Who's ready to have some fun? Well, the Mercury is here to help with FREE TICKETS to see some of Portland's best concerts and events—our way of saying thanks to our great readers and spread the word about some fantastic upcoming performances! (Psst... if you want to say thanks to the Mercury, please consider making a small monthly contribution to keep us alive and kickin'!) And oh boy, do we have some fun events coming at ya this week! CHECK IT OUT!
Called “the Greatest Documentary You’ve Ever Heard" by Rolling Stone, 32 Sounds is a deeply immersive film and music experience from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green (The Weather Underground) with original music by JD Samson (Le Tigre). Each night features live narration by Green and live music by Samson, delivered via headphones. Get your tickets now or enter to win tickets for the September 8 show here!
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park, Sept 8-9, 8 pm, $50, all ages
The Girl, Interrupt'r Comedy Tour features Pallavi Gunalan, Monica Nevi, and Elena C. Hayden and is part of the Rip City Comedy Fest! A biomedical engineer by day, stand-up comedian by night, Pallavi Gunalan is smart enough to know she's dumb. She dives deep into subjects including her family, relationships (or lack thereof), and her tolerance for stupidity, which is as low as her standards for the people she dates. Monica Nevi is regularly touring nationally and internationally and can be seen performing in clubs, colleges, and theaters across the country. The Seattle-based comedian's debut special "Big Stepdad Energy" (Helium Studios) released in October 2022, and was immediately voted top 50 specials of the year by We Own The Laughs magazine. Get your tickets now or enter to win here!
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, Sept 13, 8 pm, $15, 21+
Black Artists of Oregon, a new exhibition at the Portland Art Museum by artist and exhibition curator Intisar Abioto, highlights and celebrates the work of 67 Black artists from the 1880s to today who lived and worked in Oregon. It is the first exhibition of its kind and explores the works of influential artists who, historically, have not been exhibited or held in museum collections. Get your tickets now or enter to win here!
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park, Sept 9-March 17, 10 am-5 pm, $22-$25, all ages
GOOD LUCK! Winners will be notified on Monday, and check back next week for more FREE TIX from the Mercury!