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70 Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Portland This Weekend: Apr 29-May 1, 2022

Crafty Wonderland, New Year in the Park, and More Last-Minute Events Under $15
April 29, 2022
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Celebrate the Southeast Asian new year with food and fun at New Year in the Park. (New Year in the Park)
This weekend, April bleeds into May, bringing activity-packed events from New Year in the Park to The One Motorcycle Show, plus opportunities to find mom (or any loved one) a thoughtful gift at Crafty Wonderland Spring Art + Craft Market or May Day Market. For more ideas, check out our guide to the top events of the week.


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Oregon’s statewide mask mandate has been lifted, venues may have their own health guidelines in place. We advise directly checking the specific protocols for an event before heading out.


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FRIDAY

COMEDY

J-Names Improv Society Add to a List
The J-Names jokester crew returns with a funny and fresh performance, this time with a few new faces. Jay Flewelling, Jenn Hunter Tinder, Justin Himes, Jed Arkley, Josie Behrens, Jpeg McCarthy, and SJ Santa Cruz (we'll allow it) will strut their improv skills on stage, and there may be some audience prizes up for grabs, too.
(Curious Comedy Theater, King, Pay-what-you-can; minimum $5, suggested $15)

Johnston and Welch Add to a List
LA-based funny people Alana Johnston and Mo Welch will hit the Rose City with a theatrical double-feature mish-mash of comedy, music, and immersive art. You may have caught "self-proclaimed pop star" Johnston on Conan or Comedy Bang Bang; Welch's comedy skews more toward writing and comic art—she published How To Die Alone: The Foolproof Guide To Not Helping Yourself Featuring Blair in 2019.
(Curious Comedy Theater, King, $15)

FILM

Queer Horror: Scream 2 Add to a List
This 25th-anniversary Queer Horror screening checks in with Sidney Prescott in Scream 2. Wes Craven's stabby classic continues with Sid on her college campus, where a sudden rash of copycat murders stirs up the town. Deluxe drag clown Carla Rossi will host the screening, and local drag all-stars will open with a "meta slasher preshow."
(Hollywood Theatre, Hollywood District, $10-$12)

MUSIC

Boy Caught Hawthorn & Evolver Ocelot Add to a List
Portland indie-rock trio Boy Caught Hawthorn will jam some tunes off of their new EP, Space Heater, after a set from smooth funk-rock outfit Evolver Ocelot.
(The Sïx, Sunnyside, $10)

Broad Beats Add to a List
Broad Beats highlights the best female-identifying DJs from around the globe. This edition will feature house and disco beats from DJs Daners, Claudia Martinez, and Krista Basis.
(No Requests, $10)

Dan Balmer Group Add to a List
One of only five musicians to be a member of both The Oregon Music Hall of Fame and the Jazz Society of Oregon Hall of Fame, guitarist Dan Balmer has established himself as a staple of the Portland jazz scene. He will be accompanied by keyboardist Clay Giberson, bassist Damian Erskine, and drummer Jason Palmer for an evening of contemporary jazz. 
(The 1905, Boise, $15)

Gus Clark & the Least of His Problems Add to a List
Gus Clark & the Least of His Problems will break your heart and then put it back together with sultry ballads ranging from pre-WWII blues to 1960s Nashville honky tonk.
(Alberta Street Pub, King, $10)

Life is LUV Presents - Friday Vibes Add to a List
Start the weekend off right with an evening of good vibes, great dancing, and even better beats supplied by DJ LuvOne.
(Stage 722, Buckman, $10)

Night Rose Add to a List
Portland-based variety band Night Rose tackles a wide range of genres with tunes spanning country, pop, R&B, blues, and rock. With both covers and originals in their repertoire, it's hard to predict what the band will play. Regardless, expect a high-energy set of jams oozing with intricate harmonies and engaging stage antics.
(Ponderosa Lounge & Grill, North Portland, $10-$15)

One Drink and Other Lies, Baby Gravez, and The Last Responders Add to a List
Instrumental surf-rock quartet One Drink and Other Lies will play some sunny fuzzed-out tunes after alt-country punks Baby Gravez and retro-punk outfit The Last Responders.  
(No Fun, Buckman, $10)

Portland Klezmer Festival: Yankl Falk and Aaron Vitells Add to a List
Portland-based Klezmer/Yiddish artists Yankl Falk and Aaron Vitells will kick off the Portland Klezmer Festival Add to a List with a session of traditional Nigun music.
(The Hostel Cafe, Northwest Portland, Suggested donation $5)

