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new works’ by Mary Ann Puls

First Friday opening reception June 6th, 5-8pm Puls creates non-representational art – paintings, drawings and objects. She uses a provisional approach and expressive combinations of repurposed materials and substrates – pencil, paints …

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The Late Now 23

… the thinking mammal’s avant-variety talk show. Saturday, June 14, live at Vie de Bohème,1530 SE 7th Ave., 7:30 pm opening set by Three For Silver, 8 pm showtime, $10-20. …

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ARTISTS CHANGING THE WORLD

23 Sandy Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition titled Book Power Redux, an international juried exhibition of book art focusing on social and political issues. This show focuses on the …

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Eliza Gilkyson

TUE, June 24, 7 pm doors Aladdin Theatre 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, (503) 234-9694; $30 www.aladdin-theater.com   Eliza Gilkyson is a politically minded, poetically gifted singer-songwriter who has become one …

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Can You See ME Now

is the name of local writer Estela Bernal’s new novel.      There will be a book  launch Monday, June 30, 7 pm at Powell’s Books, 3415 SW Cedar Hills …

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Mixed Medleys

Tabor Space (SE Belmont & 55th) Saturday, June 21 at 7:30 pm.   The Trio is noted for its mix of styles, which includes modern, Latin, classical, klezmer, tango, jazz …

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STATES OF EMERGENCY

Two different plays performed alternately at Back Door Theater, 4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd. by Defunkt Theatre May 9 – June 14. Fewer Emergencies by Martin Crimp is a trilogy of …

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Learn to be Latina

What would you do if you were told that you need to stop being what you are, looking how you like to look, loving how you love? That your style …

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New Gallery Opens

Healing Art, a new gallery housed in the historic Peterson building at 3530 SE Hawthorne Blvd., is a 100-year-old apartment. The gallery opens May 10, with an artist reception for …

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Je Ne Sais Quoi

This foxy picture is “Je Ne Sais Quoi” and it certainly does exude that certain elusive something. Featured this month at Sidestreet Gallery along with other works from Jahna Vashti, whose paintings are populated by …

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The Jim Pepper Project

is an all-new original theatre story honoring Oregon’s own expressive and innovative saxophonist who brought together Native American chants and tales from his family into jazz music. A multimedia melding …

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Sidekicks!

is a semi-improvised comedy about less-than-super heroes in an ongoing comic book version of Portland. When the world is in peril, Sidekicks are the ones that get the coffee and …

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Claudia Schmidt returns

Minnesota’s Claudia Schmidt returns to Portland’s hallowed Clinton Street Theatre, 2522 SE Clinton St. Saturday April 12 beginning at 7 pm. Her just released album, New Whirled Order, reunites Schmidt …

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Because She Cares

Because She Cares is a new art exhibit portraying twenty-four Oregon Non-Profits and their leaders. Portland artist Theresa Weil’s twenty-four cut-paper portraits are intriguing and informative. Her collages of textures, …

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Sidekicks!

is a semi-improvised comedy about less-than-super heroes in an ongoing comic book version of Portland. When the world is in peril, Sidekicks are the ones that get the coffee and …

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French Flower Pots

is one of the pictures on the wall at Lane Gallery, 2627 SE Clinton St. and part of the SE First Friday Artwalk, April 4, 6 pm. www.gilalanestudio.com

Palouse Spring Rising

Myron Filene, Palouse Spring Rising, is the April/May exhibit at Pushdot Studio, 2505 SE 11th Ave. Suite 104. Filene has photographed The Palouse, an area encompassing parts of southeastern Washington …

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Small Sculptures

Small Sculptures is the new group show at Gallery 6 PDX and this one at right was created by Judy Vogland.Also featured are Jason Berlin, Liz Cohn, Bill Dean, Greg …

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Buckman Show & Sell

The 24th Buckman Art Show and Sell is March 8 and 9 and held at 320 SE 16th Ave. 140 artists benefit Buckman Arts Focus Elementary School which includes a …

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PDX Nexus by Gila Lane

is part of Lane Gallery’s March show at 2627 SE Clinton St. There’s a party going on First Friday March 7 beginning at 6 pm and all are invited. 503.232.3526 …

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Independent Woman

Independent Women is a “devised” play mashing up ideas and images of Rosie the Riveter with Beyonce; a contemplation of women entering the work force in WWII with what it …

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March Music Moderne

For its fourth year, March Music Moderne has assembled a most inspired calendar of events musical and otherwise presented all over town in one ten day period, March 6 – …

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Farewell to Hot Water

Jim O’Neal has published his first book, Farewell to Hot Water, with The People’s Ink independent writers’ community here. The book is a wild jaunt featuring Seth, local family man, …

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Dové sta Amore

by Israel Hughes is part of a show of new work at 12×16 Gallery, 8235 SE 13th Ave. No. 5 this month with Hughes and Luke Dolkas. Both artists are …

