Wednesday, June 29, 2016

June 29 Color

The Color Of Memory is a show to brighten your Summer by Jon Serl, Laura Fritz , Jaq Chartier, Stewart Jones, Mary Henry, Doug Lowell, Ellen George, Brian Borrello, Lisa Hildebrant, Gregory Grenon, Pat Barrett, Brad Mildrexler, Sherrie Wolf, Ellen Wishnetsky-Mueller, Laura Fritz and Molly Vidor. Junko Iijima also has iron and brass castings. At Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art 2219 NW Raleigh 6PM-8 Free

Saturday, June 25, 2016

June 27 Science!

The Summer of Science begins a weekly talk series into September tonight. 3-4 individuals speak on curious topics in science. Tonight it's Taz Loomans on Humans in Architecture, Becky Olson on Animal Monstrosities, Molly Winter on Harnessing the Superpowers of our Poop and Elena Moon on Design. Science at Xhurch 4550 NE 20th. 7PM Free

Friday, June 24, 2016

June 26 Read Weep

Christian Rogers has Read It and Weep, paintings. At Nationale 3360 SE Division Map 3PM-6 Free

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

June 25 Family Breakin' Dance

It is no secret that Portland is embraced by/repelled by gentrification and economic displacement today. The story of the I5/Rose Garden/Coliseum/Convention Center/Emanuel/North Portland neighborhood destruction is well known, and before it, Vanport.

That's economic, but the real story is people, individuals.

More immediate, now, artists are exploring socio-geo-individual changes right in that neighborhood, on the ground; through the eyes and experience of families.

Social practice artist Emma Colburn has been inviting families with children to talk about what's up/down/changing in the neighborhood, block by block, walking it and documenting it.

Her Mapcircles project has another review and invited contribution by you, especially NPo families, today.

At family-friendly Poa Cafe 4025 N Williams 3PM-5 Free

The Breakin' Olympics is a b-boy/b-girl battle tonight. 2 by 2 battles and country team by country team battles. MC - Shot Colin (Misguided Steps/Moon Patrol). Judges - Marks Iller (Filthee Feet - Vancouver B.C.), Vital (Misguided Steps/Hoodz/Boogie Down - Bremerton) and Impulse (Moon Patrol). Beats - Skeme Richards, Hot Peas and Butta (Philly).

Breakers are Bandit Habits, Bangkok Native Revival, Soul Boogers, Moon Patrol, 47 Immortals, Duke Street News, Hood Valley, Collective Conscious, N.W.A., Art of Movement, Killa Styles, AMF Boiz, LA Breakers, O.T.F., Soul Gambitz, Formula Boogie, Bandit Chefs, finally Black and Yellow.

Country teams are Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Philippines, South Korea, and Africa.

At Portland State University Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom (SMSU355) 1825 SE Broadway. 6PM $10 (free for PSU students with ID)

Modern dance in Portland over the years is the subject of a work in progress documentary shown tonight. Several other dance films will also be shown. At Performance Works Northwest 8PM $3

June 24-25 Quiet

The Quiet Music Festival is a special favorite. It is an intimate event with musicians who are not too loud. The audience lounges on an occasional carpet-, blanket- and pillow-covered floor, lit by scattered table lamps.


It's organized for the sixth year by Portland-LA artist-musician-skater Chris Johanson.

Friday is Bouquet, Peg Simone with Mary Gaitskill, Juan Wauters, Larry Yes with Nate Lumbard and Michael Hurley

Saturday is Fred and Toody, Valet, Sunfoot, Virginia Dare and Like Avillan with Christopher Johnedis.

There is a very small amount of seating for those who need that.

More at

Tickets at Advanced tickets are recommended.

At Disjecta, in the shadow of Paul Bunyan 8371 N. Interstate Map Doors 7PM, show 8. Advance one night $11/$17 both. Door $13 one night/$19 both.

June 24 Degenerate Mistake

S1 opens Mistake Capacity by Sarah Wong and Maria Katarina. Their show opens tonight at S1, formerly Multiplex, 4148 NE Hancock Map 7PM-10 Free

The Degenerate Art Ensemble are favorite butoh and modern music performers in Seattle. Tonight you can see a video of their production Predator Songstress. Recommended. 8PM by donation

Saturday, June 18, 2016

June 24-26 Houseguest Sound and Light Installation

Houseguest is an opportunity for artists to occupy Pioneer Square. Parallel Studio: Portland sound artist Ethan Rose, Jesse Mejía and Jason Plumb have created an interactive sound and light installation, Exchange, controlled by your movements. There will be an artist talk with Ethan Rose and Parallel Studio at Likewise Bar on June 15th at 6PM.

The installation will operate Friday 6PM-Midnight, Saturday 9AM-Midnight and Sunday 9AM-6PM. At Pioneer Square Free

Friday, June 17, 2016

June 19 Silent

The Portland Silent Reading Party continues early. Bring a paper or electronic book and read quietly. With the earlier hour, the event is all ages. Silent Reading Party at 412 NE Beech 3PM-5 Free

June 18 Rare Seed

Rare Plant Research is a rare plant nursery which sells rare plants on the Internet. They are open just a few days a year to the public for plant sales. Today is the last of the season. It really is a special place. You can visit Rare Plant Research
11900 S Criteser Rd, Oregon City. 11PM-4 Free

Albina is one of Portland's oldest neighborhoods and was an independent city at one time. It's been thoroughly destroyed by highways, railroads and access to the river blocked by large industrial facilities and ruins. It's polluted too. There are a few old buildings in the neighborhood for a sense of what was: the old Widmer building, Beam and Anchor, some buildings on Russell, the old Ripe Family Dinner building, and some are artist work spaces. The North Coast Seed Building is one, a complex of artist studios in Albina. Tonight is their annual open studios, most of the artists open their studios tonight. They also have a large solar array on the roof! Strongly recommended. May not be perfectly wheel chair accessible. 2127 N. Albina 4PM-10 Free

June 17 Broken

Pat Castaldo speaks on the theme Broken this morning. You can see the video version in a few days at Creative Mornings. At Ziba Design Auditorium 810 NW Marshall Map Doors 8:30AM, talk 9. Free

Thursday, June 16, 2016

June 16 Weird Tube

Weird Shift is an open source artists project in Portland. It has had an exhibition space, a library and a podcast. Tonight it invites short talks - micro talks - on obscure creative and societal topics, with visuals. Bring a USB drive or laptop with your talk! Examples of previous talks are on their event page At the Compliance Division in the Everett Lofts 625 NW Everett #101 - entrance on NW 6th 7PM Free

Getting to Know You(Tube) has selections from three Stumptown coffee roasters. At Getting to Know You(Tube) at the Hollywood Theater 4122 NE Sandy Boulevard. 7:30PM $6