Events

Friday, March 23

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  
Bespoke Bodies

Advancements in medicine, robotics, and 3D-printing have transformed the intersection between the human body and technology. For the researchers and...

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)  
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  
Common Ground

"This traveling show organized by the Denver Art Museum draws from eight separate series of photographs by Fazal Sheikh, taken between 1989 and 2013. Sheikh...

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  
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  
Portland Dining Month

Since 2009, food-loving Portland has dedicated a whole month to celebrating our acclaimed dining scene: Portland Dining Month. With the city’s top...

Multiple venues  
Portland Mercury's Highball: Seven Days of $5 Cocktails

Brace yourself for over 40 specially crafted cocktails available March 19-25 . . . for only $5 each! At each of Highball’s Portland locations, you’ll find...

Multiple Locations  
Portland in Color

Since the summer of 2017, Celeste Noche Photography has been collecting the stories and experiences of creatives of color living in Portland, through the...

UNA 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  
Deepwood Plant Sale featuring Native & Companion Plants

At this annual plant sale held in the Greenhouse, shop for hard-to-find native and companion plants, and join up for tours of the nature trail and learn...

Deepwood Museum and Gardens  
Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

The Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest is an invitation from the Iverson family to yours to enjoy all things that make spring in the Northwest great. Stroll through 40...

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm  
Art at Lan Su: Loren Nelson & You Qi

Work by Loren Nelson and You Qi will be on display at Lan Su Chinese Garden in February and March of 2018. Loren Nelson shoots film and uses a traditional...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
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  
Forces of Nature: Historic Portland Floods, Fires, Ice & Snow

Portland is known for its mild climate and beautiful natural surroundings, but the city has felt nature’s fury during its 170-year history. From a downtown...

Pittock Mansion  
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  
Taxidermy + Mineral Sale

Come join up for the first ever Taxidermy + Mineral Sale. It's the one time per year that taxes (the returns at least) rule the roost and the sale offers...

Paxton Gate PDX  
Jake Manning | Guests of Space

Nationale and co-curator Paul Maziar present Guests of Space, Jake Manning’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. This body of work is made up of...

Nationale  
Michał Cała Photo Exhibition

From 1975-1992, Michał Cała photographed the Silesia region in his home country of Poland. In the 1970s and early 1980s the area was at its peak of...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Place Names

Place Names Manuel Arturo Abreu and Christopher Paul Jordan Place Names is an exhibition by regional artists Manuel Arturo Abreu (Portland, OR) and...

The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, BPJ 3rd Floor  
Zun Lee Photo Exhibition

“My own journey of identity formation and cultural belonging formed the motivation for this visual exploration of fatherhood. I used my lived experience of...

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  
Bar Muselet Wine Bar Pop Up

A Women of Oregon Wine pop-up series.

Function PDX  
Celebrate Women And Wine

Join up to celebrate all the women of Oregon wine. Meet the winemakers, owners and winery representatives. Featuring: Complimentary Wine TastingHappy Hour...

Function PDX  
Robbie Laws: An Uplifting Voice During Harsh Times

Robbie Laws is one of the most decorated and in-demand blues guitarists in the Pacific Northwest. As a Hall of Fame member, Robbie has been honored with 21...

Zarz On First  
BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour

Uncover Portland’s dark side on this spine-tingling walking tour and hear firsthand accounts of paranormal encounters – all while sampling six local...

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub  
Fjallraven Greenland Half Century Celebration

Celebrate the Greenland half-century. Product giveaways, beer, and music by The 131ers.

Fjallraven Portland  
Jim Jefferies

Comedian Jim Jefferies has announced Jim Jefferies Live, his latest major multi-city standup comedy tour that will take him across the United States and...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
The Best of Second City

On Friday, March 23, 2018, Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns to the Portland'5 Newmark Theatre with “The Best of The Second City.”...

Newmark Theatre  
Trail Blazers vs Boston Celtics

Come cheer on the Blazers as they take on the Boston Celtics!

