The arts!

Seattle-based artist/dancer/Segwist Erin Pike is one of the performers at this weekend's Risk/Reward festival, an annual showcase of new performance work from West Coast artists. Also on the roster: Ilvs Strauss, a mixed-media artist from Seattle who's known for witty slideshow presentations; the Neutral Fembot Project, a Portland ensemble with a performance-art piece inspired by the work of photographer Cindy Sherman; Portland dancer Lucy Lee Yim; and a preview of the Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble's next show.

The best part: All performances clock in at 20 minutes or under, which means you get an attention-span friendly sampler-platter of cutting-edge West-coast performance and compound adjectives, all in just about two hours. Read more about the participating artists here!

Artists Repertory Theatre, 1516 SW Alder, Fri June 20-Sat June 21, 7:30 pm, Sun June 22, 5 pm, $18,