Events

Saturday, October 12

2019 Sci-Fi Film Fest

OMSI's fifth annual Sci-fi Film Fest is back! Experience futuristic dystopias, sinister artificial intelligence and riveting alien adventures with over 25...

Empirical Theater at OMSI  
APEX: Laura Fritz

Laura Fritz combines an immersive installation and video-based work for her contribution to the APEX exhibition series. Working closely with the...

Portland Art Museum, Main Building, Floor 4, Gallery 403  
Around the World in 82 Dishes

Presented by the 82nd Avenue of Roses Business Association. Join up for an international food tour of 82nd Avenue. Sample delicious dishes from around the...

Various Restaurants  
Color Line: Black Excellence on the World Stage

At the International Exposition of 1900 in Paris, American sociologist, historian, and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois put together “The American Negro...

Portland Art Museum, Main Building, Floor LL, LL3  
Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour

Offered by Wildwood Adventures. Species seen nowhere else in the world, dramatic basalt lava flows nearly a mile deep and some of the world’s most beautiful...

Director Park  
Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mount Hood Tour

Offered by Wildwood Adventures. Follow the path of an ancient riverbed, carved by the last Ice Age, past the Bridge of the Gods, and explore the Windsurfing...

Director Park  
Day of the Dead group show

"Guardino Gallery has been hosting its annual Day of the Dead group show for thirteen years, and the list of participating artists keeps growing -- last year...

Guardino Gallery  
Dramatic Impressions: Japanese Actor Prints

Woodblock prints of actors on the kabuki stage began to flourish in the late 17th century in Japan’s great cities. A quintessential form of urban...

Portland Art Museum, Main Building, Floor 1, Gallery 107  
Eiko Otake: A Body in Places

A Body in Places is the omnibus title of Eiko’s first solo project, which started with her revisiting post-nuclear disaster Fukushima and her twelve hour...

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)  
Exquisite Creatures

Exquisite Creatures, an artistic experience that unravels humanity’s intimate relationship with the natural world, makes its Oregon debut at the Oregon...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal

Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal ... is the first major survey of the work of one of America’s most important conceptual artists. Throughout his...

Portland Art Museum  
Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…

Throughout his career, Hank Willis Thomas (American, born 1976) has addressed the visual systems that perpetuate inequality and bias in bold, skillfully...

Portland Art Museum  
Hood River Valley Harvest Fest

Celebrate Fall at Hood River Valley Harvest Fest, the Columbia River Gorge’s Biggest Harvest Celebration! More than 120 farmers, artisan food producers,...

Hood River Event Site  
Italian Excellence

Giovanni “Gianni” Rodari was a celebrated Italian writer, journalist, and children’s author. Considered by many to be Italy’s most important 20th-century...

Portland Art Museum  
Leonard Bernstein at 100

Leonard Bernstein at 100 celebrates the life and work of Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), the great Jewish American composer and conductor who dedicated his...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education  
Many Shades of Being Darcelle: 52 Years of Fashion, 1967-2019

Portland’s own Darcelle XV (the stage name of Walter Cole) has been headlining the Darcelle XV Showplace cabaret club since 1973. In a career spanning over...

Oregon Historical Society  
Masterworks: Georges De La Tour

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to present Georges de La Tour’s painting The Magdalen with the Smoking Flame (circa 1635–37), a treasure of the Los...

Portland Art Museum, Main Building, Floor 2, Gallery 204  
Oregon Coast Tour

With over 300 miles of public coastline, Oregon’s beaches are sure to amaze with their dramatic offshore rock formations and reborn beach towns. This tour...

Director Park  
Patricia Vazquez: BorderXer

"Paragon Gallery continues its track record of showing exciting new work by emerging Portland artists. Vazquez is a graduate of Portland State University’s...

Portland Community College - Cascade Campus, Cascade Paragon Gallery  
Portland City Half Day Tour

Offered by Wildwood Adventures. With the Willamette River down the center and the Columbia River above, Portland is often more wildly known by its nicknames...

Director Park  
Portland Open Studios: Artists At Work

Launched in 1998 by Portland painter Kitty Wallis, Portland Open Studios is a citywide event takes place in the personal studios of painters, photographers,...

Art studios throughout the metro region  
Portland Tango Festival

The Portland Tango Festival returns for its 23rd anniversary year! The Portland Tango Festival is the longest running US festival dedicated to the authentic...

Multiple venues  
Question Bridge: Black Males

Presented in conjunction with Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…, on view in the Main Building, Question Bridge: Black Males is a project of Cause...

