Worst Day of the Year Ride, Fear No Music 30th Anniversary Season, ‘Tinderella’: 9 Things to Do This Week
As the winter arts season draws to a close, the week offers plenty of on-stage and indoor entertainment, including classical music, dance works and experimental music. Several performances include virtual options for those who want to watch from home. It’s also the time for the “worst day of the year”, where costumes are encouraged, but you might want to make sure they’re water resistant.
Although the whole state domestic COVID-19 mask mandates have been lifted, some venues or artists still have restrictions in place. Check website information for updated COVID safety requirements.
For this event originally scheduled to take the stage in March 2020 (we all know how it went), BodyVox, Chamber Music Northwest and the Akropolis Reed Quintet have reset production and are ready to bring back the era of flappers and speakeasies. . The cast includes 11 local dancers and seven musicians.
Opens 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17 and continues at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18 and 19, Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 SW Crescent St., Beaverton; tickets start at $27.50; bodyvox.com/performance
Trixie and Katya Live
Two drag legends and powerhouse comedy partners embark on their first US tour, offering a parody and homage to classic girl’s road trip movies from the 1990s through today. Whether it’s “To Wong Foo, thank you for everything!” Julie Newmar”, “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”, “Crossroads” or “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar”, expect outrageous and absurd comedy and music in this spectacular drag show. You also get humor and adult themes.
8 p.m. Friday, March 18, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway; tickets start at $39.50; portland5.com
The choir’s fifth season kicks off with a performance of “Let the Music Fill Your Soul,” along with music composed by longtime director Emily Lau. Students from the Fort Vancouver High School Choir will also perform.
7 p.m. Saturday, March 19, First Vancouver United Methodist Church, 401 E. 33rd St., Vancouver and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 20, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1309 Franklin St., Vancouver; admission by donation; recoverychoirsings.org
Tilikum Chamber Orchestra
Guitarist David Tutmark is featured in a program that includes a concerto by Nicholas Emmerson, a Portland-based composer and teacher, telling his story as a combat medic who served in Afghanistan.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at Rex Putnam High School, 4950 SE Roethe Road, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20, Lincoln Hall, PSU, 1620 SW Park Ave.; tickets $5-$15; tilikumchamberorchestra.com
Concert Oregon Sinfonietta
Donald L. Appert conducts the full symphony orchestra, approximately 70 members, in a program that includes Carwithen’s “Suffolk Suite” and Symphony No. 1 in E minor by Sibelius. Hanami Froom, winner of the Young Concerto Competition, also performs Glazunov’s Violin Concerto in A minor.
3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 20, Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church, 10501 SE Market St.; free; cmsomus.org
The worst day of the year
While the weather can be nice or soggy, this cycling event usually draws large crowds, families, and just a bunch of really fun people. Pre-hike events include breakfast. Choose from three routes from 15 miles to over 40. Children under 16 ride free. The post-ride party includes costume contests, lunch, a five-tier chocolate fountain, music, and more. Registration for the race benefits the Community Cycling Center.
10 a.m. Sunday, March 20, start and finish at Lucky Labrador Brew Pub, 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd.; last-minute registrations are $65; worstday.com/details/
Back: don’t be afraid of music at 30
The 30th anniversary season of Fear No Music celebrates resilience and renewal. The ReTurn Concert Series offers both live and virtual options and will be donated to help provide access to all members of the community. The limited-capacity performance at The Old Church will feature local creators, including Indonesian composer and PSU graduate Lifia Teguh, as well as James Shields, Drew Swatosh and Jesse Ehrenberg.
7:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave.; Don. Virtual concert available at 7:30 p.m. on Monday April 4 Fear No Music YouTube Channel; fearnomusic.org.
“Everything is Terrible”
OK, we’ll have to admit that this touring stage show is a little beyond our comprehension, but with the world collapsing around us, perhaps some historical context is needed. Mix thousands of found footage archives featuring the vagaries of yesterday’s youth with stunning fast cuts and crazy music and you might forget about your troubles for about an hour. Each tour features brand new live shows that are events in themselves. Expect movies, songs, dances and life-size puppets.
8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St.; tickets $20; event.etix.com
“Tinderella the Modern Musical”
Stumptown Stages presents a musical based on a book by Rose Oser that delves into the nature of modern love. These days, Prince Charming may be just a tap away, but there’s always the hassle of getting out of the house. Aimed at ages 20 and over, this play deals with mature subjects. Be ready.
Opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 and continues various dates and times through April 17, Brunish Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway; tickets $30 to $37; portland5.com
Still looking ideas for spring break? We have what you need. Check out our article on 8 things to do during spring break.
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