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70 Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Portland This Weekend: May 6-8, 2022

Celebrate Our Stories: AANHPI Heritage Month, Rockwood Market Hall Grand Opening, and More Last-Minute Events Under $15
May 6, 2022
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This weekend, the diverse suburb of Rockwood will celebrate the grand opening of the new Rockwood Market Hall. (Downtown Rockwood via Facebook)
Saddle up for an eventful weekend, with notable celebrations like the Kentucky Derby, Free Comic Book Day, and Mother's Day. To help you sort out your weekend schedule, we've compiled some lowkey options here, from Celebrate Our Stories: AANHPI Heritage Month to St. Johns' Spring Fling and from Lunar New Year Dragon Dance Parade and Celebration to Rockwood Market Hall Grand Opening


Although
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

Leave Your Troubles at The Door Add to a List
This interactive comedy show wants to help you feel better about your daily struggles. Audience members will be asked to write down their woes on slips of paper before the performance. Comedians will then draw them from a box, using the audience's problems and troubles to create lighthearted jokes. This edition of the recurring show features comics Kyle Adams, Ikes, Imani Denae, Cameron Peloso, Sam Whitely, and Tory Ward.
(Funhouse Lounge, Hosford-Abernethy, $4)

MUSIC

Body Shame, Vardaman Ensemble, and Library Studies Add to a List
Enjoy an evening of experimental music with Portland-based industrial noise-rock group Body Shame, who will likely play songs off of their 2021 album Quiet Pills. Joining them will be drone-centric band Vardaman Ensemble and likemind duo Library Studies.
(The Fixin' To, St. Johns, $8)

Borgeous Add to a List
Prominent LA-based DJ Borgeous will spin some pulsing house and dubstep bops, so you better get off your fuckin' ass and dance! It seems like nobody wants to dance anymore.
(45 East, Central Eastside, $15)

Deafhound, The Flood of 1894, and Saint Babe Add to a List
This lineup of moody PNW rock will get you in your feelings thanks to stoner rock duo Deafhound, noisy indie rockers Flood of 1894, and experimental psych-rock outfit Saint Babe. 
(No Fun, Buckman, $8)

Double Helix Add to a List
Start your weekend off right with a bewitching medley of jazz, Latin, and blues standards from Double Helix.
(The Big Legrowlski, Pearl District, $7)

Gasp & Exotic Physics Add to a List
Portland post-hardcore quartet Gasp aims to be "perfectly chaotic and messily melodic." Rowdy classic rock-inspired quintet Exotic Physics will add some retro sounds to the mix.
(The Sïx, Sunnyside, $10)

Jacob Westfall‘s Birthday Adventure Show Add to a List
Portland-via-Nashville pop-rock powerhouse Jacob Westfall will celebrate his birthday by taking you on a musical adventure through his life. Fellow Portlanders Jacquie Henry and Eric Stalker will join him on stage along with a few surprise guests.
(Mississippi Pizza Pub & Atlantis Lounge, Boise, $12)

Julana Torres' La Colorá feat. Bobby Torres Add to a List
Multi-talented Portland artist Julana Torres, known as La Colorá, will treat audiences to an explosion of salsa, Latin jazz, and pop fusion with help from her father Bobby Torres, and brother Carmelo Torres.
(Jack London Revue, Downtown, $15)

Left on Tenth, Risley, and Spooky Boys Add to a List
Portland's own Left on Tenth will bring an eclectic mix of reggae-influenced grooves, hard rock, and slow ballads with support from alt-rock quartet Risley and indie surfers Spooky Boys.
(Alberta Street Pub, King, $10)

The Cabin Project Add to a List
Indie folk-rock band The Cabin Project will play a set of classic covers and original tunes loaded with their haunting two-part harmonies, pedals, synths, and strings.
(Alberta Street Pub, King, $15)

Tough Boy, Wanda What, Gal Pal, and Canary Room Add to a List
Tough Boy will bring some Elliott Smith energy to your weekend with some heart-wrenching acoustic serenades. Bay Area singer-songwriter Wanda What, LA trio Gal Pal, and Portland’s own Canary Room will start this evening of fervent indie-rock.
(Kelly's Olympian, Downtown, $6-$8)

DRAG

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)

VISUAL ART

Armadel Artworks Opening Add to a List
This opening for Armadel Artworks centers local artist Jon Rigby's phantasmagoric paintings. Stop by for rune readings and a gongfu tea lounge—Jordan Sun's ritual dance and Calin Matei's groovy tunes will set the mood.
(Earth Space, Creston-Kenilworth, free)

