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May 2019

Wolf at the Door

May 2 - May 25

Wolf at the Door is a new play by Marisela Treviño Orta, directed by Rebecca Martinez. Milagro Theatre is producing it as part of the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere along with three other theatre companies around the country. In Orta’s story, Isadora stands up to her abusive husband, Séptimo, as he forces the very pregnant Yolot to stay against her will. While Séptimo makes plans for the baby, Isadora and Yolot devise a plan of their own.…

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Leaves of Resistance

May 5 - May 31

Roll-Up Gallery presents Leaves of Resistance from The Secret Society of Book Artists, with work ranging from handmade books and boxes to installations; incorporating calligraphy, marbling and natural impression dyeing. The politically and environmentally-engaged group formed over a decade ago at the instigation of OCAC and PNCA instructor Marilyn Zornado, and the exhibit celebrates Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday May 31, the day of the closing celebration. There’ll be animation screenings by several artists and birthday cake and Whitman readings beginning…

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Love, Loss and What I Wore

May 5 - May 25

Love, Loss, and What I Wore is the new Triangle Theatre play written by Nora and Delia Ephron. Five acclaimed Portland actresses act in ensemble pieces about women, clothes, and memory, and important subjects like mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. The common thread is Gingy (Michelle Maida) who tells us about her struggle to find love after her mother’s death when Gingy was just thirteen. There’s humor, tears, and a…

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Korean American artist Conner Choi at High Low Art Space

May 5 - May 31

Korean American artist and freelance illustrator Conner Choi lives and paints in SE Portland. Around Town is a new show of his work up all month at High Low Art Space, 936 SE 34th St. through June 1. The show highlights paintings of inner SE, laid out on a wall over a large scale map of SE, in the locations where they were painted. The exhibit also features Choi’s Korean culture series. “This series is about sharing the life and…

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All Things Botanical

May 5 - May 31

May’s group show at Sidestreet Arts, has festooned the gallery’s walls and pedestals with floral and botanical artworks to delight nature lovers and artists alike as visual images burst forth. “The Hellebores” growing on the page here were painted by Nicole Curcio. She’s one of more than twenty artists who have contributed to this show. Sidestreet’s monthly Sunday Art Chat and Reception is on Mother’s Day May 12, so it’s Moms and Mimosas from noon-2 pm. It all takes place…

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Radius community Art Studio

May 5 - May 31

hosts a show of new art at the Olympic Mills Building. 107 SE Washington St. featuring paintings by more than two dozen Radius artists. The show is up through the end of the month and viewable Monday through Friday. They are also celebrating the grand opening for their new Radius Annex at 3022 E Burnside St. that features more art, artists, and a shop to purchase work by local creatives. Annex hours are noon-6 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. By Jacob…

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Powell’s Books on Hawthorne Author Readings and Events for May 2019

May 9 - May 31

Powell's on Hawthorne   3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.       Landfill: Notes on Gull Watching and Trash Picking in the Anthropocene Over the past 100 years, gulls have been brought ashore by modernity. They now live not only on the coasts but in our slipstream following trawlers, barges, and garbage trucks. In many ways they live as we do, walking the built-up world and grabbing a bite where they can. Tim Dee’s Landfill (Chelsea Green) is the compelling story of how in the Anthropocene we…

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Multnomah County Library May 2019 events

May 9 - May 31

Contact us to register for events: multcolib.org/contact   Belmont Library, 1038 SE César E. Chávez Blvd., 503.988.5123   Space at programs is limited. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, except as noted.   FOR FAMILIES   Toddler Storytime Storytime for children 24-36 months with adult. Mondays, 10:15-10:45 am (except May 27) Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 am (except May 28)   Book Babies Storytime for children 0-12 months with adult. Mondays, 11:30 am-12:15 pm (except May 27) Tuesdays, 11:30 am-12:15 pm…

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Pebble at Imago

May 10 - May 25

Pebble is an outsider, an artist; a mystery who yearns to be touched by another, though she spends most of her days with jigsaw puzzles and a deck of cards. The mental institution where she voluntarily resides is her art studio. She paints horses that appear to be running off the canvas. She flirts with the Medical Orderly and harbors distrust of the Nurse. One day, a mysterious visitor comes and things begin to unravel through song, dance, and pills…

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Brilliant Traces

May 17 - June 8

A blizzard rages outside a remote cabin in the wilds of Alaska. Rosannah, a distraught young woman still dressed for her wedding, bursts into the cabin where a man lay sleeping under many blankets. Thrown together in the confines of a snowbound cabin the two people alternately repel and attract each other as they explore the pain of their pasts and, eventually, consider the possibilities of the present. Brilliant Traces was written by Cindy Lou Johnson and features two actors,…

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