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The Top 57 Events in Portland This Week: July 18-24, 2022

Pod Save America, Summer of Slushies, and More Top Picks
July 18, 2022
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Get on island time at the 4 Days of Aloha festival. (4 Days of Aloha)
Live your best summer life this week at 4 Days of Aloha or the kickoff of Portland Mercury's Summer of Slushies, plus more not-to-be-missed events like Pod Save America and Portland Sketch Comedy Festival.


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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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MONDAY

LIVE MUSIC

Encanto Live: The Sing-Along Film Concert Add to a List
Watch your favorite songs from Disney's Encanto come to life as a live orchestra plays the cherished songs in sync with the film. Singing along is encouraged! But shh, we don’t talk about Bruno.
(RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater, Ridgefield)

Yeule with Michele Yue Add to a List
Singapore-based non-binary hyper-pop star Yeule takes inspiration from online communities, MMORPG gaming, and tumblr for their ever-changing avatar presence. They will support their new album, Glitch Princess, which moves between worlds of dream pop, ambient, and noise, and was described by Pitchfork as "a darkly nuanced look at identity and technology, where personal disasters occur at the same scale as the actual apocalypse." Kindred experimental musician/DJ Michele Yue will support.
(Holocene, Buckman)

TUESDAY

FILM

Seeds Add to a List
Creepy provocateur Andy Milligan's low-budget, acidic aesthetic comes back to life in this screening of the newly restored sexploitation flick Seeds. Even John Waters called this dude "scary," so prepare for a wild ride complete with squalid sets and cackling crones. Biographer Jimmy McDonough will strap in for the screening, too, and will have his Milligan biography The Ghastly One available for sale.
(Hollywood Theatre, Hollywood District)

LIVE MUSIC

Coin: Uncanny Valley Tour Add to a List
Jump around to catchy alt-rock from Nashville trio COIN, who will support their pop-infused new album, Uncanny Valley, which they describe as an "AI inspired synthesis of modern high fidelity, and nostalgic organic instrumentation."
(Crystal Ballroom, West End)

Joey Bada$$: 1999-2000 Tour Add to a List
Rapper, Pro Era collective founder, and actor (have you seen him in Mr. Robot?) Joey Bada$$ will take the stage just two days before the release of his new album, 2000. Anticipate hearing new material off the album as well as older favorites like "Christ Conscious" and "Devastated." Plus, arrive in time to catch an opening set from rising New York-based rapper Capella Grey.
(Roseland Theater, Old Town-Chinatown)

Kenny Chesney: Here and Now Tour Add to a List
After the cancellation of his Chillaxification 2020 tour, country music golden boy Kenny Chesney will finally return on a new and improved tour supporting his laid-back new album, Here and Now, which is perfectly summed up by promo photos of Chesney, barefoot on the beach sporting shorts, a tank top, and a cowboy hat.
(Hayden Homes Amphitheater, Bend)

READINGS & TALKS

LRVS Lecture Series: Pao Houa Her Add to a List
Hmong artist Pao Houa Her will visit PNCA as part of their low residency Visual Studies program, sharing a public lecture on her photographic storytelling practice. Born in Laos, Her arrived in Minnesota as a refugee in the mid-'80s, and now creates bright, provocative works blending themes of displacement, sexuality, and geography.
(PNCA, Northwest Portland)

Science Pub Portland: Predicting Rivers: How We Do It – And Why It Matters Add to a List
Rivers are humble heroes—they provide us with water (obviously), but they're also vital sources of food, power, transport, and recreation. When they flood or dry up, things go south pretty quickly. In this hydrology-focused talk, Dr. Sean Fleming, a senior scientist with the US Department of Agriculture’s National Water and Climate Center in Portland, will share how land use and climate change threaten our rivers, and how they can be better protected in the future.
(McMenamins Kennedy School, Concordia)

Tree Thieves: Lyndsie Bourgon in Conversation With Ed Jahn Add to a List
Oral historian, writer, and National Geographic Explorer Lyndsie Bourgon traces the hidden tracks of the illegal timber market in Tree Thieves. Diving into the shrouded world of tree poachers (it's a thing!), logging communities, and timber cartels, Bourgon discovers that tree poaching is more complicated than it seems, and is often done in protest of park boundaries that uproot marginalized communities. Bourgon will chat about tree science and timber crime with Ed Jahn, executive editor of OPB Science and Environment.
(Powell's City of Books, Pearl District)

