Events

Saturday, April 1

13th Annual WCCLS Art of Story Festival

The festival features professional storytellers: Kevin Locke (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, South Dakota), Ingrid Nixon (Olympic Peninsula, Washington), Norm...

WCCLS Libraries  
APEX: Sam Hamilton

For the summer 2017 APEX exhibition, the Portland Art Museum presents a body of work by Sam Hamilton, in his first solo exhibition in the United States....

Portland Art Museum  
American Photographs

“The humor, the sadness, the EVERYTHING-ness and American-ness of these pictures!” Jack Kerouac’s introduction to Robert Frank’s 1957 book The Americans...

Portland Art Museum  
Architecture of Internment: The Buildup to Wartime Incarceration

120,000 people of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of them U.S. citizens, were incarcerated during World War II. This traveling exhibit highlights the role of...

Oregon Historical Society  
BUILD: Sculptural Ceramics

"Former Portland Art Museum chief curator Bruce Guenther pulls together an exhibition of ceramic works that radically refute “the traditional ceramic...

Elizabeth Leach Gallery  
Bloodsport: Bluebloods and Mudbloods in the Era of Magical Thinking

"Ronna Neuenschwander’s ceramic works inhabit a provocative niche: breaking and reconstructing antique porcelain figurines from the slavery-era American...

Froelick Gallery  
Connecting Lines

Presented by the Portland Art Museum's Center for Contemporary Native Art (CCNA). In 1838, the Cherokee People were forcibly and illegally removed from their...

Portland Art Museum  
Constructing Identity

“Constructing Identity” is drawn from the extensive collection of the Petrucci Family Foundation’s collection of African American art, assembling work by 80...

Portland Art Museum  
Flux Capacitor: Stored Clay Energy

"John Balistreri’s “jars” are ancient-looking jugs with tapered bases; Chris Gustin’s Cloud Series are minimal, rounded cumulus forms; and Jeff Shapiro’s...

Augen Gallery [Pearl District]  
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  
Iconoclastic

"Iconoclasm is the act of destroying icons, smashing the sacred to make a political or religious point. Reed College’s Cooley Gallery explores new instances...

Cooley Gallery  
MEMBERspace | 2017 Newspace Members’ Exhibition

Newspace welcomes the annual tradition to host a member exhibition so they can demonstrate the unique and varied perspectives of their community and offer...

Newspace Center for Photography  
Reunited: Francescuccio Ghissi’s St. John Altarpiece

"This piece of sacred, 14th century Byzantine art is on display at the Portland Art Museum, thanks to an enormous effort by its collectors. The piece is...

Portland Art Museum  
Rocky Horror Picture Show 39th Anniversary Special

No! This is not an April Fools joke! In April of 1978, the Clinton Street Theater began playing the Rocky Horror Picture Show on a weekly basis. The Clinton...

Clinton Street Theater  
School Dance

"Action/Adventure, a micro-theater best known for nerd-friendly, television-esque original productions, presents the award-winning Australian play School...

Action/Adventure Theatre  
The Art of the Brick

"The Art of the Brick" exhibit transforms LEGO® bricks into works of art. Named one of the top ten "Global Must-See Exhibitions" by CNN, artist Nathan...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
The Umbrella Festival of Circus and Comedy

"Portland’s thriving home-grown circus community presents its fifth annual Umbrella Festival. This four-day, six-show spread will feature local luminaries,...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Eric Olson: Ex Imperium

For his first solo exhibition at Stumptown Downtown, Seattle-based artist Eric Olson presents Ex Imperium, a series of large abstract paintings on wood....

Stumptown Downtown  
Columbia Gorge Waterfalls and Mt. Hood Tour

Offered by Wildwood Adventures. Species seen nowhere else in the world, dramatic basalt lava flows nearly a mile deep, and some of the world's most beautiful...

Director Park  
Oregon Coast All Day Tour

Offered by Wildwood Adventures. With over 300 miles of public coastline, Oregon's beaches are sure to amaze with their numerous lighthouses, reborn beach...

Director Park  
Rhododendron & Daffodil Show and Sale

The Portland Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society is again having an Early Flower Show and Plant Sale. The dates are Saturday April 1 and Sunday...

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden  
Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

The Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest is an invitation to enjoy all things that make spring in the Northwest. Stroll through 40 acres of stunning beauty, experience...

