Thursday, January 18

 Endings: Srijon Chowdhury and Bobbi Woods

"Former Art Gym director Blake Shell (now executive director of Disjecta) has organized “Endings” for the Art Gym. In Chowdhury’s oil dreamscapes, images...

The Art Gym at Marylhurst University  
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...


Endings 12am

The Art Gym presents Endings, an exhibition featuring new work by Srijon Chowdhury and Bobbi Woods. Chowdhury and Woods source a combination of recognizable...

The Art Gym at Marylhurst University  
Fertile Ground Festival

"Portland’s annual new works festival combines explorations in both music and dance. Some of the work is fully staged and ready for prime time. Other...

Multiple locations  
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  

"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  
Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years

"Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years" at the Oregon Historical Society brings the Civil Rights Movement of the state from the 1960s and '70s to...

Oregon Historical Society  
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  
Rose City Classic Dog Show

The Rose City Classic Series of Dog Shows is one of the largest and most popular dog events in the United States. It spans 5 days, starting with Individual...

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  
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  
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  
Brewvana's Beer Love in the Pearl Walking Tour

Walk this way to enjoy a stroll through one of the trendiest Portland neighborhoods. The Pearl District, formerly occupied by warehouses, factories and train...

Brewvana Brewery Tours  
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  
A Good Pink

In A Good Pink, a collective of six artists join forces to explore the ambiguity and power of pink’s many diverging identities, participating in an...

North View Gallery @ PCC Sylvania, Sylvania CT 214 Building  
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  
Vitaly Paley's DaNet: Dumplings + Vodka

Vitaly Paley's renowned Russian pop-up DaNet has a new menu — dumplings and vodka! Catch them at Paley's Place for pickles, sweet and savory dumplings, and...

Paley's Place  
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  
Bill Frisell: A Portrait

Franz’s affectionate salute to archetype guitar hero Bill Frisell provides an overdue immersion into the creative world of one of American music’s most...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Last Call Trivia

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

Rivershore Bar  
Reel Music: Northwest Music Video Showcase

A new installment of an annual showcase of great new music videos made by filmmakers from Portland and around the Northwest for bands from around the globe....

Skype Live Studio  
Trail Blazers vs Indiana Pacers

Come cheer on the Blazers as they take on the Indiana Pacers!

Moda Center  
 Jesmyn Ward

Jesmyn Ward 7:30pm

The 33rd season of Portland Arts & Lectures, presented by Literary Arts, features some of the most influential writers at work today. Our third event of the...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
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- 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  
Carpe Diem String Quartet

"This classical foursome is best known for championing and commissioning new music by today’s composers to pair in concert with classics from the past. This...

Winningstad 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  
Portland Arts & Lectures

Portland Arts & Lectures brings the world’s most celebrated writers, artists and thinkers to the community. The series begins on October 12 with George...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Portland's Mini Musical Festival

Here is your chance to see a bunch of new musicals all in one night! Join Live On Stage for Portland's own festival of all new musicals and check out...

Brunish Theatre  
The High Captain

Exactly one year into an uncharted era in American presidential politics, this bold new satire poses a simple question: Is our current political climate any...

Clinton Street Theater  
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  
Weaving Women Together

In October 2015, Nikki Weaver sent a letter to 60 women - some she knew and some she didn’t - requesting a piece of fabric and an explanation of its...

Hampton Opera Center  
Free Trivia Night

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

Ringo's Bar & Grill  
Hot Rize

Hot Rize 8pm

It didn’t take long after Tim O’Brien, Pete Wernick, Nick Forster, and Charles Sawtelle first appeared onstage together in 1978 for the bluegrass music world...

Aladdin Theater  
Mark Hummel's Chicago Blues Harmonica Blowout

The 2018 Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout will be a Chicago Blues Celebration featuring many of the top shelf musicians still playing the celebrated art...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Randy Rogers Band

Authenticity isn't something that can be manufactured in a studio. It's not a craft that can be learned or artfully practiced. It comes from living life....

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
Tesla: Light, Sound, Color

Tesla: Light, Sound, Color is a mixed-media performance exploring the life and work of the elusive physicist and inventor, Nikola Tesla. The show brings...

Newmark Theatre  
The Mynabirds

American singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn is a shape-shifter who can’t sit still. Since 2010 she’s worked under the moniker The Mynabirds, releasing three...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  

Thursday, January 18