Portland Art Museum, Modern and Contemporary Art, Floor 3, Gallery 307  
René Rickabaugh

"Portland artist René Rickabaugh is back at Russo Lee in a solo show of his exquisitely detailed watercolor and gouache paintings. Rickabaugh has been...

Russo Lee Gallery  
Squirrels, Tigers, and Towering Peaks

The Portland Art Museum offers a unique opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the Korean art of ink painting, through a select group of works...

Portland Art Museum, Main Building, Floor 1, Gallery 108  
The Allegories by Jen Brown

Wolff Gallery is pleased to present The Allegories, a solo exhibition by narrative painter Jen Brown. In her dramatic yet detailed oil paintings, the artist...

Wolff Gallery  
The Corn Maize at the Pumpkin Patch

Portland’s original cornfield maze has been providing locals with autumnal fun for over 20 seasons at The Pumpkin Patch on beautiful Sauvie Island in...

The Pumpkin Patch  
The Wolves

Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and...

Portland Playhouse  
Toughened to Wind and Sun: Women Photographing the Landscape

During the early 20th century, Pictorialist photographer Anne Brigman regularly hiked and camped in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, photographing...

Portland Art Museum  
West Side Story

From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book...

Winningstad Theatre  
Willamette Valley Wine Tasting Tour

Offered by Wildwood Adventures. World-famous Pinot Noirs, crisp Chardonnays and sweet Rieslings are just a taste of the dozens of wines that Oregon has to...

Director Park  
From Farm to Fashion at the Historical Imperial Stock Ranch

Join up for a one-of-a-kind excursion into Oregon’s interior where the vintage textile experience of Portland Textile Month will be paired with an authentic...

Imperial Stock Ranch - Shuttle Bus Tour  
Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University

The Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University will be open every Saturday, year round. April through October hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m....

Portland Farmer's Market at PSU  
From the Forest, From the Furrows, From the Field

Just in time for the autumnal equinox, Ford Gallery is excited to present From the Forest, From the Furrows, From the Field, a group show inspired by folk...

Ford Gallery  
Guatemalan Marimba Performance

Don’t miss your chance to see the Princesa Atatuba marimba group, here all the way from Guatemala. The group is using the beautiful art of music to create a...

St. Johns Farmers Market  
Brewvana's Coffee, Beer & Donuts Tour

Although Seattle comes in first when it comes to coffee culture, Portland has learned a lot from its neighbors and comes in close second. Brewvana has an...

Various locations  
Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait

Loosely translated, the Inuktitut word Akunnittinni means “between us.” This exhibition chronicles a visual dialogue between an Inuk grandmother, mother, and...

Portland Art Museum  
Golden Threads: 50 Years of Fiber Art

The public is invited as Columbia FiberArts Guild celebrates its 50th anniversary with a two-day event on October 11 and 12, 2019. The event will include a...

First United Methodist Church  
IdeAL PDX Art Exhibition Opening & Reception

IdeAL PDX is the largest Latino artists collective in the Portland area and will be celebrating the 21st year of Portland Open Studios this October. The...

Antoinette Hatfield Hall  
Luxury, All-Inclusive Willamette Valley Wine Tour

The driver covers all tasting fees with charcuterie plates ($150 value for full day, $90 value for half day). Experience the best of Willamette Valley wine...

Multiple locations  
Mums & More Botanical Art Exhibition

Come see the Mums & More Exhibition created in partnership with Oregon Botanical Artists (OBA), featuring 48 pieces of artwork from 17 artists — each...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
Noritaka Tatehana: Refashioning Beauty

Portland Japanese Garden presents the art of Noritaka Tatehana in his first-ever North American solo exhibition. Installed in the Pavilion and Tanabe...

Portland Japanese Garden  
Oregon Wedding Showcase

Enjoy a day of shopping and fun at the Oregon Wedding Showcase. See runway fashion shows, sample delicious cakes and catering and explore the Wedding...

Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C  
Portland Nursery Annual Apple Tasting Event

About the time the leaves begin to change color, it's time to celebrate the abundance of apples and pears. The Portland Nursery is always well supplied with...

Portland Nursery  
Portland Open Studios in the Pearl

Tour the Pearl/Northwest artist studios during Portland Open Studios--two weekends in October. There will be a huge artwork giveaway from eight participating...

