets to the screening, visit the Northwest Film Center website.

The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) presents their final screening of Birdboy: The Forgotten Children today at 1:15 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.





Sunday, February 18

Conductor Jeff Tyzik and the Oregon Symphony once again perform a tribute to the Music of John Williams at 2 pm today at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (1037 SW Broadway in Portland, OR).  Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details and advance ticket sales.

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The Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) After Dark series presents Housewife at 9:30 pm tonight.  The film, about a woman who comes under the spell of a cult leader, is described as a mix of cosmic horror and giallo influences, as well as a 80s European soft-core production aesthetic.  It plays with the short Setaceous.  The screening takes place at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  For more details and advance tickets to the screening, visit the Northwest Film Center website.

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The Portland International Film Festival presents the Japanese animated feature Lu Over the Wall to Cinemagic (2023 SE Hawthrone Blvd in Portland, OR) today at at 2 pm.  After being warned about the merfolk by his superstitious grandfather, Kai is aided by mermaid Lu when confronted with bullies.  Kai must return the favor as a local seafood company threatens his town and the merfolk.  The screening is sponsored by Laika and the Consular Office of Japan in Portland.  For more details and advance tickets to the screening, visit the Northwest Film Center website.

Monday, February 19

The Portland International Film Festival presents the Japanese animated feature Lu Over the Wall to the Regal Fox Tower Cinemas (846 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR) today at at 2 pm.  After being warned about the merfolk by his superstitious grandfather, Kai is aided by mermaid Lu when confronted with bullies.  Kai must return the favor as a local seafood company threatens his town and the merfolk.  The screening is sponsored by Laika and the Consular Office of Japan in Portland.  For more details and advance tickets to the screening, visit the Northwest Film Center website.

Tuesday, February 20

The sci fi classic The Man Who Fell to Earth, starring the late David Bowie, screens at 7:30 pm tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  Author Susan Compo will be in attendance, and copies of her new book Earthbound: David Bowie and The Man Who Fell To Earth will be for sale before and after the film.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Portland International Film Festival presents director Rungano Nyoni's I Am Not a Witch at 7 pm tonight at the Regal Fox Tower (846 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  The movie follows a nine-year-old Zambian girl denounced as a witch and exiled to a state-run witch camp.  The film "combines anthropology, social satire, and superstition in a fascinating and touching magic-realist fable" according to the Northwest Film Center.  For more details, including a trailer and advance ticket sales, visit the Northwest Film Center website.

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Horror Brew Pub Quiz! takes over Home, A Bar (719 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR) tonight at 7:30 pm.   Get your team together and try to win one of two gift certificates, or maybe you'll win a prize in the raffle!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, February 23

The Mads from MST3K are back and the Alberta Rose Theatre (3000 NE Alberta St in Portland, OR) will host two evenings of different bad movies and riffing tonight and tomorrow night (Saturday, February 24) at 8 pm.  Doors open at 7 pm for a meet and greet with the Mads (Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu), followed up with an audience Q and A following the show.  Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Alberta Rose Theatre website or the Facebook Event Page.

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Mike Judge's hard-to-find prophetic sci fi comedy Idiocracy screens at The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) through Thursday, March 1.  For more details, including showtimes (when posted) visit The Academy Theater website.

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Frightmare on Main Street, present by local podcast The Horror Aisle, will screen Child's Play at 9:30 pm tonight at the Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA).  Tickets are $10 on the day of the show, $7 in advance. For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Kiggins Theatre website.

Saturday, February 24

The Sprocket Society presents Saturday Secret Matinees! at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) at 2 pm.  The series will screen a weekly cliffhanger episode of Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, and a classic (but secret) feature, all in GLORIOUS 16mm!  This week's feature theme is Twisted Intrigues, full of hidden, lethal agendas.  Series passes will be available at the door.  For more details, visit the Grand Illusion Cinema website.

