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Let's hear it for the Golden Ratio and the Fibonacci Spiral!

The City of Portland has a small money problem, a few million or so a year, depending on how you look at it. Maybe you heard about it earlier in the week, and maybe the press made it sound like …



Bag & Baggage’s ‘Richard III': Tricky Dick

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I’m not sure which is the more demented notion: Bag & Baggage Productions turning Shakespeare’s blood-soaked tragedy Richard III into a comedy, or seeing it outdoors on Hillsboro’s charming Main Street in 100°+ temperatures. In fact, Bag & Baggage’s Richard



9 reasons to see the 9th annual QDoc film fest

The Year We Thought About Love

QDoc 9 is just around the corner. Every year, Portland’s own queer documentary film fest sets the bar high with a selection of films that do justice to the scope of LGBTQ experiences. Here are nine reasons to celebrate QDoc’s …



Chamber Music Northwest reviews: Pros and Proteges

Chiffon joined Nikki Chooi, Jay Campbell and Yevgeny Yontov in Quartet for the End of Time. Photo: Tom Emerson.


The Emerson Quartet is always popular with Chamber Music Northwest audiences, and this year was no exception, with both shows sold out. It’s easy to understand why. They don’t engage in theatrics or other behavior worrisome to …



Dance Weekend: Doing it with improv

Pure Surface celebrates its first birthday at Holocene on Wednesday,

This weekend brings us more hot weather (I’m not complaining, really I’m not) and a lull in the Portland performance scene, giving us a chance to hone in on the two dance performances that are happening this week. Pure Surface



Judy Cooke and the quiet challenge

Judy Cooke, Nostalgia, 2014 (oil, pencil and wax on wood, 36" x 34" x 2")/Elizabeth Leach Gallery


Judy Cooke’s paintings at Elizabeth Leach Gallery are for those who enjoy thinking about painting. They do not grab the viewer with bright color or bold brushwork. They are quietly challenging.

There are 11 medium-sized to small …

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