In this weekend’s 48 Hour Film Project, teams will make films based on a genre picked out of a hat. Every film must also include a required character, prop and line of dialogue, all of which will be announced at the kickoff Aug. 10 at the Jupiter Hotel. We asked for our own prompts, and teamed a writer and cartoonist to storyboard Clipping the Roach, a feminist tale about Janine Lawless and her trusty bowling ball, in less than an hour.
The entire process is documented in all its sped-up glory below:
WEDNESDAY AUG. 8RAVI COLTRANE
[MUSIC] For someone who has been in the business for more than two decades and who has such a famous family and so many notable collaborations on his résumé—with Carlos Santana, Wynton Marsalis and McCoy Tyner, to name a few—Coltrane knows how to keep it fresh and clean while still celebrating and acknowledging his history. Jimmy Mak’s, 221 NW 10th Ave. 7 pm (all ages) and 9 pm (21+). $25.
SATURDAY AUG. 11PORTLAND ZINE SYMPOSIUM
[ZINES] Celebrating Portland’s culture of creativity, DIY attitude and willful unemployment, the 12th annual Portland Zine Symposium will bring together hundreds of local zinesters, writers, comic makers and artists to share, sell and trade their work. Take a dip in the “Sea of Zines”—this year’s theme. Refuge, 116 SE Yamhill St. 10 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-4 pm Sunday. Free.
ALBERTA STREET FAIR
[BLOCK PARTY] Folks on Alberta Street worked long and hard to make their street a collection of bars and curio shops. Toast their success with a children’s parade and beer garden. Northeast Alberta Street between 10th and 30th avenues. 11 am-7 pm. $2 suggested donation. albertamainst.org.
SUNDAY AUG. 12ANONYMOUS THEATRE: THE GOOD DOCTOR
[THEATER] The Anonymous Theatre Company has a distinctive way of doing business: The cast members audition and rehearse individually, arriving at the theater in stage clothes. They don’t know their fellow actors until the first line is uttered from the house. This year, the group tackles Neil Simon’s dramatization of seven wry Chekhov stories. Gerding Theater, 128 NW 11th Ave., 306-0870. 7 pm. $25.
PROVIDENCE BRIDGE PEDAL
[BIKES] Once a year, the bikes get the bridges. Nearly 20,000 bicyclists and pedestrians will cross the Willamette River’s bridges. Routes from three to 35 miles include the top decks of the towering Fremont and Marquam bridges, offering breathtaking views. The celebration continues at Jeld-Wen Field for a Providence Health and Wellness Expo. Starting location and time varies by route. $15-$50. bridgepedal.com.
MONDAY AUG. 13ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO
[MUSIC] Alejandro Escovedo has earned the right to lean back into the living-legend role ready-made for weary troubadours. Instead, the Texan’s effervescent output remains expansive, invigorated and impossibly fresh. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St. 8 pm. $20. 21+.