FILMED BY BIKE, returns to Clinton Street Theater, 2516 SE Clinton St. April 19-22. 45 very short films in documentary, animation, drama and comedy. Saturday, April 19 is New Belgium Street Party in the middle of Clinton St. All ages are welcome to enjoy a Speed Raffle, live entertainment, a video storytelling booth, photo booth and a gigantic bike parking arena. (Kids age 21+ over are invited to enjoy the beer garden). Tickets are $10 per show, $25 for unlimited entry festival pass including a free DVD. FilmedByBike.org or 971.221.7228.
LOST OREGON screens rare ephemeral films of Portland and Oregon’s past, April 17 at Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd. at 7 pm. The films are from home movies or those made for Industry or the Government. All films are silent and Byron Beck and Brian Libby are confirmed as part of the celebrity panel who will attempt to ID sites on the fly. The audience is encouraged to help. Films come from the collections of Gary Lacher, Tom Robinson, Dennis Nyback and others. Portland area history groups are invited and the Architectural Heritage Center and Hidden Portland for the Curious will be there. Contact Dennis at email@example.com 503.702.2591.
RIVER CITY FOLK WITH TOM MAY is taped live at Artichoke Music, 3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Friday April 24. This month’s show features Hank Cramer and Mark Iler singing songs of cowboys, miners, sailors and folks that first settled this country. Doors open at 6:45 pm; taping begins at 7:30. Song circle follows the taping. Tickets $5.
THE OTHER SIDE OF PARADISE: LIFE IN THE NEW CUBA is a book by Portland-born Julia Cooke with her stories of living in Havana. Beginning when Fidel Castro stepped down from his presidency, Cooke found a dynamic Havana—populated with twenty-five-year-old Marxist philosophy students, baby-faced anarchists, children of the whiskey-drinking elite and Santería trainees. Powell’s on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 pm for a Q&A and book signing.
WATERMARK: TWO CITIES JOINED BY THE WILLAMETTE The Cascadia Composers present a collaboration of musicians and composers from opposite ends of the Willamette Valley in performance The concert features 8 new pieces composed by (and often performed by) David Bernstein, Tristan Bliss, Mike Hsu, Art Resnick, Paul Safar, Mark Vigil, Jeff Winslow and Nicholas Yandell Sunday, April 13 at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 2828 SE Stephens St. begining at 3 pm. Tickets are $10 suggested donation , $5 for students.
CELEBRATE ART MADE BY PORTLAND YOUTH at Artifact at 3630 SE Division St. The store buys, sells and trades vintage fashion, furniture and art and during April’s First Friday, April 4, from 6 to 8 pm they’ll host an art show to support p:ear, the organization that builds relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation. Last year nearly 1000 homeless and transitional young people ages 15 to 24 were served by p:ear volunteer mentors and programs. See pearmentor.org. Art by talented p:ear youth and an Artifact gift certificate will be raffled too. artifactpdx.com.
RODNEY CROWELL, celebrated Nashville songwriter, sings at Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside, in a live performance pre-release party to celebrate, Tarpaper Sky, Tuesday April 1 at 7 pm. Crowell has long pushed the boundaries of country and folk for 40 years. Prebuy Tarpaper Sky for guaranteed admission to the instore.
pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill is presented April 11 – May 10 by Theatre Vertigo at The Shoebox Theater, 2110 SE 10th Ave. In the story directed by Samantha Van Der Merwe, a highly successful artist invites her old friends to a reunion. A sudden accident puts an end to the reunion’s nostalgia, puting the host into a coma. The artists transform shock and suffering into their latest work of art. Thurs. – Sat. 7:30 pm; Sunday matinees 2 pm. 503.306.0870/www.theatrevertigo.org