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The Top 57 Events in Portland This Week: Mar 6-12, 2023

Cirque du Soleil: Corteo, Shamrock Run, and More Top Picks
March 6, 2023
We're not jesting: Cirque du Soleil: Corteo is in town for four nights only. (Cirque du Soleil)
Find yourself with no plans for the week yet? No problem! We've got plenty of top-tier suggestions to fill out your schedule, from Cirque du Soleil: Corteo to Vance Joy and from the Irish Festival 2023 to Shamrock Run Portland.

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Agnès Varda Forever Festival Add to a List
Founded by Portland artists Laura Glazer and Jennifer "JJ" Jones, the grassroots project Agnès Varda Forever has blossomed from a pandemic-era street art endeavor to a month-long film festival celebrating Agnès Varda's trailblazing oeuvre. The late director's style was summarized by Martin Scorsese as "big and small, playful and tough, generous and solitary, lyrical and unflinching." If you haven't yet marinated in Varda's brilliant French New Wave films, now's the time. Clinton Street Theater will screen Le Bonheur, Daguerréotypes, Mur Murs, and The Beaches of Agnès this month, and an all-inclusive festival pass is only $20. It's a no-brainer—or, as the French would say, c'est une évidence.
(Clinton Street Theater, Hosford-Abernethy)

Feminist March 2023 Add to a List
Returning from a pandemic-related hiatus, Hollywood Theatre's Feminist March program will once again offer up a full month of screenings celebrating women in film. Presented in partnership with Portland State University's Center for Women's Leadership, Synth Library Portland, and Quest Center, this year's lineup includes 12 films directed by women, including multiple flicks by Black, Indigenous, and queer directors. (Standouts include Cheryl Dunye's The Watermelon Woman, Jamie Babbit's But I'm a Cheerleader, and Nyla Innuksuk's Slash/Back.)
(Hollywood Theatre, Hollywood District)

The North Face Presents Reel Rock 17 World Premiere Add to a List
Fans of big rocks (aka mountains) and the people who climb them (aka mountain climbers) shouldn't miss The North Face's Reel Rock 17, which features heart-pumping expedition flicks filmed in Pakistan, Palestine's West Bank, and a limestone cave in France. This premiere includes giveaways and Q&A sessions with featured athletes Seb Bouin, Jacopo Larcher, and Babsi Zangerl, who is "widely regarded as the best all-around female climber in the world."
(Revolution Hall, Buckman)


Otoboke Beaver Add to a List
Mosh along to Kyoto-based punk quartet Otoboke Beaver's fast and ferocious anti-love songs that soar on seething rage and masterful riffs on this stop along their Super Champion tour.
(Wonder Ballroom, Eliot)

Vance Joy: In Our Own Sweet Time Tour Add to a List
With gentle folk-pop tunes filled with plenty of good vibes and acoustic guitars, it might surprise you to learn that top 40 radio rocker Vance Joy was a former professional Aussie rules football player. Sway along to sentimental songs like "Missing Piece" and "Every Side of You" from his latest release, In Our Own Sweet Time, alongside kindred pop artist Jack Botts.
(Keller Auditorium, Downtown)



Andy Shauf Add to a List
Toronto-based, Saskatchewan-raised songwriter Andy Shauf will come to Portland in support of his eighth album, Norm. Accurately represented by the serene ocean sunset on its cover, Norm is a breezy indie-folk concept album that explores love through different perspectives. Nashville-born singer-songwriter Katy Kirby will open.
(Revolution Hall, Buckman)

S.G. Goodman with Marina Allen Add to a List
Kentucky-based alt-country artist S.G. Goodman will stop by to support her new R&B and rock-infused album, Teeth Marks, which has received praise from esteemed publications like Pitchfork, NPR, and Rolling Stone. Don't miss an opening set from LA-based folk singer-songwriter Marina Allen whose effortless vocal range and authentic '70s production have been compared to Joni Mitchell and Karen Carpenter.
(Doug Fir Lounge, Buckman)

The Elsewhere Ensemble Presents: "Invocation – a prayer for peace" Add to a List
Grammy Award-winning baritone Kenneth Overton and internationally acclaimed soprano Camille Ortiz will join forces for the premiere of composer Colin Pip Dixon's powerful new work "Invocation – a prayer for peace" which features the words of prayers, poets, scientists, and civil rights leaders from the 8th century BCE to the present.
(The Old Church, Downtown)


