PQ Picks for TBA: Time-Based Art Festival
By TJ Acena, PQ Monthly The Time-Based Art Festival opens Thursday night; itâ€™s a great chance to see some amazing music, theater, dance and art from local and international artists. I think itâ€™s one of the coolest contemporary arts events in Portland. Thereâ€™s a lot to see, so check out the full program online, but here are some picks for PQ readers. Also, if youâ€™re interested in seeing a lot of shows, check out getting a festival pass for cheaper admission to events. Disoriented Comedy: Stand Up Comedy This night of stand-up comedy features a (mostly) female, Asian-American lineup, including the very funny and very local Bri Pruett. Venue: THE WORKS at THE REDD Tickets: $10 Tues., Sept. 15, 10:30 p.m. Live Riot: Singing We Must Rage! A Sing-Along A night of punk feminist music, with karaoke-style videos for audience participation, when rocking out and politics collide. After the show there will be dancing with DJ Ginger. Venue: THE WORKS at THE REDD Tickets: $10 Fri., Sept. 11, 10:30 p.m. Requiem Mass: LGBT / Working Title Portland singer Holcombe Waller has worked with a choir to create a musical work of remembrance for the dead who suffered persecution for their sexual orientation or gender expressions. Venue: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Tickets: $10-$30 sliding scale Fri., Sept 11, 6:30 p.m. Sat., Sept 12, 6:30 p.m. The Self Possessed + Leading Light Two Portland dance choreographers show back to back. Luke Gutgsellâ€™s The Self Possessed presents two gay men in a piece where they integrate their shared identity while invoking a state of transcendence. Leading Light, by Suniti Dernovsek and Holland Andrews, examines the performerâ€™s role in expressing art, the ideal versus the flawed. Venue: BodyVox Dance Center Tickets: $15 Sat., Sept. 12, 4:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 13, 4:30 p.m. Yellow Towel Dana Michel explores black stereotypes and questions what is normal in this solo performance piece, influenced by the aesthetics of fashion, queer culture and comedy. Venue: BodyVox Dance Center Tickets: $25 Fri., Sept. 18, 8:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 19, 8:30 p.m. Critical Mascara: A Post-Realness Drag Extravaganza Portlandâ€™s own Pepper Pepper hosts this event. Part drag competition, part dance party, this evening will blow your mind. 21 and over only Venue: THE WORKS at THE REDD Tickets: $10 Sat., Sept. 12, 10:30 p.m.