Events

Saturday, November 18

APEX: Dawn Cerny

Dawn Cerny’s works are at once formal and reductive while existing in a realm of the playful and ridiculous. The Seattle artist’s newest sculptures and works...

Portland Art Museum  
Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA

Famous for such stop-action animated feature films as Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), The Boxtrolls (2014) and Coraline (2009), LAIKA is at the center of...

Portland Art Museum  
Ben Bushwell

For his third exhibition at Upfor, “The Story is Not the Story,” Buswell has created his fused glass and photograph-based sculptures. The pieces all began...

Upfor Gallery  
CCNA: Interwoven Radiance

The Portland Art Museum’s Center for Contemporary Native Art takes a deep dive into the weaving practice of the Chilkat and Ravenstail weavers of the...

Portland Art Museum  
Craftsmanship and Wit

This fall, the Museum will celebrate the legacy of Carol (1932–2015) and Seymour Haber (1929–2012), longtime friends of and donors to the Portland Art...

Portland Art Museum  
Gingerbread Adventures

Run, run as fast as you can to Gingerbread Adventures, an exhibit that takes a sweet and smart look at the science behind a favorite holiday...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), Auditorium  
Illusion: Nothing Is As It Seems

Should you always believe what you see? Can you really trust your senses? Is anything as it seems? The Illusion exhibit offers insight into the human mind by...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
Multnomah Village & Hillsdale Golden Ticket

Golden Ticket is a hyperlocal shopping program in the Southwest Portland neighborhoods of Multnomah Village and Hillsdale. At participating businesses, when...

Multnomah Village and Hillsdale neighborhoods  
Nat Meade and Sarah Horowitz

As the natural world around us starts to show the strains of climate change, many artists have begun to address landscapes in a new way. Sarah Horowitz’s...

Froelick Gallery  
Orycon 39

OryCon is Oregon’s premier, fan run, annual science fiction/fantasy convention held in Portland since 1979. We are a 100% volunteer based production of...

Red Lion Hotel at Jantzen Beach  
PDX Pop-Up Shops

PDX Pop-Up Shops return Nov. 16–Dec. 24, 2017, housing local designers and artists in vacant storefronts in downtown Portland. Located inside Pioneer Place...

Pioneer Place  
Portland Alpine Festival

The Portland Alpine Festival brings the outdoor community together for a series of clinics, seminars and experiences that celebrate our shared interest in...

Multiple  
Rachel Davis: Book of Days

For the past year, Rachel Davis has kept a visual diary of 5-by-5 inch (13-by-13 cm) watercolors, based on her thoughts about the current political situation...

Charles A. Hartman Fine Art  
Representing: Vernacular Photographs of, by, and for African Americans

"This newly-curated exhibition of personal and family photography goes as far back as the turn of the 20th century. The show prominently features images from...

Portland Art Museum  
Tom Cramer, Janet Marcavage, Mark Andres

Tom Cramer’s wood reliefs have become more and more intricate over time. This colorful new set employs gold leaf, among other effects, to seduce the viewer...

Augen Gallery [Pearl District]  
Water by the Spoonful and The Happiest Song Plays Last

"Inspired by the experiences of her cousin as an Iraq-war vet, Quiara Alegria Hudes explores the complicated personal legacies of war, family and community...

Profile Theatre  
Year of the Rooster

Year of the Rooster is a furious, foul-mouthed, comedic attack on heavy-weight subjects like rural poverty, animal cruelty and toxic masculinity in...

CoHo Theatre  
Plucky Maidens Holiday Fest

A smorgasbord of vintage wares, featuring live music by The Ukeladies.

Oregon Convention Center  
Mortified 10th Anniversary

Hailed a "cultural phenomenon" by Newsweek and celebrated by This American Life, The Today Show, The Onion AV Club, Entertainment Weekly and beyond,...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Columbia Gorge 2017 Model Railroad Show

Each year, the Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club hosts an open house for the public to come enjoy the layout. Fully staffed, the layout features operations...