Supercrush, Mo Troper, and Ghost Pop Add to a List
Longtime PNW punk Mark Palm hones in on his songcraft and pursues his talent for writing catchy-as-hell power pop under the moniker Supercrush. Like-minded pop wizards Mo Troper and Ghost Pop will start off the night.
(Polaris Hall, Humboldt, $15)

Tezeta Band Add to a List
Leave it up to Tezeta Band to add a healthy dose of a soulful blend of jazz, R&B, and ancient Ethiopian music to your weekend.
(Alberta Street Pub, King, $15)

The Tuners, Dreamsurfer 2.0, and Stoner Control Add to a List
Experimental pop-rock group The Tuners will play an eclectic set of tunes beside fellow rockers Dreamsurfer 2.0 and a solo set from hard rock project Stoner Control.
(Kelly's Olympian, Downtown, $6-$8)

Wave Action, Talking Contest, and Room Add to a List
Twin brother duo Wave Action brings you a night of punk rock with dashes of surf and new wave with support from like-minded rockers Talking Contest and Room.
(The Fixin' To, St. Johns, $10)

William Black: Pieces Tour Add to a List
Treat yourself to a healthy dose of future bass from one of its finest practitioners—the big beat wizard that is William Black is bringing his Pieces tour to Portland with support from fellow EDM experts Fairlane and Cinema Kid.
(45 East, Central Eastside, $15)

PARTIES & NIGHTLIFE

Deep Woods Dance Party with DJ Gregarious Add to a List
DJ Gregarious will take you on a ride through the last 20 years of dance classics from the likes of Lizzo, Britney Spears, Carly Rae Jepsen, and more.
(Doug Fir Lounge, Buckman, $5)

PERFORMANCE

Auditions! A New Musical and Broadway Revue Add to a List
Set within a narrative of young hopefuls waiting to audition for a hotshot director, this workshop presentation will include both original works and interpretations of classic numbers from Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, The Producers, La La Land, Cabaret, and more.
(Alberta Abbey, King, $15)

Fuse Showcase Add to a List
Intergalactic trans hottie Juliet Mylan will emcee this pay-what-ya-can evening of plays and live music by trans artists. Boundary-busting playwright Mikki Gillette will share new work, and Tara Hopebringer will deliver the live-looping tunes.
(Back Door Theater, Sunnyside, $15 suggested donation)

The Queen's Keys with Nicole and Saint Add to a List
Live music, comedy, and storytelling come together in one epic drag show with Miss Gay Oregon XLVIII Nicole Onoscopi and Saint Syndrome, the Pacific Northwest's premier piano-playing queen. Hashtag blessed.
(The Queen's Head, Old Town-Chinatown, $5)

SATURDAY

COMEDY

Comedy in times of COVID Add to a List
Rodrigo Baena and Stefano Iaboni strive to find laughter in the pandemic era. The self-described "immigrant comedy duo" shares their cultural differences through humor and stellar improvisation skills.
(Favela Brazilian Cafe, Creston-Kenilworth, $10)

The Teacher Show: Comedy from the Classroom Add to a List
It makes sense that some of our best local comedians are teachers—the profession seems to require a good sense of humor. This stand-up showcase will focus on classroom dynamics, relayed by real-life educators Don Gavitte, Jaren George, Rachel Aflleje, Amanda Lynn Deal, Todd Basil, and headliner Katie Nguyen.
(Show Bar, Buckman, $15)

COMMUNITY

New Year in the Park Add to a List
This annual community gathering marks new year celebrations for a handful of Southeast Asian cultures—Moha Songkran for Cambodians, Pii Mai for Laotians, Songkran (meaning "passage of time" in Sanskrit) for Thai people, and Thingyan for Burmese people all share many cross-cultural similarities and usually fall around mid-April, per the ancient Hindu calendar. The timing "marks the end of the harvest season, when farmers enjoy the fruits of their labor before the monsoon season." Join in on the festivities, which will include plenty of food, performances, sports activities, and more.
(Glenhaven Park, Roseway, free)

FILM

Pipe Organ Pictures: The Cameraman Add to a List
Buster Keaton and Marceline Day's 1928 rom-com sees Keaton at the pinnacle of his career, playing a hapless cameraman who gets into some serious hijinks while trying to impress a gal in the MGM offices. Organist Dean Lemire will perform an original score for The Cameraman on the Hollywood’s Mighty Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ.
(Hollywood Theatre, Hollywood District, $10-$12)

