It's $5 Friday at PAM! Also, Portland Design Week is still going. In honor of both, the museum is screening a program of abstract, animated shorts from Northwest creatives.
Among the lineup, Marilyn Zornado's Old-Time Film is a 2½-minute ditty in which retro polka dots, lines and schoolbook pictures of trains and things wiggle across the screen. The 6 Is Silent, which is mostly a black background with hand-drawn sketches of trees or monkeys flashing quickly by in neon colors, is actually a music video for the Boston rock band Skyjelly's song about Jim Cowan.
Voilà: 60 minutes of trippy, flashing pictures and then staring at "the world's greatest cat painting" until the museum closes.
Strain recommendation: Violet Delight.
Have a good night.