Events

Thursday, January 11

APEX: Dawn Cerny

Dawn Cerny’s works are at once formal and reductive while existing in a realm of the playful and ridiculous. The Seattle artist’s newest sculptures and works...

Portland Art Museum  
Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA

Famous for such stop-action animated feature films as Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), The Boxtrolls (2014) and Coraline (2009), LAIKA is at the center of...

Portland Art Museum  
CCNA: Interwoven Radiance

The Portland Art Museum’s Center for Contemporary Native Art takes a deep dive into the weaving practice of the Chilkat and Ravenstail weavers of the...

Portland Art Museum  
Craftsmanship and Wit

This fall, the Museum will celebrate the legacy of Carol (1932–2015) and Seymour Haber (1929–2012), longtime friends of and donors to the Portland Art...

Portland Art Museum  
Emma Kohlmann

"Emma Kohlmann is showing a series of small paintings that she calls “Sun Spots” at the small and edgy Nationale gallery. “They are portholes into a world...

Nationale  
Illusion: Nothing Is As It Seems

Should you always believe what you see? Can you really trust your senses? Is anything as it seems? The Illusion exhibit offers insight into the human mind by...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
In the Beginning

Long before co-founding Aperture magazine or establishing the groundbreaking photography program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, renowned modernist...

Portland Art Museum  
Kingdom Animalia

"Although there are larger shows ongoing at the Portland Art Museum (including an immersion experience into the LAIKA animation studio and paintings by three...

Portland Art Museum  
Mark Andres

"Andres makes paintings that immediately invite the viewer into a short story or novel — maybe a detective story of some sort or a romance gone bad. “Night...

Augen Gallery [Pearl District]  
Michael Brophy and Marlene Bauer

"Michael Brophy has spent much of his career painting the great forests of the Northwest, before and after they’ve been clear-cut by loggers. For this show,...

Laura Russo Gallery  
Portland Old Time Music Gathering

For fans of square dancing, banjo playing, guitar picking and everything else acoustic and old timey, January in Portland is the best time of year, and the...

multiple venues  
Presence/Absence

"The venerable Elizabeth Leach Gallery has curated several group shows in recent years, each more sharply considered than the last. This one features black...

Elizabeth Leach Gallery  
Chevrolet Corvette Exhibit

In the long history of American cars, perhaps none has been more synonymous with “speed” than the Chevrolet Corvette. Designed by GM’s Harley Earl as a...

World of Speed  
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  
Rodrigo Valenzuela

This exhibition in the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art features two videos by Rodrigo Valenzuela (born 1982 in Chile, lives and works in Los...

Portland Art Museum  
The Wyeths: Three Generations

Drawing from the Bank of America Collection, The Wyeths: Three Generations provides a revealing survey of works by N.C. Wyeth, one of America’s finest...

Portland Art Museum  
What Was He Thinking? Jan Balet:  Watercolors and Lithographs

This is the debut U.S. exhibition of the works of German-born artist Jan Balet, whose delightfully humorous and personal perceptions of human relationships...

ArtReach Gallery at First Congregational Church  
Winter Clearance Event

Join Woodburn Premium Outlets for their Winter Clearance Event happening all January long! Enjoy extra savings on top of already reduced prices at your...

Woodburn Premium Outlets  
58th Annual Portland Boat Show

The 58th Annual Portland Boat Show returns to the Expo Center this January 10-14. Oregon’s biggest boat show will showcase a variety of new and pre-owned...

Portland Expo Center  
Gingham | Ensō

Gingham | Ensō places recent paintings by Wisconsin artist Michelle Grabner with wall-hanging sculptures by Portland artist Anne Crumpacker. Starting in the...

Upfor Gallery  
I Am This: Art by Oregon Jewish Artists

The Oregon Jewish Museum has taken over the sunny corner once occupied by the Museum of Contemporary Craft. The exhibit “I Am This: Art by Oregon Jewish...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education  
Migration Patterns: Mapping Our Journey

Migration Patterns: Mapping Our Journey is an installation featuring the work of a social practice project co-created by participants housed in the Human...

Multnomah County Central Library, The Collins Gallery Third Floor  
Robert Frank - Books and Films: 1947–2017

This exhibition will be on display from January 4 to February 25, 2018. There will be a First Thursday Opening Reception on January 4, 2018, from 6-9...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Distillery Tour

Experience the sights and sounds of a working craft distillery in the heart of Portland. Tours are offered daily, showcasing the process of making Westward...

House Spirits Distillery  
Illuminated Wilderness: Memory

Kindra Crick’s multimedia exhibition explores the intersection between the two cultures of science and art that share a common wonder at the creative...

Littman and White Galleries  
All About Squash With Lauren Chandler

Are you already bored with squash but know we still have a lot of winter left? Lauren will share techniques and recipes to get you out of your squash rut....

Bob's Red Mill Cooking School  
Alien Intrusion: Unmasking A Deception

Millions of people have seen U.FO.s and many even recall personal encounters with strange entities. The popular view is that these are advanced aliens...

Local Portland Area Theaters  
Andina Live Music

During the week, musicians play intimate solo sessions and on Friday and Saturday nights, a duo or full band play lively rhythms that evoke the spirit of...

Andina Restaurant  
For Dear Life

With all the flair of a seasoned theater producer, terminal cancer patient and director Carmen Pollard’s cousin James Pollard rallies his family and friends...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Last Call Trivia

Come play some fun and challenging free bar trivia, every Thursday.

Rivershore Bar  
A Family Affair

Third Angle New Music shines a musical spotlight on their fierce and fearless cellist Marilyn de Oliviera, in an evening of works for cello, with special...

Studio 2@Zoomtopia  
Bi-

Bi- 7:30pm

Inspired by the book Flatland by Edwin Abbott. Set in the year 2089 in Tierra Plana, a new nation of squares, walls and all sorts of boxes, Bi- will break...

Milagro Theatre  
Parnassus On Wheels

A World Premiere. Directed by Stephanie Mulligan. By C.S. Whitcomb. Based on the novel by Christopher Morley. Helen has spent all of her forty-something...

Lakewood Center for the Arts, Headlee Mainstage  
Uncle Vanya

Uncle Vanya 7:30pm

PETE will turn your thinking about Chekhov “upside down in the most unexpected, telling, clever, and hilarious ways. Maybe that’s not how you think you want...

Divers Studio  
Charley Crockett

Growing up with a single mother in San Benito, Texas, the hometown of Tejano star Freddy Fender was not easy for blues singer Charley Crockett. Hitchhiking...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Cheerful Comedy

Want to cheer up but you're not sure where to go? Come to the happiest bar in town for a night of laughs. They'll be bringing the funniest, silliest, most...

Cheerful Bullpen  
Free Trivia Night

Come out and play some free Last Call Trivia with your friends.

Ringo's Bar & Grill  
The Ghost Ease / Máscaras

The Ghost Ease is a Portland rock band that revels within the warm folds of a sort of soft savagery, pin-pricking holes into the fabric of the astral veil....

Bunk Bar  

Thursday, January 11

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