Events

Saturday, January 27

 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  
 Flood

"For this solo exhibition at the great Disjecta space in North Portland’s Kenton neighborhood, New York artist Portia Munson is collecting materials from her...

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center  
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  
Astoria: Part Two

"Based on Peter Stark’s book on the founding of the city of Astoria, Oregon, this saga was developed by Center Stage’s departing artistic director Chris...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory  
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  
Chamber Music Northwest Winter Festival

"This long-time summer festival’s recent addition of a winter incarnation brings back some of America’s busiest chamber musicians (such as Ani Kavafian, Ida...

Various locations  
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  
Endings

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  
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  
International Cat Show

The International Cat Show will be held in Portland, Oregon at The Holiday Inn @ Portland Airport Conference Center. Bring two cans of food for the Oregon...

Holiday Inn Portland-Airport  
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  
Philip's Glass Menagerie

Adapted and directed by Philip Cuomo. Featuring: Sascha Blocker as Laura, Murri Lazaroff-Babin as Tom, Emily Newton as Jim, and Isaac Lamb...

CoHo Theatre  
Portland International Auto Show

The 2018 Portland International Auto Show will be held January 25-28 at the Oregon Convention Center in Northeast Portland. Featuring tens of car...

Oregon Convention Center  
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  
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  
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  
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  
Winter Farmers Market at Portland Mercado

Support local growers, artisans and Latino entrepreneurs at the Portland Farmers Market Mercado. Featuring live music, kid's activities and cooking...

Portland Mercado  
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  
Shop Away The Gray

Didn’t get everything on your wish list for the holidays? Made a resolution to shop local and spend less? Either way, Alberta St. has got you covered! Local...

NE Alberta Street  
The Conscience of Hollywood

In many compelling ways, America in the 21st century bears a remarkable resemblance to the America of the 1930s: a polarized political climate rife with...

Cinema 21  
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  
Buena Vista Social Club: Adios

Wim Wenders’s Buena Vista Social Club (1999) introduced a wide new audience to the marvels of son cubano musicians and made international stars of ageing...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Forktown Food Tours Downtown Culinary Tour

Stroll through Portland's vibrant downtown with Forktown! Forktown will make six delicious stops to eat and drink, which may include one of the largest food...

Downtown Portland, exact location sent to you after booking  
Pete the Cat: The Musical

"Based on the children’s picture book series, this musical features Pete, the invariably cool cat who moves in with a new family and gets its groove going —...

Newmark Theatre  
Rennie Harris Puremovement: LIFTED!

Rennie Harris founded Puremovement, the first touring hip-hop dance company, in 1992 and their visits to Portland have since become major events. This...

Lincoln Hall, Portland State University  
The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon 2pm, 7:30pm

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of the century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.”...

Keller Auditorium  
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  
Artist Q&A: Michelle Grabner

Michelle Grabner, on the final day of the exhibition Gingham | Ensō, visits Portland for a Q&A about her practice and the gingham-pattern oil paintings and...

Upfor Gallery  
PHAME's Winter Concert

Join PHAME and friends for their Winter Concert, which focuses on the joy of community, with music ranging from communal songs of South Africa to American...

First Presbyterian Church  
Mr. Handy’s Blues

Known as the father of the blues, W.C. Handy (1873–1958) began his career as a minstrel, and ended it as a revered Memphis bandleader, composer 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  
Pete the Cat: The Musical

"Based on the children’s picture book series, this musical features Pete, the invariably cool cat who moves in with a new family and gets its groove going —...

Newmark Theatre  
Tyler The Creator and Vince Staples

Tyler the Creator and Vince Staples team up for a Winter tour. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Portland Veterans Memorial Coliseum  
Conversations with Peter Stark

Astoria Part II is adapted for the stage from the book Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory  
30th Annual WINTERFOLK: Benefit for Sisters of the Road

A fantastic lineup of folk singer-songwriters join together to raise money for Sisters of the Road. Performers include: Tracy Grammer Jim Page/ Billy...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
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  
Isata Kanneh-Mason

Rising star Isata Kanneh-Mason visits Oregon to perform a free, hour-long program including Prokofiev and Beethoven with the premiere of a new piece called...

