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The Top 59 Events in Portland This Week: Mar 20-26, 2023

Queensrÿche, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and More Top Picks
March 20, 2023
Portland psych rockers Unknown Mortal Orchestra just released their fifth album last Friday. (Unknown Mortal Orchestra via Facebook)
It's official: Spring is finally here! To celebrate, head out for any number of fabulous events happening this week, from Queensrÿche to Unknown Mortal Orchestra and from Small Town Murder to PassinArt: A Theatre Company Presents August Wilson's Seven Guitars.

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Agnès Varda Forever Festival
Past Event 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. The festival continues this week with Mur Murs, followed by The Beaches of Agnès later this month. 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)


Macie Stewart with Lia Kohl and Moss Wand Past Event List
Stranger writer Dave Segal wrote: "Chicago-based cellist and performance artist Lia Kohl subverts conventional notions about how her instrument should sound. On 2022's Too Small to Be a Plain, she weaves field recordings (birdsong, burbling water, people's voices, crickets, etc.) into spare, methodical improvisations and introspective, sonorous drones that nibble at the peripheries of your consciousness like playful rodents. Kohl's new album, The Ceiling Reposes, deploys live radio samples captured primarily during a trip to Vashon Island. These lend a gently disorienting effect to the mutedly radiant and electronically glitched drones Kohl produces on her cello, as well as on kazoo, bells, synths, and other instruments. It's an engrossing headphone listen, and it'll be interesting to see if it translates to the stage. Kohl cut a record with tonight's headliner, Macie Stewart, Recipe for a Boiled Egg, that's even weirder and more jagged than her solo stuff." They will be joined by the ambient electronic duo Moss Wand.
(Mississippi Studios, Boise)


Michelle Dowd in Conversation With Liz Prato
Past Event List Fans of Tara Westover's survivalist Mormon memoir Educated will dig Michelle Dowd's Forager, which reveals the story of the writer's upbringing in an apocalyptic cult in the Angeles National Forest through vignettes on edible plants and their uses. Finding hope through flora, fauna, and survival skills, Dowd faced down doomsday in an abusive patriarchal world. She'll be joined in conversation by Liz Prato, author of Kids in America: A Gen X Reckoning.
(Powell's City of Books, Pearl District)

Tori Dunlap in Conversation With Kahlil Dumas
Past Event List Tori Dunlap, feminist personal finance educator and TikToker extraordinaire, learned financial prudence from an early age, gathering her pennies in an Altoids tin. The Dickensian practice paid off. Dunlap has funneled her economic knowledge—plus research on gender disparities in financial literacy—into Financial Feminist, an instant New York Times bestseller. (Turns out your latte habit isn't to blame for the wealth gap, ladies and theydies.) Dunlap will be joined in conversation by Kahlil Dumas, CPO at financial education organization Her First $100K and host of the UNSTUCKKD podcast.
(Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, Beaverton)



Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles Past Event List
If you've come across the name Jeanne Dielman on your Twitter feed recently, it's for good reason—Chantal Akerman's 1975 drama was just awarded the number one slot on Sight & Sound's 2022 critics' poll of the greatest films of all time. Conquering both Vertigo and Citizen Kane for the first time in 60 years, Jeanne Dielman 23, Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles is the only film directed by a woman to ever reach a top ten position in the poll. Why not carve out a mere three-and-a-half hours to bask in its avant-garde, fiercely feminist glory?
(Clinton Street Theater, Hosford-Abernethy)


OMSI Science Pub: Journey to the Stars
Past Event List If you're in the mood to wonder what you're doing with your life, look no further than Manju Bangalore, a physicist, aspiring astronaut, and the reigning Miss Oregon USA. Bangalore will kick off this astral edition of Science Pub with a discussion on her research at the International Institute for Astronautical Sciences, where she studies everything from human-caused climate change to menstruation in space. Far out!
(McMenamins Kennedy School, Concordia)


Paolo Nutini
Past Event List Picture this: it's 2007, you've just heard Paolo Nutini’s "New Shoes" in a Puma commercial and you use an iTunes gift card to purchase the track. As you wait for it to upload onto your iPod shuffle, you flip through the new dELiA*s catalog. Nutini's radio-friendly coffee shop soul is the perfect time capsule into the mid-2000s, complete with raspy vocals, effortlessly tousled hair, and straw fedoras. On his latest release, Last Night in the Bittersweet, his sound (and style) are a little more understated, with sparse acoustic instruments, dense lyricism, and a bit of country twang.
(Wonder Ballroom, Eliot)

