Bits & Pieces
Portland Opera has announced its reimagined 2020-21 season, featuring a series of recitals from the Hampton Opera Center and a new digital channel, Portland Opera Onscreen.
The shows that will be shown virtually are "Frida" by Robert Xavier Rodriguez (March 2021), "Journeys to Justice" by numerous composers (April) and "Il Trovatore" by Giuseppe Verdi (May).
All productions will be presented as digital immersive experiences with art conversations, behind-the-scenes content and other engagements.
The "Live From the Hampton Opera Center" series features livestreamed performances by locally based artists (continuing at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 and 18, and Dec. 2 and 9). Portland Opera's resident artists will be featured in livestreamed recitals in early 2021.
The Portland Opera Onscreen channel will launch in February 2021. Until then, digital content and performances will be available on Portland Opera's Vimeo and YouTube channels.
For more: www.portlandopera.org.
The Portland Film Festival has been extended through Nov. 20. It includes a fresh wave of content and the premiere of "Hard Luck Love Song."
Tickets for a film are $9.99 and an all-access pass is $29. For more, see www.portlandfilm.org.
Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 S.W. Oaks Park Way, will be taking a big step Wednesday, Nov. 4, by reopening the Oaks Park Roller Skating Rink.
Multiple two-hour sessions will be available Wednesdays-Sundays with a maximum capacity of 45 guests.
For more: www.oakspark.com.
Bowling alleys are allowed to reopen, and one of them is Central Bowl at 808 S.E. Morrison St. Bowling parties of 10 or less at a time are allowed to gather per Oregon Health Authority guidelines.
It's open 4-9 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and 4-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.
Find a cart
Travel Portland has launched the pilot phase of its new Food Cart Finder, a searchable directory of more than 200 food carts that lets visitors and locals discover carts by pod, cuisine, trademark dishes and dietary needs.
Diners also can use Travel Portland's Near Me Now tool to explore food carts.
Information was compiled using Google Maps, and the directory will continue to expand.
For more: www.TravelPortland.com.
More than 200 pieces of original art donated by artists from the Portland area and beyond are part of a fundraising event for Doernbecher Children's Hospital, "Dollars For Doernbecher." The show opens Friday, Nov. 6, and the art can be purchased through Dec. 6.
It's being run by Donna Sanson of Art in the Village and artist Donald Brown.
For more, see www.donaldebrown.com.
Powell's Books will reopen its Hawthorne store, 3723 S.W. Hawthorne Blvd., Friday, Nov. 6.
The Burnside, Cedar Hills Crossing and Hawthorne stores will be open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
For more: www.powells.com.
Oregon Children's Theatre presents "Your Turn!," a new kid-centric episodic show that will inspire joy, fun and activity in students and families. Each episode focuses on a different theme explored through music, movement, art, mindful moments and more.
"Your Turn!" was created by creators-artists Sydney Jackson and Kaleena Newman.
The first episode, "Creating Something New," launched Nov. 1 on Oregon Children's Theatre's Facebook and YouTube channels. There'll be a new episode launched monthly.
For more: www.octc.org.
The Portland Book Festival, Nov. 5-21, features more than 100 authors from Oregon and around the world. Most events will be free via a custom streaming site.
For more: www.literary-arts.org.
It's Thursday, Nov. 5, and check ahead about gallery hours and availability.
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