Mar 7, 2024 - Culture

Portland weekend guide: Arlo Parks and the Oscars for women

A Black woman with short blond hair singing into a microphone at a concert on a dark background

Arlo Parks plays the Crystal Ballroom Saturday. Photo: David A. Smith/Getty Images

After the clocks jump forward this Sunday we'll be hurtling toward summer. Here are our top picks for enjoying this beautiful city in the final days of its drab winter mantle.

ğŸŽ¬ Listen to Academy Award-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter talk about how she got her costume ideas for movies like "Do the Right Thing," "Selma," and "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." 7pm Friday, Tomorrow Theater. ($75)

👭 Celebrate International Women's Day with song. "She's Speaking Live!" is eight Oregon women songwriters performing original songs by women and about women but for everyone. 7:30pm Friday Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro. ($25-$29)

🫅 When you tire of watching the movie and dressing up like the characters, head to "The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes," where the actor sits with you through a screening, then tells tales from the movie set. 7:30pm Friday, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. ($40-$150)

ğŸŽµ Black British singer-songwriter Arlo Parks is part Portishead, part Joan (Armatrading) and friends with Phoebe (Bridgers). Check out songs from the dreamy album "My Soft Machine." 8pm Saturday, Crystal Ballroom. ($30-$45)

ğŸŽ¨ The Society Hotel in Old Town bets big on art with "Content: A Multi-Disciplinary, Fully Immersive Art Takeover." Noon-4pm ($20) and 6-11pm Saturday, The Society Hotel. ($25)

🍻 It's women-owned everything at SheBrew Festival: the beer and cider, the food, the crafts. All ages. Noon-7pm Sunday, The Redd on Salmon. ($30)

😍 In "Meetcute," the able actors of Echo Theater Company take the rom-com concept of the cute first meeting by a fated couple and turn it into improvised theater. What could go wrong? Age 18 and up. 7pm Sunday, Echo Theater. ($18-$22)

🏆 Sure, you can watch the Oscars at Yur's or The Mission, but how about cheering for the women who have been nominated and joining Women in Film PDX? 4-7pm Sunday, Lake Theater & Cafe in Lake Oswego. (no cover)


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