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Weather festival

The 25th annual Cannon Beach Stormy Weather Arts Festival, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 2 to 4, will include art, music and literary events, rain or shine and calm or windy at various venues. Curtis Salgardo will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Coaster Theater. Tickets for the festival are $55 or $99 for two. For complete info, go to http://www.cannonbeach.org.

SkiFever and Snowboard Show

The annual event at the Expo Center is a great place to buy passes for Mt. Hood Meadows, Timberline and SkiBowl, and it’ll feature retailers with deals on all the latest gear and a huge used ski swap area.

Noon Friday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, $13, $3 juniors (ages 6-12), $8 parking

“Flap Flap!”

The fourth annual authors and illustrators gala brings together 15 authors, hosted by the Oregon chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 S.W. Capitol Highway, http://www.scbwior.com, free

Coffee Fair

Fans of our favorite caffeinated beverage celebrate, with education about the industry and immersion in the culture through savoring and sipping coffees from around the globe and 20 premier Northwest roasters and vendors.

10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 3-4, World Forestry Center, 4033 S.W. Canyon Road, http://www.worldforestry.org, $9, $8 seniors, $6 children (ages 3-18)


(Note: For First Thursday openings information and gallery listings, go to firstthursdayportland.com)

“Bamboo Art”

The exhibition, “Bamboo Art: Meditation and Transformation,” features three artists who focus on the art of bamboo art and craft as a life-affirming process for both the artist and viewer. They are Anne Crumpacker, Charissa Brock and Jiro Yonezawa.

10 a.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, noon Mondays, Nov. 2-25, Portland Japanese Garden, 611 S.W. Kingston Ave., http://www.japanesegarden.com, $9.50, $7.75 senior (62-older) and college student, $6.75 youth (6-17)

“Gorge Inspirations”

by: COURTESY OF DAVID GREENE - David Greene's work at Multnomah Falls is part of the Architectural Heritage Center's 'Gorge Inspirations' show opening Friday, Nov. 2.The Architectural Heritage Center puts on an art exhibit and lecture series through November and December unveiling the beauty and hidden elements of the Historic Columbia River Gorge and Highway.

6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, through December, Architectural Heritage Center, 701 S.E. Grand Ave., http://www.visitahc.org


Mortified Portland

It’s the five-year anniversary show, featuring a cast of Portlanders ready to share their shame on stage.

8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Nov. 1-2, Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan St., http://www.getmortified.com, $12, $15 at door

“Live Wire! Radio”

Author/activist Cheryl Strayed, author Peter Ames Carlin, cartoonist Jack Ohman and Swedish musician Jens Lekman are featured on the radio variety show.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., http://www.livewireradio.org, $18, $20 day of show


It’s a new clown comedy troupe in Portland, and it’ll put on its second show about the devolution of language created by technology, written by local Portland artists and taking place at four different venues.

5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 2-3, Backspace, 115 N.W. Fifth Ave., 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, Waypost, 3120 N. Williams Ave., 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9-10, BlueMonk, 3341 S.E. Belmont St., 10:30 p.m. Nov. 9-10, MilePost5, 900 N.E. 81st Ave., http://www.human-being-curious.com, $8