HOW TO SING WITH CONFIDENCE – Oregon Music Hall of Famer Mark Bosnian in a workshop Saturday, October 11, 9 am – 5 pm at TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont St. Tips and tricks to make it easier to breathe and project with power; to sing high and low notes in tune. Have fun with your voice. $97 fee includes an ebook copy of his book Sing Free Now. To register, email: Tracy@SingFreeNow.com.
EMPOWERED WOMEN OF SOCIAL MEDIA is a book by 44 Women from 20 different countries who contributed stories about the Power of Social Networking. SE business owner Cindia Carrere of Heal Your Grid, is one of 30 authors in this book. www.empoweredwomenofsocialmedia.com. 971.238.9577.
CAPTURING THE WILD STORM is Claudia F. Savage’s beginning poetry class. Share the work of poets you love, make your own poems, collaborate and focus on writing to capture a moment more deeply. Sun. Nov. 9 at The Attic Institute, 4232 SE Hawthorne Blvd. from 10 am – 1 pm, $48. Early registration suggested.
ZIMBABWE ARTISTS PROJECT hosts an evening of traditional music, food, and a ZAP marketplace filled with arts from Zimbabwe. Live music by Njuzu Mbira and DJ Dullah, Sat. Oct. 11 at 107 SE Washington St. from 5:30-10 pm. Tickets $30 with complimentary wine and beer. Proceeds benefit ZAP’s projects program for orphaned children, health care assistance and artists program with artists, their families and community in Zimbabwe. 503.232.7057. www.zimbabweartistsproject.org
VINTAGE ROCK FOR VINTAGE ROCKERS, a concert series from Villages NW has two October concerts: Wed. Oct. 8 features Bob Love International, Hank Rasco, Jeff Woodcock, Rockin’ Ricky, and Kurtis Piltz at Tonic Lounge, 3100 NE Sandy Blvd. 5:30 – 8 pm. Tues. Oct. 28 stars the X-Angels – John Bunzow, Kurtis Piltz, Mark Spangler, and songwriter Tom McGriff, coming from L.A. to do this gig at Macadam Grill, 5833 SW Macadam Ave, 8-10:30 pm. $20 /$35 per couple. Cash only/no credit cards. Discount for AARP Members. Want a guaranteed seat? Email info@VillagesNW.org.
FINDING ECSTASY – Given the choice between chocolate or sex, SE author Rebecca Pillsbury always chose chocolate, at least until a series of transformational experiences helped her let go of three decades of shame. Her new memoir is a love story with insecurities, triumphs… and chocolate. Reading/signing is at Shakti House Yoga Studio, 1401 SE Morrison St, Sat. Nov. 15 at 7 pm. Live classical guitar music by Jeffrey Ashton, door prizes… and chocolate. www.findingecstasy.com.
ZOMPIRE: THE UNDEAD FILM FESTIVAL returns to Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St. Saturday, October 11. Dedicated to all things undead, with films from the twisted brains of today’s brightest storytellers. Doors at 5:30 pm, movies at 6 pm. Sunday matinee at 1-5 pm,. Each show features different films with no repeats. Tickets Saturday $15, Sunday $30. Whole Weekend $40. A complete list of films and info at zompire.com
ROOF OVER OUR HEADS BENEFIT CONCERT – Unity of Portland, 4525 SE Stark St. needs to re-seal their roof before the rains return in earnest. To raise the necessary dough, a Larry Wilder Band concert hoedown is Sunday, October 12 at 7 pm. Down-home bluegrass, blues, gospel, cowboy music and plenty of fancy yodeling is happy times for the whole family. Toetapping WILL be encouraged and heartily provided. Tickets offered on a donation basis and every amount is appreciated. 503.234.7441 www.larrywildermusic.com.
SING PORTLAND! NO AUDITION COMMUNITY CHOIR’S Open House Thursday, October 9, 5915 SE Division St. in Bothmer Hall from 7 pm. An 80 person choir. Director Marion Van Namen believes everyone has a voice worth singing with. All music is taught by ear, through call and response. www.singportland.com or 503.956.4046.
AFRICAN-RHYTHM DANCE CLASS Lalanya Cameron is a Portland native and veteran of professional dance. She begins her weekly African-Rhythm dance class for adults at New Day Center for the Arts, 5516 SE Foster Ave.,Thursdays for $15. . Class begins at 6:15 pm and has live drummers, giving the class unusual power and the dancers a point of focus outside themselves.