Mark Dunst Gallery + Studio, Suite 121  
Portland Saturday Market

Portland Saturday Market, the largest arts-and-crafts fair in the United States, opens every Saturday and Sunday from March–December. The market combines the...

Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park  
Portland's World's Fair: Souvenirs of the Lewis and Clark Exposition

In 1905, Portland welcomed visitors to the city’s first—and only—world’s fair. The Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition highlighted the area’s industrial...

Pittock Mansion  
Spirit of Halloweentown

The Spirit of Halloweentown descends on the city of St. Helens each October. Join up for this long celebration of the season. See the giant scarecrows, fall...

Courthouse Plaza  
Tea & Poetry Month

Lan Su Chinese Garden presents Tea & Poetry at Lan Su, a month long series of events and activities celebrating poetry, tea and tea arts. In celebration of...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
Creative Workshops

Get creative! Radius Art offers opportunities for both the beginning and the experienced artist to learn the basics or build on their current skills. Learn...

Radius Community Art Studio  
These Beers Are Made For Walkin' Tours

This tour is a great way to experience Portland's beer scene on foot, and great for small groups or families traveling with kids. Check out the history and...

Deschutes Brewing  
Yoga + Beer @ MayFly

Join up for detox and retox at MayFly Taproom & Bottle Shop. This Yoga + Beer event will begin with a 75-minute all-levels flow yoga class taught by Beer...

MayFly Taproom  
Catalyst Fall Vendor Fair

It’s all treats and no tricks as the Catalyst Fall Vendor Fair ramps up for Halloween and the winter holidays, with the many creative products its vendors...

Catalyst: A Sex Positive Place  
Dillon Nadler

Dillon Nadler is a local jazz musician who will be playing at the Nines Living Room atrium.

Nines Hotel  
How I Became a Pirate

Avast, ye mateys! Set sail on a high-seas adventure with a motley crew of bumbling pirates as the fearsome Captain Braid Beard lands at a quiet family...

Northwest Children's Theater and School  
Jenene Nagy - box breathing

PDX Contemporary Art is pleased to present Box Breathing, a solo exhibition of new work by Jenene Nagy. Through repetition— tearing paper, painting squares...

PDX Contemporary Art  
 Beyond the Gate: A Tale of Portland's Historic Chinatowns

Using rare and seldom-seen objects like Chinese opera costumes as well as theatrical sets, bilingual text, audiovisual media and interactive visitor...

Portland Chinatown Museum  
Blue Sky Ahead: Founders

Blue Sky turns 44 years old in October! To celebrate this considerable legacy, Blue Sky is launching Blue Sky Ahead, a two-part exhibition series. In...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Not Ours Alone

Not ours Alone explores the tenuous relationship between humans and animals, bound together by the habitats we share. Participating Artists: Catherine...

Elisabeth Jones Art Center  
Portland Tattoo Expo

Join up for three fun-filled days with tattoos, live performances, contests and more. Get tattooed by amazing artists from around the world.

Portland Expo Center, Hall D  
Portland2019 Biennial

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center is pleased to announce the Portland2019 Biennial, a survey of works by visual and performing artists who are defining and...

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center  
Portland Ice Skating Club Free Exhibition

Figure skaters from the Portland Ice Skating Club will be performing at the Lloyd Center Ice Rink.

Lloyd Center Ice Rink  
Art Museum Public Tour: Northwest Artists

Explore the museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Portland Art Museum  
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...

Mt. Hood Brewing  
Downtown & Farmer's Market Food & Drink Tour

Explore the gorgeous Portland Farmer's Market with Forktown. Forktown offers a little picnic of items curated from the market while your guide shares the...

Meeting details will be sent when tickets are purchased  
Beauty and the Beast

Directed by Jean Cocteau France 1946 96 mins. A film of immense visual beauty and unparalleled imagination, Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast was the...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Meet A Scientist: October

Current science gets up close and personal at Meet A Scientist. This program, held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, features local scientists...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
Mississippi Avenue Food & Drink Tour

Join Portland's oldest food tour company, Forktown, to check out Mississippi Avenue. This historic Portland neighborhood is artsy, eclectic and has loads of...

Mee Sen Thai Eatery  
Westward Whiskey Experience

Tour the largest whiskey distillery in Oregon, look at the complete production process from grain to glass including beer wash direct from the frermentation...

Westward Whiskey Distillery  
BeerQuest Historic Brewery Tour

Join up for a beer fueled walking tour and see what it takes to make award-winning beer in the Northwest. During the tour, BeerQuest provides...