DADDY Add to a List
Navigating the complicated territories of grief, familial connection, and death, Jenn Sova's DADDY was born from the recent suicide of her estranged father and the expectations of kin in modern culture. In DADDY, Sova asks: "What does it mean to heal when confronting estranged loss?"
(aftertime collective, Irvington, free)

First Friday: Priced Out, Mega Sale Add to a List
Jailbreak Studios is moving out in style, ending its nine-year streak at a Taylor Street building and transitioning to pop-ups and online sales. On First Friday, they'll share brand-new artwork and a range of creative goodies for visitors who want to snag a piece of the studio's legacy. If you can't make it, you can still stop by for goodbyes—the studio will be open through June 26.
(Jailbreak Studios, Buckman, free)

Troutdale First Friday Art Walk Add to a List
With dozens of art and craft vendors, live music, and participating hotspots like Bandits Bar and Siam Sushi to keep your hunger at bay, Troutdale's monthly art walk is a chill way to unwind after a long week. If the kids are tagging along, they'll find games, crafts, and prizes at Shooting Star Adventures.
(Historic Downtown Troutdale, free)

SATURDAY

ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH

Jayanthi Raman's NATYA Dance & Storytelling Add to a List
Indian classical dancer Jayanthi Raman's NATYA Dance Academy will share a cultural dance in this all-ages performance for AAPI Heritage Month, followed by explanations of the pieces performed.
(Cedar Mill Community Library, Cedar Mill, free)

CINCO DE MAYO

Makers De Mayo Add to a List
This year's Makers de Mayo is bound to be a blast, with BIPOC vendors like Linda Letra Bilingual Books, Casa de Iyari, and Adam Luna Woodturning, plus delicious Latin food to nosh on while DJ Blas and Johnny Franco keep the music going. 
(Portland Mercado, Mt. Scott-Arleta, free)

Norse Hall Salsa & Bachata - Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Add to a List
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the masterful musicians of the Latin/tropical music ensemble Pura Vida Orquesta, who will play their energetic salsa music through the night. Plus, arrive in time to learn some new moves with a beginner-friendly salsa lesson before you hit the dance floor.
(Norse Hall, Kerns, $12)

COMMUNITY

Fountain Grand Opening Add to a List
Beaverton is apparently the type of city that throws an entire festival to celebrate a newly renovated fountain. Which, if you think about it, is kinda endearing in a Parks and Recreation sorta way. Festivities will include a ribbon cutting ceremony (of course), performances and activities, food from Ochoa's Lupitas Tacos and Ome Calli, plus a sound and light fountain show to cap off the evening.
(City Park, Beaverton, free)

Indigenous Culture Day Add to a List
This free, all-ages event celebrates Indigenous reclamation of traditional lands, offering the public an opportunity to hear from Indigenous educators in the culture-rich Tryon Creek State Natural Area. Visitors will witness traditional cordage making, carving, basketry, necklace making, weaving, and other practices while on a forest walk and in the nature center classroom.
(Tryon Creek State Natural Area, Lake Oswego, free)

2022 Lunar New Year Dragon Dance Parade and Celebration Add to a List
The sixth annual Lunar New Year Dragon Dance Parade and Celebration will roar through downtown to welcome spring, complete with lion dancers, performers, a community parade, and a colorful dragon.
(Portland Chinatown Museum, Old Town-Chinatown, free)

FILM

Akira Add to a List
30 years after the nuking of Tokyo by the Japanese government, a rebel biker gang leader tries to save his friend from governmental control, battling politicians, scientists, and a military leader along the way. The dystopian film set cyberpunk tones that would echo through cinema for decades to come.
(Hollywood Theatre, Hollywood District, $8-$10)

Cinema Classics: Shadow of a Doubt Add to a List
One of Alfred Hitchcock's lesser-known psychological thrillers, Shadow of a Doubt follows a family gathering in Santa Rosa that might be marred by the presence of a sought-after killer. The film was Hitchcock's favorite of those he'd directed, and he appears in a brief cameo.
(Hollywood Theatre, Hollywood District, $7)

Requiem for a Dream Add to a List
Darren Aronofsky's dark, frenetic portrayal of addiction stars Jared Leto, Marlon Wayans, and Jennifer Connelly as three addicts locked in an increasingly tense spiral of desperation. This screening is part of the Hollywood's ongoing "Wayans' World" series.
(Hollywood Theatre, Hollywood District, $8 - $10)

