Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including 'Mahrajan,' TBA 17 and 'An Octoroon'

COURTESY: JEFF HAYES - Previews start Sept. 3 for the incendiary satire 'An Octoroon' at Artists Repertory Theatre.MISC.

Cirque du Soleil

A reminder: The circus troupe has pitched its big top for "Kurios — Cabinet of Curiosities" at the Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, for shows through Oct. 8. Tickets can be purchased at

Oregon State Fair

A reminder: The Oregon State Fair takes place through Sept. 4 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th St. N.E. in Salem. Hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 1-3 and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 4. Admission is $2-$8, with passes $37.50-$50. The remaining concert lineup (free with admission): Third Eye Blind, 7 p.m. Aug. 31; Vince Neil — The Voice of Motley Crue, 7 p.m. Sept. 1; Trace Adkins, 7 p.m. Sept. 2; Eddie Money, 4 p.m. Sept. 4. A remaining concert requires admission: Salem Symphony's Live to Film performance of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dean Man's Chest," 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3 ($9-$39). For more:


The Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon hosts its seventh annual festival, with Arabic cuisine, coffee, tea, refreshments, fortune telling, souq (bazaar), arts and crafts, henna painting, poetry, hookah, music, dabke (dancing), folkloric belly dancing and children's activities.

11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 S.E. Oaks Park Way,, free

TBA 17

The annual Time-Based Art Festival is set for Sept. 7-17. We'll have more on the big event next week in the Tribune. For tickets, the hosting Portland Institute for Contemporary Art's box office is open at 15 N.E. Hancock St.; they're also available online at


Portland Storytellers Guild

The group moves into its new space at Clinton Street Theater, featuring one of the original storytellers from its beginning 32 years ago, Ken Iverson. "From One Stage to Another" brings Iverson, the last of the first eight storytellers, together with two guild regulars, Brianna Barrett and Julie Strozyk.

6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, Clinton Street Theater, 2522 S.E. Clinton St.,, $12

'An Octoroon'

Artists Repertory Theatre kicks off its 35th season with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' incendiary satire, where "metatheatrical melodrama meets blistering social commentary." Promotions call it "a raucously irreverent 'Gone with the Wind' meets 'Looney Tunes' mash-up." It's co-directed by Lava Alapai and Damaso Rodriguez. Previews start Sept. 3.

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Sundays, assorted additional performances, Sept. 9-Oct. 1, Artists Repertory Theatre Alder Stage, 1516 S.W. Alder St.,, $50 (specials available on website)

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