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Get ready for some Howling in the Holidays!  The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) has a night of hair raising excitement starting at 7 pm on Tuesday, December 19.  Catch the original Wolfcop AND the sequel, Another Wolfcop, hosted by iconic Canadian rock superstar GOWAN!  And be ready for a few additional surprises as well!!  For more details and advance ticket sales (STRONGLY RECOMMENDED), visit the Rio Theatre website.
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Theater Schmeater (2125 3rd Ave in Seattle, WA) is the place for a journey into the dimension of imagination, as The Twilight Zone: LIVE! runs through Saturday, December 16.  The show features four classic episodes performed live on stage.  For more details, including showtimes and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Well, it's December and that means Die Hard will be screening in local theaters across the Pacific Northwest.  But this year, the Funhouse Lounge (2432 SE 11th Ave in Portland, OR) is going a bit further by presenting Die Hard: The Parody Musical Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm through December 30 (with Thursday shows starting on December 21).  Oh yes, it's the movie adapted for the stage, with 15 original songs!  Yippee-Ki-Yay, MF!!!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Second City's A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens opens tonight at the Portland Center Stage at The Amory (128 NW Eleventh Ave in Portland, OR) on the US Bank Main Stage.  The show runs through December 31.  This improvisational show is recommended for ages 14 and up, as it contains mature content, explicit language, strobe lighting, theater haze, a single use of a (tobacco-free) e-cigarette and "a Dalek on a conquest for universal extermination."  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the PCS website.

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The Peculiarium (2234 NW Thurman St in Portland, OR) invites you to take a selfie with Krampus through Christmas eve.  And while you're there, be sure to browse the store for some terrific gifts and stocking stuffers!  Check the Peculiarium Facebook Page for more details. 

December, 2017

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.

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A Christmas fanatic takes his obsession a bit too far and starts dealing out more than a lump of coal to bad boys and girls.  Christmas Evil (AKA You Better Watch Out!) plays tonight at 8 pm at The Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 5th St in Seattle, WA).  For more details, visit The Grand Illusion website.

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Weird Wednesday heads under the waves tonight at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) for Terror Beneath the Sea.  This one stars Sonny Chiba (really!) up against a race of fishmen!  Yep, that's WEIRD!!  The film starts at 9:15 pm and admission is FREE, but you must be 21 or older to attend.  Be sure to support Weird Wednesday by stopping at the concession stand before the movie for some tasty treats and beverages.  The fishmen don't like it if you try sneaking outside food or drinks into the theater.  You have been warned.  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Thursday, December 14

Queer Horror ends the year with a 25th anniversary screening of Tim Burton's holiday treat, Batman Returns, in GLORIOUS 35mm, at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) tonight at 8:30 pm.  The preshow will be a huge drag and burlesque tribute to Catwoman in all her incarnations.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Friday, December 15

Friday Night Frights brings a little holiday fear to the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) tonight at 10 pm with a screening of the campy killer snowman film Jack Frost.  Yep, we're not talking the Michael Keaton one!  Admission is $6 and tickets are available 30 minutes before showtime. Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details.

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Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water opens today.  Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR) will be one place to catch the film, which looks like a modern masterpiece.  Showtimes have yet to be announced, so check the Cinema 21 website as opening day approaches. 

The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) has announced showtimes for The Shape of Water starting on Friday, December 15.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Krampus Kon - 6(66)th Anniversary takes place tonight starting at 6 pm in Downtown Bellingham, WA.  The event includes caroling and stopping at several bars in the area.  For details on the itinerary, as well as rules for the event and the basic theme, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will show Tim Burton's Gothic Christmas classic Edward Scissorhands tonight at 11:45 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, 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.

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Geek the Halls 2017, hosted by the PDX Browncoats, takes place this weekend at the DoubleTree Hotel Portland (1000 NE Multnomah St in Portland, OR).  Doors open at 10 am and admission is free.  Find the perfect gift for your geeky family and friends, or even for yourself!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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VHS Uber Alles presents the Christmas horror film Elves in GLORIOUS VHS at 9 pm tonight at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA).  Admission is just $2.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Champion Party Supply (1461 Elliott Ave W in Seattle, WA) will host Photos with Krampus - The Holiday Devil! today starting at noon.  Photos continue during business hours until 5 pm on Saturday, December 17.  The event is FREE, but Krampus appreciates tips, which might be a wise idea.  Hey, it's Krampus we're talking about!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird - Holiday Show takes place today and tomorrow at the Bellevue College (3000 Landerholm Circle SE in Bellevue, WA) Gym.  Find the perfect holiday gift at this unique collection of vendors, artisans and crafters.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Public Domain Xinema and Community Movie Night presents a screening of the silent horror classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, with a live musical score performed by Justin Schepige and Kevin Van Walk.  The event, hosted by Ygal Kaufman, starts at 8 pm tonight at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR).  For more details and a link to advance tickets, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Northwest Film Center Kid Flicks series will show The Goonies today at 2 pm.  The screening takes place at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, December 17

