Last chances, last dances, and an all-around hoot.
"If you want to see OBT perform this summer, you’ll have to buy a plane ticket to Korea," warns artistic director Christopher Stowell. While that may be an option for some, it’s probably easier to catch the season’s last dance, Bolero, this weekend at the Keller. For this program, Ravel’s passionate masterpiece is juxtaposed with the exuberant Russian classicism of Raymonda and the delicate harp-accompanied intimacy of Hush.
Tonight, Siren Nation presents its fifth annual Dolly Hoot fundraiser, a Dolly Parton tribute show in which Portland music’s creme femmes (Rachel Taylor Brown, Stephanie Schneiderman, etc.) bring their own interpretations to the iconic smart blonde’s songs.
If you missed last November’s Northwest Film And Video Festival, don’t despair—a new rainy weekend ushers in another chance to go in for some of the Fest’s best entries. And, who knows; a diverse barrage of ideas and themes, may prove a perfect distraction from the same old rain.
Bag & Baggage Productions’ season closing play, the My Fair Lady-like story of a working-class hairdresser seeking help from an English professor in a quest for refinement, explores the meaning of higher education.