Events

Friday, April 13

And So We Walked

"Actress DeLanna Studi (who has performed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and is a standout in Portland Center Stage’s “Astoria”) was born and raised in...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
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  
Apparition: Postcards from Eye See You

This exhibit is on display April 5-29, 2018. First Thursday Opening Reception – April 5, 6-9 p.m. Artist Talks: Saturday, April 7, 3 p.m. Blue Sky is...

Blue Sky, The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
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  
Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-7902013

Human rights and dignity form the core of Fazal Sheikh’s photographs. For more than 25 years, he has worked with individuals rendered invisible by war,...

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  
Japanese Currents

This year’s 11th annual Japanese Currents series highlights recent noteworthy Nipponese films, ranging from anime to jidaigeki, documentary to comedy, all...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
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  
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  
Robot Revolution

In the near future, robots will become our companions and colleagues – changing the way we play, live and work together. Come see the coolest robots ever...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
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  
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  
Scholar’s Arts

This April at Lan Su, celebrate the classical Chinese arts of calligraphy, painting, poetry and music. Learn about traditional Chinese scholar's arts with...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
The Han Collection & Jill Torberson at Lan Su

See original work by local artist Jill Torberson and a display of work from The Han Collection featuring artists from Portland’s sister-city, Suzhou. Their...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
The Feeling Good Handbook

Through narrative paintings by Heidi Hahn and video works and installation by Shana Moulton, The Feeling Good Handbook is an exhibition that grapples with...

Upfor Gallery  
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  
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  
Water, Weather, Wind and Rain: Oregon Society of Artists April Member Show

This April Member Show is a non-juried show opening April 9, 1-4 p.m. Artist work reflects interpretations of the theme. Join up for the reception Friday...

Oregon Society of Artists  
Brewvana Tour de Funk

Brewvana Tour de Funk shows off some of the newest and most interesting beers currently available on the market, while also showcasing the classics. The tour...

Brewvana Brewery Tours  
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  
2018 Wizard World Comic Con Portland

Wizard World Comic Con produces pop culture conventions across North America to celebrate the entertainment industry! Come meet & greet all your favorite...

Oregon Convention Center  
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  
Southwest Washington Watercolor Society Spring Exhibition

Beginning First Friday, April 6, 2018, Angst Gallery will host members and guests of the Southwest Washington Watercolor Society (SWWS) for their annual...

Angst Gallery  
Le Quattro Volte

Directed by Michelangelo FrammartinoItaly/Germany/Switzerland, 2010, 88 mins., ItalianFrammartino’s quasi-documentary, quasi-drama debut is one of the most...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Sip & Shop

Join up on the second Friday of each month for Ladies Night. Wine, cheese plates, small bites of food and shopping. Vendors will vary each month. April...

Hip Chicks do Wine  
Water, Weather, Wind and Rain: Oregon Society of Artists April Member Show

This April Member Show is a non-juried show opening April 9, 1-4 p.m. Artist work reflects interpretations of the theme. Join up for the reception Friday...

Oregon Society of Artists  
Metal Stamping Jewelry Class

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the basics of stamping on metal to create personalized jewelry and accessories. Your instructor will discuss the...

Shout House  
Bach B Minor Mass

Trinity Music and Portland Baroque Orchestra present J. S. Bach's monumental Mass in B Minor, with internationally renowned conductor David Hill, the Trinity...

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral  
BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour

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

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub  
Bright Moments w/ the Camas High School Choir

Please join Bright Moments and the Camas High School Choir for an unforgettable concert that explores the exponential advancement of human technology and the...

PICA (Portland Institute for Contemporary Art)  
CONTACT Dance Film Festival III

The Northwest Film Center and BodyVox are pleased to partner in presenting their third Contact Dance Film Festival, a showcase featuring award-winning...

BodyVox  
La Belle, Lost in the World of the Automaton

From the creators of Frogz and ZooZoo, comes La Belle, Lost in the World of the Automaton. This Imago spectacle will dazzle your eyes, enchant your heart and...

Imago Theatre  
Nike Hoop Summit

For an 11th-straight year, Portland, Oregon, will serve as home to the Nike Hoop Summit — an annual basketball game that pits the best U.S. high school...

Moda Center  
No Strings - Lost Treasures Collection

Music and Lyrics by Richard Rodgers. Book by Samuel Taylor. An American author in Paris is suffering from writer’s block when he meets a beautiful fashion...

Lakewood Center for the Arts, Side Door Stage  
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour features the best mountain films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival this year, showcasing amazing filmmaking...

Revolution Hall  
A Fond Farewell

The music and influence of Elliott Smith continues to echo long after his death, and to honor and explore the music of this Portland icon, six leading young...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Dance @ 30fps

Dance @ 30fps 7:30pm

Directed by Various. Organized by frequent BodyVox collaborator and Ohio State University Department of Dance professor Mitchell Rose, Dance@30FPS (frames...

BodyVox Dance Center  
Man/Woman

Man/Woman 7:30pm

In this five-part program, we juxtapose all-female and all-male ballets to explore gender stereotypes, and add in one of Resident Choreographer Nicolo...

Newmark Theatre  
Quietly by Owen McCafferty

Presented by Corrib Theatre. Two middle-aged men with a shared past meet in a bar in present day Belfast. Sharing pints as a football match between Northern...

New Expressive Works  
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  
The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse

A group of mismatched teachers and actors have been charged by the school district to devise an ethnically sensitive play to somehow celebrate both...

Artists Repertory Theatre  
Third Angle New Music and and Hand2Mouth Theatre present: A Fond Farewell

"Cellist Marilyn de Oliveira joins musician family members and fellow Oregon Symphony players to perform music by Portland’s own nationally renowned composer...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
White Rabbit Red Rabbit

No rehearsals. No director. No set. Every night a new actor opens an envelope and encounters the script for the first time. Will you participate? Will you be...

Artists Repertory Theatre  
Andrea Gibson

Andrea Gibson is not gentle with their truths. It is this raw fearlessness that has led them to the forefront of the spoken word movement — the first winner...

Wonder Ballroom  
Dashboard Confessional: We Fight Tour

"Dashboard Confessional unveiled a new song called "We Fight." The empowering tune will appear on their forthcoming album, Crooked Shadows, which is their...

Roseland Theater  
Our House

Our House 8pm

Directed by Yui KiyoharaJapan, 2017, 80 mins., JapaneseYui Kiyohara’s feature debut was also her thesis film at the Tokyo University of the Arts, where she...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Sir Cupcake's Queer Circus Goes Home

Sir Cupcake, veteran circus performer/producer Jack Stocklynn, is wrestling with the dumpster fire that is our modern era. Goes Home takes us into an...

Echo Theater  
The Portland Pancakes & Booze Art Show

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show provides art lovers an opportunity to explore more than 400 pieces of artwork created by some 75+ artists local to Portland’s...

Hawthorne Theater  
Video Dance Attack 13th Anniversary

The Crystal Ballroom is having a two-floor anniversary party to celebrate 13 years of 80s Video Dance Attack! 80s Video Dance Attack in the ballroom features...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
Loma

Loma 9pm

Loma’s self-titled debut reveals a band obsessed with songs as sound. There are endless details to discover here, stoked by the album’s urgent and searching...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
The Hustle

The Hustle is a monthly disco dance party on the second Friday of every month. The Hustle celebrates all disco from new to old and the community that...

Spare Room  
The Lil Smokies

With their roots submerged in the thick buttery mud of traditional bluegrass, The Lil Smokies have sonically blossomed into a leading player in the...

Aladdin Theater  

Friday, April 13

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