Consider This With Kiese Laymon Add to a List
Kiese Laymon, the acclaimed author of How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America and Heavy, will head to Portland as part of the 2023-24 Consider This series, which has a "People, Place, and Power" theme. Laymon will share his perspective as a Black southern writer who approaches themes of poverty, race, and shame head-on.
(Alberta Rose Theatre, Concordia)

Jac Jemc in Conversation With Morgan Thomas Add to a List
Jac Jemc's tragicomic social satire Empty Theatre follows King Ludwig II of Bavaria and Empress Elizabeth of Austria, two aesthete icons in a bygone world of restriction and excess. (Fans of Sophia Coppola's Marie Antoinette will approve. Also, Empress Elizabeth, aka Sisi, has a bonkers Wikipedia page that's worth a few minutes of your life.) Jemc will chat about the new release with Morgan Thomas, whose lush 2022 tome Manywhere was deemed "delightfully, compellingly queer" by Roxane Gay.
(Powell's City of Books, Pearl District)

Science Pub Portland: The Anatomy of an Oregon Heat Wave Add to a List
As spring approaches, summer approaches, too. And as summer approaches, so does one lingering thought: Will I be miserably hot again this year? The answer is always yes. Led by PSU weather and climate science associate professor Paul Loikith, Ph.D., this edition of Science Pub explores the extreme heat waves Oregon has experienced in recent years, one of which was "more severe than any in recorded history." I love living through the decline of the Anthropocene!! LINDSAY COSTELLO
(OMSI, Central Eastside)



Church of Film: Marguerite de la Nuit Add to a List
Claude Autant-Lara's '55 fantasy Marguerite de la Nuit envisions Paris in the roaring twenties, where the aging Dr. Faust sells his soul to a shady nightclub owner. (Spoiler: He's the devil.) The flick boasts some of the coolestposters we've ever seen, which is as good a reason as any to catch the jazzy, expressionist film that evokes France's golden age of studio cinema.
(Clinton Street Theater, Hosford-Abernethy)


Open Music with Gabriela Montero Add to a List
Venezuelan pianist, composer, and activist Gabriela Montero will be joined by vocalist Nathalie Joachim and musicians from the Oregon Symphony for a moving concert and conversation that showcases Montero's "visionary interpretations and unique compositional gifts."
(Alberta Rose Theatre, Concordia)

The Wonder Years: The Hum Goes On Forever Tour Add to a List
Dig your studded belt out of your closet because pop-punk outfit the Wonder Years will swing through town with their beloved early-aughts jams like "Came Out Swinging" and "Passing Through a Screen Door." Plus, expect some new material from their latest output, The Hum Goes On Forever, which features writing credits from Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus and Ace Enders (of the Early November).
(Crystal Ballroom, West End)


VOICES Lecture Series Add to a List
In celebration of their 30th anniversary, VOICES Lectures will share the stories of fascinating women this fall and winter. The series closes with this talk from exemplary single mom Stephanie Land, whose bestselling debut memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive (and hit Netflix series of the same name) lay bare the brutalities faced by domestic workers. 
(Revolution Hall, Buckman)



Daisies Add to a List
Once banned in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, the gleeful, surrealist '66 flick Daisies is chock-full of hedonistic splendor, revolving around two young women who shrug off stereotypes in pursuit of debauchery and pleasure. Who says anti-patriarchal antics can't be fun?
(Clinton Street Theater, Hosford-Abernethy)


Show Me The Body: World War Tour Add to a List
Stranger writer Jas Keimig wrote: "New York band Show Me the Body’s aggressive sound doesn’t alienate you, it welcomes you. Their music combines elements of NY hardcore, hip-hop, and noise rock into a giant stew of punk that’s oddly refreshing. In 2017, the band released a collaborative broad-ranging mixtape project called Corpus I that featured guests like Dreamcrusher, Mal Devisa, and Princess Nokia. Their 2019 album Dog Whistle feels a lot more focused, both sonically and conceptually; go listen to standout tracks 'Madonna Rocket' and 'Arcanum.'" They’ll return to Portland to support their latest effort, Trouble the Water, after opening sets from Jesus Piece, Scowl, and Trippjones.
(Revolution Hall, Buckman)


Wicked Wizard: An Immersive Experience Through The Art of Drag Add to a List
Part-punk show, part-theater, part-drag performance art, this wacky whoosh to the land of Oz features interactive installations by Portland artists and a wild plot line (a disgraceful billionaire wizard has decided to steal the identities of drag performers). A cast of local glamazons like Devlin Lynn Phoenixx, Jocelyn Knobs, and Sonnei Verbena will sashay down the yellow brick road for one night only.
(The Get Down, Buckman)


