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 



Concert review: Third Angle New Music blends intensity with intimacy

Third Angle New Music string quartet performed at Portland's Zoomtopia. Photo: Lisa Volle.

Oregon’s classical music scene has lately been steadily reinventing itself. Prodded by the prospect of irrelevance or financial unsustainability thanks to dwindling, aging audiences and an imminent decline in donations, Oregon classical music institutions have, in the state’s progressive, …



Dance review: Michael Clark knits together ballet and glam rock

By the third act the Michael Clark Company finally opened the door for David Bowie./Photo by Jake Walters

In the parallel (and fictional) universe in which classical ballet emerged in the era of Studio 54 rather than Renaissance Italy, Michael Clark is without a doubt the star choreographer of that world. He’s the natural choice to unite pointe …



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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