Michael Gray Photography brings the Christmas demon to the Delta Cafe (4607 SE Woodstock Blvd in Portland, OR) for Photos with Krampus from 3 to 8 pm.  It's just $10 fro a photo folder with a print of you and Krampus, each additional is just $5.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Golden Spiral Productions and Miss Kennedy's Theatre of Burlesque present Happy Christmas Mr. Gaiman tonight at Dante's (350 W Burnside St in Portland, OR).  As Neil Gaiman stories are substituted for traditional holiday stories, a cast of performers bring the characters to life.  For more details and a list of performers, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Monday, December 18

The Church of Film presents Christmas Ghost Stories, a series of short films, at 9:30 pm at the Century bar (930 SE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  Admission and popcorn is FREE.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Tuesday, December 19

Get ready for some Howling in the Holidays!  The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) has a night of hair raising excitement starting at 7 pm tonight.  Catch the original Wolfcop AND the sequel, Another Wolfcop, hosted by iconic Canadian rock superstar GOWAN!  And be ready for a few additional surprises as well!!  For more details and advance ticket sales (STRONGLY RECOMMENDED), visit the Rio Theatre website.

Wednesday, December 20

WYRD WAR brings director Karen Arthur's "terrifying love story" of two sisters and their depraved relationship, The Mafu Cage, to the Laurelhurst Theater (2735 E Burnside St in Portland, OR) tonight only at 9 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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A Radio Christmas Carol, a live radio adaptation of the classic Dickens novel, takes place at 7 pm tonight at the Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA).  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.


Thursday, December 21

The Museum of Pop Culture (325 5th Ave N in Seattle, WA) presents a Gotham Christmas Story when the Sky Church Theater screens Tim Burton's Batman Returns tonight at 7 pm (doors open at 6 pm).  This Cinema Campout presentation is for those 21 or older, and includes admission to the Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction and Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film exhibits.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the MoPOP website.

Friday, December 22

The Olympia Film Society Janus Essentials series presents Kwaidan, a Japanese horror anthology, in GLORIOUS 35mm tonight at 6:30 pm.  The film will also show at 9 pm on Saturday, December 23 and at 5 pm on Sunday, December 24.  All screenings take place at the Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave SE in Olympia, WA).  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) will show Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone through Christmas Day.  For showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

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The holiday horror film Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, screens at the Dragonfly Cinema (822 Bay St in Port Orchard, WA) through December 26. This Finnish horror tale is rated R, as these Santas aren't jolly old elves and don't dress in the traditional suit...  Well, they don't dress at all!  Just letting you know if you haven't seen this film yet.  For more details, including showtimes (to be posted on the week of December 18), visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) screens the holiday classic Die Hard tonight at 11 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) kicks off the holiday weekend with a Holiday Sing-Along Extravaganza, hosted by Community Movie Night tonight at 9 pm.  To start, sing along with the Jim-Jams as they perform holiday favorites, than settle back for the campy Christmas classic Santa Claus Conquers the Martians!  I bet you'll be welcome to sing along to the opening credit song as well!!  Admission for the event is $8.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, December 23

You have one last chance to get a photo with the Christmas demon!  Photos with Krampus - 3rd Annual takes place from 2 to 7 pm at World Class Athletics (6332 SE 82nd Ave in Portland, OR).  A quality photo folder of you and Krampus is just $10, each additional only $5.  The event is hosted by Michael Gary Photography.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Before warming the hearts of movie goers with the story of a young boy's quest to get a BB gun for Christmas, Bob Clark made the holidays feel scary and full of fright with Black ChristmasThe Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) screens this holiday slasher classic tonight at 10:30 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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If you're still without a gift for the comic fan in your life, head to Cosmic Monkey Comics (5335 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) for the Cosmic Monkey Gift Idea Signing from noon to 2 pm.  Several local comic creators will be on hand to personalize copies of their books and comics.  For more details and a list of signing guests, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Yippie-Ki-Yay, Tacoma!  Weird Elephant is hosting a screening of the holiday classic Die Hard at 11 pm tonight at The Grand Cinema (606 S Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA).  For more details and a link for advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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

Sunday, December 24

The Analog Theater and Cafe (720 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR) hosts A Burlesque Nightmare Before Christmas, the perfect spicy treat for the holidays.  This tribute to the films of Tim Burton will show Sunday afternoon (doors open at 2 pm) and Christmas evening (doors open at 7 pm).  For more details and links to advance ticket sales for both performances, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The holiday season in Portland isn't complete without a screening of the Christmas classic Die Hard!  The McMenamins Mission Theater and Pub (1624 NW Glisan in Portland, OR) shows the film tonight through Wednesday, December 27.  For more details and showtimes, visit the Mission Theater website.

