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Friday, July 28, 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

11:00 AM 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

1:00 PM 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

11:00 AM 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 10:00 AM $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...

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, ...

XDS/Genders/Máscaras

9:00 PM $6–8 Mississippi Studios

Portland's own XDS, the duo formerly known as Experimental Dental School, bring their experimental pop back home for a show with fellow locals Genders, which...

Film

David Lynch: A Retrospective

$9 (see website for full schedule) Whitsell Auditorium

The NW Film Center surveys the work of the cinematic great behind the likes of Mulholland Drive, Eraserhead, Elephant Man, and Blue Velvet. Film critic Pauli...

Flicks on the Bricks 2017

FREE Pioneer Courthouse Square

Every summer, a mondo screen goes up in Portland’s living room, with free flicks on five Friday nights. Bring a pillow and snacks (but please, not your mammo...

Theater

JAW 2017

8:00 PM FREE Portland Center Stage

Catch free staged readings of new work by four playwrights from across the country, whittled down from nearly 200 submissions. This year’s plays riff on cric...

Romeo & Juliet/Layla & Majnun

7:30 PM $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...

The Difficulty of Crossing a Field & The Little Match Girl Passion

Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM $28–250 Newmark Theatre

Two operas by David Lang receive a West Coast premiere in a collaboration between Portland Opera and Jerry Mouawad, cofounder of venerable Portland theater c...