Events Calendar May 14–20

Tuesday, May 14



Portland State Art Building

9 a.m.–5 p.m.


This family exhibition features works by Jack Featherly and Laura Hughes along with their children, Leven and Iris Featherly.



High on Fire, Holy Grove, Glory in the Shadows

Tonic Lounge

9 p.m.


Tonic Lounge is closing in August, but Sleep’s Matt Pike is using his own band High on Fire to send them out properly.


Film & Theater

Pop Up Magazine: Spring Issue

Revolution Hall


7:30 p.m.

It’s like all the inner workings of a magazine played for you in person.



Bike & Brew

Tom McCall Waterfront Park

6 p.m.


Hosted by Portland Bike Gear, this ride begins at the waterfront and ends at Breakside Brewery, because nothing is more Portland than bikes and beer.

Wednesday, May 15


“Plane of Scattered Pasts”

Upfor Gallery

Wed–Sat: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.


Heidi Schwegler and Quayola’s joint exhibition focuses on the fragmentation of objects as they age.



William Tyler, Dolphin Midwives

Polaris Hall

8 p.m.

$16–18, 21+

Dolphin Midwives is what really makes this. Her intricate and delicate harp, pedalboard and vocal work is a strangely heavenly thing to witness live.


Film & Theater

Netflix and Drag

Crush Bar

8:30 p.m.


A drag nod to all the shows you’ve Netflix and chilled to, though it’ll be more lively and less stony and sensual (probably).



Public Cupping

Buckman Coffee Factory

10 a.m–Noon


Cupping is the process of tasting and smelling of brewed coffee, and you can try it for free at this event hosted by Genuine Origin.

Thursday, May 16


Northern Lights: Ceramic Art of Hokkaido Revisited

Portland Japanese Garden

Tue–Sun: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Mon: Noon–7 p.m.

Included with garden admission

This showcase of ceramics is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Hokkaido Pottery Society.



Phog, Crystal Logic, Dr. Deaf

The Fixin’ To

8 p.m.

$5, 21+

If a blend of doom metal and country sounds right up your alley, then this is the show for you.


Film & Theater

‘Let Me Down Easy’

Portland Playhouse

Thu–Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 2 p.m. through June 16


Inspired by real-life interviews, this play looks at the resilience of human nature through a healthcare lens.



Slamlandia Poetry Open Mic

Picnic PDX

6:30 p.m.

$5 suggested donation

Poets are invited to share up to two poems lasting three minutes at this open mic, which will be followed by a poetry slam.

Friday, May 17


“Process Patterns”

Eutectic Gallery

Fri–Sat: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun: Noon–5 p.m.


These ceramic pieces by Kat Hutter and Roger Lee are inspired by the colors and patterns seen living in Southern California.



The Faint, Choir Boy, Closeness

Star Theater

9 p.m.


The Faint are bringing back dance-punk, and it’s about goddamn time.


Film & Theater

The Lost Boys—Live!

Siren Theater

Fri & Sat: 8 p.m., through May 25


It’s the freakin Lost Boys, one of the greatest ‘80s movies ever, performed right in front of your eyes.



OMSI After Dark

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

6–10 p.m.

$15–40, 21+

Have you ever wanted to explore Portland’s famed science museum without the enormous number of children? This is your chance.

Saturday, May 18


“A Typology of Lament”

Froelick Gallery

Tue–Sat: 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.


Portland-based photographer Susan Seubert’s exhibition features images of handkerchiefs created through the process of ambrotype.



Moaning, Mini Blinds

Polaris Hall

5:30 p.m.


Post-punk isn’t usually abrasive, but Moaning has a different take on it.


Film & Theater
‘The Living Library’

Echo Theater

1 p.m., 4:30 p.m.


Artists from the ages of 7–14 act out the lives of books, and it’s interesting.



Hefe Day 2019

Widmer Brothers Brewing

2–8 p.m.

$1 pours of Hefe all day

Usually the only beer you can get for $1 is Pabst or Rolling Rock—read: water—so take advantage and celebrate one of Oregon’s most famous craft beers.

Sunday, May 19


“Self Portrait Party”

Wolff Gallery

Wed–Sun: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.


Artist Rachel Mulder used mediums from etching to even human hair to create this exhibition.



The Hugs, Ghost Frog


8 p.m.

Free, 21+

The Hugs make indie pop, Ghost Frog makes spacey punk, and they’re both dishing it out for free.


Film & Theater

Spring Ball: Medical Edition

Tonic Lounge

5 p.m.


It’s the Imperial Sovereign Rose Court’s annual ball, and this year’s theme involves scary scientists and naughty nurses.



Depressed Cake Shop

Opal 28

1–4 p.m.


This one-day, pop-up cake shop seeks to encourage conversation on mental health, featuring gray baked goods donated by local bakers.

Monday, May 20


“Under Pressure”

Littman Gallery, SMSU 250

Mon–Wed: Noon–5 p.m.; Fri–Sat: Noon–6 p.m.


The 7th annual juried exhibition is a showcase of art by Portland State students and will be on display until May 22.



Worship: The Scene


8 p.m.

Free, 21+

Every Monday, we get to worship our scene gods in a different kind of church.


Film & Theater

Bauhaus Spirit: 100 years of Bauhaus

Whitsell Auditorium

7 p.m.


It’s not a film about the beloved band, but about the German Weimar-era school of design that inspired them.



Pixar Trivia


7 p.m.


Hosted by Stumptown Trivia, this all-ages trivia night is complete with a raffle and a full bar.