Top Things To Do This Weekend: Mar 1–3

Rockabilly, race relations, fractured fairy tales, and a citywide soiree for knitters are on the calendar.

By John Chandler February 28, 2013


Rose City Yarn Crawl 
Whether you're a compulsive stitcher or a curious newbie, you'll be inspired to pick up some yarn, tips on technique, and maybe a few new friends at this citywide fest hosted by 18 local yarn retailers.
Thu–Sun at 10am 

Third Angle Ensemble
Local forward-thinking music presenters welcome New York artists Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe, two-thirds of the compositional muscle behind Bang on a Can, perhaps one of the most influential purveyors of new symphonic music in the country. Thu–Fri at 7:30

Blood Knot
Profile Theatre continues its season-long salute to South African playwright Athol Fugard, with this probing dialogue-dominated drama between a very light-skinned black man and his darker step-brother. Fri-Sat at 7:30; Sun at 2

Portland Lindy Society's Spring Dance
Get out and enjoy some al fresco footwork—and maybe even join the action. It's free, after all. 
Sat at 1pm

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
These aren't your grandfather's fables. Oregon Children's Theatre presents screwball versions of "The Little Red Hen," "The Frog Prince," and "The Gingerbread Man," that should inspire gales of laughter from kids (and parents) suffering from fairy tale burnout. Sat at 2 & 5; Sun at 2

Ramona Falls
Former Menomena multi-instrumentalist Brent Knopft continues to delve into his previous band's cut-and-paste aesthetic on a grand scale. Fri at 9

Live Wire
Poet, singer, comedian, and all-around groovy dude Reggie Watts (pictured) will drop some knowledge and inspirational improv with the Live Wire! gang. Sat at 7:30

Reverand Horton Heat
He's a rockabilly sharp shooter with a killer band and the twangiest guitar this side of Duane Eddy. Sat at 9

Marc-Andre Hamelin
The New York Times opines that the word "virtuoso" is faint praise when it comes to the keyboard dexterity of this French Canadian pianist. Sun at 4

Be Gone, Dull Care
Last year, this performance installation project filled Trinity Episcopal Cathedral with some of the city's most talented musicians and a standing room only crowd. Produced by arts organizer extraordinaire Stephen Marc Beaudoin, it's one of the most unique events of the year (and a benefit for Our House). Sun at 5











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