Northwest Haunt Tour — Night-time, now through at least Satuday, Nov. 2, throughout East Multnomah County and Portland area. Gresham resident Troy Crivellone leads large group of residents who decorate their yard and houses each year for Halloween and maps the locations of 215 sites, 50 in Gresham-Portland area. Drive or ride to experience the creativity of a "crazy but amazing people." For map, visit nwhaunters.wixsite.com/nwha/haunt-map; for general information, visit google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1F4vMFg7-2LpQNuZ_qlcL3uUFz84
Book events at Maggie Mae's Kids Bookshop — 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, storytime for ages 1-3 with their favorite adult; 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, for ages 1-6 with their favorite adult. Maggie Mae's Kids Bookshop, 43 N.W. Third Ave., Gresham. For other events and information, visit maggiemaesbooks.com.
Book Events at Books Around the Corner — 40 N.W. Second St. 6-7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club; 4:30-5:30 p.m. second Thursday, Teen Book Club; 7-8 p.m. second Wednesdays Book Talk Book Club; 6-7 p.m. third Thursdays, Page Turner Book Club; 6-7 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Horror Book Club; 7-8 p.m. last Wednesdays, Fiction Addiction Book Club. Free. Visit booksaroundthecorner.com for more information.
"Arsenic and Old Lace" — 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1-2; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 2, SALT Academy, 333 N. Main Ave., Gresham. Written by American playwright Joseph Kesselring in 1939 and during the early onset of World War II, the play is a farcical dark comedy set in Brooklyn, N.Y., revolving around the long-established Brewster family, two sweet old aunts and their nephews. The play references several points in history particularly around the Panama Canal. Tickets are $16 for ages 14 and older; $12 for ages 3-13, seniors and veterans. Visit saltacademy.com/events/shows-and-recitals/19-arsenic-and-old-lace for more information.
"MacBeth, the Western" — 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, through Saturday, Nov. 16; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, Cafe Stage at Rockwood Commons, 740 S.E. 182nd Ave. Gresham Little Theater presents play adapted in 2009 by A.J. Barker and M. Johnson as a senior project in Seaside, Oregon. Adaptation follows Shakespeare's storyline but is set in the dusty old west. Cattle barons, outlaws, greed and murder are comically portrayed in this Westernly take on a centuries-old classic. Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for youth 12 and younger; and $32 for a family four-pack. Visit greshamlittletheater.com or text only at 503-267-2750.
"It's a Wonderful Life" — 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, Friday, Nov. 1-Sunday, Nov. 24, Sandy Actors Theatre, 17433 Meinig Ave., Sandy. Philip Grecian's adaptation of the heartwarming Frank Capra film recast as 1940s-style radio broadcast. Tickets $18, adults; $15, seniors 60 and older, veterans and students with ID; $13 children 12 and younger. Visit sandyactorstheatre.org
Mt. Hood Community College Planetarium show — 6:15 and 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, and Friday, Nov. 8, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham. Planetarium Director Pat Hanrahan presents "Amateur Astronomers Photograph The Night Sky With Amazing Results," showing work from some of the best amateur astronomers locally and around the world. Admission $5 adults, $2, MHCC students (with valid ID) and children 17 and younger. Visit mhcc.edu/planetarium/
"Outside the Box" — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Thursday, Nov. 7, excluding holidays, city of Gresham Visual Arts Gallery, Public Safety & Schools Building, 1331 N.W. Eastman Parkway. The show encourages artists to reflect a new perspective: those who see, feel, create and design their art through a new dimension, art that is spontaneous, innovative and imaginative. Free. Visit greshamoregon.gov/Events for more information.
Heslin House Museum and Fairview Historic Jail — noon to 4 p.m. third Saturday of each month, 60 Main St., Fairview. Exhibit features posters and other memorabilia focused on the home front during World War II. Free admission, but donations welcomed. Visit www.echohistory.org for more information.
Harlow House Museum — 1-3 p.m. Sundays, 726 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. The home was built in 1900 on what was known as the Harlow Farm by Fred Harlow, son of Troutdale founder Captain John Harlow. The house is relatively unchanged from the day it was built. Visit troutdalehistory.org or call 503-661-2164 for more information.
King of Roads Exhibit — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Troutdale Historical Society Barn Exhibit Hall, 732 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Call 503-661-2164 for more information.
Zimmerman Heritage Farm — noon to 4 p.m. every third Saturday, 17111 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Gresham. Exhibit features a look at Isobel Zimmerman and the contents of a traveling trunk. $5 suggested donation. Visit www.echohistory.org for more information.
The Bronx Bar — 23705 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Wood Village. Live music 9-11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Free. Visit eatbronxbar.com or call 503-489-6555.
The Hoppy Brewer — 328 N. Main Ave., Gresham. First Friday Jazz and BBQ featuring Jonathan Swift Trio and Chapman's BBQ, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. Free. Visit oregonshoppyplace.com or call 503-328-8474.
Spinella's Off the Wall — 436 N. Main Ave., Gresham. 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, live music with Midlyfe Crisis. Free. Visit spinellasoffthewall.com/?page_id=823 or call 503-492-0800.
Spud Monkey's — 17312 N.E. Halsey St., Portland/Gresham. Live music: Monday Night Blues with Ben Rice and friends, 8 p.m. to midnight every Tuesday. Karaoke with Big Mike Entertainment, 9-11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2. Visit spudmonkeys.com or call 503-492-3880.
Edgefield Live Music Series — McMenamins Edgefield Winery Tasting Room (unless otherwise noted), 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale, 7-9 p.m. All shows are free, for those age 21 and older.
n Friday, Nov. 1: Turtle's Guitar Mafia
n Saturday, Nov. 2: The Columbians
n Sunday, Nov. 3: Silver Lake 66
n Monday, Nov. 4: Skip VonKuske with John Anaya
n Tuesday, Nov. 5: Swingali
n Wednesday, Nov. 6: The Radical Revolution's "Acoutstic '80s Music Revolt"
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