Wyrd War's 7th Annual Walpurgisnacht Film Fest: Eye of the Devil Add to a List
Sharon Tate's feature film debut follows a family's descent into a nightmare on a mysterious estate. Fans of The Wicker Man and Midsommar will love this creepy '60s tale of pagan worship, dark witchcraft, and violent ritual. It'll screen in celebration of Walpurgisnacht, an ancient holiday honoring Saint Walpurga that dates back to pagan celebrations of fertility rites and spring.
(Hollywood Theatre, Hollywood District, $8-$10)

MUSIC

Barrie with sqip Add to a List
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Barrie brings her shape-shifting indie synth-rock back through town on tour supporting her latest release, Barbara. Local experimental R&B artist sqip will round out the bill. 
(Doug Fir Lounge, Buckman, $15)

Clark Allen Rose Add to a List
Spend your Saturday afternoon with PNW six-piece Clark Allen Rose who will lay down some rootsy indie-folk-rock.
(Alberta Street Pub, King, $12)

Dent May + Dakota Theim Add to a List
On indie-rock singer-songwriter Dent May's latest release, Late Checkout, he croons with hopeful optimism about contemporary horrors with a likeness to his noted inspirations Harry Nilsson, Carole King, and Randy Newman. He will support the album alongside indie-pop artist Dakota Theim.
(Holocene, Buckman, $15)

Freebase Hyperspace, Elk Witch, and Breath Add to a List
Heavy psych/stoner rock band Freebase Hyperspace expertly melds heavy psychedelic grooves with epic hard-hitting rhythms. And to be up front, it’s also the most impressive group my younger brother, bassist Stephen Moore, has played in—I’ve been following his career since middle school. This Saturday, at the Kenton Club, they’ll be playing songs from their 2018 five-track EP Activation Immediate, and likely some additional stuff from their forthcoming album Planet High, soon to drop from Medford, Oregon label Stonefly Records. Support on the bill comes from heavy Oregon-based stoner rock trio Elk Witch, as well as doom metal duo Breath. JENNI MOORE
(The World Famous Kenton Club, Kenton, $10)

Hungry Hungry Hip-Hop: Research & Development, OAFS, and Ericboderek Add to a List
Hungry Hungry Hip-Hop is a monthly showcase dedicated to spotlighting the many flavors and styles in Portland's hip-hop community, including live music, spoken word, and audio/visual art. This month will feature performances by local jazz-rap duo Research & Development, indie hip-hop group OAFS, and vibey beatmaker Ericboderek. 
(Mississippi Pizza Pub & Atlantis Lounge, Boise, $5)

Ising Choir Presents: Stuck in the Americas Add to a List
After a two-year hiatus from performing and a cancelation of their international tour, Beaverton's ISing Choir will be joined by artistic director Stephen Galván and pianist Yvonne Yang for a performance of some of their favorite works including “Shenandoah” by James Erb, “My Heart is a Holy Place” by Patricia Van Ness, “Sure on this Shining Night” by Morten Lauridsen, and more.
(Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, Beaverton, $5)

Jack Radsliff Quartet Add to a List
Eugene-based guitarist and composer Jack Radsliff and his quartet will bring their latest experiments to the stage for an intimate night of contemporary jazz.
(The 1905, Boise, $15)

Nash Brothers Add to a List
These IRL brothers will deliver an evening of originals and covers in their contemporary country style.
(Ponderosa Lounge & Grill, North Portland, $10-$15)

Phoenix Nights: Spoken Word and Progressive World Jazz with Blacque Butterfly & Shvvvr Add to a List
Phoenix Nights is a showcase celebrating genre-defying spoken word and world/jazz sounds. Tonight, expect original music from Gordon Lee, Malcolm Lewis, Michael Galen, and Adam Carpinelli plus hosts Blacque Butterfly and jazz ensemble Shvvvr.
(Floyd's Coffee Shop, Old Town-Chinatown, $15)

Portland Klezmer Festival: Michelle Alany & the Mystics and Josh Horowitz Add to a List
Violinist/vocalist Michelle Alany and her backing band the Mystics will play some soulful Eastern European-inspired tunes for you to dance along to after a set from internationally renowned klezmer performer Josh Horowitz as a part of the Portland Klezmer Festival. Add to a List
(Alberta Street Pub, King, $12-$15)

