Mar 14, 2024 - Things to Do

Portland weekend guide: Radical prints and honky tonk

Illustration of a beach scene inside of a briefcase.

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Celebrate a beautiful spring weekend inside and out, with shared screens, handmade food, cutting-edge music β€” and a few thousand people in green tutus.

🎨 After a Lloyd Center pop-up, Secret Room Press leased the former Little Otsu space on SE Division Street. There, a show of new gallery work by 14 artists opens with a reception Friday, 5-8pm. It runs through June 15. Free.

πŸ“· Rewatch "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything!" β€” a little reminder that drag has always been one click away from the mainstream, as this comedy with Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes and John Leguizamo confirms.

🌎 Bliss out in Yaima's world, where to folk meets trance. This show is part of the spring equinox celebration called Ostara at The Haven, inside JaJa PDX.

  • Saturday, 9:35pm. $50-$90.

⚽ Watch Portland's soccer heroes, the Portland Thorns, open their season against the KC Current at the Sports Bra.

  • Saturday, 10am. Also on ESPN. No cover.

πŸ₯˜ Eat everything at Asian Flavors Unite: A Potluck Celebration of Asian American Heritage. The organizers promise a roast pig and a lion dance, but the real event is Portlanders bringing their own Asian diaspora dishes.

🎼 Wallow in nature while staying inside, with the Portland Columbia Symphony. An evening of pastoral classical music includes "The Lark Ascending" and the big one, Beethoven's "Symphony No. 6."

🎸 Get down with Blake Shelton on his Back to the Honky Tonk Tour. Saturday, 7pm, Moda Center. $39+.

πŸͺ˜Listen to Bas, the Sudanese-American rapper whose songs like "Khartoum" tap into horrors beyond the usual scope of American hip-hop. Sunday, 8pm, Roseland Theater. $29.50.

πŸ–ŒοΈ Tick tock … the stunning Black Artists of Oregon show closes on March 31. 10am-6pm, Portland Art Museum. $25; kids age 17 and under free.


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