Cygnet Productions presents selections from literature around the theme of identity. The once-in-a-blue moon event is scheduled for Saturday, June 13 at 7:30 pm at Tabor Bread, 5051 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Featuring Cygnet stalwarts and revered Portland veterans: Don Alder, John Morrison, Vana O’Brien and Luisa Sermol. Enjoy hilarious and touching entertaining readings, accompanied by Tabor Bread delectables. $12 suggested donation.
WILLEM OOREBEEK, An Exhibition at the Yale Union, 800 SE 10th Ave., through July 19. A Talk by Willem Oorebeek will be Friday, June 5, 6 pm. Admission is free. Dutch artist Willem Oorebeek studied at the Academy of Art in Rotterdam, was a lecturer at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, at De Ateliers in Amsterdam and the Hochschule der Künste in Hamburg. Oorebeek selects printed matter to manipulate and transpose into other media, typically utilizing techniques from the graphic arts to explore themes of repetition, reproduction, seriality, and order. His conceptual works, installations, and book projects have been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Hours: Thursday—Sunday, 2 to 5 pm, and by appointment, 503.234.2210; free admission. First Fridays, June 5 & July 2: 2 pm – 7 pm.
Mile Post Five– Live Music in the Art Haus Chapel, June 5, First Fri-day from 7 pm until 10 pm in the Chapel. 850 NE 81st. Mak-ers’ Market –An arts and craft sale by 18 area mak-ers of fine arts and crafts will take place the same evening from 6 pm to 10 pm, in the Art Haus Commons.
OMSI Star Party—Summer Solstice Celebration, June 20–astronomers will celebrate the beginning of summer with a free Star Party! Join us at Rooster Rock State Park and L.L. Stub Stewart State Park starting at 9 pm weather permitting. From beginners to experts of all ages, here’s your opportunity to view the stars and other celestial objects up close and personal through telescope and binoculars. Viewing highlights include beautiful gathering of the moon with Jupiter and Venus in the west, and the famous Saturn.
Sing Portland! is led by Marion Van Namen, not only a singer and choir director, but also a pioneer, instrument maker, teacher, improviser, mom of twins, world traveller, cellist and entrepreneur. All who ever sang, or ever wanted to sing with Sing Portland! are invited to come celebrate Sing Portland!’s second birthday. Raise your voice and have some birthday cake! Tuesday June 2 at The Little Church from 7 – 9 pm (5138 NE 23rd Ave.; Thursday June 4 at Bother Hall (5915 SE Division Street). This summer you can join Sing Portland! for a brief two month term of just African songs (June 2nd – July 25th)
The Amazing Bubble Man Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for nearly 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. He will be performing at Clinton Street Theater 2522 SE Clinton Street on Saturdays June 13, 20, 23 at 11 am & 2 pm. $10 adults and $6 children under 12 in advance; $11 and $7 at the door. Info: 503.238.5588 firstname.lastname@example.org http://cstpdx.com/show/amazing-bubble-man Bring kids and grandkids to the Clinton Street Theater and give them a treat they’ll never forget–He is a favorite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he has enjoyed eight years of sell-out success. Louis explores the breath-taking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized. From square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles, bubble volcanoes, tornados and trampolines to people inside bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages. This show will also feature multi instrumentalist Jet Black Pearl accompanying Louis with bubbly music to double your pleasure. “Greatest bubble show on Earth.” – SFGate.com
Grunewald Guild Traveling Art Exhibit, “What Sustains Us” at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 2828 SE Stephens St. Come and contemplate the artists’ reflections with guided meditations provided by the artists and a quiet setting of rest and refreshment. Two public viewings and receptions with refreshments are scheduled: Sunday, June 14, noon to 6 pm, with the monthly Celtic Evensong Service at 7 pm. The second is Wednesday, June 24, noon to 8 pm. If you have a group that would like to come another time, contact the church office at least one week in advance to schedule when we can have staff available: 503.236.2430 or email@example.com. This is the last of the three Oregon’s 2015 host sites for the traveling art exhibit. The Guild, on the Wenatchee River northwest of Leavenworth, Washington, offers classes and studios along with opportunities for group and personal retreats for exploring relationships with art, faith & community.