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm  
World of Speed's: Women in Racing

The next generation of this Women in Racing exhibit celebrates the women of drag racing, nationally and locally, in cars and in motorcycles, from drag...

World of Speed  
XOXO: An Exhibit About Love & Forgiveness

Share, listen, connect, ask and learn about feelings and emotions. Through facial expressions, words, movement, art making and other hands-on activities,...

Portland Children's Museum  
Annexation & Assimilation: Exploring the Archives East of 82nd Ave

Artist Sabina Zeba Haque’s yearlong residency at the Portland Archives and Records Center (PARC) culminates in an exhibition that focuses on the tumultuous...

Open Signal  
Fundamentals of Improv

Presented by Laura Faye Smith, this workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to feel the rush of improv comedy and the confidence that comes from jumping...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
Heroes & History

World of Speed, an educational and interactive motorsports museum, announces its new exhibit celebrating the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500: Heroes &...

World of Speed USA  
Lan Su in Bloom Botanical Art Exhibition

Lan Su in Bloom, a botanical art exhibition inspired by the beauty of Lan Su, highlights the unique plant collection at Lan Su Chinese Garden. Rich in...

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  
Poetry Month

This April, learn about the poetry in Lan Su Chinese Garden as well as the historical and aesthetic traditions of poetry in Suzhou-style Chinese gardens with...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
Rodin: The Human Experience Selections

"A hundred years after his death, the sculptures of Auguste Rodin are more recognized than ever — but there are works to explore beyond The Thinker and The...

Portland Art Museum  
Wine Tasting Half Day Tour

Offered by Wildwood Adventures. World famous Pinot Noirs, crisp Chardonnays and sweet Rieslings are just a taste of the dozens of varietals that Oregon has...

Director Park  
World of Speed: Scarab

World of Speed, an educational and interactive motorsports museum, announces its newest exhibit featuring the Scarab, to be unveiled on Tuesday, January 10,...

World of Speed  
A Golden Age of Poster Design

Magazine Posters from the 1890s. Discover the beauty of antique posters and their role in advertising. Advertising long relied on handbills and posters, but...

Pittock Mansion  
Fools Fest

Fools Fest 12pm

Walking Man Brewing will host the Second Annual Fools Fest, celebrating the beginning of spring at this all ages event featuring a full day of local live...

Walking Man Brewing  
Lauren Semivan: Observatory

Along with: Tara Sellios: Testimony Exhibit on display from March 2–April 2, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: March 2, 6-9 p.m. Artist Talks: Lauren...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Tara Sellios: Testimony

Along with: Lauren Semivan: Observatory Exhibit on display from March 2–April 2, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: March 2, 6-9 p.m. Artist...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour

Offered by Wildwood Adventures. Species seen nowhere else in the world, dramatic basalt lava flows nearly a mile deep, and some of the world's most beautiful...

Director Park  
Apple Pie

Our species’ relationship with celestial bodies as told through a series of lush choreographed vignettes, this first feature from Sam Hamilton was shot on...

Whitsell Auditorium  
Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore

"Lauren Weedman Doesn’t Live Here Anymore features the dynamo solo performer behind Bust and The People’s Republic of Portland coping (albeit amusingly) with...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
Portland City Half Day Tour

Offered by Wildwood Adventures. There is a magical place located within the confluence of two major rivers, at the base of a volcano and surrounded by old...

Director Park  
Skinner|Kirk Dance Ensemble

"The brilliantly melancholy music of Portland singer/songwriter Elliott Smith will be performed live by a four-piece jazz combo, serving as the soundtrack to...

BodyVox Dance Center  
Tomás and the Library Lady

"Oregon Children’s Theatre presents an inspiring true story about a child of migrant workers who befriends a librarian and opens up a new world of books....

Winningstad Theatre  
Sir Cupcake's Queer Circus Goes Inside the Body

Sir Cupcake, veteran circus performer/producer Jack Stocklynn, is at it again! The best of Portland’s queer circus community is going on an imaginative...

Echo Theater  
NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four Screening

Watch the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four showdown on the 26-foot screen at Revolution Hall!

Revolution Hall  
Duality: Dance Ballet of India

Portland's dance maven and renowned choreographer Jayanthi Raman brings an illustrious team of international dancers and musicians to the Newmark Theatre for...