Atlantica: Speculative Fiction and Black Opulence—April Bey Add to a List
Weaving Data featured artist April Bey, whose mixed media work offers introspective viewpoints on American and Bahamian culture, feminism, and contemporary Black female rhetoric, will offer this Afrofuturism-inspired talk. Drawing from Atlantica, a world she envisions as a "critical endeavor into Afrofuturist texts and speculative fiction," Bey will chat about her expansive art practice and world-building as a decolonial approach.
(Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, South Park Blocks)



CupcakKe Add to a List
Back in 2019, Stranger writer Jas Keimig wrote: "CupcakKe is really fucking important! For the uninitiated, the Chicago rapper is most known for her sexually explicit songs—like the one where she talks about going “duck duck goose” on the dick and, in the accompanying NSFW music video, goes around patting dildos of all colors and sizes on their heads. Or the one where she raps, “His dick smaller than my toes / I’d rather ride Squidward nose.” But CupcakKe has got range: Her candid style reflects on all areas of her life and finds her rapping about her personal struggles, LGBT acceptance and allyship, and police brutality. She’s the Renaissance woman of modern hip-hop." She will take the stage alongside local rap gems Majik9, Randi Blanko, and DJ Fatboy.
(Star Theater, Old Town-Chinatown)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Add to a List
Back in 2017, Stranger writer Andrew Hamlin wrote: "Ladysmith Black Mambazo have a whole bunch of guys singing bass. That's the secret to their success. Okay, Paul Simon "found" them, and that's been the secret to their success in what we loosely term "the West." By 1986, though, when Ladysmith Black Mambazo recorded and performed with Simon, they already had more than 20 albums in their native South Africa. Now they have more than 50 albums. They never stop touring, and they've outlasted the racist apartheid system under which the older members grew up. They're still ambassadors to South African culture. And they make people happy—boldly, unironically, and enthusiastically."
(Aladdin Theater, Brooklyn)

Ramblin' Jack Elliott Add to a List
Urban legend has it that American folk troubadour Ramblin' Jack Elliott ran away from home as a teenager intending to become a cowboy. After hearing cowboy songs at rodeos, he was inspired to make music himself. His mentor at the time was folk godfather Woody Guthrie, and he himself went on to provide mentorship to Bob Dylan. At 91 years old, the man is a living legend.
(Alberta Rose Theatre, Concordia)


Taylor Rave Add to a List
Take Tay Tay's advice about "getting down to this sick beat" with a rave dedicated to the beloved pop princess. Expect a blend of Taylor Swift's beat-driven jams (think: Reputation- and 1989-era tracks) along with remixes, lasers, neon decor, and strobe lights that’ll keep you in a lavender haze.
(Wonder Ballroom, Eliot)


BAD DATES, Presented by The Portland Book of Dates and BACKFENCE PDX Add to a List
The Portland Book of Dates: Adventures, Escapes, and Secret Spots authors Eden Dawn and Ashod Simonian will have a seat with well-known city dwellers to chat about their cringiest dating moments. Scandalous! Attendees will hear from indie poppers Sarah Versprille and Dan Hindman of Pure Bathing Culture, slow-living Instagram queen Candace Molatore, hairstylist extraordinaire Viridiana Cervantes, and composer/hotelier Holcombe Waller.
(Alberta House, Concordia)



7th Annual Brewstillery Fest Add to a List
Why choose between beer and spirits when you can have it all? StormBreaker Brewing will host a number of breweries and distilleries and will offer curated pairings of four-ounce beer pours with 1/4 oz spirit tastes.
(StormBreaker Brewing, Boise)


American Authors: Best Night of My Life Tour Add to a List
If you don't know the massively successful NYC-based pop-rock outfit American Authors by name, we bet you know them by their folk-tinged anthem "Best Day of My Life," which has been used for everything from the theme song for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, to an episode of The Vampire Diaries, to the BBC's coverage of the 2016 US presidential election (we don't think it's very fitting in this case). Nearly a decade after its release, the trio is still riding the wave of success with their upcoming album, Best Night of My Life, which pays homage to their first smash hit. They’ll support the album alongside Canadian indie rock artist Billy Raffoul.
(Hawthorne Theatre, Hawthorne District)

