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AUGUST PLAYLIST

August: A Month of Concerts in 20 Songs

From the frankenfestival that is MusicfestNW Presents Project Pabst to a cozy Emily King set, there’s something for everyone this August.

  • By Lisa Dunn and Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 07/28/2016

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 28–31

From a Harry Potter midnight release party to a free Ron Funches show to a trio of brand-spankin'-new plays, July is going out with gusto.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 07/28/2016

Culture call sheet

Pop Culture Watch: What We're Really into Right Now

From Netflix's Stranger Things to Hari Kondabolu and W. Kamau Bell’s Politically Re-Active podcast (with some essential Veep along the way), PoMo writers reveal their current pop culture obsessions.

  • By Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 07/28/2016

Opera

This Star of Portland Opera’s New Show Is Also the Voice of Mickey Mouse

The Italian Girl in Algiers stars Egypt-born Ashraf Sewailam. He holds forth on opera at the pyramids, playing the macho, and dubbing Disney into Arabic.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/28/2016

Forest Flicks

Ride Bikes and Watch Pee-wee Herman on a Giant Inflatable Screen

For the second installment in the Hollywood Theatre's outdoor film series, catch Pee-wee's Big Adventure at Stub Stewart State Park—with a pre-flick guided bike ride.

  • By Marisa Russell and Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 07/26/2016

MOVIES

See Spike Lee’s Groundbreaking First Feature under the Portland Stars

She’s Gotta Have It plays as part of the Top Down Rooftop Cinema series this Thursday. And we’ve got tickets to give away!

  • By Portland Monthly Arts Team
  • Published 07/26/2016

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 21–24

Outdoor movies. Tons of local music. A madcap opera. Night Vale live. Get your weekend on.

  • By Lisa Dunn and Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 07/21/2016

MUSIC

Five PDX Pop Now Performers Share Their Festival Picks

Summer Cannibals, Mic Capes, and more pick the bands they're most excited to see.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/21/2016

BOOKS

Jessi Klein Explains Why You Might Not Grow Out of It

The stand-up comedian and head writer of Inside Amy Schumer talks about writing sketch comedy, feminism, and aging out of the Hollywood system.

  • By Lisa Dunn
  • Published 07/21/2016

VISUAL ART

Teletubby Riot Police and Razor-Blade Doughnuts: This Is Freedom

Artist Josh Kline brings his immersive dystopia to Portland.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 07/20/2016

Video Games

A 1994 Video Game Classic, Reborn in Portland

Night Dive Studios has raised more than $1 million to remake the cult classic System Shock from the ground up.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/19/2016

Let's Talk Selfies

Salad and AstroTurf: an Indoor Picnic about Selfie Culture

Is there more to selfies than vanity? Portland artist Leslie Vigeant opens it up to debate.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 07/14/2016

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 14–17

Prince tunes on the cello. Highland dance and stone throwing in Gresham. Jazz under the St. Johns Bridge. Speed drawing. A Wizard of Oz convention. Bring it, weekend.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/14/2016

THEATER

What Happens When 7 Black Playwrights Take On Race and Police Violence in America?

In the wake of the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Hands Up is more important than ever.

  • By Regina Winkle-Bryan
  • Published 07/14/2016

ARTS NEWS

Imago Theatre to Sell Longtime Home Just off E Burnside

Another piece of Old Portland gone? The artist duo behind Frogz is ready to sell their Buckman neighborhood stronghold—a building now valued at more than $1 million.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 07/12/2016

B-SIDES

What Makes Baby Ketten Karaoke Such an Enduring Force in Portland?

Standby tunes are forbidden at what the New York Times has called “America’s greatest karaoke night.”

  • By Casey Jarman
  • Published 07/12/2016

THE ESSENTIALS

Pickathon to Buster Keaton’s Oregon-Shot Silent Film: August’s Pop Culture Hot List

The festival, album, book, and film you can’t miss this month

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/12/2016

MUSIC

After Playing with Billie Holliday and John Coltrane, 80-Year-Old Portland Bassist Chuck Israels Still Fights for Jazz

Forget retirement.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/12/2016

PERFORMANCE

How the Small-But-Mighty Stumptown Improv Festival Powers Up Portland Comedy

In its third year, the fest promises another killer lineup of improv and sketch from Portland and beyond.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 07/12/2016

HABITAT

Two Portland Artists Turn Interior Design Into Mind-Bending Art Projects

Trish Grantham and Michael Paulus create striking, one-of-a-kind painted interiors across the city.

  • By Heather V. Keeling
  • Published 07/12/2016
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