Portland Dance Weekend: Festival City

Eowyn Emerald & Dancers are part of this year's Risk/Reward Festival.

You will need a weekend to recover from your weekend and someone to schedule your itinerary if you plan to see everything that’s being offered. I wish I could lay out statistics on how many pieces and how many performers …



A light & breezy ‘Much Ado’

Cassandra and Ty Boice as Beatrice and Benedick: who's chicken now? Photo: Russell J Young

When I caught up with Post5 Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing on a not-too-sweltering Saturday night, each seat in the little Sellwood theater came equipped with a miniature hand-held fan, just in case. Curious, I fumbled with mine a …



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 …



Portland Opera’s ‘The Elixir of Love': Adina Get Your Gun

Portland Opera's The Elixir of Love opens Friday. Photo: Corey Weaver.


The anticipation of the Wild West set and costumes was the buzz prior to the downbeat of Portland Opera’s The Elixir of Love by Gaetano Donizetti. Donizetti is a constant to Portland Opera audiences over the …



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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