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Events for November 25th 2015

7:30 pm
October 24th to November 29th
"Ain't Misbehavin'"
Portland Center Stage Gerding Theater at the Armory

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, this sassy, sultry musical celebrates the remarkable life and talents of a legendary jazz great, Fats Waller. The delightful humor and infectious energy of this exuberant jazz revue takes us from the Harlem Renaissance through World War II. Waller's work...more info

7:30 pm
November 25th to December 19th
A Taffeta Christmas
Broadway Rose New Stage

The tinsel-strewn sequel to The Taffetas! It’s Christmas in Muncie, Indiana, and The Dumont Television Network is featuring the bright-eyed and bubbly 1950s girl group The Taffetas on its weekly show “Hometown Hoedown.” Dishing out a collection of favorites from the original Off-Broadway hit The...more info

7:30 pm
November 6th to December 12th
Present Laughter
Lakewood Center for the Arts

A successful, yet self-obsessed, theatre matinee idol (a character Noël Coward based on himself) prepares for a performance tour in Africa. Before he can leave, he has to deal with a lovestruck ingénue, his long-suffering secretary, his estranged wife and a crazed young playwright while trying to...more info

Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
September 3rd to January 9th
Alien She
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Bringing the Riot Grrrl movement to the forefront, this show celebrates the independent spirit of artists inspired by the punk feminist aesthetic that emerged in the early 1990s. Including work from Stephanie Syjuco and Miranda July, this is the first exhibition to tease out the lasting impact of...more info

All Day
October 10th to January 10th
Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection
Portland Art Museum

In this rare peek into the Allen family collection, the Portland Art Museum premieres a new exhibition of 39 paintings from the last 500 years that explore the notion and beauty of landscape. Including artists like Claude Monet, Gustav Klimt, Gerhard Richter, Georgia O’Keeffe and J.M.W. Turner,...more info

8:00 am
November 12th to December 4th
Celebrate Public Art
Portland City Hall

To honor the legacy of Portland’s longstanding and nationally respected public art program, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) presents Celebrate Public Art, an exhibition at Portland City Hall November 12 through December 4. The impetus for the exhibit is the 35th anniversary of the...more info

8:00 am
November 17th to December 18th
Erik Geschke: Amalgam
North View Gallery - PCC, Sylvania

Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 - Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 Opening Reception: Thursday, November 19, 2-6 PM Artist Lecture: Thursday, November 19, 1-2 PM Gallery Talk: Saturday, November 21, 1-2 PM Referencing elements of architecture, industrial design and human physiology, Amalgam explores...more info

8:00 am
November 12th to December 4th
Public Art displayed throughout Portland City Hall November 12 – December 4
Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave Portland, OR 97204

To honor the legacy of Portland’s longstanding and nationally respected public art program, RACC is hosting a special exhibit at Portland City Hall. The exhibition opens on Thursday, November 12th and runs until Friday, December 4th. It’s free and open to the public during regular building hours....more info

9:00 am
November 6th to January 2nd
EastSouthEast: Merge
PCC Southeast Student Commons

Shawn Demarest’s painting series, EastSouthEast:Merge, is a compelling interpretation of local streets which are rarely given much love. The area explored along and adjacent to Southeast 82nd is on the cusp of dramatic change brought on by increased housing prices, upcoming transit projects and a...more info

11:00 am
November 5th to December 29th
Molly 16's Rock n Roll Fantasy
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Molly 16's Rock n Roll Fantasy, an interactive multimedia art show at PNCA, running alongside Alien She. In the 1990's, Portland's Molly 16 was a ward of the state and living in group homes while writing and singing songs for her all girl band. Molly wrote of her struggles in her zine, Rock n Roll...more info

12:00 pm
April 1st to March 31st
2015 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Blue Sky, the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, is pleased to announce the names of 64 artists selected for inclusion in its 2015 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers Program ("Drawers"). Debuting on First Thursday, April 2, and coinciding with Portland Photo Month, each artist...more info

12:00 pm
October 4th to December 5th
Kartz Ucci: An Opera for One
The Art Gym at Marylhurst University

A retrospective of the late Kartz Ucci’s video, text, sound and installation art, this exhibition follows the thread of her practice through various overlapping media. A former professor at the University of Oregon, Ucci inspired countless students to delve into less traditional modes of working to...more info

12:00 pm
November 4th to November 29th
Romain Blanquart: "The Tyranny of Hope"
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Based in Detroit, Michigan, over the last decade, photojournalist Romain Blanquart has had firsthand experience with the city’s predicament in a post-recession world. However, rather than show yet another bleak picture of despair and dilapidation, this series of aluminum prints shows a more hopeful...more info

12:00 pm
November 4th to November 29th
Thomas Gardiner — "Untitled USA and Western Canada"
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Throughout the month of November, Blue Sky presents two series by photographer Thomas Gardiner: Untitled USA and Western Canada, both of which depict everyday life within working class towns of North America. Untitled USA, Gardiner’s most recent project, is a continuation of Western Canada, which...more info