Last Call

Another warm and sunny weekend will leave us feeling all conflicted about indoor arts activities. But here, as per usual, is your weekly round-up of can't-miss arts events that will soon vanish into thin air. Because you might need a break from the sun.

Portland Taiko has always felt like summertime to me, and they're performing this weekend at Lewis & Clark College. Shows are at 3 and 8PM on Saturday, and it's only an hour and fifteen minutes so you'll be back out in the summer weather in no time flat -- and with a little more spring in your step.

"Sounds of Summer" also sounds aprapos. Metropolitan Youth Symphony will perform the community concert on Sunday, May 17 at 2:00 at George Fox University.

Oregon Children's Theater winds down its well-received run of Petite Rouge in the Winningstad Theater this weekend. Final performances are at 2 and 5PM on Saturday, and 2PM on Sunday.

Bruce Livingston says that Monday night's PlayWrite Showcase will be especially amazing, so let's go check it out on Monday at 7:30 PM at the World Trade Center theater. This annual showcase is a free event, but you'll want to get there early to snag a seat.

In the meantime, enjoy the weekend!

1 comment:

MightyToyCannon said...

I watched "Petite Rouge" for the sixth time this morning, with 300 schoolkids who were having as much fun as I was. I have an inside bias, but can honestly say it is a really fun show, even without kids in tow. Good seats are going fast, with best choices at the 5:00 show on Saturday ... then it's gone forever.

I'll be going to the Portland Taiko show on Saturday night. If you've only seen Portland Taiko performing at outdoor settings, you really need to experience the group in a concert performance in a theater. This program brings back Zach Semke and Ann Ishimaru, the founders of Portland Taiko, as guest artists. Should be fun.