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Fabio Frizzi returns to The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) with a new "composer's cut" of his score to Lucio Fulci's classic, The Beyond, tonight at 6 and 8 pm.  Frizzi and his ensemble will perform live during the film, preserving the dialogue from the original uncut masterpiece.  Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, August 18 at noon.  You'll find more details at the Facebook Event Page for now.  Visit The Hollywood Theatre website after noon on August 18 to buy tickets.
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Powell's Books present Stephen King and his son, Owen King, coauthors of the novel Sleeping Beauties, at the Newmark Theatre (1111 SW Broadway in Portland, OR) on Tuesday, October 3, at 7:30 pm.  The event features a discussion between the two, followed by an audience Q and A.  Tickets are $33.50 and there is a four tickets per order limit.  This event WILL NOT include a public signing; however, each ticket guarantees entry and a hardcover edition of Sleeping Beauties, 400 of which are pre-signed and will be randomly distributed to lucky attendees at the end of the event.  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit the Portland'5 Centers for the Arts website.  Tickets go on sale Monday, August 14 at 10 am.

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The latest Celluloid Spotlight series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) is Kubrick on Film, which kicks off on Friday, September 8, at 7 pm with a screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey in GLORIOUS 70mm!  An addition screening takes place at 2 pm on Sunday, September 10.  Tickets are on sale now!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The NW Film Center (screenings take place in the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR) has added two additional screenings of the 35mm, uncut version of Suspiria.  The new showtimes are at 9:15 pm on Friday, December 1, and 7 pm on Sunday, December 3.  Additional tickets for the Saturday, December 2 screening have also been released.  The initial ticket release sold out in two days, so BUY YOUR TICKETS ASAP!  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the NW Film Center website.

UPDATE: The showing on Saturday, December 2, is sold out once again.

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Wyrd War presents the digitally restored official theatrical re-release of Rawhead Rex at 9:30 pm on Saturday, September 23, at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  This film, based on a Clive Barker story, has been hard to see, so don't miss the opportunity to watch it on the big screen.  Advance tickets are now on sale at The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) pays tribute to the late George A. Romero with what some consider his masterpiece, 1978's Dawn of the Dead on Saturday, August 19, at 6:30 pm.  This event will probably sell out, so visit The Hollywood Theatre website for more details and a link to advance ticket sales.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) pays tribute to the late Martin Landau with a screening of Ed Wood on Friday, August 18  at 6:30 pm.  Landau won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portayal of Bela Lugosi in the film.  This one might sell out, so get your tickets early!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.
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Don Siegel's 1956 classic, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, plays at the Laurelhurst Theater and Pub (2735 East Burnside St in Portland, OR) through Thursday, August 17.  Though the film, and star Kevin McCarthy, have been lampooned multiple times over the decades, the film is still a chilling sci fi thriller. Additionally, the films Get Out and Alien: Covenant have been carried over through Thursday, August 17.  Head to the Laurelhurst Theater website for more details and showtimes.

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It Comes at Night screens through Thursday, August 17, at the Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR).  For more details and showtimes, visit the Academy Theater website.

August, 2017

Wednesday, August 16


The film for Weird Wednesday at The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) is a mystery, as it's time for Joy Cinema's Choice!  There might be a monster, or space travel, or maybe a bit of both!  The film will start at 9:15 pm and admission is FREE, but you must be 21 or older to attend.  Remember to do your part to help keep Wednesdays WEIRD by picking up some tasty snacks and beverages at the concession stand before the film!  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Thursday, August 17


It's Mary Poppins, y'all!  Eugene Rec presents the Disney classic tonight at Park Blocks (8th Ave and Oak St in Eugene, OR) at 9 pm.  For more details, visit the Eugene, OR, website.

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Seattle Outdoor Movies presents Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them today at Magnuson Park (NE 65th at Sand Point Way NE in Seattle, WA).  The event starts at 6:30 pm with entertainment, trivia, furry critters, vendors and more, with the movie starting at dusk.  Admission is $5, children 5 and under are free.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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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.

