First Thursday

Portland’s monthly art gallery tour continues March 6, with most galleries opening at 5 p.m.; for a list of participating galleries, go to ... Northwest Academy puts on its first annual juried student exhibition, “Wrapped!” It starts at 6 p.m. March 6, and continues through March 28 at The Angry Pigeon Gallery, 712 S.W. 11th Ave. The Angry Pigeon Gallery, incidentally, was named for the Northwest Academy’s mascot. ... The work of graphic artists Barry Deutsch and Shannon Wheeler will be on display at Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 S.W. Broadway (Portland’5 Centers for the Arts), starting at 5 p.m. March 6 and running through March 31. Deutsch and Wheeler are both nominated for Oregon Book Awards. ... Blue Sky Gallery (photography), 122 N.W. Eighth Ave., presents f&d cartier’s “Wait and See” and Lucy Capehart’s “Remnants,” beginning at 6 p.m. March 6, continuing through March 30. ... One of Portland’s venerable galleries, Laura Russo Gallery, 805 N.W. 21st Ave., presents sculptor Michihiro Kosuge and glassmaker David Schwartz, beginning 5 p.m. March 6, through March 29.


Portland’s women’s film festival includes features and shorts, narrative and documentary, and more from the next generation of young filmmakers, says Christine Autrand Mitchell, programming manager. Films include the Portland premiere of “Redemption Trail” by Britta Sjogren, which opens the festival, “Spring & Arnaud” (documentary), “Unraveled” (documentary short), “Lucky Story” (family short) and shorts “Dream Couch Sold Separately,” “Ahora, No,” “Another Happy Anniversary” and “Bakerman and the Bunneymen.”

Thursday-Sunday, March 6-9, Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., (check for movie times, tickets)


Disjecta Contemporary Art Center is putting on its major biennial exhibition featuring artists who are defining and advancing contemporary art practices, March 8 through April 27. There’ll be exhibitions, events and performances at multiple venues around Portland, including Disjecta’s building in North Portland (8371 N. Interstate Ave.), Upfor Gallery in the Pearl District (929 N.W. Flanders St.), White Box/University of Oregon (24 N.W. First Ave.), and The Best Art Gallery in Portland in Northeast (1468 N.E. Alberta St.). There’ll also be public artworks (billboards, public sculptures), interventions and a Saturday Series of public lectures and panels designed to engage diverse audiences by activating new contexts for contemporary art. The event continues the biennial started by the Portland Art Museum in 1949; PAM discontinued it after 2006, but Disjecta brought it back in 2010 with nine venues and 19 artists featured. The 2012 event featured the work of 24 artists at five venues. This year’s curator is Amanda Hunt from Los Angeles, and 15 artists are being featured. Complete information is available at


‘A Small Fire’

Portland Center Stage’s latest production, by Adam Bock and directed by Rose Riordan, follows John and Emily Bridges, a long-married couple whose happy,

middle-class lives are upended when Emily is overcome by a mysterious disease.

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, some Sundays, through March 23, Gerding Theater, 128 N.W. 11th Ave.,, starting at $33


Oregon Children’s Theatre’s Young Professionals present an improv comedy show with the troupe creating scenes and games based on audience suggestions — no scripts or costumes. It’s directed by former student Jake Michaels.

7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 6-8, March 13-15, OCT studio, 1939 N.E. Sandy Blvd.,, $10, $12 at door

Comedy for Alzheimer’s

The fourth annual Laughter is the Best Medicine comedy event brings together standup comedians and the return of the Senior Shtick video series. All proceeds go to The Alzheimers Association of America, a partner with organizer The Vital Life Foundation. It’s hosted by Andy Andrist.

7 p.m. Friday, March 7, Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.,, $20, $25 at door

Hilary Hahn

by: COURTESY OF MICHAEL PATRICK OLEARY - Two-time Grammy-winning violinist Hilary Hahn plays again with the Oregon Symphony, March 8-10.The great violinist returns to play with the Oregon Symphony, led by Andrew Grams. Hahn is a two-time Grammy winner, and she’ll take on the exciting Nielsen’s “Violin Concerto.” The program also includes Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite No. 1” and Strauss’ “Aus Italien.”

7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 8 p.m. Monday, March 10, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, starting at $22