Moda Center  
A Melon Baby's Falsetto Sounds Better in the Bathroom

Opening Reception Friday, March 23 from 7-9 p.m. Vitas, a Russian Popera star's falsetto empowers a production of weaponized watermelon babies. This...

Killjoy Collective, #102B  
Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis

"Stephen Adly Guirgis won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for drama with this sprawling tale of a retired New York cop and the wildly assorted friends and housemates...

Artists Repertory Theatre  
Death and the Maiden

Ariel Dorfman’s explosively provocative, award-winning drama is set in a country that has only recently returned to democracy and still struggles with a...

Vault Theater  
El Grande de Coca Cola

A Portland Area Premiere, directed by Alan Shearman. By Ron House, Diz White, Alan Shearman and John Neville-Andrews. Musical Arrangements by Alan Shearman...

Lakewood Center for the Arts, Headlee Mainstage  
Hamilton

Hamilton 7:30pm

With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations...

Keller Auditorium  
Katie Scherman + Artists: BodyVox Dance Performance

Join up for the third show of the 2017-2018 Dance Performance Season at BodyVox. Katie Scherman, 2009 Princes Grace Award Winner and former BodyVox dancer,...

BodyVox Dance Center  
Men On Boats

Men On Boats 7:30pm

Third Rail Repertory Theatre presents Men On Boats by Jacklyn Backhaus. Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Race down the rapids in this wildly,...

Third Rail Rep at the Imago Theatre  
Our Mother's Brief Affair

On the verge of death her umpteenth time, Anna (Michelle Maida) makes a shocking confession to her grown children: an affair from her past that just might...

Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza  
She Is Fierce

She Is Fierce 7:30pm

Lady Anne Neville doesn't have much time left, but she is determined to use it. Over the course of an evening, this bedraggled queen is opening her Gallery...

Shoebox Theater  
The Magic Play

By Andrew Hinderaker. Combining the spectacle of a magic show with the intimacy of theater, The Magic Play follows a young magician trying to perform a live...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory, U.S. Bank Main Stage  
The Mermaid Hour

Pilar and Bird are navigating the challenges of raising their 11-year-old daughter Violet as she comes to terms with her identity as a mixed race transgender...

Milagro Theatre  
John Gorka with special guest Amilia K Spicer

Rolling Stone magazine called Gorka "the preeminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk Movement." Amilia K Spicer is a California-based piano-playing...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Spider Drive: A Noir Rock Musical

Life as a journalist was hard enough for Megan Way before her detective ex-boyfriend came knocking. Chasing a story that could change her whole city, Megan...

Headwaters Theatre  
The Helio Sequence

A brisk 10 tracks shape the breathless and magnetic The Helio Sequence, a collection that depends upon an effortless kinetic energy. Crisscrossing vocals and...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
An Evening with Leftover Salmon & Keller Williams

Leftover Salmon: For the past quarter-century, Colorado's Leftover Salmon has established itself as one of the great purveyors of Americana music, digging...

Revolution Hall  
Bizarre Love Triangle:  '80s - New Wave - Synth Pop

Depeche Mode, New Order, Erasure, INXS, Madonna, OMD and all the songs you love.

The Liquor Store  
Casey Neill & The Norway Rats

That familiar, ecstatic collision of hope and despair, romance and chaos, past and future, is at the core of Subterrene — the first album in five years from...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Leftover Salmon

For the past quarter-century, Colorado's Leftover Salmon has established itself as one of the great purveyors of Americana music, digging deep into the well...

Revolution Hall  
This Will Destroy You

This Will Destroy You celebrates the tenth anniversary of their eponymous 2008 studio album with a pair of shows where they will perform the record in its...

Wonder Ballroom  
Vundabar

Vundabar 9pm

From 2014 to 2017, Vundabar's Brandon Hagen cared for a loved one that had fallen into a debilitating state of mental and physical decline. For four years...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Blackout

Blackout 10pm

The brain child of two DJ friends in Portland, Blackout is a '90s-inspired underground House Music night, where it's all about the music, sweaty dancing and...

Jade Room @ 45 East  

Friday, March 23

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