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Events for September 3rd 2015

1:00 pm
September 3rd
Oregon Symphony's Waterfront Concert
Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park

On September 3, the skies above Tom McCall Waterfront Park will once again light up following Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, complete with military cannons from the Oregon Army National Guard 218th Field Artillery. An expected audience of some 20,000 spectators will enjoy the dazzling fireworks...more info

Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
September 3rd to January 9th
Alien She
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Alien She, curated by Astria Suparak + Ceci Moss is the first exhibition to examine the lasting impact of Riot Grrrl on artists and cultural producers working today. A pioneering punk feminist movement that emerged in the early 1990s, Riot Grrrl has had a pivotal influence, inspiring many around...more info

5:30 am
September 1st to September 30th
"Who Am I?" A Portrait Project
Cedar Hills Recreation Center

St. Andrew Nativity School, Oregon’s only tuition-free private middle school, partnered with local artist Joanne Radmilovich Kollman for a portrait project titled, Who Am I? Kollman was awarded a Regional Arts & Culture Council Arts-In-Schools Project Grant. This project allowed 26 eighth grade...more info

8:00 am
August 24th to September 18th
Andy Behrle presents his homage to the Bull Run Watershed at the Portland Building Installation Space
The Portland Building

Andy Behrle’s installation, from there to here, is an arresting visual exploration of Portland’s water system. The artist has gathered and combined into a single composition, digital video footage from the origins of Portland’s drinking water in the Bull Run Watershed and the open storage...more info

10:00 am
May 23rd to September 13th
Ai Wei Wei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads—Gold
Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to announce an exhibition of Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold (2010), which will be on view this summer in the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Sculpture Court. The installation consists of a dozen gold-gilt bronze sculptures representing the animal...more info

10:00 am
June 13th to September 13th
Gods and Heroes: Masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Portland Art Museum

This rich overview of masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts — the original school of fine arts in Paris and a repository for work by Europe’s most renowned artists since the seventeenth century — will include approximately 140 paintings, sculptures and works on paper dating from antiquity...more info

12:00 pm
April 1st to March 31st
2015 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Blue Sky, the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, is pleased to announce the names of 64 artists selected for inclusion in its 2015 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers Program ("Drawers"). Debuting on First Thursday, April 2, and coinciding with Portland Photo Month, each artist...more info

7:00 pm
September 3rd
Northwest Film Center presents: The Big Sleep
Whitsell Auditorium

One of the key noirs of the 1940s, THE BIG SLEEP features several legends of the American page and screen—Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Howard Hawks, Raymond Chandler, William Faulkner, and Leigh Brackett—collaborating on a messy masterpiece that, fittingly, lacks traditional narrative logic but...more info

8:00 pm
September 3rd
in situ PORTLAND's "Night Lights"
Regional Arts & Culture Council

On Thursday night, September 3, RACC’s in situ PORTLANDprogram of temporary projects premiers “Night Lights”, a series of First Thursday projections on the side of our building at 411 NW Park Avenue. This is a collaboration with Hollywood Theater. The projections will run from 8:00 – 9:30 and will...more info