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Jaybird-Grass

John Reischman and the Jaybirds perform in concert Friday, March 14 for Portland FolkMusic Society, the second bluegrass concert of the season at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church, 2800 …

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Fully Fabulous at 65

Actress comedian Wendy Westerwelle wakes up every day feeling“Medicare-fully Fabulous”. Appropriately, that’s the name of her new show at Sanctuary Theater 1785 NE Sandy Blvd. February 6 through March 2. …

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Along the Way

– a photographic journey along the Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery Expedition has a distinctively modern angle. Chris Bennett explains: “In the summer of 2011, I followed the entire …

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“Mid-Winter Hearts”

by Gila Lane is part of Lane Gallery’s February’s First Friday Mid – Winter opening party Feb. 7, 6 pm at 2627 SE Clinton St, www.gilalanestudio.com 503.232.3526.

Fertile Ground Fest 2014

For the sixth year, the Fertile Ground festival of new performance brings new works presented all over town for 11 days from Thursday, January 23 to Sunday, February 2. Major …

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Artichoke music classes

    Artichoke Music’s winter classes begin January 6 for kids and adults. There are instructors for ukelele, blues ukelele, banjo, mandolin, many guitar styles, Irish music, pennywhistle, hammered dulcimer, …

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WINTERFOLK 26

Winterfolk is the annual benefit concert for Sisters of the Road Café. For the 26th year, founder producer Tom May has assembled an evening of acoustic storytelling music with a …

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The Mount Tabor Park Calendar

is a 5-year personal project of photographer Andrew Haliburton celebrating Portland’s beloved park and reservoirs knowing the inevitable would arrive. This year brought us that sad milestone. The reservoirs are …

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Cuéntame Coyote

Cuéntame Coyote is the tale of two cousins ready to risk everything they have to make their dreams come true, to venture beyond the iron fence that marks la frontera …

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In Mulieribus

In Mulieribus is the eight-member female vocal ensemble dedicated to music written primarily before 1750. With Anna Song conducting, the group presents Nowell Syng We: Songs and Carols from Medieval …

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Bryan Bowers, autoharpist

World-renowned, virtuosic autoharp master Bryan Bowers performs live in concert December 13 at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church; 2800 SE Harrison St. It has been several years since he …

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Tess on an Alien Planet

Echo Theater Company, the non-profit organization operating Do Jump School and Echo Theater presents its first live show, Tess on an Alien Planet December 20-30 at 1515 SE 37th Ave. …

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The Stubborn Lovers

The Stubborn Lovers is a six-piece all original alt-country band with three golden-voices and guitars, pedal steel, bass, drums, and dobros aplenty. On Saturday, December 7 they play the Hawthorne …

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Tapwater taps the Goodfoot

TapWater, Portland’s World Twang Orchestra, consists of Steve Moore, Timmy Jones, Rudy Slizewski, Ravi Laird, Arcellus Sykes and Simon Lucas – musicians curious about how different cultures produce music. They …

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The Nature of Balance

Portland’s CJ Hurley has spent this year in his small studio creating paintings. His primary theme is balance. Spiritual traditions speak of balance as the underlying principle of the universe. …

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Posada Milagro Day

Posada Milagro is a Christmas celebration with theatre, music, dance and traditional foods for the whole family. On Sunday December 15, El Zócalo of Milagro Theatre, 537 SE Stark St., …

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New Ways to Market Fine Art

By Nancy Tannler   Hawthorne artist David Delamare has produced ten books with traditional publishers (including a collaboration with Carly Simon). He is now turning to Kickstarter.com to fund his next art …

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Call to Artists:

This coming year’s annual Mt. Tabor Art Walk will be held May 17 and 18,  2014. This juried event showcases the many artists who live in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood, and …

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Structure

Structure, the Portland Photographers’ Forum fall group show is on display at The Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Ave. featuring work by 25 artists through January. There’s a great selection …

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Moments in Time

Ornaments can commemorate places, events, ideas, moments in time, and memories. Not just for Christmas anymore, they are fun and functional year round. This Robot in a wreath was made …

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12×16 Gallery in November

Richard Enger’s Stark Noir: Murder & Mayhem and Richard Thompson’s Fog/ Rain/ Snow & Night are the November exhibit at  12×16 Gallery, 8235 SE 13th Ave. No. 5. www.12x16gallery.com/503.432.3513.  

American Fiesta

Steven Tomlinson’s 2004 play American Fiesta premieres in the Northwest Wednesday November 27, presented by Triangle Productions. Gary Wayne Cash portrays Steven, an obsessive-compulsive collector on a quest for the …

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Birch Speaks a Little Louder

Portland’s singing and songwriting wonder Diane Birch traveled the globe touring her first CD, Bible Belt from 2009. The just released follow-up album is Speak A Little Louder. After a concert at Doug …

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I Ain’t Got No Home

I Ain’t Got No Home is a play about the Great Depression presented by the students and staff at daVinci Arts Middle School, 2508 NE Everett and written by Ruth Jenkins, …

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