The Wicker Man: Final Cut Add to a List
The original Wicker Man tells the tale of a remote Scottish island filled with sacrifice-obsessed pagans, sans freaked-out Nicolas Cage. Since the groundbreaking release of the film in 1973, we've seen plenty of creepy cults and psychedelic hysteria pop on screen in films like Midsommar and A Field in England. Check out the flick that started it all—it stars an especially wacky Christopher Lee.
(Clinton Street Theater, Hosford-Abernethy, $8)

GEEK & GAMING

Portland Free Comic Book Day 2022 Add to a List
Free Comic Book Day is the most wonderful time of the year for comic enthusiasts—it's when publishers shell out special issues and deals on popular titles like Spider-Man, Doctor Who, and The Avengers, along with lesser-known indie titles like Strangers in Paradise and Silver. Head to local shops to take advantage of free (or otherwise cheap) finds, attend readings, and meet people who love comics as much as you do.
(Various locations, free)

KENTUCKY DERBY

The 2nd Great Cider Derby Add to a List
The time has come to place your bets on your favorite horses ciders! Bauman's Cider and 12 Bridge Cider will go head-to-head in this second annual race to the finish line where the first keg to blow wins. Pick your fave out of mouthwatering flavors including Loganberry, Boysenberry Lemonade, Tilikum Tropic Thunder, and Broadway Cran-Pom.
(Cascadia Taphouse, Beaverton, free)

McMenamins Kentucky Derby Add to a List
Join hostess to the mostest Poison Waters as she provides some colorful commentary for the most exciting two minutes in sports. The mint juleps will be flowing, there will be all-day race coverage on the big screen, and wearers of fancy derby hats will have the chance to win prizes from McMenamins.
(Kennedy School, Concordia, free)

SHOPPING

Animal Aid's Spring Plant Sale Add to a List
Animal Aid's rescue mission supports furry buddies in need—here's your chance to show some love for their important efforts. With hundreds of edible and ornamental plant starts available, you can choose from tomatoes, sunflowers, peppers, and more to get your garden going.
(4200 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, $3-$5)

Astral x POMARIUS Garden Season Celebration! Add to a List
Pomarius is kicking off the garden season with a two-day pop-up featuring Astral, which Mercury arts and culture editor Suzette Smith raved about earlier this spring. The nursery urges you to bring "your mom, your bestie, your pup"—basically anyone!—to this garden party which will also feature wines from Lone Wolf and the stylings of DJs Nym and Atom 13.
(Pomarius Nursery, Slabtown, free)

Spring Fling Add to a List
St. Johns is celebrating the season with a district-wide shopping extravaganza including local artists, live music, activities, and more. Don't miss the opening day of the St. Johns Farmers Market, swinging by the St. Johns native plant pocket park to adopt a plant and visit The Smalls mini horses, participating in the St. Johns Bites Instagram contest, and more.
(St. Johns Plaza, free)

Unique Markets Portland Spring Market Add to a List
This stylish market of 175 emerging Portland brands and designers would be a sweet spot to walk off weekend brunch. Peruse trendy wares from up-and-coming brands like Conscia, MOBAK, and High Society Collection, or bring the fam for the DIY card-making zone and photo booth fun. There are even VIP tix with cute perks like tea and a tote bag if you wanna #treatyourself.
(Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Lloyd District, $5-$8)

MUSIC

Courtney Freed Trio Add to a List
Dynamic vocalist Courtney Freed will bring guitarist Hamody Hindi and bassist Patrick Harry along for a night of soulful jazz standards, revamped '80s tunes, and songs off of Freed's latest album, Big Crazy Love. 
(Wilfs Restaurant in Union Station, Old Town-Chinatown, $10)

Diggin' Dirt Add to a List
California-based funk wizards Diggin' Dirt will come through town with their energizing blend of soulful psychedelia.
(Stage 722, Buckman, $15)

Erotic City Add to a List
Race your little red corvette over to see Erotic City, one of the nation's finest Prince tributes, who will bring the house down with a high-energy performance of his purple majesty's iconic hits.
(Jack London Revue, Downtown, $15)

Lumbertwink Add to a List
Break out your finest plaid formal and flannel casual wear and head out to Lumbertwink, a queer dance party featuring chiseled lumber go-go dancers, a plaid photo booth, and music from DJs Sappho & Detour Dan. I mean, what more could you ask for? 
(The Spare Room, Cully, $10-$15)

Nosila, Shy Honey & New Body Electric Add to a List
Rising Portland electro-pop outfits Nosila, Shy Honey, and New Body Electric will set up shop at this underground venue for an evening of dreamy, moody, and shimmering sounds.
(The Sïx, Sunnyside, $10)

