On-campus events calendar: Oct. 10–16

FEATURED EVENT

FESTIVAL
Portland State of Mind
Oct. 12–21
Multiple locations
Free, all ages

Numerous clubs and organizations take part in this vaguely-defined campus-wide festival. Expect concerts, lectures, art exhibitions, free food and more.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

BLOOD DRIVE
PSU Blood Drive
11:30 a.m. (through Oct. 13)
SMSU Ballroom
Free, all ages

Normally I would use this space to snark about the homophobic restrictions on blood donations, but it’s been a pretty rough October, and back-to-back disasters have placed extra strain on our nation’s blood banks. Give if you can.

FASHION
10th Anniversary Party
5:30 p.m.
underU4men
Free, 18+

The male underwear store celebrates ten years in the business with free buzz cuts, “product demonstrations,” drinks and a runway fashion show. Some proceeds benefit the local HIV nonprofit Our House.

Wednesday, Oct. 11

PIANO CONCERT
Philip Mandel
Noon
The Old Church
Free, all ages

Philip Mandel plays Schubert, Malats, Nazareth and more as part of the Lunchtime Free Concert Series.

INDIE POP
Balmorhea, Benoît Pioulard
7 p.m.
The Old Church
$15, all ages

The minimalist duo tours in support of their new album, Clear Language.

FILM
Just Because You’re Paranoid Don’t Mean They’re Not After You
7 p.m.
NW Film Center
Free, all ages

Filmmaker Bryan Hiltner screens a collection of his short films, including Present (2012), Elena Vance (2015), The Bends (2015), Spunk of the Reaper (2016) and CORPSE (2017).

Thursday, Oct. 12

WORKSHOP
Recipes for Financial Wellness
11 a.m.
Financial Wellness Center
Free, all ages

Learn how to budget so that the quality of your food doesn’t suffer.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL
President’s Ice Cream Social
11:30 a.m.
Simon Benson House
Free, all ages

One last opportunity to share ice cream with PSU’s new president, Dr. Rahmat Shoureshi, before it’s too cold to enjoy ice cream.

CHAMBER MUSIC
Julia Hwakya Lee
Noon
Lincoln Performance Hall #75
Free, all ages

The PSU piano department adjunct faculty member performs for Portland State of Mind.

PANEL TALK
A Stoic Guide to Modern Life
5 p.m.
URBN 212G
Free, all ages

Brad Berman (PSU, Philosophy) and Tim Nidever (PSU, Latin) present and discuss Stoic approaches to common challenges both on campus and off as part of Stoic Week and Portland State of Mind.

LECTURE
Homeless & the Environment
5 p.m.
SRTC 2nd Floor
Free, all ages

Dr. Darrell Rodgers gives a talk on the impacts of the environment on urban homeless, as well as the effects of homelessness on the environment, as part of Portland State of Mind.

PANEL TALK
Truth & Advertising
5 p.m.
Karl Miller Center
Free, all ages

Part of an open house for the brand new Karl Miller Center, Susan Hoffman (Weiden + Kennedy), Janet Champ (Switzerland, Inc.) and Steven Denekas (Instrument) discuss ethics in advertising.

FILM
UNSTATED (2016)
6 p.m.
Lincoln Hall Studio Theater 115
Free, all ages

Paul Newman’s prize-winning documentary about refugee Buthaina al Zubaidi and her children as they survive their first year in the United States. Part of Portland State of Mind.

FILM
Most Likely to Succeed (2015)
6:30 p.m.
SMSU Ballroom
Free, all ages

Documentary about shortcomings in traditional American education models. Panel discussion to follow. Part of Portland State of Mind.

INDIE POP
This Is The Kit
7 p.m.
The Old Church
$15, all ages

The U.K. band celebrates a decade together, and tours in support of its new album, Moonshine Freeze.

LECTURE
George Saunders
7:30 p.m.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
$29, all ages

The recipient of prestigious awards from institutions like the National Book Award, the Guggenheim, and the Macarthur Foundation, among others, comes to Portland to discuss his writing career.

DANCE
Paul Taylor Dance Company
7:30 p.m.
Newmark Theatre
$26–74, all ages

Paul Taylor Dance Company performed during White Bird’s first season and returns to Portland to celebrate White Bird’s twentieth season.