2505 N. Vancouver Ave., Portland, OR  
Kristy Kun & Kalina Wilson

Work by Kalina Wilson and Kristy Kun will be on display at Lan Su Chinese Garden this October and November. Lan Su Chinese Garden hosts several artists each...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
Mumvember

Mumvember 10am

During the month of November, Lan Su Chinese Garden will be packed with hundreds of potted chrysanthemums artistically displayed throughout the garden. More...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
Parting Shots: Images of Portland, 1938-1942

Parting Shots examines nationally renowned 20th-century photographer Minor White, focusing on some of his earliest work when he was in Portland between...

Architectural Heritage Center  
Picturing Oregon

In conjunction with the Museum’s 125th anniversary, Picturing Oregon offers an extraordinary opportunity to reflect on the importance of place and to...

Portland Art Museum  
Rodrigo Valenzuela

This exhibition in the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art features two videos by Rodrigo Valenzuela (born 1982 in Chile, lives and works in Los...

Portland Art Museum  
The Dramatist's Toolbox: Playwriting Class

Designed as an intro for the beginner or as a brush-up for the seasoned writer, this course focuses heavily on tools that will spark ideas on both what to...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
The Wyeths: Three Generations

Drawing from the Bank of America Collection, The Wyeths: Three Generations provides a revealing survey of works by N.C. Wyeth, one of America’s finest...

Portland Art Museum  
Wild Arts Festival

Where else can you mingle with famous artists and authors while meeting a Great Horned Owl and a Peregrine Falcon? Join the Northwest's premier show and...

Montgomery Park  
Wine Country Pre-Thanksgiving

Join Domaine Divio for a relaxing day in wine country before the start of the holiday season. Hors d’oeuvres of fromage et charcuterie will be served.

Domaine Divio  
Ben Buswell: The Story is Not the Story

For his third solo exhibition at Upfor, Ben Buswell employs laborious surface embellishments to emphasizes the material qualities of his photo-based and...

Upfor Gallery  
Bill Will: Fun House

The fertile imagination of Bill Will, a veteran Portland conceptual sculptor and installation artist, is on full display in this extensive installation at...

Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art at Lewis & Clark College  
Harvest Artisan Faire

West Hills Friends Church is hosting a Harvest Artisan Faire and Bake Sale to support their Friends Medical Team's trip to Bolivia. A portion of each...

West Hills Friends Church Community Building  
King’s Mouth: Wayne Coyne

Wayne Coyne is perhaps best known as the frontman and songwriter for the experimental band the Flaming Lips. His talents span several genres, however,...

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)  
Quiara Alegría Hudes In Conversation

Presented by Profile Theatre. This Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist is traveling to Portland for a special one-time event. She’ll be joining Artistic...

Artists Repertory Theatre  
Sophie Larrimore: Sunday Painting

What’s in a poodle? For Sophie Larrimore, much more is at stake in the paintings on view in Sunday Painting, her first solo exhibition at Nationale, than...

Nationale  
The Train to Christmas Town - Mount Hood Railroad

Enjoy the magic of Christmas with the whole family aboard The Mount Hood Railroad’s The Train to Christmas Town! Based on the beloved children’s book of the...

Mount Hood Railroad  
Brewvana's PNW is Best Tour

It’s hard to beat the Pacific Northwest when it comes to beer. Take the Pacific Northwest is Best tour to visit four iconic Portland breweries that offer the...

Brewvana Brewery Tours  
38th Annual Heart of the County Show and Sale

Larch Mountain Country Artisans presents the 38th Annual Heart of the Country Show and Sale. Mark your calendars for a fun show with fine art, fine crafts,...

Glenn Otto Community Park; Sam Cox Bldg.  
Benoit Fournier - Babylon

Exhibit on display: November 2–December 3, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: November 2, 6-9 p.m. Artist talk with Sylwia Kowalczyk: Saturday,...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Friendsgiving: Holiday Wine & Appetizer Pairings

Join up for a pre-Thanksgiving wine tasting paired with some holiday appetizers. Hip Chicks will be pouring six of their wines perfect for holiday dinners,...

