Events

Friday, September 8

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  
Gay Softball World Series 2017

The Gay Softball World Series returns to Portland for the first time since 2002. This softball series raises the level of player experience for all...

Multiple locations  
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  
Jennifer Steinkamp

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to announce an exhibition featuring the internationally renowned media artist Jennifer Steinkamp (American, born 1958)....

Portland Art Museum  
Pompeii: The Exhibition

Experience the splendor of Ancient Rome and travel back in time to 79 A.D. when Pompeii bustled as a commercial port and strategic military and trading city....

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
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  
Rose City Comic Con

Portland's premier pop-culture event, Rose City Comic Con is produced locally with a focus on creating a fun and friendly event for everyone! While their...

Oregon Convention Center  
Summer Free For All

Summer Free For All empowers Portlanders to create and cultivate community by providing free, accessible, family-friendly summer activities that celebrate...

Various locations  
The Corn Maize at the Pumpkin Patch

Portland’s original cornfield maze celebrates its 19th season at The Pumpkin Patch on beautiful Sauvie Island in Portland, Oregon. Craig Easterly, founder of...

The Pumpkin Patch  
Time-Based Art (TBA) Festival

Called “the best contemporary summer festival in the country” by The New York Times, Portland’s Time-Based Art Festival (TBA) returns every September with 10...

Various locations  
Hortus Santiatum: Finding Wellness in Nature

This series of encaustic paintings explores the longstanding role of nature and the natural environment in our well-being. Drawing inspiration from the...

University of Portland - Buckley Center Gallery  
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  
Inspirations of Classical China

Inspirations of Classical China joins a group of artists with common interests in Chinese culture and its arts. Although they come from different parts of...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
Kelli MacConnell

An exhibition of work by artist Kelli MacConnell will be on display at Lan Su Chinese Garden this August and September, 2017. As an avid hiker and...

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  
Pioneering Eastside Coffee Roasters Tour

On the east side of the Willamette River, nestled among converted warehouses and quirky neighborhoods, you’ll find the pioneering micro-roasters that sparked...

Portland Roasting - The Cupping Room  
TBA:17 Vogue Femme Fundamentals | Daniel Girón

Learn from last year’s Critical Mascara Vogue winner and local vogue instructor Daniel Girón (aka Carbon Electra) as he breaks down the five fundamentals of...

New Expressive Works  
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  
Micah & Me Music Show

Come dance and sing along with Micah & Me! Micah & Me host toddler dance parties regularly throughout the Portland Metro area and they have an uncommon...

Portland Children's Museum  
Randall David Tipton: New Paintings

Randall David Tipton had his first solo show at White Bird Gallery in 1987. Over the past 30 years, the artist has developed a highly original painting style...

White Bird Gallery  
Rodrigo Valenzuela: General Song

Rodrigo Valenzuela's General Song abstracts and adapts images of the barricade. Drawing on his longtime interest in poetic resistance and research in Chile,...

Upfor Gallery  
Alejandra Laviada: Geometry of Space

This exhibition will be on display, along with Eunjong Lee's Seoul Physiognomy, from September 7–October 1, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception:...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Wine Flight

Pairings Portland raises the “stakes” with their Buffy the Vampire Slayer wine flight! Come savor eight wines paired to eight classic BtVS characters for...

Pairings Portland  
Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour

Attention history hounds, architecture enthusiasts and the coastally curious: It's almost time to put on your walking shoes to take a tour through Cannon...

Cannon Beach History Center & Museum  
Converge 45: You In Mind

Lita Albuquerque, Laurie Anderson, Tannaz Farsi, Ann Hamilton, Jessie Henson, David Horvitz and James Lavadour. Converge 45 presents its second year of...

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center  
Eunjong Lee: Seoul Physiognomy

This exhibition will be on display, along with Alejandra Laviada's Geometry of Space, from September 7–October 1, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception:...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
TBA:17 (self) | Curated by Stephanie Snyer and Samiya Bashir

“Nothing without the sound / won’t show me things / I need to hear you talking.” —Fred Moten (self). The word on the wind disperses, while the body becomes...

Reed College: Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery  
TBA:17 Bouchra Ouizguen | In Conversation with Angela Mattox

Internationally esteemed choreographer Bouchra Ouizguen (Marrakech) sheds light on the creative process and visual, sonic and movement elements of Corbeaux,...

PICA at West End  
Stefan Lesueur: Naturally

The Cawein Gallery is proud to announce their newest exhibition by Portland-based artist Stefan Lesueur. Lesueur will be showing two series of work,...

Kathrin Cawein Gallery at Pacific University  
Brewvana's "Do You Even Portland, Brah?" Tour

If you are looking for a great way to start off your Friday night in Portland, this is the tour for you. You'll be visiting three of the chillest breweries...

Brewvana Brewery Tours  
Downtown Portland Food Tour

Stroll through Portland's vibrant downtown with Forktown Food Tours. You will make six delicious stops to eat and drink, including a stop at one of the...

