MUSIC MILLENNIUM OCTOBER IN-STORES features Community Day/Songwriters Circle, Mon.Oct. 7, 7 pm with Ezza Rose, Dan Haley and Jack McMahon; Weds, Oct. 23, 6 pm, Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6 pm Garland Jeffreys (still singing at 70!). The legendary record store is at 3158 E Burnside St. www.musicmillennium.com .
RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOT, folk music’s legendary raconteur, mentor of Dylan and traveling companion of Woody is in a very rare concert at Alberta Rose Theatre, Weds. Oct 16 at 8 pm. Doors at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 advance, $22 at the door. Woody himself said “Jack sounds more like me than I do.” Special guests Nell Robinson & Logan Ledger open the show. www.albertarosetheatre.com .
L’ARCHE PORTLAND BENEFIT CONCERT with Julianne Johnson and Michael Allen Harrison, Sat., Oct. 5, at 7:30 pm at the Madeleine Parish at 3123 NE 24th Ave. Tickets, $25, $30 at the door. L’Arche’s builds community for people with and without intellectual disabilities. www.larche-portland.org 503.251.6901.
TOM TIT TOT Poet and scholar Susan Howe’s first solo exhibition celebrates the release of TOM TIT TOT, a chapbook of recent rectilinear poems by Howe at YU/Yale Union, 800 SE 10th Ave. Saturday, October 5 at 3 pm, Howe’s presentation consists of two long poems, one from 2010 and one newly-commissioned. yaleunion.org
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON’S DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE presented byTheatre Vertigo, Oct. 25 through Nov. 23 at The Shoebox Theater, 2110 SE 10th Ave. Directed by Bobby Bermea Thurs. – Sat., 7:30 pm and Sun. at 2 pm. Call 503.306.0870 or www.theatrevertigo.org .
IT’S ELEMENTARY: SHERLOCK HOLMES AT OMSI Oct. 10 -Jan. 5. Footprints, splatter patterns and the powers of observation are part of an interactive journey into the mind of Sherlock Holmes, unlocking his revolutionary investigative secrets. Science combines with history to bring the underpinnings of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories to life. Original manuscripts and period artifacts transport you to Holmes’ London. OMSI is at 1945 SE Water Ave. 503.797.4000 www.omsi.edu .
NORTHWEST INDIAN STORYTELLING FESTIVAL at NAYA, 5135 NE Columbia Blvd. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18-19; 1:30 pm Sunday, Oct. 20, 7:30 pm-10 pm. Winter is storytelling time. Wisdom and knowledge, traditional cultural values and spiritual qualities, oral history and prophecy have been passed down from elders during long nights. This year’s fest features Roger Fernandes, Elaine Grinnell, Darlene Foster and Toby Joseph. Tribal drumming, singing, opening prayer and more. Tickets $5 to $20. wisdomoftheelders.org, 503.775.4014.
VICTORIA: OFFICIUM DEFUNCTORUM, Funeral Music for Maria of Spain, Holy Roman Empress, presented by The Ensemble, Sunday, October 20, 3 pm, St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1112 SE 41st Ave. Written for six parts, The Ensemble will be performed with a single voice on each part. Tickets are $20, $15 students & seniors at the door or www.theEnsemble.org .
THE SUBMISSION, Defunkt Theatre’s new show, runs Oct.11-Nov. 16 at Back Door Theater, 4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 7:30 pm. A struggling white playwright submits a play about an African-American family trying to escape inner city poverty, to a theater festival using an African pseudonym. When it gets accepted, he hires an African-American actress to assume the role of his pen name. www.defunktheatre.com /503.481.2960.
ZIMBABWE ARTISTS CELEBRATION AND FUNDRAISER is Sat., Oct.12, Olympic Mills Commerce Center, 107 SE Washington, 5:30-9:30 pm. Live dance music by Njuzu Mbira and Mufaro Marimba, tasty Zimbabwean food and the ZAP marketplace. The $30 ticket gets you in the door, a full delicious Zimbabwean dinner, complimentary beer, wine and dessert. www.zimbabweartistsproject.org . 503.232.7057.
OREGON MUSIC HALL OF FAME (OMHOF) Induction Ceremony at the Aladdin Theater is Sat., Oct. 5 at 7 pm. Guest performers this year are The Kingsmen, whose hit “Louie Louie” celebrated its 50th year this year. Tickets are $25, $30. VIP tickets include prime seats and a catered after-party with inductees, and an autographed Gary Houston poster. Tickets at www.ticketfly.com and the Aladdin Theater box office. www.omhof.org .
OREGON KOTO-KAI in concert Sunday, October 20, at Epworth United Methodist Church, 1333 SE 28th. Koto music ranging from classical to contemporary to Japanese chamber music. In addition to the standard koto, the 17 string bass koto will be used at the concert. Doors at 3 and the concert at 3:30 pm. Tickets $15 available online at www.oregonkotokai.org or 541.513.6417. Reservations recommended by Friday, October 18.
ELLE EST, the October show at Lane Art Gallery, 2627 SE Clinton St. is subtitled A Different Kind of Woman and is explored through painting, collage, 3D art, prints and greeting cards. Reception is Friday, October 4 from 5-8 pm and the show is up through the month. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 11 am – 5 pm 503.232.3526 / laneartgallery.com .
THE REVENANTS tells the story of two couples who hole up in a garage at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. Performed in a real garage, seating is limited. Reservations are recommended. The play is performed at 1126 SE 15th Ave. through Saturday October 19, Thursday-Sundays at 8 pm. Tickets available in advance at www.boxofficetickets.com or at the door for $17. www.thereformerspdx.com for more information.