The Short List
In solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street/Occupy Portland folks, Pink Martini will lead a community sing-a-long, 'This Land is Our Land.' Storm Large and members of the Oregon Symphony have also personally committed to appear.
Noon Friday, Oct. 28, Pioneer Courthouse Square, www.pinkmartini.com
The guitarist extraordinaire and rock icon recently captured three more Grammy Awards from his latest CD, 'Emotion and Commotion.'
8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.pcpa.com, $53.50-$74.50
It's 40,000 square feet of ghastly ghouls, bloodthirsty zombies and evil chainsaw-wielding monkeys at the Rose Quarter.
7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 28-29, 7-10 p.m. Sunday-Monday, Oct. 30-31, Rose Quarter beneath Memorial Coliseum, www.frighttown.com, $20, $5 coupon on website
The Haunted MAiZE at the Pumpkin Patch
It's five acres of spook-filled corn by mutated farmers and psychotic hillbillies at this popular Sauvie Island attraction.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 28-29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday-Monday, Oct. 30-31,, 16511 N.W. Gillihan Road, 503-621-7110, $7 ages 13 and older, $5 ages 6-12
Scream at the Beach
It features a 'Halloween Town' with creepy souvenir shops, a circus tent full of sharp-teethed clowns that love to play tricks on you and a historic carousel from 1921.
7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 28-29, 7-10 p.m. Sunday-Monday, Oct. 30-31, 1230 Jantzen Beach Center, www.screamatthebeach.com, $20 per attraction, $30 one-time VIP pass
13th Door Haunted House
One of Portland's best haunts has gone through a makeover, changing from a government research facility gone awry to a more classic, mutated-zombie-baby theme.
7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, Oct. 28-29, 7-10 p.m. Sunday-Monday, Oct. 30-31, 8805 S.W. Canyon Lane, 13th door.com, $15-$27
'The Marriage of Figaro'
Portland Opera will perform Mozart's comic masterpiece, which focuses on the delicate and historically controversial interplay between the 18th century nobility and serving class. The cast includes Daniel Mobbs as 'Figaro,' Pamela Armstrong and David Pittsinger.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 10 and 12, 2 p.m. Nov. 6, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., 503-241-1802, starting at $20
MileGhost 5: The Haunted Manor
Milepost 5 transforms into 'The Haunted Manor' for Halloween, with Eat.Art.Theater playing host to a spooky movie night, face painting and ghoulish fun for the whole family. The central courtyard becomes a haunted pumpkin patch, and revelers can enjoy two floors of trick-or-treating out of the weather.
5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, E.A.T. at Milepost 5, 850 N.E. 81st Ave., www.milepostfive.com
The Siren Nation Women's Music and Arts Festival will celebrate its fifth anniversary, with a musical lineup, a new film festival with women-directed films at the Mission Theater and a visual art show with 40 Northwest artists. Workshops and an art sale are also part of the festivities.
6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, art show, Albina Press, 5012 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.; 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, concert, Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St.; 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, concert, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave.; 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, concert, The Woods, 6637 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.; 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, concert, Mississippi Studios; Nov. 3-6, film festival, Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan St.
The World Forestry Center celebrates the caffeine craze, hoping to educate consumers about where their coffee comes from and how it is produced.
10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 5-6, World Forestry Center, 4033 S.W. Canyon Road, 503-228-1367