BEST BEST BEST: The popular Best American Series by Houghton Mifflin has a Portland twist this time around. The Best American Essays 2013, available in stores Oct. 8, is edited by Portland author Cher
WEDNESDAY SEPT. 25
LISA’S RANDOM TASTINGS: PUMPKIN BEERS
[BEER] Lisa “Beer Goddess” Morrison kicks
off a new tasting series with pumpkin beers. She pours free samples at
Belmont Station. Y
Our top picks for the final week of PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival.
After a first week of personal accounts
of torture, fierce runway queens, a voguing Antigone, confessional pop
music, giant whisklike sculptures, penis manipulation and attempts at
NEW ’SPACE AGE: Backspace, Portland’s longest-running all-ages music venue, is looking to move from its 10-year Old Town location.
Owner Eric Robison says “if all the stars align right,” the
THURSDAY SEPT. 19
[MUSIC] The swift, sudden implosion of
Sonic Youth left a nation of indie-rock die-hards disillusioned, but the
once coolly aloof Kim Gordon has finally emerged
Diarrhea Planet If you want to tempt fate on Friday the 13th, this is the band to see. DP toes that taut tightrope between power pop, pop punk and poop jokes. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., with the So So Glos and Boom!, on Friday, Sept. 13. 9 pm. $12. 21+.
Our top picks for the first week of PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival.
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s
Time-Based Art Festival—that 11-day spree of theater, dance, music,
visual art, film and various other uncategorizable, avant-garde and
SEAT SLASHER ON THE LOOSE: A seat slasher has Portland’s motorcycle community in an uproar.
Starting about two weeks ago, motorcycle owners say seats of bikes left
on the street at night have be
Putting parables onstage is an often iffy endeavor, but
there’s no denying the impact of a successfully staged allegory. British
playwright Dawn King’s Foxfinder, making it