Events

Thursday, November 2

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  
All Together Festival

Tender Loving Empire is turning ten years old! All Together Festival revolves around five days of handmade in-store events - demos, tastings, workshops and...

Various Locations  
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  
High Hopes: The Journey of John F. Kennedy

On November 22, 1963, the 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was assassinated while riding in a motorcade through the streets of...

Oregon Historical Society  
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  
Northwest Filmmakers' Festival

The Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival is the Northwest’s premiere showcase of new work by leading regional filmmakers. This touchstone annual event brings...

Multiple venues  
Northwest Filmmakers' Festival

The Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival is the Northwest’s premiere showcase of new work by leading regional filmmakers. This touchstone annual event brings...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Portland Film Festival

From October 30th to November 5th, 2017, Portland won't just be the city of roses—it'll be the city of film. All for the love and industry of film, our...

Laurelhurst Theater  
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  
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 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  
Untold Stories of Pittock Mansion Treasures

Pittock Mansion has artifacts whose stories are rarely told: a punch bowl purchased as a souvenir from an 1898 trip to a Czech spa town, a toy swing Governor...

Pittock Mansion  
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  
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)  
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  
Water & Form – Clay, Fiber and Encaustic by artist Emily Miller

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is thrilled to exhibit Portland, Oregon artist Emily Miller’s work, for a six week exhibition, Water & Form – Clay, Fiber and...

510 Museum & Artspace  
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  
Every Brilliant Thing

Every Brilliant Thing 12pm, 7:30pm

A kid makes a list for his mom. A list of everything worth living for in the world. He needs her to read the list so she doesn’t try to leave the world...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
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  
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  
Betty LaDuke - Bountiful Harvest: From Land To Table

Ashland artist Betty LaDuke's intricately carved and painted wood panels document the stories of Latino Farmworkers in the Pacific Northwest. This...

Kathrin Cawein Gallery at Pacific University  
First Thursday with Livy Conner + Catholic Charities

Every First Thursday, Portland Center Stage opens their doors to the community. Whether you're just strolling by, headed to a gallery down the street, or...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
Over The Bay And Through The Woods – Landscape Group Art Show

Presented by Milwaukie City Hall Gallery and Milwaukie City Art Council (artMOB). Reception: First Friday, October 6, 5–8 p.m. Show runs October 6–November...

Milwaukie City Hall Gallery  
The Gentleman Bank Robber: The Story of Butch Lesbian Freedom Fighter Rita Bo Brown

Presented by the Northwest Film Center as part of the 44th Northwest Filmmakers' Festival. Rita Bo Brown is a white, working-class butch from rural Oregon...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Night Lights 2017: Stephanie Mendoza

Night Lights' 2017 season continues at the Regional Arts and Culture Council with a VR experience from artist Stephanie Mendoza, member of the Portland...

Regional Arts & Culture Council, North Wall  
Pulse Emitter, Million Mists, Survival Skills

Sounds et al hosts this monthly performance on the first Thursday of each month. The series showcases a wide variety of sound artists, mainly focussing on...

Ace Hotel, Lobby  
The Versatility of Lentils with Lauren Chandler

Packed with fiber and protein, lentils are quick cooking, super tasty and versatile. Learn unique and easy ways to add plant power to your menus. Class...

Bob's Red Mill Cooking School  
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  
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  
Last Call Trivia

Come play some fun and challenging free bar trivia, every Thursday.

Rivershore Bar  
Sabrina Claudio in support of 6lack

6lack and Sabrina Claudio bring the Free 6lack Tour to Portland. Sabrina Claudio is a stunning and insanely talented must-see act!

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
Shorts I: This is Here

A series of shorts presented by the Northwest Film Center as part of the 44th Northwest Filmmakers' Festival.

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Every Brilliant Thing

A kid makes a list for his mom. A list of everything worth living for in the world. He needs her to read the list so she doesn’t try to leave the world...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
ODESZA: 2017 A Moment Apart Tour w/ Sofi Tukker & Kasbo

ODESZA (Harrison Mills, Clayton Knight) is one of the most celebrated groups in electronic music, winning over fans online and at their consistently sold-out...

Memorial Coliseum  
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  
Éxodo: A Day of the Dead Production

How do you carry those you left behind? Milagro’s 22nd annual Día de Muertos production brings a new, company-devised espectáculo built around the theme of...

Milagro Theatre  
Diva Practice (Solo)

Diva Practice (Solo) is a dynamic, whimsical and confronting performance about drag queens dancing with uncertainty performed by and choreographed by Pepper...

Headwaters Theatre  
Free Trivia Night

Come out and play some free Last Call Trivia with your friends.

Ringo's Bar & Grill  
6LACK

6LACK 9pm

6LACK (pronounced Black), is a melodic rapper who hails from Atlanta, Georgia. His debut project, FREE 6LACK, has sold over 200,000 units with over 100...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
Kali Uchis

Kali Uchis (born July 17, 1993) is a Colombian singer, songwriter, producer, and videographer. She was born in Pereira, Colombia and raised in Virginia,...

Wonder Ballroom  
Lawrence Rothman

Lawrence Rothman is a Los Angeles musician with tremendous talent and grand vision. Influenced by the music of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits, the writings of...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Thee Commons

Since banding together in 2012, psychedelic cumbia-punk quartet Thee Commons have made waves in and around their hometown of East LA. Featuring los hermanos...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Semi-Iconic: The Ballad of Dick Rosetti

Presented by the Northwest Film Center as part of the 44th Northwest Filmmakers' Festival. Using a flurry of fast paced editing and re-imagined vignettes...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  

Thursday, November 2

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