BEARD FIGHT: Portland’s
controversy-plagued World Beard and Moustache Championships just got
more controversial. The event, held Oct. 25 at Keller Auditorium, got a
scolding from The Oregonian
WEDNESDAY OCT. 29
[BOOKS] Author William Gibson returns
with another grim vision of the near future filled with brain implants,
megacorporations and murder. Powell’s City of Boo
Friday Oct. 24 The Great American Distillers Festival
[BEER] For the 10th consecutive year, tens of distilleries will descend on the same spot to get everyone royally, artisanally wasted. There will be 21 Oregon distilleries and 40 total, including bartender fetish Tito’s Handmade Vodka of Texas. Specifically, the fest focuses on rum, whiskey, vodka and gin at the...
Anthropometry: Science and Design in the Contemporary Art Experience
[ART] Artist and writer Jeff Jahn scores another curatorial hit with the thoughtful and spatially invigorating three-person show Anthropometry. By far the most eye-catching piece in the endearingly shabby Kathrin Cawein Gallery is Matthew Leavitt’s Desert Mandala M...More
Evolution of a Criminal
[THREE DAYS ONLY] In the late 1990s, Darius Clark Monroe and two friends robbed a bank in Houston. Monroe was 16 at the time, an honor student beloved by his teachers, and his main motivation was helping his mother and stepfather, who had been in crippling debt for years. In this film, Monroe revisits his old neighborhood and...
THE MAGIC’S GONE: Magic Garden is closing Dec. 31.
The iconic Old Town strip club was founded in the 1960s as a lesbian
club and evolved into a coed hangout, a place where nude dancing
WEDNESDAY OCT. 22
[BOOKS] Much like communism, running is a great idea in theory but often oppressive and cruel in practice. But The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman somehow managed to find j
[CAFFEINE] This is the big conference where things get done each year in the coffee trade. So if insanely cool new coffee technology debuts, it debuts here. If a trend forms, it happens amid bitterly bad breath here. Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Throu...More
Get scared, get drunk or just get a pumpkin to carve.
Haunted Front Yard Davis GraveyardYou know how people on Peacock Lane decorate their houses for Christmas? Well, in Milwaukie there's a house that does that for Halloween. It's called the Davis Graveyard and it's a normal residential house that's been turned into a roadside attraction complete with a crypt, the skeleton of a weird flying beast thing and a foam gravestone ma...