Off-campus events calendar: Oct. 24–30

FEATURED EVENT

CONVENTION
15th Annual Kumoricon
Oct. 27-29
10 a.m.-2 a.m.
Oregon Convention Center
$65, all ages

Portland’s largest anime and nerd culture convention. Expect cosplay, karaoke, fashion shows, art, vendors and more.

Tuesday, Oct. 24

FILM
The Leopard Man (1943)
7:30 p.m.
Hollywood Theatre
$7–9, all ages

An escaped leopard is used to illustrate the concept of serial killers before the term was officially used in the United States.

Wednesday, Oct. 25

SCIENCE
OMSI After Dark
6 p.m.
OMSI
$15–30, 21+

This month’s OMSI After Dark theme is Spirits (both ghosts and alcohol) and is basically the OMSI Halloween costume party.

ROCK
Jesus and the Mary Chain, Cold Cave
7 p.m.
Crystal Ballroom
$35–65, all ages

Tonight’s show makes up for Jesus and the Mary Chain’s canceled May 22 show, rescheduled due to a power outage affecting the venue and part of Portland.

HAUNTED HOUSE
Dick Hefner’s Haunted Strip Club Mansion
9 p.m. (running through Nov. 1)
Spyce Gentlemen’s Club
$15–25, 21+

DJ Dick Hennesey’s third annual haunted house picked its theme at least a month before Hugh Hefner actually passed away.

Thursday, Oct. 26

THEATER
Murder Mystery Machine
7 p.m. (staged through Oct. 28)
Funhouse Lounge
$10–60, all ages

Improv-based fusion theater where Scooby-Doo! characters investigate crimes in the universes of other horror films, like the Saw franchise.

CABARET
Rocky Horror Pastie Show
8 p.m.
Star Theater
$20–25, 21+

Miss Kennedy’s Theater of Burlesque’s seventh annual tribute to Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) featuring less dialogue and clothing but all the song and dance. Heckling and themed attire are encouraged.

THEATER
Diva Practive
8 p.m. (staged through Nov. 5)
Headwaters Theatre
$20, all ages

Pepper Pepper’s solo show uses “multimedia projection, drag, and dance to help reveal the concepts that make up the ‘diva’ archetype.”

DRAG QUEENS
Queens of the Damned
9 p.m.
NYX
$10, 21+

Nine performance artists and drag queens serve looks inspired by the nine circles of hell from Dante’s Inferno. Seven Deadly Sins-themed costumes encouraged.

Friday, Oct. 27

FILM
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
Multiple screenings
Cinema 21
$7–10, all ages

Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) forms a bond with a mysterious teen named Martin (Barry Keoghan), which threatens the Murphy family.

ARTIST TALK
Framing the Trap
6 p.m.
Reed College
Free, all ages

We don’t normally promote other universities’ events, but any chance to hear Bart Fitzgerald talk is worth taking. “Framing the Trap” will also be live-streamed.

DRAG QUEENS
Club Kai-Kai
9 p.m.
Lovecraft Bar
$10, 21+

Shitney Houston and Buckmaster host as, respectively, Chucky and Tiffany/Jennifer Tilly from the Bride of Chucky, in what is basically the Club Kai-Kai Halloween party.

DANCE PARTY
Snap! ’90s Dance Party
9 p.m.
Holocene
$7, 21+

If your costume comes from the 20th century’s last decade, this is the place to strut your stuff and win lasting fame and glory.

ROCK
Hell’s Belles
9 p.m.
Dante’s
$15, 21+

The Angus Young-ordained AC/DC cover band has been going hard for almost 20 years and performs for Halloween weekend.

FESTIVAL
Queer Horror Halloween
9:30 p.m.
Hollywood Theatre
$10, all ages

Carla Rossi’s bi-monthly horror film series celebrates Halloween with a curated festival of Satanic feminist films by local and national filmmakers, and live burlesque by local performers Baby LeStrange, Hai Fleisch, Hyacinth Lee, Rocket, and Vera Mysteria.

COMEDY
Comic Strip
10 p.m.
Funhouse Lounge
$10, 21+

Chris Ettrick hosts a panel of stand-up comedians who must take off their clothes at the whim of a guest “strip master.”

Saturday, Oct. 28

FILM
Nosferatu (1922)
8 p.m.
Hollywood Theatre
$8–10, all ages

Mood 52 provides a live soundtrack to the first ever cinematic portrayal of the Count Dracula story, which is one of the scariest films in cinema’s history.

ROCK
Genitorturers
8 p.m.
Star Theater
$15, 21+

The provocative Floridian nu-metal band’s cover of “I Touch Myself” is often mistakenly attributed to Jack Off Jill, a different provocative Floridian nu-metal band.

DANCE PARTY
18th Annual Portland Erotic Ball
8 p.m.
Crystal Ballroom
$49–110, 21+

Sasha Scarlett’s erotic ball regales revelers with music, circus and fetish entertainment alongside one of Portland’s best-paying costume contests.

DANCE PARTY
Bollywood Horror XV
9 p.m.
Analog Cafe & Little Theater
$10, 21+

DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid’s fifteenth annual Halloween party, featuring Panjabi dhol drummer Adam McCollom and Seattle’s Splinter Dance Company.

ELECTRONIC MUSIC
Paul Oakenfold
10 p.m.
45 East
$35, 21+

The EDM legend performs in Portland for Halloween weekend with local supporting acts.

Sunday, Oct. 29

ART EXHIBITION
A Situation of Meat
Noon
Disjecta
Free, all ages

Last day to see a curated set of new works by Mel Carter, Maggie-Rose Condit, Braxton Congrove, Dakota Gearhart, and Elizabeth Mputu.

FILM
The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
2 p.m. (screening Oct. 28)
Hollywood Theatre
$7–9, all ages

Jan (Lynn-Holly Johnson) and Ellie Curtis (Kyle Richards) investigate the mysterious disappearance of the daughter of Mrs. Aylwood (Bette Davis), the woman who owns the manor their parents rent in the English countryside.

THEATER
Murder in Green Meadows
3 p.m. (staged through Nov. 5)
Twilight Theater Company
$15–17, all ages

A man orders his wife to kill her lover as their life in a small, idyllic American town begins to unravel, as do the lives of their neighbors.

FILM
Kedi (2016)
4:30 p.m.
Cinema 21
$7–10, all ages

The critically-acclaimed feline documentary screens for National Cat Day.

CONVENTION
DOPE Cup
6 p.m.
Staver Locomotive
Free–$35, 21+

The third annual Oregon DOPE Cup is a competitive marijuana industry festival/party. RSVP is required ahead of attendance.

METAL
In This Moment, Of Mice & Men, Avatar
7 p.m.
Roseland Theater
$30–45, all ages

Headlining theatrical metal band tours in support of its new album, Ritual.

COMEDY
Sincerity is Gross
7:30 p.m.
The Slide Inn
Free, 21+

James Barela, Adam Pasi, Caitlin Weierhauser, Neeraj Srinivasan, and Hunter Donaldson celebrate a solid year of this stand-up comedy revue.

HIP-HOP
Hungry Hungry Hip-Hop
9 p.m.
Mississippi Pizza
$5, 21+

A monthly showcase of local rappers and hip-hop artists.

Monday, Oct. 30

ROCK
Hollywood Undead, Butcher Babies
7 p.m.
Roseland Theater
$28, all ages

The rap-rock band celebrates over a decade together, and the release of new album V (or Five), for Halloween weekend.

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