Tonight is the opening of PICA’s TBA:09 Festival at The WORKS at Washington High School (531 SE 14th) (map) with a reception for the visual artists from 8-10 PM and a Gang Gang Dance party to follow, and it’s all free!

Things you can do between now and then:

Watch Gang Gang Dance videos instead of working. GGD is going to be working it tonight at The Works at Washington High for a free opening night show.

Get ready to join the Legion. Collect a few photos of you and yours in Halloween costume. Artist Stephen Slappe wants them for his web-based work, We Are Legion, featuring a scrolling legion of the costumed with your choice of soundtracks. You can submit your photos on the site or bring them The Works at Washington High School to be scanned.

Check out PICA’s channel on YouTube. And bookmark PICA’s flickr…there are going to be a ton of Festival photos there in the coming days.

Become a fan of PICA on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, get your pass or tickets, or become a member!

Read Fawn Krieger’s National Park journal. The artist has been in town for a month, building her installation, "National Park." Get a sneak peak into her process.

Read PNCA Feldman Gallery curator/artist Mack McFarland’s interview with Brian Lund whose works on paper featuring a coded representation of both scenes from the movie Wall Street and Depression-era Busby Berkeley musicals (sometimes overlaid) is on view at PNCA now.

Listen to an excerpt from Ethan Rose‘s album Oaks, created using sounds recorded at Portland’s Oaks Park Skating Rink. This year for TBA, Rose has an installation at The Works at Washington High called "Movements" and is doing a performance, Forever, with Laura Gibson and Ryan Jeffery at PDX Contemporary Art next week.

Advanced: Read Hakim Bey’s The Temporary Autonomous Zone. Then view the photo set by Oregon Painting Society of their project(s) named after the Bey text. OPS performs at The Works next Friday, September 11.

See you tonight!

LATE BREAKING ADDITION: Here’s a link to reading/resources related to TBA:09 Festival artists. ♥ Multcolib ♥. And thanks to @P_I_C_A for tweeting the link!!