Past Event List Bellevue, WA-raised heavy metal giants Queensrÿche will bring their progressive sounds back to the PNW on their Digital Noise Alliance tour in support of their new album of the same name. They will be joined by fellow metalheads Trauma and Marty Friedman (of Megadeth).
(Crystal Ballroom, West End)

Zakir Hussain's Masters of Percussion
Past Event List Few things in life surpass the pleasure of witnessing an exalted tabla player, and tonight Portland is blessed by world-class Indian musician Zakir Hussain. The son of tabla great Alla Rakha, Hussain has caressed the small Indian drums with Shakti, Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart, and Diga Rhythm Band. His byzantine structures and chakra-aligning tonalities intertwine in cosmic synchronicity and proceed with quicksilver fluidity. Prepare to spend most of the night with your mouth agape as your mind reels to one of the most enchanting instruments humanity has ever conceived. STRANGER WRITER DAVE SEGAL
(Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, South Park Blocks)



OMSI After Dark: Fantastic Voyage
Past Event List Not much has been revealed about the "fantastic voyage" edition of OMSI's recurring adults-only party, but as usual, expect to fulfill your childhood dream of exploring a museum after dark—with booze in hand, to boot! For an extra $15, attendees can continue to impress their inner kid with an array of costumes, props, and Marvel artifacts in Marvel: Universe of Super Heroeswhich closes on April 9.
(OMSI, Central Eastside)


Los Lobos
Past Event List Since their formation in 1973, back when they played folk songs for small crowds, Los Lobos have gained status as one of the most important Mexican American rock bands of all time, amassing an extremely dedicated fanbase. Over the span of more than four decades, Los Lobos has dabbled in various genres such as country, soul, and blues, but always kept their feet firmly planted in rock ‘n’ roll. On their newest album Native Sons, they cover songs that they feel represent their hometown city of Los Angeles.
(Revolution Hall, Buckman)

Scary Pockets Past Event List
Scary Pockets is the collaboration between Jack Conte, co-founder/CEO of Patreon and half of indie-pop duo Pomplamoose, and his high school friend Ryan Lerman, a guitarist and musical director for big names like Michael Bublé, John Legend, and Ben Folds. The duo jams with a rotating cast of singers and musicians, reimagining funk tunes new and old.
(Wonder Ballroom, Eliot)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Past Event List Speaking on their newly released album, V, Portland-via-New Zealand rockers Unknown Mortal Orchestra cite influences like "West Coast album-oriented rock, classic hits, weirdo pop, and Hawaiian hapa haole music." They will promote the new album alongside the local audio/visual project Amulets.
(Crystal Ballroom, West End)


Incite: Queer Writers Read—Beginnings
Past Event List This curated bi-monthly reading series, which centers queer writers with a fresh, thought-provoking theme for each event, will return with featured readers Lauren Fulton, Trystan Reese, and Vanessa Friedman sharing spicy new works on a "subversion" theme.
(Literary Arts, Southwest Portland)

Poets and Popcorn Past Event List
You know what's missing from the poetry scene? Popcorn. This "creative writing workshop, open mic, and film screening community event" agrees. Head to Alberta Abbey to catch the free screening of Mike Mills's 2016 dramedy 20th Century Women, which will be preceded by a community open mic and an hour-long ekphrastic writing workshop on the film's themes. Brennan DeFrisco, a Pushcart-nominated local teaching artist and poet, will facilitate.
(Alberta Abbey, King)

Science On Tap: Partial Truths - How Fractions Distort Our Thinking Past Event List
As someone who has always hated fractions, I'm pleased to hear that Dr. James C. Zimring, who is "board certified in clinical pathology, a diplomate of the American Board of Pathology, and an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation," agrees with me. Okay, maybe he doesn't hate them, but he does feel that they're misunderstood. In his new book Partial Truths, Dr. Zimring argues that the human mind struggles to understand fractions, and explains how to spot "fallacies lurking in everyday information," from the suicide rates of Dungeons & Dragons players to the comparative weights of fast food hamburgers. Best part of this edition of Science on Tap? No math is required. LINDSAY COSTELLO
(Alberta Rose Theatre, Concordia)