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Rocket Sci-Fi Matinee presents Ray Harryhausen's classic, Mysterious Island, at noon today at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA).  Admission is just $3.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

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De Lioncourt Productions presents Cara Mia *An Addams Family Burlesque Story at 8 and 10:15 pm tonight only at Crush Bar (1400 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR).  Tickets are $16 to $24 dollars.  Doors open 45 minutes before the show.  For more details, including a list of performers and advance ticket sales, visit the Eventbrite ticket page.

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Weird Elephant at The Grand Cinema (606 S Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA) presents the Oscar nominated horror sensation of 2016, Get Out, tonight at 11 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Slim's PDX (8635 N Lombard St in Portland, OR) presents a night of pschy garage and spooky soul music with Monterey Purple, Lagoon Squad and Little Hexes tonight at 9 pm.  Admission is FREE, but you must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

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The Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) After Dark series presents Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse at 9:30 pm tonight.  The film is a folk-horror tale of a 15th century woman ostracized by her village when the residences claim she is a witch.  It plays with the short Mobius.  The screening takes place at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  For more details and advance tickets to the screening, visit the Northwest Film Center website.

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The Portland Black Film Festival presents a special screening of Brother from Another Planet, and a post-screening Q and A with star Joe Morton, at 7 pm tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  The film will be shown in GLORIOUS 35mm (print courtesy of the UCLA Film and Television Archive).  For more details and advance ticket sale, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Sunday, February 25

The Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) After Dark series ends this evening with a screening of The Endless at 9:30 pm.  The story of two brothers returning to the cult they left a decade ago is the subject of a small article in the current issue of Rue Morgue and sounds intriguing.  It plays with the short Zarr-Dos, which is summed up with one line; "Two giant heads blow shit up."  Sounds like a high note to end on!  The screening takes place at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  For more details and advance tickets to the screening, visit the Northwest Film Center website.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Here's some great Valentine Day suggestions for Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans!!


Sorry to be late again, but life outside The Shadow Over Portland office continues to all sorts of crazy and this week just sapped all the energy right out of me.  So I figured I'd get the Update out during my lunch break, but my computer had other ideas, as it suddenly forgot how to connect to the Internet.  THAT was a fun thirty minutes, as I tried several things to get it back on speaking terms with the web.  And while I can say that I fixed it, I have no idea what I did to get it running again.

I tried so many things to get my computer working again,
I was probably a few steps away from summing Samara.
And given how the week has gone, I wouldn't have been surprised.

But now I'm back on the web and have the Weekly Update ready for delivery.  Hope you Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans are ready for another busy week, as you'll find details on the I Love Comic Con this weekend in Ridgefield, WA (just found out about it myself), genre films at the Portland International Film Festival and some spooky Valentines Day events to add a bit of fright to your love life!

Be sure to check out the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar for more events happening later in the month and throughout the year.  Just remember, I'm updating it quite often, so you'll want to keep checking back!

You can have your film festival, convention or stage production listed on The Shadow Over Portland for FREE!  Just email me at shadowoverportland@live.com with the details and promotional art, and I'll take care of the rest!!

And remember, if you attend any of the events mentioned below, let the organizers know you read about it at The Shadow Over Portland!!

Ongoing

Guillermo del Toro's Oscar nominated film The Shape of Water continues at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR) through February 15.  Visit the Cinema 21 website for more details. 

The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will continue showing Guillermo del Toro's Oscar nominated film The Shape of Water through February 15.  For showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

The Salem Cinema (1127 Broadway St NE, #170, in Salem, OR) will continue showing Guillermo del Toro's Oscar nominated film The Shape of Water through February 15.  For showtimes, visit the Salem Cinema website.
The Darkside Cinema (215 SW 4th St in Corvallis, OR) will continue showing Guillermo del Toro's Oscar nominated film The Shape of Water through February 15.  Visit the Darkside Cinema website for more details and to see if it continues after that.

The St Johns Twin Cinema and Pub (8704 N Lombard St in Portland, OR) will continue showing Guillermo del Toro's Oscar nominated film The Shape of Water through February 15.  For more details, visit the St Johns Twin Cinema website.

The Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) will continue showing Guillermo del Toro's Oscar nominated film The Shape of Water through Thursday, February 15.  Visit the Pickford Film Center website for more details and advance ticket sales.

The Grand Cinema (606 S Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA) will continue showing Guillermo del Toro's Oscar nominated film The Shape of Water through Thursday, February 15.  Visit The Grand Cinema website for more details and advance ticket sales.

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Buy Tickets Early!

The sci fi classic The Man Who Fell to Earth, starring the late David Bowie, screens at 7:30 pm on February 20 at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  Author Susan Compo will be in attendance, and copies of her new book Earthbound: David Bowie and The Man Who Fell To Earth will be for sale before and after the film.  You'll probably want to buy tickets early for this one, as it will likely sell out.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Geekenders bring A Nude Hope: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure to the Victoria Conference Center (720 Douglas St in Victoria, BC) at 6 pm on Friday, March 16.  Tickets are $25 and you must be 19 or older with ID to attend.  Advance tickets are on sale now and highly recommended, as the Capitol City Comic Con is taking place in the same location.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.
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Geekenders and the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) host A Nude Hope: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure at 8 pm Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24.  Tickets are $25 in advance (highly recommended), $30 at the door.  You must be 18 or older and have ID to attend.  For more details, including a list of performers and a link to advance ticket sales (on sale now), visit the Facebook Event Page.

February, 2018
Thursday, February 8

The 2018 Portland Black Film Festival presents Blade, the first film based on Marvel's vampire hunter, at 7:30 pm tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Friday, February 9

Fear PDX (5413 NE Columbia Blvd in Portland, OR) presents Love Bites: A Valentine's Haunted House tonight and tomorrow ONLY starting at 7 pm both nights.  According to the site, the event might be too intense for younger children and is not recommended for those under the age of 12.  For more details, including advance ticket sales, visit the Love Bites website or the Facebook Event Page.

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The Princess Bride plays at 8:45 pm tonight at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, February 10

The Sprocket Society presents Saturday Secret Matinees! at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) at 2 pm.  The series will screen a weekly cliffhanger episode of Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, and a classic (but secret) feature, all in GLORIOUS 16mm!  This week's feature theme is Very Bad Deals, dark classics about the dire cost of hubris and secrets.  Series passes will be available at the door.  For more details, visit the Grand Illusion Cinema website.

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The Nile Nightmares Haunted House (6601 244th St SW in Mountlake Terrace, WA) hosts a Bloody Valentine Masquerade Ball tonight at 7 pm.  Expect music, dancing, appetizers and a costume contest, as well as a no host cash bar for those 21 and older.  Tickets are $15 per person, $25 per couple (cash only).  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Sorry for the late notice on this convention, folks, but I just found out about it a few days ago.  I Like Comic Con takes place today and tomorrow at the Clark County Event Center (17402 NE Delfel Rd in Ridgefield, WA).  For more details, including a list of guests and ticket sales, visit the I Like Comic Con website.

Sunday, February 11

Shriek: A Women of Horror Film Class returns to Scarecrow Video (5030 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle, WA) for a screening and discussion of the werewolf film Ginger Snaps today at 6:30 pm.  Space is limited, so advance tickets are recommended.  For additional details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Monday, February 12

It's Ed Wood vs. the White Eagle tonight at The White Eagle bar (836 N Russell St in Portland, OR).  Catch Plan 9 from Outer Space and Bride of the Monster tonight, starting at 7 pm!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Broken Press presents Depths February Edition at Substation (645 NW 45th St in Seattle, WA) at 8 pm.  Tonight's film is David Lynch's Eraserhead, with a live score performed by Demian johnston, Justin Thomas-Kleine and Andrew Crawshaw.  The film starts at 8:30 pm and admission is FREE, but you must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Tuesday, February 13

Burlynomicon returns to The Lovecraft Bar (421 SE Grand in Portland, OR) this evening at 9:30 pm (doors open at 9 pm).  Tickets are $15 at the door and you must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, including a list of performers, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, February 14

