Arts & Entertainment

Louie Louie Day?

In 1963, five young Portland men went into a studio at 13th and Burnside and recorded their version of Richard Berry’s Louie Louie in two hours for $50. The City …

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Tillers Folly in concert

Tillers Folly is an internationally-appreciated musical trio with extreme guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bass and banjo tendencies. Hailing from British Columbia, the band plays Portland, Friday September 20 opening the 2013 …

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Benefit for John Reynolds

John Reynolds is a musician, producer, mixer, composer and behind-the-scene sound artists who makes live and recorded music listenable. Since 1990 he has operated Reynolds Audio Production. Recently diagnosed with …

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The Late Now Returns

The Late Now begins its new monthly show Thursday September 5 at Din Din Supper Club, 920 NE Glisan St. The evening’s festivities begin at 8:30 pm. This variety-talk vehicle …

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Festival Romani

Festival Romani is an exuberant event designed to circumnavigate the globe with Gypsy music and dance. It’s a one of a kind glimpse into an often misunderstood and stereotyped culture …

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Two Rivers, Three Sisters

…is the story of a river and a community coming together and refocusing. This forty-foot long quilted fiber masterpiece is made of seventeen quilt panels. It’s on exhibit through September …

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BLUES

 is the watchword at Lane Gallery through September 1 as five artists contemplate the songmoodhue and flatted third of the tried and true medicinal and very human expression of these …

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Miniatures

 is Sidestreet Gallery’s August show through September 1 and features the smallest works of a group of Portland artists. Gallery hours: Wed-Sun 12 to 5 pm, Fridays until 6. Address …

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Playing with a Full Deck

…a mail art collaboration by over 230 artists joining forces  making 2000 playing cards into small works of art – that’s this month’s Gallery 6 PDX show at 131 NE …

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ROCK THE CEMETeRY

If you love music and want to do something constructive and fun to help clean up cemetery vandalism, you can dance to the live music of DJ HWY7, Sean Croghan, …

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Summer Koto Music

Koto musician Mitsuki Dazai moved to Oregon in 2002 bringing along her reknowned skill on koto and 17 string bass koto. A graduate of Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo, …

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Pop Art Pinup

is a new photography studio drawing inspiration from images and stories of past famous pinups. They open for First Friday Artwalk, July 5, at their new location, 211 SE Madison …

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HOT STUFF

Hot Stuff is the summery July show at Lane Gallery, 2627 SE Clinton St. Fireworks, spice and summer: Hot Stuff brings us peppery still-lifes by Susan Thomas, sculptural glass vessels …

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Night Lands

Gallery 6 PDX, 131 NE 6th Ave., presents Night Lands, an exhibit of drawings by Wilder Schmaltz. The show‘s opening reception is First Friday, July 5 at 5 pm. Schmaltz …

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Grampy’s back in town

Friday July 5 Baby Gramps is a high energy performance conduit of humorous and comprehensive musical history equipped with an endless repertoire of sounds and styles. His acoustic antique resonator …

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By the Sea …

features pieces by Eric Leonard, Gila Lane, Carol Bietsch, Karen Lewis, Susan Schenk, Kerri Evonuk, Joanne Kollman, Jo Lundberg, Joanne Licardo, Whitney Hall, Terri Axness, Bhavani Krishnan, Sarah Fagan and …

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Romani documentary

Latcho Drom, (“Safe Journey”)  a musical documentary which takes viewers on a lyrical, thought-provoking, visually stunning journey along the paths of the Romani (Gypsy) diaspora, told through musicians and dancers …

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ANAHATA FESTIVAL

June 15 • Bossanova Ballroom • 722 East Burnside 21+ Classical and World Fusion Music, Dance and Song Workshops, Ceremonial Circles, Community Yoga, Conscious Vending, Healing Practitioners; Showcase This transformational …

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James McMurtry

James McMurtry will be premiering new material on this road trip giving a preview of the songs for his new album scheduled to come out later in the year. His …

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Chris Kokesh & LJ Booth

… will perform at ARTICHOKE MUSIC, 3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd.,   Saturday, June 30, at 7 pm Two stellar Portland songwriters, LJ Booth and Chris Kokesh, will be joining forces to …

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Reigning Cats and Dogs

The fourlegged companions in our lives are celebrated at the May show Reigning Cats And Dogs at Lane Gallery. Featuring works by Pat Berman (pictured), Joanne Kollman, Carol Bietsch, Gila …