WEDNESDAY

COMEDY

Sal Vulcano Add to a List
Staten Island sweetie Sal Vulcano, founder of the No Presh podcast network and host of Hey Babe! and Taste Buds, will stop by Portland with more real-life stories and observational humor. Vulcano's stand-up shows are chill and low-stakes; the 20-year veteran comic tends to avoid controversy and political jokes, instead opting for gags about holding pants ransom.
(Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, South Park Blocks)

LIVE MUSIC

Kingdom: Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin Kingdom Add to a List
Fresh off the heels of their powerful performance at the 2022 BET Awards, gospel ensemble Maverick City Music will take the stage alongside 16-time Grammy Award-winning artist Kirk Franklin in support of their collaborative album, Kingdom Book One. Fellow gospel artists Jonathan McReynolds and Housefires will get the worship tunes flowing. 
(Moda Center, Lloyd District)

Music on Main Add to a List
This free outdoor summer music series is back for its 15th year with an impressive schedule of local talent, continuing this week with rock 'n' soul troubadour Redray Frazier.
(Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, South Park Blocks)

PERFORMANCE

Melange presents Oh Daddy 5 Add to a List
After bringing drag king deliciousness to Portland for the last four years, Melange has found a new home at the Clinton Street Theater, where they'll present a sultry combination of melanated drag, burlesque, and circus performance. Javier Miguel and Umbruh will host this eleganza evening with performances by glamour cryptid Gila Suspectum, Lorenzo Martin, Cruz Daniels, and others.
(Clinton Street Theater, Hosford-Abernethy, $15)

The Portland Punk Princess Pageant Add to a List
In this eight-part competition, drag luminaries will work their magic and make their fairy tales come true through a series of special challenges. They'll be tested on their comedy, flexibility, teamwork, vulnerability, and leadership skills, collecting jewels along the way in the hopes of becoming Portland's punk princess. All genders are invited to join in on the wild drag adventure.
(The Queen's Head, Old Town-Chinatown)

READINGS & TALKS

Reel Science: James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge Add to a List
Merging Science Pub fun with a full-length film screening, OMSI's latest Reel Science event launches with a lecture and Q&A session with Craig Young, director at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. Stick around for James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge, which tracks his solo dive to the depths of the Mariana Trench, almost seven miles beneath the ocean's surface. (The Titanic director's achievement is no small feat—the last manned dive to the bottom of the trench was in 1960.) 
(OMSI, Central Eastside)

THURSDAY

FILM

Pix Pâtisserie's Movies at Dusk! Add to a List
They've mastered the macaron—why not movie screenings, too? Pix Pâtisserie's summer screenings of film favorites continue with The Princess Bride on July 21. Tickets to each Thursday night show include prearranged seats, movie trivia, and all the popcorn you can eat!
(Pix Pâtisserie, Kerns)

LIVE MUSIC

Bizarre Bazaar!: Free Creatures, Flying Caravan, and Bitches in the Beehive Add to a List
Soak up the magic of swirling psychedelic sounds, trippy interactive art installations, whimsical live painting, and fortune-telling tarot readings at this pop-up community art market for all things mystical. Psych-hip-hop group Free Creatures will provide the tunes along with prog-rock outfit Flying Caravan, and mind-bending folk-rock ensemble Bitches In The Beehive. 
(Holocene, Buckman)

Blxst: Before You Go Tour Add to a List
LA-based singer/rapper Blxst (pronounced "blast"), who you've probably heard on Kendrick Lamar's new album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, will stop by. His Before You Go tour is supporting his debut album of the same name, which Billboard says solidifies him as "one of R&B’s most promising emerging artists."
(Roseland Theater, Old Town-Chinatown)

Michael Franti & Spearhead: Follow Your Heart Tour Add to a List
Although he didn’t reach mainstream success until his 2008 hit "Hey (I Love You)," the Oakland-hailing rapper, musician, poet, and singer-songwriter Michael Franti began his music career back in the '80s as a part of the industrial punk band The Beatnigs. He will return to Portland with his current project for an evening of family-friendly pop-fusion jams that promote messages of peace, positivity, and social justice.
(Edgefield, Troutdale)