Community Music Center  
Master of the House

One of Dreyer’s early works, Master of the House was ahead of its time in its examination of marital relations and the power structure of the traditional...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
2.5 Minute Ride

Profile Theatre presents a production of the comedic drama 2.5 Minute Ride by Pulitzer and Tony-winning playwright Lisa Kron. Riding the rails of humor and...

Artists Repertory Theatre  
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  
Brahms’ First Symphony

“The piece that took on history and won,” according to The Guardian, Brahms’ First Symphony took almost 20 years to write. Well worth the wait, it...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Chamber Music Northwest Winter Festival: Mozart Concertos

Join Chamber Music Northwest (CMNW) for Mozart’s 262nd birthday to hear a variety of his concertos. CMNW festival favorites Anne-Marie McDermott, Ida...

Kaul Auditorium  
Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas

Late Nite Catechism: Sister Rolls the Dice is the latest class in the sinfully funny Catechism series. The Naples News calls it “sharp, witty and...

Winningstad Theatre  
Magellanica by E.M. Lewis

"If you think Oregon in the winter is dark and chilly, try the South Pole. This five-part drama (it runs six hours, with three intermissions and a dinner...

Artists Repertory 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  
The Book of Mormon

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of the century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.”...

Keller Auditorium  
William Shakespeare's The Rape of Lucrece

From the team that brought you last year's renowned production Jesus Christ Superstar, experience the Shakespeare you’ve never experienced. Opening January...

Imago Theatre  
80s Weekend Night #2: 80s Tribute Bands

A weekend of 80s revelry at the Crystal Ballroom & Hotel begins Friday continues with two floors of 80s-themed tribute bands. Stone in Love (Journey),...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
ArcoPDX

ArcoPDX 8pm

"Amplified Repertory Chamber Orchestra of Portland has galvanized Portland’s classical music scene by using well-designed sound amplification and...

Holocene  
Cash'd Out — Tribute To Johnny Cash

Over the past couple of decades, tribute bands have become big business in the world of concert promotion. And, not surprisingly, the more popular ones are...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Local Roots 5th Anniversary Concert

The Local Roots Live Series is celebrating five years of concerts featuring NW musicians. They are going to have a big party to celebrate this milestone and...

Alberta Street Pub  
Rennie Harris Puremovement: LIFTED!

Rennie Harris founded Puremovement, the first touring hip-hop dance company, in 1992 and their visits to Portland have since become major events. This...

Lincoln Hall, Portland State University  
Sex We Can! An Erotic Uprising

18 unique performances that range from monologues, spoken word poetry, song and dance, and opportunities for community involvement . (If you’ve been to a...

Clinton Street Theater  
Stranger Than Fiction

Truth can be something difficult to accept, something impossible to deny. Stranger Than Fiction is a collection of pieces exploring the overlap of circus...

Echo Theater  
The White Buffalo

"I've always taken great pleasure in being difficult to categorize," says the White Buffa-lo's big-voiced frontman, Jake Smith. Since releasing his first...

Wonder Ballroom  
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

Karl Denson is fresh off The Rolling Stones' No Filter tour of Europe where he performed across the continent in his ongoing role as tenor saxophonist with...

Revolution Hall  
The Octopus Project

Austin's favorite experimental pop band, The Octopus Project, returned with their 6th studio album, Memory Mirror, in March 2017. The album was recorded by...

Bunk Bar  
Becky With The Good Jokes

The over-the-top, happiness-filled comedy show/lovefest Becky With The Good Jokes, which debuted at this year’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, is back as a...

Funhouse Lounge  

Saturday, January 27

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