IN THE MAGAZINE

Arts Stories in PoMo's July Issue

Three new Portland TV shows, Pickathon redefines the concert video, Oregon Shakespeare Festival wins at the Tonys, and a PDX artist builds a monster, fire-breathing ship.

08/07/2014 Photography by Aaron Scott

COMEDY

What’s in a Name: Bath Night (Because It Sure Beats Angel Tit)

Comedian Sean McGrath explains the difficulty of naming a sketch comedy show—and the five names he rejected. Aug 8–30

08/06/2014 By Aaron Scott

BOOKS & TALKS

Two Debut Portland Authors Win Raves from the New York Times and NPR

David Shafer’s 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' and Chris Leslie-Hynan’s 'Ride Around Shining' just might be the reads of the summer. Both authors read at Powell’s this week.

08/05/2014 By Aaron Scott

SEIZE THE SUMMER

10 Adrenaline-Packed Summer Days

Looking for a healthy dose of adventure? Gather your friends, pack up your gear, and make it count.

08/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Aaron Scott, Marty Patail, and Caleb Diehl Edited by Rachel Ritchie

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 31–Aug 3

Pabst sells tickets to Modest Mouse on the cheap, Pickathon rocks out, and the Great Horror Campout terrifies thrill-seekers for 12 straight hours.

07/31/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Schuyler Keenan

DISPATCH

Can Pickathon Survive its Own Success?

The bucolic festival has always prized music over money. Can it find a way to thrive—and reinvent live concert video in the process? Aug 1–3

07/30/2014 By Aaron Scott

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 24–27

The Big Float braves the Willamette, NWFC screens 'The Royal Tenenbaums,' and Pat Benatar hits the zoo with her best shot.

07/24/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Schuyler Keenan

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 17–20

PDX Pop Now, Purple Rain and Dirty Dancing outdoors at Zidell Yards, the Book of Mormon, the Cathedral Park Jazz Fest. The fun simply doesn't end.

07/17/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Schuyler Keenan

CONCERTS

Pickathon: Redefining the Concert Video

Watch a sample of the top-notch videos the local music festival is streaming live to a global audience.

07/11/2014 By Aaron Scott

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 10–13

Wes's World takes us on a trek through cinema history, hundreds gather to watch the World Cup finals, and 'The Book of Mormon' takes a stab at everything sacred.

07/10/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Schuyler Keenan

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 3–6

The Waterfront Blues Fest kicks off a Summer of Soul, Lauryn Hill never grows old, First Thursday brings the sun, and comedy's prodigal son Ian Karmel returns.

07/02/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Schuyler Keenan

ON THE TOWN

PoMo Picks: July 2014

Movies in the park, how to score tickets to The Book of Mormon, locals-only summer reading list, and more of the month's best bets for things to see and do in Portland

07/01/2014 By Aaron Scott

SEE THIS NOW

Guide to Ashland's Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2014

Ashland's OSF hits its zenith in July with nine shows, ranging from Bard classics to world premieres.

07/01/2014 By Aaron Scott and Peter Holmstrom

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 26-29

See David Sedaris for free, buy Jack White tickets, chill at the Brewer's Festival, watch singing buckets of chum, listen to Steven Malkmus and the Jicks—and support OCAC at the same time!

06/26/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Schuyler Keenan

FILM

Toby Froud’s New Puppet Film Returns Us to the Magical World of ‘Labyrinth’ and ‘The Dark Crystal’

The baby from ‘Labyrinth’ grew up to make his own film, and if the world premiere is any indication, audiences are ready to return to the enchanting realm of puppet goblins, faeries, and imagination.

06/23/2014 By Aaron Scott

FILM

Toby, the Baby from Labyrinth, Grows Up to Be a Goblin King—in Portland

“The babe with the power” now works at Laika and is screening a new goblin movie of his own making. He tells us about growing up surrounded by faeries, and what he did to David Bowie the first time they met.

06/19/2014 By Aaron Scott

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 19–22

Ira Glass, Sarah McLachlan, PoMo's Country Brunch (bloody marys!), a slew of incredible theater, Risk/Reward, and Clueless. Don't want to go out? As if.

06/19/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Schuyler Keenan

RADIO + DANCE

Ira Glass Talks About His New Dance Show

The This American Life host takes to the Schnitz on June 21. But first he dishes about dancing for Yoko Ono and the only radio host he’d fear in a dance-off.

06/18/2014 By Aaron Scott

CONCERTS

Sarah McLachlan on Portlandia and Her New Album

The decade-defining singer talks about her spin on Portlandia as a piñata, Lilith Fair’s heyday, and Shine On. She performs at Edgefield on June 22.

06/18/2014 By Aaron Scott

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 12–15

Pride takes over the city, Once rocks your heart, LitHop fills Alberta bars with authors and book-lovers, and there are two types of people in the world: Tom Robbins people, and Dolly Parton people (okay, maybe not...).

06/12/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff