Backed by her rollicking band Gloria Deluxe, Hopkins performs songs from her new show-in-progress...

CYNTHIA HOPKINS/GLORIA DELUXE

Hopkins/Gloria Deluxe

Backed by her rollicking band Gloria Deluxe, Hopkins performs songs from her new show-in-progress……

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Miller combines virtuoso choreography with cutting edge motion capture technology to investigate the relation between the foreign and familiar in contemporary life.

BEBE MILLER COMPANY

Landing/Place

Miller combines virtuoso choreography with cutting edge motion capture technology to investigate the relation between the foreign and familiar in contemporary life….

PORTLAND’5: Newmark Theater
In recent years, the CIA has been using unmarked civilian airplanes to kidnap and transport suspected terrorists to countries like Syria...

TREVOR PAGLEN & THE SPECULATIVE ARCHIVE

N4467S: Tracking the CIA's "Torture Planes" and Not a Matter of if but When

In recent years, the CIA has been using unmarked civilian airplanes to kidnap and transport suspected terrorists to countries like Syria……

Northwest Film Center: Whitsell Auditorium at Portland Art Museum
David Weissman, with Taylor Mac, Julie Atlas Muz, James Tigger! Ferguson, the Wau Wau Sisters, and Zebra from Sissyboy, on the intersection between burlesque and performance art.

CHAT

The New Burlesque

David Weissman, with Taylor Mac, Julie Atlas Muz, James Tigger! Ferguson, the Wau Wau Sisters, and Zebra from Sissyboy, on the intersection between burlesque and performance art….

Q Center
Choreographer Linda K. Johnson speaks with hip hop performance poet Jerry Quickley and choreographer and community activist Jennifer Monson.

CHAT

Art and Activism

Choreographer Linda K. Johnson speaks with hip hop performance poet Jerry Quickley and choreographer and community activist Jennifer Monson….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

WORKSHOP

Bebe Miller: Dance Matter: Physicality and Context

What’s the path from idea to dancing? The focus of this class is finding context in…

Conduit
The Wau-Wau Sisters have been wooing audiences all across the land since...

WAU WAU SISTERS

Wau Wau Sisters

The Wau-Wau Sisters have been wooing audiences all across the land since……

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Flamboyant chameleon of spoken word, music, and sociopolitical tirades...

TAYLOR MAC

Taylor Mac

Flamboyant chameleon of spoken word, music, and sociopolitical tirades……

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Julie Atlas Muz, the reigning Miss Coney Island, is one of the most acclaimed and prolific...

JULIE ATLAS MUZ

Julie Atlas Muz

Julie Atlas Muz, the reigning Miss Coney Island, is one of the most acclaimed and prolific……

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New York

JAMES TIGGER! FERGUSON

Tigger!

New York’s leading boylesque performer since 1997, James Tigger! Ferguson has been stripping and grinding……

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Directed by reg e. gaines, acclaimed journalist Jerry Quickley tells the sweat-inducing tale of his travels to Iraq...

JERRY QUICKLEY

Live From the Front

Directed by reg e. gaines, acclaimed journalist Jerry Quickley tells the sweat-inducing tale of his travels to Iraq……

Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center
Performed in a lightless room for a small audience equipped with night vision apparatus...

CRISPIN SPAETH DANCE GROUP

Dark Room

Performed in a lightless room for a small audience equipped with night vision apparatus……

PORTLAND’5: Brunish Theatre
Mountain is a provocative new trio by post-modern dance pioneer Deborah Hay in collaboration with three of the Northwest

DEBORAH HAY

Mountain

Mountain is a provocative new trio by post-modern dance pioneer Deborah Hay in collaboration with three of the Northwest’s most compelling contemporary choreographers……

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
Artist Deborah Hay discusses her writings about dance and the creative process with the Henry Art Gallery

CHAT

Imaginative Bodies

Artist Deborah Hay discusses her writings about dance and the creative process with the Henry Art Gallery’s Betsey Brock….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

WORKSHOP

Jennifer Monson: Navigating Landscapes through Improvisation

We will experiment with various exercises to hone our spatial awareness, perceptual understandings and sensorial responses…

Disjecta
An experiment in confined space, Ten Tiny Dances is a performance series...

TEN TINY DANCES

Ten Tiny Dances

An experiment in confined space, Ten Tiny Dances is a performance series……

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Utilizing hand-constructed puppets made from thrift store cast-offs, BlingLab presents a bumbling set of explorers by reading between the lines of Lewis & Clark

BLINGLAB

The Untold Misadventures of Lewis & Clark

Utilizing hand-constructed puppets made from thrift store cast-offs, BlingLab presents a bumbling set of explorers by reading between the lines of Lewis & Clark’s infamous expedition….