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The Northwest Film Center presents Army of Darkness at Top Down: Rooftop Cinema at Hotel deLuxe (729 SW 15th Ave in Portland, OR).  Things start at 7 pm with food and drinks available for purchase, music starts at 8 pm, and the film starts at dusk.  A limited number of chairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis, but feel free to bring your own chair, pillow or blanket.  You might also consider bringing a light sweater or jacket, in case the night is a bit chilly.  Please note, no pets or outside food or drinks are allowed.  Advance tickets guarantee admission until 8:30 pm.  For more details, and 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.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) pays tribute to the late Martin Landau with a screening of Ed Wood tonight at 6:30 pm.  Landau won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portayal of Bela Lugosi in the film.  This one might sell out, so get your tickets early!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Eugene Rec presents Dive-In Movie: The Book of Life at Echo Hollow Pool (1655 Echo Hollow Rd in Eugene, OR) tonight at 9 pm.  Swim and enjoy this fantasy adventure, presented in Spanish.  For more details, visit the Eugene, OR, website.

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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.

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The City of Tigard, Oregon, presents Movies in the Park - Star Wars: Rogue One tonight at Cook Park (17005 Southwest 92nd Ave in Tigard, OR).  The event starts at 5 pm, with the movie beginning at dusk.  You are asked to bring school supplies to give to the Tigard/Tualatin School District.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event page.

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Kitty Glitter and The Geekenders return to the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) tonight at 8 pm with Lord of the Schwings: A Tolkien Burlesque Night.  In this "XXX-tended" edition, the show features more performers than before!  Audience costumes are encouraged, as there will be a costume contest and lots of raffle prizes!!  For more details, including a list of performers and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The classic fairy tale movie The Princess Bride plays through August 24 at The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR).  Showtimes have yet to be announced, so check back here, or at The Academy Theater website, later.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) presents Hellboy tonight at 11:30 pm.  Watch Ron Perlman, in the role he was borne to play, in Guillermo del Toro's take on the supernatural superhero.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Idaho Horror Film Festival's summer Scream Series presents Scream at 8 pm tonight at the Payette Brewing Co. (733 South Pioneer St in Boise, ID).  Your $10 ticket gets you a night on the lawn watching Wes Craven's classic AND a frosty Bayette brew!  And you can join in the not-so-deadly trivia game before the movie!!  You must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Edgar Wright concluded his "Cornetto Trilogy" with the sci fi/kung fu comedy The World's End, which screens at the Laurelhurst Theater and Pub (2735 East Burnside St in Portland, OR) through Thursday, August 24.  It's also heavily influenced by Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and has plenty of Easter eggs for viewers to find.  Head to the Laurelhurst Theater website for more details and showtimes.


Saturday, August 19




The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) pays tribute to the late George A. Romero with what some consider his masterpiece, 1978's Dawn of the Dead.  Showtime is 6:30 pm.  This event will probably sell out, so visit The Hollywood Theatre website for more details and a link to advance ticket sales.

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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.

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Glitterpants Productions brings Urban Unglued - The Dark Themed Market to the Ballroom at Sanford and Son (744 Commerce St in Tacoma, WA) from 11 am to 5 pm.  Admission is free.  For more details, and a list of vendors (which is still growing), visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Vicarious Theatre Company and The Rendezvous Seattle host The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Jewelbox.  The event takes place at 10 pm tonight at The Rendezvous Seattle (2322 2nd Ave in Seattle, WA), with the Vicarious Theatre Company performing in classic shadow cast fashion.  Prop bags can be purchased on site for just $2.  For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Get ready for a xenomorph double feature tonight at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC).  First up is the original horror classic, Alien, at 8 pm, followed by the action filled bug hunt Aliens around 10:20 pm.  You could by a ticket for a single feature ($10 in advance, $12 at the door), but you really should spend a few dollars more and make it a double feature ($13 in advance, $15 at the door).  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Goth Book Club discussion of the novel John Dies at the End takes place at The Dreaming Comics and Games (5226 University Way NE in Seattle, WA) today from 1 to 4 pm.  Read the book, than stop by, join the discussion and be sure to support The Dreaming before you leave by purchasing a game or some comics.  Be aware, some of the topics to be discussed might not be suitable for all ages.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, August 20


The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) presents a screening of Critters 2: The Main Course, with director Mick Garris in attendance for a Q and A, today at 6:45 pm.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page

Tuesday, August 22



The Horror Brew Pub Quiz! takes place tonight at 7:30 pm at Home, A Bar (719 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR).  Gather your team and show off your horror trivia knowledge for some great prizes!  For additional details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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.

