Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar


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Puppeteers for Fears brings Cthulhu: The Musical! to 18th and Union (1406 18th Ave in Seattle, WA) on July 21, 22 and 24 (Friday, Saturday and Monday) at 8 pm.  The production brings H.P. Lovecraft's classic tale to life with hand-and-rod puppets and an original score featuring pirate chanteys, power-ballads and heavy metal.  While all ages are welcome, the material is considered R-rated, so parental discretion is suggested for small children.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the 18th and Union website.  Be advised, the Portland, OR, performances sold out in days, so get tickets early!
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You might need to watch for snakes as Mystery Science Theater 3000 presents a LIVE riff of the Arch Hall Jr. film Eegah at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (1037 SW Broadway in Portland, OR) on July 28 at 8 pm.  I don't need to say much more about this, except that tickets will sell out fast, so don't delay.  For additional details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Portland'5 Centers for the Arts website.

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Holy Heavenly Homage, Batman!  The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) pays tribute to the late Adam West with a screening of Batman: The Movie tonight and tomorrow (Saturday, June 24).  Both shows start at 7:30 pm and you know the screenings with sell out, so get your tickets early!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Colossal, starring Anne Hathaway, who finds herself in control of a kaiju attacking South Korea, is playing at The Laurelhurst Theater and Pub (2735 East Burnside St in Portland, OR) through Thursday, June 22.  For showtimes, visit The Laurelhurst Theater website.

Colossal is also showing at The Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave SE in Olympia, WA) through Thursday, June 22.  Showtimes and dates vary, so visit the Olympia Film Society website for more details.

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The psychological horror film, It Comes at Night, opens tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  The film runs through Thursday, June 22.  For more details, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

It Comes at Night is at the Yelm Cinemas (201 Prairie Park St in Yelm, WA) through Tuesday, June 27.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Yelm Cinemas website.

Haunted Attractions

Please visit the Haunted Attractions page for details on trap rooms and ghost tours in the Pacific Northwest, as well as an advance details for October haunted attractions.

Open Film Submission

Please visit the Open Film Submission page for details on submitting your film to the Unreal Film Festival in Memphis, TN, the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival, the PDXtreme Fest, the Idaho Horror Film Festival and the Axe Wound Film Festival.

May, 2017

Wednesday, June 21



Mikes Movie Riff Off presents The Lost Boys at the Acme Tavern (1310 Tacoma Ave S in Tacoma, WA) tonight at 8 pm.  You can text your riffs onto the screen during the film, as well as take advantage of $5 "cheezeburgers."  And you don't want to miss the "WHAT'S IN THE BOXXX???" raffle, or the surprise shot during intermission!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Euro-horror returns to The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) as Weird Wednesday present's 1964's Dr. Orloff (AKA The Awful Dr. Orloff, among other titles).  Directed by Jess Franco, the film deals with a mad scientist performing awful experiments on beautiful women abducted from nightclubs.  What more do you need?  The film starts at 9:15 pm and admission is free, but you must be 21 or older to attend.  Be sure to stop at the concession stand to purchase some tasty snacks and beverages, and support the ongoing mission of The Joy Cinema to keep Wednesdays WEIRD!  Oh, Dr. Orloff might seek you out as his next victim should you try to bring in outside food or drinks.  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

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Heavy Metal Horror Nites, Part 1: Trick or Treat takes place tonight at the Lay Low Tavern (6015 SE Powell in Portland, OR).  DJ Marty King mixes 80s metal with the horror film Trick or Treat, featuring appearances from Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

Thursday, June 22



The Greeley Grindhouse Film of the Month, The Beast of Yucca Flats, screens tonight at the Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill (5421 N Greeley Ave in Portland, OR) at 7:20 pm.  Arrive early and partake of Happy Hour before the film starts.  You must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

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Herschell Gordon Lewis' Blast-Off Girls, the story of a band (played by Chicago garage band The Faded Blue) raising to fame, and exploited by, their sleazy new manager, plays tonight at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR).  Showtime is 7:30 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Cinema 21 website.

Friday, June 23



The Second Annual Magical Labyrinth Masquerade Ball takes place this evening at Old Nick's Pub (211 Washington St in Eugene, OR).  Dance the evening away in your finest gown or costume, topped off with a fabulous mask, and enjoy performances by Contact Orb jugglers and a very special Fire Dancing Troupe.  The event starts at 5 pm, and tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the day of the event ($15 with a costume).  More information will be posted later, as the site promises some "very special guests this year."  For additional details and all the updates, visit the Facebook Event Page.  

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The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) is celebrating its Five Year Anniversay with the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez love letter to classic exploitation films, Grindhouse, through Thursday, June 29.  Showtime is 8 pm.  For more details The Joy Cinema website or the Facebook Event Page.

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The Bad Batch, the new film from Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night) opens today at The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA).  The film deals with a girl, left in a fenced off Texas wasteland who is captured by a band of cannibals.  Expect the film to be more complex than that simple summation.  As of this post, the movie is scheduled to run until Thursday, June 29.  Visit The Grand Illusion Cinema website for showtimes.
 
The Bad Batch also opens at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR). As of this post, the movie is scheduled to run until Thursday, June 29.  For more details, including showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Holy Heavenly Homage, Batman!  The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) pays tribute to the late Adam West with a screening of Batman: The Movie tonight and tomorrow (Saturday, June 24).  Both shows start at 7:30 pm and you know the screenings with sell out, so get your tickets early!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Pink Floyd: The Wall plays at the Dragonfly Cinema (822 Bay St in Port Orchard, WA) through Tuesday, June 27.  Showtimes have yet to be announced.  For more details, and a list of showtime when available, visit the Facebook Event Page

Saturday, June 24



Heroes and Villains Fan Fest and Walker Stalker comes to the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Portland, OR) this weekend.  Guests for Heroes and Villains include stars from the CW DC Universe, as well as from the TV show Gotham.  At Walker Stalker, you can hang out with cast members from The Walking Dead.  To check out the list of guests, and for any updates, visit the Heroes and Villains website and the Walker Stalker website.  For advance ticket sales, visit this link for Heroes and Villains and this link for Walker Stalker.  Please note, it appears the ticket price is for both events, at least at the Walker Stalker link. 

