Cultural Calendar

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Events for September 19th 2019

10:00 am
June 22nd to January 5th
Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait
Portland Art Museum

Loosely translated, the Inuktitut word Akunnittinni means “between us.” This exhibition chronicles a visual dialogue between an Inuk grandmother, mother, and daughter – Pitseolak Ashoona, Napachie Pootoogook, and Annie Pootoogook. Their work provide a personal and cultural history of three...more info

1:30 pm
October 18th to September 17th
Art Museum: Blind & Low Vision Tour
Portland Art Museum

Explore the museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Tours for blind and low vision visitors feature vivid descriptions of works in the Museum’s collection, with detailed historical information and tactile examples. Tours begin at 1:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Guide...more info

6:00 pm
September 19th
Artist Talk: Vaughn Kimmons
Portland Art Museum

Vaughn Kimmons, affectionately known as Brown Alice, is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Chicago. Through music and dance performance she celebrates Blackness as the cosmic source of sacred inspiration and gives voice to the connective power of shared human nuance. She is a vocalist...more info

7:30 pm
September 19th to October 5th
Darcelle: That's No Lady
Lincoln Performance Hall

Triangle Productions presents the world premiere of this new work. Walter Cole worked at a local grocery chain, then purchased the first Portland coffee bar. Land use moved him out twice until he purchased an old beer/wine tavern in the skid row part of town. One day a woman walked in, went...more info

7:30 pm
August 9th to October 13th
In the Heights
Portland Center Stage at The Armory

Winner of four Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s (Hamilton) Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical takes us to New York’s vibrant Washington Heights, where the air is filled with the sounds of salsa, merengue, soul, hip-hop...more info

7:30 pm
September 6th to October 13th
The Rocky Horror Show
Lakewood Center for the Arts

Music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien. Directed by John Oules. Musical direction by Darcy White. Title Sponsors: ComForCare, Jeff and Joanne Kantor. Directorial Sponsor: The Springs Living in Lake Oswego. Are you ready to do the time warp? This humorous musical tribute to the science fiction...more info

Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
September 1st to September 30th
Borderland Stories – A Visual Report from the Texas-Mexico Border
Antoinette Hatfield Hall

Portland artist and Texas native Janie Lowe’s childhood memories of exploring the rugged landscape north of the Big Bend area are a stark contrast to the life, tension and loss there today. Her concern, frustration and curiosity sent her on a 2,000-mile journey along the entire southern Texas...more info

12:00 pm
September 5th to September 29th
Jennifer Thoreson: Testament
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

“I like to know and feel the moment where people fall apart, and saturate my work in it. I am seeking the moment of relief, and relishing in the moments just before it occurs.” Jennifer Thoreson’s series Testament is an exploration of resilience, dependency, the burdens we carry as human beings...more info

12:00 pm
September 5th to September 29th
Josh Smith: The First Years
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Josh Smith documents the changes—both monumental and subtle, internal and external, and positive and negative—that come with parenthood in his series The First Years. Acting as a “family historian,” he uses photography as a tool to examine a new way of being and to explore the many contradictions...more info

5:30 pm
October 18th to October 1st
Art Museum Meditation Tour
Portland Art Museum

Enjoy a slow looking tour experience and object-focused meditation. This public tour invites people to relax, rejuvenate, energize and be calm. Using focused breathing and simple poses, the museum encourages visitors to meditate in the galleries twice a month on the first and third...more info