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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Art

Connecting Lines

10:00 AM FREE–$19.99 Portland Art Museum

PAM’s Center for Contemporary Native Art showcases work by two artists: Luzene Hill (Eastern Band Cherokee) examines sexual violence against Native women via...

Group Exhibition

FREE Adams & Ollman

In this exhibit—its unwieldy title is I Was a Wall, and My Breasts Were Like Fortress Towers // Her Eyes Are Like Doves Beside Streams of Water—artists of di...

Jennifer Steinkamp

10:00 AM $19.99 Portland Art Museum

The acclaimed video installation artist brings several large-scale projections to town—glowing animations of trees, flowers, and vines that swirl across the ...

Mako Miyamoto

FREE Stephanie Chefas Projects

Do you think fine art is missing something? Not enough Wookiees, for example? Mako Miyamoto agrees, which is why the Portland photographer stages portraits o...

Monroe Hodder

FREE Butters Gallery

Hodder’s abstract oil paintings are boldly geometrical and color-saturated—a vibrant explosion of line and hue.

Parting Shots: Minor White’s Images of Portland, 1938–1942

Editor’s Pick $5 Architectural Heritage Center

It was a plum gig for an upstart photographer: in 1938, a 30-year-old named Minor White was commissioned by the Works Progress Administration to document the...

Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon

10:00 AM FREE–$19.99 Portland Art Museum

The museum organizes a new exhibit devoted to a seminal Northwest architect, highlighting Yeon’s building and landscape design as well as his decorative art ...

Sage Sohier and Nakeya Brown

12:00 PM FREE Blue Sky Gallery

In Witness to Beauty, Sohier photographs her mother—who was a fashion model in the late ’40s—performing beautification rituals, as well as in re-creations of...

Sam Hamilton

10:00 AM FREE–$19.99 Portland Art Museum

In Standard Candles, the New Zealand artist bridges film, music, performance, and installation. The exhibit, Hamilton's first solo showing in the US, also fe...

Books & Talks

Portland Zine Symposium 2017

12:00 PM FREE JADE/APANO Multicultural Space

Now in its 17th year, this free celebration of indie publishing aims especially to boost women, nonbinary creators, and communities of color, with a weekend ...

Comedy

Barry Rothbart

7:30 PM and 10:00 PM $20–28 Helium Comedy Club

You might have witnessed Rothbart’s comedic talents without knowing it: he’s appeared on MTV’s Punk’d, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Martin Scorsese’s ...

Concerts

Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival 2017

12:00 PM $10–60 (see website for full schedule and ticket pricing) Reed College

With more than 60 concerts over the course of five weeks, the 47th annual festival aims to satisfy both chamber music purists—yes, there’s plenty of Mozart, ...

PDX Pop Now 2017

Editor’s Pick 12:00 PM FREE Audio Cinema

All ages. All local. Free. This volunteer-run fest has been one of the brightest spots in Portland’s music scene since its inception in 2004, and it returns ...

Theater

Così Fan Tutte

7:30 PM $35–110 Newmark Theatre

Director Roy Rallo revamps Mozart’s couple-swapping comic opera for the relatively cozy confines of the Newmark.

Romeo & Juliet/Layla & Majnun

$20 Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza

Scott Palmer, Bag & Baggage’s artistic director and a tenacious reinventor of Shakespeare, helms a world-premiere adaptation that blends Romeo & Juli...