The last four days of TBA bring rivaling DJs, music in fountains, and stories of America's atomic past. Look out!
Thursday September 11
Mike Daisey—If You See Something Say Something
It's poetic that on the anniversary of 9/11 Daisey exposes the secret world of the Department of Homeland Security, and a tale about his voyage to an atomic blast site. His wit and epic storytelling are reason enough to go, but it's even rumored that he brings a sample of radioactive soil from the site, technically illegal to possess by civilians.
PCPA's Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, 6:30 pm, $15-20, mature audiences
Live Band vs. Ohmega Watts
An all-star live band duke it out against Portland's own favorite DJ for a place in the sun of TBA glory. A non-genre performance, this show is going to riff on jazz, dip into hiphop, and throw down funky beats all under one roof.
w/Rev. Shines; Leftbank, 240 N Broadway, 10:30 pm, $8-10, all ages
Friday September 12
Superamas—BIG 3rd Episode
There have been big words I don't understand to describe this show, words like "decontextualisation" and phrases such as "auto-reflexive thinking process." (WTF?) What I do know is that these folks have developed a performance art masterpiece and split their time between Vienna and France, and the Francophile in me knows that makes for a good time anytime.
PSU's Lincoln Hall, 1620 SW Park, 8:30 pm, $20-25, all ages
Saturday September 13
The Yes Men—KEEP IT SLICK: Infiltrating Capitalism with the Yes Men
If the Yes Men's shenanigans of impersonating megacorporation representatives and calling for the dissolution of the World Trade Organization are any clue, then their first major exhibition is sure to be one hell of a show. Yes, please!
PNCA's Feldman Gallery, 1241 NW Johnson, 9 am-9 pm, free, all ages
Sunday September 14
tiny tba with Greasy Kid Stuff
This interactive clusterfuck is sure to bring you back to the days of coloring books and crapping in your nappies. Tiny tba guarantees all sorts of PG fun with screenings of Indiekid films, participatory dance aerobics, and a performance from Hot Little Hands.
w/Anna Oxygen, Elizabeth Mitchell; Leftbank, 240 N Broadway, 11 am-2 pm $8-10, kids free with paying adult, all ages
Third Angle New Music Ensemble
Taking inspiration from the architectural genius of Lawrence Halprin (the guy behind the Ira Keller Fountain), and his choreographer genius wife Anna, Portland choreographers bring the performance of minimalist music to fountains around Portland.
Ira Keller Fountain Park, SW 3rd & Clay, 1 & 4 pm, free, all ages