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Bits & Pieces: Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall comes to Portland

The three-quarter-scale traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is coming to Portland.

It’s eight feet high and 240 feet long, and inscribed with the names of more than 58,000 servicemen and women who died or are missing in Vietnam. Beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, riders from local motorcycle clubs will stage at Lincoln Memorial Park, 11801 S.E. Mt. Scott Blvd., and then escort the replica to Skyline Memorial Gardens, where it’ll arrive about 1 p.m. The memorial officially opens at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9.

Info: Open all day and night Friday-Monday, Nov. 9-12, Skyline Memorial Gardens, 4101 N.W. Skyline Blvd., http://www.dmvietnamwall.com/portland, free

Risque wrestlin’

The second Portland Pudding Wrestling Massacre, 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at Mt. Tabor Theater, 4811 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., will feature eight ladies — wearing costumes — battling it out for the championship and cash prizes in a pool full of vanilla pudding. Of course, it’s for spectators 21-and-older. For info, go to www.yinzerparty.com.

Haynes’ thrills take flight

Author Dana Haynes, a longtime Oregon newspaperman, will release his mystery-thriller novel “Breaking Point,” 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at Picnic House, 723 S.W. Salmon St. His fourth novel, “Breaking Point” is the sequel to “Crashers.”

Royce nominated

Travis Royce, 23 and a Portland producer/songwriter, has been nominated for three Artists in Music Awards in the electronica, urban hip-hop and dance categories. He’ll be officially nominated Dec. 2 at Whiskey-A-Go-Go in West Hollywood, Calif.