Powerglove with Immortal Guardian, Dominus Nox, and Increate Add to a List
Gear up for a night of power metal renditions of classic video game themes with the Boston band Powerglove, named for the iconic and impractical NES controller accessory. The night will get started with melodic metalheads Immortal Guardian, black metal thrashers Dominus Nox, and death metal outfit Increate.
(Dante's, Old Town-Chinatown, $15)

Rick Bain and The Genius Position with Herman Jolly Add to a List
Longtime Portland pop-rock quartet Rick Bain and the Genius Position will set out to soothe your soul with their sweetly melodic sounds after an opening set from Sunset Valley singer-songwriter Herman Jolly.
(Kelly's Olympian, Downtown, $12)

Shadowlands & Whisper Hiss Add to a List
Portland-based four-piece Shadowlands will lead you to the dark side with their moody atmospheric post-punk alongside kindred darkwave spirits Whisper Hiss.
(The Sïx, Sunnyside, $10)

Soft Cheese, Essai (Album Release), and Dream Date Add to a List
Enjoy a tasty charcuterie board of synth-tinged tunes with decadent indie-pop trio Soft Cheese, dream pop project Essai, and ethereal duo Dream Date.
(The Fixin' To, St. Johns, $10)

Tahirah Memory Add to a List
Tahirah Memory calls to mind artists such as Jill Scott and early Emily King, while keeping to a more classic-jazz backbeat, accented by lush vocal harmonies. While Portland may never really be ready for jazz, Ms. Memory is continuing proof that something special is going on here. JENI WREN STOTTRUP
(The 1905, Boise, $15)

Weep Wave, Atomic Momma, and Dog Lord Add to a List
Local post-punks Weep Wave will share the stage with heavy rockers Atomic Momma and stoner doom outfit Dog Lord for an evening of trippy psych sounds.
(No Fun, Buckman, $10)

PARTIES & NIGHTLIFE

Bearracuda Portland Add to a List
One of Portland's biggest and best gay dance parties is back with all their big beats, furry go-go dancers, and laser lights. DJs Mateo Segade and Freddy King of Pants will soundtrack the festivities.
(Bossanova Ballroom, Buckman, $10-$15)

Jujuba - Afrobeat Dance Party Add to a List
Portland-based 10-piece ensemble Jujuba churns out Afrobeat tunes made for dancing. Their sound, which blends West African and Cuban percussion with an energetic rhythm section and passionate horns, will have you moving your feet in no time.
(Goodfoot, Kerns, $15)

PERFORMANCE

Funkanalia Add to a List
A mixed bag of dance, music, and comedy, Funkanalia harkens back to '60s NOLA and '80s Prince vibes, with a dash of contemporary West Coast beats. Rodney Mason will share his performance art skills, which blend spoken word, hip-hop dance, singing, and rap, with Joe Revelli behind the synths. Expect funky vibes from writer/guitarist Dave Hurt and a groovy, blues-inspired rhythm section, too.
(Jack London Revue, Downtown, $12)

SHOPPING

PDX Moon Market Add to a List
You might find a special gift for your mom at this maker's market in a bright industrial space. Local artisans will be on-site with chic goods like geometric jewelry, nature-inspired mugs, and minimalist candles.
(Everett West, Northwest Portland, free)

Portland Independent Bookstore Day 2022 Add to a List
Each year, Independent Bookstore Day celebrates something we can all rally behind: indie bookstores! Check out local shops like Annie Bloom's Add to a List , Broadway Books Add to a List , and Maggie Mae's Add to a List for special prizes and swag (oh, and books, too).
(Various locations, free)

Spring Garden Fair Add to a List
This annual event is strategically held the weekend before Mother's Day (moms love plants) and boasts 140 vendors, free pH soil testing and plant checks, a potting station, a "plant taxi" service that will tow your purchases, and more. Two of the fair's biggest draws for gardeners of all levels are the opportunity to "Ask an OSU Master Gardener" and the Greater Portland Iris Society's early show.
(Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Canby, $5)

SUNDAY

MAY DAY

Beltane Celebration and Fae Faire Add to a List
Channel your inner fairy at this celebration of Beltane, the Gaelic May Day festival held halfway between the spring equinox and summer solstice. Pixie lovers can join in on a sparkly fae potluck and picnic, croquet, and maypole dance. Magical!
(Overlook Park, Overlook, free)

