thursday 29-saturday 31
William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead
ZOMBIES—Watch as Shakespeare teams up with the Queen, Richard Burbage, and other historical people you've forgotten, to fight nasty, undead Elizabethans hungering for the sweet release of death and human flesh. It's not that serious and it's a joyous time all around and the money goes to a good cause. Oh, and zombies. 7:30 pm. CTC, 148 NW Greenwood Ave. $8.
MUSIC—This Bay Area trio combines multi-media elements with rock opera and gypsy jazz. Beats Antique keeps fans guessing and amazed with their quirky arrangements and Zoe Jake's choreography—not to mention her ability to balance almost anything on her head. Expect a night of impromptu dancing. 8 pm. Midtown Ballroom, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. $25 adv., $30 door.
Tribal Member Art Exhibit
Art—The Annual Tribal Member Art Exhibit is in it's 22nd year. The Warm Springs gallery collection includes contemporary and traditional pieces like baskets and beadwork. The museum was built as a way to preserve the culture of the Warm Springs Tribe. 5:30-7:30 pm. The Museum at Warm Springs, 2189 Hwy 26, Warm Springs. Free for members. $7 adults. friday 30
HALLOWEEN—Not to be confused with the Billy Bob Thornton/Heath Ledger/Halle Berry misery porn from 2001, this is actually the opposite of that: a giant damn dance party! There's a costume contest, prizes, and more sexy lumberjack costumes than you can shake a skull-shaped stick at. This party gets wild. 8 pm. Midtown Ballroom, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. $20.
The Bend Zombie Run
GAHRRG—Start practicing zombie noises and victim screams now because the Zombie Run is coming back to Downtown Bend the day before Halloween. Participants choose a side, zombie or survivor, then attempt to stay alive while racing to the finish where a post-apocalyptic party awaits. 6 pm. Downtown Bend, Bellatazza Plazza on Wall Street. $30 adult, $20 child, $75 family pack.
Chicago Afrobeat Project
MODERN FUNK—Join the Halloween dance party for everyone as Chicago Afrobeat Project creatively adds funk, jazz, and hip hop to Marvin Gaye, Led Zeppelin, and Radiohead covers. As the grooving gets underway, $1,000 is up for grabs in a Halloween Costume Contest. 10 pm. Astro Lounge, 939 NW Bond St. $7.
saturday 31-sunday 1
Halloween Thundercross Warehouse Party
HALLOWEEN—There is nothing more fun than pretending it's the end of the world, especially on Halloween. Enjoy over two whole days of watching 1,000 cyclecross racers competing while dressed as Lord Humungus, The Bullet Farmer, and more, Mad Max-style. Find yourself a giant and make them carry you around like Master Blaster, logic be damned. Beer garden, live music, food, and shenanigans are all included. You bring you, they'll supply the apocalypse. 8 pm-2 am. Deschutes Brewery Warehouse, 399 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. $20.
Antoni Sanchez & Migration
JAZZ—Antonio Sanchez began performing in his teens and the four-time Grammy award winner drums with some of the biggest names in jazz. Born in Mexico, Sanchez later moved to the states and graduated from Berklee College of Music. Sanchez and his band Migration feature a bass, piano, and sax. He also composed the score for 2014's Birdman, which received multiple award nominations. 7:30 pm. 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette Ave. $60.
METAL/MARIACHI—The LA-based group self-proclaimed as "the world's first and only heavy metal mariachi band" is known for its AC/DC, Guns N Roses, and Twisted Sisters covers. The six-piece band puts a fresh spin on '80s pop rock sing-alongs with a trumpet, violins, and acoustic guitar—which forms the perfect combination of metal and mariachi. 9 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $10.
NEWGRASS—With a quickly expanding fan-base, this five-piece ensemble is much more than a traditional bluegrass band but an exciting representation of where the genre is heading. Mixing jam-band energy and catchy sing-along lyrics, with improvisation and skillful playing, Greensky Bluegrass will have your heart far past the first mandolin strum. 8 pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. $20 adv., $23 door.