Friday, December 29

The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) presents Mary Harron's screen version of American Psycho tonight at 11 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Historic Everett Theatre (2911 Colby Ave in Everett, WA) presents a Silent Movie and Pipe Organ Night with a screening of Nosferatu at 7:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, December 30

John Carpenter's chilly classic The Thing screens at 10:30 pm tonight at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC).  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Chilly horror tales seem to be taking over the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) tonight, as the theater screens Stanley Kubrick's The Shining tonight at 7:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

January, 2018

Wednesday, January 3

The Rio Theatre (1600 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will screen Blade Runner: The Final Cut and the recent sequel, Blade Runner 2049, starting at 6:15 pm tonight.  You can buy tickets for just one film, or pay a little extra and see both!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, January 5

The Spaghetti Fest at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR) screens Lucio Fulci's Lizard in a Woman's Skin tonight at 10 pm.  Due to the film's sexual content and scenes of violence, you must be 18 or older to attend.  For more details on the screening and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, January 6

The Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) will screen Bride of Frankenstein today for FREE!  Hosted by Vancouver Toy Junkies, the theater will open at 10 am for a mini vintage toy show, with the movie starting at noon.  For more details, visit the Kiggins Theatre website.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will screen all three extended cuts films in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings Trilogy, starting at noon.  Come in costume, or wear something comfy, as it's going to be a long day!  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Spaghetti Fest continues at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR) with a screening of The Fantastic Argoman (AKA Argoman the Fantastic Superman), a 60s mix of Eurospy thriller and superhero adventure.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, January 13

The Heroes and Villains Fan Fest and Walker Stalker returns to the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Portland, OR) this Saturday and Sunday.  At this time, Stephen Amell (Arrow) is scheduled to attend, with Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun and Jeffrey Dean Morgan heading to the Walker Stalker side.  Check back at the Heroes and Villains Facebook Event Page and Walker Stalker Facebook Event Page closer to the date for details on events and guests, and links to advance ticket sales.


Sunday, January 14

The Poe Show 2018 comes to the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR) this evening from 8 to 11 pm.  Celebrate all things Poe on his birthday!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, January 19

Friday Night Frights kicks off 2018 with a screening of New Year's Evil at 10 pm tonight at the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA).  Check the Facebook Event Page closer to the date for more details. 

Saturday, January 20




The Place 4 Gamers and RetroPDX host the Fourth Annual Swap Meet from 10 am to 5 pm at the DoubleTree Hotel Portland (1000 NE Multnomah St in Portland, OR).  General admission to this all ages event is $5.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, January 27



Horrific 3: A Night of Horror Themed Belly Dance  takes place tonight 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.

February, 2018

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

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).  Guests include Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter film series).  Visit the Facebook Event Page for additional details.

UPDATE: Summer Glau and Sean Maher (Firefly) is scheduled to attend.

Friday, March 16

Friday Night Frights hosts a screening of Stuart Gordon's gory Lovecraft adaptation Re-Animator at 10 pm tonight at the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA).  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, March 23

The 7th Annual Oregon Ghost Conference takes place through Sunday, March 25, at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center (415 1st Ave in Seaside, OR).  Keep your eyes on the Facebook Event Page for upcoming details.


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.

Friday, March 30

The Pacific Northwest's oldest anime convention, Sakura-Con, runs this weekend at the Washington State Convention Center (800 Convention Place in Seattle, WA).  For more details and links for the event, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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.

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The Admiral Theatre (515 Pacific Ave in Bremerton, WA) has announced a screening of Creature from the Black Lagoon at 7 pm this evening.  Yes, it's early, but you can check out the Facebook Event Page for any updates that come along.  And you know I'll post them once I know.

Saturday, April 14



The BoneBat "Comedy of Horrors" Film Fest 2018 starts at 1 pm today at SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave N in Seattle, WA).  Keep checking the Facebook Event Page for updates.

Saturday, April 21

Cherry City Comic Con 2018 takes place this weekend at the Oregon State Fairgrounds (2330 17th St NE in Salem, OR).  Keep up on the latest details at the Cherry City Comic Con website.

May, 2018

Friday, May 4

Crypticon Seattle takes place through Sunday, May 6, at the Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport (18704 International Blvd in Seattle, WA).  Gregg Henry (Slither, Body Double, Firefly), and Kimmy Robertson and Harry Goaz from Twin Peaks are scheduled to attend.  More information will be posted when available, so check back here or at the Crypticon Seattle website.

UPDATE:  Randy Havens (Sleepy Hollow, Vampire Diaries, the upcoming Godzilla: King of Monsters) and author Matt Shaw are scheduled to attend.

Saturday, May 26

The 16th Vampire's Masquerade Ball is schedule to take place this evening.  I'll post more details as they become available, or you can check either the official website or the Facebook Page closer to the event.

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.  Visit the Lilac City Comicon website for more details and advance ticket sales.

UPDATE: Lou Ferigno (The Incredible Hulk) is scheduled to appear.


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.

September, 2018

Friday, September 7

Rose City Comic Con takes place this weekend at the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Portland, OR).  At this time, Felicia Day is scheduled to appear.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page or the Rose City Comic Con Facebook Page.

Saturday, September 15



Hallowbaloo - 2018, the Halloween art show, takes place from 10 am to 4 pm at the Hollyhills Owners Association Clubhouse (19200 Hollyhills Dr NE in Bothell, WA).  Keep an eye on the Facebook Event Page for more details.

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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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