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The Rose City Shakespeare Company presents A Midsummer Night's Dream at 7:30 pm tonight and tomorrow (Saturday, June 24) at Hipbone Studio (1847 E Burnside St., Ste 104, in Portland, OR).  The troupe uses art, music, magic, circus, mime and dance in their productions, and this romantic fairy land adventure should provide some visually striking moments.  Doors open at 7 pm.  Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Weird Elephant at The Grand Cinema (606 S Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA) present a screening of the cult classic Zardoz tonight at 11 pm.  If you used a robotic voice to say the title to yourself, you know what to expect.  If you haven't a clue, well, just don't miss this wacky Sci Fi adventure.  You won't be able to unsee the costume Sean Connery wears in this one!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Seattle Outdoor Cinema opens the season with a screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at the South Lake Union Discovery Center (101 Westlake Ave N in Seattle, WA).  This screening will have a family friendly section (it is the ONLY family night for the series) and will have light sabers for sale.  The event will also have food trucks and craft beer.  The event opens at 6 pm, and the movie will start around dusk.  Get there early so you're assured admittance.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Tacoma Goth Picnic takes place from noon to 3 pm today at Wright Park (501 S I St in Tacoma, WA).  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, June 25



Fathom Events brings Studio Ghibli's My Neighbor Totoro back to theaters nationwide.  Tonight's GKIDS presentation, the first in the Studio Ghibli Fest 2017, is dubbed in English and starts at 12:55 pm PST.  Visit the Fathom Events website for more details, and to locate a theater screening the film in your area.  You'll also find a link for a series pass to the Studio Ghibli Fest 2017, which includes admission to this screening and the five other features running through November.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) presents The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, from Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, today at 3 pm.  The film is presented in the original Japanese with English subtitles.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Monday, June 26


Grindtopia 7: 1972 Night! takes place tonight at 6 pm at Hattie's Hat Backroom (5231 Ballard Ave NW in Seattle, WA).  First up is some kung fu action with Lady Whirlwind at 6 pm.  Next up, at around 7:45 pm, is Slaughter, starring the legendary Jim Brown taking on the Cleveland mafia.  The final feature starts at around 9:30 pm with a screening of Brian DePalma's horror classic Sisters.  The event is free to attend, so be sure to support Hattie's by indulging in some tasty beverage inspired by the films!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The McMenamins Mission Theater and Pub (1624 NW Glisan in Portland, OR) celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Luc Besson's Sci Fi classic, The Fifth Element, today through Friday, June 30.  Minors are admitted with a parent or guardian to all screenings except on Thursday, June 29 (this is a 21 and older only screening).  Showtimes vary, so visit the McMenamins Mission Theater website for more details and advance ticket sales.

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Fathom Events brings Studio Ghibli's My Neighbor Totoro back to theaters nationwide.  Tonight's GKIDS presentation, the first in the Studio Ghibli Fest 2017, is presented in the original Japanese with English subtitles, starts at 7 pm PST.  Visit the Fathom Events website for more details, and to locate a theater screening the film in your area.  You'll also find a link for a series pass to the Studio Ghibli Fest 2017, which includes admission to this screening and the five other features running through November.

Tuesday, June 27



Home, A Bar (719 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR) hosts the Horror Brew Pub Quiz tonight at 7:30 pm.  Gather a team and test your horror trivia knowledge for a chance to win a gift certificate to Home, A Bar.  Or maybe you'll be lucky and win a horror theme prize in the raffle!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, June 28



The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) is celebrating 30 years of Star Trek: The Next Generation with a screening of The Best of Both Worlds.  In this classic two part episode, the Borg attack the Federation and capture Picard, turning him into Locutus, leaving Riker and the crew of the Enterprise facing the choice of killing their captain or giving  the Borg a chance to assimilate the Earth.  Showtime is 7:30 pm.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Thursday, June 29



They're creepy and they're kooky...  And they are coming to the Deb Fennell Auditorium at Tigard High School (9000 SW Durham Rd in Tigard, OR).  The Broadway version of The Addams Family will take the stage through July 23.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Broadway Rose Theatre Company website.  Please be advised that children under six, including babes in arms, will not be admitted.

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OzCon International returns to Portland, OR this weekend (see below), and Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR) is celebrating with a one night only screening of The Wizard of Oz tonight at 6:30 pm.  Emmy Award-Winning producer and Oz historian John Fricke will introduce the film and host a follow-up Q and A, along with trivia and prizes!  For more details and advance ticket sales (on sale now and strongly recommended), visit the Cinema 21 website.

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The Miyazaki Film Fest, hosted by Moon Burros, takes place tonight at the Wayfinding Academy (8010 N Charleston Ave in Portland, OR) tonight at 5 pm.  The films screened will be Princess Mononoke and Ponyo, and there will be a pre- and post film discussion focusing on the balance of art, nature and activism.  A suggested donation of $5 is asked, and all proceeds with go to fund the "soon to be Wayfinding community garden!"  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, June 30



The seventh annual GEAR Con (Gaslight-fantastic Explorers, Adventurers and Romantics' Convention) takes place this weekend at the DoubleTree by Hilton (1000 Multnomah St NE in Portland, OR).  Expect lots of costumes (and a costume contest), evening entertainment a marketplace and more.  For more details, and a link to ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page

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Luc Besson's sci fi classic, The Fifth Element, screens tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) at 9:30 pm.  This digital restoration is part of the film's 20th Anniversary, and a nice prelude to the upcoming Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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OzCon 2017 takes place this weekend at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel (8235 NE Airport Way in Portland, OR).  A celebration of author L. Frank Baum and the Land of Oz, the con features special guests Doug Aberle (animator of the Nome King in Return to Oz), Oz historian John Fricke and Inanna McGraw, co-author of Merry Go Round in Oz and The Forbidden Fountain of Oz.  For all the details on all the events, and registration information, visit the OzCon website.