FILM

Church of Film: The Working Class Goes to Heaven Add to a List
Italian director Elio Petri sticks it to the man in this dark comedy. The funny-yet-savage story of an overworked employee is set to Ennio Morricone's fab musical score.
(The Red Fox, Humboldt, free)

MUSIC

ADN Maya Add to a List
Pioneering Yucatec rapper ADN Maya aims to "promote and celebrate the culture of the indigenous peoples of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo and the entire Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico" through his feel-good beats and Mayan-language raps. 
(Mississippi Pizza Pub & Atlantis Lounge, Boise, $10)

Cellotronik Add to a List
Sit back and enjoy the captivating sounds of the cello from skilled cellist Skip von Kuske. He will create a textural experience by sprinkling in mandolin, acoustic guitar, vocals, digital elements, and programmed beats for a unique twist on the classical instrument.
(Dante's, Old Town-Chinatown, $15)

Hutch Harris, Jason Traeger, and Jaren George Add to a List
Portland-via-Manhattan artist Hutch Harris is best known as the frontman of early 2000s indie rock trio The Thermals, but he has released two albums of solo material since their disbanding in 2018. His latest, SUCK UP ALL THE OXYGEN, draws on the nervy punk attitude of The Thermals with all-caps song titles like "IT'S NOT GONNA BE OK" and "IT DOESN'T MATTER." Arrive in time to catch opening stand-up sets from comedians Jason Traeger and Jaren George.
(Kelly's Olympian, Downtown, $5)

MadgesdiqCEG & The Everyday Mystics Add to a List
MadgesdiqCEG consists of silky vocals and flows from CEG and smooth spiritual raps from her counterpart Madgesdiq. With their backing band The Everyday Mystics, they blend hip-hop with classic reggae and jazz sounds for socially conscious tunes that have drawn comparisons to the Fugees.
(Alberta Street Pub, King, $10)

Project Prelude Spring Benefit Concert Add to a List
Join Project Prelude as they host their fourth annual benefit concert to raise funds to purchase student instruments. Performers will include cellist Hamilton Cheifetz and the string quartet from the Portland Youth Philharmonic.
(The Old Church, Downtown, $10-$15)

Subvert Savant (CD Release), Erin Jane Laroue, and Goosetooth Add to a List
Experimental psych duo Subvert Savant will celebrate the release of their new self-titled album followed by performances from neo-classical artist Enin Jane LaRoue and Montana-based singer-songwriter Goosetooth.
(Turn! Turn! Turn!, Humboldt, $5)

SHOPPING

May Day Market Add to a List
Spend a lazy Sunday afternoon at this laidback Alberta bar browsing handmade and vintage clothing, ceramics, jewelry, art, quilted goods, herbal offerings, and more. Tulip Cowboy will be there with a flower bar set-up, where you can make your own bouquet or purchase a hand-tied arrangement. Plus, co-organizer Buckley Photo will have a "summery backdrop" set up to take some portraits.
(The Bye and Bye, King, free)

Mother's Day Pop-Up Market Add to a List
Wander around this boutique nursery as they host a Mother's Day/May Day pop-up in their lush garden. Botanically-inspired artists including Love, Cass Skincare, Poppy & Finch, The Bright Merchant, Dead Bug Studio, Sequoia Arts Shop, and Readings by Bayley Sprowl will be in attendance with locally crafted pottery, botanical illustration prints, botanical skincare, jewelry, and more.
(thicket, Alberta, free)

MULTI-DAY

EXPO

The One Motorcycle Show Add to a List
Get revved up for the 13th annual One Moto Show, which as always will be hosted by the family behind See See Motor Coffee Co. Born in the PNW, a region known for enthusiastic ridership and breathtaking riding opportunities, the show has made a name for itself as one of the world's largest and best-known custom motorcycle/biker culture events. This year's show will take place inside the historic Zidell Barge Building, a rustic structure that was used to build ships in the 1930s and the perfect gritty backdrop to all things moto.
(Zidell Barge Building, South Waterfront, $15, Friday-Sunday)

SHOPPING

Crafty Wonderland Spring Art + Craft Market Add to a List
One of Portland’s OG indie markets, Crafty Wonderland is back for a spring shopping extravaganza including over 200 artists, designers, and crafters. Tickets for the event’s Friday preview night are pricier than Saturday admission (which will have an hourly timed entry), but you’ll get a first go at the goods and enjoy a free drink from the bar.
(Oregon Convention Center, Lloyd District, $2, Friday-Saturday)

