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Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing - including 'Thrill the World,' Kite Festival and Jackpot party

'Thrill the World'

The 11th annual mass dance event will celebrate the music of Michael Jackson and his hit "Thriller" on Oct. 28.

Upcoming practices are: 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, at 2620 N.E. Fremont St.; 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Q Center, 4115 N. Mississippi Ave.; and at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Sellwood Community Center, 1436 S.E. Spokane St.

Watch for the "Thrill the World" Facebook page.

Kite festival

If you're up for a road trip, the Lincoln City Fall Kite Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. For more: www.oregoncoast.org.

COURTESY IMAGE - Jackpot Records is celebrating 20 years.Jackpot party

Jackpot Records, a Portland independent record store, is planning a 20th anniversary party and record sale, 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Eagles Lodge, 4904 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.

All profits go to Planned Parenthood. Admission is $5.

There'll be live music by Kyle Craft, Ryan Solle of Builders & Butchers and more. Derek Smith, host of KMHD's "Morning Session," will serve as deejay from 3-5 p.m.

Film festival

The Manhattan Short Film Festival takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at Clinton Street Theater.

The 20th annual event features 10 finaists from nine countries; there were more than 1,600 submissions from 75 countries.

The finalists: "Do No Harm" (New Zealand); "Behind" (Spain); "Fickle Bickle" (U.S.); "Hope Dies Last" (United Kingdom); "The Perfect Day" (Spain); "Just Go!" (Latvia); "Mare Nostrum" (Syria); "Viola, Franca" (Italy); "In a Nutshell" (Netherlands); "8 Minutes" (Georgia).

For more: www.cstpdx.com.

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