Events Calendar May 17-23, 2023






Wed, May 17

Bright Galaxy

Bottle & Bottega

6 p.m.


Learn to paint a wonderful scene with wine and instruction from an artist

Emily King

Revolution Hall

8 p.m.


Singer-songwriter with a soulful voice and captivating stage presence

Couch Change

Haymaker PDX

8 p.m.


A showcase of local comedy hosted by Matt Franco and Elijah Manh

Open Meeting

McMenamins Broadway Pub

7 p.m.


A safe space for men to share their divorce experiences and challenges

Thurs, May 18

Lucid Lake in Spring

Bottle & Bottega

6 p.m.


Learn to paint a moon over a lake with instruction from an artist

Noon Concert Series

Lincoln Recital Hall

12 p.m.


A concert featuring PSU voice students, faculty and special guests

Harvey’s Pop-up Comedy

Stage 722

6:30 p.m.


A showcase of local comedians with 10-minute sets


Literary Arts

7 p.m.


A poetry open mic and slam for all literary communities

Fri, May 19

Portland Tattoo Expo

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

3 p.m.


Get a tattoo from a talented tattoo artist, with live music, good food and good vibes


McMenamins Mission Theater

7 p.m.


A high-energy punk rock band with fierce music and thought-provoking lyrics centered around atheism

Filmed by Bike Festival

Hollywood Theatre

10 a.m.

Price varies

A film festival featuring bike-themed movies from around the world, along with live entertainment

Urban Forests For the Birds 

Portland Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

9 a.m.


A 172-acre sanctuary with forested hiking trails, a wildlife care center and more

Sat, May 20

Museum Free Day

Portland Art Museum

10 a.m.


Free admission in celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Oregon Symphony

Arlene Schnitzer Hall

7:30 p.m.


Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, a timeless love story, in a marriage of melody and movement

Dan Soder

Helium Comedy Club

10 p.m.


A stand-up comedian known for his sharp wit, relatable humor and charismatic stage presence

Farmers Market

PSU Park Blocks

10 a.m.


Shop local vendors, browse produce and listen to live music

Sun, May 21

Blooming Spring Tulips

Bottle & Bottega

11 a.m.


Learn to paint blooming tulips in this class instructed by an artist

Kali Uchis

Keller Auditorium

8 p.m.


A singer-songwriter with a captivating voice and a mix of R&B, pop and Latin sounds

Canoa: A Shameful Memory

5th Avenue Cinema

3 p.m.

Students: Free

General: $7

A powerful Mexican film depicting the tragic consequences of prejudice and misinformation

Bridal & Wedding Expo

Portland Expo Center

12:30 p.m.


Wedding professionals ready to help find the perfect gown, reception venue and much more

Mon, May 22

Mr. Kent Ford

The Lakewood Center For The Arts

6:30 p.m.


Solo play celebrating Kent Ford, co-founder of Portland’s Black Panther Party, directed by Damaris Webb

John Craigie

Mississippi Studios

8 p.m.


Portland-based singer performing The Beatles with his folk and soul style

Comedy Open Mic

Cheerful Tortoise

9 p.m.


Five-minute comedy sets with a feature comedian on campus at PSU

National Geographic Live

Newmark Theatre

7:30 p.m.


A talk exploring the remarkable ways people around the world are adapting to our changing planet

Tues, May 23

Sticker Fest

The Cleaners

9 a.m.


Awesome art pop up, with accessories made by local artists

Alex Lahey

Polaris Hall

8 p.m.


Alex explores queerness and otherness with witty, introspective tracks

Comedy Open Mic

Montavilla Station

7 p.m.


Three-minute comedy sets hosted by Lucas Copp

NW Fire and Security Expo

DoubleTree Hotel Portland

7 a.m.


Network with industry professionals, with lunch, happy hour, prizes and more