Events

Saturday, April 15

 Corey Arnold: Aleutian Dreams

"This Portland-based fisherman photographer captures Alaska’s stunning scenes in crisp, cold clarity. Wildlife, gray-white skies and piles of rope and tackle...

Charles A. Hartman Fine Art  
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  
An Iris Stands Tall: A Mother's Journey, A Daughter's Transition

View this art installation of 46 pieces of original art - with an accompanying narrative - by local artist Annette Sabater, whose child began medical...

Cerimon House  
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  
Berlin Diary by Andrea Stolowitz

The great-grandfather of Oregon Book Award-winning playwright Andrea Stolowitz kept a journal for his descendants after escaping to New York City in 1939 as...

CoHo Theatre  
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  
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  
Hosokawa Morihiro: The Art Of Life, A Rebirth In Clay

In honor of the grand opening of the new Cultural Village, the first exhibition of 2017 is a celebration of tea culture in the art and life of Hosokawa...

Portland Japanese Garden  
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  
Las Perlas: An Evening Of Flamenco Variety

El Cuadro Pepe & Lillie bring a dazzling new show, Las Perlas to Echo Theatre this April. With the collaboration of special guest artists singer Alfonso Cid...

Echo Theater  
Portland Spring Beer and Wine Festival

Enjoy craft beer, wine, spirits and food and shop the wares of art and craft vendors at this spring festival--admission is free to the first 500 guests on...

Oregon Convention Center  
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  
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 Horror of Normalcy: Katherine Dunn, Geek Love and Cult Literature

This exhibition explores late Portland author Katherine Dunn's novel Geek Love and the reaction it elicited from readers through the personal and literary...

Watzek Library, Lewis & Clark  
This, Thusness

After being awarded a project grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Adam Friedman received funding to travel to Iceland to research and observe...

Flat Blak Gallery  
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  
Beehive

Beehive 7:30am

Presented by the Broadway Rose Theatre Company. A hair-raising musical tribute to the women who rocked the '60s. A fun, frothy flashback to the fabulous...

Broadway Rose New Stage  
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  
TEDxPortland

Portland is a prism of possibility — a creative community where people intersect and an unseen, radiant vision of opportunity is unlocked. Ideas are born,...

Keller Auditorium  
The Hatter's Eggstravaganza

The Fun Zone opens at 9 a.m. with food trucks, safety emergency vehicles, Miss Oregon, Rojo the llama and Napoleon the alpaca, Mad Science, Sunrise...

The Aerie at Eagle Landing  
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  
Rabbit Romp at the Oregon Zoo

Grab a basket and head to the Oregon Zoo for its annual Rabbit Romp. Geared for children ages 10 and under, the event offers multiple egg hunts throughout...

Oregon Zoo  
All-Ages Scavenger Hunt Through the Pearl

This interactive event will take you through the Pearl District with the chance to win an awesome prize. To participate, download the Pearl District Swag’r...

Jamison Square Park  
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  
Blossom Craft Show

Celebrate fruit blossom time amid the orchards of the beautiful Hood River Valley. Find fine arts, arts and crafts, gourmet food items, local wines, tasty...

Hood River County Fairgrounds  
Bunny Bonanza at Blue Lake Park

Meet the Easter Bunny, get your face painted, craft bunny ears, go on a candy hunt and learn all about the outdoors, gardening and composting at the Bunny...

Blue Lake Park  
Hortlandia

Hortlandia 10am

Hortlandia is a massive plant and garden art sale hosted by the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon. You'll find plants and supplies from local nurseries, artists...

Portland Expo Center  
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  
Old House Revival Tour

This self-guided tour gives you the opportunity to see inside several Portland area houses, each providing ideas and information on how you can restore...

Architectural Heritage Center  
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  
Alpenrose Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Alpenrose Dairy’s 55th Annual Easter Egg Hunt is back April 15th, the Saturday before Easter! The day’s excitement begins at 10:30 a.m. for kids ages 3–5,...

Alpenrose Velodrome  
Hippity Hop Bunny Hop Through the Pearl

Celebrate Spring with fun activities, treats and a hug and picture with the Easter Bunny in the Pearl District. Smiles, laughter and some sweet treats will...

Jamison Square Park  
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  
BetaCon Game Expo

The Portland Mercury proudly presents, BetaCon: Oregon's first major video game and technology expo. BetaCon's mission is to bring together gamers,...

Oregon Convention Center  
Lake Oswego Hunt

Hunt for 15,000 eggs stuffed with candies and surprises at the Lake Oswego Hunt Club! The event starts at 11 a.m., but guests can arrive early for horse and...

Lake Oswego Hunt Club  
Cristián Ureta: Volviendo a la Tierra (Returning to the Land)

2016 Critical Mass Solo Exhibition Award in collaboration with Photolucida: Ervin A. Johnson #InHonor Cristián Ureta Volviendo a la Tierra April 6–30,...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Ervin A. Johnson #InHonor

2016 Critical Mass Solo Exhibition Award in collaboration with Photolucida: Ervin A. Johnson #InHonor Cristián Ureta Volviendo a la Tierra April 6–30,...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Pueblo Unido: Portland Mercado Two Year Anniversary

For the last two years, Portland Mercado has transformed the block on 72nd and Foster into a vibrant place for over 50 small businesses, neighbors and...

Portland Mercado  
Sensory Gymnastics

Disjecta is pleased to announce Curator-in-Residence Michele Fiedler’s fourth and final exhibition, Sensory Gymnastics: (Movies for Blind People, Harry Smith...

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center  
Tammie Painter Open House Artist Reception

Milwaukie-based artist Tammie Painter will be exhibiting over twenty pieces of her work in the gallery space of Clackamas Community College’s Wilsonville...

