first_imgIf you want to hang on to Halloween just a bit longer, the Fear PDX haunted house finale is from 7 to 11 tonight. Visitors can try to brave the Slaughter, the Curse, and the Outbreak at Vancouver Plaza, 7701 N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive. Tickets are $20, $35 for fast pass. Visit www.fearpdx.com• For those looking for a calmer transition into November, the Classical Mandolin Society will be offering a free public concert as part of its 29th annual mandolin convention. Tonight’s concert will feature 125 musicians performing as one large orchestra. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Red Lion Jantzen Beach, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland. Call 360-521-0255 or visit www.classicalmandolinsociety.org• Or be inspired at the Clark County Open Studios Preview from 5 to 8 tonight. This artists’ reception and preview will feature pieces by each of the 50 participating artists on the upcoming Clark County Open Studios Tour Nov. 8-9, with refreshments and music by the Upfront Band. The reception takes place at 906 Harney St., Vancouver. Visit www.ccopenstudios.orgUpcomingLooking ahead, the 35th annual Seattle International Comedy Competition will make a stop in Vancouver on the road to crowning a comedic king or queen. The competition features 33 comedians facing off at various venues around the state. As part of the preliminary rounds, 17 comedians will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St. Tickets are $10. Call 306-816-0352 or visit www.seattlecomedycompetition.org• Is it Christmas already? As part of the First Friday festivities, the Vancouver Rotary Foundation will preview its 12 decorated Christmas trees ahead of the Festival of Trees, Nov. 28-30. Each tree is decorated as part of a themed prize package that will be raffled off to benefit the foundation. The preview will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7 at Divine Consign, 905 Main St., Vancouver. And the trees will remain on display through Nov. 22. Visit www.rotaryfestivaloftrees.orglast_img