Charlene is a suburban mother who writes erotic screenplays for women as a means to support her children. Clyde is her funny, dangerously obsessive and estranged husband. Then there are their two hormonally overcharged teenagers. Amidst all the chaos, Charlene is desperately trying to meet a super-tight deadline. This is the premise of Hot 'n' Throbbing, a gripping play by Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of How I Learned To Drive. When Charlene's alcoholic husband returns, however, the comedic backdrop quickly gives way to a dark, intense -- and very adult -- examination of the intersection of pornography and domestic violence. Twilight Theater Company brings the show to the Portland stage.
A bevy of the nation's best striptease artists paint a portrait of pure sensuality as part of this nationally touring production, now coming to Lagunitas Brewing Community Room in Portland. Featured in The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed, Welcome to Burlesque stars top performers from around the country who set out to show you just how self-empowering this sultry art form can be. This evening of adult fun and entertainment also boasts sexy singers, vivacious variety acts and boylesque dancers too -- and serves as a benefit for Planned Parenthood.
Friday August 25, 2017 / 9:30pm (Cocktails at 8:00pm)
How is it that a man with limited formal and musical education was able to create some of the most versatile and memorable music the world has ever known? In The Melody Lingers On, a sweet, romantic, semi-autobiographical musical featuring the works of Irving Berlin, you'll find out how some of America's greatest musical masterpieces were created. Called an "unabashed love letter" to Berlin (Variety), the show features ten singers, a cookin' onstage band and 46 songs, including "What'll I Do?" "Blue Skies," "Always," "Cheek to Cheek," "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "Always" "Heat Wave" and many more. Don't miss this golden tribute at the Clackamas Repertory Theatre in Oregon City.
Thursday August 24, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday August 27, 2017 / 2:30pm
T2 play in the United Soccer League, the highest-level U.S. men's professional soccer league below and in support of Major League Soccer. 2016 T2 players Rennico Clarke, Victor Arboleda and Marco Farfan were signed this offseason to first-team contracts. Take the family for a fun outing, grab some snacks and watch an exciting soccer match while cheering with the crowd at Providence Park.
Saturday September 9, 2017 / 7:00pm (vs. Real Monarchs SLC)
Tigers Be Still -- a ferociously funny play from New Girl writer Kim Rosenstock -- centers around Sherry Wickman, who's recently earned a degree in art therapy, only to find herself moving back in with her family. Unemployed and overwhelmed, Sherry retreats to her childhood bed and remains there until an unexpected employment opportunity gives her a renewed sense of purpose and hope. Tigers Be Still is a sincere and sweet study of post-grad ennui that'll appeal to anyone who's ever stumbled off their own path. The play's comedic take on arrested development hits the stage at Clackamas Repertory Theatre in Oregon City.
Friday September 8, 2017 / 7:30pm (Opening Night)Saturday September 9, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday September 10, 2017 / 2:30pmThursday September 14, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 15, 2017 / 7:30pm (With Post-Show Talk Back)Saturday September 16, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday September 17, 2017 / 2:30pmThursday September 21, 2017 / 7:30pm
The hardcore punk band known as Reagan Youth came out of the same '80s New York scene that produced the Dead Kennedys and the Beastie Boys. But after losing their lead singer to suicide in '93, the group faded away until 2006 when founding guitarist Paul Bakija restarted the band, with the same aggressively anarchist message. Also on this all-ages bill at Portland's Bossanova Ballroom are Cliterati, Nokmim and 13 Scars.
As one of the pioneering street punk groups, U.S. Bombs has been delivering sonic blows for more than 20 years. Now, after a brief hiatus, the group is back on stage and as punk as ever. Led by Duane Peters, the group features a few new members but the same hardcore sound. This concert at Tonic Lounge also features Chartbusters and Lost Bombers.
If you're in the tech industry, it can be tough to tear yourself away from your screens, but this networking event makes it more than worthwhile. A variety of startup pros are set to be on hand for this Portland-area mixer, including notable female entrepreneurs. They'll be ready to meet, mingle and jump into lively discussions about the city's burgeoning tech scene, while you enjoy discounts on drinks at the Bit House Saloon. Previous KNW mixers have brought together representatives from the biggest companies in the business, so you won't want to miss this chance to make some connections.
It should be no secret that anyone who's slipped a disc head-banging to the likes of Metallica or Megadeth owes a musical debt to the English thrash metal-heads of Diamond Head. Over the past 40 years, through a series of ups and downs and their fair share of hard-rock drama, the band has continued to record and perform, ensuring that their legacy is indeed stamped in something as lasting as, well ... heavy metal. Catch them in concert at Portland's Bossanova Ballroom with support from Portland's own psychedelic heavy-prog-rockers Danava and thrash trio Disenchanter.
Famine Fest NW brings the black-metal band Inquisition to Portland's Bossanova Ballroom. The stripped-down duo of Dagon (vocals, guitar) and Incubus (drums), originally out of Colombia, produce driving hard rock filled with Satanic themes and have released seven studio discs, including their latest, Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith. Uada, Volahn and Vitriol are also on the bill.
Monday September 4, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)