Cultural Calendar

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Events for April 25th 2018

7:30 pm
April 14th to May 13th
Major Barbara
Portland Center Stage at the Armory

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 in turn, she visits his munitions factory. The clash between Barbara's philanthropic idealism and her father's hard-headed capitalism are at...more info



7:30 pm
April 1st to April 29th
The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse
Artists Repertory Theatre

A group of mismatched teachers and actors have been charged by the school district to devise an ethnically sensitive play to somehow celebrate both Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month. In order to be as respectful and accurate as possible, the three white actors defer to the only Native...more info



7:30 pm
April 25th
The Wind & The Wild: Featuring The Imani Winds And BodyVox
Revolution Hall

BodyVox and Chamber Music Northwest team up once again with the Grammy nominated wind quintet, Imani Winds, for fresh performances at Portland’s beautifully renovated, state-of-the-art performing arts center, Revolution Hall. On the heels of their popular 2013 collaboration, Imani Winds’ penchant...more info



7:30 pm
April 25th
White Bird presents: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Renowned for its brilliant artistry and passionate energy, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will make its long-awaited return to White Bird with two electrifying programs that will showcase the Company’s immensely powerful dancers. What makes the Ailey company so phenomenal is their incomparable...more info



Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
October 14th to May 20th
Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA
Portland Art Museum

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’s extensive animation scene. This extensive exhibition at the Portland Art Museum takes the visitor into the meticulous process that...more info



All Day
November 11th to June 24th
CCNA: Interwoven Radiance
Portland Art Museum

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 Northwest Coast. Organized by Tlingit artist and weaver Lily Hope, the show focuses on ceremonial robes. The exhibit showcases how today’s artists...more info



All Day
February 24th to May 20th
Common Ground
Portland Art Museum

"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 was born in Kenya, his father’s ancestors are from Pakistan, and he has documented the people and life in refugee camps all over Africa and...more info



All Day
February 24th to May 20th
Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-7902013
Portland Art Museum

Human rights and dignity form the core of Fazal Sheikh’s photographs. For more than 25 years, he has worked with individuals rendered invisible by war, ethnic and religious strife, climate crises8 and social banishment, inviting them to share their stories of unimaginable hardship and perseverance....more info



All Day
December 9th to May 6th
In the Beginning
Portland Art Museum

Long before co-founding Aperture magazine or establishing the groundbreaking photography program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, renowned modernist photographer Minor White (American, 1908-1976) moved to Portland, where he sowed the seeds of what would become a forceful artistic vision....more info



All Day
December 2nd to May 13th
Kingdom Animalia
Portland Art Museum

"Although there are larger shows ongoing at the Portland Art Museum (including an immersion experience into the LAIKA animation studio and paintings by three generations of the Wyeth family), animal lovers will gravitate toward “Kingdom Animalia.” The print show spans 500 years, from Dürer to...more info



All Day
February 28th to May 24th
NW Documentary D.I.Y. Documentary Workshops
NW Documentary

Spring Workshops are enrolling now. NW Documentary’s D.I.Y. workshop series prepares students to write, direct, shoot and edit their own short documentary. No prior filmmaking experience necessary. Spring Workshops are as follows: D.I.Y. Story Craft - $300 Develop and workshop an in-depth...more info



All Day
April 5th to April 29th
Apparition: Postcards from Eye See You
Blue Sky, The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

This exhibit is on display April 5-29, 2018. First Thursday Opening Reception – April 5, 6-9 p.m. Artist Talks: Saturday, April 7, 3 p.m. Blue Sky is delighted to share news of J. Fredric May's upcoming Critical Mass Solo Award exhibit. The artist's remarkable journey began in 2012 when May...more info



10:00 am
August 19th to August 19th
Picturing Oregon
Portland Art Museum

In conjunction with the Museum’s 125th anniversary, Picturing Oregon offers an extraordinary opportunity to reflect on the importance of place and to celebrate the incredible geographic diversity of Oregon, and the artists whose work it inspired. With its wide-ranging climate and expansive range...more info