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August 2022

LitWatch September: Here comes autumn

This month’s lit calendar is chock-full of free author readings from the likes of Lidia Yuknavitch, Wendy Red Star, Leanne Grabel, and others.

Summer in (and out of) the city

Photographer Joe Cantrell roams the plazas and parks and barns of town and country, discovering a feast of music and dance.

DramaWatch: Remembering Stan Foote

Celebrating the Oregon Children’s Theatre leader’s life; “tick, tick … BOOM!” blows the lid off the season at Portland Center Stage; Ashland openings; more.

Bobby Bermea: The truth about Polonius

Sure, Hamlet’s the hero, and gets all the praise. But why? asks the actor playing the prince’s put-upon counsel. Isn’t Polonius a reasonable and honest guy, just doing his job?

Alyson Provax at Well Well Projects

In her new show, “There is so much I want to tell you,” the artist builds upon her previous explorations with letterpress and hidden text with gossamer layers. The effect is anything but insubstantial.

Studio visit: Maya Vivas

A co-founder of Ori Gallery, Vivas has stepped away from arts administration and organizing in order to focus on their studio practice. Vivas discusses their art and “finding the playground at the end of the world” with Hannah Krafcik.

Art Review: Land art at Blackfish Gallery

In this two-part exhibition, curator Merridawn Duckler seeks to tackle the complicated legacy of the historical Land Art movement and consider how artists engage with land in the Pacific Northwest in the 21st century.

Getting ghosted by Allie Hankins

Dance review: Allie Hankins’ “By My Own Hand, Part 1: Ghosting” begins before it begins – and that’s a good thing.

Stephanie Ho and Saar Ahuvia at Makrokosmos 8. Photo by Orlando Romulo Sanchez.

Unusual and often terrifying: Makrokosmos 8

The annual mini-festival of contemporary music celebrated its eighth year with five hours of music at PICA, featuring compositions from across Latin America.

You cannot call it love … or can you?

Theater review: Salt and Sage’s ambitious dual productions of “Romeo and Juliet” and “Hamlet” reckon with deep questions about love and mortality.

Salman Rushdie and the dangerous world

The author of “The Satanic Verses,” living under a death threat since 1989, is stabbed onstage in western New York. Grievously injured, he remains a profile in courage.

DramaWatch: Corrib rides a bumpy road to new leadership

Holly Griffith takes the artistic reins at Portland’s Irish theater company; an outdoor “Tempest,” an indoor “Holy Days,” party with the Bar[d], singing “Newsies,” and a Quixote for today.

Oregon Art’s Sustainable Feast

OSU’s touring Art About Agriculture exhibit, now at Newport’s Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, explores the ways we grow and eat our food.

News & Notes: A feast of festivals

August is festival season in the Pacific Northwest. Two to watch for: Portland Homowo & Twins Festival, Washougal Art Festival.

Exquisite Gorge II: It’s a Wrap!

Maryhill Museum of Art finishes its sweeping Columbia Gorge fiber-arts project with a grand party on the museum grounds.

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Imago Theatre ZooZoo Portland Oregon
Open Space Dance Royal Durst Theatre Vancouver Washington
Northwest Dance Theatre Nutcracker Tea PCC Portland Oregon
Enlightened Theatrics Seussical the Musical Salem Oregon
Bag & Baggage Danny and the Deep Blue Sea The Vault Theatre Hillsboro Oregon
Portland Playhouse A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Portland Oregon
Corrib Contemporary Irish Theatre Portland Oregon Metaverse
Portland Revels Midwinter Revels Andalusian Night Portland Oregon
Hallie Ford Museum of Art Willamette University Salem Oregon
Eugene Ballet The Nutcracker with Orchestra Next Hult Center Eugene Oregon
Oregon Repertory Singers Glory of Christmas Portland Oregon
Triangle Productions Erma Bombeck At Wit's End Helen Raptis Portland Oregon
Northwest Dance Project Portland Oregon
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Future Prairie Artist Collective Portland Oregon
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