Hip Chicks do Wine  
I Am This: Art by Oregon Jewish Artists

The Oregon Jewish Museum has taken over the sunny corner once occupied by the Museum of Contemporary Craft. The exhibit “I Am This: Art by Oregon Jewish...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education  
Sundials

Sundials 12pm

Melanie Flood Projects pleased to announce Sundials, a solo exhibition of new work by Evan La Londe. Exhibition on display: October 22-December 2,...

Melanie Flood Projects  
Sylwia Kowalczyk  - Lethe

Exhibit on display from November 2–December 31, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: November 2, 6-9 p.m. Artist talk with Sylwia Kowalczyk Saturday,...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Symmetry Breaking

Symmetry Breaking features eight contemporary visual artists from the Pacific Northwest: Emily Counts, Jovencio de la Paz, Jo Hamilton, Anya Kivarkis, Brenda...

The Art Gym at Marylhurst University  
Disney's Beauty and the Beast

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress....

Beavercreek Grange  
3rd annual Cherry Festivus

Bazi Bierbrasserie and organizers of the Portland Fruit Beer Festival present the 3rd annual Cherry Festivus, a celebration of cherry beer and cider with...

Bazi Bierbrasserie  
Leah Jorgensen Cellars Open House & Autumn Market

Join wine industry veteran Leah Jorgensen as she pours her current and new wine releases at this whimsical warehouse featuring a model steam locomotive...

Staver Locomotive  
Portland Center Stage Scene Shop Tour

All those beautiful sets and props you see on stage started their life in the scene shop, where they were measured, cut, sanded, painted and primed before...

Portland Center Stage Scene Shop  
Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt

A world premiere! X marks the spot as Judy and her brother Stink set sail on a nautical adventure to find Cap’n Weevil’s secret pirate treasure. But they’ll...

Newmark Theatre  
Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles

The Euripides version of the tragic myth of Jason and Medea is retold by playwright Luis Alfaro, whose mix of drama, tragedy and Mexican myth in a modern...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
Spirited Away

Presented by the Northwest Film Center. Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning masterpiece was the biggest box office hit of all time in Japan and a film that...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Brewvana's Beers & Barrels Tour

Portland is known for modern takes on time-honored techniques, and with the Beers & Barrels tour, you’ll experience these old styles in a modern way. This...

Brewvana Brewery Tours  
Distillery Tour

Experience the sights and sounds of a working craft distillery in the heart of Portland. Tours are offered daily, showcasing the process of making Westward...

House Spirits Distillery  
SE Wine Collective Urban Thanksgiving

Celebrate Thanksgiving with great wine at SE Wine Collective's Sixth Annual Urban Thanksgiving hosted at the urban winery in Southeast Portland. 30 wines, 10...

SE Wine Collective  
Post Show Discussions: Mojada

Please join us for a series of 30-minute post-show discussions following select matinee performances of Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles. Hear and share...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt

A world premiere! X marks the spot as Judy and her brother Stink set sail on a nautical adventure to find Cap’n Weevil’s secret pirate treasure. But they’ll...

Newmark Theatre  
Portland Winterhawks vs. Regina Pats

Come cheer on the Winterhawks, Portland's junior ice hockey team and three-time WHL champs. Winterhawks games are a great night out for fans of all ages,...

Moda Center  
Thanksgiving Pies with Katie Shyne

Tired of the same old Thanksgiving pie? Chef Katie will show you new takes on old favorites. This class will show techniques for making some elegant, modern...

Bob's Red Mill Cooking School  
An Evening with Neil Hilborn

Neil Hilborn is a bestselling author, and with over 100 million views to his credit, he is the most-watched poet ever. He is a graduate from Macalester...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Andina Live Music

During the week, musicians play intimate solo sessions and on Friday and Saturday nights, a duo or full band play lively rhythms that evoke the spirit of...

Andina Restaurant  
Art First: Disjecta's 11th Annual Artist's Auction

The board of directors and staff of Disjecta Contemporary Art Center invite you to be part of the one day each year when their art isn’t free. Every fall,...

