Events

Thursday, May 3

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  
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  
Fences

"Many artistic virtues helped Portland Playhouse quickly become a Portland theatrical powerhouse. Its deftness with the works of August Wilson — presented in...

Portland Playhouse  
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  
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  
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)  
Renée Hartig & Kelli MacConnell

Ford Gallery presents Renée Hartig & Kelli MacConnell. The landscape of the beloved Pacific Northwest is as striking and varied as the work of these two...

Ford Gallery  
Asian Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with Lan Su Chinese Garden this May with exciting cultural performances and activities each weekend. Lan Su hosts exciting...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
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  
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  
Brewvana's Beer Love in the Pearl Walking Tour

Walk this way to enjoy a stroll through one of the trendiest Portland neighborhoods. The Pearl District, formerly occupied by warehouses, factories and train...

Brewvana Brewery Tours  
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  
Major Barbara

Major Barbara 12pm, 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  
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  
Oregon Society of Artists Botanical Art Student Exhibit

This exhibit features 18 artists and over 60 pieces of art in various mediums: graphite, colored pencil, watercolor and pen & ink. Distinguished Artist and...

Oregon Society of Artists  
WCCLS Art of the Story: Geraldine Buckley | Devils on Horseback and Other Odd Journeys

Quirky, hilarious, true, stories full of wisdom and humor. Adult program. The Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) hosts the 14th Annual...

Elsie Stuhr Senior Center  
No More Starving Artists Workshop

Learn the five things you can do right now to create a successful arts career and make a living from your art. This two-hour workshop is perfect for any...

Georgie's Ceramic and Clay Co  
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  
SuicideGirls

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is the sexiest, smartest, geekiest, and most fun definitive pop-culture burlesque show. Featuring none other than...

Revolution Hall  
Brewvana's Ale Blazers

Let Brewvana pick you up and take you on an adventure across Portland to visit some of their favorite spots to get a Thursday cold one. The tour will begin...

Brewvana Brewery Tours  
Cerulean First Thursday

Join up for the monthly art gallery reception at Cerulean Portland.

Cerulean Portland  
Dweomer/Adaptive Machines/System Lords

Sounds et al hosts this monthly performance series. This month they’ve got three Portland-based artists — dweomer, Adaptive Machines, and System Lords. The...

Ace Hotel  
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  
Nica's Dream: First Thursdays Live Jazz Sessions

Bambuza Vietnam Kitchen + Bar hosts live Jazz sessions during First Thursdays in the Pearl District, featuring all-female jazz ensemble, Nica's Dream. ...

Bambuza Vietnam Kitchen Pearl District, Bar  
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  
Last Call Trivia

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

Rivershore Bar  
Science on Tap — Music and the Aging Brain: A Discussion and Concert

Our brains undergo numerous changes that affect memory, motor, and sensory functions as we age. Many of these changes are amplified in diseases like...

Aladdin Theater  
Thank You For Supporting The Arts

Directors W. Alexander Jones and Carolann Stoney turn their cameras on Liv Osthus, one of the best-known artists working in Portland’s adult entertainment...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
WCCLS Art of the Story: Geraldine Buckley | More Than Meets The Eye - Stories of Faith and Wonder

Thoughtful, funny tales of odd happenings. Adult program. The Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) hosts the 14th Annual Art of the Story...

Banks Public Library  
Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

Todd Van Voris steps into a role of one actor playing every character in a small, Jersey Shore town as he unravels the story of Leonard Pelkey, a tenaciously...

Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza  
Evita

Evita 7:30pm

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece Evita charts the young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood. Set in Argentina between...

Brunish Theatre  
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  
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  
Sister Act

Sister Act 7:30pm

Directed by Michael Snider. Music by Alan Menken. Book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane. Based on the hit...

Lakewood Center for the Arts, Headlee Mainstage  
Watsonville: Some Place Not Here

Set in Watsonville, California, a story of women’s triumph loosely based on a 1985–1987 Cannery strike, a Richter scale earthquake, and a vision of the...

Milagro Theatre  
Yuja Wang

Yuja Wang 7:30pm

This breathtaking pianist wows audiences around the globe with her intense power and exceptional stage presence. Her stylistic music-making, along with what...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Free Trivia Night

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

Ringo's Bar & Grill  
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  
Pedrito Martinez Group

Grammy-nominated percussionist and vocalist Pedrito Martinez brings his Cuban quartet to The Jack London Revue for an amazing night of Latin and Afro-Cuban...

Jack London Revue  
Regenerate Portland

Regenerate combines Spring fashion and entertainment by local designers and models with the uplifting sounds of progressive trance. This year the event...

Bossanova Ballroom  

Thursday, May 3

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