Last week we told you all about PICA's Time-Based Art Festival (TBA), but don't assume that all the fun's been put to bed. In fact, the festival's hitting its stride right as you're reading this. The good times roll on through the weekend, so check below to see what's happening.
Thursday, Calvin Johnson and others pay tribute to the late, great monologist Spalding Gray (Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, 8 pm, $20-25) while choreographer Jennifer Monson kicks off a four-night run of Flight of Mind, a migratory, marshland-based dance work (Disjecta, 230 E Burnside, Thurs-Sun, 6 pm, $15-20). That night at the Works, the always-amazing Ten Tiny Dances debuts a new dance performance on a four-by-four square-foot stage (AudioCinema, 226 SE Madison, 10 pm, $10-15).
Friday you've got choices galore with the very exciting performance troupe The Nature Theater of Oklahoma (PSU Lincoln Hall, 1620 SW Park, Fri-Sun, 9 pm, $20-25); the Crispin Spaeth Dance Group, who provides night-vision goggles(!!!) so you can see their pitch-black performances (PCPA Brunish Hall, 1111 SW Broadway, Fri at 6, 7, 8 pm, Sat-Sun at 3, 4, 5 pm, $10-15); a new work, Mountain, by postmodern dance pioneer Deborah Hay (PSU Lincoln Hall, 1620 SW Park, Fri-Sun, 6 pm, $20-25); and slam poet/monologue master Jerry Quickley talking about the scene in Iraq (Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Trust, 1819 NW Everett, Fri-Sun 7 pm, $15-20). Whew. Laurie Anderson films screen at 9:30 pm (Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park, $6-7). Then it's bizarre-ass post-cabaret night at the Works with Taylor Mac, the Wau Wau Sisters, Julie Atlas Muz, and James Tigger! Ferguson (AudioCinema, 226 SE Madison, 10 pm, $10-15).
Saturday is your lucky night, because you get to catch up on almost every act listed for Friday. But instead of Laurie Anderson films, it's Trevor Paglen and the Speculative Archive presenting a multimedia lecture/art piece about the unmarked Boeing that the government uses for secret missions (Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park, Sat-Sun, 4 pm, $6-7), and at the Works, we get an awesome music lineup consisting of Cynthia Hopkins and Gloria Deluxe, Copy, and BADSEXMURDER (AudioCinema, 226 SE Madison, 10 pm, $10-15).
By Sunday, everyone's tired as hell, so catch the aforementioned events that you missed earlier in the weekend, and unwind with Sutapa Biswas' flaming magnesium songbird piece at the Works, followed by the electrodrone video and music spectacle of New Humans (AudioCinema, 226 SE Madison, 9 pm, $10-15). Then take a rest. You earned it.
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