Thursday, November 9

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  
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  
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  
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  
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 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  
59th Annual Portland Metro RV Show

The Portland Metro RV Show is the premier RV show in the Northwest featuring more than 500 vehicles, on-the-spot financing, trade-in opportunities and gas...

Portland Expo Center  
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...

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  
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  
Thor: Ragnarok Wine Pairing Event

Come celebrate Thor: Ragnarok, and taste wines as incredible as the Hulk, as dark and complex as Hela, and as pretty as Thor! Experience eight wines for...

Pairings Portland  
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  
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  
Sherry Week

Bar Vivant celebrates Sherry Week this year with flights, an extra special tasting and an Introduction to Sherry Class with Bar Vivant owner, Cheryl...

Bar Vivant  
My People's Market

Food, music, and fabulous local businesses. Support and network with Portland’s entrepreneurs of color at My People’s Market, a vibrant gathering of nearly...

The Redd on Salmon Street  
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  
Can I Kiss You?

13 year old Irie Page hosts internationally acclaimed consent educator Mike Domitrz in an evening that provides a humorous yet serious look at intimacy and...

Lincoln Recital Hall  
Last Call Trivia

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

Rivershore Bar  
Talk and Signing with Funky Winkerbean Creator Tom Batiuk: Lisa's Legacy Trilogy

Timed to the 10th anniversary of Lisa’s Story: The Other Shoe, in which Lisa battles and ultimately succumbs to breast cancer, Batiuk expands Lisa’s universe...

Clackamas Town Center Mall Barnes & Noble #2262  
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  
Shane McCrae: In the Language of My Captor

Poet Shane McCrae will read from his most recent book of poems, In the Language of My Captor, nominated for a 2017 National Book Award. McCrae is also the...

Marylhurst University  
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  
The Music of Michael Jackson

The Oregon Symphony, a full rock band, and an electrifying vocalist team up to take you through hit after hit from the King of Pop! With “I’ll Be There,”...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
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  
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  
 An Evening with The Jerry Douglas Band

Dobro master and 13-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar: elevating, transforming, and...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Cheerful Comedy

Want to cheer up but you're not sure where to go? Come to the happiest bar in town for a night of laughs. They'll be bringing the funniest, silliest, most...

Cheerful Bullpen  
Emily Saliers

Thirty years into one of the most storied careers in popular music, Emily Saliers decided to record her debut album. “What’s a 53 year old woman doing making...

Aladdin Theater  
Free Trivia Night

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

Ringo's Bar & Grill  
Mimicking Birds

Singer/songwriter Nate Lacy spent the years since his teens exploring his inner world and his connection with the universe at large. The result of his...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
SalsaNova Live

Start out with a group salsa class at 9:15 p.m. This class has had 25-30 people in each of the past two classes, so come out with a dance partner or by...

Whiskey Bar  

Sonreal 9pm

SonReal is a Vancouver-based Canadian hip hop and alternative artist signed to the Blackbox Recordings indie record label.

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  

Thursday, November 9