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Neilson Family Album Release With Surfer Rosie & Slender Gems- $7
Friday, Oct. 11th - 8pm to 11:30pm
The Waypost - 3120 N Williams Ave.
The Portland band Neilson Family is releasing their new album "Double Life" this Friday at The Waypost. Their self-described "jingle-jangle", has a softer alt-rock vibe that feels quintessentially Portland. They will be playing alongside Surfer Rosie, a Portland native post rock band, and indie rock band Slender Gems. This show is a stacked night of music that perfectly resembles all that is Portland's alt-rock scene.
Stumptown Zombiecon- $10 ($15 @ Door)
Saturday, Oct. 12th - 5pm to 10pm
Stumptown Events - 1825 SE Franklin St.
Whiskey Bar @ 6pm- 31 NW 1st Ave.
Stumptown Zombiecon is a fundraising event for the Northwest Bartenders Association which is looking to raise money to provide "affordable healthcare alternatives " for their employees. This event is a costume party and costumes are required.
"This year will be an exclusive single venue event with only a limited number of tickets available! Featuring DJ'd dance music and Heartbeat Silent Disco! Get them before they're gone! Anything Zombie Themed. Come Early - Professional makeup artists will be available before the event."
Underhill Haunted House- tickets available
Friday, Oct. 11th through Oct. 31st - 7pm to 10pm
Veterans Memorial Coliseum- 300 N Winning Way
The Underhill Haunted House has three different adult haunted houses and one designed for children. The three adult spaces are the Underhill Manor, a Victorian themed exhibition, Clown Factory which is sure to be terrifying, and Infectious, which is described as, "If you distrust the Government and pharma scientists, your worst and goriest fears are fully realized…"
The event for children under 12 is called Kids Monster Fest which is a matinee to make it less scary.
Nightmare factory- $15 to $25
Friday, Oct. 11th - 7pm to 11pm
The Nightmare Factory- 999 Locust St NE
If you have been living under a rock for a few decades you may not have heard of the Oregon School for the Deaf's huge haunted house that is one of Oregon's longest running haunted houses (a massive 13,000 Square Foot building). It’s also one of the scariest haunted houses you can go to.
If that is not enough to be excited about, it is also a gaint fundraising event for the school, which helps so many lives.
If you like being terrified, this is a must-attend event.
Chromatic Color & Erin Westfall- Free!
Friday, Oct. 11th - 9pm to 11pm
Taproot Lounge & Cafe - 356 State St.
This weekend come out and support two amazing local bands, Chromatic Colors and Erin Westfall. Chromatic Colors describes their music as "somewhere between jazz-fusion, psych-rock, funk, and art pop." Erin Westfall's melodic voice and lyrically driven alt-pop music is a must see and a gem in the Salem music scene. This is going to be a great show.
Rocky Horror Picture Show- $26 to $30
Friday, Oct. 11th through Nov. 3rd- Times Vary
Enlightened Theatrics - 187 High St.
“There's a light over at the Frankenstein place,” and that light is the illuminated screen and stage of Enlightened Theatric's rendition of one of the best musicals of all time, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Grab your newspaper, rice, and flashlight (or buy their goody bag at the show) and come watch a cult classic.
October Ghost House- $4
Saturday, Oct. 12th - 9pm to 2am
Ghost House - 211 Washington St.
Come out and dance the night away at the Ghost House this weekend.
"DJs Marshmallow [of] Salem and Unit 77 [from] San Francisco join DJ Refugium to open the halloween season in style!"
Sojourner, Fools, Flow Resale- Tickets at the Door
Saturday, Oct. 12th - 7pm to 10pm
Sessions Lounge - 44 E. 7th Ave.
Three local bands, Sojourner, Fools, and Flow Resale will be playing at the Sessions Lounge this weekend. Sojourner is an alternative indie band from Springfield/Eugene with hits like "Shy Kid" that absolutely bang. Eugene band Fools describes their sound as "alternative or whatever".