The Black Crowes Add to a List
Brothers Chris and Rich Robinson reunite their beloved Southern rock and blues outfit The Black Crowes just in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut album, Shake Your Money Maker.
(Hayden Homes Amphitheater, Bend)

PERFORMANCE

My Brother, My Brother and Me Add to a List
The irreverent McElroy brothers will bring their off-the-cuff cult fave podcast, My Brother, My Brother and Me, to the stage for a live taping of the "advice show for the modern era." (In our listening experience, the guys might start out offering advice, but each episode snowballs from there into laugh-'til-you-cry segments like "Haunted Doll Watch," "Munch Squad," and "Celebrity Wine: Why Not?")
(Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, South Park Blocks)

VISUAL ART

Mad Madder Maddalena Add to a List
Isaac Yoder's Mad Madder Maddalena blends reds, pinks, and browns in an earthy interpretation of devotional art. Centering the contentious figure of Mary Magdalene, Yoder used madder plants to create a rusty hue that was popular among textile dyers of medieval Europe. The ancient dye plant blends with glitter, screenprinted text, and Polaroid images for a push-pull between traditional and contemporary mediums, bringing new life to ancient imagery.
(after/time collective, Irvington)

FRIDAY

COMEDY

Kickstand Comedy in the Park Add to a List
Kickstand Comedy has reprised its hugely popular Comedy in the Park series in Laurelhurst Park—grab your pals with a sense of humor and spread out on a blanket to catch chill comedy from Zak Toscani, Imani Kent, Shain Brenden, and Julia Corrall. This week, gear up for a double bill with the Black and brown comedy showcase Minority Retort.
(Laurelhurst Park, Laurelhurst)

LIVE MUSIC

Benise: 20th Anniversary Tour Add to a List
Spanish guitar wiz Benise will celebrate his 20-year career with a Vegas-caliber performance of his greatest flamenco, salsa, samba, and waltz tunes complete with booming percussion, lively backup dancers, and lavish stage sets.
(Aladdin Theater, Brooklyn)

Cat Power: Covers Tour Add to a List
Beloved singer-songwriter Cat Power (AKA Chan Marshall) has the unique ability to completely transform an already existing song, breathing new life into old classics and contemporary hits, as evidenced in her wildly popular cover of Phil Phillips' "Sea of Love," which appeared on the soundtrack for the definitive indie film Juno. On her latest album, Covers (not to be confused with her 2000 album, The Covers Record), she continues this gift, morphing Frank Ocean's emotional ballad "Bad Religion" into an indie-rock jam and Kitty Well's seminal country classic "It Wasn't God Who Made Honkey Tonk Angels" into a snappy jazz club croon.
(Roseland Theater, Old Town-Chinatown)

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Add to a List
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah saw a resurgence in 2017 with the 10-year anniversary of their touchstone album Some Loud Thunder, and also the release of their fifth studio album, The Tourist. The band, helmed by multi-instrumentalist Alec Ounsworth, enjoyed huge accolades at the beginning of its run, landing big-time appearances at major festivals like Lollapalooza and Treasure Island. A brief hiatus following Some Loud Thunder led to an artistic rebound on 2011’s sparklingly weird Hysterical. For whatever fickle reason, though, the band never quite climbed back into the earholes of tastemaker bloggers the way bands like Vampire Weekend or the Strokes did. Which is a shame, because The Tourist finds Ounsworth’s skepticisms in full froth, notably on peppy, moody cuts like “Down (Is Where I Want to Be)” and the equally somber power-pop romp of “The Vanity of Trying.” Get ready to party like it’s 2005. RYAN J. PRADO
(Mississippi Studios, Boise)

Dispatch & O.A.R. Summer 2022 Tour Add to a List
Jam-rock lifers Dispatch and O.A.R. will join forces for a double headlined show full of festival-ready songs about nature, good vibes, love, and memories. Expect a lot of weed smoke and soft air guitar.
(Hayden Homes Amphitheater, Bend)

Lizzy McAlpine Add to a List
Philadelphia-hailing singer-songwriter Lizzy McAlpine will stop by on tour supporting her sophomore album, Five Seconds Flat. Her delicate acoustic songs about heartbreak are full of relatable lyrics like "I spilled mac and cheese on my pants," and will please fans of indie-folk stars like Clairo and Phoebe Bridgers.
(Mission Theater, Northwest Portland)