Kevin James: The Irregardless Tour
Past Event List The King of Queens kingpin, Paul Blart: Mall Cop punchline, and Long Island comedy giant Kevin James will head to Eugene with unparalleled Dad energy and thoughts on lactose intolerance.
(Hult Center, Eugene)


2023 Building Stories Video Parties Past Event List
As part of its annual fundraiser, the Architectural Heritage Center will celebrate Portland’s historic places with two screenings of new video shorts created by Pacific Northwest filmmakers. Drop by West's Block (which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places) for snacks and sips, trivia, and a series of flicks that share little-known stories from the Rose City.
(Architectural Heritage Center, Buckman)


ELIO with Sam Short
Past Event List Best known for her emotional-yet-danceable bop "CHARGER" featuring Charli XCX, the rising bedroom pop princess ELIO will light up the Mission Theater with tracks from her latest album ELIO'S INFERNO. Consider this your final chance to see her at a small venue before she really blows up! TikTok famous singer-songwriter Sam Short will open.
(Mission Theater, Northwest Portland)

Jane Weaver with Sonoda Past Event List
Self-described as "abusing, evading, and obliterating 20 years of whimsical pop trends," experimental singer-songwriter Jane Weaver pulls inspiration from varied genres like shoegaze, punk, synth-pop, acid folk, indie rock, dark ambient, and '60s pop, for a magical brew that's all her own. Expect to hear songs from her 2021 album, Flock, after an opening set from dream pop ensemble Sonoda.
(Holocene, Buckman)

Weyes Blood: In Holy Flux Tour
Past Event List Indie-folk troubadour Weyes Blood (aka LA-based singer-songwriter Natalie Mering) is known for her '70s soft rock revival sound, lush orchestral arrangements, and Joni Mitchell-esque vocal range — she once described the resulting vibe as “Bob Seger meets Enya.” Don't miss her as she tours with her acclaimed album And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow, a lyrical exploration of universal topics such as loneliness, connection, and love. 
(Crystal Ballroom, West End)



Torio Van Grol and Emily Catalano
Past Event List LA comic, Sarah Silverman opening act, and relatable queen Emily Catalano will head to the stage with Torio Van Grol, whose debut comedy album "Magic Knees" topped Apple's comedy charts in 2020. We hope to hear more about vasectomy psych evaluations!
(Siren Theater, Boise)


Emotional Oranges
Past Event List R&B/pop duo Emotional Oranges are shrouded in mystery—the band members use aliases instead of their real names and obscure their faces with designer shades and bucket hats. Join them for an evening of sultry break-beat drums, jazzy guitars, and unaffected vocals that have allegedly received praise from both Michelle Obama and Guy Fieri.
(Crystal Ballroom, West End)


JUICE: Drum & Bass 18th Anniversary Past Event List
JUICE, the longest-running DnB night in Oregon, will celebrate 18 years of worldwide drum and bass artists with an anniversary party that features London-based DJ Artificial Intelligence, Spearhead Records legend BCee (on his first US tour ever!), and German DJ/vocalist MC Fava, with West Coast support from Reid Speed, MC Questionmark, and Praderz.
(Holocene, Buckman)

The Dolly Party: The Dolly Parton Inspired Country Diva Dance Party Past Event List
This weekend, pour yourself a cup of ambition for a country-disco hootenanny honoring the beloved "backwoods Barbie." This is the perfect opportunity to show off your Dolly Parton costume, practice your two-step, and brush up on your knowledge of her prolific catalog.
(Revolution Hall, Buckman)



Algiers Past Event List
Led by vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Franklin James Fisher, Atlanta-based quartet Algiers will bring their cathartic, soulful, and shapeshifting blend of gospel- and blues-tinged post-punk back to town for a headlining set supporting their new Matador Records-released album, Shook. They will be joined by the Aussie noise-rock duo Party Dozen.
(Show Bar, Buckman)

deca joins Past Event List
After their 2020 tour was canceled midway through (due to the you-know-what), the Taipei-based Mandarin indie rock band deca joins will finally hit the road supporting their album Bird and Reflections. Fellow Taiwanese indie folk project Yokkorio will open.
(Mississippi Studios, Boise)