ELECTRONIC MUSIC
Brasstracks, Fort Knox Five, Manoj
9 p.m.
Parkway North
Free, all ages

Local electronic musicians play original music as part of the Portland State of Mind festival.

Friday, Oct. 13

FITNESS
Cornhole Tournament
5 p.m.
Rec Center
Free, all ages

Apparently, this is what bean bag toss is! I just want to say it again: “Cornhole.”

FILM
Friday the 13th (1980)
7/9:30 p.m. (screening Oct. 14–15)
5th Avenue Cinema
$4-5 (free w/PSU ID), all ages

Friday the 13th screens on the 50th anniversary of Jason Voorhees’s “drowning” at Crystal Lake. See this movie tonight IF YOU DARE!

AMERICANA
Chuck Prophet
7 p.m.
The Old Church
$15–20, all ages

The singer-songwriter tours in support of his new album, Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins.

CULTURE
Traditional Korean Dance & Music
7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Performance Hall 175
$10, all ages

Witness stunning folk costumes, song, and dance as part of Portland State of Mind.

Saturday, Oct. 14

WORKSHOP
Read Egyptian Hieroglyphics
9 a.m.
Cramer 287
$80, all ages

Part one of a two-part series designed to teach you how to read ancient Egyptian writing.

SPORTS
PSU Vikings vs. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks
Noon
Providence Park
$5–70 (free w/PSU ID), all ages

One of PSU’s rare football games to feature a potential home team advantage. Better use this opportunity to see the department that gets almost 25 percent of your student incidental fee!

FILM
Earnest & Celeste (2015)
2 p.m.
Whitsell Auditorium
$6–9, all ages

This French animated film is about a mouse and a bear who befriend each other while living in a segregated society. Though influenced by numerous painters, Earnest & Celeste looks like it was animated by a toilet paper commercial and I can’t unsee it #sorrynotsorry.

CHAMBER MUSIC
Yekwon Sunwoo
4 p.m.
Lincoln Performance Hall 175
$45–55, all ages

Yekwon Sunwoo plays Schubert, Grainger, Rachmaninov, and Ravel for Portland State of Mind.

RELEASE PARTY
Ara Lee & Beth Wood
7 p.m.
The Old Church
$75, all ages

The Portland musicians celebrate the release of the music video for their joint song, “Nasty Woman.” Price of admission includes appetizers and drinks.

SYMPHONY
The Oregon Symphony
7:30 p.m. (performed Oct. 15–16)
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
$25–80, all ages

The Oregon Symphony performs Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony and Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1, featuring guest artist Johannes Moser.

EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC
Kaki King, Lost Lander
7:30 p.m.
Winningstad Theatre
$28, all ages

Guitar god King does her usual mind-blowing routine.

Sunday, Oct. 15

FILM
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
4 p.m.
Whitsell Auditorium
$6–9, all ages

Kubo (Art Parkinson), with the help of Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey), must find Kubo’s father’s armor so he may defeat his grandfather, the evil Moon King (Ralph Fiennes) and his wicked aunts (Rooney Mara).

FOLK MUSIC
Yolanda Del Rio
6 p.m.
Newmark Theatre
$35–55, all ages

The iconic Mexican actress and ranchera singer wails for Portland.

FILM
Ex Libris (2017)
6:30 p.m. (screening Oct. 13–14)
Whitsell Auditorium
$6–9, all ages

Documentary by Frederick Wiseman about New York City’s library system.

Monday, Oct. 16

JAZZ
Grand Encounter
5:30 p.m.
Lincoln Hall Studio Theater 115
Free, all ages

PSU jazz faculty Darrell Grant accompanies Oregon poet laureate Lawson Fusao Inada as he reads poetry. Part of Portland State of Mind.

MUSICAL
Things I Never Learned
6:45 p.m.
The Old Church
Free, all ages

Pianist Johnathan Hardy sings songs about his life, humorous and sad.

FILM
Playtime (1965)
7 p.m.
Whitsell Auditorium
$6–9, all ages

The third of the four Monsieur Hulot films sees M. Hulot (Jacques Tati) enter the sleek and sterile world of French post-war capitalism, with hilarious results.

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