Newmark Theatre  
Rip City Ale Fest

The Portland Trail Blazers will showcase local microbrews at this year’s Rip City Ale Fest! Join for a pre-game beer tasting on Saturday, April 1st before...

Memorial Coliseum  
Solo Piano Series: Llŷr Williams

April 1, 2017 Schumann: Papillons, Op. 2 Humoreske in B-flat Major, Op. 20 Schubert: Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960 April 2, 2017 Beethoven: Piano...

Lincoln Performance Hall  
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  
Hughes-ical

Improvised, musical tribute to the '80s teen films of John Hughes. Do you love the quirky teen romance/dramas of the '80s, like Sixteen Candles or The...

Funhouse Lounge  
Ivan's Childhood

During World War II, young Ivan (Nikolay Burlyaev) scurries across Soviet and German lines, having been recruited as a spy by Russian forces. Via vivid dream...

Whitsell Auditorium  
Portland Trail Blazers vs Phoenix Suns

Watch the Portland Trail Blazers take on the Phoenix Suns! Cheer along with Rip City at the Moda Center and become part of a Portland tradition.

Moda Center  
Feathers and Teeth

"Agatha Day Olson, one of Portland’s star child actors (memorable as Helen Keller in Artists Rep’s The Miracle Worker) returns to Artists Rep at the center...

Artists Repertory Theatre, Morrison Stage  
God of Carnage

Directed by Antonio Sonera By Yasmina Reza Translated by Christopher Hampton A comedy of manners, minus the manners. “Boys will be boys, but the adults are...

Lakewood Center for the Arts  
Golda's Balcony

Golda’s Balcony is the final work from Tony® Award-winning playwright William Gibson (The Miracle Worker, Two for the Seesaw), and an award-winning smash...

Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza  
Lydia

Lydia 7:30pm

Milagro Theatre presents the 2008 Henry Award winner for Outstanding New Play. The play tells the story of a young girl, Ceci, disabled by a tragic accident,...

Milagro Theatre  
Playhouse Creatures

"In an effort to learn from history rather than be doomed to repeat it, playwright April DeAngelis brings five English actresses from the Restoration period...

CoHo Productions  
Skinner|Kirk Dance Ensemble

"The brilliantly melancholy music of Portland singer/songwriter Elliott Smith will be performed live by a four-piece jazz combo, serving as the soundtrack to...

BodyVox Dance Center  
The Angry Brigade

Against a backdrop of drastic budget cuts, high unemployment and the deregulated economy of 1970s Britain, a young urban guerrilla group mobilizes: The Angry...

Imago Theatre  
Who's Fooling Who?

Portland Storytellers Guild presents five fabulous fools, fashion facts, fiction and fabrications, fueling fantastically foolish fun. Join Anne Rutherford,...

Hipbone Studio  
Wild and Reckless

"Wild & Reckless, an original rock musical written and performed by prominent Portland band Blitzen Trapper, melds a Twilight Zone–like plot scenario with a...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
Jerry Joseph & Friends Iraq Refugee Benefit feat. Jenny Conlee and the Paul Brainard Horns

For more than 30 years, Jerry Joseph has been strapping on a guitar and chasing down truth, understanding and soul with such tenacity and resonant skill,...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Michael Henchman / Radio Stranger

Michael Henchman and Radio Stranger return to the warm listening atmosphere at Café Artichoke. Michael creates a distinctive Americana style that brings to...

Artichoke Music  
Robert Randolph and the Family Band

When Robert Randolph talks about his new album, Lickety Split, a few words come up over and over—"joy," "freedom," "energy." Which is no surprise, really,...

Aladdin Theater  
Sir Cupcake's Queer Circus Goes Inside the Body

Sir Cupcake, veteran circus performer/producer Jack Stocklynn, is at it again! The best of Portland’s queer circus community is going on an imaginative...

Echo Theater  
G. Jones

G. Jones 9pm

Santa Cruz producer G Jones has captivated young audiences across North America with his playful and expansive take on broken beat dance music. His live show...

Wonder Ballroom  
Life During Wartime

Portland’s Life During Wartime band offers an authentic tribute to Talking Heads. In honor of the 30th anniversary of one of the most innovative concert...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival

Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival and the inaugural Farmhouse Weekend celebrate the rustic, working-class, yeast-driven beers that originated in...

Saraveza  

Saturday, April 1

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