Maya Jane Coles with Jenn Green Add to a List
Acclaimed British producer/DJ Maya Jane Coles will make her Portland debut with a set of bass-driven techno beats in support of her latest studio album, Night Creature. Seattle-based DJ Jenn Green will get things started. 
(Holocene, Buckman)

Paul Cauthen Add to a List
Proud East Texan Paul Cauthen mines from the emotional foundation of his land-locked heritage to form his own kind of Americana country gospel fit for the pines. Expect to hear tracks off his latest album, Country Coming Down, which enters country-funk territory with humourous outlaw lyrics, glitzy guitar solos, and glossy disco beats. 
(Wonder Ballroom, Eliot)

The Masked Singer National Tour 2022 Add to a List
The weirdly mesmerizing singing competition show The Masked Singer will hit the road, bringing the spectacle and surprise from the TV and onto the Arlene Schnitzer stage with new performances, famed hosts, and mystery celebrity unmaskings.
(Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, South Park Blocks)

SATURDAY

FILM

Outdoor Movies in Oregon State Parks Add to a List
If there's one thing Oregonians love more than watching movies, it's being in nature. Why not both? Hollywood Theater has teamed up with the Oregon State Parks Department to offer a series of screenings in scenic state parks throughout the summer, including this week's screening of retro sci-fi comedy Back to the Future Part II at Milo McIver State Park. 
(Milo McIver State Park, Estacada)

FOOD & DRINK

4 Year Anniversary Party Add to a List
The small-batch distillery Freeland Spirits will ring in its fourth with a rowdy celebration that includes live DJ tunes, a free tasting booth with prizes, Jell-O shots, canned cocktails, themed drink specials, pizza from Pizza Thief, a corn hole tournament, other lawn games, a free distillery tour with CEO and founder Jill Kuehler, and "maybe some water balloons."
(Freeland Spirits, Northwest Portland)

Oregon Trail Brewfest Add to a List
There will be over 40 craft beers and ciders and no dysentery (hopefully) to be found at this all-ages beer festival uplifting producers from along the Oregon Trail. To help get you into a pioneer state of mind, the event will take place at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, which features a backdrop of giant covered wagons. Six local bands will provide additional entertainment, and a selection of food options will be available.
(End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Oregon City)

LIVE MUSIC

ANDAZ 20th Anniversary Party with DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid Add to a List
DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their ANDAZ party, one of the longest-running bhangra, Bollywood, and desi bass dance parties in the world (and one of the best opportunities to shake your bum in Portland).
(Star Theater, Old Town-Chinatown)

Mike Dawes Add to a List
English guitar prodigy Mike Dawes, hailed as the "Best Acoustic Guitarist in the World" by Total Guitar Magazine, will treat you to an evening of impressive fingerpick renditions of pop hits like John Mayer’s "Slow Dancing In A Burning Room" and Gotye’s "Somebody That I Used To Know." Fellow guitar god Trevor Gordon Hall will get acoustic tunes flowing. 
(Alberta Rose Theatre, Concordia)

PERFORMANCE

Pod Save America: (A)live and On Tour Add to a List
Strap in for another round of no-BS political conversations—Pod Save America is vaxxed, boosted, and back in action. Hosts Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer, and Tommy Vietor will visit Portland with special guests to discuss impending threats to our democracy (but don't worry, they'll also make you laugh). The progressive podcast is the definition of a hit—each episode averages 1.5 million listens, and GQ described it as one of the "most popular strategies for coping with the looming death of the republic." Fun!
(Newmark Theatre, South Park Blocks)

SUNDAY

FILM

Hedwig and the Angry Inch Add to a List
Adapted from a hit '98 glam rock musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch follows a genderqueer German singer who lands in the rural Midwest after a botched sex reassignment surgery. John Cameron Mitchell, a 2020 Cinema Unbound honoree, wrote, directed, and starred as Hedwig in this punky, ingenious masterwork of queer cinema.
(OMSI, Central Eastside)

LIVE MUSIC

Django Festival All-Stars Add to a List
The Django Festival All-Stars will transport you to 1920s Paris with their romantic jazz guitar melodies à la Django Reinhardt, which seamlessly blend standards with original music.
(Winningstad Theatre, South Park Blocks)

