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January 2020

Rose and Swing Go “Deep Down”

January 25 - February 29

The Ford Gallery’s new show, Deep Down, invites viewers to dip into the playful exploration of the emotional, mythical, morbid and psychedelic waters of the subconscious. The show features works from Ila Rose and Lindsay Swing (aka Honey and Sass). Rose’s work is colorful, dark, complex, layered, luscious and surreal. She plays with symbols which emerge from research and subconscious exploration and strives to use her privilege, to be a voice for social injustices as well as an advocate for…

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February 2020

Love, p:ear

February 6 - March 24

LOVE, p:EAR, a new collection of photographs by Sean May is at p:ear gallery, 338 NW 6th Ave. May is one of the city’s rising artists and his new collection of breathtaking photos shot entirely on 6 x 9 medium format film features pictures of the p:ear community celebrating what brings us all together rather than keeps us apart. The “p:ear barista school” will be serving free coffee drinks during openings February 6 and March 5, from 5-8 pm. Up…

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Special K

February 14 @ 7:30 pm - February 22 @ 7:30 pm

Imago Theatre presents Jerry Mouawad’s new play, Special K, mashing up playwright Luigi Pirandello’s reality puzzles with vaudeville, tragedy and time-hopping romps through the Black Plague of the Middle Ages and back to the dark year of 2020. In a remote locale, a group of supporting actors await the entrance of HER, the Queen; some are veterans, some are new to the mix. All are uncertain what they will be called to do when she enters. There is no script,…

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Bliss (or Emily Post is Dead!)

February 14 @ 7:30 pm - March 14 @ 5:00 pm

Bliss (or Emily Post is Dead!) a new play by Jami Brandli, is new at Defunkt Theatre. The story asks us to imagine the formidable and much heralded women, Clytemnestra, Medea, Antigone and Cassandra living in 1960s suburban New Jersey instead of Ancient Greece. The power of these icons is challenged by the stifling expectations of women of their generation, represented here in a boorish Apollo and the perky, soul killing advice of Emily Post. The darkly comic play questions…

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PDX Jass Fest 2020

February 19 - March 1

The 2020 PDX Jazz Festival returns with a bang Wednesday, February 19-Sunday, March 1 and this year’s list of artists is impressive. It’s the 17th year of this much anticipated event and musicians, composers and producers who take chances with their art figure prominently. The first weekend featured artists are NEA Jazz Master Archie Shepp, Branford Marsalis, Larry Carlton and Stanley Jordon, Terry Riley, Antibalas and Kandace Springs. During the week see Omar Sosa & Yilian Cañizares; Aguas Trio featuring…

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