In the February issue, culture-savvy readers will:

Stroll through Forest Park with the illustrator of the Wildwood Chronicles, Carson Ellisand view a slide show of her fairy-tale creations alongside their real-world inspirations in preview of the trilogy’s finale.

◊ See how the August Wilson Red Door Project is leading theaters to foster equity and diversity in the culture scene, including Portland Playhouse's current production of Jitney. Don't miss the Wilson monologue competition on March 3.

◊ Get the latest scoop on the remodel of one of Portland's most iconic landmarks, Powell's, and see how it is adapting to the rapidly shifting landscape of the bookstore industry.

Pay homage to Oregonian poet William Stafford on his Centennial through a conversation with his heir-apparent, fellow Lewis and Clark professor and National Book Award–winning poet Mary Szybist.

◊ Let the monster out with a local photographer's project studying the importance of faces—that is, Wookie faces!

◊ Get prepared for the Olympics' perhaps most confusing game with some quick-and-dirty curling lessons.

◊ Fill up their calendars with PoMo's top picks for arts and culture events in February, from soulful, fiery jazz fest highlights to the art museum's new Venice exhibition.

◊ Read about photographer Kirk Crippens attempt to capture Portland with his Portraitlandia series.

Every Thursday: The city's best arts and entertainment, can't-miss events, plus artist interviews and ticket giveaways. (See an example!)