It's Valentine's Day, and time to celebrate with a KILLER couple.  Queer Horror opens it's fourth year at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland,OR) with a screening of Bride of Chucky.  The screening opens with a tribute by Portland's premier drag clown, and devoted Jennifer Tilly impersonatrix, Carla Rossi!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Friday, February 16

"I don't want to be buried in a Pet Sematary!"  And if you're wondering why not, head to the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) at 10 pm, as Friday Night Frights celebrates Women in Horror Month with a screening of Mary Lambert's Pet Sematary.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) presents a 4K restoration of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal tonight at 11:30 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Portland International Film Festival presents director Rungano Nyoni's I Am Not a Witch at 7 pm tonight at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  The movie follows a nine-year-old Zambian girl denounced as a witch and exiled to a state-run witch camp.  The film "combines anthropology, social satire, and superstition in a fascinating and touching magic-realist fable" according to the Northwest Film Center.  For more details, including a trailer and advance ticket sales, visit the Northwest Film Center website.

Saturday, February 17

The Sprocket Society presents Saturday Secret Matinees! at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) at 2 pm.  The series will screen a weekly cliffhanger episode of Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, and a classic (but secret) feature, all in GLORIOUS 16mm!  This week's feature theme is Twisted Intrigues, full of hidden, lethal agendas.  Series passes will be available at the door.  For more details, visit the Grand Illusion Cinema website.

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Jeff Tyzik conducts the Oregon Symphony in a tribute to the Music of John Williams at 7:30 pm tonight at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (1037 SW Broadway in Portland, OR).  Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details and advance ticket sales.

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Weird Elephant brings Mike Judge's hard-to-find prophetic sci fi comedy Idiocracy to The Grand Cinema (606 S Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA) tonight at 11 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page

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The Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) After Dark series presents Let the Corpses Tan at 9:30 pm tonight.  The film, described as a mix of spaghetti Westerns and Italian crime films sprinkled with a bit of giallo flavor,  plays with the short Manila Death Squad.  The screening takes place at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  For more details and advance tickets to the screening, visit the Northwest Film Center website.

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The Portland International Film Festival presents the Spanish animated feature Birdboy: The Forgotten Children to Cinemagic (2023 SE Hawthrone Blvd in Portland, OR) today at at 2:30 pm.  The screening is sponsored by Laika.  For more details and advance tickets to the screening, visit the Northwest Film Center website.

Sunday, February 18

Conductor Jeff Tyzik and the Oregon Symphony once again perform a tribute to the Music of John Williams at 2 pm today at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (1037 SW Broadway in Portland, OR).  Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details and advance ticket sales.

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The Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) After Dark series presents Housewife at 9:30 pm tonight.  The film, about a woman who comes under the spell of a cult leader, is described as a mix of cosmic horror and giallo influences, as well as a 80s European soft-core production aesthetic.  It plays with the short Setaceous.  The screening takes place at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  For more details and advance tickets to the screening, visit the Northwest Film Center website.

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The Portland International Film Festival presents the Japanese animated feature Lu Over the Wall to Cinemagic (2023 SE Hawthrone Blvd in Portland, OR) today at at 2 pm.  After being warned about the merfolk by his superstitious grandfather, Kai is aided by mermaid Lu when confronted with bullies.  Kai must return the favor as a local seafood company threatens his town and the merfolk.  The screening is sponsored by Laika and the Consular Office of Japan in Portland.  For more details and advance tickets to the screening, visit the Northwest Film Center website.

Monday, February 19

The Portland International Film Festival presents the Japanese animated feature Lu Over the Wall to the Regal Fox Tower Cinemas (846 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR) today at at 2 pm.  After being warned about the merfolk by his superstitious grandfather, Kai is aided by mermaid Lu when confronted with bullies.  Kai must return the favor as a local seafood company threatens his town and the merfolk.  The screening is sponsored by Laika and the Consular Office of Japan in Portland.  For more details and advance tickets to the screening, visit the Northwest Film Center website.