Events for the week of Oct. 26–30

Featured Event
Dive In Movie: Ghostbusters 2016
Thursday, Oct. 27
7:30 pm
Academic and Student Recreation Center Pool
Calling all Ghost Girls! Easily one of the funniest and best-cast movies of the year, the Ghostbusters re-imagining features four female characters ghostbusting in an event you won’t want to miss. Featuring a team up of Bridesmaids Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy and bringing along SNL players Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, this new take on an old classic will leave you chuckling along as you float in the pool in your swimtrunks, enjoy some tasty treats, and ogle the adorable yet brainless secretary Kevin. I’ve personally asked them to turn the pool green for this event, but I’m not sure it will happen. Ghostbusters 2016 is rated PG-13, so be aware that it might not be great for super little ones or manbabies that can’t handle women doin’ it for themselves.

Wednesday, Oct. 26
Academic and Student Recreation Center MAC Court
5:30–7 p.m.
Fusing exercise with awareness, this dance-a-thon is a no pressure way to sweat away the blues and enjoy the companionship of your peers. This event is being held in support of breast cancer awareness month.

The Art of Storyboarding
Wednesday, Oct. 26
Wacom Experience Center
5:30–7:30 p.m.
This free seminar hosted by Dan Schaefer will walk you through storyboarding in the entertainment industry. An in-depth look is promised, so you won’t want to miss a step. If you don’t recognize the name, Dan has worked on several home bound TV shows and advertising projects.

The Nightmare Before Music
Thursday, Oct. 27
Alberta Rose Theatre
8 p.m.
Fee: $20–25
Part of what made The Nightmare Before Christmas so popular was the music, and this nine-piece orchestra known as The Saloon Ensemble has created an interactive orchestral experience that’s simply to die for. Costume contest and after parties are also available for participation.

Bending NatureThursday, Oct. 27
Portland Japanese Garden
12–4 p.m.
Fee: $10
This special exhibit, included with your admission price, is a celebration of the art possible through bamboo. Traditional bamboo craftsman will create art on site. Please make sure to check the website before heading over for the day due to construction and garden shuttle issues.

Kumoricon 2016Friday, Oct. 28
Oregon Convention Center
Exhibit Halls A & B
Fee: $60 (at door)
This weekend-long celebration of Japanese anime and culture is a meeting of the Pacific Northwest’s most dedicated fans. Now in its 14th year, many events surround the convention itself. Between the costume contests, panels, and parties, there will always be something new to explore and discover.

Honey Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls
Friday, Oct. 28
Bee Thinking
4–5 p.m.
Fee: $10
If you’re looking for a way to minimize the Halloween impact on your waist line, this is another more natural and healthy alternative to a bag full of mini Hershey bars. As a bonus, you get to take home some treats and their recipes, so you can recreate them at your leisure.

America’s Antique Show
Saturday, Oct. 29
Expo Center Halls D & E
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fee: $7
Take the Yellow Line out to avoid the parking fee and spend the weekend digging out wonders from the past. This colossal show fills both Expo Center halls to the brim with an array of fine goods just begging for a place of kitschy honor in your home.

Gothic Horror Stories
Saturday, Oct. 29
Decarli Restaurant
6–11 p.m.
Fee: $45
Brought to you by Experience Theater Project, this night of ghoulish Victorian fun will take you back to Poe and Shelley and Stoker in a fully immersive environment. The frightening stories begin at 7:30 p.m. and the silent auction ends at 9 p.m.

Theater of Blood Screening
Sunday, Oct. 30
Whitsell Auditorium
7 p.m.
Fee: $9
Vincent Price’s favorite horror movie, this Shakesperean tale of revenge uses an actual theater as its setting of macabre mayhem. Come find out what happens after a star is born and dismantled by harsh criticism.

Sunday, Oct. 30
Oregon Zoo
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Fee: $10–15
A safe and fun way for little ones to enjoy not just Halloween but the zoo as well. They can have candy, explore with the animals, and win prizes in the scavenger hunt. This Halloween tradition is just waiting for your kids to go wild over.