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Events for October 23rd 2014

All Day
October 23rd to October 25th
Northwest Dance Project presents NEW NOW WOW! with 3 World Premieres
Portland State University

NEW NOW WOW! 3 WORLD PREMIERES OCT 23 - 25 / 2014 / 7:30 PM World Premiere - Jirí Pokorný World Premiere - Minh Tran World Premiere - Yin Yue Be prepared to be surprised, amazed, and energized. These works are NEW, represent contemporary dance NOW and will leave you WOWed! This all world...more info



12:00 pm
October 1st to November 2nd
Blue Sky Gallery October 2014 - Sage Sohier & Carol Yarrow
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Sage Sohier’s At Home with Themselves is a group of intimate portraits of committed same-sex couples made in the 1980s. Sohier produced images that stood in opposition to contemporaneous media portrayals of the “gay lifestyle,” images that expose some of the roots of today’s marriage equality...more info



12:00 pm
October 4th to November 16th
The Typographer's Dream — Portland Center Stage
Gerding Theater at the Armory

This play by Adam Bock follows the story of a stenographer, a geographer and a typographer. During a presentation, it becomes hilariously clear that their personal issues just so happen to correspond with their...more info



7:30 pm
October 16th to November 2nd
Dial M for Murder- Bag 'n Baggage
The Venetian Theatre

Deception, murder and backstabbing (both literal and figurative) complicate Frederick Knott's darkly brilliant tale of jealousy and greed, a story that inspired of one Alfred Hitchcock's greatest cinematic masterpieces! Motivated by his wife Margot's large fortune and a previous infidelity, Tony...more info



7:30 pm
September 20th to November 2nd
Dreamgirls — Portland Center Stage
Gerding Theater at the Armory

Winner of six Tony Awards, this groundbreaking musical, loosely based on the career of The Supremes, takes you to a revolutionary time in American music history where three friends form The Dreamettes and learn hard lessons about love, trust and the changing tastes of the American...more info



7:30 pm
October 1st to October 26th
Exiles — Artists Repertory Theatre
Artists Repertory Theatre

When a storm leaves their tiny vessel helplessly adrift at sea, tension escalates as six Cuban refugees find themselves in a desperate battle against the elements, each other and their past. Set during the 1980 Mariel Boatlift when Fidel Castro allowed Cuban-Americans to bring family members by...more info



7:30 pm
October 16th to November 8th
Live on Stage presents The Rocky Horror Show
World Trade Center

The musical that started a 40-year nonstop cultural phenomenon is back where it is meant to be seen, live on stage! The Rocky Horror Show is a sexy, saucy, tongue-in-cheek musical that is truly iconic with its irresistible hum-along score and cast of quirky characters. It tells the story of a...more info



7:30 pm
October 16th to November 9th
Miracle Theatre presents O Romeo! A Day of the Dead Celebration of Shakespeare
Milagro Theatre

Shakespeare is alive but not well at all. His time draws near and friends from "the other side' have begun to visit! But are these friends real or simply the creations of his imagination. Hamlet, Ophelia, Titania and more circle his deathbed while he fights to write his last play! Has he gone mad?...more info



7:30 pm
October 4th to November 16th
The Typographer's Dream — Portland Center Stage
Gerding Theater at the Armory

This play by Adam Bock follows the story of a stenographer, a geographer and a typographer. During a presentation, it becomes hilariously clear that their personal issues just so happen to correspond with their...more info



8:00 pm
October 23rd to October 25th
The Word Hand
Performance Works NW

Created and performed by Linda Austin, Pat Boas and Linda Hutchins Performances: October 23-25, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm Drawings on view: October 24-26, Friday-Sunday 2-5pm (free) Dancer Linda Austin and visual artists Pat Boas & Linda Hutchins navigate the walls and floor of PWNW to create...more info



Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
October 4th to October 28th
Jo Hamilton: Our House of Portland
Sum Gallery

With her new project, funded by a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Jo Hamilton begins to chronicle in yarn the people -residents, volunteers, staff- of Our House of Portland, a residential AIDS care facility in SE where she has been a volunteer for the last ten years. The first...more info



All Day
September 27th to February 8th
Portland Art Museum presents "Forbidden Fruit: Chris Antemann at Meissen"
Portland Art Museum

In 2012, Oregon-based sculptor Chris Antemann was invited to participate in the Art Studio program of the renowned Meissen Porcelain Manufactory to collaborate with the Meissen master artisans on unique pieces and a series of limited editions of her sculptures, resulting in a grand installation...more info



8:00 am
October 20th to October 31st
"Día de los Muertos" installation by artist Pepe Moscoso
Portland Building Installation Space (lobby)

Artist Pepe Moscoso, known for his photography, collage and assemblage work, brings his talent for combining mediums to the Portland Building in October with a site-specific Día de los Muertos(Day of the Dead) installation in the lobby exhibition space. As many already know, the Día de los...more info



10:00 am
October 18th to January 11th
Blue Sky: The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 40
Portland Art Museum

Over the past four decades, Portland’s Blue Sky Gallery has risen from an upstart artists’ collective to a mature, nationally recognized nonprofit photographic space. This major survey exhibition of more than 120 works by artists shown at Blue Sky will demonstrate the critical role that the gallery...more info



10:00 am
October 18th to January 11th
In Passionate Pursuit - The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection and Legacy
Portland Art Museum

In Passionate Pursuit explores the richly diverse collection of Arlene and the late Harold Schnitzer, their promised gift to the community, and the profound impact they have had as philanthropists on cultural patronage in Portland. For more than half a century the Schnitzers have collected art....more info



10:00 am
October 18th to January 11th
Portland Art Museum presents In Passionate Pursuit
Portland Art Museum

In Passionate Pursuit explores the richly diverse collection of Arlene and the late Harold Schnitzer, their promised gift to the community, and the profound impact they have had as philanthropists on cultural patronage in Portland. For more than half a century, the Schnitzers have collected art....more info



10:00 am
August 30th to December 14th
Portland Art Museum: This is War! Graphic Arts From the Great War, 1914-1918
Portland Art Museum

This year marks the centenary of the commencement of the Great War, the conflict that engulfed Europe and altered the course of twentieth-century life, politics, and history. The Great War also had a profound impact on all forms of artistic expression. At first anticipated and even welcomed by...more info



10:00 am
October 17th to November 15th
Semblant Geometries
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Reception with the artist: Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. Where do math and metaphor meet? In this body of work, which includes a fine press book and etchings, printmaker Heather Lee Birdsong pairs the crisp visual language of planar geometry with folk tales. The application of metaphor...more info



11:00 am
September 9th to December 14th
Clearing
Lewis & Clark College

Clearing is a multidisciplinary exhibition by Dana Lynn Louis involving drawing ,sculpture ,photography, and projections that takes place both in and outside of the Hoffman Gallery at Lewis and Clark College. The exhibition opens September 9th and runs through December 14th. There are opportunities...more info



7:00 pm
October 23rd
Northwest Film Center presents E-TEAM
Portland Art Museum

When atrocities are committed in countries held hostage by ruthless dictators, Human Rights Watch sends in the E-Team (Emergencies Team), a collection of fiercely intelligent individuals, to document war crimes and report them to the world. Within this volatile climate, Kauffman and Chevigny take...more info