Secnd Best (20 Year Bandiversary) with Stumblebum, Fucked By Association, and Joel Hixon Add to a List
Taste the fruits of Secnd Best's two decades of punk labor at this special "bandiversary" party with support from fellow furious punks Stumblebum, Fucked By Association, and Joel Hixon.
(Dante's, Old Town-Chinatown, $10)

Sleeping Beauties, Dry Wedding, and Nite Hike Add to a List
Gritty garage-rock outfit Sleeping Beauties will wake you right up with their wailing, shouting, and belting. Avant-Americana band Dry Wedding will start off the night with some southern gothic vibes reminiscent of Nick Cave beside dancey electro-rock project Nite Hike.
(The Fixin' To, St. Johns, $10)

The Decliners, The Rockwoods, and Fox 2 Add to a List
It's a good evening to practice your headbanging with Portland-based hardcore punk outfit The Decliners headlining this high-energy show with support from garage punk trio The Rockwoods and shredding alt-rockers Fox 2.
(No Fun, Buckman, $8)

The Druthers Add to a List
Join local stars The Druthers for an evening of folk-pop tunes oozing with infectious harmonies courtesy of the band's dual vocalists.
(Alberta Street Pub, King, $10)

Trupa Trupa with Gasp Add to a List
Alt-rock quartet Trupa Trupa will stop by all the way from their home in Gdansk, Poland to support their latest album, B FLAT A, a collection of visceral jams melded with inspiration from Can, Syd Barrett, and Fugazi. Local post-hardcore quartet Gasp will start off the night.
(Doug Fir Lounge, Buckman, $13)

Wilclone (Wilco Tribute) and Drunken Angel (Americana Covers) Add to a List
Sing along to your favorite indie-rock hits with Wilclone, Portland's own Wilco cover band. Wilclone will be accompanied by Drunken Angel, who will pay tribute to Americana favorites like Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, and Lucinda Williams. All proceeds from the show will go to Portland Homeless Family Solutions.
(Mississippi Pizza Pub & Atlantis Lounge, Boise, $10)

Wilkinson Blades (Album Release Party) with David E Lane & His Strange Companions Add to a List
Local Americana and rock trio Wilkinson Blades will return to the Alberta Street Pub for a hometown show celebrating the release of their new album. Folk singer-songwriter David E Lane will join the party with his band.
(Alberta Street Pub, King, $15)

VISUAL ART

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, Central Eastside, free)

SUNDAY

FUNDRAISER

Reigning Roses Walk Add to a List
"Walk with, or in honor of, a special woman in your life—a mother, grandmother, daughter, partner or friend" on a scenic route through NW Portland for the 9th annual Reigning Roses event. All proceeds will benefit the women, children, and gender-diverse people who access Rose Haven's services.
(Rose Haven, Northwest District, free)

FILM

Church of Film: The Shadow and Its Shadow: Nightmares of French Surrealism Add to a List
Highlighting the best and weirdest films in French surrealism, this program twists into the recesses of the human mind with an emphasis on deviant stories of love, desire, and madness. Featured cinematic oddballs include Georges Franju, Ado Kyrou, Eric Duvivier, and Patrick Bokanowski.
(The Red Fox, Humboldt, free)

Mommie Dearest Add to a List
This Mother's Day screening will appeal to moms with a pretty dark sense of humor. Starring Faye Dunaway as an off-the-rails movie star, Mommie Dearest unveils one of cinema's freakiest abusive moms. You'll definitely be rooting for her adopted daughter in this callous-yet-compelling tale.
(Hollywood Theatre, Hollywood District, $8-$10)

MOTHER'S DAY

Mother's Day Gospel Brunch Add to a List
Portland is famous for how seriously it takes its brunch, so there's no shortage of places to take your loved ones this Mother's Day. However, there aren't too many other brunch choices where you’re serenaded with some soulful gospel tunes while chowing down on a banana waffle.
(Alberta Street Pub, King, $15)

MOTHA! Sunday Funday Debut Party Add to a List
This Mother's Day dance party promises "motha-ly vibes" and house music all day long from DJs Orso, Val Verra, Dance Mom, and Sammy Taylor. Thematic attire is encouraged, so dust off your mom jeans.
(Lolo Pass, Buckman, $8-$12)

MUSIC

Barret's 46th Birthday Celebration Add to a List
Join local musician Barret Stolte as he celebrates his birthday with two sets of tunes, including one solo, and one with duets.
(Alberta Street Pub, King, $10)

Holy Basil, To Bloom, and Moja Add to a List
Portland punk four-piece Holy Basil crafts emotive tunes that they simply describe as "sad" and "loud." Progressive rockers To Bloom will start off the night with their head-bobbing grooves alongside indie-emo outfit Moja. 
(Kelly's Olympian, Downtown, $8-$10)

