Life in Portland

Monthly Picks | October 2017

Photo by Liana Mikah on Unsplash

Photo by Liana Mikah on Unsplash

VILLAINS & VIXENS
October 6th-8th & 13th-15th | Headwaters Theater
Take a walk on the dark side with Cruella, Ursula, Maleficent, and more of your favorite baddies in this sinister show. This musical cabaret is rich with hilarious parody songs written by the Torchsong crew that feature villains from Beetlejuice, The Shining, Batman, and The Exorcist to name a few.  
torchsongentertainment.com

THE COMING OUT MONOLOGUES
October 9th-10th | Fremont Theater
This inspiring event features coming out stories told by people in our community who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, queer, trans, non-binary, genderqueer, or as straight or cisgender allies. The stories run the emotional gamut — humorous, poignant, serious, heartbreaking, embarrassing, creative, painful, and hopeful.  
basicrights.org

PUMPKIN BEER FESTIVAL
October 21st, 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM | Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery
This year’s Killer Pumpkin Festival celebrates more than 30 pumpkin beers. Pair your pumpkin brew with a delicious sampling of snacks from a special pumpkin menu, or try a pumpkin cocktail or pumpkin spiced soda. Pumpkins will available for smashing, bowling, carving, and other activities.  
facebook.com/events/125210071468950

RUN LIKE HELL
October 22nd, 8:00 AM | Naito Pkwy. & SW Oak St.
Lace up your running shoes and don your creepiest costume for the 15th anniversary of the spookiest run in town. Runners will enjoy a musical mile as well as beautiful mountain and river views. Celebrate at the post-race party with a costume contest, live music, great food, tasty beer or cider, and more!  
terrapinevents.com

VAMPIRE ORIENTEERING
October 28th, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Magness Tree Farm
Enjoy the impressive fall foliage of Magness Tree Farm at this fun, family-friendly orienteering event with a Halloween twist. Navigate your way between as many of the points on the map as possible, while vampires try to steal your points. The catch is that you won’t know who’s a vampire until it’s too late!   
croc.org