Someday Lounge

Sutapa Biswas

Back Room Dinner

The Cooley Gallery and PICA are pleased to announce that British artist Sutapa Biswas will the…

SIMPATICA: Supper Space
Flight of Mind marks the culmination of a five-year project tracking animal migration and devising choreographic systems in response.

JENNIFER MONSON/ILAND

Flight of Mind

Flight of Mind marks the culmination of a five-year project tracking animal migration and devising choreographic systems in response….

Disjecta
Mark Russell chats with Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper of Nature Theater of Oklahoma about their radical perspectives on contemporary theatre.

CHAT

Spectacle of the Everyday

Mark Russell chats with Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper of Nature Theater of Oklahoma about their radical perspectives on contemporary theatre….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

WORKSHOP

Deborah Hay: Experimentalism

Both Body and dance are always provisional, which does not mean that body and dance are…

Conduit
Punk meets Prog in this three-piece band made up of...

31 KNOTS

31 Knots

Punk meets Prog in this three-piece band made up of… …

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Panther

PANTHER

Panther

Panther’s music is a hard match of damaged soul, falsetto disco and broken synth fueled freak-outs. …

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Characterized by whimsical themes, an eclectic rock sound, and unconvincing

JOLLYSHIP THE WHIZ-BANG

Episode 9

Characterized by whimsical themes, an eclectic rock sound, and unconvincing “period” dialogue between dubiously lovable seafaring puppets……

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ARCULARIUS

ARCULARIUS

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WORKSHOP

Crispin Spaeth: Set/Not Set: Dance Improvisation

Set/Not Set looks at improvisation as a way to develop set material, and keep it alive….

Conduit
David Eckard, with the performers of Stan

CHAT

Art and Social Practice

David Eckard, with the performers of Stan’s Cafe, Red76, and MK Guth (PNCA), on innovative artistic practices that engage the urban environment….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

WORKSHOP

Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper: Chance Poetics

Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper, co-artistic directors of Nature Theater of Oklahoma, teach a workshop open…

Conduit
Electro pop duo from Portland...

CAUGHT IN CANDY

Caught in Candy

Electro pop duo from Portland……

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What you are reading is not mere propaganda...this is not a test! This is the REVOLUTION and YOU, my deviant darlings, are the Revolutionaries!

SISSYBOY

Gender Terrorist Revolution

What you are reading is not mere propaganda…this is not a test! This is the REVOLUTION and YOU, my deviant darlings, are the Revolutionaries!…

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Portland-based artist Mack McFarland teams up with film archivist Dennis Nyback to revamp our collective memory...

MCFARLAND & NYBACK

The Portland that Was

Portland-based artist Mack McFarland teams up with film archivist Dennis Nyback to revamp our collective memory……

Various Locations
Somewhere between a band and a theatre group, with none of the hangups of either, Jollyship the Whiz-Bang is an irresistible multimedia force of nature!

JOLLYSHIP THE WHIZ BANG

Episode 5 : Sleepless Fishes

Somewhere between a band and a theatre group, with none of the hangups of either, Jollyship the Whiz-Bang is an irresistible multimedia force of nature!…

Someday Lounge
Part of an ongoing project to honor Spalding Gray

SPALDING GRAY PROJECT

Leftover Stories to Tell

Part of an ongoing project to honor Spalding Gray’s memory and perhaps capture one of his elusive “perfect moments” in which doubt, distress, and angst yield momentarily to a broader epiphany. …

PORTLAND’5: Newmark Theater
With a provocative brand of stagecraft wizardry, everyday gestures as simple as sleeping, walking, listening and waiting transform into a carnivalesque ballet of everyday life.

NATURE THEATER OF OKLAHOMA

Poetics: a ballet brut

With a provocative brand of stagecraft wizardry, everyday gestures as simple as sleeping, walking, listening and waiting transform into a carnivalesque ballet of everyday life. …

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
...interplay between local/historical tradition and contemporary movements and ideas...

CHAT

Contemporary Polish Dance

…interplay between local/historical tradition and contemporary movements and ideas……

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
Artists Matthew Day Jackson, Sutapa Biswas, and Daniel Duford (PNCA), with Kristan Kennedy, and Stephanie Snyder.

