It’s Valentine’s Day weekend and love is within the air, or on the air, attributable to coronavirus restrictions. For the times forward, we’ve gathered each love-themed, and non-holiday occasions, together with a poetry studying, sappy motion pictures, and the reunion of an Nineteen Eighties-90s iconic Portland jazz band.
“My Humorous Valentine”
Lakewood Theatre Firm’s provides a glance again at a one-night, sold-out fundraising efficiency full of comedian love songs from stage musicals. The musical revue was recorded on the Lakewood mainstage in 2014 and stars Lakewood performers in a night of songs full of intelligent lyrics, theatrical mishap tales, and viewers participation video games.
On-line viewing out there Friday-Thursday, Feb. 12-18 solely; join tickets at lakewood-center.org or telephone 503-635-3901; free however donations are requested.
Love-Struck Valentine’s Drive-in film and dinner
How a few film and dinner date evening for Valentine’s Day? In a parking zone at Washington Sq., Love-Struck drive-in provides three nights of iconic romance motion pictures (together with “The Pocket book,” “P.S. I Love You” and “She’s All That”) that may be mixed with snacks, or perhaps a full meal. Film sound shall be piped into the automobile by way of FM radio band. Catering is supplied by Pearl Catering.
6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Feb. 12-14, Washington Sq. Mall close to the previous Sears parking space; $79-$150 per automobile; reservations required upfront at swiy.io/lovestruckED.
Tom Grant reunion live performance
The unique members of Portland jazz favourite, the Tom Grant Band, reunite for a night of music introduced by Classic Pianos. The setlist will spotlight the songs that marked the band’s almost 10 years of performing collectively within the Nineteen Eighties-90s, and the fellows will relate tales from their time spent collectively touring the nation.
7:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13; streaming on YouTube and Fb, go to www.tomgrant.com; free, however donations are requested.
“Homework: Exercising Wombhood”
White Chook dance presents a cross-Atlantic digital duet by Iris Erez, an Israeli dancer and choreographer, and Marjani Forté-Saunders, a choreographer, performer, educator and group organizer, primarily based in California. The work was commissioned by Portland’s White Chook. The piece is a work-in-progress efficiency and is about 15-20 minutes lengthy, adopted by a dialog between the 2 artists.
Poet Ross Homosexual
Linfield College hosts a digital studying with acclaimed poet and essayist Ross Gay. He’ll learn excerpts from “The Ebook of Delights” and “Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude,” adopted by a dialogue of the texts. “Ross Homosexual is the one author you should be studying proper now,” says Joe Wilkins, director of artistic writing at Linfield College in a current launch. Wilkins stated, “Ross’s poems are enjoyable, sensible, and filled with rhythm and sound, and studying considered one of his essays is like having an extended discuss with a great pal.”
Homosexual’s work has received the 2015 Nationwide Ebook Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, along with being a finalist for the Nationwide Ebook Award in Poetry. He’s a professor of English at Indiana College.
4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, livestreamed on the college’s YouTube channel and open to the general public.
Efficiency Works NW “Joyful Hour”
This newest installment options new work by Intisar Abioto, an artist working throughout images, dance, and writing. The efficiency shall be in response to occasions in her life from the prior week. Video artist Maura Campbell-Balkits will current “Speak Present” a comedy sketch piece trying on the darkish facet of self-help. Joyful Hour performances are introduced by way of Zoom hyperlink.
5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, sliding-scale tickets as much as $30; Zoom hyperlink supplied on the ticket page.
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