Pamplin Media Group – Everyday Life: Portland Broadway Launches “To Kill a Mockingbird”

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Wednesday, August. 3

“Mockingbird” tickets – Portland’s Broadway will bring “To Kill a Mockingbird” to the Keller Auditorium from October 18-23, with tickets on sale Monday, August 8 at 10 a.m.


This is Aaron Sorkin’s new adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel and its first national tour, starring Richard Thomas as small-town lawyer Atticus Finch.

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“To Kill a Mockingbird” premiered in 2018 and is the first Broadway play in 2020 at Madison Square Garden.

It’s currently playing at the Velasco Theater on Broadway, starring Greg Kinnear as Atticus Finch.

Monday, August. 1

“Undiscovered gem” – PAM CUT/Center for an Untold Tomorrow’s film series “Undiscovered Gems” welcomes viewers to discover films from their own backyards or around the world. Held at the Whitsell Auditorium from August 5-20, it features:

“Sam Now,” a documentary by local director Reed Harkness, about two brothers’ 2,000-mile trek to unravel family mysteries, Friday, August 5, at 7pm; Saturday, August 6 “Neptune Frost,” by Saul Williams/Anisia Uzeyman, 2 p.m., about a subversive hacker group trying to take over a repressive regime in an e-waste camp that recycles computer parts; 7 p.m., Aug. 12, Dash Shaw ( “Cryptozoo” by local artist Mike Bennett) as “cryptozookeepers” attempt to capture dream-eating hybrid creatures Baku; “Kajillionaire”, about two con artists who train their only daughter to defraud, defraud and steal, Miranda July, Aug. 19, 7pm; “Fire of Love,” scientists and lovers Katie and Maurice Craft killed in eruption while unraveling volcano mystery, Saladoza, Aug. 20, 2pm .

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Here’s more information on PAM CUT’s opening film “Sam Now”:

Two brothers embark on a 2,000-mile road trip to solve a family mystery in this captivating documentary filmed over 25 years. Sam Harkness and his half-brother Reed shoot with just about every camera format imaginable, from hand-developed Super-8 film to Arri 4K, using their creative fictional filmmaking world to dive headfirst into the problem at hand : Sam’s mom is missing. Sam’s wetsuit and mask-wearing alter ego, the Blue Panther, leap into the picture with youthful energy and adventurous heroism. But can the Blue Panther save the world? Are these fun-loving bros really ready for the future?

Next activities – Some activities to consider attending next week:

• Here’s the show for climate change lovers: The Broken Planetarium’s new cabaret show “Live! Prophets! Live!” is based on the incredible myth of the ancient Greek prophet Cassandra and first discovered in the 19th century The true story of Eunice Newton Foote, the scientist who caused climate change by putting carbon into the atmosphere. Show dates are August 4-14 at the Clinton Street Theater.

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• Washington Park Summer Music Festival at the Rose Garden Amphitheatre with performances as follows: Friday, August 5, Espacio Flamenco; Saturday, August 6, “The Sound of Time: Reimagining Jazz in Albina”; August 7 Sunday, Sunday, Opera in the Park, featuring music from Verdi’s masterpiece “Aida,” and a cast including Metropolitan Opera sopranos Angela Brown and Portland’s Richard Zeller.

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• The Clark County Fair in Richfield, WA, August 5-14, includes speakers from Daughtry (August 5), Cheap Trick (August 6), Martina McBride (August 7) ​​and Blood Sweat & Tears (August 8).

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• Cool concerts coming up at two outdoor McMenamins venues: Edgefield in Troutdale — The Decemberists Saturday, August 6; Mitsky, Tuesday, August 9; Grand Lodge in Forest Grove — Amos Lee, August 5 Sunday, Friday; Psychedelic Furs, Monday, August 8.

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• Heidi Duckler Dance Northwest will present a venue-specific performance of “Sin Maiz No Hay Pais” on Friday, August 5th at 7:30pm at Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster Road, in partnership with Hacienda CDC.

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• The Fremont Fest will be held on Saturday, August 6th from 10am-4pm at 4020 NE Fremont St. There will be bike and pet parades, shopping specials, vendor booths, live music, kids games and a pub crawl.

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• The Grotto’s Concert on the Lawn returns, starring Michael Allen Harrison, Saturday, August 6 at 6pm.

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• Three famous comedians on the local stage:

Chris Fairbanks, a veteran of Comedy Central, TruTV and more, Thursday, August 4 at 8 p.m. at the Alberta Rose Theatre.

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Neal Brennan, three-time Emmy-nominated writer, director, producer and stand-up comedian, Saturday, August 6, 7pm, Revolution Hall.

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Longtime stand-up star and judge Howie Mandel at the Irani Resort Casino in Richfield, Washington, on Sunday, August 7 at 7 p.m.

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‘Sonic’ – From Sally Segar of Pamplin Media Group:

The Patricia Reser Arts Center will host eight free interactive performances in August in partnership with local nonprofit music program Music Workshop.

Teens ages 8 and up are invited to watch Music Workshop’s free show “Sonic,” which will “Connect Music and Life” on August 16th, 18th, 23rd and 24th.

The interactive concert will include performances by Thomas Lauderdale and China Forbes’ Pink Martini, DJ Prashant, Thunderstorm Artis and the Portland Cello Project.

Concerts are free to the public, but reservations are required.

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Ballet Auditions – The Portland Ballet will audition for students aged 8 and up for the upcoming program year at its studio at 6250 SW Capitol Highway on Saturday, August 6th.

Free ballet lessons for ages 6-9 take place on Saturday 13th, 20th and 27th August.

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