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The Five Year Anniversary celebration continues at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) with Raiders of the Lost Ark playing through Thursday, July 6.  Showtimes have yet to be announced, so check back here, or The Joy Cinema website, later in the month.

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The Olympia Film Society presents Mad Max: Fury Road Black and Chrome at 9 pm tonight at The Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave SE in Olympia, WA).  Tickets are $9 ($6 for OFS members) and are available 30 minutes prior to showtime.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Mad Max: Fury Road Black and Chrome will also screen at 11:55 pm tonight at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC).  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Rio Theatre website.

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The Bad Batch, the new film from Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night) opens today at The Kiggins Theatre (14011 Main St in Vancouver, WA).  The film deals with a girl, left in a fenced off Texas wasteland who is captured by a band of cannibals.  Expect the film to be more complex than that simple summation.  Showtimes have yet to be announced, so visit The Kiggins Theatre website for more details later in the month.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) has added an additional screening of Jim Henson's dark fantasy, The Dark Crystal, tonight at 6:30 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Rio Theatre website.

July, 2017

Saturday, July 1



The Seattle, WA, Red, White and Dead Zombie Walk and Movie Party has come back from the grave!  The undead fun kicks off at 6 pm with an all ages zombie walk around South Lake Union, starting Denny Park and ending at the Space Needle.  The event is open to the public.  Then, around dusk, The Seattle Outdoor Cinema is presenting a screening of the rom/zom/com classic, Shaun of the Dead on the lawn of the South Lake Union Discovery Center (101 Westlake Ave N in Seattle, WA).  Please note, the screening is for those 21 and older ONLY!  General admission is $5 in advance, $10 at the door, though a variety of ticket upgrades (including guaranteed seating with the purchase of a season pass for all SOC screenings).  The event is expected to reach capacity, so arrive early and hang out at spend some time at The Winchester Bar Beer Garden (you WILL need your ID).  Be sure to dress up for the Zombie Costume Contest!  For more details, you  can visit the Facebook Event Page or the Everbrite.com Page for details and advance ticket sales.

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The Capital Taproom (150 High St SE in Salem, OR) hosts the Skullface Astronaut Double Feature Horror Film Event tonight starting at 6:30 pm.  Local indie horror film director Joe Sherlock will be present to talk about the two films, Blood Creek Woodsman and Odd Noggins, and possibly discuss his future projects.  Oh, and the films will be shown in the Taproom's HAUNTED BASEMENT!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

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E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial kicks off the Spielberg On Film series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) at 7 pm.  The film will be presented in GLOURIOUS 35mm, so I'm assuming it's NOT the CGI edited version that hit home video.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Sunday, July 2



The Zymoglyphic Museum (6225 SE Alder St in Portland, OR) is open today from 11 am to 4 pm.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Monday, July 3



Well, yippie-kay-yay!  Die Hard is coming to the Yelm Cinemas (201 Prairie Park St in Yelm, WA) tonight at 7 pm.  Sure, I usually post screenings of this classic 80s action flick in December (hey, it's the greatest Christmas movie ever made!), but I'm very happy to mention whenever the film hits the big screen.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Yelm Cinemas website.

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Celebrate the Fourth of July like you did in 1996, by watching aliens blow up cities and President Bill Pullman rallying the troops for one final battle!  Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) presents Independence Day tonight at 7 pm in Hecklevision.  Let's be honest, the movie features some AMAZING practical effects, but the plot is a mash up of cheesy movie troupes just ripe for heckling.  Get your cell phones ready and channel your inner riffer as your comments invade the screen!!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

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Jim Henson's dark fantasy, The Dark Crystal, plays at 9 pm tonight at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC)  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Rio Theatre website.

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The classic made-for-television movie Duel screens tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) at 7:30 pm in GLOURIOUS 35mm!  Part of the Spielberg On Film series taking place this month, the film showcases Spielberg's ability to generate tension and contains a few shots that will be later used in Jaws.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Hollywood Theatre website.

Thursday, July 6



The Spielberg On Film series continues at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) with another of the director's made-for-television films, Something Evil, presented in GLOURIOUS 16mm.  The feature deals with a couple discovering an entity in their house intent on possession the wife.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Friday, July 7



Glitterpants Productions hosts Urban Unglued: Dark in the Park at Pacific Days at Pacific Park (600 3rd Ave SE in Pacific, WA) through Sunday, July 9.  The event is a "very special dark and unusual themed crafters consortium the likes of which Pacific Days has never seen before!"  Admission into the park is free, and food trucks will be present.  For additional details, including information on becoming a vendor, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Shock Opera: The Authorized Alice Cooper Story returns to Portland for one night only at the Paris Theatre (6 SW Third Ave in Portland, OR).  Be sure to check out this local production, hosted by Shock Opera and The 9th Annual Guignolfest: 3-Day Horror Movie Contest.  Showtime is 8 pm.  For additional details, including a link to the teaser video, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Come out to play tonight at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) as The Warriors screens tonight at 11 pm.  Costumes are encouraged (and yes, there will be prizes!), but the management requests you leave the glass bottles and baseball bats at home!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Rio Theatre website.

