FEATURED EVENTPortland State of MindOct. 13–22This Thursday kicks off the university’s annual 10-day celebration of all things Portland State, packed with over 50 campus events. There’s something for everyone, including concerts, lectures, workshops, art exhibits, political debates, tailgates, film screenings and parties. Check out page 4 of this issue for a write-up of the Vanguard‘s PSOM picks, or visit pdx.edu/portland-state-of-mind for the full calendar.
Wednesday, Oct. 12The Soul of Black ArtUpfor Gallery11 a.m.–6 p.m.FreeJohn Goodwin has curated 100 years of art depicting the change of black culture in America. Featuring various black viewpoints capturing the culture of the times, this curated collection will be on display Oct. 12–15.
10th Annual Day of the Dead ExhibitionGuardino GalleryFee: Not announced at time of printFifty artists celebrate the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) from their own festive, joyful, wise and sorrowful perspective. This mixed-media event encourages each of the 50 artists to celebrate their inner soul and connection to their culture, ancestors, future and even themselves. Come and celebrate their distinct visions intertwining together now through Oct. 23.
Wynton MarsalisArlene Schnitzer Concert Hall7:30 p.m.Fee: $40+Jazz trumpeting legend Wynton Marsalis is giving a one-night performance of jazz, though it’s unknown whether he’ll play his own worthy music or jazz standards you know and love. In either case, it’s sure to be a night not to miss.
Thursday, Oct. 13This is ThrillerAcademic and Student Recreation Center6:15–7:45 p.m.In anticipation of the Vikings’ homecoming game on Oct. 15, there are several dates of practice for a “Thriller” flash mob that welcomes students, staff and the general public to join in the Viking celebration of athletic prowess with a touch of whimsy.
Ghastly MagicPerformance Works Northwest8:30–10 p.m.Fee: $15Be not afraid mere mortal, for the men performing talented feats of magical skill onstage are …