15th Annual Kumoricon
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
The Leopard Man (1943)
$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
OMSI After Dark
This month’s OMSI After Dark theme is Spirits (both ghosts and alcohol) and is basically the OMSI Halloween costume party.
Jesus and the Mary Chain, Cold Cave
$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.
Dick Hefner’s Haunted Strip Club Mansion
9 p.m. (running through Nov. 1)
Spyce Gentlemen’s Club
DJ Dick Hennesey’s third annual haunted house picked its theme at least a month before Hugh Hefner actually passed away.
Thursday, Oct. 26
Murder Mystery Machine
7 p.m. (staged through Oct. 28)
$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.
Rocky Horror Pastie Show
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.
8 p.m. (staged through Nov. 5)
$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.”
Queens of the Damned
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
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
$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.
Framing the Trap
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.
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.
Snap! ’90s Dance Party
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.
The Angus Young-ordained AC/DC cover band has been going hard for almost 20 years and performs for Halloween weekend.
Queer Horror Halloween
$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.
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
$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.
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.
18th Annual Portland Erotic Ball
Sasha Scarlett’s erotic ball regales revelers with music, circus and fetish entertainment alongside one of Portland’s best-paying costume contests.
Bollywood Horror XV
Analog Cafe & Little Theater
DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid’s fifteenth annual Halloween party, featuring Panjabi dhol drummer Adam McCollom and Seattle’s Splinter Dance Company.
The EDM legend performs in Portland for Halloween weekend with local supporting acts.
Sunday, Oct. 29
A Situation of Meat
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.
The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
2 p.m. (screening Oct. 28)
$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.
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.
$7–10, all ages
The critically-acclaimed feline documentary screens for National Cat Day.
The third annual Oregon DOPE Cup is a competitive marijuana industry festival/party. RSVP is required ahead of attendance.
In This Moment, Of Mice & Men, Avatar
$30–45, all ages
Headlining theatrical metal band tours in support of its new album, Ritual.
Sincerity is Gross
The Slide Inn
James Barela, Adam Pasi, Caitlin Weierhauser, Neeraj Srinivasan, and Hunter Donaldson celebrate a solid year of this stand-up comedy revue.
Hungry Hungry Hip-Hop
A monthly showcase of local rappers and hip-hop artists.
Monday, Oct. 30
Hollywood Undead, Butcher Babies
$28, all ages
The rap-rock band celebrates over a decade together, and the release of new album V (or Five), for Halloween weekend.