‘This Is Not A Silent Movie’

It’s a Museum of Contemporary Craft/Pacific Northwest College of Art exhibit about four contemporary Alaska Native artists, whose groundbreaking work questions institutional methods of identifying Native heritage, examines their own mixed-race identities, and challenges perceptions and stereotypes about indigenous people.

The multimedia artists are Nicholas Galanin, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Da-ka-xeen Mehner and Susie Silook. A symposium gets things going at 9 a.m. Jan. 31, and the exhibit includes many programs, films and lectures.

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Jan. 31-April 19, Museum of Contemporary Craft, 724 N.W. Davis St.,

‘Cycle City: A Spin on Bikes’

The new exhibit, meant for kids and families, focuses on Portland’s bike culture and was created with materials donated by local bicycle shops, designers, mechanics and riders. It’s the first of a series of in-house exhibits at the Portland Children’s Museum.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Jan. 31-April 27, Portland Children’s Museum, 4015 S.W. Canyon Road,, $10, $9 (55-older)

Portland Black Film Festival

The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., hosts a series of films either directed by African-Americans or that deal with being black in America. It’s curated by local writer/director David Walker. The lineup: “12 O’Clock Boys,” 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1; “Beat Street,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5; “Sidewalk Stories,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9; “The Soul Train Express 3,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12; “Purple Rain,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Admission: $8 per film, $6 for students and seniors.


‘‘Band Geeks

Broadway Rose puts on the upbeat musical comedy, a high-stepping tribute to high school marching bands and misfits everywhere.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays and some Saturdays, Jan. 30-March 2, Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave., Tigard,, starting at $30

‘Lucia Di Lammemoor

Portland Opera stages Donizetti’s crowning achievement, about Lucia’s love and the madness that surrounds her.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., 503-241-1802, starting at $26

Monkey King

The Tears of Joy Theatre’s show features 30 puppets hand-made in China by seventh-generation master puppeteer Yang Feng.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, various times Saturdays-Sundays, Jan. 31-Feb. 9, Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth St.,, $18, $15 seniors, $13 kids (13-younger)


A favorite of last year’s JAW playwright festival, Elizabeth Heffron’s hilarious and heartbreaking one-woman story returns for a full staging in Portland after an acclaimed world premiere at Seattle Repertory Theatre. It’s the story of 13-year-old Bo-Nita, whose world is turned upside-down when she finds a dead semi-stepfather on her bedroom floor. Kate Eastwood Norris stars as Bo-Nita. It’s directed by Gretchen Corbett.

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and select Sundays, 2 p.m. select Saturdays and Sundays, noon select Thursdays, Feb. 1-March 16, Gerding Theater, 128 N.W. 11th Ave.,, starting at $35

‘The Diaries of Adam and Eve’

The Portland Civic Theatre Guild puts on play readings of Mark Twain’s delightful comedy, a look at the original battle of the sexes. It’ll be read by James H. Nelson and Sara Jean Accuardi.

10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, The Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave.,, $8

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