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OMSI, The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (1945 SE Water Ave in Portland, OR) hosts Reel Science: Indiana Jones at The Empirical Theater at 6:30 pm.  The event starts with a lecture from Meg Roland, PhD, Associate Professor of English and Department Chair, English at Marylhurst University, entitled The Search for the Holy Grail.  At 7:30 pm, sit back and watch Dr. Jones on his quest to reach the fabled grail in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Thursday, August 24



Seattle Outdoor Movies presents The Princess Bride today at Magnuson Park (NE 65th at Sand Point Way NE in Seattle, WA).  The event starts at 6:30 pm with entertainment, trivia, furry critters, vendors and more, with the movie starting at dusk.  Admission is $5, children 5 and under are free.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Queer Horror, featuring  Portland's premier drag clown Carla Rossi and the film Death Becomes Her, in GLORIOUS 35mm at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) has sold out.

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Spend an evening with the creatures of the night at the Greenlake Bat Watching, tonight near the Bathhouse Theater on the northwest side of Green Lake (address listed is 7312 W Green Lake Dr N in Seattle, WA).  The event runs from 7 to 10 pm, so dress appropriately.  The viewing will take place rain or (moon)shine.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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.

UPDATE: Advance tickets are now on sale at The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Jim Henson's dark fairy tale movie The Dark Crystal plays through August 31 at The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR).  Showtimes have yet to be announced, so check back here, or at The Academy Theater website, later.

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The 1973 sci fi thriller Westworld, the inspiration for the HBO series, screens this week at the Laurelhurst Theater and Pub (2735 East Burnside St in Portland, OR) through Thursday, August 31.  The film stars Richard Benjamin, James Brolin and Yul Brynner as the robotic gunslinger in black. Head to the Laurelhurst Theater website for more details and showtimes when they become available.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will pay tribute to the late George Romero with a screening of his classic, Night of the Living Dead, tonight at 11:30 pm.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Dragonfly Cinema (822 Bay St in Port Orchard, WA) will also screen Night of the Living Dead in tribute to the late George Romero today through Tuesday, August 29.  Showtimes will be posted the week of August 21.  Check the Facebook Event Page for showtimes.

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Scary Movies and Beer returns to the Haunted Basement of the Capital Taproom (150 High St SE in Salem, OR) tonight at 7:30 pm.  Admission is free, but I suspect you need to be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, including a future announcement of the movies to be shown, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Horror Aisle Presents: Frightmare on Main St. Showing of Evil Dead II tonight at The Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) at 9 pm.  The Horror Aisle will break down the film after the screening, and the event includes games, prizes and more!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, August 26



The 3rd Annual JAWS Pool Float, hosted by the Idaho Horror Film Festival, takes place at 8 pm tonight at Boise Racquet and Swim Club (1116 North Cole Rd in Boise, ID).  Each ticket gets you a pool noodle, or you can avoid the water and purchase VIP table seating.  The evening starts with trivia and giveaways, followed by the film at dusk.  Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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.

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Winter is coming to the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) with a big screen viewing of the final two episodes of this season of Game of Thrones tonight starting at 9:30 pm.  The event is open to those 19 or older, and you will need to bring ID for admission and bar service.  Admission is FREE, but first come, first served, so get there early.  Or you can by a GOT pass to give you a premium place in line (but you MUST arrive ON TIME; your space might go to someone else if you're late!).  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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.

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Explore the History and Use of the Ouija Board with Montana Jordan tonight at McMenamins Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan St in Portland, OR).  This ParanormalPub event is free and minors are welcome with a parent or guardian.  Doors open at 6 pm, the event starts at 7 pm.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Tuesday, August 29


Repressed Cinema is bringing Audrey Jr. to The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) with a screening of Roger Corman's 1960 classic The Little Shop of Horrors in GLORIOUS 16mm!  You'll also get to see a selection of 16mm trailers before the film, and find a selection of underground comics for sale in the lobby.  Showtime is 7:30 pm.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Thursday, August 31



Spend An Evening with Sean Astin tonight at Urban Grace, The Downtown Church (902 Market St in Tacoma, WA) at 8 pm.  Austin will discuss and take audience questions about his Hollywood career (The Goonies, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Strain) and his passion and advocacy for various causes.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit Northwest Spay and Neuter Center.  For more details and advance ticket information, visit the Eventbrite link or the Facebook Event Page.

