Time-Based Art Festival
A reminder that it takes place Sept. 5-15 at various venues, including Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. Tickets are $5-$25, with passes $60-$500. A couple upcoming highlights: Laura Ortman plays experimental music on a variety of instruments, including Apache violin, 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 6-7 at Lincoln Hall, 1620 S.W. Park Ave.; The Back to School Kiki Ball will be 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at PICA, 15 N.E. Hancock St.
For more: www.pica.org.
'Pulp Fiction, the Musical Parody'
Funhouse Lounge presents the parody based on the smash 1994 Quentin Tarantino film, with blood, guts, violence, non-linear storytelling, sex, drugs, fixed fights, dead body disposal, the gimp, a mysterious briefcase and a wristwatch that makes a dark journey down through the generations.
7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, Sept. 5-Oct. 5, Funhouse Lounge, 2432 S.E. 11th Ave., www.funhouselounge.com, $25, $30 at door
CoHo Productions' season-opening play is about a first-generation child caring for her 92-year-old mother, and she zig-zags between her own family and career, doctors, urgent 911 calls, her mother's frailty and a bone-chilling Boston winter. It's by Melinda Lopez, directed by Brian Shnipper and stars Julana Torres as Mala. It stages Sept. 6-28 at CoHo Theater, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St. Tickets: $80-$112 subscriptions, $20-$35 single tickets, www.cohoproductions.org.
'The Rocky Horror Show'
A musical by Richard O'Brien, which came out before the famous cult-classic movie, is staged by Lakewood Theatre Company in Lake Oswego. The story: An innocent young couple stumble upon a mansion in the middle of a storm, and find the owner is a mad scientist, Dr. Frank 'N' Furter, and they're in for the ride of their lives.
7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, other times/dates, Sept. 6-Oct. 13, Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., www.lakewood-center.org, $39, $37 seniors
Artists Repertory Theatre opens its season this weekend, and it's called ART on Tour, because its building at Southwest 15th Avenue and Morrison Street is undergoing renovation and there is an apartment complex going up next to it. So the play based on George Orwell's novel will be staged at Imago Theatre, starting with previews Sept. 7. It's a play by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, and it's directed by Damaso Rodriguez. It's a dystopian story with the Ministry of Truth and Thought Police, and Winston falls in love with Julia but he doesn't know whether she's a lover or a government spy who's going to turn him in to Big Brother. Chris Harder stars as Winston Smith and Claire Rigsby as Julia.
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Sept. 7-Oct. 6, Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave., www.artistsrep.org, $60, $30 student/under 35
Portland Storytellers Guild
The group opens its 35th season with stories of best intentions and unintended consequences, starring Steve Henegar, Ken Iverson and Juliana Person.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, Clinton Street Theater, 2522 S.E. Clinton St., www.portlandstorytellers.org, $15
• Many nonprofits are looking for people to step up and help at the Volunteer Expo, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Pioneer Courthouse Square. For more: www.thesquarepdx.org.
• The AIDS Walk Portland includes music, an after party for adults and a walk at Fields Neighborhood Park, 1099 N.W. Overton St., 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. For more: www.aidswalkportland.org.
• Madeleine Albright, former U.S. secretary of state, will speak at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10. Tickets: $40-$85, www.portland5.com.
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