Events

Sunday, January 14

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  
Heroes and Villians Fan Fest: A Walker Stalker Con joint event

Heroes and Villians Fan Fest brings the stars of today’s comic inspired television shows and movies to you. From Agents of SHIELD to Guardians of the Galaxy,...

Oregon Convention Center  
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]  
Matt Mullen and Dino Matt

"In his thick acrylic paintings, which often reference famous artists, Matt Mullen makes images that seem to bubble up toward the figurative from their dense...

Adams and Ollman  
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  
Reel Music Festival

Welcome to the 35th annual edition of Reel Music. Whether your passion is jazz, blues, folk, rock, electronic, world, classical — or anything between — the...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
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  
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  
Foods By Nature Expo 2018

This event is a consumer show where you can find sources and ideas for healthy living and sustainability. Sample, taste and buy grass-fed, organic,...

Oregon Convention 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  
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  
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  
Roe vs Wade Memorial 2018

Oregon Right to Life is hosting their annual memorial to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion...

Pioneer Courthouse Square  
Anton Chekhov: Three Sisters

Written in 1900 and first produced in 1901, Three Sisters was Anton Chekhov's first specific commission for the Moscow Arts Theatre. Often described as a...

Shoebox Theater  
Bi-

Bi- 2pm

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  
My Life as a Zucchini

Barras’s funny and brightly colored stop-motion film tells the story of nine-year-old Icare, known to his friends as Courgette (Zucchini). When he loses his...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
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  
Stravinsky's Rite of Spring

Stravinsky’s 1913 ballet score, still as fresh, wild, and primal today as it was 100 years ago when it caused a riot at its Paris premiere, is now considered...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
The Reunion

Dolores visits a reunion of a high school she did not attend as a cacophony of characters try to determine her identity. Live music, physical comedy and...

Imago Theatre  
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  
J. S. Bach: Motets

Presented by The Ensemble. Three motets (Jesu, meine Freude; Komm, Jesu, komm; Fürchte dich nicht), two cantata arias and a cello sonata performed by an...

The Old Church Concert Hall  
SOLO Piano Series: Sunwook Kim

Winner of the 2006 Leeds International Piano Competition, Korean pianist Sunwook Kim makes his Portland debut with a program of Schubert and...

Lincoln Performance Hall  
Chavela

Chavela 4:30pm

Chavela is a vivid salute to the wild, unconventional life of beloved performer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of Mexican popular music and...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
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  
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  
Dan Wilensky

Portland-based musician, composer, author and educator Dan Wilensky is truly a local treasure. Dan plays soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and C-melody...

Jo Bar & Rotisserie  
Itzhak

Itzhak 7pm

Israeli conductor and musician Itzhak Perlman, widely considered to be the greatest living violinist, takes us on a journey through his music and life....

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Markiplier's You're Welcome Tour

One of YouTube’s biggest stars is hitting the road for the first time ever. Comedic vlogger Markiplier has assembled the ultimate cast of characters to...

Keller Auditorium  
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  
Astoria: Part One

Reprised for seven performances only! Adapted from the best-selling true story by Peter Stark, Astoria: Part One is a tale of a harrowing dual journey — one...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory  
Steve Gunn

People have written about roads for as long as they’ve been around. And before there were roads, they still wrote about travel and about landscape. Landscape...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Wolf Parade

The soaring choruses, rousing anthems, sprawling guitars and chaotic keys that make up Wolf Parade are on proud display over the course of Cry Cry Cry, the...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
Sløtface

Sløtface 9:30pm

It hasn't taken long for Norway's Sløtface to set the agenda. Every opportunity they get, the fire-starting four piece bring fearlessness and defiance to the...

Bunk Bar  

Sunday, January 14

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