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Artists call

Portland Open Studios wants you, artist. The annual tour, in which artists open their studios for visitors, will be taking applicants until March 15. It’s open to all visual arts, excluding film. Portland Open Studios will be held Oct. 12 and 13 and Oct. 19 and 20. For application info: http://www.portlandopenstudios.com.

Hoodoo celebration

Hoodoo Ski Area in Central Oregon is celebrating its 75th anniversary Jan. 19. Among the festivities is 75 consecutive days of prize giveaways, including a Black Butte ski “posse” giving away prizes on the slopes all day Jan.19. Hoodoo features 800 skiable acres, 30 alpine trails, 15.8 kilometers of Nordic trails and much more; it’s located at the summit of Oregon’s Santiam Pass, 20 miles west of Sisters. For info: http://www.hoodoo.com.

Pokemon, mon

Thousands of Trading Card Game and video game players, from Seattle, Portland and Boise and elswhere, will gather at the Oregon State Fair and Expo Center for the Pokemon Winter Regional Championships, Jan. 19 and 20. Players qualify for the Pokemon National Championship, July 5 to 7 in Indianapolis.

Movie time

Upcoming big-screen releases:

Jan. 18 — “The Last Stand”; “Broken City”

Jan. 25 — “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters”; “Parker”; “Amour”; “Quartet”

Feb. 1 — “Bullet to the Head”; “Warm Bodies”

Feb. 8 — “Side Effects”; “Top Gun 3D”

Feb. 14 — “Escape From Planet Earth”; “A Good Day to Die Hard”; “Beautiful Creatures”

Feb. 22 — “Snitch”; “Dark Skies”

March 1 — “The Last Exorcism Part II”; “Jack The Giant Slayer”