Events

Friday, April 20

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

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  
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  
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  
Oregon Trail Rally

Rally racing is one of the world’s most challenging and popular motorsports. It is considered by many as the extreme sport of automobile racing and it’s...

Portland International Raceway  
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  
Hoyt Arboretum Earth Day Crew

While many places celebrate Arbor Day and Oregon celebrates Arbor Week, at Hoyt Arboretum they celebrate their global collection of trees throughout the...

Hoyt Arboretum  
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  
Gorge Artists Open Studio Tour

41 artists open their studios for the 12th annual free and self-guided 2018 Gorge Artists Open Studio Tour. Maps and more information are available at the...

Various Locations  
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  
Pioneering Eastside Coffee Roasters Tour

On the east side of the Willamette River, nestled among converted warehouses and quirky neighborhoods, you’ll find the pioneering micro-roasters that sparked...

Portland Roasting - The Cupping Room  
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  
Broadway Backstage Tour: Health and Wellness

Presented by NW Women's Fitness: Northeast Broadway is pulling back the curtain and inviting you on a backstage tour of Portland's health & wellness...

Northeast Broadway Business District  
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  
Explore Portland Street Art Tour

Join Portland Street Art Alliance (PSAA) for intimate and comprehensive Experience Tours of some of Portland's best murals. Starting outside Clay...

Clay Creative  
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  
Two Flowers CBD Beer Fest

Coalition Brewing is excited to bring you their first Two Flowers CBD Beer Festival, presented in partnership with Growlerwerks. They'll have several CBD...

Coalition Brewing  
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  
420 Party 2018 - Weed Aficionado

Join Weed Aficionado Magazine and friends for an epic party at The Jupiter Hotel. Food catered by KOI Fusion, music by Jordan Harris & The Kinky Brothers,...

Jupiter Hotel  
An Evening with Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator and the New York Times-bestselling author of 24 books. Mr. Alexander's basketball-themed novel-in-verse, The Crossover,...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Learn to Burn with Make & Mary™

Make & Mary is a one-of-a-kind cannabis experience that takes place in a safe and private design collective. In this workshop, they’ll teach techniques in...

Tillamook Station  
Portland ReelAbilities Disability Film Festival Opening Event

The Disability Art and Culture Project presents the Portland ReelAbilities Disability Film Festival, Portland’s second biennial Disability Film Festival ...

Portland City Hall, Atrium  
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  
Crowder's American Prodigal Tour 3.0

Three time GRAMMY® nominated artist Crowde brings his American Prodigal Tour 3.0 in concert with guests The Young Escape.

Viking Pavilion Arena, Portland State University  
GLOW Skate!

Join Oaks Park on the 3rd Friday of the month through May for Glow Skate. Each paid admission will recive a glow stick to wear. All ages welcome. (Regular...

Oaks Amusement Park  
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  
Cosmic Throat Singer Matthew Kocel: Songs From The Youniverse

"Words seem so deficient for explaining the depth of experience we all felt . . . I was being moved by sound, my whole body was light and vibrating." -...

The Old Church Concert Hall  
Delgani String Quartet: Murder and Madness

Music enlightens text in Delgani String Quartet’s upcoming special concert entitled Murder and Madness. Featuring orator Rickie Birran of the Man of Words...

Colonial Heights Presbyterian  
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  
Portland Thorns FC vs. Washington Spirit

Watch the Portland Thorns FC take on Washington Spirit! Cheer with the Rose City Riveters at Providence Park and become part of a Portland tradition.

Providence Park  
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  
Pondo Presents: Nate Botsford

Popular Portland-based artist Nate Botsford's hybrid style is a lifetime in the making and the backbone of his latest release Hourglass. From coffeehouses to...

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill  
Ryan Keberle & Catharsis

Presented by PDX Jazz in partnership with Soul'd Out Music Festival. With Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Scott Robinson, Jorge Roeder, Eric Doob. Led by Ryan...

McMenamins Mission Theater  
Tipper and Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté

Presented by Beloved & Soul'd Out. Beloved honors two diverse but equally prolific artists, groundbreaking electronic composer Tipper and world class...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Tipper: An Ambient Journey + Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki

Two profound and profoundly diverse artists will share the stage for an unforgettable and once-in-a-lifetime experience where the past and future ignite new...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
WINDHAND

For a band who traffic in measured, unhurried riffage, Richmond’s WINDHAND have moved awfully quickly over the last few years. Founded in 2009, the VA...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Club Kai Kai 4/20 with Laganja Estranja

Oh you wanted a twist? C’mon Portland, let’s get sickening! It’s 4:20 and Holocene has got the ganja… Laganja Estranja in the house down boots mawma! That’s...

Holocene  
Flight: TechnoTerminal 2

Flight has landed this month with another ingenious local lineup. Hand-picked for perfection, the featured flavor for this trip is techno. Dancing is...

Boiler Lounge at Bit House Saloon  
Frankie Cosmos

Frankie Cosmos has taken several different shapes since their first full band album, Zentropy, erupted in New York’s DIY music scene in 2014. For Vessel the...

Wonder Ballroom  
Noname + BJ The Chicago Kid

Noname (born Fatimah Warner) is an American artist from Chicago, Illinois, who blurs the lines of poetry and rap through the music she creates.Noname...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
Rebirth Brass Band

Whether seen on HBO’s Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution....

Revolution Hall  

Friday, April 20

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