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Guitars Galore

Mary Flower, John Standefer, Brooks Robertson – three award-winning, hard-working and unforgettable guitarists and ALL on the same stage at once! Guitars Galore! is presented Friday May 17 by PortlandFolkMusicSociety …

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A Taxonomy Of Things

contains Dr. Bob Pliny’s piece Water, pictured here from his latest collection. His recycled painted book pages and painting, collage are featured along with assemblages by Israel Hughes in the …

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The Art of Healing

Sunnyside Holistic Group hosts their third annual open house, Art and the Art of Healing, May 17 from 5 to 8 pm, 2450 SE Belmont St. A showcase for local …

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Gallery 6 PDX

‘Urban Walls’ Joyce Hill’s mixed media paintings are featured at Gallery 6 PDX, 131 NE 6th Ave. through June 2 Hill’s collages are layered with photographs, texts, acrylic paint and …

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Bridge for Blankets

To mark the Centennial of the Broadway Bridge, artist Tyler Mackie has initiated Bridge for Blankets, the largest yarn installation ever in Portland and Multnomah County. This public artwork in …

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10¢ A Dance

A new musical radio play written by Dennis Nyback, Ten Cents A Dance, will be performed live onstage Thursday, April 11 at the Clinton Street Theater and simulcast by remote …

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Tomorrow questions today

Tomorrow!  Action Adventure Theatre’s April presentation by Ashley Hollingshead asks  crucial questions: Do you know where you’ll be in five years? Ten? How about your friends? Family? What will the …

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Antiquarium

  …assemblage by Jenifer Renzel Friday April 5 at Gallery6PDX, 131 NE 6th Ave., with a 5 pm opening. See it on the walls through the end of the month. …

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Alan Rose and John Redman

…through April at 12×16 Gallery, 8235 SE 13th Ave. No. 5. Rose’s cartoon drawings are sharp and crisp-edged and Redman’s painted surfaces swim and pulse. First Friday reception is April …

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Joanne Rand in concert

  California’s psychedelic-folk-revivalist songwriter Joanne Rand celebrates the release of her 13th CD, “Stories from the Inside Out, The Nashville Sessions” with a Portland houseconcert, Friday, April 26 at 7:30 …

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Claudia Schmidt onstage

Claudia Schmidt returns to the Rose City for a much-anticipated musical spin on the hundred year old stage of the Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St. Friday April 26 …

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1,001 Arabian Nights

The Arabian Nights continues through April at the new Post5 Black Box Theatre inside Milepost5, 850 NE Oregon St. In this eternal tale, (this version written by Mary Zimmerman and …

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Secrets Outside the Box

The Possessions of la boîte is an ensemble-devised work taken from actual family letters and group improvisation. Presented by The Reformers Collective at Studio 2 at Zoomtopia, 810 SE Belmont …

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Duff’s books Doug

Bluesman Doug MacLeod lands in Portland with a new CD and a concert Thursday March 14 at  Duff’s Garage, 1635 SE 7th Ave. at 9 pm. The new disc, There’s …

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GUAPA opens at Milagro

Milagro Theatre presents the world premiere of Guapa, written by Caridad Svich and directed by Olga Sanchez. The story involves Roly, a single-mom in a Texas border town everyone longs …

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Portland Squared

…an event focused on bringing together the Portland Photographic Community brought together 49 photographers each documenting their portion of a square mile of Portland centered on the Burnside Bridge. Participants …

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The Velvet SkY

The Velvet Sky by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, is at Theatre Vertigo, 3430 SE Belmont St. through March 16. In this somnambulent tale (not recommended for children), Bethany Palmer hasn’t slept in …

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Assemblage

Liz Cohn is a Portland collage artist displaying new mixed media assemblages in her first showing at Gallery 6 PDX, 131 NE 6th Ave. Cohn’s works are a variety of …

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Heart of the Matter

Heart of the Matter, the February show at Lane Gallery, 2627 SE Clinton St., is an art benefit for the American Heart Association. Kindra Crick’s “My Valentine” is pictured. The …

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La Celestina at Milagro

La Celestina, February’s  onstage offering at Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark St. is the tragic comedy with Calisto, the young, impulsive nobleman madly in love with Melibea, daughter of the …

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Frida, un retablo

In Tehuantepec dress with eyebrows like the wings of a raven, Frida Kahlo is legendary for her numerous self-portraits, affairs, and an independence that still inspires generations around the world. …

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The Joy Now Arts Project

A new performing arts program for youth taught by members of March Fourth Marching Band begins January 14 and is presented at St David of Wales Church, 2800 SE Harrison. …

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