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Bits & Pieces: She's back!


TULLOCHFaithful viewers of the supernatural police show “Grimm,” filmed in Portland, will be tuning in Friday night to see another plot twist as the series resumes at 9 p.m. on NBC.

Bitsie Tulloch, who played Detective Nick Burkhardt’s love interest, Juliette, before becoming a Hexenbiest and then (presumably) being killed by Trubel, returns as the super-powered Eve in Season 5.

“I feel really blessed. How often do you get to play multiple characters on a TV show?” Tulloch says. “I’m grateful to the writers.

“Juliette had been so consistently good and thoughtful and helpful for so long, if anyone was going to turn and be so bad and evil, it should be her. It was hard to say goodbye to Juliette, but I’m having a blast with this new character, Eve.”

So, now that Burkhardt (played by David Giuntoli) has seemingly moved on from Juliette, because Juliette helped kill his mother, their romance seems to be history. Although Tulloch says an upcoming episode has a segment where Nick and Eve talk about their past, it “remains to be seen” whether she still has feelings for him (they’re actually dating in real life). Basically, Eve became a “fighting machine” after being hit by a tranquilizer dart from Trubel and became part of Hadrian’s Wall, which now will fight the Wesen uprising called Black Claw.

After four episodes not on the show, Tulloch says producers kept her character’s return secret, not allowing her to attend ComicCon events and hiding her during filming. She even had her cast chair taken away and name taken off her trailer on the set. She returned on the previous episode before the holiday break. “Everyone was really taking it seriously,” she says.

‘The Bachelor’ update

Our local contestant, West Linn’s Lauren Bushnell, aka Lauren B, stayed alive after “The Bachelor,” the remaining women and Ben Higgins visited Las Vegas in the fourth show that aired Monday.

Lauren B took part in a group date; during the date, women took part in a live talent show as part of Terry Fator’s opening act, and Lauren B juggled.

Clearly, Ben still likes Lauren B.

In the end, Amber and Rachel were sent home. Stay tuned.

Portland Art Museum welcomes the famous cat painting My Wifes Lovers, by Carl Kahler.

‘My Wife’s Lovers’

The Portland Art Museum is displaying the monumental 1891 canvas hailed as “the world’s greatest painting of cats,” by Carl Kahler and commissioned by San Francisco philanthropist Kate Birdsall Johnson.

It’s titled “My Wife’s Lovers,” it’s 6 feet-by-8 1/2 feet and features 42 of Johnson’s Persian and Angoran cats. It was seen at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and survived the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.

Kahler died in the 1906 earthquake, but the painting survived. In 1949, Cat magazine called it “the world’s greatest painting of cats.”

It’ll be on loan to PAM by its new owners, John and Heather Mozart of northern California.

For updates: www.portlandartmuseum.org.

Hawaiian party

The 10th annual Ho’ike Ke Aloha O Mana (“Spirit of Aloha”) event features Polynesian dancing, music by Taro Brand, a silent auction and a lu’au dinner, starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at the Performing Arts Center at Portland Community College-Sylvania, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave. (kiako.org, $15-$55). Attendees can enjoy an afternoon matinee with performances by the University of Portland Hawai’i Club. It’s put on by Ka’ana ‘Ike A Ka ‘Ohana, which cultivates Hawaiian arts, language and heritage in the Pacific Northwest.

Art sale

The Portland Art Museum is putting on its Portland Fine Print Fair, and visitors can purchase prints from 18 top dealers across North America (including Augen Gallery). Works from European, American, Japanese, Old Masters and contemporary artists are featured, with works available in all price ranges. The details: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, Fields Ballroom/Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., $40 general public, $50 night of event.

International Air Show

The Oregon Intel International Air Show has changed dates. It’ll take place Aug. 5 through 7 at the Hillsboro Airport, to accommodate an appearance by the Breitling Jet Team.

The theme of the 2016 show, “Heroes of the Pacific,” commemorates the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

For more, including ticket information: www.OregonAirShow.com.