Bits and Pieces
In the upcoming Oregon Children's Theatre season, there'll be a collaboration with six other theaters from around the country on a play based on two of the "real girl" Judy Moody books.
The theaters: OTC; Bay Area Children's Theater, Oakland, Calif.; Children's Theater of Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C.; First Stage, Milwaukee, Wis.; Orlando Repertory Theater, Orlando, Fla.; Rose Theater, Omaha, Neb.; and Adventure Theater MTC, Glen Echo, Md.
"This is a remarkable collaboration among some of the country's best children's theaters," says Michael Bobbitt, Adventure Theater MTC artistic director.
Each theater company will independently produce its own production in a separate but shared world premiere, starting this fall. Allison Gregory has been commissioned as the playwright.
OTC's event is scheduled for Oct. 21.
The Portland Building, which houses monthly Regional Arts & Culture Council exhibits, soon will undergo a three-year renovation.
To commemorate it, there'll be a new exhibit, Aug. 15-Sept. 1, "A Look Back: 23 Years at the Portland Building Installation Space," a venue retrospective with the more than 200 site-specific installations dating back to 1994 represented by images and text. The Installation Space Comment Book that has accompanied exhibits will be converted into a wall-size "comment chalkboard."
A new location for the installation space is envisioned for the second floor of the redesigned Portland Building at 1120 S.W. Fifth Ave.
For more: www.racc.org/installationspace.
Stephen King, the worldwide bestselling author and purveyor of all things scary, will make an appearance at Portland's Newmark Theatre on Oct. 3.
He'll be joined by his son, Owen King. They are the co-authors of "Sleeping Beauties: A Novel," a book that answers the question of what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men.
Owen King also has written "Double Feature" and served as co-editor of "Who Can Save Us Now?: Brand-New Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories." Stephen King has written more than 50 books.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14. They are $33.50 each (limit four tickets per order). For more: www.powells.com.
TidalWave Productions has put out its newest graphic novel about a very famous person — this time it's the late Princess Diana during the 20-year anniversary of her death.
"Tribute: Diana, Princess of Wales," has exclusive, never-seen art with a new cover by famed artist Pablo Martinena. The 32-page book is illustrated by Andrew Yerrakadu.
It's available on e-readers such as iTunes and Kindle, as well as in print through SpinWhiz Comics.
Terry Currier Day
A reminder: Mayor Ted Wheeler has proclaimed Aug. 12, 2017, as "Terry Currier Day," celebrating the local champion of the record industry and Music Millennium owner. He will be given a framed proclamation during the Music Millennium Fan Appreciation event at the record store at 3158 E. Burnside St.
'American Idol' auditions
After two years off the air, "American Idol" returns to television on ABC, not FOX.
There'll be open auditions starting Thursday morning, Aug. 17, at Pioneer Courthouse Square. For more: www.americanidol.com.
Back on the air
Entercom Portland has returned "Sunday Night Blues Room," with Steve Pringle, to the KGON 92.3 FM airwaves.
It debuted last weekend, and will air at 7 p.m. Sundays.
For more: www.kgon.com.