The FIRST all-celeb based horror convention is coming to Portland, OR, and will give fans of all genres of horror and all forms (from film to art and music to literature) the perfect mix of everything they love all rolled into one gore-filled weekend. Top celebrities including Ari Lehman (Friday the 13th), Adrienne King (Friday the 13th), Dana Ashbrook (Twin Peaks), live bands, horror burlesque, oddities, nonstop film screenings, celebrity led workshops, personalized VIP parties, and panels from authors, actors, directors and makeup artists. Join the fun this November at the Oregon Convention Center. Buy your tickets here.
Pass the Keys.
Tailgating this football season? Then do yourself and everyone else a favor and Pass the Keys! Designate a driver BEFORE the party gets started, have a plan for getting people home safely if you’re the host, and always buckle up—it’s still the best defense against drunk drivers. Nearly 10,000 people lose their lives each year in alcohol-related crashes and sports fans should be aware that the Oregon State Police (OSP), local sheriffs and police departments plan to have extra traffic patrols on game days to keep the roads safe. This football season, Pass The Keys and designate a driver. A message from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, OSP, Oregon Department of Transportation…and every other driver on the road.
Regal Entertainment Group (Regal Cinemas) has announced the May Way Matinee program featuring sensory friendly screening of some of the most popular family films of the season. Each month through December, Regal will feature a new hit movie in a sensory friendly environment with the lights on and volume lowered. My Way Matinee gives audiences the opportunity to sing, dance and shout during the screening. All show times for the sensory friendly screenings will begin at 10:30 a.m. for the special ticket price of $6.50 (plus tax). For a full list of participating locations and additional information, please visit www.regmovies.com/mywaymatinee .
Sleep Train Coat Drive
With nearly 20,000 kids in foster care in the Northwest, it’s difficult for foster families and agencies to meet the needs of every child. To help, Sleep Train is collecting new winter coats for local foster kids of all ages. But they need your help! Bring your gift of a new, warm coat to any Sleep Train location, and it will be given to a foster child in need. Or donate online at SleepTrainFosterKids.org. Sleep Train believes not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child.