Arts and events calendar: Oct. 9–15

Tuesday Oct. 9


Robert Murray Trumpet Recital

Lincoln Recital Hall



Dr. Robert Murray is joined by pianist Chuck Dillard and English horn player—and wife—Lauren Murray. Murray and his collaborators have performed at the Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the Merkin Center in New York City.


Fox Butterfield, author of In My Father’s House

Powell’s City of Books

7:30 p.m.


Journalist and New York Times contributor Fox Butterfield reads from his new book, In My Father’s House, and discusses crime and incarceration as well as their effects on family.


Honky Tonk Tuesday with Countryside Ride

Secret Society

7 p.m.–10 p.m.



Secret Society hosts a weekly dance lesson with live music from a local country band.


Wednesday Oct. 10


China: Religion and the Rise of a New Superpower

Lincoln Recital Hall

6 p.m.


Ian Johnson is a Pulitzer Prize recipient, teacher at The Beijing Center and advisor to academic journals and think tanks dealing with China. His presentation will focus on his new book, The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao. and the changing religious landscape in China.


Shannon Wheeler

Chaparral Books

6:30–8 p.m.


Shannon Wheeler, cartoonist for The New Yorker and and best-selling author of Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump, will speak—and draw.


The Desert Kind

Moon and Sixpence

8:30 p.m.


Moon and Sixpence pub hosts the jam-oriented trio known for rambling throughout the venue during performances.


Tigran Hamasyan

The Old Church

7:00 p.m.


The Armenian piano virtuoso returns to Portland for an intimate performance of metal-infused Armenian folk-jazz in SW Portland.


Thursday Oct. 11


Noon Concert Series: Chuck Dillard and Amy Hansen

Lincoln Recital Hall

Noon–1 p.m.


Faculty members pianist Dr. Chuck Dillard and soprano Amy Hansen perform in the second fall term installment of the Noon Concert Series.

Physical culture

Women-Only Climbing Night

PSU Recreation Center

4 p.m–8 p.m.


Women are invited to the climbing center to practice and connect in a supportive environment. No registration or prior climbing experience are required.


Japanese Films in the Modern Era: A Talk By Director Ryutaro Nakagawa

SMSU, room 327/8

6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.


Poet and director Ryutaro Nakagawa will discuss his new film, Summer Blooms, and the role of fringe cinema in society.


Murder Mystery Machine

Funhouse Lounge

7 p.m.


This fully improvised mashup of slasher films and Scooby Doo features audience participation, gags and “real horror.” Performances Thursday–Saturday, through Oct. 28th.


Friday Oct. 12


Summer Blooms

Fifth Avenue Cinema

6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.


Ryutaro Nakagawa’s award-winning Summer Blooms screens tonight. Free popcorn included.


The Human Voice (La Voix Humaine)

Lincoln Hall Studio, 115

7:30 p.m.–9 p.m.


Poulenc’s opera La Voix Humaine, based on the play by Jean Cocteau, is rarely performed. Join guest artist Malinda Haslett for this installment of Poulenc@PSU, a fall term series.


Cognizant w/ Rottenness & Petrification

Twilight Cafe and Bar

8:30 p.m. 21+


Dallas grind machine Cognizant arrives in Portland on the first half of their west coast tour with Mexico’s legendary Rottenness. Portland’s own Petrification will support.


The Last Man on Earth

Whitsell Auditorium

9:30 p.m.

$8 w/ PSU ID

This 1964 film starring Charlton Heston is considered the most faithful adaptation of Richard Matheson’s novella, I Am Legend. Most subsequent vampire apocalypse films have drawn on this one.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Dance party

Jump Jack Sound Machine


10 p.m.


DJs, live music, visual art and all manners of fun are to be had here. Promotional materials say, “The apocalypse is upon us! Let’s dance about it!”


Sunday Oct. 14


Not Sorry: Experimental Feminist Film from 1970 to Today

Portland Art Museum

7–9 p.m.

$8 with student ID, $5 rush tickets with student ID

This is the second in a four-part series of feminist film screenings running on Sundays in the month of October. Filmmakers Nazli Dincel and Hannah Piper Burns will present the films and facilitate a discussion after the screenings.

Performance art

Drag Queen Brunch

Night Light Lounge

11 a.m.

Every Sunday the Night Light Lounge hosts this gender-bending brunch event featuring Portland’s most beloved drag queens.


Lee “Scratch” Perry

Aladdin Theatre

Doors 8 p.m., show 9 p.m.

Lee “Scratch” Perry is one of the pioneers of reggae, dub and ska and has been recording and touring since 1959.

Haunted House/Installation

Davis Graveyard

8703 SE 43rd Avenue Milwaukie, OR

11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Jeff and Chris Davis of Milwaukie have been decorating and outfitting their house for Halloween horror every year for over two decades. There is an open house today, but the installation will be in place for viewing all month.

Monday, Oct. 15


Hermitage Piano Trio

Lincoln Performance Hall, 175

7:30–9:30 p.m.

$30–55, student rush (full-time students only) $5

The acclaimed chamber music group from St. Petersburg Russia will perform works by Glinka, Brahms and Dvorak. A second performance on Tuesday will be a different program.


24 Frames

Whitsell Auditorium

7 p.m.

Director Abbas Kiarostami’s final film, described as switching between fiction and documentary, took three years to make. The movie is In Persian and Hebrew with English subtitles.


Agent Orange w/ UK Subs and Guttermouth

Doug Fir Lounge

Doors 8 p.m., show 9 p.m.

Agent Orange was one of the original surf-punk bands and part of the thriving California punk scene of the ’80s and ’90s.