Clackamas Community College, Wilsonville Campus  
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  
Confluence Story Gathering

Hear stories and discussions from indigenous voices of the Columbia River system. This free event at the Alberta Rose Theater in Northeast Portland also...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Eggs For All Egg Hunt

Children experiencing disabilities and their families are invited to participate in this fun and inclusive Easter egg hunt at Blue Lake Regional Park. Travel...

Blue Lake Regional Park  
Alaskan Native Wisdom Films

Wisdom of the Elders, a Portland cultural organization, records and preserves the history and arts — music, dance, storytelling and traditional arts — of...

Whitsell Auditorium  
How Now Dow Jones (Matinee)

From The Lost Treasures Collection. Music by Elmer Bernstein, Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh. Book by Max Shulman. Kate announces the Dow Jones numbers on Wall...

Lakewood Center for the Arts  
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  
Terra

Terra 2pm, 7:30pm

"The Oregon Ballet Theatre’s newest three-part program promises to vibrate with surprise and epiphany. The program includes an encore performance of Helen...

Newmark Theatre  
The Native Wisdom Film Festival

This festival is co-presented by the NW Film Center/Portland Art Museum and Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. at Whitsell Auditorium on Saturday, April 15, 2017,...

Whitsell Auditorium  
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  
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  
Happy Feet Workshop

Sandal weather is finally upon us! A long winter of damp wool socks and boots can really take its toll. Before baring your soles for everyone to see, show...

Bee Thinking  
Happy Feet Workshop

Sandal weather is finally upon us! A long winter of damp wool socks and boots can really take its toll. Before baring your soles for everyone to see, show...

Bee Thinking  
The Ultimate Wine Run

The Ultimate Wine Run is a highly anticipated and adventurous event held at vineyards and venues throughout the country. The Race Day Run and Party includes...

Portland International Raceway  
Oregon Native Wisdom Films

Wisdom of the Elders, a Portland cultural organization, records and preserves the history and arts — music, dance, storytelling and traditional arts — of...

Whitsell Auditorium  
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  
How Now Dow Jones

From The Lost Treasures Collection. Music by Elmer Bernstein, Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh. Book by Max Shulman. Kate announces the Dow Jones numbers on Wall...

Lakewood Center for the Arts  
OMSI After Dark: Tapas and Tequila

Nosh your way through some of the best tequila and small plates the Pacific Northwest has to offer with OMSI After Dark: Tapas and Tequila Fest! You’ll get...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
Orphans

Orphans 7pm

Suspenseful, bizarre, humorous and intense! This Tony-nominated show tells the story of siblings – sensitive recluse, Phillip, and violent pickpocket, Treat....

YP Studio Theater  
Ten Grands

Creator and artistic director Michael Allen Harrison presents ten grand pianos featuring prominent world-class pianists playing classical, jazz, and modern...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Chapatti

Chapatti 7:30pm

Corrib Theatre presents Chapatti, a dramatic comedy by Irish-born playwright Christian O’Reilly. Directed by Gemma Whelan, the cast features Portland actors...

Artists Repertory Theatre  
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  
Mary's Wedding

Presented by Portland Center Stage. When Mary and Charlie unexpectedly find one another sheltering in a barn during a thunderstorm, a tentative love is born....

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
Mrs. Warren's Profession

This adaptation of Shaw’s 1894 original is re-set in the United States in the 1920s. The story focuses on the relationship between Mrs. Kitty Warren and her...

Lincoln Performance Hall  
Return Engagement: Manifesto

What happens when misogynistic text is manifested in a woman's body? During this exhibition, you can “witness a shooter’s meltdown first-hand” to see for...

The Belmont Center  
Terra

Terra 7:30pm

"The Oregon Ballet Theatre’s newest three-part program promises to vibrate with surprise and epiphany. The program includes an encore performance of Helen...

Newmark Theatre  
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  
This Random World

West Coast premiere of a play by Steven Dietz. Directed by Beth Harper. We want to believe that serendipity brings us together, that luck is available to...

Portland Actors Conservatory  
Down the Rabbit Hole

Spiralling upwards from the pulsating heart of mother earth, the portal to Wonderland is opening once again. The night before Easter, dive into a wondrous...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
Jenny and the Mexicats

Traveling all the way from Madrid are Jenny and the Mexicats, performing Saturday, April 15 at Dante's in downtown Portland. Combining Mexican and Spanish...

Dante's  
Lady Sings the Blues: A Tribute to Billie Holiday

The 11th annual Billie Holiday tribute night. This event brings together musicians of many genres to pay tribute to one of the greatest jazz singers and...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Vasen

Vasen 8pm

Three musicians with a singular sound, a playful yet accomplished interplay that seems to defy the laws of physics, an intensity with a great sense of humor,...

Aladdin Theater  
Bridge the Gap

Presented by Sepiatonic, Portland’s house/electro swing music and dance project. Bridge The Gap is both a full evening show with live and electronic music...

Paris Theatre  
Laura Gibson

Empire Builder, Laura Gibson’s second record for Barsuk/City Slang, and fourth LP, is named for the Amtrak route Laura took while moving from Portland,...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Ramble On (Led Zeppelin Tribute)

Ramble On is Portland's most popular Led Zeppelin tribute and huge Doug Fir favorite. Lead singer Rich Ray NAILS the high tenor vocals made famous by Robert...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
of Montreal

Innocence Reaches begins with a query. “How do you identify?” coos a robotic voice over a strikingly modern mix of bright synthpop and surging rave. The...

Wonder Ballroom  

Saturday, April 15

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