Events

Friday, May 4

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  
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)  
Celebrating Porsche 911

55 years after its debut, the Porsche 911’s design silhouette hasn’t changed much. It may have more safety features, more bells and whistles and much more...

World of Speed  
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  
Antique & Vintage Button Show and Sale

The Oregon State Button Society invites you to see fabulous 18th, 19th, 20th century and modern buttons, many intricately made before the age of automation....

Keizer Quality Inn  
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  
Military Appreciation Month

Join the Woodburn Premium Outlets in celebrating Military Appreciation Month this May with special giveaways and discounts. From noon to 6 p.m. on May 5, 12...

Woodburn Premium Outlets  
Painting in the Ancient Forest

Retreat to Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center for a weekend of mixed-media art with Portland painter Annamieka Davidson in a spectacular natural setting....

End of Forest Service Road 2209  
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  
Spring Unveiling Arts Festival

40 artists will unveil new work during the 18th annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival in Cannon Beach, "One of the 100 Best Art Towns in America." Work will...

Cannon Beach Galleries  
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  
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association (PGSCA) presents the 34th annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, May 4th, 5th, and 6th 2018. Portland’s Cinco de Mayo...

Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park  
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  
2018 Curatorial Prize: Ultra Vivid Dreaming Photo Exhibition

Photography and video by Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. and Shikeith. Curated by Ashley Stull Meyers.

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Laurie Lambrecht: Jungle Road Photo Exhibition

Intermittently over a period of two years, Laurie Lambrecht photographed the lush habitat surrounding the Robert Rauschenberg Residency on Captiva Island,...

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  
Brewvana's Pacific Northwest is Best Tour

It’s hard to beat the Pacific Northwest when it comes to beer. This tour will introduce you to the ingredients, history and culture that makes the craft beer...

Southeast Growler Guys  
Brewvana's Down To Ferment Tour

Zymurgy is the study of fermentation, and Portland is all about some fermented beverages. This tour visits a kombucha brewery, cidery and brewery. Learn...

Southeast Growler Guys  
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  
The Multnomah Village Market

Every first Friday of the month, join up for live music, delicious food and shopping. Hosted by Fly Haberdashery.

The Multnomah Village French Quarter  
Filmed by Bike 2018

The annual cinematic celebration of all things two-wheeled rolls into its 16th year, this time with 80 films from 14 countries. Highlights include an...

Hollywood Theatre  
Illustrator’s Art Show: Year 3

Presented by Milwaukie City Hall Gallery and Milwaukie Arts Committee (artMOB). Featuring artworks from these working professional illustrators: Mike...

Milwaukie City Hall, Lobby Gallery  
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  
Spring Unveiling: Christopher Burkett

Northwest By Northwest Gallery will feature an exhibition of fine art photography by Christopher Burkett as part of Cannon Beach's 18th Annual Spring...

Northwest By Northwest Gallery  
Umberto D.

Umberto D. 5:30pm

Vittorio De Sica helmed a long string of humanist, neorealist masterpieces that were at once tender portraits of the average people of post-war Italy and...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Pok Pok comes to Bob's

Join national chef Andy Ricker of Pok Pok for a class you won’t soon forget. Andy will prepare regional dishes from Thailand and Southeast Asia. Join up to...

Bob's Red Mill Cooking School  
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  
Impulse!

Impulse! 7pm

After last season's sold-out shows, Oregon Children Theatre's Impulse is ready to take the stage again to create fast-paced comedic scenes and games—all...

YP Studio Theater  
Kedi

Kedi 7pm

Cats (“kedi”) have an exalted status in Turkish culture, and caring for them is both a social and religious obligation, if not a pleasure. Istanbul, one of...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
WCCLS Art of the Story: Geraldine Buckley | Inadvertent Adventures

True, hilarious stories about handling life's curved balls. Tales to make you laugh and think. Adult program. The Washington County Cooperative Library...

Garden Home Community Library Annex  
Wind in the Willows

While Rat introduces her new friend Mole to a bucolic life of boating and picnics along the great River, another friend, the extravagant Mr. Toad, craves...

Gresham Little Theater  
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  
Current/Classic

The Portland Ballet's Current/Classic showcases its advanced company dancers. This is your chance to see the next generation of stars. The program will...

Lincoln Performance Hall  
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  
MetroArts Inc. 24th Annual Young Artists Debut! Van Buren Concerto Concert

MetroArts Inc. Executive Artistic Director and Conductor, Niel DePonte, announced the 24th Young Artists Debut! Van Buren Concerto Competition winners who...

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral  
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  
Rigoletto

Rigoletto 7:30pm

One fateful day, the course of Rigoletto’s life changes forever. So there’s this philandering Duke in Mantua, a town in northern Italy. He likes to sleep...

Keller Auditorium  
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  
Stand Up, Sit Down, Roll Over

Presented by Boom Arts. “An absolute delight: moving, warm, generous and sparkling with the absurdly hilarious interjections of a woman who has both...

Echo Theater  
To Fly Again

To Fly Again 7:30pm

A zany group of clown musicians and a clan of clay-tossed dancers roam a barren land in this new Imago work. The clowns’ thoughts arise and pass like clouds,...

Imago Theatre  
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  
Levar Burton

LeVar Burton Reads LIVE! Lose yourself in a great story with LeVar Burton Reads. In each episode, host LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Star Trek, Roots)...

Revolution Hall  
May the Fourth Taco Be With You

Come out to the soon-to-be-famous Taco show featuring live music from Comrade Fran, Talk Mouth and Lo Fives. They don't even mind if you are a stuck up,...

The Waypost  
Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe 8pm

Inspired by the success of his two NY Times best-selling memoirs, Stories I Only Tell My Friends and Love Life, Rob has created an all-new, peek behind the...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Suor Leonora and the Music of Renaissance Ferrara

In Mulieribus explores the music heard in and around 16th century Ferrara, the heart of the Italian Renaissance. Highlights will include illustrious...

St. Mary's Cathedral  
Colter Wall

Colter Wall is a prairie-born songwriter from Saskatchewan, Canada. Wall's inaugural EP, Imaginary Appalachia, continues to keep him a non-stop, buzzed-about...

Wonder Ballroom  

Friday, May 4

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