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I’m Afraid, Will I Dream? at HQHQ

HQHQ Project Space presents I’m Afraid, Will I Dream? Featuring; Matt Leavitt, Izidora Leber, Justin K. Moore + John Tage Johnson and Anastasia Tuazon. Taken from the famous line in Kubrick’s 2001 this exhibition looks to sidestep the more sensational aspects of the Halloween season to explore the transcendental by tuning out the existential mitigation that reliance on automation and computers brings. I’m Afraid, Will I Dream? | October 30 – November 17 Opening Reception: October 30 6-9PMHQHQ Project Space 232 SE Oak St #108 Read the full article here: Port admin
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I’m Afraid, Will I Dream? at HQHQ

HQHQ Project Space presents I’m Afraid, Will I Dream? Featuring; Matt Leavitt, Izidora Leber, Justin K. Moore + John Tage Johnson and Anastasia Tuazon. Taken from the famous line in Kubrick’s 2001 this exhibition looks to sidestep the more sensational aspects of the Halloween season to explore the transcendental by tuning out the existential mitigation that reliance on automation and computers brings. I’m Afraid, Will I Dream? | October 30 – November 17 Opening Reception: October 30 6-9PMHQHQ Project Space 232 SE Oak St #108 Read the full article here: Port admin
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Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 30–Nov 2

Halloween  The ghosts and ghouls have already descended on Portland, inhabiting haunted houses, possessed dance performances, and creepy corn mazes. Take a look at our Halloween Guide to finalize some blood-curdling plans for the weekend.  Need something that won’t scare the kids (too much)? Consider our Family-Friendly Halloween Happenings. Special Events  The Siren Nation Music and Arts FestivalSaturday–Sunday, Funhouse Lounge  McMenamin’s Kennedy SchoolThe annual festival celebrating the women of the Northwest arts scene is back for more. It kicks off Saturday night with a women in comedy showcase featuring Susan Rice, Amy Miller, Kirsten Kuppendbender, and JoannRead the full article here: Culturephile admin
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Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 30–Nov 2

Halloween  The ghosts and ghouls have already descended on Portland, inhabiting haunted houses, possessed dance performances, and creepy corn mazes. Take a look at our Halloween Guide to finalize some blood-curdling plans for the weekend.  Need something that won’t scare the kids (too much)? Consider our Family-Friendly Halloween Happenings. Special Events  The Siren Nation Music and Arts FestivalSaturday–Sunday, Funhouse Lounge  McMenamin’s Kennedy SchoolThe annual festival celebrating the women of the Northwest arts scene is back for more. It kicks off Saturday night with a women in comedy showcase featuring Susan Rice, Amy Miller, Kirsten Kuppendbender, and JoannRead the full article here: Culturephile admin
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The ugly side of Oregon’s past, through a bold surrealist lens: ‘Oregon’s Painted History’

Oregon’s past isn’t always so pretty. There’s plenty to celebrate in our fair state’s history, but there’s also much to be reviled. Anna Magruder, a visual artist in Portland, has taken on the seedier side of our history with “Oregon’s Painted History,” a series of paintings and multimedia installations that tackles just a few stories from the state’s unsavory past, viewing them through a lens she calls “historic surrealism.” “It brings an edge to the paintings, it makes you look twice,” Magruder said of her work. “I don’t want to just show, ‘here’s a specific person in history with a
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The ugly side of Oregon’s past, through a bold surrealist lens: ‘Oregon’s Painted History’

Oregon’s past isn’t always so pretty. There’s plenty to celebrate in our fair state’s history, but there’s also much to be reviled. Anna Magruder, a visual artist in Portland, has taken on the seedier side of our history with “Oregon’s Painted History,” a series of paintings and multimedia installations that tackles just a few stories from the state’s unsavory past, viewing them through a lens she calls “historic surrealism.” “It brings an edge to the paintings, it makes you look twice,” Magruder said of her work. “I don’t want to just show, ‘here’s a specific person in history with a
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Pink Martini and the Von Trapps Debut Video for “Dream A Little Dream”

In the 83 years since “Dream A Little Dream Of Me” was first recorded, endless renditions have surfaced, from the Mamas and the Papas to Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Portland’s pocket-sized orchestra Pink Martini were added to that  list back in March when they released their seventh studio album, Dream A Little Dream, with some help from the von Trapp family. That is Sofia, Melanie, Amanda, and August von Trapp, the now Portland-based descendents of Captain and Maria von Trapp, the tunefully inclined family behind The Sound Of Music.  The Thomas Lauderdale-led collective just deputed a music video for the age-old track on Entertainment Weekly.
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Pink Martini and the Von Trapps Debut Video for “Dream A Little Dream”

In the 83 years since “Dream A Little Dream Of Me” was first recorded, endless renditions have surfaced, from the Mamas and the Papas to Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Portland’s pocket-sized orchestra Pink Martini were added to that  list back in March when they released their seventh studio album, Dream A Little Dream, with some help from the von Trapp family. That is Sofia, Melanie, Amanda, and August von Trapp, the now Portland-based descendents of Captain and Maria von Trapp, the tunefully inclined family behind The Sound Of Music.  The Thomas Lauderdale-led collective just deputed a music video for the age-old track on Entertainment Weekly.
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Jeff Bridges: The Dude vs. ‘The Last Unicorn,’ or Bowling for Unicorns

The Last Unicorn with author Peter S. BeagleThe Hollywood Theatre Nov 1–2 Jeff Bridges the Abiders Aladdin Theater Nov 23Jeff Bridges might have won his Oscar for Crazy Heart, but that film’s Bad Blake is far from the actor’s most iconic role. The Hollywood Theatre isn’t going to sell out its main auditorium for multiple screenings of Crazy Heart, as it did last year for the Rankin-Bass animated classic The Last Unicorn, in which Bridges voices the sword-wielding, love-struck Prince Lir. (The film gallops back through the Hollywood again this weekend with author Peter S. Beagle in attendance.) AndRead the
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The World’s Best Beards and Mustaches Compete In Portland (and Defy the Laws of Gravity)

The men of the World Beard and Moustache Championships are well endowed. That is to say, they are naturally gifted with the ability to grow exceptional amounts of hair on their faces. Some of these men have been “training” for months, while others have been growing for over a decade. They are proud bearers of their facial gift, welcoming the everyday stares, questions, and photos opps that go along with boasting an extraordinary chin bush. But what makes the World Beard and Moustache Championships such a special place for these men is not that they get to compete, but that
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