It’s time again for the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s annual Time-Based Art Festival (TBA) and its delirious stretch of rebuttals to anyone who says they don’t like performance art. You’re wrong! You don’t like bad performance art, so quit whining and get in line. Not sure where to start? I recommend what’s sure to be an amazing collaboration between boundary-pushing artists keyon gaskin and sidony o’neal; the interdisciplinary work of Demian DinéYazhi’, rooted in a queer feminist ethos and indigenous identity; and your last chance to attend Critical Mascara: A Post-Realness Drag Extravaganza, which is, delightfully, exactly what it sounds like, and this year features returning player Carla Rossi, Portland’s tackiest drag clown. Be slightly open-minded, and you can’t go wrong. MEGAN BURBANK Read our guide to the local essentials of the festival, and then visit pica.org for the full schedule of events.
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