Flow Resale, an alternative rock band, is recognizable by their female-led vocals, impressive drum fills and powerful guitar interplay.
"Join us for this powerhouse showcase of the Eugene local music scene!"
The Mooooonster Mash
Saturday, Oct. 12th - 8pm
Kesey Square - 10 E Broadway
Do you love bicycling under the moonlight? Do you like getting dressed up in costumes? Then the Moonlight Mash's monster mash is the event for you!
"Better hope you've got an early version of your costume or some serious protective magics on hand... The veil between worlds is a negotiable barrier, really. Who's to say a bunch of friends on bikes under the full moon can't invite some supernatural mischief before the traditional date?"
Historical Haunts of Downtown Bend- $10
Friday, Oct. 11th through Saturday, Oct. 12th - 4pm to 7:30pm
Deschutes Historical Museum - 129 NW Idaho Ave.
Haunted walks are always great, and Bend has plenty of creepy history to make this an experience of supernatural fun.
"The Deschutes Historical Museum’s Historical Haunts of Downtown Bend walking tours are back for 2 nights only, October 11 & 12. Bring your flashlights, comfortable shoes, and plenty of nerve!
Saturday, Oct. 12th - 7PM to 9pm
The Brown Owl- 550 SW Industrial Way, Suite 120
Duo rock band Leftslide is putting on a show at The Brown Owl this weekend for free! Come out and listen to some "simple & lean stripped down rock music."
First annual Indigenous People's Day Film Festival- Free
Sunday, Oct. 13th - 1pm to 4pm
South Medford High School - 1551 Cunningham Ave.
The first annual Indigenous People's Day Film Festival is sponsored SOESD Indian Education Parent Committee in collaboration with the SOU Indigenous People's Day Planning Committee, SOU Native Studies, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Southern Oregon Indian Center and Medford School District. The featured film is called This May Be The Last Time.
Harvest Festival- $10 Activity Bracelet
Each Saturday and Sunday of October - 10am to 4pm
Valley View Nursery - 1675 N Valley View Rd. - Ashland, OR
Delicious food, harvest themed events, a "wacky" bounce house, petal cart races and more! If you are in the mood for harvest fun, this is where you’ll want to be.
Chili Cook-Off and Harvest Festival
Saturday, Oct. 12th- 11am to 4pm
Whites Country Farm- 3939 W Main St.
What says fall more than a big bowl of chili? Probably nothing. Come see champions of the beans compete for a cash prize, or pull out your chef hat and apron and show them who's boss. There will also be a beer garden and other activities. Beer and bean soup, the best combo.
The Great Pumpkin Contest
Saturday, Oct. 12th - 5pm to 8pm
Hidden Underground Experience- 1004 Marine Drive, Astoria
Have you ever wondered how your pumpkin-carving (or painting) skills compared to that of your local peers? Do you like having your hard work judged by strangers? Then does Astoria have an event for you. Put your skills to the test for fame, glory, and admiration from all.
Haunted Taft October Tour- $10 to $45
Until Oct. 26th- Times Vary
Sapphire Center - 4840 SE Highway 101, Lincoln City
The Coast is creepy enough, so why not make it creepier by learning about scary things that happen there?
"Hear about the mysterious Ghost Schooner of Siletz Bay, the spooky goings-on at the Oregon Coast’s oldest continuously operated pub, an eerie local Bigfoot sighting, and much more during this spine-chilling walking tour of Historic Taft.
The tour lasts approximately one and a half hours and covers just under a mile of walking on flat surface. The walking route is wheelchair accessible."
Gateway to Fall
Until December 14th - 3pm to 5pm
Serene Abundance Studio - 1525 12th Street, Suite 8, Florence
Say hello to fall with a visual experience that will leave you saying, "wow it's fall."
"Welcome fall with a visual arts show exploring all of the sights, sounds and images that make up this time of the year- colorful fall landscapes, Halloween and things dark and spooky, honoring/remembrance of ancestors with celebrations such as Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and All Saints/All Souls' Day, the bounty of Harvest Festival, and more."
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