Events

Wednesday, May 17

 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  
Battle of the Bands 2017

The Regional Arts & Culture Council's second annual Battle of the Bands competition returns! At this one-of-a-kind event, employees from companies across the...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
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  
Cutouts and Collage

"Gregg Renfrow's Still_Life may feel subdued next to Amanda Wojick's Cutouts and Collage. Renfrow's paintings are smooth, subtle color studies, while...

Elizabeth Leach Gallery  
Framed Stories

"Japanese painter Shohei Takasaki doesn't just place his latest works in a frame — he paints them in one. This gives the viewer a formality, some distance...

Upfor Gallery  
Functionally United

"Around 40 of Portland's most recognized contemporary artists converge to bid farewell to an academic gallery slated for closure this summer. White Box has...

The White Box  
George Johanson: Recent Paintings

"This veteran painter, printmaker and teacher has a signature style that often favors minimally figurative crowd scenes in coastal weather. See what other...

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  
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  
Quest for Beauty

Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon is a retrospective look at an Oregon original. Few architects have influenced...

Portland Art Museum  
Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes and Collections of John Yeon

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to announce Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon, a retrospective look at an...

Portland Art Museum  
Restaurants for Raphael House

Dine out for a cause and support survivors of domestic violence. 49 local restaurants have pledged a portion of their day’s proceeds to aid Raphael House of...

At 49 participating eateries throughout Portland, Lake Oswego and Beaverton  
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  
Still_Life

"Gregg Renfrow's Still_Life may feel subdued next to Amanda Wojick's Cutouts and Collage. Renfrow's paintings are smooth, subtle color studies, while...

Elizabeth Leach Gallery  
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  
Richard Graham, Sigmoid Cartology

For Sigmoid Cartology, his first solo exhibition at Stumptown Downtown, retired architect Richard Graham presents eight large paintings demonstrating his...

Stumptown Coffee Roasters  
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  
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  
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  
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is national Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Lan Su this May with exciting cultural...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
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  
Downtown Coffee, Donuts & Delights

On this tastiest of tasting tours, not only will you learn volumes about third wave coffee but you'll also be treated to decadent delights throughout this...

Public Domain  
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  
Drinking Light

"Barbara Stafford's paintings are impressionistic and on the verge of abstract, with water, sky and terrain sometimes expressed as blurry color fields....

PDX CONTEMPORARY ART  
Shohei Takasaki's Framed Stories

In these recent paintings, Takasaki uses the formal device of painted frames to enclose simple, graphic shapes. The exhibition comprises several series, each...

Upfor Gallery  
Aleksey Kondratyev: Ice Fishers

Along with Seiya Bowen: Nadachi. Exhibits on display from May 4–28, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: May 4, 6-9 p.m. Artist talk with Seiya Bowen:...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Annie McLaughlin / Brushing Out the Brood Mare's Tale

Utopia is a place far away from here. A place where fields of wildflowers and rolling hills speckle the countryside. A place where coyotes run free and the...

Nationale  
Seiya Bowen: Nadachi

Along with Aleksey Kondratyev: Ice Fishers. Exhibits on display from May 4–28, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: May 4, 6-9 p.m. Artist talk with...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
The Lost Chord: Jack Ryan

Opening Reception: April 9, 2017 from 4-6 p.m. Exhibition on display from April 11 to May 20, 2017. A free shuttle service will leave Northwest Eighth &...

The Art Gym at Marylhurst University  
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  
PDX Urban Wine Experience

Kick off Oregon Wine Month with Urban Wine! Join the 14 winery members of the PDX Urban Winery Association for an afternoon of wine, food and fun. Each...

Seven Bridges Winery  
Oregon Brewshed Brewfest

SAVE THE DATE for the Oregon Brewshed® Alliance's second annual Oregon Brewshed® Brewfest at McMenamins Kennedy School on Wednesday, May 17th! This is sure...

McMenamins Kennedy School  
Pan-African Film Series - Africa's Black Star: Kwame Nkrumah

Africa's Black Star documents the life, the struggles and political influence of one of the ideological teachers of the All-African People's Revolutionary...

PSU Smith Memorial Student Union  
 Oregon Humanities presents Think & Drink: This Land

Think & Drink sparks provocative conversations about big ideas. The 2017 Think & Drink series features conversations on race, power, and place, including...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Ivy Get Your Gun Book Release

Join local author Cindy Brown with a Western-styke welcome in celebrating the release of Ivy Get Your Gun, fourth title in the Ivy Meadow series. Evening...

O'Connors Vault  
An American in Paris

An American in Paris is the new hit musical about an American solider, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new...

Keller Auditorium  
Constellations

"This romantic drama that speculates about space-time constraints also stars a pair of luminaries. You may recognize Silas Weir Mitchell for his leading role...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
Godspell

Godspell 7:30pm

Directed by Michael Snider Music by Stephen Schwartz Book by John-Michael Tebelak Lakewood Audience Request Based on the Gospel according to Matthew,...

Lakewood Center for the Arts  
Larry Fuller Trio

"In his amazing gossamer piano solos he sprinkles stardust on whatever song he plays, you hold your breath in wonder." - The New York Times “Fuller’s...

Classic Pianos  
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  
The Importance of Being Earnest

"How does a classic change when you cast the leading men as women? Artists Rep mounts Oscar Wilde's "trivial comedy for serious people" with a handful of the...

Artists Repertory Theatre, Alder Stage  
The Language Archive (Previews)

The Language Archive By Julia Cho Directed by Adriana Baer Presented by the Portland Playhouse Can one man speak over 46 languages and still find it...

CoHo Theater  
The Talented Ones

The American Dream teeters on the edge of the abyss as immigrants Cindy and Omar face their thwarted dreams and unraveling marriage while Omar’s buddy...

Artists Repertory Theatre, Morrison Stage  
Kikagaku Moyo

Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様 (Japanese for Geometric Patterns) is the musical union between five free spirits. Go Kurosawa (drums, Vocals) and Tomo Katsurada (Guitar,...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
The Wild Reeds

The Wild Reeds have transformed from a three part harmony driven band to a full indie folk rock force that has been sweeping the West Coast. In the past year...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  

Wednesday, May 17

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