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Events for the week of Nov. 16–20


Doubt: A Parable
Lincoln Hall Theater (LH55)
Fee: $8 (students), $15 (general)

Brought to you by the Theater Department at Portland State and directed by the incomparable Devon Allen with lighting by Peter West.

You might not remember the name Doubt, but you might remember a movie with Meryl Streep as a nun and that guy from the Hunger Games as a priest? Well, this is the stage play that movie was based on, set in a 1964 Catholic school in the Bronx.

Doubt: A Parable is only running for two weeks starting on Nov. 10 and ending on Nov. 19. Most performances are at 7:30 p.m. and very reasonable prices on tickets can be found at the PSU Box Office. I will admit as prop master I am very attached to the show but it has certain themes of religion, gender, sexuality, and hierarchy that go far beyond the church and could apply to nearly any situation. Hey, I wouldn’t feature an event I don’t recommend and I’ve never steered you wrong before, right?

Except for the one Sunday matinee 2 p.m. performance on November 13, all performances are at 7:30 pm.

An Evening With Pink Martini
Wednesday, Nov. 16
Keller Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
Fee: $35+
A perennial Oregon favorite, the semi-experimental but always classy house band is back with a new album and a bit of French New Orleans influence.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Wednesday, Nov. 16
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
7:30 p.m.
Fee: $24+
This seven piece brother band from Chicago plays an eclectic mix of music from an eclectic mix of artists. Also enjoy their documentary and their song from the Hunger Games soundtrack.

Basic Bike Mechanics
Thursday, Nov. 17
PSU Bike Hub
Noon–1 p.m.
Fee: $5 (for non-members)
If you’re just starting out on mastering your bicycle, attend this informative workshop on proper care and preventative maintenance techniques to keep you on the path for a long time to come. Specific questions are welcome as well.

Harvest Feast
Thursday, Nov. 17
Smith 238
4–6 p.m.
A potluck dinner to celebrate the harvest for kids of all ages. Come for the food and togetherness, stay for the games and prizes. Free family portraits are done as well.

Human Migration
Friday, Nov. 18
Shattuck Hall 217
10 a.m.
Come and listen to the story of Peg Bowden, registered nurse, M.S., who lives in the Arizona borderlands and volunteers at a migrant shelter. She’ll be speaking about her experiences from the book A Land of Hard Edges.

Caffeine Crawl 2016
Friday, Nov. 18
Jasmine Pearl
9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Fee: $24–28
Tour 30 of Portland’s best coffee, tea and chocolate shops. Multiple time and transportation options are available, and samples and take-homes are included. A cold brew competition will end the weekend.

Solena Estate Pre-Thanksgiving

Solena Estate (Yamhill, OR)
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fee: $25 (for walk-ins)
Warm up your palate for Thanksgiving weekend with pre-holiday amuse bouche and wine by the fire.

Wild Arts Festival
Saturday, Nov. 19
Montgomery Park
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fee: $8
This show and sale, complete with silent auction, celebrates not just regional but also national works of nature. This is a benefit for the Audubon Society of Portland.

Fall Festival of Shakespeare
Sunday, Nov. 20
Winningstad Theatre
Fee: $20
This weekend long non-competitive collaboration between area high schools explores the relationship of audience to actor as well as some of Shakespeare’s most well known works.

Late Night Piano Bar
Sunday, Nov. 20
ART, Morrison Lobby
10 p.m.–Midnight
The Artists Repertory Theatre presents karaoke with a twist! Mont Chris Hubbard is your live accompanist on their piano. No sheet music or cover charge required, but always remember to tip the piano man.