On-campus events calendar: Aug. 1–7

Featured Event

FESTIVAL
18th Annual Portland Iranian Festival
Saturday, Aug. 5, 11 a.m.
South Park Blocks
Free, all ages

Cultural festivals offer intercultural exchange, which is more important than ever to Portland. Festival organizers are accepting donations for the Oregon Food Bank and host a fashion show, children’s activities, traditional arts & crafts, and Iranian cuisine & desserts.

Tuesday, Aug. 1

OPERA
Ryan Thorne
7 p.m.
Whitsell Auditorium
Free, all ages

Portland Opera is collecting $20 suggested donations for this baritone singer.

Wednesday, Aug. 2

FILM
Vernacular Viewings with Robert Sickels
7 p.m.
Whitsell Auditorium
$6–9, all ages

Robert Sickels hosts a screening of short films on life in Walla Walla, Washington, including Walla Walla Wiffle (2010), Sterling Hallard Bright Drake (2012), American Lawn (2014), Seven Ways From Sunday (2015) and Molasses & Lemon (2017).

Thursday, Aug. 3

ART TALK
Robert D. Mowry
6:30 p.m.
Portland Art Museum
Free, all ages

Robert D. Mowry has worked for institutions like Christie’s and Harvard Art Museums, and lectures on Second Millennium Korean ceramics as part of the John Yeon exhibition.

FILM
The Awful Truth (1937)
7 p.m.
Hotel deLuxe Parking Garage
$9–10, all ages

A couple’s (Cary Grant, Irene Dunne) marriage is failing, despite the fact that neither wants to see it end. Starts after a screening of the short film Incendio (2016).

Friday, Aug. 4

ART RECEPTION
A Space to Enter: Works on Paper
5 p.m.
Autzen Gallery
Free, all ages

Closing reception a collection of works from Jane Lackey’s Enclosures exhibition. Co-sponsored by the American Craft Council (ACC).

ART
$5 After 5
5 p.m.
Portland Art Museum
$5, all ages

PAM’s regular discount night this month covers exhibitions like the second-to-last week of New Zealand artist Sam Hamilton’s first American solo exhibition, Standard Candles.

FILM
Wild at Heart (1990)
7 p.m. (also screening Aug. 5 @ 8:30 p.m.)
Whitsell Auditorium
$7–9, all ages

David Lynch’s road film about the doomed love between Sailor Ripley (Nicholas Cage) and Lula (Laura Dern) was cheered and jeered when it won Palme d’Or at Cannes. Lynch’s avant-garde musical Industrial Symphony no. 1 (1990) screens ahead of it.

ARTIST TALK
Jane Lackey
7 p.m.
Shattuck Hall Annex
Free, all ages

Following her reception, ACC Fiber Fellow Jane Lackey presents during the Surface Design Association’s “Making Our Mark” conference.

Saturday, Aug. 5

FILM
La traversée de Paris (1956)
6 p.m.
Whitsell Auditorium
$6–9, all ages

Odd-couple taxi driver (Bourvil) and artist (Jean Gabin) smuggle black market pork through Nazi-occupied France in one of the first French films to critique the actions of certain French citizens during WWII (and likely helped the country restructure its post-war identity).

FILM
Eve’s Bayou (1997)
7/9:30 p.m. (screening Aug. 4 and 6)
5th Avenue Cinema
$4–5 (free w/PSU ID), all ages

Roger Ebert’s favorite film of the year follows the perspective of Eve Batiste (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), a ten-year-old daughter in the Batiste Family, whose wealth and reputation are threatened by the infidelities of the family patriarch (Samuel L. Jackson).

Sunday, Aug. 6

RECITAL
Aszemar Glenn
3 p.m.
Lincoln Performance Hall
Free, all ages

Ethnomusicologist and Smithsonian contributor Aszemar Glenn performs the works of Mozart, Moussorgsky, his original compositions and more on piano.

FILM
Children of Paradise (1945)
7 p.m.
Whitsell Auditorium
$6–9, all ages

This French film centered around the love—I don’t know, pentagram?—between actress Garance (Arletty) and an actor, a duke, a mime and a killer is sometimes considered one of the best films in the world. (Suck it, Citizen Kane!)

Monday, Aug. 7

WORKSHOP
Introduction to Interviews
10:30 a.m.
USB 402
Free, all ages

Learn or get refreshed on the basics of interviewing for a job.

FILM
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
7 p.m. (also screening Aug. 5 @ 3 p.m.)
Whitsell Auditorium
$7–9, all ages

A Kansas girl (Judy Garland)’s unquenchable bloodlust makes her world explode into Technicolor and song. My film professor also says it’s a lesbian parable.

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