Rock Bottom Brewing  
Crux Portland Pop Up

For 10 days in October, Crux will have a pub in Portland, Oregon. And this won't be just your usual tap takeover - get ready for the whole Crux experience....

Function PDX  
Eclipsed

Eclipsed 2pm, 7:30pm

Nobody wants these women. In a Magdalene Laundry, where the nuns regard them as mindless vessels of evil and their infants are forcibly put up for adoption,...

New Expressive Works  
How I Became a Pirate

Avast, ye mateys! Set sail on a high-seas adventure with a motley crew of bumbling pirates as the fearsome Captain Braid Beard lands at a quiet family...

Northwest Children's Theater and School  
In the Heights

In the Heights 2pm, 7:30pm

Winner of four Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s (Hamilton) Tony and Grammy...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory  
Macbeth

Macbeth 2pm

Shakespeare’s infamous tale of political gluttony and supernatural vengeance finds refreshing new life in this piercing, stripped-down adaptation that...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory, In the Ellyn Bye Studio  
Mother, Come Home

Mother, Come Home 2pm, 7:30pm

Widower David and his young son Thomas each have their own methods for dealing with grief. For David, the abstractions of symbolic logic; for Thomas, his...

CoHo Theatre  
Once

Once 2pm, 7:30pm

Fall in love with the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant who connect over their shared passion for music on the streets of Dublin. Over the...

Broadway Rose New Stage  
Weekend Tea

Each Saturday and Sunday, Pix offers a formal (but fun!) tea service with seatings at 2 and 3 p.m. The $38 menu includes a pot of tea from Townshend’s Tea...

Pix Patisserie  
Woven Together: DakhaBrakha & Fanna-Fi-Allah

Join up for a magical weekend weaving sacred traditions with the folkways from two captivating workshops and performances by Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali and...

First Congregational Church  
Art Museum Public Tour: Highlights

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Portland Art Museum  
Circus Project Open House

Take a turn on trapeze and aerial fabric, try partner acrobatics and juggling. Current students can demonstrate skills for family and friends, and visitors...

The Circus Project, #388  
Brewvana's Beers & Barrels Tour

The combination of beer and whiskey is a match made in heaven. Beer and whiskey are surprisingly similar in ingredients and process. In fact, you have to...

Various locations  
Lost, Lost, Lost

Directed by Jonas Mekas United States 1976 178 mins. Covering the years 1949-1963, this trove of “lost” material features Mekas’s arrival in New York and...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Oregon Distillers Festival

Edgefield is hosting more than 120 handcrafted spirits from 20+ Oregon Distillers Guild members from around the state for this annual event. Guests can sip...

McMenamins Edgefield  
Portland’s Cognac Classic Crawl

For $30, the Cognac Geographical Indication will offer a taste of six designated cognac cocktails at some of Portland’s top bars, with 100% of the proceeds...

Deadshot  
Opening celebration of Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…

Join up for the national premiere of Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… With guest of honor, Hank Willis Thomas. 5 p.m. Benefit Dinner 8:30 p.m....

Portland Art Museum  
Trail Blazers vs. Suns

The Portland Trail Blazers play against the Phoenix Suns as part of the 2019-20 NBA Preseason.

Moda Center  
 Evil Dead the Musical

Last Chance Productions presents Evil Dead the Musical. You won't want to miss this hilarious live stage show that takes all the elements of the cult classic...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
The Mystery Box Social: A Sex-Positive Dinner Party

Let’s erase the stigma of sex being a forbidden topic of conversation. This elegant dinner party takes it one step further by allowing and encouraging sex...

Mystery Box Show HQ  
Barbara Strozzi - Virtuoso of Venice

In Mulieribus, Portland’s pre-eminent female vocal ensemble, is pleased to announce the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the birth of Venetian...

Providence Academy Chapel, #105  
Akemi Salon Fall Art Show & Fundraiser

This fall, mark your calendars for another fabulous Akemi Salon artist reception and fundraiser. They will have refreshments you may enjoy as you walk around...

Akemi Salon, Suite D  
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  
Cinema of Horrors Haunted House

Voted the #2 Must See Haunted House in all of Washington State in 2018, The Cinema of Horrors is Longview/Kelso’s best Halloween production featuring...

Three Rivers Mall  
Clark County Scaregrounds

The Clark County ScareGrounds is Southwest Washington’s premier Halloween event held annually every October. The unique event features haunted houses,...