Wapato Island Farm Open Apothecary + Spring Plant Sale Add to a List
Soak up some green time at Wapato Island Farm's spring sale of easy-to-grow medicinal plant starts, perfect for a bountiful garden season.
(Wapato Island Farm, Sauvie Island, free, Saturday-Sunday)

SPRING

Adelman Peony Gardens 2022 Open House Add to a List
Come down on this opening weekend of the annual peony display to enjoy the garden’s early-blooming peonies and take advantage of an early bird special of 10% off all peony plants in containers. Peak bloom typically occurs around Memorial Day weekend, but you can give the gardens a ring before heading down to stroll their two acre display garden.
(Adelman Peony Gardens, Salem, free, Saturday-Sunday)

Lilac Days 2022 Add to a List
Take in the lovely scent of multi-hued lilacs (they're not just purple!) while they're in peak bloom at this National Historic Site. The gardens, named after German immigrant-turned-Washingtonian Hulda Klager, boast five exclusive varietals developed by the lilac cultivator. Hulda's farmhouse and the gift shop remain closed due to the pandemic, but the gardens will hold a plant sale outdoors.
(Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens, Woodland, $5 gate fee, Friday-Sunday)

PERFORMANCE

Comedy of Errors Add to a List
Two sets of twins find themselves entwined in an identity crisis in this pun-ridden, slapstick production, based on one of the Bard's earliest farcical plays.
(Twilight Theater Company, Kenton, $12-$15, Friday-Sunday)

Twelfth Night Add to a List
The Young Professionals at OCT will take to the stage for a 90-minute adaptation of the Bard's slapstick tale of mistaken identity. The raucous comedy will be performed by a small, six-person cast.
(Brunish Hall, South Park Blocks, $12-$15, Friday-Sunday)

VISUAL ART

Dan Lam: Personal Legend Add to a List
In college, Dan Lam was told by a professor that her work was "too pretty." The artist now explores the notion of excessive beauty through globular clouds, vibrant bubbles and drips, and translucent embryonic forms, using foam, acrylic, and resin to bring life to her trippy vision. Like colorful aliens, Lam's sculptures are both alluring and repulsive at once, challenging the viewer's notions of desire and disgust.
(Stephanie Chefas Projects, Central Eastside, free, Friday-Saturday)

Intimate/Intricate Add to a List
Featuring the work of artists Luke Buser, Luke Dolkas and Eaan Guardino, Intimate/Intricate considers the relationship between process, artist, and object. With fastidious attention to detail, Luke Buser uses typewriters to create grids and complex patterns, while Luke Dolkas creates delicate collages from ephemera kept by a 104-year-old friend. Eaan Guardino explores the details of an in-progress sculptural chess set through zoomed-in prints.
(SATOR Projects, free, Friday-Sunday)

Kurtis Hough: New Brain Add to a List
For two years, Kurtis Hough grew and photographed nearly half a million time-lapse images of slime molds. The result? A 17-minute experimental film that evokes neurons, fractals, and galaxies. Really makes you think!
(Art at the Cave, Vancouver, free, Friday-Saturday; closing)

MOsley WOtta: Black Matter Add to a List
Artist MOsley WOtta's new mural at Souvenir covers all four walls of the gallery space, enveloping viewers in graphic visuals and poetic text fragments.  The installation marks the final show of the Black Matter Showcase series in Portland, which spotlit Oregon-based Black artists. WOtta's mural was curated by Oregon City-based artist and curator Tammy Jo Wilson with Art in Oregon.
(Souvenir Gallery, Alberta, free, Friday-Sunday)

Second Honeymoon Add to a List
Second Honeymoon's dyed silk tapestries and audio works reveal the colorful, humorous inner landscape of artist Dana Robinson, who drew inspiration from '70s- and '80s-era Ebony mags to create blurred scenes of middle-class Black life. Recordings of sounds from her grandmother's bell collection serve as a continual punctuation of time.
(Fuller Rosen Gallery, Northwest District, free, Friday-Sunday)

To dog a portal Add to a List
The artists exhibited in To dog a portal seek the metaphysical in the everyday. Exploring the coalescence of science and magic, these artists—including Katherine Spinella, John Whitten, and more—think through repetitive patterns and motifs to elicit a suspension of disbelief.
(Well Well, Kenton, free, Saturday-Sunday; closing)

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