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Forktown Food Tours Division Street - Southeast Eats

Forktown Food Tours calls Division Street THE hottest neighborhood in Portland! Take a walk with Forktown through this booming neighborhood's creative food...

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TBA:17 Lydia Brawner & Keith Hennessy

TBA:17 Guest Scholars Lydia Brawner and Keith Hennessy present back-to-back lectures which engage their current research, practice, ideas and questions. In...

PICA at West End  
TBA:17 Will Rawls | I make me [sic]

West Coast premiere: I make me [sic] is a solo choreography adapted continually as an installation for galleries, museums and alternative spaces. Using the...

PICA at Hancock  
$5 After 5

Every Friday evening, the Portland Art Museum invites you to play with them—to have a different Museum experience—a little bit more relaxed, more interactive...

Portland Art Museum  
Movie In The Park: West Side Story

Bring a blanket or a low-back lawn chair and enjoy a night of music followed by a movie in Director Park. Pre-movie entertainment by Tracy Kim Band...

Director Park  
TBA:17 Dohee Lee Puri Arts

Dohee Lee’s one-woman solo performance, MU/巫, utilizes cutting-edge wireless sensors to control technology and seamlessly integrate sound, film and animation...

Winningstad Theatre  
TBA:17 Takahiro Yamamoto | Direct Path To Detour, Single Focus

World Premiere: Grounded in the idea that a sense of who we are is rooted in one’s embodied experiences, Direct Path to Detour seeks to evoke various mental...

PICA at West End  
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  
TBA:17 Hazel Hill McCarthy III | Bight of the Twin

Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy Bight of the Twin tells the story of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and the Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
An Octoroon

An Octoroon 7:30pm

"In a rollicking funhouse critique of racial representations in American culture, playwright (and MacArthur “genius” fellowship recipient) Branden...

Artists Repertory Theatre  
Cabaret

Cabaret 7:30pm

Directed by Ron Daum Musical Direction by Beth Noelle Choreography by Laura Hiszcyznskyj A musical based on John Van Druten's 1951 play I Am a Camera,...

Lakewood Center for the Arts  
Hand To God

Hand To God 7:30pm

This play was nominated for five Tony Awards in 2015. After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet...

Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza  
How the Other Half Loves

The opening play of Sandy Actors Theatre’s new season provides a perfect escape from the heat with an uproarious comedy, Alan Ayckbourn’s How the Other Half...

Sandy Actors Theatre  
Ingenio Play Fest

Ingenio Milagro is a play and playwright development program for Latina/o playwrights. It serves as an intrinsic step in the development of new full-length...

Milagro Theatre  
The Crackwalker by Judith Thompson

The play takes a hard look at the “permanently unemployable” that fall through the cracks of social services. The author asks “How can this happen on our...

Performance Works North West  
They, Themself and Schmerm (Frontier Series)

Part standup comedy special, part teen zine confessional, They, Themself and Schmerm is Becca Blackwell's disturbingly hilarious personal tale of identity,...

Artists Repertory Theatre  
Reveal All Fear Nothing: A Journey in Sex, Love, Porn and Feminism

Reveal All Fear Nothing: A Journey in Sex, Love, Porn and Feminism is a multi-media performance and experimental theater piece written and performed by...

Mister Theater, Studio #101  
The Church

It's a unique band that finds itself cherished as a bona fide legend in the ARIA Hall of Fame while remaining a virtual enigma to the world that knows its...

Revolution Hall  
TBA:17 Becca Blackwell | They, Themself and Schmerm

U.S. West Coast Premiere: Part classic standup comedy special, part teen zine vomit confessional, They, Themself and Schmerm is Becca’s disturbingly...

Artists Repertory Theatre  
TBA:17 Morgan Bassichis | Daily Meditations

Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy West Coast premiere: Bassichis will present an evening of “new and preexisting” daily meditations alongside...

PICA at Hancock  
TBA:17 The Negro Problem | Notes of a Native Song

Inspired by the art and life of James Baldwin, Stew explores Baldwin’s trailblazing legacy through songs co-written by longtime collaborator Heidi Rodewald,...

Lincoln Recital Hall  
Ages and Ages

If Ages and Ages’ debut album Alright You Restless declared independence from the cynicism and self-consciousness plaguing a generation; and the follow-up...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Benjamin Booker

Benjamin Booker is an American musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist. He cites The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson and T. Rex as influences. His music...

Wonder Ballroom  
Carbon Leaf

With 16 albums and over 2,300 live shows spanning a 24-year career, Carbon Leaf’s independent music and spirit continue to resonate with its fans into 2017....

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Dandiya & Garba Night

Dandiya dance lessons at 10 p.m. will be followed by a 30-minute, non-stop Bollywood Dandiya DJ set. Sticks will be provided.

The Secret Society  
TBA:17 Kelly Pratt | No No Soliciting

Returning for the second consecutive year, No No Soliciting will feature several of Portland’s most talented and respected musicians and songwriters...

PICA at Hancock  

Friday, September 8

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