From YOB to Bewitcher, just in time for Bandcamp Friday.
From YOB to Bewitcher, just in time for Bandcamp Friday.
Storytelling is at the center of a season opening with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and two more vivid tales.
In Suzan-Lori Parks’ drama “Fucking A,” the “A” is for “abortionist,” not “adulterer.” Actor Kayla Hanson talks about the issues and the action.
A historical comic puzzle in a conundrum in an eccentric Christian Bale; a smart tense mystery; festivals from Lovecraft to the mountains.
From Portland to Ashland to Philomath to Washington, Yamhill and Clark counties, artists open their studios for free tours.
Must be something in the water, or the creative talent pool: We talk with five of this year’s seven Oregon winners of Eisner Awards, the Oscars of the comics industry.
“The First Step” looks at how daring to bargain across the aisle in polarized times got a criminal reform bill passed.
October means falling leaves and the return of Portland TextileX Month. Lindsay Costello’s VizArts Monthly has October’s art to see and events to attend.
The showcase reels ’em in: About 100 regional, national, and international films from 1,600 submissions, available both in-person and virtually.
Fresh octogenarians David Bernstein and Greg Steinke celebrate with “Last Tango in Portland,” a concert of lively music and world premieres.
From the sublime to the spectacular, the steamy to the spooky, dance takes all forms this month.
In a city that revels in the art of the book, bookbinder Jason Patrician revives and restores the beauty of printed history.
A health scare got art collector Duane Snider thinking about where his art would go after he died. The process continues – with helping hands.
Portland Playhouse opens a comedy set at a funeral in a Black church. But does the play move beyond sitcom platitudes?
Fleming and baritone Rod Gilfrey help open a promising symphony season with a musical tale of Georgia O’Keefe and Alfred Stieglitz.
Spooky books and sweet books to help set an autumn mood; a festival in Cannon Beach; readings to write home about.
Classical mainstays move into their seasons, a choir dissents, new music sounds out, electronica and rock get experimental, plus jazz and post-punk.
A charming gay romantic comedy tops the week; Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline team up smartly again.
As dance presenters Walter Jaffe and Paul King move into their 25th season of running White Bird, the elite company they founded, they prepare to pass the torch.
Photographer Julie Keefe explores community-building in a time of social distancing with “Love Letters.”
The self-guided tour over two weekends includes 49 painters, sculptors, book and jewelry makers, ceramacists, and fabric artists, among others.
How Elizabethan: The new and old of Nashville Ballet’s “Black Lucy and the Bard” on PBS’s Great Performances.
A PSU choir’s link to Leonard Cohen’s most famous song; a Covid cancellation; Afro-Topia Pop-Up; remembering Hilary Mantel & Louise Fletcher; Corey Brunish & “The Music Man.”
When lead actor Richie Stone in Broadway Rose’s musical “The Evolution of Mann” is sidelined by Covid, director Isaac Lamb takes the stage for opening night.
The beloved Happy Valley festival returns.
Marilyn Monroe and David Bowie get unconventional biopics that are catnip for their fans; five Saturdays of Bogart; “Mighty Victoria” kick-starts Latin American film fest.
LaMotte and the conductorless Amadeus Chamber Orchestra will perform with CMNW in September.
File this one under “to see”: Director J. Rick Castañeda and Portland-based composer Nick Jaina talk with Marc Mohan about their new film comedy.
About half of the 61 banners hanging from Newport lampposts – and to be auctioned in November – sport blue and yellow colors.
The show, now open at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at PSU, presents food-related works from Schnitzer’s impressive collection. The result is a sumptuous feast (for the eyes).
New artistic director Jeanette Harrison brings a commitment to a diversity of voices to Portland’s second largest theater company.
Emerging from the pandemic and into its second half-century, Eugene’s summer music extravaganza pulled off worthy concerts while seeking new artistic leadership.
Chasse Davidson at the Newport Visual Arts Center and India Downes-Le Guin at the Hoffman Center
for the Arts tout the sense of community at their coastal centers.
Whet your appetite for the upcoming OSO season with this carefully orchestrated crossword puzzle.
CoHo Clown Festival gets down with some feisty physical comedy; “The Hombres” land at Artists Rep; “tick, tick” heads for its final boom; the enduring wit of Louise Brooks.
Southworth is the namesake of Waldport’s newly announced park. Pete Helzer’s life-sized bronze portrait will celebrate and pay tribute to Southworth and his remarkable life story.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland will celebrate organist and Canon for Cathedral Music Neswick with a Retirement Evensong service this weekend.
A rigorous and revealing three-hour look at what’s made the movies the movies; the story of an irascible insider who helped shape a golden cinematic age.
The Nov. 5 festival, presented by Literary Arts, is back to full in-person programming with 80 writers and presenters.
The French director, who never stopped reinventing forms and challenging beliefs, changed the face of cinema, Marc Mohan writes.
“In My Own Little Corner” immerses viewers in an autobiographical exploration of past and present. Jennifer Rabin reviews.
Evan Baden’s photobook publishing venture is a passion project two years in the making. Blake Andrews visits Baden in his Corvallis garage, the home of Push Pull Editions, to discuss process and motivation.
Singer and Aquilon Music Festival founder Anton Belov joins with seven-string guitar duo for a series of Romani, Jewish, and Eastern European folk music concerts.
Either way, seismic concerns are pushing a decision. A recent tour of Oregon’s biggest performance hall demonstrated the building’s need and its untapped potential.
Xuan Cheng, principal dancer for Oregon Ballet Theatre, is the new principal dancer and ballet mistress for Hong Kong Ballet. She’ll split the next year between Hong Kong and Oregon.
PICA’s experimental extravaganza hits the boards again. Plus openings, from sci-fi to farce to ghosts, pajamas, book clubs, stony hearts, midsummer dreams and a mushroom hunt.
Multi-week Siletz Bay Music Festival brings classical, jazz, hip-hop, and a relaxed vibe to Lincoln City Cultural Center.
Choirs around Oregon prepare their fall concerts, featuring single-composer premieres, newly-scored old movies, and more.
A contemporary riff on Fassbinder, the private life of a classic suspense writer, and a host of good revivals: It’s a movie week for looking back.
The Portland author says he was surprised to find himself writing about Moms Mabley and Minnie Pearl as he chronicled influential women comedians.