Lit Crawl originated with Lit Quake in San Francisco. It's an evening of stacked readings at taverns within walking distance. It's spread since to London, NY, Austin, LA, Seattle and Iowa City(!).
It's tonight in Portland, the festive coda to Wordstock. It runs from 6PM to Late with readings between 7:30 and 9:15 in inner SE. Details: www.literary-arts.org/what-we-do/wordstock/lit-crawl/
Lit Crawl. 6PM-late Free
Allie Hankins, Lucy Yim and Akahiro Yamamoto perform something in the modern dance realm as Physical Education. It is their project which includes cultural reading groups and discussions. They win the copywriting award for the month: " the body is a site of a passage of time, faded history, deviant behavior, dimensional projections, artifacts & narratives, alternatives against structures of repression, traffic & underground passageways, broken languages, consumed & digested & transformed material, questions larger than its skin & greater in number than its pores, tenderness & love, dreams & self-inflicted pain, trauma & desire for release, harbors, rivers, dams & bridges" Physical Education at Short Space, above Cotton Cloud on NE 7th. 7PM Free
Portland abstract painter Grant Hottle has Throw Me the Idol I Throw You the Whip opening tonight. It corresponds to the Disjecta art auction preview next door. At Carl & Sloan Contemporary www.carlsloan.com in the Disjecta building. 8371 N Interstate Ave #1 Map 6PM-10 Free