Events Calendar May 7– May 13

Tuesday, May 7


“I begin with a thin line”

PDX Contemporary Art

Tue–Sat: 11 a.m.–6 p.m., through June 1


Ellen George’s solo exhibition of paintings are “studies in fragility and exposure.”


Monolord, Usnea, Will

Mississippi Studios

9 p.m.


Monolord may or may not be coming out with a new album soon, but we sold out the show in hopes of possible new material.

Film & Theater

‘Hail Satan?’

Cinema 21

$10 ($9 with student ID)

4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

Satanism isn’t just about Satan—it’s about doing good for the community, too. How could you hate on devil horns now?


Green Streets Clean Up

Rogue Hall

6:30 p.m.


Join Green Streets to help clean up the streets and bioswales around Rogue Hall. Bonus—Rogue will be providing beer for volunteers after the clean-up.

Wednesday, May 8


Jo Hamilton, Chris Russell, Barry Johnson

Russo Lee Gallery

Tue–Fri: 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Sat: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.


This group exhibition will feature crocheted portraits, linen paintings and mixed media.


Emily Wells, Topu Lyo

Doug Fir Lounge

8 p.m.


It’s experimental art-pop for all the experimental souls out there.

Film & Theater

‘The Lightning Thief’

Keller Auditorium

7:30 p.m.


A tale of Greek mythology and the powers of lightning, done in a fantasy-adventure style.


May 8th for Students

Tom McCall Waterfront Park

11 a.m–2 p.m.


Educators, students and supporters will be rallying for more funding for K-12 schools in Oregon. Participants are encouraged to wear red.

Thursday, May 9




Wed–Mon: Noon–6 p.m.

These works by Michelle Blade draw inspiration from the Garden of Eden, portraying feminine strength.


Passion Pit

Roseland Theater

8 p.m.


It’s been a whole decade since Michael Angelakos released his electropop debut Manners, with that undyingly infectious cut “Sleepyhead.” See him do it live.

Film & Theater

‘Sirens of Coos Bay’

Clinton Street Theater

Thu–Sat: 8 p.m.; Sun May 12: 2 p.m.; Fri May 17: 10 p.m.; Sat May 18: 8 p.m.


Hans Christian Andersen’s mermaid classic is reimagined as ‘90s grunge tale based in Coos Bay.


Trail Butter Trail Run

10 Barrel Brewing

6 p.m.


Join a guided run from the pub to Pittock Mansion to celebrate the release of Trail Butter’s new IPA-inspired nut butter. How very Portland.

Friday, May 10


“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.


Bun B

Star Theater

9 p.m.

$22–25, 21+

Bun B is a straight up OG, coming from fronting seminal group U.G.K. and having a thriving solo career.

Film & Theater

Escaped Alone

Shaking the Tree Studio

Thu–Sun: 7:30 p.m., through June 1


Making its West Coast debut, this play shadows a group of older women as catastrophe strikes them during a chill tea party.


Women Makers Night Market

Helioterra Wines

5–9 p.m.

$15 in advance, $20 at door

Wine, food, flowers and more from women creators will be at this night market, perfect for a pre-Mother’s Day night out.  

Saturday, May 11



Froelick Gallery

Tue–Sat: 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.


Paintings by Portland-based artist Stephen O’Donnell will be on display until June 1. O’Donnell will host a discussion and tour at 11 a.m. on May 11.


Stavves, At the Heart of the World, Trow

Gil’s Speakeasy

8 p.m.

$7, 21+

Fierce as fuck black metal blaring from a speakeasy-style pub in the basement of an apartment building. The neighbors are gonna be pissed.

Film & Theater

Body Awareness

Twilight Theater Company

Thu–Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 3 p.m., through May 19


A psychology professor is tasked with putting together the Body Awareness Week events at her school, and things get a little emotional.


Doggie Dash 2019

Tom McCall Waterfront Park

7:30–11 a.m.

$50 registration, free for kids 10 and under

This walk/run benefits injured pets and animals without homes. If paying to run isn’t your thing, you can enjoy seeing all the dogs for free.

Sunday, May 12


“Hanging River”

HOLDING Contemporary

Thu–Sat: Noon–5 p.m.


Takahiro Yamamoto and Andy Paiko collaborated on this group exhibition featuring glass works and a live performance.


Andy Human & the Reptoids, Ex-Kids and Cool Flowers

World Famous Kenton Club

9 p.m.


Free punks for all the punks that like free stuff.

Film & Theater


Imago Theatre

Thu–Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun May 12: 2 p.m.


Set at a mental institution, Imago adapts this Carol Triffle play about a puzzle-loving patient whose life is even more rocked by a mysterious guest.


Tiny House Tour


3–4 p.m.


Tour and learn more about tiny houses at the world’s first tiny house hotel, Caravan.

Monday, May 13


“Inspirations from Nature: A Mother and Daughter Show”

Multnomah Arts Center

Mon–Fri: 9 a.m.–9:30 p.m; Sat/Sun: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


This mother-and-daughter art show features paintings by Rachel Laura and basketry by Debra Carnes.


Motown on Mondays


9 p.m.

Free, 21+

Some of the most soulful record collections spun by a rotating selection of soulful DJs, every Monday.

Film & Theater

Visions & Voices: Student Playwriting Showcase

Portland Center Stage

7 p.m.


Every Monday until May 20, high school students will get the chance to have their scripts acted out by professional actors.


Free Compost Days

9325 NE Sunderland Road

Mon–Sat: 7 a.m.–5 p.m.


Thanks to Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portlanders are welcome to pick up some free, unlimited and high-quality compost to start their gardening season.