Portland Gay Men's Chorus Presents: The Body Electric
Past Event List At their spring concert, the Portland Gay Men's Chorus (one of the longest-running gay men's choruses in the country!) will honor the queer community's resilience against oppression and everlasting hope for the future with an uplifting program of pop and choral tunes.
(Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, Beaverton)


Small Town Murder Past Event List
Hosts James Pietragallo and Jimmie Whisman bring in-depth research and curious details on provincial crimes and neighborhood mayhem to the stage for this live edition of their podcast Small Town Murder. The show blends gory tragedy with plenty of wisecracks to lighten the mood.
(Revolution Hall, Buckman)


Frankenstein's Comic Book Swap Unearthed
Past Event List Frankenstein's Comic Book Swap will return to its new location at the Lloyd Center this month for the 20th edition of its delightfully weird ephemera-swapping gathering. While no longer headquartered at the Eagles Lodge, the beloved crate-digging bonanza retains its lo-fi charm with hard-to-find VHS, classic comics, and dog-eared paperbacks.
(Lloyd Center, Lloyd District)


She's Speaking Past Event List
As you might glean from the title, this uplifting show prioritizes women's voices and stories, helmed by local singer-songwriters like Arietta Ward, Naomi LaViolette, Liz Chibucos, Lisa Mann, Bre Gregg, LaRhonda Steele, Beth Wood, Kristen Grainger, and others. They will share original songs as well as covers from their "musical sheroes."
(Alberta Rose Theatre, Concordia)



Irene Tu
Past Event List "Hello. I'm a girl." LA-based stand-up and Vulture “Comedian You Should and Will Know” Irene Tu will visit Portland on the heels of a viral Comedy Central YouTube video, showing the Pacific Northwest her “quick wit, relaxed stage presence, and hilariously off-the-wall observations” (Paste Magazine).
(Helium Comedy Club, Hosford-Abernethy)


Big Joanie Past Event List
British punk trio Big Joanie combines the seething feminist lyricism of the '90s riot grrrl movement with synth-heavy post-punk and '60s girl group harmonies for a unique sound that has landed them on tours with Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, St. Vincent, and more. They will support their sophomore album, Back Home, which is their first on Portland's own Kill Rock Stars.
(Polaris Hall, Humboldt)

Black Violin
Past Event List With a marriage between viola, violin, hip-hop samples, and a tight rhythm section, string duo Black Violin, consisting of violist Wil B. and violinist Kev Marcus, aims to strip away the preconceived notions of classical music by blurring the lines between genres. This won't be your typical classical recital—the pair encourages a rowdy party atmosphere at their shows.
(Keller Auditorium, Downtown)

Emma Ruth Rundle Past Event List
Taking a look at her last two albums, EG2: Dowsing Voice and Engine of Hell, LA-based Emma Ruth Rundle floats from dark piano ballads (à la PJ Harvey or Nick Cave) to soft acoustic folk songs, textural ambient soundscapes, and nature-based sound collages. Don't miss an opening set from experimental artist Patrick Shiroishi.
(Revolution Hall, Buckman)

Past Event List Colombian American drum and bass artist ¿Téo? draws from bossa nova, hip-hop, classical, and alternative influences for a genre he calls "neo-American." He'll support his latest output, Sol, alongside R&B vocalist Maesu and hip-hop artist Daniyel.
(Doug Fir Lounge, Buckman)

Whitney with Shannon Lay
Past Event List On their latest release, SPARK, the Chicago-based indie-rock duo Whitney trades their folk-tinged tunes for a more polished and bouncy sound with influences from Y2K artists like Usher, Ne-Yo, and Gwen Stefani bleeding through. They will take the stage after an opening set from folk singer-songwriter Shannon Lay.
(Aladdin Theater, Brooklyn)



Motown: The Sound of Young America Past Event List
The Beatles and their British Invasion ilk weren't the only musicians occupying the airwaves in the late '50s. Starting out in Detroit, Motown was an infectious blend of gospel, blues, and pop that reshaped American sound. Led by former prizefighter Berry Gordy, Jr., Motown hit the mainstream with acts like the Supremes, the Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, and others—learn more about it at this exhibition, where you'll find stage costumes, instruments, and interactive displays. (If Motown is your thing, you might dig this doo wop-themed variety show, too.)
(Oregon Historical Society, South Park Blocks, Monday-Sunday; closing)


