Art in the Pearl

Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID FRIEDMAN - Art in the Pearl lights up the Pearl District with art from the likes of West Linns Eileen Sorg. It’s artists galore, with more than 100 booths of art joined by music, food and other activities at the annual Labor Day weekend event.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 29-30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1, Northwest Eighth Avenue between West Burnside and Northwest Glisan streets, Pearl District,, free


There’ll be cosplay, gaming, dancing, discussion panels, music and more at the anime convention, Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 at the Hilton Vancouver and Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay in Vancouver, Wash. For complete information, go to, or try the event’s website at

Volunteer Expo

The sixth annual event features more than 125 nonprofit organizations seeking help from interested folks.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, Pioneer Courthouse Square,, free


Festival of One Acts

Profile Theatre launches an eclectic mix of famed playwright Sam Shepard’s short works — nine of them split into two series and done by six directors, featuring stories and scenes about raucous cowboys to regretful lovers. There’ll also be live music, discussions and beer tastings. Series A: “The War in Heaven,” “The Curse of the Raven’s Black Feather,” “Hail from Nowhere,” “Just Space,” “Rhythm and Evanescence,” “Shakespeare in the Alley”; Series B: “Savage/Love,” “Tongues and Cowboys #2.”

6:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 3-5; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6; 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7; and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, Artists Repertory Theatre Morrison Stage, 1515 S.W. Morrison St.,, $30

‘Butt Kapinski’

Created and performed by Deanna Fleysher, it’s an adults-only deranged cross between Philip Marlowe and Elmer Fudd as Kapinski invites you to co-star in a film noir murder mystery.

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Sept. 4-5, CoHo Theatre, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St.,, $20, $15



The Seattle band, having re-released its seminal album “Superunknown,” which included “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman,” appears in the Portand area.

7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, Sleep Country Amphitheater, Ridgefield, Wash., (check for ticket prices)


The world renowned Malaysian-born songstress who has been compared to Fiona Apple and Norah Jones plays a cool little venue in town.

9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St.,, $15, $17 at door

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