Clark County Event Center  
Fearlandia Haunted House

Fearlandia is back for its fourth year haunting Oregonian’s dreams. The interactive haunted house is set to ramp up the Halloween season with monsters,...

Fearlandia Tent  
Taste of Cherry

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami Iran 1997 98 mins. In Persian with English subtitles Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival and...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
A Clockwork Orange

Taking a nod from the critically acclaimed 2017 off-Broadway production, this updated adaptation by Anthony Burgess of his own novel lures audiences into a...

Vault Theater & Event Space  
Bakkhai

Bakkhai 7:30pm

This stunning, new translation by the poet and classicist Anne Carson was first performed in 2015 at the Almeida Theatre in London. Anne Carson writes,...

Shaking the Three Theatre  
Eclipsed

Eclipsed 7:30pm

Nobody wants these women. In a Magdalene Laundry, where the nuns regard them as mindless vessels of evil and their infants are forcibly put up for adoption,...

New Expressive Works  
In the Heights

Winner of four Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s (Hamilton) Tony and Grammy...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory  
Molly's Revenge - Second Saturday Community Concert

Molly's Revenge is traditional Celtic music played with a hard, driving edge on bagpipes, fiddle, whistle, mandola, bodhran and guitar. They'll leave your...

Winona Grange #271  
Mother, Come Home

Widower David and his young son Thomas each have their own methods for dealing with grief. For David, the abstractions of symbolic logic; for Thomas, his...

CoHo Theatre  
OBT ROAR(S)

OBT ROAR(S) 7:30pm

Oregon Ballet Theatre has named the opening production ROAR(S), reflecting three distinct eras of its repertory, but also a manifesto in dance. Each of these...

Keller Auditorium  
OBT ROAR(S)

OBT ROAR(S) 7:30pm

The Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) has named the opening production ROAR(S), reflecting three distinct eras of its repertory, but also a manifesto in dance....

Keller Auditorium  
Once

Once 7:30pm

Fall in love with the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant who connect over their shared passion for music on the streets of Dublin. Over the...

Broadway Rose New Stage  
Oregon Symphony Presents Stravinsky's Firebird

A magical and mysterious showpiece, Stravinksy’s Firebird contains some of his best-loved music, from the primeval Infernal Dance to its spectacular,...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Sasha Waltz & Guests

Sasha Waltz is one of Europe’s legendary choreographers, and White Bird is immensely proud to introduce her company and masterwork Körper (Bodies) to...

Newmark Theatre  
Season 22: Complex by Dominic Finocchiaro

Complex, by Dominic Finocchiaro Directed by Connery MacRae World premiere of this dark comedy/thriller/early Halloween treat featured at JAW 2013 at...

Shoebox Theater  
The Rocky Horror Show

Music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien. Directed by John Oules. Musical direction by Darcy White. Title Sponsors: ComForCare, Jeff and Joanne...

Lakewood Center for the Arts  
Laughrodisiac Comedy Showcase

An evening of stand-up comedy, followed by dancing and play spaces. Hosted by Chris Smith and Ben Warren. Past comedians include Shane Mauss (appearances on...

Club Sanctuary  
Maribou State

Electronic music duo from the U.K. consisting of Chris Davids and Liam Ivory. With: Sea Moya.

Wonder Ballroom  
Sanguine Academy: Vampire Rock Musical

Sanguine Academy: An Original Rock Musical Comedy. Script and story by Heidi Davis. Music by Heidi Davis and Ken Bussell. Additional contributions from...

Peninsula Odd Fellows Lodge  
Steve Hackett and Spectral Mornings

Steve Hackett performs with his long-time touring band, Spectral Mornings.

Revolution Hall  
Opening celebration of Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…

Join up for the national premiere of Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… With guest of honor, Hank Willis Thomas. 5 p.m. Benefit Dinner 8:30 p.m....

Portland Art Museum  
Fifth Alarm Band

Firefighters by day, fire starters by night. Formed in 2012, these Portland Firefighters love to serve the public while at the firehouse, and use music to...

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill  
Good Morning

Hazy and sweet Australian lo-fi pop duo with new LP, Basketball Breakups.

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Hip Hop Fighting Cancer

Iamjordan Presents Hip Hop Fighting Cancer. This is a monthly Hip Hop Showcase. Part of the proceeds are donated to OHSU Knight Cancer Institute....

Hawthorne Hideaway  
Phantoms

Phantoms 9pm

Captivating dance music from L.A. alt-electronic duo. With: Georgia.

 

Saturday, October 12

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