ON THE CATWALK
At Time-Based Art’s annual competitive drag spectacle, the stakes (and surrealism) run high. Plus: a dive into the fashion behind Portland’s vogue balls.
Fiona McCann and Eden Dawn
Fall Arts 2016
From meditative juggling to masked avant-porn, here’s what to see at the annual extravaganza.
The city’s premier avant-garde arts organization prepares for the 14th annual Time-Based Art Festival—and a new era in a new space.
Ahead of the Portland premiere of Annapurna, we talk to director Isaac Lamb about the best of theater, the right weed strain for the show, and how Donald Trump led him back to town.
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.
In the wake of the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Hands Up is more important than ever.
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.
In its third year, the fest promises another killer lineup of improv and sketch from Portland and beyond.
THE LONG PLAY
For 49 years, Darcelle XV’s has been a haven of fun, acceptance, and feather boas. We talk to the big wigs (literally) about how it all came to pass, and what’s happening next.
Eco-drones to avant-garde aerobics, these projects showcase the best of local innovation.
Eden Dawn, Ramona DeNies, Rebecca Jacobson, and Fiona McCann
BEST OF THE CITY 2016
From in-your-face theater to a bold magazine for women guitarists, here are some of Portland’s best things to watch, hear, and read.
Fiona McCann and Rebecca Jacobson
Leaving town this summer? Well, OK. But you're gonna miss all this free stuff—from a Nu Shooz show to JAW's three new plays to an actual screening of Jaws (plus so much more).
Ramona DeNies, Rebecca Jacobson, and Molly Woodstock
Action/Adventure's Hawthorne follows a sleuth as she traces a missing-person case through present-day Portland.
Portland theater has an age problem. But some of the city's most established companies are looking for ways to bring in younger audiences.
The Lady Aoi is a spooky, steamy ghost story set in a hospital.
That’s the question at the heart of Free Outgoing, playing in Portland this weekend.
In Stupid Fucking Bird, playing through March 27 at Portland Center Stage, the Eugene-raised Posner serves up an irreverent riff on The Seagull.
And also some Dickens.
Bill Maher hits the Schnitz, Grace Potter plays the Roseland, and the Symphony does a live-score Star Trek. Plus: vice-riddled tales of Portland and the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards. It's the weekend—seize it.
Ramona DeNies, Rebecca Jacobson, and Alex Keith
David Cross and Karen Russell, Sabertooth Microfest and awesome openings at PAM and Portland Playhouse. Plus! Check out those nighttime winter lights overhead at OMSI.
Ramona DeNies, Jack Rushall, and Sylvia Randall-Muñoz