Gina Chavez Add to a List
Texas-based Latin pop artist, queer activist, and 12-time Austin Music Award winner Gina Chavez will return to Portland supporting her latest EP La Que Manda, (The Woman in Charge), which tells the story of a woman coming into her own power.
(Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, Beaverton)

John Mellencamp: Live and In Person Add to a List
John Mellencamp, the man responsible for many '80s hits (oooh yeah, liife goes oon—you know the ones) will treat you to an evening of songs old and new in support of his 24th (!) studio album Strictly a One-Eyed Jack.
(Keller Auditorium, Downtown)

Jonathan Richman Add to a List
When I first saw a clip of Jonathan Richman performing “The Girl Stands Up to Me Now” on an old Conan O’Brien show, something inside me clicked. Every single dude I grew up with who started their own quirky band with their own weird, faux-earnest personality was really just doing bad Jonathan Richman drag. Except Richman is truly earnest, truly strange, and truly funny. He’s a fucking legend. From his music with the Modern Lovers to his solo stuff, Richman’s career spans several decades, influencing punk and everything that came after it. He’ll be joined onstage by drummer Tommy Larkins. STRANGER STAFF WRITER JAS KEIMIG
(Aladdin Theater, Brooklyn)

Order of the Blackstar: A David Bowie Experience Add to a List
Put on your red shoes and dance the blues to the otherworldly jams of the dearly departed Starman, courtesy of David Bowie tribute group Order Of The Blackstar. Ashkelon Sain (of veteran goth band Trance to the Sun) will start the show with the debut of his latest instrumental "space goth" project.
(Coffin Club, Buckman)


Paw Patrol Live: The Great Pirate Adventure Add to a List
Chase, Rubble, Zuma, and their other four-pawed friends (if you're a parent, you already know their names) will take on a new adventure the only way cartoon pooches know how: through teamwork and resourcefulness. This live-action spectacle will feature "dog-suited dancing actors" bopping along to familiar tunes as they plan a rescue and thwart the plans of their "dastardly rival," Mayor Humdinger. We love that the gang is keeping up with local politics! Plus, bilingual PAW Patrol team member Tracker will hit the stage in his fun little hat.
(Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Lloyd District)



Oregon Documentary Film Festival Add to a List
With 15 independent documentaries on the docket, the Oregon Documentary Film Festival will return with a full day of screenings, award ceremonies, photo opportunities, and networking with filmmakers.
(Clinton Street Theater, Hosford-Abernethy)


Bktherula Add to a List
Atlanta-born rapper Bktherula recorded her first song at the age of 9, and by 13, had begun uploading original songs onto her SoundCloud account. Now at the ripe ol’ age of 20, she’s earned a devoted fanbase and a major label record deal and has worked with hip-hop heavy hitters like Rico Nasty and Matt Ox. Catch her just after the release of her fourth mixtape, LVL5 P1, alongside fellow rising rapper Duwap Kaine.
(Hawthorne Theatre, Hawthorne District)

Chappell Roan Add to a List
On her single "Naked in Manhattan," rising pop singer Chappell Roan employs upbeat, '80s-influenced synths to back lyrics about crushes, slumber parties, ice cream, and Mean Girls. She has yet to release a full-length album, but there will be plenty of “queer girl bop” singles (NPR) to dance along to, including "My Kink is Karma," "Femininomenon," and "Pink Pony Club." She will be joined by like-minded artists AJ Nox, Madam Florence Jane Parker, and Henny.
(Doug Fir Lounge, Buckman)


Shamrock Run Portland 2023 Add to a List
Turning 45 this year, Portland's longest-running running tradition will return to scenic Tom McCall Waterfront Park with a half-marathon, a "leprechaun lap" for kids, an easy-going Shamrock Stride, and plenty of sweaty, emerald-clad sprinters. Post-race, take a load off Irish style with a pint at the on-site beer garden.
(Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Downtown)



Dave Attell Add to a List
Pottymouth Dave Attell is a comic's comic, drawing praise from Bill Burr and Patton Oswalt for his off-color schtick. Expect shrewd-yet-filthy reflections on American culture, sex, and recreational drugs in this performance.
(Helium Comedy Club, Hosford-Abernethy, Thursday-Sunday)

Love, Shakespeare Add to a List
If Shakespeare's theatrical works are feeling a little "played" out—hey, he did write them over 400 years ago—don thy feathered cap and head to this fully improvised take on an Elizabethan comedy. The off-the-cuff version will skew the Bard's themes and imagery for a fresh production with a rotating cast. 
(Curious Comedy Annex, King, Friday-Saturday)


