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PICA's Time-Based Art festival kicks off tonight with a procession based on choreographer Anna Halprin's 1968 Blank Placard Happening. Halprin was the wife of architect Lawrence Halprin, who designed several Portland fountain (including the Keller); her work reputedly influenced his, and the couple are a recurring theme in this year's festival.

To participate in tonight's festivities, wear white and/or bring a blank sign, and show up at the PNCA Commons (1241 NW Johnson) at 8:30 pm. A ghostly procession will make its way to Leftbank (240 N Broadway) for the opening of TBA's visual art program at 9 pm, followed by a FREE late-night party with performances from Deelay Ceelay and the PDX Flash Choir. I will be there. Wearing, um, pink. Sorry, I forgot.

We'll be providing full blog coverage of the 11 days of the festival right here on our shiny new TBA blog. We've also got complete festival listings here, while lengthier pieces about some of the artists can be found here.