Let’s take a quick look at what’s happening in Portland next week,
i.e. April 27-May 2.
Dance: Oregon Ballet Theatre presents “Eyes on You, a tribute to Cole Porter, at Newmark Theatre (503-2ballet). Opera: “Cosi fan tutte” at Portland State University’s (PSU) Lincoln Hall (503-725-2950). Theater: “Bad Dates” at Portland Center Stage 503-445-3700).
Music: Johnette Napolitano appears at Berbati’s Pan (503-226-2122); Haley Bonar is at Towne Lounge (503-241-8696); CocoRosie is at Wonder Ballroom (503-284-8686); Dorado is at Fez Ballroom (503-221-7262); and Arctic Monkeys appear at Roseland Theater (503-224-499); also, Leon Redbone and Victor Wooton are at Alladin Theater (503-233-1994); “!!!” are at Someday Lounge (503-248-1030); the Third Annual Shaker’s Ball takes place at Kennedy School, converted into a microbrewery (503-249-3983); Kings of Leon, Andrew Bird and Mastodon all appear at Crystal Ballroom (503-224-4400).
Visual Arts: Frans Lanting’s “Jungles,” stunning photos by one of the great nature photographers of our time, at World Forestry Center (503-228-1367). Live & Curious: Piranhas and Stingrays on display as part of “Vicious Fishes and Other Riches” at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (503-797-4000). Lecture: part of the Saward Lecture series, Carlo Petrini discusses how we can change “From Fast Food Nation to Slow Food Nation” at Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research (503-335-2466); and Rebecca Zorach talks on “Love, Truth, Orthodoxy, Reticence: Botticelli’s Primavera” at PSU’s Whitsell Auditorium (503-725-2950). Reading: author Charles D’Ambrosio at PSU’s Smith Memorial Union(503-725-2950).
Don’t miss “First Thursday,” when almost 40 art galleries open their doors wide and welcome browsers who love art. This is one of the most popular events for Portlanders and should be on your calendar too.
Finally, “Cinco de Mayo” fiesta at Tom McCall Waterfront Park is a major celebration in Portland, whose Sister City is Guadalahara. If you’ve never been, plan on it — the food, music and other attractions are not to be missed.
Lodging: The Fulton House (503-892-5781), located in SW Portland, is very close to all these venues, and we offer the quiet and privacy you’ll want after attending one or more of next week’s events.