ESPACIO FLAMENCO’S 2ND ANNUAL EMERGING ARTISTS SHOWCASE is a family friendly event. Five artists will perform solo works. The show is an opportunity for students to develop material into solo performances and group pieces under the guidance of co-directors Lillie Last and Brenna McDonald. Discover the excitement and diversity of Portland’s flamenco community Sunday September 16 at Imago Theater, 17 SE 8th Ave. beginning at 6:30 pm. Tickets: Advance $12, Door $15 | All Ages, Kids 12 and under free. On sale now at espacioflamenco.brownpapertickets.com.
HYSTERIA, a 2002 film by Antero Alli, screens Tuesday, September 11 at 7 pm, at Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St. It’s a fundraiser for the premiere of Escape from Chapel Perilous, a new ParaTheatrical ReSearch performance performed Nov.29-Dec.2. The film was made in the months immediately following the 9/11 attacks to find other ways of seeing the catastrophe beyond the mainstream media. The film is set during the Serb-Croatian war as Ikar – a young Catholic soldier – unwittingly drinks hallucinagenic datura tea, triggering a full-blown visitation from the Holy Virgin Mary who gives him a “special mission”.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S THE TEMPEST by Speculative Drama presented at The Steep And Thorny Way To Heaven, a private club at SE 2nd & Hawthorne Blvd., Thursday-Saturdays September 13-October 6 at 7:30 pm each night. The legendary play is directed and reimagined by Mary McDonald-Lewis. Chris Porter is Prospero with a cast of magicians, misfits, and brave monsters. There is NO LATE SEATING and you must RSVP before or purchase advance tickets at rsvpdx.com/tempest. Tickets are $22, $10 standing-room. See thesteepandthornywaytoheaven.com.
THE CONCERT FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS supports Project Voice, an immigrant rights program of the American Friends Service Committee. The event features music from Mark Babson, Anna Fritz, Jill Townley, and Bajo Salario, Saturday, September 22 at 7 pm at First Congregational UCC, 1126 SW Park Ave. The proceeds will help communities in Oregon and Washington create Rapid Response Teams and Know Your Rights trainings to empower immigrants and their allies to advocate for just immigration policies. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 (cash or check only)at the door. Donations at afsc.org/projectvoiceconcert.
THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS – a musical revue created and directed by Deanna Maio, and presented by Portland Musical Theater Company, celebrates the Golden Age of Broadway. Presented September 8 – October 7 at Peninsula Odd Fellows Lodge, 4834 N. Lombard St., It’s a two-hour romp through the great Broadway musicals of the 1940s and 50s, including Guys & Dolls, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, The Music Man, Oklahoma, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, and more. All ages are welcome, but it is recommended for ages 6 and up due to its duration. Tickets are $12-$24 at portlandmusicaltheater.org/tickets or at the box office at 971.225.7469.
WAKEY WAKEY, written by Will Eno, is an extended meditation on life and its mysteries. It’s presented September 26 to October 21 at Portland Playhouse, 602 NE Prescott St. “Is it now? I thought I had more time.” These first words in Eno’s play are spoken by Guy, a man who knows, like all of us, on some level, that he is about to die. The moving and funny play asks: What are we here for? Is time a friend or an enemy? Do we all eventually end up in the same place, but take different routes to get there? It’s thought-provoking and challenges the notion of what really matters. Directed by Gretchen Corbett. Tickets are $19 – $44. portlandplayhouse.org/503.488.5822.
ARTICHOKE SCHOOL OF MUSIC’s fall term of classes begins September 10 including many instruments, songwriting, rhythm and drumming, piano for children, Jazz ensemble and more. Classes are seven weeks. Monthly events are Song Celebration on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month (for folks to perform a song of their choosing);.Acoustic Village hosted by Jon Lee the 2nd and 4th Thursdays features new and cover tunes exploring a weekly theme. Both at 7 pm and $5.