Celebrate Hot Cakes' first year with half-price molten chocolate cakes, $5 milkshakes, and more. Starred for the $6 “special boozy birthday cake shake,” which would be the best-ever show name for a fluffy white Pomeranian.
Are you appalled by Monsanto’s sinister efforts to dominate agricultural systems around the world? So are lots of other people! Show your solidarity at today’s march.
Expo 13: This edition of the annual student show is maybe the biggest yet, featuring nigh on 100 grads and spanning two galleries. Also, food trucks at the reception. Free.
Expressions in Haida Mythology: Argillite Works of Lionel Samuels: Carvings in the traditional Haida black slate by a contemporary native Canadian artist. Free.
Learn how to make great foods with all-time-great chef Bruce Naftaly (of the late, great Le Gourmand, who is also really nice), with eating and drinking included. Chef shouts, via email: "FIVE COURSES! HOW TO DO IT! AND WINE WINE WINE!" $75.
Out of the Silence: Ending Bullying for LGBTQ Youth features more than 60 pieces by 39 calligraphers from across the U.S. and Canada. Proceeds from the show go to Pizza Klatch—the funnily named organization that does seriously important work, providing anti-bullying training and free pizza to high schoolers during their lunch period. Free.
The City and the City: a collaboration between LxWxH owner Sharon Arnold and Portland artist Daniel Glendening. Free.
After the Wawona: Following the immense, weather-sensitive radness that is Capacitor (a past work) and his arresting installation at MOHAI (a 64-foot wood sculpture made of rescued beams from the old Wawona schooner), John Grade brings transformation of the microscopic to the human-scaled with this new series of sculptures. Free.
Artist and Prographica founder Norman Lundin has this idea that all paintings lie somewhere on a spectrum ranging from descriptive to evocative. The Landscape Described—featuring Darlene Campbell, Kimberly Clark, Josh Dorman, Kathy Gore-Fuss, Laura Hamje, Michelle Muldrow, and Andrew Yates—explores the descriptive end of that spectrum. The next show will explore the evocative end. Free.
Within Without Me: The first exhibition at Roq La Rue's new Pioneer Square location—the gallery had been in Belltown for 15 years!—is Stacey Rozich cheerful, sinister, and menacing paintings. Even as her beast/human figures frolic by jumping rope or having a cookout, they seem to be moments away from bodily harm. Free.
Ginny Ruffner: Continuing her "Aesthetic Engineering" series, Ruffner uses glass and other media to engage with the changing practices of genetic engineering.
"Directed by Kurt Beattie, Grey Gardens is a musical based on the fascinating real-life story of Edith and Little Edie, a mother and daughter from the wealthy Bouvier-Beale clan, once great socialites (and cousins of Jackie O) who became fallen, cat-food-snarfing shut-ins. Act one (the problem!) takes place in July 1941, when the Bouvier-Beales are living high on the gilded hog in their still-glorious Hampton estate. This part of the legend is necessary for context, to introduce the family, and to properly frame their fall. It needs to be, you know... there. But it is not worth fully one-half of this darn-nigh-three-hour show. And it is definitely not the most interesting or important part of the Grey Gardens story." (Adrian Ryan) $55-$77.
Larry Calkins: the man whose super-skinny, super-flat outfits (his and hers) haunt the walls of this region on the regular. Free.
Kathy Liao: new painterly oil paintings. Free.
(Un/Re) Attached: John Osgood and Miguel Edwards reveal their months-long collaborative investigation of the forces that separate and connect. By exchanging pieces back and forth between each other, they employ a variety of media and a cyclical concept and process. Free.