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Wet Weekend Picks

Choreography, classical music, and campy antics

By Anne Adams May 21, 2010

For this weekend’s entertainment itinerary, I submit four options. Two are fancy pants affairs, one is vinyl pants, and one’s a toga party. Choose what suits you!

Dance Coalition of Oregon
The Seraphic Society likes to get spooky. Mythobolus does it with masks. And the Rose City Rosettes prefer to just kick it when they can-can. Find out what’s on the horizon for local and regional dance at Blue Sky Concerts, a three-day, 28-company showcase hosted by the Dance Coalition of Oregon, that convenes tonight through Sunday at Interstate Fire House Cultural Center, inviting both dancers and the public to sample a smorgasbord of mood and movement.

Rose City Rosettes:

Seraphic Society:

American Feast
For his 90th birthday, Portland Youth Philharmonic composer/conductor emeritus Jacob Avshalomov gets to hear a live world-premier performance of his original composition, Chintimini Turns. (Mr. Holland’s Opus, anyone?) A tribute to another honoree, composer Ernest Bloch; and another world premier, Michael Valenti’s Story of An Hour, round out this three-course American Feast from the Portland Chamber Orchestra.

Wild Space a Go-Go
Rocky Horror meets Barbarella, and they “do it.” Well, not exactly—but with a lead character named Barbarette, a “mod” theme, and the musical stylings of live band Paris Orbitalis, look for just as much gender bending, vinyl flexing, and rocket-launching in this musical farce, as if they had.

Hercules vs Vampires
Do you like opera? Wait—hold that thought. OK, now throw in some ‘60s kitsch, bulging biceps, a big movie screen, buttery popcorn, and the bloodthirsty undead. C’mon, what’s not to love? Opera Theater Oregon and Filmusik’s rippling presentation of Hercules vs. Vampires, an epic clash of voice and film projection, closes tonight at the Hollywood Theater.

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