On-campus events calendar: Oct. 3–9

FEATURED EVENT

SYMPHONY
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert
7:30 p.m., Oct. 7–8
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
$35–150, all ages

The Oregon Symphony plays the John Williams soundtrack while you watch the second Harry Potter movie as it turns 15.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

WORKSHOP
GRE & GMAT Test Taking Strategies
Noon
Advising & Career Services
Free, all ages

Experts teach you “how to prepare an outstanding personal statement for graduate school applications and scholarships.”

AMERICANA
Amos Lee
7:30 p.m.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
$30–105, all ages

The singer-songwriter performs with the Oregon Symphony in support of his new album, Spirit.

Wednesday, Oct. 4

WORKSHOP
Career & Major Exploration
10 a.m.
Advising & Career Services
$20, all ages

First of a three-part series for students learning about majors and career options.

ART TALK
Chinese Calligraphy Lecture & Demonstration
Noon
Karl Miller Center
Free, all ages

Traditional Chinese calligraphy with Professor Zhou Bin.

CHAMBER MUSIC
Yu-lin Chao
Noon
The Old Church
Free, all ages

The organist performs works by Buxtehude, Boehm, and Bach on The Old Church’s gorgeous, historic pipe organ.

WORKSHOP
Writing Resumes & Cover Letters
2:30 p.m.
Advising & Career Services
Free, all ages

Learn how to write an effective cover letter, a targeted resume, and how to format these documents for a short and successful job hunt.

ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Paul Anka
7:30 p.m.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
$40–125, all ages

The crooner performs his hits, like “Diana,” “You Are My Destiny,” and “Put Your Head on My Shoulder.”

COMEDY
Laugh til Yah Die
8 p.m.
The Old Church
$5, all ages

Alex Avery hosts an evening of dark comedy from Dan Weber, Laci Day, Hunter Donaldson and Shrista Tyree.

Thursday, Oct. 5

FITNESS
Vinyassa
9 a.m.
The Old Church
$5–10, all ages

Weekly yoga class at The Old Church with Veranda Haddon.

MUSIC
Noon
Lincoln Hall 75
free, all ages

The School of Music & Theater’s weekly Noon Concert Series commences with a recital of Asian-inspired music, including performances by PSU students and faculty as well as singers from Soochow University. Co-presented by PSU’s Confucius Institute.

FITNESS
Rock Climbing 101
4 p.m.
Rec Center
Free, all ages

Learn how to rock climb and use the PSU rock climbing wall.

FITNESS
Stadium Flag Football 101
6 p.m.
Stott Field
Free, all ages

Learn how to play football and join the intramural league.

DANCE
Complexions
7:30 p.m. (performing Oct. 6–7)
Newmark Theatre
$26–70, all ages

Complexions Contemporary Ballet opens White Bird’s 20th season. Students get a 20 percent discount on tickets!

BLUES
Joe Bonamassa
8 p.m.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
$79–179, all ages

The Grammy-nominated guitar player comes to Portland in support of his new solo album, Blues of Desperation.

Friday, Oct. 6

ART RECEPTION
A+D Scholarship Exhibition
4 p.m.
MK Gallery, A+B Lobby Gallery
Free, all ages

Paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, video and design work from scholarship recipients of the PSU School of Art+Design. Exhibiting through Oct. 25.

FAMILY
Parent Social Hour
4 p.m.
McMenamins Market St. Pub
Free, all ages

Little Vikings Daycare will take care of your kids while you meet other PSU student-parents, enjoy free appetizers, and get to know each other.

FILM
Gigi (1958)
7/9:30 p.m. (screening Oct. 7–8)
5th Avenue Cinema
$4–5 (free w/PSU ID), all ages

Addressing controversial topics like divorce and wife husbandry, Gigi follows the eponymous courtesan-in-training (Leslie Caron) and her platonic relationship with wealthy playboy Gaston (Louis Jourdan).