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The Spielberg On Film series gets some bite tonight as The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) screens Jaws in GLORIOUS 35MM at 7:30 pm.  The film also screens tomorrow, July 8, at 3 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Saturday, July 8



Head off to see the wizard this evening at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) with a screening of the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz at 5:30 pm.  You know the story, now you can catch it on the big screen!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Spielberg On Film series roars this weekend as The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) screens Jurassic Park in GLORIOUS 35MM at 7:30 pm.  The film also screens tomorrow, July 9, at 3 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Sunday, July 9



The Spielberg On Film series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) takes you to a dimension that "lies the pit of man's fear and the summit of his knowledge" with a screening of Twilight Zone: The Movie, in GLORIOUS 35mm, at 7:30 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Monday, July 10



The Yelm Cinemas (201 Prairie Park St in Yelm, WA) Cult Classic Monday series presents John Carpenter's They Live tonight at 7 pm.  The film stars Rowdy Roddy Piper as a homeless construction worker who discovers aliens are among us, ruining the economy for their own gain.  Originally a critique on President Reagan's economic policy, the film has regained relevance once again, thanks to recent political events.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Yelm Cinemas website.

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It might not be in the Horror genre, but this film is still terrifying, and might be the main branch of the deadly hillbilly subgenre currently populated by cannibal mutants.  But while Deliverance lacks in buckets of blood and gore, it WILL get under your skin keep you scanning pools of still water, looking for....  Hey, not going to spoil it when it's playing on the big screen!  Head to the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) at 6:30 pm tonight, then have fun planning that canoe trip!  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Community Movie Night presents Dinema at 9 pm tonight at Hapuna Kahuna Tiki Bar (126 SW 1st St in Corvallis, OR; formerly Cloud and Kelly's Public House).  Dine and have a few drinks while watching the classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with live musical accompaniment by Justin Schepige and Kevin Van Walk.  Admission is only $3.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Tuesday, July 11


Burlynomicon returns to the Lovecraft Bar (421 SE Grand Ave in Portland, OR) tonight.  Doors open at 9 pm, and the show starts at 9:30 pm.  Hosted by Critical Hit Burlesque, the show features performances that are dark, humorous and set within the mythos inspired space of the Lovecraft Bar.  Tickets are $13 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.

Friday, July 14



Wyrd War presents Wizards 40th Anniversary Record Release Party tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) at 7:30 pm.  The event celebrates the VINYL release of the soundtrack, with composer Andrew Belling present as the guest of honor, with very limited vinyl color variant exclusive to the occasion.  And the film will be shown in GLORIOUS 35mm!  Ralph Bakshi's animated classic should look AMAZING on the big screen!!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.  You can get more details, as well as find a link to advance ticket sales, at The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Shock Opera: The Authorized Alice Cooper Story comes to Seattle for one night only at the Columbia City Theater (4916 Rainier Ave S in Seattle, WA).  Be sure to check out this Portland, OR. based production, hosted by Shock Opera and The 9th Annual Guignolfest: 3-Day Horror Movie Contest.  Showtime is 7 pm.  For additional details, including a link to the teaser video, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Get ready for a great night at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) as the Indiana Jones Trilogy Marathon (the Rio is ignoring the fourth film in the series) starts tonight at 6:15 pm.  Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, for any single film, or watch them all for $15 in advance, $18 at the door.  For more details, including a tentative schedule and link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Puppeteers for Fears brings Cthulhu: The Musical! to the ShoeBox Theatre (2110 SE 10th Ave in Portland, OR) tonight and tomorrow at 8 pm.  The production brings H.P. Lovecraft's classic tale to life with hand-and-rod puppets and an original score featuring pirate chanteys, power-ballads and heavy metal.  While all ages are welcome, the material is considered R-rated, so parental discretion is suggested for small children.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

UPDATE: As of June 21, advance tickets have sold out.  Damn, that was quick!  The company is working to allow a few tickets to be sold at the door, and trying to extend the show's run.  I'll work to keep you updated on future developments.

Saturday, July 15


Campout Cinema at the Museum of Pop Culture (325 5th Ave N in Seattle, WA) presents a screening of The Hunger tonight at 8 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm) at the Sky Church.  Tickets include admission to the David Bowie: Starman exhibit.  You must be 21 or older to attend.  For additional information, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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It's inconceivable that a season of Portland Movies in the Park would not have a screening of The Princess Bride.  You can see it tonight at Dickinson Park (SW 55th and Alfred Ct in Portland, OR) after dusk.  The soul music of King Louie and LaRhonda Steel opens the event at 6:30 pm.  The parks are tobacco free zones and dogs must be on a leash.  For more details on this event, and other Movies in the Park, visit the City of Portland website.  Remember, the event can be cancelled due to rain.

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Fear not, HAL won't be in charge of opening the doors at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) for tonight's presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey.  If you haven't seen this film on the big screen, DO NOT miss this opportunity!  The film starts at 9 pm.  You'll find more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, at the Facebook Event Page.

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The Spielberg On Film series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) ends with the crack of a whip as Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade plays today and tomorrow.  All three films are presented in GLORIOUS 35mm!  For more details, including showtimes and advance ticket sales (at this time, the films are individually priced), visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Sunday, July 16



Portland Movies in the Park present El Libro de la Vida (The Book of Life), an animate feature following a bullfighter's afterlife adventure on the Day of the Dead, as he attempts to fulfill his family and friend's expectations.  The film, co-produced by Guillermo del Toro, will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles.  The screening takes place at Overlook Park (1599 N Fremont St in Portland, OR) after dusk and is co-hosted by PDX Latinx Pride.  A musical tribute to Juan Gabriel (a Mexican singer and songwriter) starts at 6:30 pm.  The parks are tobacco free zones and dogs must be on a leash.  For more details on this event, and other Movies in the Park, visit the City of Portland website.  Remember, the event can be cancelled due to rain.

