Portland Music Video Festival
Founded by PSU professor Dustin Morrow and PSU alum Kat Audick, this showcase of local and national music videos features a networking event for film and music industry professionals. Previous festivals have featured music videos from Cypress Hill, Gaslamp Killer, Passion Pit, Mean Jeans, Dita Von Teese, Bob Mould, Broken Bells, Sallie Ford, Lost Lander, Helio Sequence, Kimya Dawson and Aesop Rock.
Tuesday, March 7
MFA Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents: Nicole Pietrantoni
Lincoln Performance Hall, room 75
Nicole Pietrantoni’s artwork explores the complex relationship between human beings and nature through installations, artists’ books and works on paper. She regards both her professional practice and pedagogy as powerful sites for intellectual, artistic and ethical transformation.
Mardi Gras Salsa Dance Party
Salsa dance in all-white attire at Secret Society’s Mardi Gras party. The speakeasy-inspired lounge starts the evening off with a beginner’s salsa lesson, then explodes into a dance party featuring a burlesque performance from Portland’s Zora Von Pavonine.
Wednesday, March 8
Playing with Laura Mulvey: Video Game Graphics & Gender Representation
Lincoln Hall 211
Check out this lecture on the historical analysis of graphical realism, how it influences gender and sexual politics in video games, and a psychoanalysis of reinforced patterns and cinematic appreciation. Featuring North Dakota State University assistant professor Dr. Robert Mejia.
I Am Not Your Negro
7 p.m., 9:15 p.m. (multiple dates & showtimes)
Raoul Peck’s documentary about the powerful African-American writer envisions his unfinished book about the lives & assassinations of Baldwin’s close friends, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X and Medgar Evers.
Thursday, March 9
Vinyasa All-Level Yoga
The Old Church
Emphasizing breath and body movement, Vinyasa yoga is a great way to center and start your day. Veranda, the class instructor, has over a decade of teaching experience. Perfect for beginners or yogis.
Funk-Way North: MY BODY, Chanti Darling
The last Parkway North Project of winter term, featuring the dreamy synth-pop of MY BODY and Willamette Week‘s Best New Band of 2016, Chanti Darling.
Friday, March 10
The Information & The Inspiration | Jeremy Okai Davis
The 2017 RACC grant recipient’s painting series focuses on addressing the lack of African-American representation in gallery spaces and renegotiating the way Black faces are viewed on a daily basis by fusing historical and contemporary cultural figures.
Jazz-funk septet’s fusion of influences come together for an all-inclusive party atmosphere.
The Las Vegas drag queen and contestant on the upcoming ninth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race makes her Portland debut, taking photos and hosting a Q&A with VIP guests.
Saturday, March 11
Martha Davis & the Motels
3 p. m.
The iconic California new-wave band is signing copies of their dual-CD If Not Now, Then When? which features new music, b-sides & rarities.
Jimmy Pardo: Never Not Funny
Helium Comedy Club
The award-winning podcast tapes an episode in Portland.
7 p.m., 9:15 p.m. (alternate dates & times Saturday/Sunday)
5th Avenue Cinema
$4–5 (PSU Students: Free)
A curated collection of short skating documentation films from the 1960s and ’70s featuring Wesley Banford, Dylan Burke, Andrew Lovgren, Chad Butler, Phil & Theo and more.
Sunday, March 12
Hollywood Trader Joe’s parking lot
Gradey Proctor leads a day of ecological connection, wildcrafting and storytelling in connection to a timber sale. Bring water and lunch.
Cascadia Composers’ Concert of Remembrance
Oregon Historical Society Foyer
This classical concert commemorates the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066, which began the internment of Japanese-American citizens during the Second World War.
Feathers and Teeth
2 p.m. (alternate dates & times through April 2)
Artists Repertory Theatre
$25–50 (limited number of $5 Arts for All tix may be available)
A teenager in 1978 grapples with her mother’s death, her father’s new relationship with Mom’s former nurse, crushing on the boys next door and otherworldly little monsters.
Monday, March 13
Outside Shattuck Hall, PSU park blocks
This partnership between PSU and the Oregon Food Bank aims to alleviate food insecurity on campus and provide the PSU community with fresh fruits and vegetables. Line forms early, so bring a book!
Ecology Club: Stories of Place
Bark Office, NE 18th & Sandy
Whether or not you attend Sunday’s Bark About hike, you’re invited to discuss stories about meaningful connections to Oregon’s natural forests.