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center  
BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour

The Old Town Historic District in downtown Portland, Oregon is filled with beautiful old buildings and cobblestone streets. Lively with drinking...

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub  
Disjecta's 11th Annual Artists' Auction: Art First

The board of directors and staff of Disjecta Contemporary Art Center invite you to be part of the one day each year when their art isn’t free. Every fall,...

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center  
Mortified 10th Anniversary

Hailed a "cultural phenomenon" by Newsweek and celebrated by This American Life, The Today Show, The Onion AV Club, Entertainment Weekly and beyond,...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Red Light Lit with Stelth Ulvang, Nick Jaina and Dorota Szuta

Red Light Lit presents The Stories That Bind Us: An intimate evening of storytelling and song. Featured readers include: Jessie CarverNick JainaJulia...

The Liquor Store  
The Story of Temple Drake

Presented by the Northwest Film Center. Produced at Paramount at a time when the studio was floundering under financial hardship, The Story of Temple Drake...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
 Beethoven’s Second Symphony

Discover another side of Beethoven in his second symphony, full of cheerful energy and humor. We also welcome the renowned St. Lawrence String Quartet who...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
A Christmas Memory paired with Winter Song

An autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote's rural Alabama boyhood, A Christmas Memory is a tiny gem of a holiday story, offering an unforgettable...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
Ari Shapiro: Homeward

Ari Shapiro: Homeward 7:30pm, 9pm

As a reporter, NPR's All Things Considered host (and former Portlander) Ari Shapiro has witnessed wars and revolutions. Inspired by his experiences around...

World Trade Center Portland  
Autumn Choreographers Concert

Pacific Dance Ensemble's Autumn Choreogrphers Concert, showcasing student and faculty choreography.

Pacific University, Tom Miles Theatre, Warner Hall  
Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles

The Euripides version of the tragic myth of Jason and Medea is retold by playwright Luis Alfaro, whose mix of drama, tragedy and Mexican myth in a modern...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
Music from Dublin Castle

Presented by the Portland Baroque Orchestra (PBO). Dublin Castle was the epicenter of Irish musical activity in the eighteenth century with visitors...

First Baptist Church  
Nonsense: The Fantastical Musical Multiverses of Daniel Brugh

In Cascadia Composers concerts over the years, Dan Brugh has forged a distinctive aesthetic. Brugh is a kind of mad genius of Portland contemporary classical...

The Place  
Psychic Utopia

In the last decades of the last century, thousands migrated to the Pacific Northwest in pursuit of radical freedom, land, forest and sky. They formed...

New Expressive Works  
The Events

The Events 7:30pm

"An era of mass shootings and terror attacks presents us with thorny questions about not just society, but humanity. Playwright David Greig confronts some of...

Third Rail Repertory Theatre at Imago Theatre  
To Kill A Mockingbird

Directed by Brenda Hubbard. Based on the novel by Harper Lee. Adapted by Christopher Sergel. One of the most beloved stories in American literature is...

Lakewood Center for the Arts, Headlee Mainstage  
Cappella Romana

Think Byzantine music, Cappella Romana’s specialty, and most people would assume it’s coming from Greece or Asia Minor. But the Portland all-star choir has...

St. Mary's Cathedral  
L-E-V: OCD Love

This Israeli dance company L-E-V is known for its high-energy, high-anxiety dance concerts, and “OCD Love” looks like another variation on those themes....

Lincoln Performance Hall  
Portland Concert Opera Gala Concert

Portland Concert Opera kicks off its gala fundraiser with this program at the historic Old Church. Highlights from some of your favorite operas will be...

The Old Church  
Ari Shapiro: Homeward

As a reporter, NPR's All Things Considered host (and former Portlander) Ari Shapiro has witnessed wars and revolutions. Inspired by his experiences around...

World Trade Center Portland  
Tetsuo: The Iron Man

Presented by the Northwest Film Center. When buttoned-up worker “the Salaryman” (Tomoroh Taguchi) accidentally hits the “Metal Fetishist” (director Shin’ya...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  

Saturday, November 18

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