Summer is in full swing here in Portland, which means every weekend brings with it the tough decision between festivals, performances, and parties. In case you haven't picked up our newest issue yet, here are some of the highlights from inside that'll help you make up your mind.
CAN PICKATHON SURVIVE ITS OWN SUCCESS?
Pickathon's choice to shun corporate sponsorship and cap attendance at 3,500 makes it one of the best festival experiences available to music lovers. But it also creates some serious problems on the business end of things. How can the festival remain afloat without throwing out what makes it special?
Portland: Coming to a Small Screen Near You
Three new television series join Grimm and Portlandia to bring our city center screen this season. Backstrom, The Librarians, and Intruders. We've got the trailers and interviews with the creators.
JULY POMO PICKS
Broken Bells pairs former Shins frontman with producer-extrordinaire Danger Mouse, Pendulum Ariel Arts interprets classic paintings as dance suspended in mid-air, Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble's The Three Sisters puts a new spin on Chekov translation. All this and more in PoMo's list of best performances to take in this month.
BIG PICTURE: SEE PORTLAND'S CRAZY BURNING MAN FIRE SHIP
A local artist spent nearly a decade building this thing. For Burning Man. Obviously.
THE PERFECT PARTY: AUGUST 2014
Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Bill Rauch wins big at the Tonys, Igor Vamos punks Reed College, and Booboo, the Concordia bear, gets stuck in a tree—and they're all coming to dinner!
RACHEL TESS'S SMALL WORLD OF DANCE
The Portland-native and former Oregon Ballet Theater dancer's newest piece includes a set made of transportable interlocking pine boards and depends on sounds occuring naturally around the performance space. She's previewing the dance in Portland this September, and plans to debut a fully developed performance here in the spring.