Authors of some of this years buzziest books will speak at the virtual Portland Book Festival this week, including Brit Bennett (Tues), Anne Helen Petersen (also Tues), and Rumaan Alam (Thurs).
Authors of some of this year's buzziest books will speak at the virtual Portland Book Festival this week, including Brit Bennett (Tues), Anne Helen Petersen (also Tues), and Rumaan Alam (Thurs).

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It's a better week than last week as far as the future of the White House is concerned, and that calls for changing into a fresh pair of socks and queuing up some fine online entertainment from Portland movers and shakers. Here are our picks for the best streaming events through Sunday, from an evening with rock icons Kim Gordon and Carrie Brownstein to Sávila Presents: Earth Without Borders, and from Portland Audubon’s Wild Arts Festival to HUMP! 

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Collide-O-Scope: Fantastic Distractions
Last week's doomscrolling has eased its grasp a little, but we've still got a global pandemic, a couple more months under a tyrannical leader, and a whole lot of systemic injustices to fight against, so mental distractions are still key to staying resilient. Let Collide-O-Scope do that work for you with tonight's "free-wheelin' phantasia of ephemeral footage."

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