NW Animation Fest!
Portland Venues: Hollywood Theater, The Magnolia
Fee: $60 (all festival pass)
If you really need a reason to come and play in the animation sandbox, then just look at nwanimationfest.com to get a sense of the scope of what animation can really offer. It’s not just about playing with clay, paint, pencil or stencil. There’s a night just for the queer revolution! You want experimental? You want to celebrate Laika (they made Coraline and Paranorman)? Fuggedabout missing out on those and don’t wander too far or you’ll miss the after parties. Also happening concurrently in Eugene, you won’t want to miss the serious, the sad, and the zany all on the big screen. Brought to you by those animators with the biggest hearts and the brightest futures, it’s the Northwest Animation Fest. Enjoy!
Wednesday, May 11
Nourish Wellness Fair
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Campus Rec Courts
A free way to look at nutritional options on and off campus, receive some goodies, and try out massage or acupuncture. Don’t forget to stop by this fair that’s free for all students, faculty, staff and Rec Center members.
Measure, Gesture, Form
Portland Art Museum
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More than 200 drawings and sculptures are on display from a mysterious benefactor that highlight the artist who loves to play with form, dimension, size and a whole bunch of other wacky factors. Come see the exhibition through July.
Thursday, May 12
Backwoods and Bathrooms
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Smith Memorial Student Union, room 236
If you wonder about the everyday trans male experience, this lecture and interview tackles the common lives and struggles for over 60 trans males, not focusing on the sensationalism of the “bathroom bills” but more about the everyday existence that they all share.
Ending Trans & PoC Queer Violence
SMSU, rooms 327 and 329
This annual lecture, brought to you by Walk of the Heroines with keynote speech by Kiyomi Fujikawa, will discuss the current and possible future models that both positively and negatively impact queer members of society, focusing on trans- and person-of-color issues.
Friday, May 13
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Lucky Lab—Northwest Quimby Street
Enjoy a pint and hang out with Portland tattoo artists at Ink Invisible, a social practice art project illuminating invisible disabilities through tattoo culture. Five artists who self-identify with an invisible disability have created temporary tattoos inspired by their experiences.
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Gresham Little Theater
The introspective neighborhood Peanuts gang is back, this time live on stage. While waiting for a bus, they talk about their lives, their hopes, their fears and that stupid kite-eating tree (probably). Full of music you’ll hum all the way home and heart that will set yours aflutter.
Saturday, May 14
Triple Falls Day Hike
Outdoor Program Office
Fee: $25 (member), $50 (non-member)
Registration deadline for this hike is May 11. The hike is 3.2 miles round-trip and characterized as a moderate jaunt through a Douglas Fir forest based at a trailhead right off of the Columbia Gorge.
The History of Trains
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oregon Rail Heritage Center
This free family festival celebrates one of the first modes of public transportation in America. Working through an Oregonian lens, this day of activities, music and food pod fun will really steam up your weekend. This is in conjunction with train festivities around the country celebrating the opening of the Transcontinental Railroad.
Sunday, May 15
A Streetcar Named Desire
2 p.m. matinee
Gerding Theater at the Armory
You probably read this in high school, but you can’t really know the full scale of this dark New Orleans odyssey until you see it live on stage. The suffocation, the insanity, the desire and the smoke of New Orleans will fill you until you’re delirious and woozy with emotion.
PDX Pop Now! Party
8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Fee: $8–10 (with CD)
It’s 2016 which means another pop party release compilation CD! Forty-two tracks from local artists will fill your ears with joy and you’ll be able to support a nonprofit music organization.