CHAT

Gods, Heroes, and Monsters

Artists Matthew Day Jackson, Sutapa Biswas, and Daniel Duford (PNCA), with Kristan Kennedy, and Stephanie Snyder. …

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

WORKSHOP

Stan’s Cafe: Form/Content/Form

Stan’s Cafe Associate Directors, Amanda Hadingue and Craig Stephens, lead a practical workshop sharing improvising and…

Conduit
Mellman (of Kiki and Herb) and Medlyn (the Paris Hilton of Performance Art) wear fancy clothes and present a formal evening of R. Kelly songs.

NEAL MEDLYN & KENNY MELLMAN

Kenny Mellman + Neal Medlyn = R. Kelly

Mellman (of Kiki and Herb) and Medlyn (the Paris Hilton of Performance Art) wear fancy clothes and present a formal evening of R. Kelly songs….

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Portland

Holcombe Waller

Portland’s Holcombe Waller has been writing, recording and performing music for the past 15 years……

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On September 11, the Oregon Department of Kick Ass presents an evening of films assembled by Vanessa Renwick which cast a meditative gaze on death in many forms.

ODOKA

Oregon Department of Kick Ass

On September 11, the Oregon Department of Kick Ass presents an evening of films assembled by Vanessa Renwick which cast a meditative gaze on death in many forms….

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Kiki is a washed up chanteuse and Herb is her piano-battering, lifelong accompanist. Together forever they...

KIKI & HERB

Kiki & Herb

Kiki is a washed up chanteuse and Herb is her piano-battering, lifelong accompanist. Together forever they……

PORTLAND’5: Newmark Theater
Mark Russell will talk about his own experience of the history of performance and its future. Writer Matthew Stadler may ask some questions. We will see what happens.

MARK RUSSELL

LECTURE: The Bridge

Mark Russell will talk about his own experience of the history of performance and its future. Writer Matthew Stadler may ask some questions. We will see what happens….

Wieden+Kennedy: Atrium
The focus of this panel is the development of new strategies to nurture and sustain the Creative City.

CHAT

Creative Cities Forum

The focus of this panel is the development of new strategies to nurture and sustain the Creative City….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

WORKSHOP

Brede Rorstad: The New Economy of Chamber Music

There was a time when classical music didn’t automatically mean white collar and music spoke to…

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

NEAL MEDLYN

Neal Medlyn will drink poison until he dies.

Neal Medlyn, the Paris Hilton of Performance Art……

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Following a philosophy of collaboration and shared creative energy, Fleshtone developed the themes and characters of the electro-opera Fleshtonics before the eyes of...

FLESHTONE

Fleshtone

Following a philosophy of collaboration and shared creative energy, Fleshtone developed the themes and characters of the electro-opera Fleshtonics before the eyes of……

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Linda Austin and Tahni Holt perform their solo adaptations of Room, individually commissioned and adapted as part of Hay

DEBORAH HAY

Room

Linda Austin and Tahni Holt perform their solo adaptations of Room, individually commissioned and adapted as part of Hay’s Solo Performance Commissioning Project in Findhorn, Scotland. …

PORTLAND’5: Brunish Theatre
...features an original score written and recorded by Laurie Anderson with additional vocals by singer/performer Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons).

LAURIE ANDERSON FILM

Hidden Inside Mountains

…features an original score written and recorded by Laurie Anderson with additional vocals by singer/performer Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons)….

Northwest Film Center: Whitsell Auditorium at Portland Art Museum

WORKSHOP

Vivarium Studio: Staging/Set Design

Philippe Quesne, artistic director of Vivarium Studio, will conduct a demonstrative workshop on staging and set…

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
Greasy Kid Stuff & Indiekid Films with Plasmic Stallion. With music that refuses to draw the line between

ALL AGES DANCE-O-RAMA

All Ages Dance-o-Rama

Greasy Kid Stuff & Indiekid Films with Plasmic Stallion. With music that refuses to draw the line between “kid” and “adult,” and visuals made by and for kids……

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Ten short talks by invited guests about their direct or indirect experience with the American War in Vietnam. Stay for the duration or drop in. In conjunction with Harrell Fletcher

CHAT

Come Together/Social Action

Ten short talks by invited guests about their direct or indirect experience with the American War in Vietnam. Stay for the duration or drop in. In conjunction with Harrell Fletcher’s exhibition, The American War. …

Corberry Press: Building A
6 DJs in 6 installations in 5 cities (including Berlin, Mexico City, and PS122 in NY) around the world come together to form one super-party.

DANCEPOD

dancepod

6 DJs in 6 installations in 5 cities (including Berlin, Mexico City, and PS122 in NY) around the world come together to form one super-party….

