Short takes …arts news of note oct 2015

OCTOBER READINGS AT MILEPOST 5 feature three writers and an Open Mic. Writers are Brittney Corrigan, Eleanor Berry, Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo, Tuesday, October 20 at 7:30 pm in the Art Haus Commons in Milepost 5 850 NE 81st Ave. (enter on Oregon St.)

MUSIC MILLENNIUM INSTORE MUSIC FOR OCTOBER  The West Coast’s oldest record store has live instore music often. A few highlights for this month: Sun 10/04, 5 pm Tribute to Bonnie Raitt;  Mon 10/5, 6 pm – Mister Milano; Tue 10/6, 7 pm – Deborah Martin. See

REGIONAL ARTS & CULTURE COUNCIL (RACC) is accepting applications for Art of Leadership, a training program to prepare professionals to serve on arts and culture organizations boards. The six half-day workshop features interactive sessions and topical information on challenges facing arts organizations. Led by arts consultant George Thorn, the tuition is $800 per person with a limited number of partial scholarships available. Application deadline is October 26. Up to 40 participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. It begins November 18 and goes through April.

PORTLAND PEACE CHOIR welcomes all voices and is seeking to expand its membership. They meet Wednesdays, 7-9 pm at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church, 2800 SE Harrison St. All interested are invited to visit. There are no auditions and all skill levels are welcome. A no-pressure and accepting environment, exploring singing in a supportive community, Peace Choir performs at community events, a statewide concert featuring Oregon’s four peace choirs, and at its annual spring concert. This year, the choir will be performing a repertoire ranging from South African music to Bob Marley and Tracy Chapman medleys. See or call 503.482.9630.

JUNIE B. JONES: THE MUSICAL, based on the book series by Barbara Park, is presented October 24-November 22 by Oregon Children’s Theatre at Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway. It’s the first day of first grade and things have changed for Junie B. and she writes it all down in her “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal”. Performances are Saturdays at 2 and 5 pm, Sundays at 2 pm (11 am shows on 10/25, 11/1, 11/22). Box office for info and tix 503.228.9571 or

CAMERA SONGS: Black And White Images From A Colorful Life by Don Normark is title of the October exhibit at 12×16 gallery through November 1. There’s an Artists’ Reception, Sunday October 4, at 2 pm with a talk by Normark’s lifelong friend, George Johanson at 3 pm. Normark’s long list of acquaintances includes Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and Dr. Jane Goodall and his images were published in Look, Sunset and many other periodicals. 12×16 gallery is at 8235 SE 13th Ave. No. 5, 503.432.3513/

SHAKING THE TREE THEATRE presents the final part of Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play through October 24. The theatre is at 823 SE Grant St, and performances are Thursday – Sunday evenings at 7:30 pm. Ruhl’s triptych concerns a troupe of actors performing the Passion of the Christ during three different politically-charged times in history. For those interested in seeing parts 1 and 2, there will be four performances of the earlier installments, Wednesday October 7 and 14 at 7:30, and Sunday October 11 and 18 at 2:30 pm. or 503. 235.0635.

DAN DOVER AND NIGHT FOLK are in concert Saturday, October 24 at Artichoke Music, 3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Dover, a self-described “poet, philosopher and songwriter” is a native Oklahoman. Night  Folk features Rich Waggoner’s songs with other members Doug “Spud” Henderson and Piers Munro. Music at 8 pm, doors/7:30 pm.$15.

THE DRUNKEN CITY by Adam Bock is Theatre Vertigo’s new show presented at The Shoebox Theater, 2110 SE 10th Ave. October 23 – November 21. It’s the wild story of a pivotal bar crawl with three twenty-something brides-to-be who find their lives spiralling out of control as one begins to question her future after a chance encounter with a jilted handsome stranger. This look at the mystique of marriage and the ever-shifting nature of love and identity runs Thurs. – Sat., 7:30 pm. Sun. at 2 pm $20, $10 students. 503.306.0870

Short takes …arts news of note oct 2015

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