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Events Calendar November 9-15, 2022






Wed, Nov. 9

Portland Bridge

Bottle & Bottega

6 p.m.


Learn how to paint a Portland bridge with instruction from an artist

Mother Mother

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom

7 p.m.


Indie/alternative rock music

Sarah Hester Ross

Helium Comedy Club

8 p.m.


Las Vegas headliner and TikTok viral star brings laughs to Portland

Past Lives Community Tea

Past Lives

7 p.m.


Get together to meet new members and catch up on Past Lives news & events

Thurs, Nov. 10

Paint Your Bitmoji


6 p.m.


A night of good music, company and painting your favorite bitmoji


Moda Center

8 p.m.


R&B/soul music from Grammy award winner

Bangerz Comedy

Neighbors Taproom

8 p.m.


A showcase of local Portland comedic talent, hosted by Eliza and Bjorn

A Night for Gaming & Community 

Catalyst: A Sex Positive Place

7 p.m.


Enjoy games, movies, snuggles and puzzles in a sex positive community

Fri, Nov. 11

No School Camp


9 a.m.


This cooking and crafting camp is for kids entering first through fifth grade

The French Connection

Lincoln Recital Hall, PSU

7:30 p.m.

Free for students/$30 general admission

Tomás Cotik and Grace Choi present a tour de force through the Sonata genre

In the Mirror of Maya Deren

5th Avenue Cinema

7:30 & 9 p.m.

Free for students/$7 general admission

A 2002 documentary, providing a fascinating portrait of a groundbreaking and influential artist


Oregon Convention Center

8 a.m.


An annual tradition of bringing anime fans together for an extravaganza of Japanese popular culture

Sat, Nov. 12

Thanksgiving Crafting Fest

Experiment PDX

12 p.m.


Make Thanksgiving art and decorations for your holiday enjoyment! Open to all ages.

Jason Ross

45 East

10 p.m.


Melodic bass, trance and progressive house music

All American Magic and Ventriloquist Show

Lloyd Center

7 p.m.


Two-hour family show filled with mind-bending illusions, starring illusionist Mark Benthimer

Trinity Artisan Fair

Trinity Cathedral

10 a.m.

$2 or two cans of food

Back for the first time since the pandemic, explore goods and gifts from local artists

Sun, Nov. 13

Louise Erdrich 

Newmark Theatre

1 p.m.


Louise Erdrich will discuss her new book, The Sentence, with local poet and musician, Trevino Brings Plenty

Smashing Pumpkins

Moda Center

6:30 p.m.


An alternative rock band from Chicago

Q Shorts

Hollywood Theatre

4:30 p.m.


Five short docs celebrating the unique and bold stories of our diverse community

Depressed Cake Shop

Opal 25

1 p.m.


A pop-up bakery to raise awareness of mental illness through the sale of cakes

Mon, Nov. 14

The Art of Memory: Autofiction

Literary Arts

6:30 p.m.


Seminar about how autofiction blends truth and fiction to produce stories rooted in a writer’s life


Revolution Hall

7 p.m.


Alternative/indie music from a New York music duo

Mr. Burns

Diver Studio Theater

9:30 p.m.


The play explores myth-making and popular culture and is structured around a Simpsons episode

Stern Army Pinball Tournament

Ground Kontrol

7 p.m.

Free/$5 entry fee for participants

Pinball tournament with cash prizes and goodies

Tues, Nov. 15

Blu DeTiger

Wonder Ballroom

8:30 p.m.


Singer and bassist Blu DeTiger makes arty funk and disco-influenced indie pop

The Flaming Lips

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom

8 p.m.


A psychedelic rock band formed in 1983 in Oklahoma City

Portland Queer Film Festival

Cinema 21

6:45 p.m.


Festival  showcasing narrative and documentary features made by and for the LGBTQ+ community

America Recycle Day


10 a.m.


Bring your batteries, plastic, cardboard and metal and get it recycled for you