5th Annual Portland Latin American Film Festival
¡Viva el cine! Portland rounds up the best in Latin American film in a multiday showcase that ends on Thursday. The festival calls attention to Latin American film and culture while offering diverse perspectives for Portland viewers. This year's lineup includes two Colombian films (The Colors of the Mountain, The Wind Journeys) and a Mexican film (Chicogrande), the 41st release from director Felipe Cazals. If you're into war metaphors, soccer balls stuck in mine fields and rap battles, head over and check it out. Hollywood Theatre.
Named after a gay porn star, the Seattle band promises a memorable and outrageous show full of screaming hardcore and hair-farming musicians. Green Noise Records presents a bill that includes Bi-Marks, Doom Patrol and DJ Ken Dirtnap. The thrash rock band is rumored to be able to start a mosh pit just about anywhere so the show should leave you sore, sweaty and satisfied. 8pm, The Know.
Portland Zombie Walk 2011
If you were disappointed by the premiere of The Walking Dead, the Portland Zombie Walk & Thrill the World dance will satisfy your desire for undead carnage. Complete with zombie makeovers and a "Thriller" dance off, the event is a kick-starter project that should be contagiously kick ass. Bring your survival guide and experience it first hand. 12-4pm, Hollywood Vintage to Pioneer Courthouse Square.
Ashland Halloween Parade
In the past, this event has been very (a-hem) "adult," with R- and X-rated costumes abundant, along with your choice of intoxicants. This year, the city council is attempting redesignthe holiday parade as a more family friendly and PC event. A good amount of debauchery is still assured and participation for adults and kids alike is encouraged. Ashlanders take two things very seriously - Shakespeare and Halloween - so get downtown for the parade or for the uncensored version of the holiday in the plaza later that night. 3-4:30pm, Downtown Ashland.