Cultural Calendar

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Events for December 5th 2016

All Day
November 26th to December 24th
The Santaland Diaries
Portland Center Stage at the Armory

"A lot went on behind the scenes at Macy's Santa's Village...until David Sedaris, a struggling writer, took a holiday job as an elf and spilled his secrets. This elf-aware satire explains everything, from how the tights are laundered to where the cameras are hidden, all with a wry wink and a pinch...more info



All Day
December 24th to December 30th
The Second City's A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens
Portland Center Stage at the Armory

When it comes to holiday entertainment, familiarity often is both boon and bane. But what if you could have familiarity and surprise all at once? Stir in a hefty serving of satire and you’ve got “A Christmas Carol” as very loosely — and variably — adapted by the legendary Second City, with all the...more info



All Day
November 18th to December 18th
Wage/Working Jukebox Project
Portland Community Media

Stop by to check out Wage/Working, a jukebox-based oral history project celebrating labor and examining income inequality, as it begins its one-month residency at Portland Community Media. This opening features stories produced by workshop participants from the Media Institute for Social Change and...more info



7:30 pm
December 5th
Beginnings, Middles & Endings: Stories & Song
Curious Comedy Theater

Resonate Choral Arts, an all-ages women's chorus, presents stories developed in storytelling workshop interwoven with choral...more info



7:30 pm
December 5th
Camila Meza
The Old Church

Presented by PDX Jazz. Chilean-born guitarist and singer Camila Meza has to be considered one of the brightest young stars on the contemporary jazz scene. Since moving from Santiago to the U.S. in 2009, Camila Meza has created a big impact in the New York jazz scene. Meza belongs to a new...more info



7:30 pm
December 5th to December 6th
Takács Quartet with guest violist Erika Eckert
Lincoln Performance Hall

Presented by Friends of Chamber Music. The only string quartet to be inducted into Gramophone’s Hall of Fame, and the first-ever string quartet to win the Wigmore Hall Medal, the Takács Quartet is widely recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles. They will be joined this year by violist...more info



Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
October 8th to January 1st
Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer
Portland Art Museum

"From the private collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, this exhibition offers the most complete account of Warhol’s printmaking ever shown in one exhibit. From the celebrity prints of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley to his endangered species series, Warhol brought visual excitement through an...more info



All Day
September 20th to February 26th
Restoring the Breath - Sacred Relationship
Portland Art Museum

"The Center for Contemporary Native Art, or CCNA, showcases the revival of Coast Salish weaving, enabled by the efforts of the late master weaver and teacher Subiyay (aka Gerald Bruce Miller). Subiyay passed down his traditional techniques to four accomplished Salish weavers still practicing today....more info



8:00 am
November 14th to December 9th
Alex Luboff Installation: Pipelines
Portland Building Installation Space

Artist Alex Luboff will present an installation at the Portland Building that offers visitors a timely reminder of how extractive energy infrastructure is confronting communities in Oregon and across the continent. His series of meticulously hand-crafted wooden pipelines, unavoidable as they cleave...more info



10:00 am
October 14th to December 18th
Bus 75: Hidden Portland Photographs by Geoffrey Hiller
Concordia University, George R. White Library

Welcome to Bus 75: Hidden Portland, a photo exhibition that explores the great unknown of Portland via the #75 TriMet bus. This long, winding eastside line is a vein of life stretching close to 20 miles with 131 stops. From upper St. Johns to downtown Milwaukie, the 75 passes a vast array of places...more info



10:00 am
August 13th to January 29th
Corita Kent: Spiritual Pop
Portland Art Museum

"What does it look like when an activist nun from Los Angeles paints pop art? This utterly unique collection of screenprints produced in the 1950s and '60s was surely colored by the late artist’s unusual experience, featuring titles like As a Cedar of Lebanon and Benedicto." - Oregon Arts Watch...more info



6:00 pm
December 5th
DIY Documentary
NW Documentary

Make a short documentary in 10 weeks! Week 1: brainstorm ideas; week10: prepare to premiere your work on the big screen. Each class covers the steps of making a documentary with an emphasis on storytelling. Students work in groups outside of class to shoot and edit their films. Editing computers...more info



6:00 pm
December 5th
Sabina Hague Artist Talk: Annexation & Assimilation East of 82nd
Jade/APANO Multicultural Space

Find out about the historical origins of Portland’s “uneven development.” In the 1980s Portland expanded the city’s boundaries roughly to 182nd Avenue, annexing approximately 140,000 people. Long-time residents, neighborhood activists and an influx of Southeast Asian immigrants came together in...more info



7:30 pm
December 5th
Turangalîla
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

"One of the 20th century’s biggest orchestral statements, Olivier Messiaen’s 1948 extravagant Turangalila symphony features colorful percussion, the strange electric instrument ondes martenot, and a wild emotional ride.This production in the orchestra’s SoundSight series augments the music with...more info