TRASH, HUMPED: Cheerful cinematic hellion Harmony Korine made his first ever visit to Portland on Saturday, June 19, introducing two screenings of his Trash Humpers at the Hollywood Theatre. WW movie critic Aaron Mesh moderated a Q&A session with the waggish Korine, who continued to insist that his film was originally intended to be left on the doorsteps of police stations and “restaurants where senators eat lunch.” Korine told the audience (which included Gus Van Sant and Kevin Sampsell) about his plans to cast Morgan Freeman in a movie about Mexico’s hairless lactating dogs (“He’ll play it on his knees”). It was hard to determine how much of this was true. “The future of documentary is lies,” Korine said, and later added: “The future of comedy is horror.”
STRINGS, PLEASE: At least one of Portland State University’s teams is scoring: The PSU orchestra won a second-place award in the collegiate category for adventurous programming from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers last week, which recognizes achievement in American orchestras. It’s the third time PSU has won first or second place in that category in the four years since the arrival of Ken Selden, the visionary PSU prof who directs it.
OMG, PART 3: Don’t say we never did anything for Portland’s vamp-crazed teen and mom demographic. WW is giving away a pair of tickets for a special red-carpet sneak-preview screening of the latest installment of America’s most swoony undead love triangle, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, on Tuesday, June 29, to the Portlander who writes the most compelling Edward, Bella and Abs McWolfie fan fiction in town. Send 150 words of your best Twilight prose to email@example.com by 5 pm Friday, June 25. Can’t properly convey yer supernatural infatuation in writing? Vitaminwater is givin’ out tix at two locations this week; visit wweek.com/promotions for details.
CAT FANCY: On Monday, June 28, Charlie Salas-Humara is set to do something he hasn’t done in years: perform a solo Panther set. The local songwriter will once again hit the stage at Tube, opening for XDS and his new band Astrology with just a boombox and array of spastic dance moves. The show—a can’t-miss, one-time thing—is free and starts at 9:30 pm.
FINDER, FOUND: It’s here! Nab a copy of Finder, the 2010 edition of WW’s slick, pretty, magazine-style guide to Portland at Powell’s City of Books (at the Northwest Couch Street and 11th Avenue entrance) 10-11 am next Wednesday, June 30. Slurp some free World Cup coffee and Whole Foods pastries while you scan the magazine—and be on the lookout for a glint of gold. We’ve tucked four golden tickets inside the copies of Finder on hand—they’re good for prizes like Pavement tix and a night at the Benson Hotel or a free jump at Bungee Masters.