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The Best Things To Do from Home in Portland This Week: May 20-26, 2021

Filmed By Bike, The Carlalogues, and More
May 20, 2021
Filmed By Bike returns this weekend with a spate of indie movies by and for cycling fanatics. (Filmed By Bike via Facebook)

COVID restrictions are steadily lifting, but we'll keep throwing out our picks for virtual events until we're officially living in a post-pandemic world. See the latest batch below, from the Filmed By Bike Festival to Oregon Doc Camp to a listening party for Portland writer and drag artist Carla Rossi's The Carlalogues. 

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Beethoven & Mozart Piano Concertos
A former Artist-in-Association with the New York Philharmonic, pianist Inon Barnatan will give a performance that will surely show why the New York Times referred to him as "one of the most admired pianists of his generation." On the docket is Mozart's Jeunehomme Piano Concerto and Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto. 


Listen to fresh verses at this monthly open-mic and poetry slam hosted by Julia Gaskill.



Oregon Doc Camp
Documentary filmmakers and fans can immerse themselves in a full day of online events with industry professionals, including Q&As with the makers of A Thousand Cuts, Crip Camp, and other newly released nonfiction movies.



The latest installment of PICA resident artist Michelle Handelman’s Pandemic Series is a live collaborative reading and performance with musician/performer Shannon Funchess, co-founder of the band Light Asylum. We're told it's a "hypnotic visual essay about the transfiguring of interiority during periods of isolation and fear."

The Carlalogues
Desperate to get back in the spotlight after a year of isolation, Portland’s "premier drag clown" Carla Rossi breaks into the Flamingo Club with the aid of her manservant, Jeffrey. There, she puts on an evening of guerilla storytelling ("support groups for wayward Karens, concert tours with the Manson Family, USO shows for drone pilots on Zoom, and her bitter rivalry with Cher") before you, her captive audience. This new play by Anthony Hudson will be presented virtually by Artists Rep.


Let’s Make a Zine!
Zine queen Kate Bingaman-Burt will give a brief overview of the art form's history before leading a collaborative zine-making class. The final product will be printed on a risograph and mailed to each student!



Chekhovos /an Experimental Game/
Anton Chekhov's final play The Cherry Orchard serves as inspiration for this experimental theater piece by Igor Golyak. According to the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, the work "fuses film, theater and video game technology" to create an interactive experience for viewers, and "accesses the operating system behind both Chekhov’s computer and the world in which his characters live, searching for happiness."



Alex McElroy: The Atmospherians
Two best friends start a cult to reform shitty men in the debut novel from former Portlander and current Brooklynite Alex McElroy. They'll discuss their book alongside fellow writers Chelsea Bieker, Genevieve Hudson, and Kimberly King Parsons.



Jonathan Taplin in Conversation With Robbie Robertson
A quick look at Jonathan Taplin's resume reveals his days as a tour manager for Bob Dylan and The Band in the '60s, a film producer in the '70s, an executive at Merrill Lynch in the ’80s, and the creator of the first video-on-demand service in the ’90s. He'll chat about his new music-driven memoir, The Magic Years, with The Band guitarist Robbie Robertson. 



Filmed By Bike Festival
This local festival highlights "the world’s best independent bicycle movies." Check out the 19th annual event's films on YouTube, which includes free Q&A sessions with filmmakers.

HUMP! Greatest Hits - Volume 3
The HUMP! team is bringing back some fan-favorite amateur porn shorts from 2015-2018 in the third volume of the festival's streamable compilations. 


Chamber Music Northwest Presents Jason Vieaux: Eloquent & Eclectic
Grammy-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux, lauded by Gramophone as "among the elite of today’s classical guitarists," makes his Chamber Music Northwest debut in this virtual concert.


Clever Little Lies - Triangle Productions
A woman grows suspicious of her husband's behavior when he returns home from a tennis match with their son in a funny mood. Determined to nail down the truth, she invites her son and his wife over for drinks and dessert, leading to a veritable feast of gossip.