thursday 5 - sunday 8
The final weekend of the Cascade Festival of African Films will celebrate Women Filmmakers' Week with multiple short and feature-length films by African women filmmakers. Addressing political, historical and social topics, the films shown give glimpses into numerous African cultures and their challenges in our world today. Four of Friday night's films will be accompanied by their directors. For complete film listings and times: africanfilmfestival.org. Portland Community College Cascade Campus. Free.
GOOOOOAAAAAL! It is officially spring when soccer starts, and the Portland Timbers are itching to take the field for their first ever home season opener against a Western Conference match-up—Real Salt Lake of Utah. Coming off of a 1-0 preseason win against Norway's Stabaek, the Timbers hope to start a winning streak to get their official season started off right. Providence Park. $18-$142
Robin Goodrin Nordli of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival will present her take on the roles of women in Shakespeare. She has been cast in over 70 Shakespearean roles throughout her career, and just opened her 22nd season with OSF as Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls. Portland's own singer/songwriter Mary Kadderly will also perform. The event supports Portland Shakespeare Project's Fifth Season. 6:30 pm, pre-show activities. 7:30 pm. Artists Repertory Theatre. $50.
friday 6 - sunday 8
Whether tattoos are a way of life or your skin is a blank canvas, the Evergreen Tattoo Invitational and Expo is the place to get inked. Not only will the very best tattoo artists of the Pacific Northwest and West Coast be present, but professionals from as far away as Wisconsin, New York and the United Kingdom are coming to our neck of the woods. They are showing up for the entertainment, workshops and general comradery, sure—but when the end of each day comes and the "Tattoo of the Day" is named, your bicep could be the center of attention. Noon-10 pm Friday, 10 am-10 pm Saturday, 10 am-8pm Sunday. Willamalane Center for Sports and Recreation. $10-$12.