FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL — Pacific University hosts the Tournées Film Festival, with dance film "Polina" on Oct. 24, documentary "My Journey Through French Cinema," on Nov. 1 and drama "Francophonia" on Nov. 7. All showings are at 6 p.m., admission is free. Forest Theater, 1911 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove.
THE 11TH HOUR — Hillsboro Shute Park Library screens documentary "The 11th Hour" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as world-renowned political figures, scientists, scholars and leaders, the film discusses pressing issues facing today's world. 2007, PG. Hillsboro Shute Park Library, 775 S.E. 10th Ave., Hillsboro. Free. Visit hillsboro-oregon.gov/departments/library or call 503-615-6500.
SILENT FILM — Silent Movie Night with Buster Keaton, a fundraiser for STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy, will start at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Buster Keaton's silent masterpiece, "The General," will be accompanied by cellist Gideon Freudmann. Hillsboro Masonic Lodge, 172 N.E. Second Ave., Hillsboro.
DEATHTRAP — Bag&Baggage Productions present "Deathtrap" by Ira Levin, a classic, thriller known for its Broadway history. Tickets on sale at Bag&Baggage's website. $32 for adults and $27 for students and seniors. Performances run until Wednesday, Oct. 31, with the auditorium opening 45 minutes before the curtain.
EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL — Theatre in the Grove presents "Evil Dead: The Musical," 2028 Pacific Ave., in Forest Grove. The show runs until Nov. 4. Evening performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets cost $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and for youth 17 and younger. Box office is open one hour before each performance.
STUDENT PERFORMANCE — Voices for the Performing Arts Foundation presents "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.," Friday, Oct. 19 through Saturday, Oct. 27, Fridays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. Students in grades four to 12 sing and dance and bring the best-selling book series to life. Stanley folds his way around the world with his flat-tastic hijinks. In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley is stamped, posted and cancelled from Hollywood and France to Honolulu and beyond. Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 S.W. Pine St., Sherwood. $10-12. Visit vpafoundation.org.
ELLA ENCHANTED — Oregon Children's Theatre presents "Ella Enchanted," running until Nov. 18, with show times Saturdays at 2 and 5 p.m., and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. At birth, Ella was enchanted by a foolish fairy's spell: the "gift" of obedience. At 15, Ella sets out on a quest to reverse the spell and break the curse. Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, Portland. $15-$34. Visit octc.org. Recommended for ages 6 and older.
DEARLY DEPARTED — Mask & Mirror Community Theatre presents "Dearly Departed," Nov. 2 to Nov. 18, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. In the backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father's funeral, the Turpins' other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion. Amid the chaos, the Turpins turn for comfort to their friends and neighbors, an eccentric community of misfits who just manage to pull together and help each other through their hours of need, and finally, the funeral. Main Stage, Calvin Church, 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane, Tigard. $12-15. Visit maskandmirror.com/season-8-2018-2019.
BELLES — STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy presents "Belles: The Reunion," from Nov. 2 to Nov. 18, Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7 p.m. Twenty-five years have passed since we last visited the six Walker sisters from Memphis, Tenn., and they're all back on the phone again for another crisis-filled weekend. The most immediate concern: Mama has taken off all her clothes in the community room of her nursing room and the sisters must put their heads together and decide what to do with her. And that's just for starters. The sequel to "Belles," Dunn's most popular comedy-drama, "Belles: The Reunion" will appeal to both those who've already fallen in love with the Walkers, as well as audiences discovering these telephone-tethered women for the very first time. Christian Church of Hillsboro, 540 N.E. Edison St., Hillsboro. $12-15. Visit stagesyouth.org.
OPEN MIC — Influence Music Hall and Art Gallery hosts an open mic every Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. All ages and genres welcome. Free. Influence Music Hall, 135 S.E. Third Ave., Hillsboro. Visit influencemusichall.org. All ages until 9 p.m.
ARGENTINIAN MUSIC — Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus' Experience Music Series presents Tango Pacifico, with the music of Argentinian master Astor Piazzolla, from 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 6. Donations welcome, parking $2. 17705 N.W. Springville Road, Building 3, Rock Creek. Visit pcc.edu/programs/music/rock-creek. All ages.
CELTIC MUSIC — Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas bring their Celtic fiddle and cello to Walters Cultural Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. 527 E. Main St., Hillsboro. $30-35. Visit hillsboro-oregon.gov/walters or call 503-615-3485.
BANKS ART KIDS — Artist April Hoff will teach an after-school art program on Wednesdays, running until Dec. 12, at Banks Elementary School open to kindergarten through 5th graders. Homeschoolers welcome. Projects include drawing, painting, pastel, sculpture, and printmaking with ample time to finish projects on-site. Classes cost $165 for full session, $95 five-weeks' worth of classes or $20 single class. 42350 NW Trellis Way, Banks. To register, visit artingales.org.
