* Layers of Location
Architect/artist Martin Houston began construction on a new building last August, but this week he enters a new phase of development with local dance artist Linda K. Johnson. Throughout the duration of Core Sample, Johnson will execute new performances dictated by the progress of construction at the time. Construction Site, Corner of NE Alberta and 23rd, Oct. 10-12 and 17-19

* Learning to Love You More
Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher fell in love with Portland crochet-master Mona's work when she had her own boutique, Soul Chain. The store is gone now, but Harrell and Miranda have been keeping her busy by soliciting designs for Mona through their community-based web site www.learningtoloveyoumore.com. Mona has been knocking out all the submissions, so check the proposals out on the web site then head to Seaplane to see the finished products. Seaplane, 3356 SE Belmont, 234-2409, Oct. 10-13

* Reallegories
Painter Andrea Borsuk curates an exhibition of like-minded painters who use highly realistic styles to create narrative scenes of fantasy, violence, sexuality, and myth. Core Sample Venue, 1875 SE Belmont, Oct. 11-19

* Sasquatch Feng Shui
Bruce Conkle furthers his Yeti art obsession with a fully realized Bigfoot living room installed in the lobby of the Portland Building. This will be worth a visit if for no other reason than to see his plushy, cartoon bearskin rug. Portland Building Lobby, 1120 SW 5th, Through Oct. 31