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Portland Arts and Culture to Stream This Weekend: July 3–5

The art museum brought to you at home, virtual acting classes for your kiddos, films that support BLM, and more

By Jordyn Mayer July 3, 2020

Proud, a three-part French film that traces several decades of LGBT history through the lens of a single family, is now streaming at the NW Film Center's virtual cinema.

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PAM at Home

Each day, the Portland Art Museum highlights a piece in its collection or one chosen by a staff member and provides interviews with its maker or details about its creation. It doesn’t stop there: from podcasts to films to photography to paintings, the PAM website is pretty stacked with content to keep your creative mind stimulated behind closed doors.

Alberta Animal Art Walk

Take a stroll down Alberta Street this weekend with the help of a new map that highlights animal-featuring work that dots the street. Created by the owners of local shops Bunny with a Toolbelt and Green Bean Books, the map can be accessed on the shops’ websites or picked up at the shops themselves.


OCT Summer Acting Classes

Plenty of summer camps are canceled this year, but Oregon Children’s Theatre is offering virtual acting classes for ages 4 to 18 throughout the summer. Weeklong, drop-in, all-day, and half-day classes are up for grabs—you can view a full list of classes with details on age recommendations and dates on the OCT website. $25–180

Claudia, a Viral Love Story 

Profile Theatre brings you Claudia, a Viral Love Story, an audio drama by a group of nine writers, brought to life by a nine-person cast. All five episodes are currently available to stream. The podcast is free, but Profile is accepting donations from listeners to raise money for Cascade AIDS Project and Prism Health. Free 


Proud at the Northwest Film Center 

This week, the Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present the three-part French film Proud, which addresses challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community in France across the last few decades by following one family for three generations. $12

John Lewis: Good Trouble at the Hollywood Theatre

John Lewis: Good Trouble, a new documentary about the legendary civil rights activist and longtime Georgia congressman, will be available July 3 at the Hollywood Theatre’s virtual cinema. The theater will split ticket proceeds with nonprofit Don’t Shoot Portland. (If you’re so inclined, you can pick up concessions, à la carte or in packages, from the theater—masked up, of course.) $6.99


Essential Sounds 

Storytelling and music intersect to spotlight a group of essential workers every other Sunday at 5 p.m, brought to you by the Oregon Symphony. “In times of joy or sorrow, we express through music,” says symphony president and CEO Scott Showalter. These bimonthly performances include personal stories, span a variety of musical genres, and integrate video graphics. Stream the first two episodes now.

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