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:
GO: Register or get information at 48hourfilm.com. See the films at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd., on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 15 and 16. 7:15 and 9:30 pm. $9.
[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 rÃ©sumÃ©âwith Carlos Santana, Wynton Marsalis and McCoy Tyner, to name a fewâColtrane knows how to keep it fresh and clean while still celebrating and acknowledging his history. Jimmy Makâs, 221 NW 10th Ave. 7 pm (all ages) and 9 pm (21+). $25.
[ZINES] Celebrating Portlandâs 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 âSea of Zinesââthis yearâs theme. Refuge, 116 SE Yamhill St. 10 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-4 pm Sunday. Free.
[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 childrenâs parade and beer garden. Northeast Alberta Street between 10th and 30th avenues. 11 am-7 pm. $2 suggested donation. albertamainst.org.
ANONYMOUS 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 donât know their fellow actors until the first line is uttered from the house. This year, the group tackles Neil Simonâs dramatization of seven wry Chekhov stories. Gerding Theater, 128 NW 11th Ave., 306-0870. 7 pm. $25.
[BIKES] Once a year, the bikes get the bridges. Nearly 20,000 bicyclists and pedestrians will cross the Willamette Riverâs 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.
[MUSIC] Alejandro Escovedo has earned the right to lean back into the living-legend role ready-made for weary troubadours. Instead, the Texanâs effervescent output remains expansive, invigorated and impossibly fresh. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St. 8 pm. $20. 21+.