October 2019

The homesick and the haunted

“The Brothers Paranormal” delivers a masterly blend of social commentary and supernatural horror.

MusicWatch Halloween III: The Unveiling

The world is already a haunted house. Killer clowns, mercenary robots, dystopian surveillance states, wildfires galore–what do you need a haunted house for? Instead, go lurk in the shadows with some dark music and costumed fun. There are dozens of tribute shows

Francisco Bautista loom

Warp, weft, in between and beyond

Artists and scholars talk about the past, present, and future of textile art and culture at the Textile Connections Symposium

‘The Dope Elf’ considers power

Gawdafful National Theater visited Yale Union for ‘The Dope Elf,’ a play about white supremacy that kept the audience in motion.

Women of Will, and vice versa

At Portland Playhouse, Tina Packer and Nigel Gore dive deeply into the world of women in Shakespeare’s plays.

Field of Vision

A conference introduces a national organization to Portland. Tackling of pressing issues in Oregon arts ensues.

How to be a critic? Just do it

A critic’s voice is human, fallible, individual. It will sometimes please you, sometimes amuse you, sometimes infuriate you.

MusicWatch Weekly: Dress up in metal

The present author normally adheres to a strict “no promoting your own shows” policy, but since I spent a month telling you all about band camp in Bali, I feel it’s only fair to let you know that the results of that

Astoria artist Dave Ambrose will talk about how artists can use a lease-to-own program to get art into the hand of would-be customers during the Clatsop County Arts Summit next month. Photo courtesy: Dave Ambrose

Artists talking to artists

The inaugural Clatsop County Arts Summit will cover everything from lease-to-own art to copyright law.

Roger Kukes: Many stories

The drawings and paintings of Roger Kukes brim with intertwining images and stories.

The Inside Show

A collaboration of artists and inmates gives lively, often funny voice to the view from inside the walls.

Go West, young fans

Stumptown Stages’ energetic production of “West Side Story” makes some missteps but still has the moves.

Anne Sofie von Otter and Kristian Bezuidenhout at Friends of Chamber Music concert October 2019. Photo courtesy of FOCM.

Being the song

Anne Sofie von Otter and Kristian Bezuidenhout show Portland how it’s done.

MusicWatch Weekly: A wider net

We stumble upon a Hall of Fame inductee, learn about joiking and konnakol, and hear from the audients.

Wit, speed, a blast from the past

Oregon Ballet Theatre lights the fireworks with Forsythe, Balanchine, and the dazzling return of “Scheherazade.”

Once Upon a Time in Dublin

Wondrous music tempers an overstuffed story in Broadway Rose’s “Once.”

A cityscape in crochet

Sebastian Zinn discusses Jo Hamilton’s new mural at SE 56th and Foster.

Bakkhai to the future

Shaking the Tree’s ravishing new version of Euripides’ ancient Greek tragedy ripples nervously down the centuries.

The music of our time?

A Delgani String Quartet concert featuring living local composers raises questions of tradition and timeliness.

Happy birthday, Street Roots

The weekly paper and its vendor-poets celebrate 20 years as beacons of advocacy for the city’s homeless.

Corrib Theatre From a Hole in the Ground Contemporary Irish Theatre Alberta House Portland Oregon
Kalakendra Indian Classical Instrumental Music First Congregational Church Portland Oregon
Portland Opera Puccini in Concert Keller Auditorium Portland Oregon
Portland Center Stage at the Armory Coriolanus Portland Oregon
Cascadia Composers May the Fourth be with you Bold new music for winds and piano Lincoln Recital Hall PSU Portland Oregon
Chamber Music Northwest Imani Winds and BodyVox Beautiful Everything The Reser Beaverton Oregon
Portland Columbia Symphony Adelante Voices of Tomorrow Beaverton and Gresham Oregon
Newport Visual and Performing Arts Newport Oregon Coast
Kalakendra Indian Classical Instrumental Music First Congregational Church Portland Oregon
Triangle Productions Perfect Arrangement Portland Oregon
NW Dance Project Moving Stories Newmark Theatre Portland Oregon
Oregon Repertory Singers Finding Light 50th Season Portland Oregon
Portland Playhouse Passing Strange Portland Oregon
Imago Theatre Carol Triffle Mission Gibbons Portland Oregon
Maryhill Museum of Art Goldendale Washington
Portland State University College of the Arts
Bonnie Bronson 2024 Fellow Wendy Red Star Reed College Reception Kaul Auditorium Foyer Portland Oregon
PassinArt Theatre and Portland Playhouse present Yohen Brunish Theatre Portland Oregon
Pacific Maritime Heritage Center Prosperity of the Sea Lincoln County Historical Society Newport Oregon Coast
Portland Art Museum Virtual Sneakers to Cutting Edge Kicks Portland Oregon
High Desert Museum Sasquatch Central Oregon
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