Events

Thursday, May 4

 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  
Bridgetown Comedy Festival

Portland's tenth annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival brings some of the best and freshest names in stand up comedy to the City of Roses. Performers in 2017...

Multiple venues  
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  
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  
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  
Vieux Farka Toure w/ Clinton Fearon

The "Jimi Hendrix of the Sahara" brings the blues-drenched sound of North Africa to Portland along with the soulful Clinton Fearon

Star Theater  
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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
Tourism Connects to Community

As part of National Travel and Tourism Week, this event will showcase the positive impact tourism has in Portland — economically, environmentally and...

Director Park  
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  
Mary's Wedding (Matinee)

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  
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  
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  
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  
First Thursday At Altitude

Join up this First Thursday for Altitude's featured artist with a special meet and greet. Stick around for music, drinks and specials. Be sure to visit the...

Altitude  
First Thursday with High Five Danger

Every First Thursday, the Armoury opens its doors to the community. Whether you're just strolling by, headed to a gallery down the street or here for a show,...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
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  
King’s Hill National Register Historic District

Many of Portland’s most notable late 19th and early 20th century architects designed homes in this hilly National Register Historic District. The...

Architectural Heritage Center  
Susan Giles: Higher Than Wide Opening Reception

Portland ‘Pataphysical Society presents Higher Than Wide, a solo exhibition of new work by Susan Giles, curated by Avantika Bawa. Higher Than Wide is an...

Portland ‘Pataphysical Society  
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  
Medea

Medea 7pm

Director Jerry Mouawad resurrects Imago’s illustrious No Exit set in a new version of the Greek tragedy, Medea, written by Ben Power of the National Theatre...

Imago Theatre  
Shaun King

Journalist and civil rights activist Shaun King will speak on "The New Civil Rights and Global Justice." New York Daily News journalist Shaun King is one of...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro

Presented by PDX Jazz. Israeli-born clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen has been the winner of nine consecutive Jazz Journalist Association awards for...

The Old Church  
Concert at Nordia House

The musicians of the Oregon Symphony present a free concert at the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral as part of Classical Up Close — a unique series of chamber...

Nordia House  
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  
Make It Green: Premiere

Make It Green is an independent documentary that follows five teams in the 2015 Cleantech competition during the course of the summer as they design, develop...

Clinton Street Theater  
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  
Satchmo at the Waldorf

March 1971. Backstage at the Empire Room of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Louis Armstrong (portrayed by Salim Sanchez), the greatest trumpet player in the...

The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza  
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  
World Premiere of Óye Oyá

"What happens when you mix Cuban zarzuela musicals with Shakespeare’s The Tempest? A brand-new Spanish language musical that is politically and socially...

Milagro Theatre  
Marc Cohn

Marc Cohn 8pm

Marc Cohn is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his platinum-selling debut record with a series of very special concerts. Joined by an all-star band, Marc...

Aladdin Theater  
Notes from the Riverkeepers

This in-progress recital of new music by Holcombe Waller is a musical response to Waller’s three-month artist residency with the Columbia Riverkeeper, a...

Headwaters Theater  
The Goddamn Comedy Jam

Stand-up comedian Josh Adam Meyers along with the Goddamn Band, host the premiere comedy event: The Goddamn Comedy Jam (#GDCJ). A killer lineup of comedic...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
The Mads from Mystery Science Theater 3000

The Mads are back! Mystery Science Theater 3000 stars Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu are taking movie riffing back onstage in their new live show, for two...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir (Night 2)

50 Song Memoir is the new album from songwriter Stephin Merritt’s beloved recording project, the Magnetic Fields. This personal album, containing fifty...

Revolution Hall  
Batucada Brazilian Party

Batucada is back! After a blast at their annual Carnaval Party, they continue celebrating in a smaller setting: The party starts with a dance class with...

Trio Club  
Cashmere Cat

he cat isn't entirely out of the bag yet…but he's getting there. Cashmere Cat has been happy to remain mostly behind the scenes, up to this point, focusing...

Wonder Ballroom  
Eyelids

Eyelids 9pm

EYELIDS have a collective history of creating music for some of the most legendary indie songwriters. These longtime Portland, Oregon collaborators were not...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  

Thursday, May 4

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