POTTERY CLASS — Valley Art hosts a pottery class for home-schooled youth, Nov. 5 to Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Homeschoolers will make a new project and fire it each day. Fired projects will be available approximately three weeks later, depends on kiln loads. Choose one or all four for discount. Valley Art, 2022 Main St., Forest Grove. $20 per day. Visit artingales.org.
MESSY ARTS — Aloha Community Library hosts "Messy Arts & Crafts" at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 6. Kids create arts and crafts each first Tuesday of the month. 17455 S.W. Farmington Road, Suite 26A, Aloha. Free. Visit alohalibrary.org or call 503-259-0185.
ARTIST'S RECEPTION — Catherine Bede Gallery hosts a reception for artists-in-residence Catherine Bede, Nyell LeFore, Barbara Martin, Polly Shaw, Elizabeth Higgins, Amy Osborne and Lyric Joplin from 5 to 8 p.m. during First Tuesday Art Walk on Nov. 6 in downtown Hillsboro. Live music, hors d'oeuvres and wine tasting. Catherine Bede Gallery, 230 E. Main St., Hillsboro. Visit catherinebede.com. Free.
FIRST TUESDAY ART WALK — The Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center hosts a reception for its November show "Hillsboro Painted" from 5 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 6, during First Tuesday Art Walk. Show continues through Nov. 23. The show features community-generated art shepherded by Dawning McGinnis, Hillsboro's resident Artist-in-our-Community. McGinnis spent her summer engaging hundreds of community members of all ages in painting postcards at pop-up booths around the city. Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St., Hillsboro. Refreshments. Free. Visit hillsboro-oregon.gov/Walters or call 503-615-3485.
Aloha Community Library, 17455 S.W. Farmington Road
TECH ASSISTANT — Need help with basic computer skills? Drop into the library for regular sessions with local tech assistants on Monday afternoons from 6 to 8 p.m., or call 503-259-0185 to reserve a longer appointment, up to one hour.
STORYTIME — Family story time takes place Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. This is a weekly story time for toddlers and young children, and includes stories, songs, rhymes and activities geared towards getting kids interested in reading at an early age.
Cornelius Public Library, 1355 N. Barlow St.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME — Storytime for ages 3 to 6 takes place every Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. Younger siblings are welcome. Come to the library for fun with books, stories, songs and rhymes.
SPANISH STORYTIME — The library offers children's story times in Spanish on Saturdays from noon to 12:45 p.m. The public is invited to spend the hour listening to stories and singing songs with the whole family. The story time is sponsored by the Friends of the Cornelius Public Library.
Forest Grove City Library, 2114 Pacific Ave.
WRITERS IN THE GROVE — A free writing workshop is offered for young people and adults on the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon. For writers with all levels of experience. For more information, call 503-992-3247.
Hillsboro Brookwood Library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway
EVERYDAY ENGLISH — The library offers conversation groups for people of all language backgrounds who are learning English and want to practice and improve. The group meets Sundays at 3 p.m.
READ TO THE DOGS — Read to the Dogs is a program aimed at young readers who want to develop their reading skills and improve their confidence by reading aloud to trained therapy dogs and their handlers. The private 20-minute sessions take place at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library in the Storytime Room, Thursday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Registration is required, call 503-615-6500.
CHESS CLUB — Monthly chess club group for ages 9 to 12 meets on Friday afternoons at 4 p.m. with chess boards provided.
INTERNATIONAL STORYTIME — Japanese language story time is on every second Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Marathi/Hindi story time is on every third Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Arabic language story time is on every third Sunday of the month at 2:30 p.m. Mandarin story time is on the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
North Plains Public Library, 31334 N.W. Commercial St.
BOOKS BABIES STORYTIME — Each Wednesday, meet for stories, songs, rhymes and finger-plays with volunteer Lauren for babies up to 12 months. Come meet other families with little ones and introduce baby to early literacy activities. 10 a.m. For information, call 503-647-5051.
NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH — Curious about National Novel Writing Month? Get the scoop on NaNoWriMo and get in gear for a month of words, words, and more words in the company of your fellow Wrimos from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Beaverton City Library, 12375 S.W. Fifth St., Beaverton. Free. Visit beavertonlibrary.org or call 503-644-2197.
DAY OF THE DEAD — Tualatin Public Library hosts Danza Azteca Huitzilopochtli at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Learn about the culture and tradition behind Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and its connection to the Aztecs with a dance and presentation. 18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin. Free. Visit tualatinoregon.gov/library or call 503-691-3074. All ages.
DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS — Celebrate and remember loved ones who have passed on when Tigard Public Library celebrates Day of the Dead from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28. Decorate papier-mâché skulls, create tissue paper marigolds and enjoy pan dulce. Tigard Public Library, 13500 S.W. Hall Blvd., Tigard. Free. Visit tigard-or.gov/library.
READING TIME — Beaverton City Library presents Frightfully Good Reads from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The library promises an exciting evening of trick-or-treating with books, as staff will go from table to table sharing about their current favorite reads. The event will highlight 20 new and old titles in all genres, fiction and non-fiction, as well as forthcoming books. Beaverton City Library, 12375 S.W. Fifth St., Beaverton. Free.
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