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McMenamins Mission Theater and Pub (1624 NW Glisan in Portland, OR) will screen the family classic Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory through Saturday, July 22.  The theater will host two Sing-Along screenings on Saturday, July 22, one for all ages and the other for those 21 or older.  Minors are allowed into the other screenings with  parent or guardian accompaniment.  Showtimes vary, so visit the McMenamins Mission Theater website for more details.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) presents two films featuring Jeff Bridges tonight.  First up is Peter Bogdonovich's The Last Picture Show at 6:30 pm, followed by the John Carpenter sci fi romance Starman at 9 pm.  You can buy tickets for one film, or make it a double feature for just a few dollars more.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Thursday, July 20



The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) presents two Luc Besson classics tonight.  You can watch Leon: The Professional starting at 6:30 pm or The Fifth Element, starting at 9 pm.  If you want to see both features, a double bill ticket is available.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, July 21



Friday Night Frights brings Stephen King's Silver Bullet to the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) tonight at 10 pm.  It might not be the best adaptation of King's work, but it is fun and features a church full of werewolves, a big plus for me!  Admission is only $6 and tickets are available at the door 30 minutes before the show.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Puppeteers for Fears brings Cthulhu: The Musical! to 18th and Union (1406 18th Ave in Seattle, WA) tonight, tomorrow and Monday (July 21, 22 and 24) at 8 pm.  The production brings H.P. Lovecraft's classic tale to life with hand-and-rod puppets and an original score featuring pirate chanteys, power-ballads and heavy metal.  While all ages are welcome, the material is considered R-rated, so parental discretion is suggested for small children.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the 18th and Union website.  Be advised, the Portland, OR, performances sold out in days, so get tickets early!


Saturday, July 22



Gilhooligans Bar and Grill (10810 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) is the site for the first annual Halloween in July Car Rally and Concert.  The rally starts at 6 pm with a car show featuring hearses, rat rods and special guests the Coffin Cruisers and The Driven Dead Car Club.  After the rally, $5 cover gets you admission to a concert with Toxic Zombie, Hideous Monster and Lxcal!  A portion of the proceeds goes to the American Red Cross.  Minors are welcome until 10 pm.  For additional details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Big Bug Mayhem comes to Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) today at noon, with a screening of the classic that started it all, Them!  Admission is only $3.  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

Sunday, July 23



Fathom Events brings Studio Ghibli's Kiki's Delivery Service back to theaters nationwide.  Tonight's GKIDS presentation, part of the Studio Ghibli Fest 2017, is presented dubbed in English at 12:55 pm PST.  Visit the Fathom Events website for more details, and to locate a theater screening the film in your area.

Monday, July 24



Fathom Events brings Studio Ghibli's Kiki's Delivery Service back to theaters nationwide.  Tonight's GKIDS presentation, the first in the Studio Ghibli Fest 2017, is presented in the original Japanese with English subtitles.  The show starts at 7 pm PST.  Visit the Fathom Events website for more details, and to locate a theater in your area.

Friday, July 28



You might need to watch for snakes as Mystery Science Theater 3000 presents a LIVE riff of the Arch Hall Jr. film Eegah at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (1037 SW Broadway in Portland, OR) tonight at 8 pm.  I don't need to say much more about this, except that tickets will sell out fast, so don't delay.  For additional details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Portland'5 Centers for the Arts website.

Saturday, July 29



Sinful Sisters Productions presents Potter-More: A Harry Potter Show tonight at Re-bar Seattle (1114 Howell St in Seattle, WA).  This variety talent show features comedy, belly dance, burlesque, ballroom dance, flow artists, performance artists and drag performers, all set in the Harry Potter world.  Doors open at 6:30 pm for this one-night-only performance, with advance tickets available on June 1st through Eventbrite.  For more details, including ticket pricing, a list of performers (and a link to advance ticket sales on June 1, I assume), visit the Facebook Event Page

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The 2nd Annual Portlandia Mermaid Parade starts at noon at the Japanese American Historical Plaza (2 NW Naito Parkway in Portland, OR).  Opening ceremony and performances until 1 pm, by the parade, which ends with a Mermaid Swim and Beach Party at Poets Beach under the Marquam Bridge.  The route is ADA friendly and will not cross any streets.  The event is a free family friendly, gender neutral, body positive event celebrating water mythology and, of course, all things mermaid.  Visit the Facebook Event Page or the Portlandia Mermaid Parade website for more details and details on joining the parade.

Please note, there is a Masquerade Ball later in the event, but the event has sold out, according to the website.

Monday, July 31



Harry Potter's Burlesque Birthday Party takes place tonight at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) at 8 pm.  You must be 18 or older to attend.  Muggles are invited to wear their House Colours, or any other costume from the Potter Universe, for the costume contest, or trust your luck to win a raffle prize.  Doors open at 7 pm.  For more details, including a list of performers and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page

August, 2017

Friday, August 4



First Friday at Wells and Verne (734 E Burnside in Portland, OR) presents Ira Thomas Pratt Art Opening tonight at 6 pm.  More details will be coming, so check back here, or at the Facebook Event Page, later. 

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) presents Game of Thrones LIVE: Hodor Rises tonight and tomorrow at 8 pm.  The award winning Troupe Tourettes Without Regrets brings their show to BC, with ALL NEW ACTS to keep up with the current GoT universe.  The performance features interactive vaudeville, burlesque, comedy, live medieval music and an audience battle to change the ending of the show itself!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, August 5



Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children screens tonight at Wilkes Park (3655 NE 154th Ave in Portland, OR).  Part of the Movies in the Park the event starts with the Americana and cajun music of Plan B at 6:30 pm.  The screening is presented in English with Spanish subtitles.  The parks are tobacco free zones and dogs must be on a leash.  For more details on this event, and other Movies in the Park, visit the City of Portland website.  Remember, the event can be cancelled due to rain.