CHAMBER MUSIC
American Brass Quintet
7:30 p.m.
Winningstad Theatre
$33, all ages

The preeminent, well, American brass quintet in the world tours in support of its new album, Perspectives. The ensemble will play 16th-century music as well as more recent works by Anders Hillborg, Steven Franklin, and Joan Tower.

CHAMBER POP
The Piano Guys
8 p.m.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
$40–180, all ages

The marketing-strategy-turned-real-band tours in support of its new album, Uncharted.

JAZZ
AverySunshine
8 p.m.
Jack London Revue
$25, 21+

The gospel and jazz singer tours in support of her new album, Twenty Sixty Four.

Saturday, Oct. 7

FILM
The Reagan Show (2017)
7 p.m. (screening Oct. 6–8)
Whitsell Auditorium
$6–9, all ages

Using news and archival footage, this film essay makes comparisons between the 40th & 45th presidents of the United States: both Republicans, both Hollywood figures, both able to use the PR & media machine to their advantage.

DANCE
Jayanthi Raman’s Dance of the Hummingbirds
7:30 p.m.
Winningstad Theater
$22–32, all ages

Part dance, part performance art, and part poetry, the Portland choreographer’s new show “reflects human beings’ struggles and challenges faced in life and how one draws upon inner strength to overcome them.” Dance of the Hummingbirds uses poetry by Oregon poet laureate Paulann Peterson.

DANCE MUSIC
Krewella, Unlike Pluto
8 p.m.
Crystal Ballroom
$25–30, 18+

The EDM sister duo comes to Portland in support of their new album, New World: Part 1.

Sunday, Oct. 8

BALLET
Rhapsody in Blue
2 p.m. (performed Oct. 7, 12–14)
Keller Auditorium
$30–125, all ages

Oregon Ballet performs with Pink Martini, bringing to life “a world of love and secrets, passionate American jazz, and heart-stopping dance.”

FILM
Bugsy Malone (1976)
2 p.m.
Whitsell Auditorium
$6–9, all ages

In Alan Parker’s (Fame, The Wall) musical—in which child actors play out G-rated versions of true American crimes—ex-boxer Bugsy Malone (Scott Baio) is hired to protect Fat Sam (John Cassisi) for a meeting during mob wars.

FILM
The Square (2017)
7 p.m.
Whitsell Auditorium
$6–9, all ages

The Square is a dark comedy which skewers the pretensions of contemporary high art and the people who consume it.

JAM ROCK
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Tropical Fuck Storm
8 p.m.
Crystal Ballroom
$20–25, all ages

The psychedelic rock band comes to Portland in support of its three newest albums: Flying Microtonal BananaMurder of the Universe and Sketches of Brunswick East. Read A&C editor Matthew Andrews’ King Gizzard preview here.

Monday, Oct. 9

FREE FOOD
Harvest Share
Noon
PSU Park Blocks
Free, all ages

Monthly giveaway of free produce and berries from Portland farms. Check out our summer coverage of Harvest Share for more information.

RECITAL
Qin Lecture & Recital
Noon
Lincoln Performance Hall
Free, all ages

Professor Jianhua Miao discusses and performs on the qin, a traditional Chinese string instrument. Presented by the Confucius Institute at PSU.

FILM
Sixty-Six (2015)
7 p.m.
Whitsell Auditorium
$6–9, all ages

Feature length art film by collage filmmaker Lewis Klahr.

ALT ROCK
Alt–J
8 p.m. (performing Oct. 10)
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
$40–175, all ages

The Grammy-nominated British band comes to Portland in support of its new album, Relaxer.

AMERICANA
An Evening with Gillian Welch
8 p.m. (performing Oct. 10)
Newmark Theatre
$43, all ages

The Appalachian bluegrass singer-songwriter tours in support of her new album, Boots No 1: The Official Revival Bootleg, celebrating her debut album’s 20th anniversary release.

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