2023 Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival Past Event List
I once attended the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival with a pregnant friend, and the winding line of traffic leading to the parking lot was so lengthy that she bolted out of the car and ran all the way to a neighboring farm to pee. What I'm saying is this: prepare yourself for an all-day affair, and if you're going on the weekend, bring plenty of car snacks. But 40 acres of tulips arranged in neat, color-coded rows against the majestic backdrop of Mount Hood makes it all worth it. Tickets are only available online this year, so snag yours in advance to recuperate from the winter doldrums with some well-deserved Willamette Valley magic. LINDSAY COSTELLO
(Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, Woodburn, Friday-Sunday)


Cocaine Bear Past Event 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
Past Event 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)

Feminist March 2023
Past Event 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. This week, drop by for screenings of Alma's Rainbow on Monday, Clueless on Saturday, and The Watermelon Woman on Sunday.
(Hollywood Theatre, Hollywood District, Monday-Sunday)

Studio Ghibli Film Festival Past Event 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 Past Event 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)

Tamales Festival
Past Event List Wrapped up in corn husks or banana leaves, tamales are the presents of the culinary world. Treat yourself to a bevy of these handcrafted delicacies at the Portland Mercado's festival, which will offer exclusive specials from businesses representing various regions across Latin America.
(Portland Mercado, Mount Scott - Arleta, Wednesday-Sunday)


Forbidden Fruit
Past Event 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)

PassinArt: A Theatre Company Presents August Wilson's Seven Guitars Past Event List
Playwright August Wilson, often referred to as the "theater's poet of Black America," penned this bluesy, Pulitzer-nominated play in 1995. Seven Guitars, which is the fifth installment in Wilson's 10-play, decade-by-decade American Century Cycle, follows a cast of African American characters in the aftermath of a young guitarist's death.
(Brunish Hall, South Park Blocks, Thursday-Sunday)

The Seafarer
Past Event 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)

Thumbprint Past Event List
This harrowing operatic piece is inspired by the story of pioneering Pakistani human rights activist Mukhtar Mai, who "defied expectations to take her own life" after a gang rape, instead aiming to open a girl's school that would teach young women to read and write. Composed by Kamala Sankaram, “one of the most exciting opera composers in the country" (Washington Post), Thumbprint maintains remarkable optimism and advocates for restorative justice.
(Newmark Theatre, South Park Blocks, Wednesday-Sunday)

Time & Time Again Past Event List
Local theater ensemble Hand2Mouth Theatre's latest performance work considers the collective experience of time through poetry, improvisation, and synchronized choreography at Zidell Yards, an open-air structure on the industrial waterfront.
(Zidell Yards, South Waterfront, Thursday-Saturday)

What I Learned in Paris Past Event 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
Past Event 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
Past Event List This world premiere by playwright à 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)


Conductions: Black Imaginings
Past Event List This five-day series of "in-gallery ephemeral activations" centers works by Black artists who investigate the intersections—and possible bridges—between current museum practices and possible futures within institutional spaces. This iterative "practice of possibilities" (drawn from Ta-Nehisi Coates's use of the word "conduction" in The Water Dancer and the work of composer and conductor Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris) includes works contemplating power, agency, and self-determination by artists ariella tai, Ella Ray and Sharyll Burroughs.
(Portland Art Museum, South Park Blocks, Wednesday-Sunday)

Creative Diversity Abides: Two Group Shows by Blackfish Gallery Artists
Past Event List Blackfish Gallery will present a group exhibition featuring over 30 contemporary Oregon artists, launching a new era of programming after relocating to a larger space in the historic Otis Elevator Building. Catch the show, which features a diverse range of sculptures, works on paper, and photography, before it travels to the Visual Arts Center in Newport later this spring.
(Blackfish Gallery, Pearl District, Tuesday-Saturday; closing)

I have done it again / One year in every ten / I manage it— Past Event List
Contemporary mainstay Adams and Ollman are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a special exhibition, which compiles works by self-taught and boundary-pushing artists, important influencers, and special friends from the gallery's roster. Buzz-building favorites like Mariel Capanna, Vaginal Davis, and Jessica Jackson Hutchins will have works on display alongside visionary 20th-century painters Katherine Bradford, Charles Burchfield, and others.
(Adams and Ollman, Northwest Portland, Wednesday-Saturday; closing)

Pour the Water as I Leave: Installation, Vol I: Film In Progress Past Event 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
Past Event 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; closing)

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