Thursday, August 10



Cinebago Events presents They Live tonight at 8 pm at Columbia City's Ark Lodge Cinemas (4816 Rainier Ave S in Seattle, WA).  Not only will they screen John Carpenter's sci fi classic, but you'll be able to score a free pair of "Obey" sunglasses at the door!  Also, artist and designer Marc J. Palm will present a specially curated "They Live" art show, with local artists offering fan art in the lobby.  Tickets to the event are $13.  For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page

Friday, August 18



Friday Night Frights presents one of the best horror comedies of the 80s, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, at the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) tonight at 10 pm.  The film is chocked full of great clown gags and I bet you'll be singing the theme song on the way home!  Admission is $6 and tickets are available 30 minutes before showtime.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, August 12



Portland Movies in the Park presents local stop-motion studio Liaka's latest film, Kubo and the Two Strings tonight at King School Park (3655 NE 6th and Humboldt St in Portland, OR) at dusk.  The music of Oleada starts the event at 6:30 pm.  The parks are tobacco free zones and dogs must be on a leash.  For more details on this event, and other Movies in the Park, visit the City of Portland website.  Remember, the event can be cancelled due to rain.

Thursday, August 17



If you think August in Portland is hot, imagine how the Nazis felt once the Ark was opened!  Portland Movies in the Park presents Raiders of the Lost Ark tonight at Oregon Park (NE 30th and Oregon St in Portland, OR) at dusk.  The musical guests that open Movies in the Park events have yet to be announced, so check the website below closer to the screening for more information.  The parks are tobacco free zones and dogs must be on a leash.  For more details on this event, and other Movies in the Park, visit the City of Portland website.  Remember, the event can be cancelled due to rain.

Friday, August 18



Portland Movies in the Park presents the George Lucas/Ron Howard fantasy Willow tonight at Dawson Park (N Stanton and Williams Ave in Portland, OR) at dusk.  The music of Lauren "Lo" Steele opens the event at 6:30 pm.  The parks are tobacco free zones and dogs must be on a leash.  For more details on this event, and other Movies in the Park, visit the City of Portland website.  Remember, the event can be cancelled due to rain.

Saturday, August 19

Hoquiam's Hot August Frights has released the list of film they plan on showing today at the 7th Avenue Theatre (313 7th St in Hoquiam, WA).  The show starts at 10:30 am with 1941's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, followed by The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), the classic Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein, Teenagers from Outer Space, The Beach Girls and the Monster, Frankenstein Creates Woman, Godzilla vs. Megalon, Rattlers (1976) and ending with a midnight screening of the William Castle classic, 13 Ghosts (1960).  More details are coming, so check back or visit the Facebook Event Page later in the year.

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Oregon Bigfoot Festival 2017 takes place today at Glenn Otto Park (1102 E Historic Columbia River Highway in Troutdale, OR) from 9 am to 5 pm.  This "Whimsical Bigfoot" themed event features unique food and merchandise, carnival-style games, the chance to cast your own Bigfoot mold and more.  The event asks for a $5 donation for adults, $2 donation for kids.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

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Big Bug Mayhem continues at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) today at noon, with a screening of Tarantula.  Okay, it's not a bug, but you know what I mean.  Admission is only $3.  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

Wednesday, August 23



Portland Movies in the Park presents the original Ghostbusters tonight at Khunamokwst Park (NE 52nd and Alberta St in Portland, OR) at dusk.  The music of Son de Cuba opens the event at 6:30 pm.  The parks are tobacco free zones and dogs must be on a leash.  For more details on this event, and other Movies in the Park, visit the City of Portland website.  Remember, the event can be cancelled due to rain.

Friday, August 25



Projekt Records presents a screening of Bubba Ho-Tep, starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis, at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) tonight at 9:30 pm.  Directed by Don Coscarelli (Phantasm), the film finds Elvis and JFK alive and in a Texas nursing home, fighting an Egyptian mummy.  Campbell's performance should have earned him an Oscar nomination, but I guess the academy don't like low budget indie horror.  Who know.  At tonight's screening, the first 50 people in the door will receive a gift bag, and all attendees will get a free raffle ticket.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.  Advance tickets are not available yet, so check back closer to the event.

Sunday, August 27




Portland Movies in the Park presents local stop-motion studio Liaka's latest film, Kubo and the Two Strings tonight at April Hill Park (SW 58th and Miles St in Portland, OR) at dusk.  The music of Rogue Bluegrass Band starts the event at 6:30 pm.  The parks are tobacco free zones and dogs must be on a leash.  For more details on this event, and other Movies in the Park, visit the City of Portland website.  Remember, the event can be cancelled due to rain.

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Fathom Events brings Studio Ghibli's Castle in the Sky back to theaters nationwide.  Tonight's GKIDS presentation, part of the Studio Ghibli Fest 2017, is presented dubbed in English at 12:55 pm PST.  Visit the Fathom Events website for more details, and to locate a theater screening the film in your area.

Monday, August 28



Fathom Events brings Studio Ghibli's Castle in the Sky back to theaters nationwide.  Tonight's GKIDS presentation, part of the Studio Ghibli Fest 2017, is presented in the original Japanese with English subtitles at 7 pm PST.  Visit the Fathom Events website for more details, and to locate a theater screening the film in your area.

September, 2017

Friday, September 1



Portland Movies in the Park presents Rogue One: A Star Wars Story tonight at Mt Scott Park (SE 74th and Reedway St in Portland, OR) at dusk.  The music of Rogue Bluegrass Band starts the event at 6:30 pm.  The parks are tobacco free zones and dogs must be on a leash.  For more details on this event, and other Movies in the Park, visit the City of Portland website.  Remember, the event can be cancelled due to rain.