It&i Add to a List
It&i, the solo project of Dylan Regier (OWNER, Pet Weapon), explores a diverse range of sounds from synthpop to "cartoonish vaudevillian nightmare."
(Dante's, Old Town-Chinatown, $15)

Vintage Soul Add to a List
Portland's own Vintage Soul are a talented mix of musicians who come together to make funky blues anthems.
(Alberta Street Pub, King, $15)

Yawning (DJ Set) Add to a List
The name of the DJ will be the only "yawning" happening at this lively evening of funk, disco, and downtempo grooves.
(Produce Row Cafe, Buckman, free)

SHOPPING

The Biggest Clothing Swap in the Northwest Add to a List
I don't know about you, but I've been wearing the same pair of leggings since March 2020. If your wardrobe also needs a little boost, bring your clean, gently-worn duds (no holes, odors, or previously-worn undergarments—yuck) for this exchange, which will include shoes, accessories, plus-sized and non-binary sections, and a bar.
(Crystal Ballroom, West End, $10-$15)

SPORTS & RECREATION

Ride and Wrench Series Add to a List
This monthly series by Trek Portland consists of a "casual" group ride along the Springwater Corridor followed by a basic bike maintenance clinic. Each month will feature a different basic maintenance skill so you can be self-sufficient in keeping your ride rolling smoothly. Plus, the shop will have tool giveaways that correspond to the skill of the month, and refreshments to keep your mind and body focused.
(Trek Bicycle, Westmoreland, free)

VISUAL ART

Mentorship and Matriarchy Add to a List
Mesh Add to a List artists Ka’ila Farrell-Smith, Lehuauakea, Leah Rose Kolakowski, and Lynnette Haozous will reflect on their experiences in the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation mentorship program in this panel discussion, which marks the closing of the exhibition. Moderated by Native artist Brenda Mallory, the discussion will emphasize the value of guided support for artists, with consideration toward mentorship and matriarchy within each artist's work and their greater communities.
(Whitsell Auditorium, South Park Blocks, free)

MULTI-DAY

ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH

Celebrate Our Stories: AANHPI Heritage Month Add to a List
Expect Cantonese opera costumes, a Polynesian dance troupe, mahjong, origami, and more at this celebration of AANHPI heritage. Throughout May, over 20 AANHPI organizations, performers, and artists will share their cultural traditions with garden guests through informal storytelling, a community photo board, performances, demonstrations, and more.
(Lan Su Chinese Garden, Old Town-Chinatown, $14, 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)

Hamlet Add to a List
In a present-day, feminist take on the iconic play, this production of Hamlet asks new questions of its iconic characters and highlights the sly humor embedded in the story. (Check out The Northman Add to a List afterward for a looser interpretation of the tale.) (The Headwaters Theatre, Piedmont, $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)

SHOPPING

Parkrose Marketplace Add to a List
Parkrose Marketplace would pop up if you searched for "cute outdoor market" in the dictionary. Stop by for live music, a family-friendly beer garden, arts and crafts, jewelry, and clothes. Leashed pups allowed!
(10750 NE Sandy Blvd, free, Saturday-Sunday)

Rockwood Market Hall Grand Opening Add to a List
Celebrate the opening of Rockwood Market Hall, a new open-air market with food and shopping that bridges together Portland and Gresham. Check out the market's microbusinesses and enjoy live music, vendors, balloon creations, face painting, and more.
(Rockwood Market Hall, Rockwood, free, Friday-Saturday)

SPRING

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)

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; closing)

Kirk Charlton: My Personal Experience Add to a List
Formerly incarcerated artist Kirk Charlton presents a series of drawings based on his experience in prison for this exhibition, which also includes drop-in drawing sessions with the artist. The founder of Art Inside Out, a prison program offering art classes and conversation to inmates (including those in disciplinary segregation), Charlton is well-versed in the healing, transformative power of visual art.
(Paragon Gallery, North Portland, free, Friday-Saturday)

Lynda Ater: A Retrospective Add to a List
Artist Lynda Ater, who was recently diagnosed with a rare brain cancer, faces the end of her life with grace and courage in this retrospective. As a laboratory scientist, Ater analyzed cancer cells, later transforming the images of cells into dynamic paintings inspired by Josef Albers. Throughout her artistic career, Ater's works have merged scientific inquiry and a geometric, patterned aesthetic sense—these works come together in this distinctive exhibition.
(Blackfish Gallery, Pearl District, free, Friday-Saturday)

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-Saturday; closing)

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; closing)

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