18 tips for this weekend and beyond


It’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall. Don’t worry: it happens every year around this time, and every year Portlanders take refuge by heading inside to the city’s theaters, concert halls and galleries, where they can feed their minds and stay …



Bob, born to be great. Got that?

Nathan Crosby, taking life for granite. Photo: Mario Calcagno

In the Peter Sinn Nachtrieb play Bob: a Life in Five Acts, the title character gets his name in an almost random fashion. Abandoned by his mother in the bathroom of a White Castle burger joint, he babbles happily …



Action/Adventure’s long trip to Mars


EDITORS’ NOTE: Today, Action/Adventure Theatre premieres Mars One: The Voyage Begins, the first installment of four-week serial comedy Mars One. But this is far from the first stop on Mars One‘s journey. Creator Nick Fenster, who reportedly 



Weekend MusicWatch: Guitar Army

New West Guitar Group performs in Eugene and Ridgefield, WA.

OK, maybe not an army, but nearly a brigade of guitarists invade this weekend’s Oregon music stages — and not just rock-oriented ones. Oh, and there’s a pair of platoons of puppets, and a squadron of spooks, too.

Oregon Symphony



Dance preview: Allie Hankins channels her inner Nijinsky

Allie Hankins' "Like a Sun..." premieres Friday at Conduit.

In the mid 1920s, Ida Rubinstein commissioned Maurice Ravel to make an orchestral transcription of Albéniz’s Iberia. Copyright issues, of all things, sent that plan sideways, and the world got Bolero instead. Rubinstein performed in the premiere of Bolero



I want my wall back!

Rone's "Every Rose Has Its Thorns"

On the south side of Southwest Washington Avenue between 11th and 12th, and set back from the street, two buildings butt up square to each other. Last year, a local art program, Forest for the Trees, arranged for an …

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