Event listings for May 4-8

Featured Event
PSU STAGE Presents…Spring Showcase Auditions
Lincoln Hall Studio Theater
May 3-6
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
I know you’re out there. I can hear you in the hall whistling Les Mis absentmindedly. I see you stretching in class like a ballerina when you get bored. You know every word to Othello, or at least you like to pretend you do when accepting your Academy Award shampoo bottle. Everyone has to start somewhere on their road to fame. Why not PSU? This week, PSU STAGE is auditioning any act, as long as they are a currently enrolled student, for the Spring Talent Showcase on May 16th. You’ll have the stage all to yourself, no censorship, to do as you or your group of best buddies please. Want to juggle a shark while lip syncing to the Spice Girls? I’d certainly be impressed.
Check out the PSU STAGE facebook page or email [email protected] for the link to the org sync audition form!

Wednesday, May 4
Student Research Symposium
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
SMSU 3rd Floor
There is a crazy amount of research going on at PSU, from liberal arts to physical sciences to yes, even gender studies. Come and enjoy an afternoon of poster and oral presentations by undergrad and graduate studies students homegrown with PSU knowledge.

Movies at Dusk
8 to 9 p.m. start time
Pix Patisserie
Fee: $5 (food/drinks, no cover charge)
Outdoor movie summer screenings are upon us and this one in particular features heavily in booze, tapas, desserts and free popcorn. The opening week movie is the Big Lebowski with others to follow weekly. Minors and dogs are welcome, plus there’s a beer garden.

Thursday, May 5
Spring Fling Dance
7 p.m. to 10 p.m
Smith 101
The Portland State Programming Board invites you to come boogie your blues away. Enjoy tunes, some fresh grub, and a silly photobooth. Free for all PSU Students.

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta
11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Waterfront Park (all weekend long)
Fee: $10
Now in it’s 32rd year, don’t miss this event that is part cultural celebration, part carnival, part stuff your face with food and part artisan showcase. Mariachi directly from Guadalajara will entertain you all weekend long as well as some on-site Lucha Libre.

Friday, May 6
Pride Kickball
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Urban Plaza
If you have less than great memories of elementary school kickball, make some new ones or come root for the brave souls ready to take on the ball of doom. It’s a great way to get some exercise, enjoy the sunshine, and make some new friends.

Portland Lindy Exchange
Multiple Venues
Fee: $8-$85
This handy website: http://pdxlx.com/venues/ has a list of all the times, venues, and locales for the weekend celebration. Some are 21+ but most encourage all ages and some headliners are nationally famous. Get into the “Swing” of things today.

Sat, May 7
Filmed By Bike
5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Hollywood Theatre
Fee: $55 (all shows), $11 (per show)
This weekend-long celebration of our favorite two-wheeled friend is billed as a homegrown and huge curation of movies that glorify the bike and those who ride it. Filmmakers will be present and awards will be presented.

James & The Giant Peach;
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Newmark Theatre
Fee: $14-$32
Arguably the most delightful of Roald Dahl’s treasured stories, the magic peach that saves James and his insect friends has been transformed into a musical that chronicles their adventures, growing friendships, and that tasty peach.

Sunday, May 8
Mother’s Day Tea
Pix Patisserie
Fee: $36 ($16 for kids)
This delightful way to shower your mom with affection gives you a tea service, sparkling wine, and a selection of sweet and savory treats that will leave you wanting more. Reservations are required and open up the evening of May 6.

Tennessee Williams Movie Nights
7 p.m.
PCS at the Armory
This free movie celebration of the genius of Tennessee Williams, sadly slightly censored down for the big screen, still showcases the moving momentum and dynamic power of his work. Tonight’s entry is Suddenly Last Summer.