Art imitates life this month as events around Washington County reflect the fall season holidays. Explore haunted theaters, enjoy murder mysteries, honor loved ones lost, relive classic Halloween tales and more. Whether this time of year gets you in the mood for ghosts, aliens, Catrina dolls, pirates, drag queens, or the headless horseman, there’s a local event for you.
Hanuted Theatre: Pirates in the Grove
Theatre in the Grove presents a live interactive experience that will immerse you in the action as you travel back to a time when plundering was all the rage!
October 26th – 31st 7:00pm to 10:00pm
$5.00 per person; $20.00 Student Group Pass; Treasure Hunt: $5.00 per person, $20.00 Family Pass
Pirates in the Grove — Treasure Hunt (with Live Performances of Musical Theatre II troupe from Forest Grove Dance Arts)
October 28th – 29th 2:00pm to 5:00pm Family Friendly
October 31th 4:00pm to 6:00pm Family Friendly
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
A comical and family-friendly retelling of the classic tale of bumbling schoolmaster Ichabod Crane, after he moves to Sleepy Hollow, a town haunted by a headless horseman.
October 21st & 28th, 2017
Performance times at 11am, 1pm & 3pm
ONLY $5 FOR ALL AGES!
Lap child under 2 is free and children 2 and over are $5 and have their own seat. Booster seats available.
Museum After Dark
The Washington County Museum presents, “If These Walls Could Talk”. Join us for an evening of ghost hunting, workshops, and storytelling as we hear what paranormal investigators have found at the Museum’s Old Log Jail during recent investigations.
October 26, 2017
6pm to 9pm
17677 NW Springville Road
Portland, OR 97229
Tickets: $10 Members; $15 Advance price; $17 Door price
Dia de los Muertos at the Farmers Market
Join Adelante Mujeres on Wednesday, October 25th for its annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration hosted at the Forest Grove Farmer’s Market located on Main Street between 21st Ave. and Pacific Ave.
This will be a fun evening featuring altars displayed at La Hacienda Hall, kid’s crafts at Valley Art, live music by the amazing Edna Vasquez, pan de muerto and champurrado, face painting, and lots more!
War of the Worlds: 1930s Glamour Gala
ONE NIGHT ONLY – October 28 @ 6:30pm! War of the Worlds: An Immersive 1930s Hollywood-Style Gala in Decarli Restaurant’s beautiful private dining room in Beaverton.
Step back in time in your best 1930s finery and immerse yourself in high class Hollywood!
Tickets for this formal gala are $55 for General Admission and $75 for the VIP treatment (includes cocktails and best seats). This gala will raise funds for Experience Theatre Project’s pay-what-you-will summer Shakespeare at the Beaverton Round series and other indoor immersive programs.
Dia de los Muertos at Centro Cultural
5:30pm, Wednesday November 1 at Centro Cultural in Cornelius
Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.
The evening will present several gorgeous alters, Mexican snacks , arts and crafts and much more.
Murder at Checkmate Manor
Every drama group has experienced the horrors of what can go wrong on opening night, and the ladies of the F.A.H.E.T.G. Dramatic Society are no different. The scenery collapses, cues are missed, lines forgotten, and the sound effects take on an ominous note, as the “ladies” present an ambitious evening’s entertainment with the cunning whodunit, “Murder At Checkmate Manor.”
The Vault Theater, 350 E Main Street, Hillsboro
October 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31, 2017
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:00pm
Additional Performances Monday October 30 and Tuesday October 31st at 7:30pm
Ghosts & Myths in the Grove
Join Sojourn Forest Grove for a walking tour featuring ghostly tales and myths from Forest Grove’s past. The tour is followed by seasons spirits, snacks, and lively discussion at Urban Decanter in downtown Forest Grove.
The tour is led by local historian Mary Jo Morelli.
Space is limited for this one-evening only event.
Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 3pm to 5pm
Cost is $25/person.
Family Flix: Hocus Pocus
See the classic Halloween favorite, Hocus Pocus, on the big screen at the Sherwood Center for the Arts. After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.
Come dressed in your best Halloween attire!
3pm – Sunday, October 22, 2017
$3 tickets – all ages