Events

Thursday, April 19

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  
Design Week Portland

Design Week Portland is a week-long, city-wide series of programs exploring the process, craft, and practice of design across all disciplines. Its mission is...

Multiple venues  
Film Screening and Media Literacy Workshop with Melanie Stevens

April 19, 2018 will be a screening of Melanie's video work, followed by a brief Q&A. April 20, 2018 will be a workshop designed and led by Melanie, titled...

Ori Art Gallery  
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 Film Series

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  
Jazz Appreciation Month

PDX Jazz and the J&J Foundation have partnered on a new initiative in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). The month-long series in April will...

Solae's Lounge  
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  
More Than Pink

Woodburn Premium Outlets has teamed up with Susan G. Komen to help in the fight against breast cancer as part of its More Than Pink campaign. Come out to the...

Woodburn Premium Outlets  
Portland Lindy Exchange

The Portland Lindy Society hosts a lively weekend of swing dancing, lessons and live swing bands. This year's line up of bands will include Sherri Colby and...

Multiple venues  
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)  
Soul'd Out Music Festival

In its ninth year, Portland's Soul'd Out Music Festival offers a wide range of musical artists from soul to reggae to R&B to jazz. This year's highlights...

Various locations  
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  
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

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  
Portland Pizza Week

Portland Mercury’s Pizza Week is back! The Portland Mercury, Jim Beam and Tetra Cannabis proudly present Portland Pizza Week. For one week only (Monday,...

Various locations  
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  
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  
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  
Our Ecosystem of Hospitality

From April 19-22, Urban Farmer and Departure (both located adjacent to The Nines Hotel, 525 SW Morrison St.) invite Portlanders to honor Earth Day by...

The Nines, Urban Farmer  
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  
NW Documentary D.I.Y. Documentary Workshops

Spring Workshops are enrolling now. NW Documentary’s D.I.Y. workshop series prepares students to write, direct, shoot and edit their own short documentary....

NW Documentary  
Spring Salads with Katherine Deumling

Tender spring greens? Savory vinaigrettes and sauces? Home-cooked beans and grains? Learn how to combine pantry staples and fresh produce into creative,...

Bob's Red Mill Cooking School  
Hike Your Own PCT Hike

This year, celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trail Systems Act and the Pacific Crest Trail with a PCT hike of your own—on your own terms. Eli...

Montbell Portland Store  
Live Podcast Event: She Explores + Columbia Sportswear

Join up in the Columbia Flagship store in Portland for a live podcast and open mic with Gale Straub of She-Explores. Gale will be conducting a live...

Columbia Sportswear  
 Puff, Pass & Paint - Portland

Puff, Pass & Paint is all about being part of an atmosphere that is relaxed, comfortable, open-minded, and allowing yourself to freely create your own...

TBD  
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  
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  
Last Call Trivia

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

Rivershore Bar  
Sloane Crosley In Conversation With Chuck Klosterman

Join Literary Arts for the Portland book launch party for Sloane Crosley's latest essay collection, Look Alive Out There, out April 3, 2018. Crosley will be...

Literary Arts  
Imani Winds: Under the Stars

Join the Imani Winds for a heavenly evening of celestial music including their arrangment of Holst’s The Planets. Planets, stars and the wonder of the cosmos...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), Planetarium  
Kelsea Ballerini

Dubbed "Country's Next Queen" by Billboard, Kelsea Ballerini continues to blaze her own trail to superstardom as she is the only female artist in country...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
Major Barbara

Major Barbara 7:30pm

By George Bernard Shaw. Barbara, recently engaged and a Major in the Salvation Army, agrees to let her estranged industrialist father visit her mission, and...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory, U.S. Bank Main Stage  
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  
Push/FOLD Dance Performance: Early (World Premiere)

Sponsored by the Regional Arts & Culture Council and All Classical Portland. Early crafts an intimate world of creation and destruction. Featuring the vision...

AWOL Warehouse  
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 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  
Tyler Childers

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky is a little town called, Paintsville, where the economy is dependent on the dying coal...

Wonder Ballroom  
Crystal Bowersox

Crystal Bowersox, a northwest Ohio native currently calling Nashville home, has built her life around music. Crystal’s love for music developed at an early...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Free Trivia Night

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

Ringo's Bar & Grill  
Jesse Colin Young

Jesse Colin Young, critically acclaimed solo artist and lead singer of the legendary classic rock band, The Youngbloods, took the nation by storm when The...

Aladdin Theater  
Latin Thursdays at Jones: 305 to 503

DJ Ariel brings the 305/MIA to the 503/PDX, a Miami-mix of styles, Reggaeton, Bachata, Latin Trap, Top 40 and more. You'll hear Maluma to Major Lazer,...

Jones Bar  
Whores

Whores 8pm

Founded in 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia, Whores has established themselves as one of the most successful and motivated bands in the genre today. Elements of...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
The Brothers Comatose

Whether traveling to gigs on horseback or by tour bus, Americana mavens The Brothers Comatose forge their own path with raucous West Coast renderings of...

Revolution Hall  

Thursday, April 19

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