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls Add to a List
English singer-songwriter Frank Turner and his backing band will bring their punk-rooted folk and acoustic rock to town in support of their ninth album, FTHC, which blossomed out of a series of solo live streams over the course of 2020. In contrast to the electronic music endeavors on their previous album, Be More Kind, the new album thrives on acoustic instruments and raw vulnerable lyricism about Turner's personal life.
(Roseland Theater, Old Town-Chinatown)

Goo Goo Dolls Add to a List
Buffalo, NY-born alt-rock band Goo Goo Dolls are still going after 36 years. Catch them at the winery as they support their fourteenth (!) studio album, Chaos in Bloom, which takes a homespun approach, with production from frontman John Rzeznik. The early aughts rock vibes will get started with an opening set from Blue October, whom author Stephenie Meyer cited as inspiring the Twilight series. 
(Edgefield, Troutdale)

MULTI-DAY

COMEDY

Moshe Kasher Add to a List
Actor, comedian, and certified wife guy (he filmed a three-part Netflix special, The Honeymoon Stand-Up Special, with his sweetie Natasha Leggero) will hit Portland with more of the precise, dreidel-chucking comedy for which he's known and loved. Kasher's memoir is titled Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16, so we know he's got some stories to tell.
(Helium Comedy Club, Hosford-Abernethy, Thursday-Saturday)

Portland Sketch Comedy Festival Add to a List
This three-night festival of fresh sketch comedy gathers the best sketch troupes and performers from the West Coast and beyond. LA-based jokesters Sensitive Guys and Portland's own grifter character showcase Spam Risk! will start the fest off on a funny foot, and knee-slappers Sisters of Mercy, Big Ol' Mess, Lone Wolves, and others will keep the laughs coming. We're stoked for Brunch, a Vancouver comedy duo "raised on Mary Kate and Ashley movies and Celine Dion’s greatest hits."
(Siren Theater, Old Town-Chinatown, Thursday-Saturday)

FESTIVALS

4 Days of Aloha Add to a List
E hele kāua! The 20th annual 4 Days of Aloha festival spotlights traditional Hawaiian and Polynesian culture with hula and craft workshops, traditional food, live music, a keiki zone for kiddos, and a hōʻike (cultural showcase). The event supports the Ke Kukui Foundation, a local organization working to eliminate socioeconomic barriers faced by Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the Pacific Northwest. 
(Esther Short Park, Vancouver, Thursday-Sunday)

FILM

Cinema Unbound: Outdoor Movies Add to a List
It wouldn't be summer without an outdoor film screening or two, but PAM CUT bumps up the sweet Portland tradition with funky giveaways, games, and treats. Throughout July, they'll screen a wide variety of movies, then add in extras to amplify the experience. In the past, they've shared spooky stories before a screening of The Babadook and held a BYO stuffed animal sing-along for Sing 2, so expect interactive fun. Cosmic goofball comedy Earth Girls Are Easy Add to a List hits the screen on July 23, so pull up a beach chair and buckle in to watch Jeff Goldblum in his surfer dude prime. 
(OMSI, Central Eastside, Thursday-Sunday)

Lost Highway Add to a List
When a saxophonist and his wife begin receiving creepy VHS tapes, everything is fine, and they all live happily ever after. Just kidding! David Lynch's '97 nightmare is (of course) a psychological freakout of epic proportions, where two stories intertwine and spiral into a web of murder and deceit. This screening of the brand-new restoration brings new life to the surreal neo-noir.
(Hollywood Theatre, Hollywood District, Monday-Wednesday)

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On Add to a List
"Guess what I wear as a hat? A lentil." Remember Marcel, everyone's favorite demure lil' shell from way back in 2010? Well, he and his googly eye are back to remind us of simpler times in this feature-length film, starring character co-creator Jenny Slate and Isabella Rossellini. The film investigates Marcel's perplexing origins—alongside his pet lint, Alan, he's the survivor of a strange tragedy. But in a twist of fate, a viral video might lead the tiny guy to his long-lost family.
(Hollywood Theatre, Hollywood District, Monday-Thursday)

FOOD & DRINK

Portland Mercury's Summer of Slushies 2022 Add to a List
The coolest, most delicious event of the summer is finally here! The Merc and Jim Beam present Summer of Slushies, which brings boozy, frozen, custom-made treats to the frugal and thirsty denizens of Portland at just $6 a pop. 
(Various locations, Monday-Sunday)