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Universes is an ensemble of multi-disciplined writers and performers who fuse poetry, theater, jazz, hip-hop, politics, down home blues...

UNIVERSES

Universes

Universes is an ensemble of multi-disciplined writers and performers who fuse poetry, theater, jazz, hip-hop, politics, down home blues……

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...dreamy, metaphorical journeys that re-imagine culture and relationships through diverse time periods and works of art.

Sutapa Biswas

Films

…dreamy, metaphorical journeys that re-imagine culture and relationships through diverse time periods and works of art. …

Northwest Film Center: Whitsell Auditorium at Portland Art Museum

TBA:06 Visual Art Reception

TBA:06 Visual Art Reception

PICA will be holding an opening reception with various TBA Artists in attendance for this year’s TBA Festival Visual Art program.

Corberry Press: Building A
Feelings of melancholy and intrigue permeate Billing

JOHANNA BILLING

Films

Feelings of melancholy and intrigue permeate Billing’s films which represent changing societies and the emotions people lose touch with….

Northwest Film Center: Whitsell Auditorium at Portland Art Museum
The artists of Vivarium Studio chat with PNCA Professors Linda Kliewer and David Eckard about their work and contemporary performance in France.

CHAT

The View from France

The artists of Vivarium Studio chat with PNCA Professors Linda Kliewer and David Eckard about their work and contemporary performance in France….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

WORKSHOP

Universes: Poetry in Performance

The artistic directors of Universes lead students on a journey from page to stage, beginning a…

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
Scout Niblett reduces audiences around the world to jibbering wrecks with the sheer force of her performances.

SCOUT NIBLETT

Scout Niblett

Scout Niblett reduces audiences around the world to jibbering wrecks with the sheer force of her performances….

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The organized sound of Shaky Hands veers off the path right from the start.

SHAKY HANDS

Shaky Hands

The organized sound of Shaky Hands veers off the path right from the start….

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From the humble starting point of an artist

VIVARIUM STUDIO/PHILIPPE QUESNE

The Itching of the Wings

From the humble starting point of an artist’s flat and recording studio, Philippe Quesne and Vivarium Studio create a multi-tiered whimsical revue about flying and falling….

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
Drawing from recent experiences as NASA

LAURIE ANDERSON

The End of the Moon

Drawing from recent experiences as NASA’s first artist-in-residence, Anderson uses song, stories, and original electronic music to suggest the symmetry between journeys in……

PORTLAND’5: Newmark Theater
Yubiwa Hotel inscribes a mesmerizing dreamscape of Japanese pop culture, traditional Buddhist practice, and abstract movement as they explore what it means to be a modern Japanese woman.

YUBIWA HOTEL

CANDIES Girlish Hardcore

Yubiwa Hotel inscribes a mesmerizing dreamscape of Japanese pop culture, traditional Buddhist practice, and abstract movement as they explore what it means to be a modern Japanese woman….

Artists Repertory Theatre: Second Stage

JAMES YARKER

LECTURE: Why be a professional artist?

Why do you want to be an artist? Why do you want to do it professionally?…

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
PICA's Guest Artistic Director Mark Russell and Visual Art Program Director, Kristan Kennedy, talk about this year

CHAT

TBA:06 In a Nutshell

PICA’s Guest Artistic Director Mark Russell and Visual Art Program Director, Kristan Kennedy, talk about this year’s program of artists and events, and answer questions from the audience. …

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
A series of casual discussions with artists, creative thinkers and TBA audiences. Included in all levels of TBA Passes, free for PICA Members, $5 general at the door.

TBA:06 CHATS

TBA:06 Chats

A series of casual discussions with artists, creative thinkers and TBA audiences. Included in all levels of TBA Passes, free for PICA Members, $5 general at the door….

Various Locations
Formerly known as Adelaide, Small Sails is a music and film collective based in Portland...

SMALL SAILS

Small Sails

Formerly known as Adelaide, Small Sails is a music and film collective based in Portland……

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Following John King

MUSIC POPULATION ORCHESTRA

MPP

Following John King’s Extreme Guitar Orchestra performance in Pioneer Square, join us… …

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The Willamette River snakes through Portland and creates movement, boundaries and divisions.

DAVID ECKARD

Float

The Willamette River snakes through Portland and creates movement, boundaries and divisions. …

Willamette River
Composer John King leads dozens of electric guitar players from Portland

JOHN KING

Extreme Guitar Orchestra

Composer John King leads dozens of electric guitar players from Portland’s music community with a unique concert staged on the steps of Pioneer Courthouse Square. FREE!…

Pioneer Courthouse Square