Bits & Pieces
Well, it's worth a try, right? Tickets for the super-popular Broadway play "Hamilton," set to stage in Portland March 20- April 8 at Keller Auditorium, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17.
Only subscribers to the U.S. Bank Broadway in Portland series have had access to tickets already, by virtue of their subscriptions. Single tickets will be available for all performances, according to a news release; go to www.BroadwayInPortland.com, buy them by phone at 1-800-273-1530 or in person at the Portland'5 Centers for the Arts box office.
There is a maximum purchase limit of four tickets per household. Tickets range from $85-$175, with some $500 seats available. There will be a lottery for 40 $10 orchestra seats for all performances.
"Hamilton" is the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton, who became George Washington's right-hand man and treasury secretary, told through hip hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway music.
It became one of the most popular shows ever on Broadway. For more: www.HamiltonOnBroadway.com.
The National Storytelling Network puts on adult storytelling shows around on the world, and one is in Portland, featuring several storytellers. It takes place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Lucky Lab Quimby Beer Hall, 1945 N.W. Quimby St. Tickets: $15-$20, www.boxofficetickets.com.
The fifth Portland Film Festival has announced its awards for best feature and short films. The winners:
Audience Awards: Feature Narrative, "D-Love," Elena Beuca; Feature Documentary, "Kim Swims," Katie Webber; Short Film, "Mixtape Marauder," Peter Edlund.
Grand Jury Awards/Narrative: Feature, "The Valley," Saila Kariat; Special Jury Prize, "We Were Islands," Amrita Pradhan, and "Thirsty," Margo Pelletier.
Grand Jury Awards/Documentary: Feature, "On A Knife Edge," Jeremy Williams; Special Jury Prize/Artistic Vision, "Out of State," Ciara Lacy.
Grand Jury Awards/Short Films: "Bunny/Bunny," Sarah Katarina Burke; Special Mention, "Dear Death," Kate Isenberg.
Special Award: Director's Choice, "Crash Pad," Kevin Tent.
For more: www.portlandfilm.org.
Sign of the Beast Burlesque
Yeah, it's a thing, a Portland-based wild group of warrior women who perform American burlesque to metal music. Metalesque Fest 2017 takes place at Dante's, Thursday, Nov. 16; at Star Theater, Friday, Nov. 17; and Tonic Lounge, Saturday, Nov. 18. For tickets/details: www.signofthebeastburlesque.com.
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is making changes in its space science program. With the support of a NASA-funded grant, the program Lenses on the Sky has focused on sharing the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, as well as space education, and now OMSI features an expanded planetarium.
For more: www.omsi.edu.