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.

Saturday, September 2



A fun and sexy homage to your favorite princesses, villains and enchanted animals, the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) presents the Dysfunctional Disney Cabaret.  The show features burlesque, circus acts, singing, drag and comedy designed to turn the Magic Kingdom topsy-turvy!  You must be 18 or older to attend.  For more details, including a list of performers and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Red Castle Games (6406 SE Foster Rd in Portland, OR) hosts NERD CAMP Night Out: Amazons Unite tonight from 6 to 11:59 pm.  This women only event features a comedy show, speed friending, tabletop gaming and roundtable discussions.  Beer, wine and cider will be sold, but the pizza is FREE!  So is admission, but you are asked to donate some feminine hygiene products to SnowCap Community Charities.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, September 3


While the film does have a ghost, testifying at a trail concerning his death through a medium, the Japanese classic Rashomon is more a tale of how a person's self interest colors their telling of an event.  Akira Kurosawa crafts a wonderfully puzzle of a story, which changes as each person relates their version of a murder.  You can check it out at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) at 7:15 pm tonight.  For more details, check out the Facebook Event Page.

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The dark high school comedy Heathers, starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, plays tonight at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) at 9:30 pm.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Monday, September 4


By Crom, celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Conan the Barbarian at McMenamins Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan St in Portland, OR).  The film plays through Sunday, September 10 (which will be a Sunday Bloody Mary Sunday screening).  For all the details, including showtimes and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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),  John de Lancie (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Rose McIver (iZombie) 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: Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Longmire) is scheduled to attend.

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The City of Tigard, Oregon, presents Movies in the Park: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at Cook Park (17005 Southwest 92nd Ave in Tigard, OR).  The event starts at 5 pm, with the movie beginning at dusk.  You are asked to bring school supplies to donate to the Tigard/Tualatin School District.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The latest Celluloid Spotlight series at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) is Kubrick on Film, which kicks off tonight at 7 pm with a screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey in GLORIOUS 70mm!  An addition screening takes place at 2 pm on Sunday, September 10.  Tickets are on sale and will most likely sell out!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Spend an evening with the creatures of the night at the Greenlake Bat Watching, tonight near the Bathhouse Theater on the northwest side of Green Lake (address listed is 7312 W Green Lake Dr N in Seattle, WA).  The event runs from 6:30 to 10 pm, so dress appropriately.  The viewing will take place rain or (moon)shine.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page (for the August 24 watching event).


Saturday, September 9



Wizards Assemble are hosting a Harry Potter Pub Crawl in Portland, OR, starting at 4 pm.  Of course you should wear a costume, especially for the Best Dressed Competition.  The wizard party bars and clubs will not charge group members a cover, and themed drinks will be on some menus.  Other events include a House Sorting and Graduation Certificate at the end of the crawl (should you make it to the end!).  Registration information and other details will be posted on the Facebook Event Page on Monday, July 17.

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.

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Celluloid Spotlight: Kubrick on Film continues at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) tonight at 8 pm with a screening of The Shining in GLORIOUS 35mm!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Monday, September 11


Celluloid Spotlight: Kubrick on Film concludes at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) tonight at 7 pm with a screening of A Clockwork Orange in GLORIOUS 35mm!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Critical Hit Burlesque presents Burlynomicon: Celebrating 6 years at the Lovecraft Bar at 9 pm tonight at the Lovecraft Bar (421 SE Grand Ave in Portland, OR).  Stop by and celebrate a damned tradition (ur, damn fine tradition) with great performers, music and Lovecraft-themed drinks!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, September 15



Friday Night Frights presents the cult classic Army of Darkness tonight at the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) at 10 pm.  Oh, you know everyone will be quoting along with Ash for this one!  Admission is $6 and tickets are available 30 minutes before showtime.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Get Your Geek On: One Year Anniversary! takes place at 8 pm tonight at The Embers Avenue (110 NW Broadway in Portland, OR).  Hosted by Miss Pamela Voorhees, this variety show promises geeky fun for fans of sci fi, horror, fantasy and much more.  For all the details, 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.