Friday, September 8



The Rose City Comic Con has expanded into a three day event, running through September 10 at the Oregon Convention Center (777 ME Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Portland, OR).  Currently scheduled guests include James O'Barr (creator of The Crow), Burt Ward (Robin on TV's Batman) and "Weird Al" Yankovic.  More details, including guest announcements, are coming soon, so check back here later, or visit the RCCC Official Website or the Facebook Event Page closer to September.

UPDATE: John de Lancie (Star Trek: The Next Generation) is scheduled to attend.

Sunday, September 10


The first annual Gothic Garage Sale and Community Costume Sale takes place from 11 am to 6 pm today at The steep and thorny way to heaven (SE 2nd and Hawthorne in Portland, OR).  For more details, including information on purchasing vendor space, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, September 16



Zombie Fest Northwest 2017 takes place from 2 to 6 pm at Normandy Park Towne Center (19900 1st Ave S in Normandy Park, WA).  The Fest will have a special performance by the Seattle Thrillers zombie dance group, food booths, a charity beer garden, zombie costume contest, zombie face painting, raffles by local businesses, more zombies and a zombie mock disaster zone with emergency vehicles.  And you can gain awareness about emergency preparedness as well.  The fest will raise money for the Highline Schools foundation, local food banks and the Friends of Normandy Park Foundation.  More details will bee announced closer to the event date, so check back here, or the Facebook Event Page, for more details later in the year.

UPDATE:  The fest has updated their information on the Facebook About section.  Visit the link above and click on "About" for the details.

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Big Bug Mayhem continues at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) today at noon, with a screening of The Deadly Mantis.  Admission is only $3.  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

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Hallowbaloo - The Art of Halloween! takes place from 9 am to 3 pm today at the Hollyhills Club House (19200 Hollyhills Dr NE in Bothell, WA).  This family friendly event features Halloween and Dia de los Muertos art from artists across the county.  Admission is $5 at the door.  For more events, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, September 24




Fathom Events brings Studio Ghibli's Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind back to theaters nationwide.  Tonight's GKIDS presentation, part of the Studio Ghibli Fest 2017, is presented dubbed in English at 12:55 pm PST.  Visit the Fathom Events website for more details, and to locate a theater screening the film in your area.

Monday, September 25



Fathom Events brings Studio Ghibli's Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind back to theaters nationwide.  Tonight's GKIDS presentation, part of the Studio Ghibli Fest 2017, is presented in the original Japanese with English subtitles at 7 pm PST.  Visit the Fathom Events website for more details, and to locate a theater screening the film in your area.

Saturday, September 30



GeekGirlCon '17 takes place today and tomorrow (Sunday, October 1) at The Conference Center (800 Pike St in Seattle, WA), across the street from the Washington State Convention Center.  Tickets are not sold at the door for this event, so visit the GeekGirlCon website for details on attending, participating, and for a link to advance ticket sales.  For up to the minute announcments, visit the Facebook Event Page.

October, 2017

Friday, October 6



Mark your calendars, as the stars align this weekend at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR), signalling the start of The 22nd H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival and Cthulhucon!  Keep checking back for more details, or visit the Facebook Event Page as the time draws near.  Ai, Ai!!

UPDATE: F. Paul Wilson (The Keep and others in The Adversary Cycle, the Repairman Jack series) has been announced as the Author Guest of Honor this year.

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Wells and Verne (734 E Burnside in Portland, OR) First Friday Art Opening presents the photography of Chad Michael Ward tonight starting at 6 pm.  For more details on the event, and information on commissioning a portrait, visit the Facebook Event Page

Monday, October 9



Bruce Campell's book tour for Hail to the Chin hits the Pacific Northwest starting today.  Tour dates are Monday, October 9 for Vancouver, BC, Wednesday, October 11 for Seattle, WA, Friday, October 13 for Portland, OR and Sunday, October 15 for Medford, OR.  More details are coming, so check back later!

Friday, October 13


Friday the 13th is a lucky day for Portland Evil Dead Fans, as Evil Dead the Musical take the stage at The Alberta Rose Theatre (3000 NE Alberta St in Portland, OR) for TWO shows this evening.  And, of course, there will be BLOOD and a Splatter Zone!!  Showtimes are 6:30 and 10:15 pm.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, October 20



Grab your boomsticks, Renton Evil Dead Fans, as Evil Dead the Musical comes to the Renton Civic Theatre (507 S 3rd St in Renton, WA) this weekend.  And, of course, you can get tickets for the Splatter Zone!  Showtimes are 8 pm on Friday, October 20 and 6 pm on Saturday, October 21.  For details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Thursday, October 12



The 4th Annual Idaho Horror Film Festival takes place on October 12 to 14, 2017, in Boise.  More details will be listed as they become available, so check back later or visit the IHFF website.

Friday, October 27



Grab your chainsaws and boom sticks, Vancouver, BC, as Evil Dead The Musical comes to Studio 1398 (1398 Cartwright St in Vancouver, BC) this weekend!  Showtimes are 8 pm tonight and 6 and 9:15 pm on Saturday.  And, of course, there will be a Splatter Zone!  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Evil Dead The Musical website.

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Kumoricon 2017 takes place this weekend at the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Portland, OR) through Sunday, October 29.  For more details, your best bet is to visit the Kumoricon website for registration, guest and event details and more.  For up to the minute details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, October 28



Celebrate Samhain tonight at Crescent Moon Gifts (2502 6th Ave in Tacoma, WA) as the Covenant of the Blue Moon Church hold a Samhain Celebration tonight at 6 pm.  You can find more details about the covenant on the official website, or visit the Facebook Event Page for more details on the celebration.

Sunday, October 29



Fathom Events brings Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away back to theaters nationwide.  Tonight's GKIDS presentation, part of the Studio Ghibli Fest 2017, is presented dubbed in English at 12:55 pm PST.  Visit the Fathom Events website for more details, and to locate a theater screening the film in your area.

