Events for the week of Nov. 2–6

Featured Event
2016 Levy Event
Friday, Nov. 4–Sunday, Nov. 6
Lincoln and Neuberger Halls (various rooms)
This free weekend event titled “Edges of Identity: Jews, Punk and Poetry” is an artistic celebration hosted by a variety of campus departments. Free tickets are available for all performances, beginning at noon on Nov. 4 with a discussion of the Golem in Sci-Fi as a brown bag lunch and ending with a Sunday brunch where Sarah Dougher will contextualize feminist punk. Please feel free to rsvp and grab those free tickets while they are available. Punk band Golem will play Saturday at noon.

New Cultural Resource Center
Wednesday, Nov. 2
Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom
5–10 p.m.
Come join the celebration as Portland State formally dedicates and presents two new cultural centers—one for African American/African/Black students and the other for Asian American/Asian/Pacific Islanders. Dinner and entertainment are included in the festivities.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Nov. 1–6
Keller Auditorium
Showtimes vary
Fee: $40+
This musical adaptation of the life of Carole King depicts her as she breaks into the music industry and turns the world on its head with her famous album Tapestry. The adaptation devotes itself to the honest and truthful life of Carole Klein, the girl who would become the woman Carole King.

Ignite Portland
Wednesday, Nov. 2
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
7:30 p.m.
What would you say if you had five minutes and a captive audience to teach? Ignite Portland answers that question by giving each speaker exactly five minutes on the floor to cover any topic they like. This extemporaneous lecture series has quite a cult following in Portland so get there early!

El Muerto Vagabundo
Thursday, Nov. 3
Milagro Theatre
Fee: $20–27
This theatrical production looks at the sacred holiday of Dia De Los Muertos, the Mexican festival that honors ancestors gone before. For those ancestors who were homeless before they passed away, this production looks at their afterlives and the effect that homelessness has on them with no family or home to return to.

All Women Group Art Show
Thursday, Nov. 3
Antoinette Hatfield Hall
6–8 p.m.
This celebration of female-empowered art is brought to you by Siren Nation and features 40 women artists from the Northwest.

The Barber of Seville
Friday, Nov. 4
Village Baptist Church, Grand Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
Fee: $10
The Beaverton Symphony Orchestra opens its 2016 season with a concert production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. You might know it as that one cartoon featuring Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in a staged barber shop, but it’s so much more than that.

All the Marys
Saturday, Nov. 5
Multnomah Arts Center
7 p.m.
Fee: $35–45
Luciana Proano presents a vignette of dances celebrating women of every age and from every age. Secular womanhood is admired and lifted up. Your ticket also grants you entrance to the Peruvian dinner after the event. Also available on Sunday at 6 p.m. Some options are available for those who can’t afford a ticket.

Wordstock 2016Saturday, Nov. 5
Portland Art Museum
9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Fee: $18 (at door)
It’s a book festival, a book fair, a writing workshop, and a pop up event all rolled into one. If words are your thing, if the sumptuous use of verbs gets you going, if the smell of a library is your favorite candle scent, then run, don’t walk to Wordstock 2016. One hundred authors will be there to discuss the act of writing and their own intersectionality toward it.

Drag Queen Brunch
Sunday, Nov. 6
Doug Fir Restaurant
12 p.m. / 21+
Fee: $15
Hosted by Sasha Scarlett, the drag queen with the biggest brunch plate, this bi-monthly event with a homegrown drag star will leave you feeling just like a lady who lunches.

Five Buddhas
Sunday, Nov. 6
Portland Art Museum
Fee: $20
Presented by the Korean Cultural Heritage Administration, this painting is a journey both personal and universal. Rescued from obscurity, this salvaged tapestry is one of the few depictions of the Five Buddhas and is a great representation of some of the myths of Korean culture not often seen in the United States.