Portland events: 'Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes' opens at OMSI
Marvel — Reminder: "Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes" opens Saturday, Oct. 8, at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945 S.E. Water Ave. It celebrates the more than 80 years of the Marvel Universe with artifacts, original art and iconic costumes and props.
"Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes" traces the story of the company and its influence on culture, while uncovering the narratives of individual characters such as Captain America, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and Doctor Strange; giving insight on how Marvel has influenced and drawn inspiration from the ever-changing tides of popular culture. The exhibition traces how Marvel stories have responded to historical events and addressed wider issues such as gender, race and mental illness; and honoring pioneering creators such as Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko, whose imaginations made Marvel into the endlessly expansive fictional universes we know today.
For more: www.omsi.edu.
Hall of Fame — The Oregon Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Aladdin Theater.
Inductees are Terrence Scott (aka Cool Nutz), Scott McCaughey, Stephen Malkmus, Storm Large, The Mayther Brothers, Kevin Rankin, Satan's Pilgrims, Lewi Longmire, PH Factor Jug Band, Art Abrams, Clay Fuller and Mike Thrasher. Esperanza Spalding was voted artist of the year and Portugal The Man earned album of the year ("Oregon City Sessions").
Tony Starlight serves as emcee. Minus 5, which includes McCaughey, and Satan's Pilgrims and Longmire perform.
For more: www.omhof.org.
Other upcoming events — Some events to consider attending in the next week:
• White Bird's 25th anniversary season continues with Parsons Dance, acclaimed for their highly athletic dancers and intense musicality, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 6-8, at Newmark Theatre.
For more: www.whitebird.org.
• Perhaps one of the funniest women in the world, Amy Schumer, does her standup at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Oct. 6-7.
For more: www.portland5.com.
• Norman Sylvester presents his concert "A Phenomenal Concert — The Journey of Blues and Gospel in America," examining music from the cradle of birth in Africa to the Mississippi River Delta and beyond, at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Alberta Rose Theatre. It also stars LaRhonda Steele, Tevis Hodge Jr., Lenanne Miller and more.
For more: www.albertarosetheatre.com.
• The Portland Fall Home and Garden Show takes place at Expo Center, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 7-8 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9.
For more: www.homeshowpdx.com.
• The Portland Tattoo Expo is at Expo Center, 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 and noon-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9.
For more: www.portlandtattooexpo.com.
• Florence + the Machine plays Moda Center, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7.
For more: www.rosequarter.com.
• Stumptown Stages puts on "Little Shop of Horrors," Oct. 7-30 at Winningstad Theatre.
For more: www.stumptownstages.org.
• Oregon Ballet Theatre's season opens with "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Oct. 8-16 at Keller Auditorium.
For more: www.obt.org.
• Artists Repertory Theatre and Portland Center Stage are collaborating on producing Christina Anderson's new play "the ripple, the wave the carried me home," which starts with previews Oct. 8 at The Armory. The regular run is Oct. 14-30.
The story: When Janice is pressed to return to her hometown and speak at a ceremony honoring her father, she has to reconcile with the childhood she's tried to distance herself from and forget — one defined by her parents' political activism and fight for the integration of their local swimming pools. Drawing on history that spans from 1930s segregation to the Rodney King trial and beyond, this deeply moving story explores the joys and challenges of forgiveness, justice and the weight of one's family legacy.
• Longtime rockers the Scorpions, fresh off a Las Vegas residency, are touring North America and stop at Moda Center, 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9.
For more: www.rosequarter.com.
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