Events Calendar April 9–15

Tuesday, April 9


“Where Did You Sleep Last Night?”


Mon & Tue: Noon–5 p.m., Thu–Sun: Noon–6 p.m., through April 23


Portland-based painter and sculptor Shohei Takasaki combines domestic life with the abstract in this solo exhibition.


Troll, Maestus, HRNN

Doug Fir Lounge

9 p.m.


Troll’s ready to debut a new folkloric album of mystifying stoner doom, and it’s going to be a doozy.

Film & Theater

Savion Glover

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

7:30 p.m., through April 10

$26 & up

Renowned tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover returns with an ensemble of dancers and a six-piece band to share his new show All FuNKD’d Up, The Concert.


The Stories of Portland’s Parks Told Through Their Birds

Audubon Society of Portland

7–8:30 p.m.


Come learn about the different birds in Portland’s parks and greenspaces—it’s free!

Wednesday, April 10


“Speculative Frictions”

PDX Contemporary Art

Tue–Sat: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.


Speculations come to life in these multimedia works by 0rphan Drift, Caspar Heinemann, Emily Jones and more and will be on display until April 30.


Kontravoid, Damascus Knives, Xibling

Star Theater

8:30 p.m.

$13–18, 21+

Soloist Kontravoid will scarily crawl into your mind with his industrial synthwave and EBM sounds.

Film & Theater

Little Punk Rock Drag Show of Horrors

Blackwater Bar

8 p.m. through April 13


Part musical, part genderbending drag show, it’ll be an entertaining nod at the classic Little Shop of Horrors 80s film.


80z Goth Dance Party

Tonic Lounge

10 p.m.

No cover, 21+

If the name alone isn’t enough to sell you, the thought of getting down to The Cure, Bauhaus and Joy Division might.

Thursday, April 11


“Prints for the People”

Portland Art Museum

Tue–Wed, Sat–Sun: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Thu–Fri 10 a.m.–8 p.m.


The latest exhibition at the Portland Art Museum includes works collected by the Associated American Artists.


Help, Filomena, Moon Shy

The Fixin’ To

9 p.m.

$7, 21+

Help and their raucous blend of noise rock and proto-punk are one of the best new things to come out of Portland lately. Trust us.

Film & Theater

Queer Horror: The Silence of the Lambs

Hollywood Theatre

8:45 p.m.


Question horror and its relation to queerness with Hannibal Lecter and the next installment of the bimonthly fest Queer Horror, this time hosted by the one and only drag clown Carla Rossi.


Austin Kleon

Powell’s City of Books

7:30 p.m.


Author of Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work! Austin Kleon completes his trilogy with Keep Going. Signed copies are available for preorder through the Powell’s website.

Friday, April 12



Roll Up Photo Studio

Fri–Sat: Noon–5 p.m. and by appointment


This group exhibition by photographers Jan Cook, Jayna Conkey, Anna Daedalus and Heidi Kirkpatrick will be on display until April 27.


Murs, Locksmith, Cojo, Jetes

Hawthorne Theater

8 p.m.


Thank goodness prolific lyricist Murs is still making music, and he’s coming through town in support of his new record A Strange Journey Into The Unimaginable.

Film & Theater

7 Deadly Sins: Kids These Days

Mission Theater

7:30 p.m.

$20–25, 18+

Local writer, auctioneer and performer Andrew Dickenson mixes comedy and TED-Talk style lecture in the latest of his 7 Deadly Sins series, funnily detailing what it’s like to be a parent.


Oregon Tattoo Expo

Oregon Convention Center

Fri: 3–11 p.m., Sat: 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun: 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

$20 general admission

More than 100 artists will be at the 2nd annual Oregon Tattoo Expo. Come get tattooed!

Saturday, April 13



Wolff Gallery

Wed–Sun 11 a.m.–6 p.m.


Small Talk is a group of seven women photographers who formed in 2015. Catch their exhibition “Rumors” through April 28.


Mom Jeans, Mover Shaker, Alien Boy, King of Heck

Paris Theater

7 p.m.


Mom jeans aren’t just for wearing—they’re for listening and rocking out to.

Film & Theater

Director’s Choice

Newmark Theatre

2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

$29 & up

Oregon Ballet Theatre Artistic Director Kevin Irving had his choice of three works and this time, it’s Nicolo Fonte’s Presto and Giants Before Us and Gioconda Barbuto’s BringingOutsideIn.


Portland Night Market

100 SE Alder St

4–11 p.m.


Always free and all-ages, the Portland Night Market features 175 vendors with lots of food, art, merchants and more.

Sunday, April 14


And Now, Square Trees

Fourteen30 Contemporary

Fri–Sat: Noon–5 p.m. and by appointment.


Sidony O’Neal’s work will be on display until April 27.


Cambrian Explosion, Ghost Frog, Ayla Ray

Doug Fir Lounge

9 p.m.

$10–12, 21+

Cambrian Explosion’s doomy drone-rock is just as explosive as the evolutionary event it’s named after.

Film & Theater

American Honey

5th Avenue Cinema

3 p.m.

$5 (Free to PSU students)

It’s an indie film about the Midwest featuring Shia LaBeouf. Let’s hope he freaks out in it.


Mindfulness For Survivors Of Trauma

Q Center

1–3 p.m.


Hosted by Reimagining Recovery, this peer-to-peer group focuses on the potential harmfulness of being mindful and teaches new techniques for coping.

Monday, April 15


“Memory of Never”

Camerawork Gallery

Mon–Sat 9 a.m.–5 p.m., through May 3


This exhibition by Portland photographer Ray Bidegain consists of pairing the artists’ old work with his newer to “create conversations previously unspoken.”


Maggie Rogers

Crystal Ballroom

8:30 p.m.


Like Feist and Jenny Lewis all rolled up into one.

Film & Theater

Rear Window

Mission Theater

5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.


Alfred Hitchcock’s classic about a nosey-ass neighbor who becomes convinced his neighbor is a murderer.


Trivia Mondays

Alberta Street Pub

7–10 p.m.

For when you want to use your brain for something other than school and work—and have a drink while you do it.