On-campus Events Calendar: Oct. 31–Nov 6

FEATURED EVENT

FILM FESTIVAL
44th Annual NW Filmmakers Festival
Nov. 1–5
Whitsell Auditorium
$6–35, all ages

From documentaries and short films to feature-lengths and animation, NWFC screens independent cinema from across the Pacific Northwest. Films include a documentary on gentrification, an art film about a 1908 manhunt across 500 miles of California desert, a documentary about a lesbian bank robber, a panel of Trailblazing Women in Animation, and a live concert where two bands record film scores and you‘re the cheering audience.

Tuesday, Oct. 31

HIP-HOP
Donte Thomas
Noon
PSU Park Blocks
Free, all ages

The emcee performs for the Live at Lunch concert series, and will move into Parkway North if weather prevents an outdoor performance.

ROCK
Morrissey
8:30 p.m.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
$40–95, all ages

Are the college kids still down with Morrissey? Depends on who you ask. Anyway, he’s here to promote his new album, Low in High School and WHATEVER I’m so over high school and drama, as are the people who repeatedly insist they too are over high school and drama (we aren’t). Have a spooky Halloween!

Wednesday, Nov. 1

CAREER FAIR
All Majors Career & Intern Fair
11 a.m.
SMSU Ballroom
Free, all ages

Find job, internship and career opportunities which most appeal to your major. Meet industry professionals, network and have fun.

CHAMBER MUSIC
Jules Elias, Ray McKean, Renee Elias
Noon
The Old Church
Free, all ages

Clarinetist Jules Elias, pianist Ray McKean and narrator Renee Elias perform a medley of songs ranging from Mozart and Schubert to Piazzolla and Leonard Cohen.

Thursday, Nov. 2

COMEDY
Laugh Till Ya Die
8 p.m.
The Old Church
$5, all ages

Alex Avery, Angelique Herrington, Nathan Hart and Matt Donaher bring you the closest regular standup comedy night to PSU campus. Great for anyone trying to break into comedy to attend and meet the comedians.

MUSIC
Noon Concert: PSU Vocal Jazz w/ Heather Keizur & Steve Cristofferson
Lincoln Recital Hall (LH 75)
noon
free, all ages

Vocal jazz ensemble PSU Collective performs with guest musicians Heather Keizur & Steve Cristofferson.

Friday, Nov. 3

EMPLOYER ON CAMPUS
Amazon
2 p.m.
FAB 86-01
Free, all ages

With all the buzz surrounding Amazon’s hunt for a second North American headquarters, it’s kind of exciting to know Amazon’s giving a talk on working jobs like security and AWS.

COUNTRY
Tedeschi Trucks Band, Hard Working Americans
7:30 p.m.
Keller Auditorium
$40–70, all ages

The Grammy-winning headliners tour in support of their new live album, Live from the Fox Oakland.

CHAMBER MUSIC
Fandango!
7:30 p.m.
The Old Church
$35–55, all ages

Flutist Eugenia Moliner, violinist Desirée Ruhstrat, guitarist Denis Azabagic, and cellist David Cunliffe hail from Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, England, and the United States. Their cultural tastes and influences are reflected in their song choices and styles.

Saturday, Nov. 4

FAMILY
Shopkins Live! Shop It Up!
1 p.m.
Keller Auditorium
$18–100, all ages

I have no idea what the hell a Shopkin is, but I suspect the FCC’s regulations about blurring the lines between advertising and children’s entertainment must not exist anymore. Anyway, LIVING for these names like Bubbleisha, Shady Diva and Rainbow Kate.

CULTURE
Bridge to Russia (МОСТ В РОССИЮ)
1:30 p.m.
The Old Church
$5–20, all ages

Celebrate 29 years of sisterhood between Portland and our Russian sister city, Khabarovsk.

FUNDRAISER
Rally on the Risers
7 p.m.
Winningstad Theatre
$30–38, all ages

Bridge Town Sound and local choral groups compete to benefit the nonprofit Marathon Scholars.

AMERICANA
Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucalt
7 p.m.
The Old Church
$12–15, all ages

The singer-songwriter tours in support of her new album, The Wild.

Sunday, Nov. 5

FILM
Nothing But a Man (1964)
3 p.m. (screening Nov. 3–4)
5th Avenue Cinemas
$4–5 (free w/PSU ID), all ages

Part fiction, part documentary, this film traces the legacy of American racism starting when Jim Crow laws were on the books and working backward in history.

MUSIC FESTIVAL
Bringing the Love MusicFest
6:30 p.m.
The Old Church
Free, all ages

From the copy: “Bringing the Love MusicFest 2017 is intended to inspire people to promote community, arts, diversity, and love in the world.  Everyone is invited to come and share an evening of music, fun, awards, raffles, and honor those making a difference in our community.”

COMEDY
Mike Birbiglia
7:30 / 9:45 p.m.
Newmark Theatre
$40, all ages

The critically-acclaimed comedian tours in support of his two new Netflix specials, Thank God for Jokes and My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend.

FILM
Hungry Hearts
5:30-9:30 p.m. (film at 7:15)
Lincoln Recital Hall (LH 75)
free, all ages

Judaic Studies Program artist-in-residence David Spear screens the 1922 silent film, restored by The National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis and scored by Spear and USC school of music students. Reception and “pocket lectures” begin at 5:30.

Monday, Nov. 6

FILM
A New Leaf (1971)
7 p.m.
Whitsell Auditorium
$6–9, all ages

Old Money playboy Henry Graham (Walter Mathieu) burns through his inheritance and tries to find a new source of revenue in eccentric heiress Henrietta Lowell (Elaine May). May, actress/director, was an iconic 1950-60’s comedian who unsuccessfully sued to have her name removed from the film after it was heavily edited by Paramount.

MUSIC
Cabaret J: From the Lower East Side, to Broadway, & Beyond!
6-9:30 p.m. (music begins at 7:30)
Lincoln Recital Hall (LH 75)
free, all ages

PSU student and faculty musicians perform songs by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill, and Harold Arlen. Composer and musicologist Aaron Fruchtman will present his lecture “The Songs Are You: Jewish Songwriters of the Great American Songbook.”

SYMPHONY
Oregon Symphony
7:30 p.m. (performing Nov. 4–5)
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
$24–115, all ages

Pianist Kirill Gerstein joins the Oregon Symphony for Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto. The orchestra will also perform Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes and premiere a new work from composer Chris Rogerson and playwright Dipika Guha. Student and Arts for All tickets are available for Sunday’s performance.

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