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The 4th Annual Snohomish Zombie Walk takes place this evening, starting at the Snohomish Carnegie Foundation parking lot (105 Cedar Ave in Snohomish, WA).  This is a family friendly, free event, though all zombies are asked to bring food or cash donations for the Snohomish Food Bank.  Staff and the food bank truck will be on site at 4:30 pm to accept donations.  Zombies should gather by 5 pm, for important instructions and guildelines (please park in the street, not the lot).  The half-mile walk begins at 5:30 pm.  For all the details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, September 17


Pinkies out and may the Force be with you at the Star Wars Formal Tea Party at TheVUDE (308 9th Ave N in Seattle, WA).  Dress in your favorite Star Wars outfit and enjoy this unique event, limited to 90 people!  There will be two parties, one from 10 am to 1 pm, and from 2 to 5 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, September 22


The Olympia Film Society presents David Lynch's Mulholland Dr. at the Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave SE in Olympia, WA) through Sunday, September 24.  Tickets are available at the door 30 minutes before showtimes.  For a list of screenings, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, September 23



Zombie Ball 2017 takes place at 8 pm tonight at the Roseburg Fright Club (749 SE Jackson St in Roseburg, OR).  The event features music, contests, Ghouly Bags for the first 25 zombies through the door and MORE!  You must be 21 or older to attend.  Be sure to bring cash for the bar!  Tickets are $15 per Ghoul, or $25 for two, but you can buy discount tickets at the events boot hat the Douglas County Fair (August 9 to 12).  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Critical Hit Burlesque presents Inconcealable! The Princess Bride Geeklesque tonight at the Paris Theatre (6 SW Third Ave in Portland, OR).  Celebrate 30 years of The Princess Bride with this burlesque and cabaret show dedicated to the novel and movie.  Showtimes are 7 and 11 pm, and doors open an hour prior to each show.  You must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, including advance ticket sales and a list of performers, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Wyrd War presents the digitally restored official theatrical re-release of Rawhead Rex tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) tonight at 9:30 pm.  This film, based on a Clive Barker story, has been hard to see, so don't miss the opportunity to watch it on the big screen.  Advance tickets are now on sale at The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) and Forte Chocolates presents the classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in Smell-O-Vision today at 2 pm.  For just $5, you can purchase a plethora of treats in Forte's Smell-O-Vision bag.  And there are Golden Ticket Bars, with the chance to win free chocolate for a year!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, 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.

Tuesday, September 26



McMenamins Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan St in Portland, OR) celebrates the 35th Anniversary of John Carpenter's The Thing with screenings through Monday, October 2.  Showtime vary, so for more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Thursday, September 28



The drag stage show parody Hocum Pokem, with Peaches Christ, Ginger Minj and Jinkx Monsoon, puts a spell on you tonight at the SIFF Egyptian Theater (805 E Pine St in Seattle, WA) tonight.  Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 pm.  For more details, including advance ticket sales, visit the universe.com link.

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.

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Head to Living Computers: Museum + Labs (2245 1st Ave S in Seattle, WA) at 8 pm to discover the answer to the question, Do Androids Dream of Living Computers?  Remember, Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters next week, so this chance to explore the ethical puzzle of AI technology, through immersive performances, interactive 80s tech, workshops and more, might enhance your movie-going experience.  Doors open at 7 pm, and the event is for those 21 and older only.  More details will be available soon, so check the Facebook Event Page later in the month.

October, 2017

Sunday, October 1



The Spirit of Halloweentown returns to St. Helens, OR, the city where the Disney film Halloweentown was shot.  Every October, the city gets its family-friendly spooky on with events (including music, tours, attractions and more) throughout the Halloween season.  The celebration is too large to list here, so just head to the Discover Columbia County website and click on the Spirit of Halloweentown Agenda and Tickets for a PDF of all the events listed so far.  I'll post a few throughout the month, but the website will have all the details.

UPDATE: Halloweentown star Kimberly J. Brown (Marnie Piper), along with cast members Judith Hoag (Gwen Cromwell Piper) and J. Paul Zimmerman (Dylan Piper), will be at the Spirit of Halloweentown on Saturday, October 14.  Go to the above link for more details.

