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Events for August 27th 2015

9:00 am
August 3rd to August 31st
The Deck of Professions
Portland Mercado

The Deck of Professions is a new type of usable art for a new America. Dominican-born Hampton Rodriguez created this series of 52 compelling images, brought together as an actual deck of cards to be used in language- and culture-learning spaces throughout greater Portland. Selected images will be...more info

7:30 pm
August 22nd to August 29th
Up the Fall
Artists Repertory Theatre

PHAME presents the world premiere of Up the Fall, a locally grown new work by Oregon playwright Debbie Lamedman and songwriter Laura Gibson, starring an inclusive cast of actors with and without disabilities. This play with music follows a cast of mythical characters as they endeavor to restore...more info

8:00 pm
August 14th to August 29th
Shaking the Tree Theatre

SCHIZO, a solo theatre work, follows the development of the director's brother's schizophrenia and provides an insight into the normalcy of his everyday life as he battles the chaos in his mind. This project is funded in part by a 2015 RACC Project Grant. (Photo credit: Pat...more info

Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

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

12:00 pm
August 5th to August 30th
Jan Kempenaers: Spomenik - photography exhibition
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

From 2006 to 2009, Jan Kempenaers trekked throughout the former Yugoslavia in search of spomeniks (Serbo-Croatian for “monuments”) which he had initially stumbled upon in an art encyclopedia. These World War II memorials were erected by the Yugoslavian government in the 1960s and 1970s, but those...more info

12:00 pm
August 5th to August 30th
Marc Shoul: Brakpan - photography exhibition
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Brakpan, a once-prosperous mining town, is situated approximately 25 miles outside of Johannesburg. In his series of the same name, South African photographer Marc Shoul presents a stark yet intimate portrait of what (and who) remains, decades after the luster of wealth and industry has dissipated....more info

7:00 pm
August 27th
Northwest Film Center presents: Clueless
Zidell Yards

Inspired by Jane Austen’s EMMA, CLUELESS takes a deep dive into the life of Cher and her crew of spoiled Beverly Hills teens—a world featuring the original flip phone and more “as ifs” and “whatevers” than you can count. (97 mins.) Drive, bike, or take the streetcar to our drive-in under the...more info

8:00 pm
August 27th
Northwest Film Center presents: Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Hotel deLuxe

With something to offend most any sensibility, the comedy troupe of Monty Python offers this comprehensive and nonsensical guide to life—from birth to death. Filled with uproariously funny sketches and songs, the film is a grab bag of outrageous contemplations of the absurdity of life where...more info