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Events for October 20th 2014

7:30 pm
October 20th
Profile Theatre's In Dialogue Reading: CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS
Artists Repertory Theatre

FREE ADMISSION In Dialogue readings include new and contemporary plays in conversation with Sam Shepard's body of work, as well as readings of Shepard plays not included in our Main Stage season or Festival of One...more info



Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
October 4th to October 28th
Jo Hamilton: Our House of Portland
Sum Gallery

With her new project, funded by a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Jo Hamilton begins to chronicle in yarn the people -residents, volunteers, staff- of Our House of Portland, a residential AIDS care facility in SE where she has been a volunteer for the last ten years. The first...more info



All Day
October 10th to October 22nd
Northwest Film Center presents Reel Music Festival
Whitsell Auditorium

Reel Music is the Film Center’s annual showcase exploring the lively interplay between sound and image, music and culture. Featuring everything from collections of vintage performance clips to new documentary and dramatic films, to cutting-edge music videos and animation, Reel Music embraces films...more info



10:00 am
October 18th to January 11th
Blue Sky: The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 40
Portland Art Museum

Over the past four decades, Portland’s Blue Sky Gallery has risen from an upstart artists’ collective to a mature, nationally recognized nonprofit photographic space. This major survey exhibition of more than 120 works by artists shown at Blue Sky will demonstrate the critical role that the gallery...more info



10:00 am
October 18th to January 11th
Portland Art Museum presents In Passionate Pursuit
Portland Art Museum

In Passionate Pursuit explores the richly diverse collection of Arlene and the late Harold Schnitzer, their promised gift to the community, and the profound impact they have had as philanthropists on cultural patronage in Portland. For more than half a century, the Schnitzers have collected art....more info



10:00 am
October 17th to November 15th
Semblant Geometries
PNCA's Feldman Gallery + Project Space

Reception with the artist: Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. Where do math and metaphor meet? In this body of work, which includes a fine press book and etchings, printmaker Heather Lee Birdsong pairs the crisp visual language of planar geometry with folk tales. The application of metaphor...more info



7:00 pm
October 20th
Northwest Film Center presents BEAUTIFUL NOISE
Portland Art Museum

"An in-depth exploration of the dense, sensuous, and extremely loud movement in 80s/90s U.K. rock tagged "shoegaze' by the British press. Tracing its influences back to the Cocteau Twins' ethereal ambiance and the Jesus and Mary Chain's brash guitar sound, the film explores how bands like My Bloody...more info



9:00 pm
October 20th
Northwest Film Center presents JIMMY SCOTT: IF YOU ONLY KNEW
Portland Art Museum

Jazz vocal legend Jimmy Scott's (1925-2014) distinctive voice was able to effortlessly caress high notes in a range that no normal adult male singer should ever expect to reach. But Scott?s vocal range was the result of a hereditary condition that kept his body and voice from developing beyond...more info