Tuesday, October 3


Powell's Books present Stephen King and his son, Owen King, coauthors of the novel Sleeping Beauties, at the Newmark Theatre (1111 SW Broadway in Portland, OR) tonight at 7:30 pm.  The event features a discussion between the two, followed by an audience Q and A.  Tickets are $33.50 and there is a four tickets per order limit.  This event WILL NOT include a public signing; however, each ticket guarantees entry and a hardcover edition of Sleeping Beauties, 400 of which are pre-signed and will be randomly distributed to lucky attendees at the end of the event.  For more details, and advance ticket sales, visit the Portland'5 Centers for the Arts website.  Tickets go on sale Monday, August 14 at 10 am.

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

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The Witch-ikon: Witchcraft in Art and Artifact Book Launch takes place from 7 to 9 pm tonight at Mortlake & Company (121 Prefontaine Place South in Seattle, WA).  For more details on the book and the event, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, October 7



Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert takes place tonight at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall tonight at 7:30 pm.  The Oregon Symphony Orchestra will perform John Williams' score while the movie is projected in high-def on a giant screen.  The show repeats on Sunday, October 8, at 2 pm.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Monday, October 9



Bruce Campell's book tour for Hail to the Chin makes its first Pacific Northwest stop at Chapters Metrotown (Metropolis, Metrotown, 4700 Kingsway in Burnaby, BC) from 7 to 8 pm tonight.  For additional details, visit the Facebook Event Page or the Hail to the Chin book tour website.

Wednesday, October 11



Bruce Campell's book tour for Hail to the Chin stops in Seattle, WA, tonight.  No venue has been announced, so check back later or visit the Hail to the Chin book tour website closer to the date.

Thursday, October 12



The 4th Annual Idaho Horror Film Festival takes place on October 12 to 14 at The Egyptian Theatre (700 W Main St in Boise, Id).  Visit the IHFF website or the Facebook Event Page for more details and advance ticket sales.

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Get your special "Father's Day Cake" at the concession stand of the Ark Lodge Cinemas (4816 Rainier Ave S. in Seattle, WA), as the Dark Lodge series presents Creepshow tonight at 8 pm.  DO NOT miss this chance to check this horror classic on the big screen!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Ark Lodge Cinemas website.

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.

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Bruce Campell's book tour for Hail to the Chin stops at the Beaverton Powell's (3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd in Beaverton OR) .  No further details are available at this time, so check back later, or visit the Hail to the Chin book tour website closer to the event date.

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Shock Opera returns to the Paris Theatre (6 SW Third in Portland, OR) tonight.  I'll post more details as when they are available.

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It's a mad monster party tonight at Crush Bar (1400 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR) as De Lioncourt Productions presents Rise of the Monsters *A Frankenstein Burlesque Story tonight only.  Showtimes are 8 pm and 10:30 pm.  For more details, including a list of the performers and the monsters they will portray, as well as a link for advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, October 14



Critical Hit Burlesque presents Inconcealable! The Princess Bride Geeklesque tonight at the Paris Theatre (6 SW Third Ave in Portland, OR).  Celebrate 30 years of The Princess Bride with this burlesque and cabaret show dedicated to the novel and movie.  Showtimes are 7 and 11 pm, and doors open an hour prior to each show.  You must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, including advance ticket sales and a list of performers, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Spirit of Halloweentown returns to St. Helens, OR, the city where the Disney film Halloweentown was shot.  Every October, the city gets its family-friendly spooky on with events (including music, tours, attractions and more) throughout the Halloween season.  This year, Halloweentown star Kimberly J. Brown (Marnie Piper), along with cast members Judith Hoag (Gwen Cromwell Piper) and J. Paul Zimmerman (Dylan Piper), will be at the Spirit of Halloweentown on Saturday, October 14.  Go to the Discover Columbia County website and click on the Spirit of Halloweentown Agenda and Tickets for a PDF containing details about their visit and photo ops.

Sunday, October 15



Bruce Campell's book tour for Hail to the Chin makes its final Pacific Northwest stop at the Medford Barnes and Noble (1400 Biddle Rd in Medford, OR) tonight.  No additional details are available at this time, so 
check back later, or visit the Hail to the Chin book tour website closer to the event date. 

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.