Monday, October 30



Fathom Events brings Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away back to theaters nationwide.  Tonight's GKIDS presentation, part of the Studio Ghibli Fest 2017, is presented in the original Japanese with English subtitles at 7 pm PST.  Visit the Fathom Events website for more details, and to locate a theater screening the film in your area.

November, 2017

Friday, November 3



Suffering from post-Halloween blues, Victoria, BC horror fans?  Well, head to the Metro Studio Theatre (1411 Quadra St in Victoria, BC) this weekend for Evil Dead The Musical!  Showtimes are 8 pm tonight and 6 pm on Saturday.  Of course, there will be a Splatter Zone!  For more details, visit the Evil Dead The Musical website.

Saturday, November 4


The Jet City Comic Show takes place at the Greater Tacoma Trade and Convention Center (1500 Broadway in Tacoma, WA) starting at 10 am.  Fred "The Hammer" Williamson will be attending.  For more details, including a list of events, guests, and advance ticket sales, visit the Jet City Comic Show website or the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, November 17



Orycon 39, Oregon's premier Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, takes place through November 19 at the Red Lion Hotel - Jantzen Beach (909 N. Hayden Island Dr in Portland, OR.  Check back here, or at the Facebook Event Page, or the Orycon official website, for additional details when available.

Saturday, November 18



Big Bug Mayhem continues at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) today at noon, with a screening of 1958's The Fly.  Okay, it's not as big as the other bugs in the previous films screened, but it's bigger than the average fly!  Admission is only $3.  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

Saturday, November 25



The GeekCraft Expo Seattle Holiday Market takes place today and tomorrow from 11 am to 6 pm at Magnuson Park/Hanger 30 (6310 NE 74th St in Seattle, WA).  This FREE curated craft market features handmade geeky good from local artist.  For more details, and a link to an exhibitor application, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, November 26



Fathom Events brings Studio Ghibli's Howl's Moving Castle back to theaters nationwide.  Tonight's GKIDS presentation, part of the Studio Ghibli Fest 2017, is presented dubbed in English at 12:55 pm pm PST.  Visit the Fathom Events website for more details, and to locate a theater screening the film in your area.

Monday, November 27



Fathom Events brings Studio Ghibli's Howl's Moving Castle back to theaters nationwide.  Tonight's GKIDS presentation, part of the Studio Ghibli Fest 2017, is presented in the original Japanese with English subtitles at 7 pm PST.  Visit the Fathom Events website for more details, and to locate a theater screening the film in your area.

December, 2017

Wednesday, December 6



MAP Theatre presents Buffy the Vampire Slayer Trivia Night at 7 pm tonight at the Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA).  Gather in teams of one to five and try to answer 50 new questions about the Scoobie gang and their battles against the evil forces within (and underneath) Sunnydale.  Of course, there will be prizes, and you are invited to come in costume (there's a prize for that as well!).  And stick around after the trivia contest for a big screen showing of an episode from the series.  Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 and the door.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, December 13




If you missed it last week, MAP Theatre brings Buffy the Vampire Slayer Trivia Night back to Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) tonight at 7 pm.  Gather in teams of one to five and try to answer 50 questions (the same ones as last week) about the Scoobie gang and their battles against the evil forces lurking around Sunnydale.  Of course, there will be prizes, and you are invited to come in costume (there's a prize for that as well!).  And stick around after the trivia contest for a big screen showing of an episode from the series.  Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 and the door.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.
Saturday, December 16



Big Bug Mayhem at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) ends the year today at noon, with a screening of 1958's The Black Scorpion.  Yeah, yeah, it's not a bug, but it's a big ass creepy crawler!  And the special effects are the work of stop motion pioneer Willis O'Brien!!  Admission is only $3.  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

January, 2018

Saturday, January 27



Horrific 3: A Night of Horror Themed Belly Dance returns to Tacoma this evening at 7 pm.  Tickets go on sale on June 1.

UPDATE:  The venue has been announced!  Horrific 3 takes place at the Rialto Theatre (901 Broadway in Tacoma, WA).  Ticket prices are $15, $25 and $35.  Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details and a list of performers.  For advance ticket sales, visit the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts website.

March, 2018

Thursday, March 1


Emerald City Comicon has announced dates for 2018!  The con takes place Thursday, March 1 to Sunday, March 4, at the Washington State Convention Center (800 Convention Place in Seattle, WA).  No further details are available at this time, so check back here, or at the Facebook Event Page, later.

Thursday, March 29



Norwescon 21 takes place this weekend at the Doubletree by Hilton Seattle Airport (18740 International Blvd in SeaTac, WA).  The event has announced the Writer Guest of Honor this year will be Ken Liu, Artist Guest of Honor will be Wayne Barlowe, the Science Guest of Honor will be Mathew Wedel, the Spotlight Publisher will be Green Ronin Publishing and the theme for the con will be Uncovering Mysteries.  More announcements to come, so visit the Norwescon website later in the year.

April, 2018

Friday, April 13



The West Coast Haunters Convention takes place this weekend at the Doubletree Hilton Lloyd Center (1000 NE Multnomah St in Portland, OR).  I'll post more details when available.

June, 2018

Saturday, June 2



The Lilac City Comicon has announce the dates for 2018.  The event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3.  Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

July, 2018

Wednesday, July 25


   

The musical version of Phantom of the Opera opens at Keller Auditorium (222 SW Clay in Portland, OR) tonight.  The show closes on August 5.  Currently, only resale websites are listing ticket sales (at a high price than face value), so I advise you wait until the tickets go on sale at the Keller Auditorium website
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And, as always, should you attend any of these events, mention to the organizers you read about it at The Shadow Over Portland!!


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