Dancing on the Walls
Now here's an impressive roster of participating artists. This show about dancing features work by some of Portland's best artists (James Boulton, Storm Tharp, Malia Jensen), as well as big name international artists (Masao Yamamoto, Rebecca Horn, Sol LeWitt). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Oregon Ballet Theater. Pulliam Deffenbaugh, 522 NW 12th Ave, 228-6665, Through October

* Home and Away
Six of Portland's most thoughtful and intelligent sculpture-based artists explore themes of global uncertainty permeating domestic and regional comforts. Accordingly, the artists are pressing beyond their comfort zones for Home and Away, working in different media and making new tracks. The artists include Nan Curtis, Daniel Duford, and Meg Rowe. Manuel Izquierdo Gallery at PNCA, 825 NW 13th, 821-8892, Through Nov. 15

L.A. Evolucion
The young and handsome Gallery 500 continues the recent wave of SoCal importing with L.A. Evolucion, featuring three artists coming from illustrative and graphic backgrounds. The show promises paintings, comics, skateboard decks, and more zaniness. Timothy McCormik looks to be the the guy to watch out for, with his mysterious, drippy paintings in Easter egg colors. Gallery 500, 420 SW Washington, Suite 500, 223-3951, Through Oct. 27

Joanna Priestly
Award-winning animator Joanna Priestly premieres Andaluz, an animated feature she co-directed with Karen Aqua. Expect charming and swirling homages to Spain, as well as a few animated shorts by international artists. Northwest Film Center, at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park, 221-1156, 7:30, $7

* Pablo Picasso Prints 1930-72
Anybody ever heard of this guy? Pablo something? In any case, here's your chance to tell your aunt and uncle back in Iowa that you saw a Picasso show. Even if they can't name one painting he ever made, they're sure to be impressed. Augen Gallery, 817 SW 2nd Ave, 224-8182, Through November 1