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Friday Night Frights brings Jason in 3D to the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) tonight at 10 pm with a screening of Friday the 13th Part III in 3D.  Yep, Jason will be coming after YOU in this screening!  Admission is $6 and tickets are available 30 minutes before showtime. I'll post a link to the Facebook Event Page when it becomes available.

Saturday, October 21



Glitterpants Productions brings Urban Unglued - The Dark Themed Market to the Ballroom at Sanford and Son (744 Commerce St in Tacoma, WA) from 11 am to 5 pm.  Admission is free.  For more details, and a list of vendors (which is still growing), visit the Facebook Event Page.

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LeMay- America's Car Museum (2702 E D St in Tacoma, WA) presents the Trick or Treat Cruise-In today from 5 to 8 pm.  The event is free, family friendly and no pre-registration is required.  Don't worry if you don't have a vintage vehicle, you can check out the ones in attendance, enjoy music by DJ Fred, dig into the BBQ by Gravediggers and more!  For details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Sinful Sisters Productions presents It Can't Rain All The Time: The Crow Tribute Show at 7 pm tonight at The Rendezvous (2322 2nd Ave in Seattle, WA).  This mix of belly dance and burlesque is a tribute to the movie and comic books.  This event is for those 21 and older.  For more details, including a list of performers and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Ghoul Gallery (619 Main St in Oregon City, OR) presents the 2nd Annual Nightmare on Main St today from 10 am to 5 pm.  Admission is free to this family friendly event, which includes a car show featuring the Portland Coffin Cruisers Hearse Club and the Driven Dead Car Club, a Scarecrow Contest, local artists, sales on Halloween Collectibles in the store, and more!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page or the Ghoul Gallery website.

Sunday, October 22



Pinkies out and sing "This is Halloween!" as Tove and Seattle Traveling Tea Party presents the Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Tea at TheVUDE (308 9th Ave N in Seattle, WA).  Dress for the occasion in your Halloween costume or as your favorite Nightmare outfit.  This high tea is limited to 90 participants, so buy your tickets early!  Times run from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 to 5 pm.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, October 25


Dracula - The Music And Film - with Philip Glass and the Kronos Quartet takes the stage tonight at 7:30 pm at Portland'5 Centers for the Arts/Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (1111 SW Broadway in Portland, OR).  Glass and the Kronos Quartet will perform a score for the classic 1931 Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Thursday, October 26



The recently found UNCUT 35mm print of Dario Argento's horror classic, Suspiria, stops at the Northwest Film Forum (1515 Twelfth Ave in Seattle, WA) tonight and tomorrow night.  No additional details are available, so check back here, or at the Northwest Film Forum website, closer to the screening dates.

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Death Bed: The Bed that Eats munches its way to the Ark Lodge Cinemas (4816 Rainier Ave S. in Seattle, WA) tonight at 8 pm.  Part of the Dark Lodge series, this should be a cheesy good time!  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Ark Lodge Cinemas website.

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Fabio Frizzi returns to The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) with a new "composer's cut" of his score to Lucio Fulci's classic, The Beyond, tonight at 6 and 8 pm.  Frizzi and his ensemble will perform live during the film, preserving the dialogue from the original uncut masterpiece.  Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, August 18 at noon.  You'll find more details at the Facebook Event Page for now.  Visit The Hollywood Theatre website after noon on August 18 to buy tickets.

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.

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Steamposium 2017 takes place this weekend at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center (2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, in Seattle, WA).  Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Doctor Who) is scheduled to attend.  For a full list of guests and events, visit the Steamposium 2017 website or 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.

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The Admiral Theatre (515 Pacific Ave in Bremerton, WA) presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Film and Shadow Cast tonight at 11:59 pm.  Dress in costume, watch the movie on the big screen and enjoy the Northwest's best shadow cast, lead by Charles Parnell as Dr. Frank-N-Futer!  For more details, including advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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SilkRain - a Dance Company presents Halloween Hafla 2017 from 2 to 4:30 pm at Third Place Commons (17171 Bothell Way NE in Lake Forest Park, WA).  This family friendly and free event features local dancers performing a variety of styles, including Egyptian Orientale, Bollywood, Fusion and more.  For additional details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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.

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Spooky Travel Tales!, part of the ParanormalPub series at the McMenamins Mission Theater and Pub (1624 NW Glisan St in Portland, OR) takes place tonight at 7 pm.  Admission is free, and minors are welcome when accompanied by a parent or guardian.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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.