James Hood's BEAUTIFICA360 Add to a List
BEAUTIFICA360 is a bit difficult to pin down. Promotional materials describe the 360° immersive experience as a "euphoric journey" through "mind-blowing constellations [and] fantastical landscapes." It's pitched as both the perfect date night and a family-friendly affair. Also, it was designed by a guy who looks like this. Our advice? Pop an edible and enjoy the show, whatever it may be.
(OMSI, Central Eastside, Thursday-Sunday)


Irish Festival 2023 Add to a List
The bagpipes will honk, the beer will flow, and Portland will get a lil' greener for this year's Irish Festival. Shamrock Run Portland and Kells Irish Pub & Brewery are teaming up to organize a “bigger and better” event this year—the collaboration will create a “finish line celebration” for the Shamrock Run on March 12, and tipsy emerald-hued festivities will take place at both Kells locations (March 11 at the waterfront, and March 17–18 at Kells Downtown). Plus, on March 10, the waterfront location will have a special Ireland vs. USA boxing match screening.
(Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Downtown, Friday-Saturday)


Cocaine Bear Add to a List
Lots of cocaine!!! One bear!!!!!! A movie about a bear who consumed a buttload of cocaine. It's based, if you do not know, on a real bear. But cocaine, which fell from the sky, killed the real bear—a black bear who is spending eternity in a Kentucky mall. The movie bear does not die from an overdose but becomes larger than life and death. He goes on a rampage. He destroys this and that. Humans scream and die. And this is a comedy! How can we miss this movie? It sounds like top-notch trash. I hope it doesn't suffer the fate of Snakes on a Plane. STRANGER SENIOR STAFF WRITER CHARLES MUDEDE
(Cinema 21, Nob Hill, Monday-Thursday)

Everything Everywhere All at Once Add to a List
If you somehow haven't caught the explosive film that just earned 11 Academy Award nominations, here's your chance. From directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, aka "The Daniels," Everything Everywhere All at Once is a boggling blend of action, sci-fi, and comedy that begins with an unlikely hero: an overworked laundromat owner struggling with her taxes. Michelle Yeoh stars as Evelyn, multiverse explorer, martial arts aficionado, and world saver.
(Hollywood Theatre, Hollywood District, Monday-Thursday)

18th Annual HUMP! Film Festival Add to a List
Dan Savage's pioneering erotic film fest will premiere an all-new lineup of sexy films featuring all genders and orientations at Revolution Hall this year. Since 2005, HUMP! has brought inclusive, creative, and kinky films to the big screen—scope out the sex-positive fest in person for a tantalizing treat.
(Revolution Hall, Buckman, Friday-Saturday)

Studio Ghibli Film Festival Add to a List
Over the last 30 years, Studio Ghibli has become legendary for its lush visuals, emotional and affecting storytelling, and poetic, intelligent approach to nature and the more-than-human world. OMSI's Studio Ghibli Film Festival will return for its eighth (almost) annual presentation of audience faves like My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service, as well as underrated classics like Pom Poko and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.
(OMSI, Central Eastside, Tuesday-Sunday)


Portland Brewery Dining Month Add to a List
Nine Portland breweries will prove that they're not just a one-trick pony by showing off enticing food options in addition to their beer. All participating locations will offer a $35 three-course meal with an appetizer, entree, dessert, a drink (beer, house wine, or non-alcoholic beverage), and a $10 voucher for your next meal.
(Various locations, Monday-Sunday)

Snack Fest Add to a List
The people who brought you the Portland Night Market have turned their eyes towards the very serious business of snacking, and Snack Fest is the result: a weekend's worth of local vendors dedicating their time and energy to sharing bite-sized deliciousness in a wide variety of forms and flavors.
(100 SE Alder, Buckman, Friday-Saturday)


Cirque du Soleil: Corteo Add to a List
Cirque du Soleil's Corteo kicks off with a dead clown, but hold on, stay with us. The performance functions as a joyous funeral procession celebrating jester Mauro's life with festivities, frolic, and a cavalcade of awe-inspiring tumbles and spins.
(Moda Center, Lloyd District, Thursday-Sunday)

