by: Courtesy of 1 FESTIVAL The First 1 Festival offers solo performances in dance, theater, storytelling, spoken word, performance art and improvisation, July 7-17 at the Headwaters Theatre.


Berenice Abbott

Her stunning and ambitious collection of images chronicles the 'Changing New York' of the 1930s, with gorgeous original prints of such important photographs as 'Nightview,' 'Penn Station,' 'Exchange Place' and many others.

5 p.m. First Thursday, July 7, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through July 30, Hartman Fine Art, 134 N.W. Eighth Ave.,

Perkin, Callahan

JD Perkin's 'Urban Primitive' ceramic figurines and Kenneth Callahan's 'Paintings and Work on Paper' are on display at The Lauro Russo Gallery.

5 p.m. First Thursday, July 7, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, Laura Russo Gallery, 805 N.W. 21st Ave.,

Brad Carlile

He was one of the winners of the 2009 Hearst 8-by-10 Photography Biennial, and his latest work is 'Tempus Incognitus,' which focuses on empty hotel rooms around the world.

6 p.m. First Thursday, July 7, noon-6 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, through Aug. 7, the Independent, 530 N.W. 12th Ave.,


'Trek in the Park'

Atomic Arts' popular stage show returns, with 'Mirror, Mirror: Has the whole galaxy gone crazy?' It comes in the wake of last summer's 'Space Seed.'

5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, July 9-10, July 16-17, July 23-24, July 30-31, Woodlawn Park, corner of Northeast Claremont and Oneonta, , free


Singer/composer Bill Miller and the Northwest's Northstar Dance Company put on Native American music of yesterday, today and forever

7 p.m. Saturday, July 16, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, , $33.75, $42.50

'The Unseen'

The Quick and Dirty Project puts on the play about two prisoners who are trying to keep humanity in a world of abuse.

8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, July 7-9, 2 p.m. Saturday matinee, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, July 13-16, CoHo Productions, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St., , $15, $10 students

'As You Like It'

Portland Shakespeare Project kicks off its inaugural season with the comedy about romance in the Forest of Arden.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Sunday matinee, July 13-Aug. 7, Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 S.W. Morrison St., , $30 adult, $15 student



The 13th Portland International Piano Festival features performances by the likes of Dennis Alexander, Hans Boepple, Sarah Cahill, Anthony de Mare, Lara Downes, Stephanie and Saar, Catherine Kautsky, Christopher O'Riley, Paul Roberts and Tomas Svoboda, as well as lectures and films.

Tuesday-Sunday, July 12-17, World Forestry Center, 4033 S.W. Canyon Road, (check for performance times), $175 passes, $29-$36 single tickets


'The 1 Festival'

It's tabbed as Portland's first interdisciplinary solo festival, with 24 shows in 10 days put on by nonprofit Water in the Desert at The Headwaters Theatre. It's dance, theater, storytelling, spoken word, performance art, improvisation and any combination there of - there are no limits.

8 p.m. Thursday, July 7, with evening start times through Sunday, July 17, The Headwaters Theatre, 55 N.E. Farragut St., , $75 festival pass, $15 general, $10 artists/elders/students

Air Guitar Championships

Dante's will be another regional stop in the U.S. championships for the most awesome guitar-lickin' copycats out there. Last year's champion from Dante's was Chuck Mung. This year's championship theme: 'Turn it up to 11.' The U.S. championships will be later in July.

9 p.m. Saturday, July 9, Dante's, 350 W. Burnside, 503-226-6630, $13 advance, $15 at door


The Expo Center puts on what's tabbed 'America's Largest Antique and Collectible Show.'

8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, July 8, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, July 10, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, , $30 weekend pass, $7 adults

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