UPDATE: Puyallup, WA, native Sarah Butler (the 2010 remake of I Spit on Your Grave) is scheduled to attend.

Sunday, November 5



Goblin - The Sound of Fear Tour stops at Neumos (925 E Pike St in Seattle, WA) today at 7:30 pm.  For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Monday, November 6



Goblin - The Sound of Fear Tour stops at the Wonder Ballroom (128 NE Russell St in Portland, OR) tonight at 8:30 pm.  For more details, including a link to advance ticket sales (starting Thursday, August 3 from 10 am to 5 pm with password at the link, and in general on Friday, August 4), visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, November 11



Frankenstein's Comicbook Swap returns to the East Portland Eagle Lodge 3256 (4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR) for Frankenstein's Comicbook Swap: These go to 11.  Trust me, you'll find something cool to take home from the tables of comic books, toys, card, graphic novels and MORE!  Just $1 gets you in from 12 to 6 pm (kids and elders are free), or be an Early Bird and get in at 11 am for just $5.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, November 15



The Mads from MST3K: Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu will riff some bad movies at the Ark Lodge Cinemas (4816 Rainier Ave S. in Seattle, WA) tonight and tomorrow at 8 pm.  Part of the Dark Lodge series, the duo will riff a different movie each night, and admission includes a meet and greet before and after the show!  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page or the Ark Lodge Cinemas website.

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.

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Friday Night Frights gives Chucky his chance to bring mayhem to the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA) tonight at 10 pm with a screening of Child's Play 2.  Admission is $6 and tickets are available 30 minutes before showtime. I'll post a link to the Facebook Event Page when it becomes 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.

Wednesday, November 29



The Aladdin Theater (3017 SE Milwaukie Ave in Portland, OR) presents A John Waters Christmas on tonight at 8 pm.  Tickets are on sale now and won't last long.  For advance ticket sales, visit the Ticketfly link.

December, 2017

Friday, December 1



The recently found UNCUT 35mm print of Dario Argento's horror classic, Suspiria, screens at 9:15 pm tonight at the Northwest Film Center (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  Tickets for the first announced screening on December 2 sold out quickly, so get your tickets early!  Visit the Northwest Film Center website for more details and a link to advance ticket sales.


Saturday, December 2




Tonight's screening of the recently found UNCUT 35mm print of Dario Argento's horror classic, Suspiria, at the Northwest Film Center (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR) is sold out.

Sunday, December 3


The final Portland screening of the recently found UNCUT 35mm print of Dario Argento's horror classic, Suspiria, starts at 7 pm tonight at the Northwest Film Center (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  Tickets for the first announced screening on December 2 sold out quickly, so get your tickets early!  Visit the Northwest Film Center website for more details and a link to advance ticket sales.

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.

Thursday, December 7



Michale Graves Beginning of the End Tour takes the stage at Rock Hard PDX (13639 SE Powell Blvd in Portland, OR) tonight at 9 pm.  The event is for those 21 or older.  The performance will include original and Misfits material, with a full band in full makeup.  For more details, and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, December 9



The Portland Chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance host the 2017 Yule Ball at 6 pm tonight at the Tiffany Center (1410 SW Morrison St in Portland, OR).  Full details, including ticket information, will be available soon on 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.

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. I'll post a link to the Facebook Event Page when it becomes available.

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.

January, 2018

Friday, January 13



The Heroes and Villains Fan Fest returns to the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Portland, OR) this Friday and Saturday.  At this time, Stephen Amell (Arrow) is scheduled to attend.  Check back here, or at the Facebook Event Page, closer to the date for details on events and guests.

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.

February, 2018

Friday, February 2



The Washington Center for the Performing Arts (512 Washington St SE in Olympia, WA) presents Disenchanted!  the Hilarious Hit Musical! tonight at 7:30 pm.  This fractured look at Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses are out to set the record straight.  This production contains strong language and might be unsuitable for younger audiences.  Currently, the show is available only as part of a season subscription package, but singe tickets are available on August 15, 2017.  For more details and advance tickets, 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).  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.

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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.

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).  More information will be posted when available, so check back here or at the Crypticon Seattle website.

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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