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Our Picks for 10/27 to 11/04: Halloween, Harvest Northwest, Edgar Allan Poe, and more 

What to do around Central Oregon this week.

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Historical Haunts of Downtown Bend

friday 29

Did you know that there is a ton of haunted buildings in downtown Bend? Yup, it's true. Super. Totally. Freaking. Haunted. If you want to get the crap scared out of you (we can't guarantee you'll be scared), join this tour that will take you into six historical buildings where it's been said that paranormal activity has been recorded, beginning with the Des Chutes Historical Museum itself. The tour is offered six times, from 5-7pm, and lasts approximately 45 minutes; dress for weather. $5. $2/ages 13-17, 12 & under free. 5pm-7pm. Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho Ave.

Harvest Northwest

friday-saturday 29-30

Halloween? How about Wine-o-ween? Yeah? If you think that sounds good, head to the Riverhouse this weekend where 25 Oregon and Washington wineries will baae pouring samples from over 60 wines. Local and regional breweries will also be on hand. There will be plenty of food vendors, gourmet cheesemakers, chocolatiers and chefs preparing food from local and regional farmers, ranchers and fishermen. Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 12-8pm. The Riverhouse Convention Center, 2850 NW Rippling River Ct.

Paula Poundstone

friday 29

While the news of her arrest in 2001 is what many may remember Poundstone for, she's actually had a wildly successful comedy career that now spans three decades. At this show, she'll probably be in one of her trademark ties and tell you all about what it means to be "asexual." All ages. $35/adv, $40/day of show. 8pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

Halloween Dance Parties/Concerts

friday-saturday 29-30

While there's not much dancing to be found on Sunday night, there are tons of concerts on Friday and Saturday for you to dance in costume. Check out the Sound section for a complete guide.

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

friday-sunday 29-31

The event, which benefits the Des Chutes Historical Museum, features Mr. Edgar Allan Poe reading and discussing his works with the audience, a role brought to life by actor Alastair Jaques. Read more about Jaques and his awesome Poe-tastic talents in the Culture section. $10/adv, $12/door. 8pm. Old Stone Church, 157 NW Franklin Ave.

Rally to Restore Sanity

saturday 30

There's a good chance you didn't make it to Washington, D.C. in time for this weekend's Rally to Restore Sanity hosted by Jon Stewart. But that doesn't mean Bendites can't make a stand against extremist activists and their misspelled signs, which is why Wabi Sabi and Strictly Organic Coffee are presenting a rally for our town at the Mirror Pond Plaza. There will be music, speeches and prizes for the most level-headed signs and T-shirts. In other words, leave your "_______ is a Nazi" poster at home. 4pm. Mirror Pond Plaza on Brooks Street.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

saturday 30

If you're going to this annual screening of the cult classic, you probably already know the drill. But if you're new to quirky 1970s horror/comedy/musical film, be ready to dance, sing and throw stuff. 10pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $10.

Halloween in the Village at Sunriver

sunday 31

While most of the parties and events are taking place on Friday and Saturday, Halloween is actually on Sunday, which your kids will remind you of when they get geared up for trick-or-treating at about nine in the morning. Take the youngsters to this event down in Sunriver where they can get candy from merchants, put their costumes to the test in a contest and play games. The Village at Sunriver, 57100 Beaver Dr.

Day of the Dead Halloween Celebration

friday-saturday 29-30

This outdoor event (it's under a tent, so that's good) features music from Volifonix, discounted Dead Guy Ale, homemade tamales and Tijuana hotdogs, a costume contest AND mock lucha libre wrestling. If you don't know what that is - you've obviously never seen Nacho Libre. It's Mexican wrestling, silly! You know, with like the crazy masks and all that? It should be preeeety rad, if you know what we mean. $5. Amalia's, 915 NW Wall St.


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