Events Calendar April 2–8

Tuesday, April 2


“Every Measure of Zero”

Upfor Gallery

Tue–Sat: 11 a.m.–6 p.m. and by appointment, through April 27


Ronny Quevado’s first solo exhibition found its inspiration from the experiences of marginalized communities.


We Came As Romans, Crown the Empire, Erra, Shvpes

Hawthorne Theatre

6:30 p.m.


It’ll be like a Hot Topic company party in there, so make sure your scene hair is on point.

Film & Theater

They Live

The Academy Theater

4:35 p.m., 9:25 p.m.


Seriously, one of the greatest movies of all time. John Carpenter captured the ills of capitalism and mind control perfectly in this ‘80s classic.


National Geographic Live–Beauty and the Bizarre

Newmark Theatre

7:30 p.m.


The next in the Nat Geo lecture series shows everything gross, gruesome and visually fascinating in the insect and animal world.

Wednesday, April 3


Made Home

Ford Gallery

Fri–Mon: 9 a.m.–6 p.m., through April 24


For lovers of street art, muralists and tight graffitti, featuring work from Mad One, Dump la rock, Voxx Romana and more.



Wonder Ballroom

8:30 p.m.


Tender New Zealand indie pop with a slight groove to it.

Film & Theater

Two Lane Blacktop

Hollywood Theatre

7:30 p.m.

$9 ($7 with student ID)

Musicians James Taylor and Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson shine in this B-movie type film about Americana life.


Rape Myths Through Time: An Inter-Generational Dialogue

PSU Women’s Resource Center



An eye-opening and important dialogue on the role rape myths have played throughout the generations. Sensitive subject matter will be discussed.

Thursday, April 4


“Us” opening reception

Littman Gallery

6–8 p.m


This isn’t that Jordan Peele cut, but it’s still centered around creative works by people of color–our Artists of Color Collective to be exact.


Out From The Shadows V

Tonic Lounge

7 p.m., through April 6


Three days of post-punk and coldwave to chill all your dark hearts.

Film & Theater

Pearl Dive Project

BodyVox Dance Center

7:30 p.m., through April 20

$30 ($24 with student ID)

BodyVox Artistic Directors Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland opened up their stage to artists who have never choreographed a performance before to attempt bringing their visions to life with improvised physical movement.


Challenging the Both Sides Narrative

Cider Riot

7 p.m.


Just in case you don’t know by now, this open lecture and discussion by Dr. Stanislav Vysotsky will go over the intricacies and differences between Trump-era fascist and anti-fascist movements.

Friday, April 5


“Catlandia and Flowertopia”

Alberta Street Gallery

Tue–Sat: Noon–7 p.m., Sun: Noon–6 p.m.


Based on the name, it’s safe to say this joint exhibit by Ancia Woo and Mandy Allen probably has to do with cats and flowers.


Doomed & Stoned Presents: Wizzerd, Grim Earth, LáGoon, Stoner

Kenton Club

9 p.m.

$7, 21+

We’re all doomed, and most of us are stoned, but at least we’ve got some doom metal to soothe us.

Film & Theater

Craig Robinson

Helium Comedy Club

7:30 p.m., 10 p.m., through April 7


Whether you remember him from The Office, Hot Tub Time Machine or wherever, you don’t want to miss his comedic genius.


Community Square Dance

Pioneer Courthouse Square

11:30 a.m.


This will undoubtedly be one of the funniest things you’ll experience this month.

Saturday, April 6


“Photographs and Films”

Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books

Wed–Sat: Noon–6 p.m., Sun: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.


A mixture of print photographs and film clips by John Kayser that include a lot of butts.


Weezer, Pixies, Basement

Moda Center

7 p.m.


Let’s hope it’s mainly older stuff and not a grip of tracks from Weezer’s cover album.

Film & Theater

To Fly Again

Imago Theatre

7:30 p.m.


Clowns, clay and a bit of Mad Max apocalyptic imagery.


Animal Aid Pop-Up Pub

Lagunitas Community Room

5 p.m.

$30–40, 21+

Downing pizza, garlic knots and beer and winning prizes for the sake of animals? Yes, please! Proceeds go to the nonprofit Animal Aid.

Sunday, April 7


“When is a bowl of fruit just a bowl of fruit?”

White Gallery

Mon–Wed: Noon–5 p.m., Thu & Fri: Noon–6 p.m., through April 12


Hiromi Lee and Prithvi Chauhan’s duo exhibition juxtaposes styles and elements to challenge what is expected of artists of color.


Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Horse Head, Mirsy

Paris Theater

6:30 p.m.


Talk about some goth aesthetic.

Film & Theater

SuperStar Divas Megashow

CC Slaughters

8 p.m.


One of the longest running drag variety shows in town keeps getting livelier and more fun.


Exiled to Nowhere: A Symposium on the Rohingya Crisis

Oregon Historical Society



From survivors to internationally known experts on the topic, this symposium is meant to give a better understanding of and provide possible resolutions for the Rohingya crisis in Burma.

Monday, April 8



Oranj Studio

Tue–Fri: 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. through June 30


Renée Zangara uses Oregon’s wetlands as inspiration for these large and colorful works.


Flying Fish Cove, Bed Bits, Tough Boy

Firkin Tavern

8 p.m.


Jangly, lo-fi bedroom pop to warm your hearts.

Film & Theater

Knife + Heart

Living Room Theaters

Various times

$11 ($8 with student ID)

Part of the Queer Film Festival, this ode to ‘70s murder mysteries involves a sick score by M83 and beautifully and stylishly shot scenes.


Changing Course: Short Stories from Designers + Creatives


6 p.m.

$8, 21+

Entertaining and educating short stories from nine designers on their journeys, processes and experiences throughout their careers.

Cervanté Pope is a music and culture journalist whose work has been included in various publications around Portland including Willamette Week, the Portland Mercury and the Portland Observer, as well as a couple of creative nonfiction anthologies. When she's not tackling a giant mountain of deadlines she can be found headbanging at a metal show, advocating for animal rights or trying to scheme a way to get on Family Feud.