As part of their October film series, Academy Theater is playing both Halloween I (4:55 pm, 10:45 pm) and Halloween II (3:10 pm, 9:00 pm) through Thursday, 11/3. 7818 SE Stark * $4


And if you’d prefer something less homicidal, there’s only two more productions of The disneyMagical Music of Disney by the Portland Musical Theater. Buy tickets online here. From the director:

“With 65 Disney Songs in 90 minutes, nine Sold Out performances, and nine talented vocalists bringing these songs to live, don’t you deserve a break from every day life to experience a little magic, hope and joy?” Chapel Theater Milepost 5, 8155 NE Oregon St. * Fri Sat, 7 pm * $18


The Midland Library is hosting black storytime at noon and Chinese (Cantonese) storytime @ 2 pm. 805 SE 122nd Ave * free


Live music is hosted at Montavilla Station Friday and Saturday, and at Duff’s Garage Saturday:

“The Sportin’ Lifers are first and foremost a Jump Blues and Rhythm band, but they don’t stop there. Rhythm, jive, swing, reefer tunes, jump blues, boogie woogie—it’s all here. They can swing from hip, sweet mood-setting background music to irresistible high-test dance hall energy without missing a beat.” Duff’s Garage, 2530 NE 82nd Ave.  * 9 pm * ???


“October 30th is the last weekly market! But Montavilla Farmers Market is here for you and the vendors you love for 29 weeks of the year. We have several opportunities for shopping farm direct and local throughout the winter. Tell everyone you know! The Thanksgiving Market is Sunday, November 20th.”  7600 block of SE Stark Street in the gravel lot across from Mr. Plywood * 10 am – 2 pm * free


There’s more Halloween fun at Psychedelic Psynema, a trippy film series hosted at Milepost 5’s Chapel Theater. Suspira (1977) at 6 pm and Japanese horror film House (1977) at 8 pm. 8155 NE Oregon St * free

You might have noticed, this is the second event from Milepost 5 on the calendar. I’m doing my best to keep up with all the events and happenings in the neighborhood, but since I live here and am on the board of the non-profit our events definitely on my radar.

We’re working on hosting more events here, and being a resource for neighborhood gatherings and arts education—  for neighbors as well as residents.

I’m more than pleased to feature and am more than happy to promote neighborhood gatherings… so if your business, church, or group is hosting events, please let me know.


“Montavilla East Glisan businesses wil be handing out candy Halloween day to all costumed ghouls and goblins during business hours!” NE Glisan St, 68th – 82nd * 9 am – 8 pm

At Cornerstone Lodge : “Come by and visit candy for the children. Coffee, hot chocolate, cider and cookies for all.” 157, 202 SE 84th Ave * 5 pm to 8 pm

“We are using Halloween AGAIN as a means by which to meet and get to know better our neighbors! If you are out Trick-or-Treating, please feel free to stop by our home for a hotdog, a beer (for grown-ups!) or soda, and lots of candy!” Christ Church of Portland 10 NE 72nd Ave, Portland * 6 pm – 9 pm

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