​Forbidden Fruit Add to a List
Plumb the depths of original sin in this interactive performance, which invites audiences into eight installation rooms dedicated to different fruits, grains, and fungi. (Chaos ensues as each room reveals its secrets.) Forbidden Fruit's unique approach feels mystical and a tad mysterious, drawing from "feminine curiosity" across the ages—think Pandora's box and Alice in Wonderland—so channel your inner Eve for the experience.
(Shaking the Tree Theatre, Hosford-Abernethy, Thursday-Sunday)

Oh, the Humanity, and Other Good Intentions, a play by Will Eno Add to a List
Playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist Will Eno's distinctive voice has been likened to a less-dark Samuel Beckett. Oh, the Humanity, and Other Good Intentions compiles five short plays by the "supreme monologist," and uses a "distinctive, edgy blend of non-sequiturs and provisional statements to explore the fragility of our existence" (The Guardian). Tickets are only $15, so head to a performance if you're feeling philosophical.
(Lincoln Hall, South Park Blocks, Wednesday-Saturday)

Open Ended Add to a List
Open Space, a "creative container for dance and movement where every body is welcome," will present this selection of works created by Portland artists over the last year, including the beast that blooms by dance artist Sara Parker and filmmaker Skye Stouber and short works by company artists Tony Carnell, Audrey Wells, Colleen Loverde, and Franco Nieto. The performance is the perfect way to find out more about the budding contemporary dance company.
(Open Space, Kenton, Thursday-Saturday)

The Seafarer Add to a List
Pregame with a pint of Guinness and settle in for this Mephistophelian comedy set in a dingy Dublin house at Christmastime. It's all brotherly love and binge-drinking in Irish playwright Conor McPherson's masterpiece The Seafarer—that is, until the cast starts a poker game with a debonair stranger, who may or may not be the Devil himself. 
(Imago Theatre, Buckman, Thursday-Sunday)

What I Learned in Paris Add to a List
Set amid a historic campaign win for Maynard Jackson, the first Black mayor of Atlanta, What I Learned in Paris follows a complex web of romance, truth-telling, and temptation in '70s Georgia.
(Portland Playhouse, King, Wednesday-Sunday)

Where We Belong Add to a List
This contemporary solo piece follows an Indigenous theater-maker whose pursuit of a Ph.D. and a new life in England is rattled by the Brexit vote and the country's colonialist ideals.
(Portland Center Stage, Pearl District, Wednesday-Sunday)

Young Americans Add to a List
This world premiere by playwright Ă  la mode Lauren Yee takes audiences on two road trips, 20 years apart. Weaving together immigrant narratives and "intimate, music-led comedy," Young Americans looks closely at tough transitions and how we define home.
(Portland Center Stage, Pearl District, Wednesday-Sunday)


GLEAN 2022 Artist-in-Residence Exhibition Add to a List
As part of the yearly GLEAN program (a partnership between Metro, waste management company Recology, and nonprofit Cracked Pots), artists-in-residence are challenged to create with materials gathered at the Metro Central Transfer Station, aka the dump. This year's participating artists Val Britton, Maddy Dubin, Joshua Sin, Ahuva S. Zaslavsky, and Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani will share their new works inspired by ecology, memory, consumerism, and more.
(Parallax Art Center, Pearl District, Monday-Saturday; closing)

Pour the Water as I Leave: Installation, Vol I: Film In Progress Add to a List
Portland's strong Bosnian community includes many former refugees who immigrated to the United States after the Balkan Wars. Bosnian-born director Daniela Repas's animated documentary Pour the Water as I Leave, which is currently in production, tells their important stories. This exhibition will feature behind-the-scenes photography by multidisciplinary artist Simone Fischer alongside hand-drawn animation cels and excerpts from the film.
(SATOR Projects, Central Eastside, Saturday-Sunday)

Remembering to Remember: Experiments in Sound Add to a List
Curated by Roya Amirsoleymani and Felisha Ledesma, Remembering to Remember: Experiments in Sound (named after a Pauline Oliveros quote, natch) includes live performances, workshops, multichannel compositions, and video works at the cutting edge of experimental sound and moving image art. An exhibition with works by contemporary tastemakers like Synth Library Portland, Takashi Makino, and others will set the scene.
(PICA, Eliot, Friday-Sunday)

Shiela Laufer: Six More Weeks Add to a List
Shiela Laufer's warm, swirling compositions evoke dappled light, wrought-iron decor, and tangled flora. Inspired by her rural Pennsylvanian upbringing, the Portland-based painter draws her dreamy motifs from Pennsylvania Dutch folk art and hex signs, which you've probably seen decorating a barn or two. 
(Nationale, Buckman, Friday-Sunday)

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