Summer is heating up and the slate of events is expanding to offer a variety of entertainment options. Those looking to head out of the house can check out the Portland Night Market or take in some stand up comedy. Those staying home can take part in a choose-your-own adventure theater performance, or enjoy classical music from the couch.
Portland’s stand-up “comedy showcase featuring Black and brown comedians,” returns to The Siren Theater. Adam Pasi, the winner of the 2019 Portland’s Funniest Person Competition and a finalist in the 2019 Seattle International Comedy Competition, is the headliner. The lineup also includes Julai Ramos, Meanroth Ny, G. Wade and Thomas Lundy.
8 p.m. Friday, June 25, Siren Theater, 315 N.W. Davis St.; tickets $5-$25; sirentheater.com
Artist and filmmaker Ashley Song Mellinger presents a choose-your-own-adventure sci-farce that gives the audience a chance to participate in the story of a rogue secret agent who wakes up in a retirement home and doesn’t know how she got there. The theatrical event is held online and is the final offering from the “PCS Remix: Original Works” series.
Live performances presented via Zoom; 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, June 25-27; pay-what-you-will starting at $5; pcs.org/summerfield-estates
“To Tease or Not to Tease”
Booklover’s Burlesque shakes up Shakespeare during a livestreamed performance featuring local and international burlesque artists. First listen while professional readers, actors and writers read works aloud. Then watch a performance inspired by the piece. Portland performers including Natasha Riot and Megz Madrone are joined by artists from Los Angeles, Seattle and Poland.
7 p.m. Saturday, June 26, Crowdcast link will be emailed to ticketholders; $15;. eventbrite.com
The popular outdoor event blends food, culture, live music, libations, and retail on Portland’s central eastside. All ages welcome. The events are typically free, but guidelines currently require limiting attendance. Get tickets in advance for 1.5-hour time slots.
Oregon Bach Festival
With a mix of both live and virtual programming, the Grammy Award-winning festival returns with a wide range of programming. Featured artists include one of the world’s premier chamber music ensembles; the Emerson String Quartet, as well as cellist Matt Haimovitz, organist Paul Jacobs, and pianist Lara Downes. A new concert will be posted at noon daily for the run of the festival, and, unless otherwise noted, will remain available online through July 11.
All 2021 Festival events will be presented free via the organization’s website June 25-July 11; oregonbachfestival.org or on Vimeo.
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