Illustration by Whitney McPhie

Events Calendar 8/17–8/23






Wed, Aug. 17

Ecology in Japanese Prints

Portland Art Museum

All day


Artistic responses to environmental forces

DJ Jupiter Williams

Pioneer Courthouse Square

12–1 p.m.


Part of the Square over the lunch hour events


Cinema 21

4:30 p.m. & 7:15 p.m.


A film by the “father of claymation” Will Vinton

Smash Bros Tournament

4th Wall PDX

7 p.m.


Smash Bros tournament with beer and pizza

Thurs, Aug. 18

Every Corner is Alive


6–8 p.m.


Grief from a cultural lens from MFA students

Kid Cudi

Moda Center

7 p.m.


To the Moon Tour

The Tempest

Griffin Oaks Park

8 p.m.


Shakespeare play open until 8/28

PDX Youth Job Fair

Oregon Convention Center

10 a.m.–2 p.m.


Job fair for 16–24 year old Portlanders 

Fri, Aug. 19

Mariel Capanna

Adams and Ollman

All day


Visual arts by Philly-born artist Mariel Capanna

Modest Mouse


6 p.m.


American rock band based in Portland

Holy Days

Shoebox Theater

7:30 p.m.


A play about a family during the dust bowl era

Hati Kondabolu

Helium Comedy Club

7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m.


Brooklyn-based comedian and writer

Sat, Aug. 20

Better Together Art Market

True North Studios

10 a.m.–4 p.m.


30 local art vendors, music and food

Montavilla Jazz Festival

Alberta Rose Theater

11:30 p.m.


Barra Brown Quintet, part of the three day jazz festival

Movie in the Park: In the Heights

April Hill Parks

7:30 p.m.


Watch a movie outside

Dundee Lodge Campout

Dundee Lodge

All day


Art and music festival

Sun, Aug. 21

Casey Wong: The World Transformed

Portland Chinatown Museum

All day


Open until Sept. 10, designs and set models of Wong’s theatrical career

Free Geek Block Party

Free Geek

1731 SE 10th Ave.

2:30–6:30 p.m.


Free live music and small businesses

Oregon Documentary Film Festival

Clinton Street Theater

12–5 p.m.


Film festival featuring documentaries

Hillsboro Hops vs. Eugene Emeralds

Ron Tonkin Field

1:05 p.m.


The Hops play the Emeralds on STEM Day

Mon, Aug. 22


Portland Art Museum

All day


BIPOC photographers documenting the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020

Mondays on the Mall

Pioneer Courthouse Square

12 p.m.


Live music every Monday at Pioneer Courthouse Square

The Birth of Punk Rock in NYC

Hollywood Theatre

7:30 p.m.


Documentary of the night club Max’s Kansas City which had an impact on music and art in NYC

Portland Japanese Garden Public Tour

Portland Japanese Garden

10 a.m.–2 p.m.


Have a guided tour of the Japanese Garden

Tues, Aug. 23

Art in the Garden

Oregon Garden

10 a.m.–4 p.m.


Local artists in the Oregon Garden in Silverton

PDX Hip Hop Week

Platinum Records Lights & Sound

5–7 p.m.


DJ workshop by Grand Wizzard Theodore

One Armed Executioner in 35mm

Hollywood Theatre

7:30 p.m.


1981 Filipino martial arts revenge film

Tuesday Trivia

4th Wall PDX

7 p.m.


Trivia night every Tuesday at 4th Wall