LIVE MUSIC

Chamber Music Northwest 2022 Summer Festival Add to a List
Chamber Music Northwest will flex a wide-ranging repertoire of concerts for a five-week festival with highlights including Andy Akiho “Seven Pillars” with Sandbox Percussion and An Evening with the Brentano Quartet
(Kaul Auditorium, Reed, Monday-Sunday)

Northwest String Summit Add to a List
The Northwest String Summit returns for their 20th anniversary, and sadly, what will be their final rodeo. The summit's swan song will feature a lineup of bluegrass, folk, and indie favorites, including headliners Umphrey’s McGee, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Greensky Bluegrass.
(Horning's Hideout, North Plains, Thursday-Sunday)

PERFORMANCE

3 miles of possible (the second mile) Add to a List
In a world of ever-changing circumstances, imagining what's possible is a complicated task. Linda Austin considers the poetic and practical aspects of "the possible" in this durational performance, which began with Mile 1 last year. Now, she'll unveil Mile 2 of the three-mile work (Austin travels along spiral paths for each section of the piece, measuring her distance along the way). These spirals, imagined as drawings, spells, or runes, are interspersed with moments of interaction, sound, text, and more for a multimedia experience that encapsulates Austin's dreams of utopia.
(Performance Works NorthWest, Foster-Powell, Monday-Friday)

Golden Girls Live Add to a List
Thank you for being a friend! Local drag faves Honey Bea Hart and Loretta Lordchild will reinterpret two episodes of the classic show on stage. They'll throw in some corny '80s commercials and a live rendition of the theme song for good measure. 
(Funhouse Lounge, Hosford-Abernethy, Thursday-Saturday)

Hadestown Add to a List
This Tony-winning musical by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and acclaimed director Rachel Chavkin draws from the mythos of Orpheus, Eurydice, King Hades, and Persephone to construct a fresh love story. Set within an all-too-relatable apocalyptic landscape of climate anxiety and poverty, Eurydice toils in an oppressive industrial setting while Orpheus plans their escape.
(Keller Auditorium, Downtown, Tuesday-Sunday)

JAW New Play Festival Add to a List
This experimental festival assembles artists, playwrights, directors, and actors to write and rehearse brand-new plays for one week, followed by "music stand readings" with audiences. Throughout the weekend, they'll share their fresh work for the first time—the expedited, think-on-your-feet process encourages the development of dynamic, energizing works. The festival offers more than just readings, too. Community labs, dance performances, live music, workshops, and more offer plenty of opportunities for attendees to engage directly with artists.
(Portland Center Stage, Pearl District, Friday-Sunday)

SPORTS & RECREATION

World Athletics Championships Oregon 22 Add to a List
The world's most elite track and field athletes will descend on Eugene's storied Hayward Field for this global experience, which is taking place in the United States for the very first time. Cheer on Team USA on the world stage as athletes test their strength and skill in events like the steeplechase, javelin, shot put, hurdles, and more.
(Hayward Field, Eugene, Monday-Sunday)

VISUAL ART

Christian Rogers and Shohei Takasaki: Curly Hair / Hot Metal Add to a List
Christian Rogers and Shohei Takasaki create paintings and drawings with explosive color palettes and undulating forms; shown together, the two artists' works are brazen and strangely sensual. Curly Hair / Hot Metal draws from varying inspirations—Rogers references queer history and vintage erotic magazines, while Takasaki's aesthetic hints at promiscuity, but remains rooted in urbanity and metropolitan values. Despite their differences, the works fit together like jagged jigsaw puzzle pieces. (Thu - Mon, through Aug 28,
(Nationale, Buckman, Monday/Thursday-Sunday)

Perspectives Add to a List
This justice-minded exhibition compiles works by local BIPOC photographers who documented the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020. Perspectives includes over 60 images by Emery Barnes, Joseph Blake, Linneas Boland-Godbey, Daveed Jacobo, Mariah Harris, and Byron Merritt, encouraging visitors to relive this transformative moment in social justice history and consider Portland's role in the ongoing dismantling of white supremacy.
(Portland Art Museum, South Park Blocks, Wednesday-Sunday)

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