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Events for July 30th 2015

7:30 pm
July 22nd to August 1st
Richard III
Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza

RICHARD III, by William Shakespeare Adapted and Directed by Scott Palmer A NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Outdoors at the Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza “Shakespeare’s Richard III receives, from Scott Palmer, a pointing up of the comic possibilities without losing the horror of amoral destruction as...more info

7:30 pm
July 17th to August 1st
The Elixir of Love
Newmark Theatre

Nemorino the cowpoke is snake-bit in love. High-falutin’ Adina laughs off his every attempt to rustle up some romance with her, especially after the gaudy Sergeant Belcore rides into town. Desperate, Nemorino enlists in Belcore’s battalion and invests his bonus in a large dose of Doctor Dulcamara’s...more info

7:30 pm
July 28th to August 15th
Time, A Fair Hustler
Artists Repertory Theatre

Hand2Mouth presents Time, A Fair Hustler. 25 years ago, Gus Van Sant's film My Own Private Idaho showed the world a decomposing Portland of wanderers, hustlers and thieves. Its characters were restless and free, but bound together by the perils and pleasures of a seedy city. Hand2Mouth’s new play...more info

7:30 pm
July 10th to August 15th
Unnecessary Farce
Lakewood Center for the Arts

In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant. In the room next door, two undercover cops are supposed to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s watching the video, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a...more info

Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

8:00 am
June 15th to August 14th
Dualities: Photographs by Liz Obert
Olympic Mills Commerce Center

Artist Reception: June 19 from 5-7 p.m. In Dualities, Liz Obert seeks to present the internal and external lives of people that have bipolar or major depressive disorder. Each component of this body of work consists of two portraits. One shows the subject presented as they want to be seen to the...more info

9:00 am
July 6th to July 31st
Habitat: A Video Mandala
Duplex Gallery

Habitat is a giant video mandala conjured for your contemplation and iteration. soundShaman Biddy Thomas will create a live film score; Biddy’s impromptu loops form the soundtrack for the rest of the run. Directed by Kello Goeller, live score by Biddy Thomas, assistant directed by Thomas Onstott,...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

12:00 pm
July 1st to August 2nd
Mila Teshaieva - "Promising Waters"
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Between 2010 and 2013, artist Mila Teshaieva photographed three former Soviet republics on the shores of the Caspian Sea: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. The artist’s series tells of the challenges these newly formed states and their citizens face as they continue to forge independent...more info

12:00 pm
June 20th to August 16th
No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting
PICA at the Mason Erhman Building Annex

PICA is proud to be participating in a major national tour of No Boundaries: Aboriginal Contemporary Abstract Painting. The exhibition will travel to museums and art centers around the country in 2015–16. Created at the frontier where Indigenous and Western cultures meet, these paintings speak...more info

12:00 pm
July 1st to August 2nd
Paris Petridis - "The Void and the Country"
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

The Void and the Country is visual travelogue of Egypt as seen through the lens of Greek photographer Paris Petridis. Completed a week after former President Hosni Mubarak's fall in 2011, the artist’s desolate color images reveal the absence of a human presence in various public spaces, which is...more info

8:00 pm
July 30th
Northwest Film Center presents: The 10th Victim
Hotel deLuxe

“Petri’s black comedy imagines the hunting of humans as a government-sanctioned, globally televised sport, a gladiatorial combat meant to relieve tension and settle conflicts in an otherwise anesthetized world devoted to mindless consumption. THE 10TH VICTIM amusingly remains a classic ‘commedia...more info