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Things to Do Music: October 11-17

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Things to Do Film: Oct 13-19

This Week: Lucky and Friday the 13th—Plus The Thing and Sound of Music in 70mm!

From Slacktivism to Activism

Resistance Events for the Week of October 11-17

Things to Do Comedy: October 2017

Funny Things to Do All Month Long

Things to Do Food: October 2017

How to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry for the Month of October

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News »

Portland Police Are Struggling to Defuse Tense Situations

A Damning New Report Suggests That’s Because They’re Not Being Trained

The City Finally Has an Idea of How to Spend Its Housing Bond

Here’s What You Need to Know

The Trump Administration Is Reversing Birth Control Protections

That Means Oregon’s New Health Equity Law Is More Important Than Ever

Now Trump’s Messing with the Willamette River?

His Administration Has Reached a Secretive Deal with Polluters

Music »

Scraping By With Protomartyr

Frontman Joe Casey Talks Realism and the Band’s New Album, Relatives in Descent

Elliott Sharp Reimagines the Work of Thelonious Monk

His Current Tour Celebrates What Would’ve Been the Jazz Legend’s 100th Birthday

All-Ages Action!

This Week in All-Ages Music

Film »

The Hollywood Theatre Wants to Save Film History—But First, It Needs to Save Movie Madness

The Fate of Portland’s Favorite Video Store Depends on an Ambitious Kickstarter

Confused Kids, Asshole Dads, and The Meyerowitz Stories

Family! It’s the Worst! Or... the Best? No, It’s the Worst.

Ex Libris Will Put You To Sleep

I Love the New York Public Library. I Did Not Love Three Hours of It.

The Foreigner: Jackie Chan Versus Pierce Brosnan!

God Bless you, Jackie Chan.

Eat and Drink Guide Fall 2017 »

The Mercury’s Fall Eat & Drink Guide

Prepare for the Season of Eating!

Digesting Feast

A Recap of Portland’s Most Popular Food Festival

Soul Food, Redefined

Salimatu Amabebe’s Nigerian Pop-ups Are Spicing Up Portland’s Vegan Food Scene

The Cocktail Explorer’s Club

Local Drinks (and Drinkeries) You Have to Try

Oregon Cannabis Guide »

Read the 2017 Oregon Cannabis Guide!

The Mercury's Annual Mini-Magazine of All Things Weed Is Here

Two Promising New Cannabis Products Disappeared from Oregon Shelves. What Happened?

Drip Ice Cream and Luminous Botanicals Discuss the Speed Bumps in Oregon’s Maturing Market

Weed on the Teevee!

The Depiction of Cannabis on Television Has Matured in a Lot of Ways—But in Others, It Really Hasn’t

Please Shut Up About Indica Versus Sativa

You’re Starting to Sound Like You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About

Food and Drink »

Short Round Proves Its Mettle

Fish Sauce's Sister Bar Shines

Where Have All the Oktoberfest Beers Gone?

Once the Dominant Fall Seasonal, Märzens Have Become Hard to Find

The Mercury’s Fall Eat & Drink Guide

Prepare for the Season of Eating!

Cannabis »

The Golden State Goes Green

California Makes Adult-Use Weed Legal on January 1. What’s Coming?

Who’s in Charge of Federal Weed Policy Right Now?

Two of the Three Most Important Positions Are Empty

Elvy Musikka, Living Cannabis Legend

The OG Cannabis Activist Gets Her Weed from Uncle Sam

Dispensary Dos and Don’ts

Emma Chasen Gives First-Timers Some Good Advice

Fashion »

Looking Back on the 2017 Fashion Show Season

The Influx of People Moving to Portland From Other Parts of the Country Has Benefitted Local Designers... In Some Ways

Portland’s Pretty

Cute Looks at Portland Nursery

Sold Out

Fade to Light Fall Preview

Visual Art »

From Magic Realism to Spatial Imaginaries

October’s Art Shows and Performances to Have on Your Radar

The Mercury’s Fall Arts & Culture Guide

The Only Guide You’ll Need to This Season’s Finest Books, Visual Art, and NPR Hosts Singing Songs

The IPRC’s Narrow Escape

How the Publishing Organization Faced Portland’s Rental Crisis—and Survived

Vanessa Renwick, Accidental Visionary

The Unlikely Career of a Portland Experimental Filmmaker and Installation Artist

Comedy »

Toward a Less Cranky Union with Andy Zaltzman

The Comedian’s New Tour is a Salve for Disaffected News Junkies

Comedy Has a Diversity Problem.

Take My Wife’s Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher Know How to Fix It.

Jen Kirkman Returns to Portland with New Material

The Veteran Comedian Takes on Politics (and Dreams of QVC)

Meet The New and Improved Minority Retort

The Showcase Returns—with New Personnel and Headliner Debbie Wooten

Books »

Eileen Myles’ New Book is All About Her Dog (Unfortunately)

On Afterglow (A Dog Memoir) and the Complacency of Literary Success

Joe Hagan on the Rise of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone

Sticky Fingers: A Crawl Through Rock and Roll Journalism and American History

From Portland Chefs, Two Surprisingly Accessible New Cookbooks—And One Fancy-Pants One

Maya Lovelace’s Pimento Mac ’n’ Cheese and Ava Gene’s Salad Niçoise In Your Kitchen? It Can Be Done!

The IPRC’s Narrow Escape

How the Publishing Organization Faced Portland’s Rental Crisis—and Survived

Theater »

UPRISE Fuses Politics with Choreography

In an Uncertain World, Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater Keeps Moving Forward

At Shaking the Tree, Anti-Fascist Theater Is Relevant Again

It’s Alive and Well in Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Don’t Get Caught

Artists Rep’s New Play Has a Super Dumb Secret

Come to the Fun Home!

Alison Bechdel Gets the Musical Treatment—and It Actually Works

Feature »

The Hollywood Theatre Wants to Save Film History—But First, It Needs to Save Movie Madness

The Fate of Portland’s Favorite Video Store Depends on an Ambitious Kickstarter

Okay, Cupid

A Portland Entrepreneur Curates Online Profiles for the Romantically Frustrated... But Does It Work?

Song of the Red States

Diving into the Mouth of Country Music—and Red-State America—at the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival

Wildfire Diaries

Three Days in Oregon During The Eagle Creek Fire