Off-campus events calendar: Oct. 17–23

FEATURED EVENT

CONVENTION
Portland Retro Gaming Expo
Oct. 20–22
Oregon Convention Center
$12–140, all ages

Learn about and play scores of retro and indie video games! Numerous PSU students, faculty and alumni get involved with the annual Retro Gaming Expo.

Tuesday, Oct. 17

FILM
Chavela (2017)
Multiple screenings through Oct. 19
Cinema 21
$7–10, all ages

Documentary about Mexican singer Chavela Vargas’s life and career.

FILM
Skyglow (2017)
7 p.m.
Cinema 21
$7–9, all ages

Documentary about the effects of light pollution on the United States’s few remaining areas of extreme isolation that produce dazzling time-lapse footage.

THEATER
Comin’ and Goin’
7:30 p.m.
Artists Repertory Theatre
$15, all ages

Organic Nation Listening Club received a RACC grant to produce a show about Native American musician Jim Pepper’s life and legacy.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

FILM
Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America (2016)
6:45 p.m.
Hollywood Theatre
$8–10, all ages

A rockumentary about the Rolling Stone’s Central & South American tour, which ends with a historical show in Havana, Cuba.

ROCK
Mutemath, Colony House, Rome
7 p.m.
Crystal Ballroom
$25–30, all ages

The New Orleans-based alt-rock band tours in support of their new album, Play Dead.

FILM
Messiah of Evil (1973)
8 p.m.
Clinton Street Theater
$5–10, all ages

Part art film, part vampire horror: Arletty (Marianna Hill), the daughter of an unsuccessful artist, discovers an ancient religious order of vampires seeking to take over the world.

Thursday, Oct. 19

FILM
The Running Man (1987)
5:45 p.m. (screening Oct. 22–23)
Mission Theater
$3–4, all ages

Set in the far-off year of 2019, the toxic mix of Donald Trump and internet’s keyboard callout culture has made this Arnold Schwarzenegger dystopian sci-fi movie into what will probably actually be 2019’s must-see TV.

FILM
Kwaidan (1965)
7 p.m.
Hollywood Theatre
$7–9, all ages

Anthology of four Japanese supernatural horror stories.

INDIE ROCK
Radio Phoenix
8 p.m.
Mississippi Pizza
Free, 21+

The PSU-based indie band plays in North Portland.

FILM
Carrie (1976)
8:30 p.m.
Mission Theater
$11, 21+

Carrie (Sissy Spacek) makes a compelling case against participating in extra-curricular activities or dirtying your pillows.

COMEDY
No Pun Intendo
9 p.m.
Ground Kontrol
$3, 21+

Standup comedians Anthony Lopez, Phil Schallberger, Adam Pasi, Caitlin Weierhauser, Chris Ettrick and Thomas Lundy tell nerdy jokes.

DANCE PARTY
Compact
10 p.m.
Nyx/Black Book
$5, 21+

New queer dance party with music by DJs Buckmaster and Chanti Darling, and dance performances by the House of Ada and House of Flora. Donation of new, unopened makeup for SMYRC gets you in the door for free.

Friday, Oct. 20

CIRCUS
Fright Night
7 p.m. (also staged Oct. 21)
Alberta Rose Theatre
$35–42, all ages

Halloween-themed show from Night Flight Aerial.

THEATER
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
7:30 p.m. (staged through Nov. 4)
Shaking the Tree
$10–30, all ages

Set in the Caucus Mountain of Georgia (the country), Bertolt Brecht’s play is a retelling of the Biblical tale of King Solomon’s oft-retold judgment about cutting a baby in half.

ELECTRONIC MUSIC
Patrick Russell + Bryan Kasenic
9 p.m.
Liquor Store
$15, 21+

The New York DJs are supported locally by Andrew Boie (BLNKSTRS PDX).

ELECTRONIC MUSIC
DJ Sappho
9 p.m.
Moloko
Free, 21+

The queer DJ plays a blend of house and disco.

Saturday, Oct. 21

FILM
Phantom of the Opera (1925)
2 p.m.
Hollywood Theatre
$10–12, all ages

This silent movie is the second time Phantom of the Opera was produced for the silver screen but has outlived its lost film predecessor. Martin Ellis provides the soundtrack Hollywood Theatre’s Beverly Ruth Nelson organ.

BENEFIT SHOW
Punks for Puppies
8 p.m.
Tonic Lounge
$7–10, 21+

Cliterati, LaCroixVod, Fatal Jest and Alkaline C3PO perform to benefit One Tail at a Time, a no-kill dog shelter lowering Portland’s euthanasia rate.

DANCE PARTY
Crotch Rocket
9 p.m.
Sanctuary Club
$10–20, 21+

The underground queer dance party that’s a little grittier, sweatier and clothing-optional than most might be used to attending, but likely still super fun. Music by Chanti Darling, Pocket Rocket, Perfect Health and Fag Newton.

DANCE PARTY
Ghoul a Go-Go!
10 p.m.
Killingsworth Dynasty
Free, 21+

DJ Drew Groove plays ’60s soul, mod, garage, and R’n’B.

Sunday, Oct. 22

FILM
Coraline (2009)
2 p.m.
Hollywood Theatre
$7–9, all ages

Coraline (Dakota Fanning) discovers a parallel universe that has everything she wants but comes at a terrible cost. Based on the Neil Gaiman book. All Classical Portland’s Edmund Stone and Christa Wessel will join Georgina Hayns, LAIKA’s head of puppet fabrication, for a post-screening discussion.

CIRCUS
MarchFourth Marching Band
5/7 p.m.
Alberta Rose Theatre
$8–30, all ages

The extravagant circus-themed marching band performs ahead of Halloween.

FILM
They Live (1988)
7 p.m. (screening Oct. 23–24)
Mission Theater
$3–4, all ages

Did you know that those self-righteous memes about seeing the way the world actually works is basically just rehashing the plot of this Roddy Piper movie ad nauseam?

THEATER
Insignificance
7:30 p.m. (staged through Nov. 18)
The Back Door Theater
Pay what you can, all ages

The Scientist and the Actress meet in a hotel room and discuss regret, the universe, guilt and the meaning of life, with appearances by the Two Joes. Characters resemble historical figures: respectively, Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe McCarthy and Joe DiMaggio.

INDIE ROCK
Alice Glass, Cat Hoch

8 p.m.
Star Theater
$18–20, 21+

The former Crystal Castles frontwoman tours in support of her debut eponymous solo E.P.

Alice Glass has cancelled her Portland show at the Star Theater.

Monday, Oct. 23

FILM
Human Flow (2017)
6:30/9:15 p.m. (screening Oct. 20–25)
Hollywood Theatre
$7–9, all ages

Ai Weiwei’s documentary about the global refugee crisis, which currently sees more people displaced from their homes around the world since World War II.

FILM
A Silent Voice (2016)
7:30 p.m.
Hollywood Theatre
$15, all ages

Not sure if this is the sub or dub of the animé about a boy, Shōya Ishida (Miyu Irino/May Matsuoka/Robbie Daymond/Ryan Shanahan) who regret bullying a deaf girl, Shōko Nishimiya (Saori Hayami/Lexi Cowden), in elementary school.

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