Cultural Calendar

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Events for March 23rd 2019

10:00 am
March 23rd
Crafting: Watercolor Wolf Portraits
Portland Audubon Society Interpretive Center

All skill levels are welcome. Enjoy a day of painting with acrylics using watercolor techniques to create fantastic portraits of wolves that live here in Oregon. You will work from photos of Oregon state wolves like Sophie and her famous son Journey, as well as images of wolve at play, painting...more info



10:00 am
March 23rd
Multiple Acts Playwriting Class with Matthew B. Zrebski
Portland Center Stage at The Armory

Instructor: Matthew B. Zrebski Great plays need to strike hard, fast and powerfully, never letting an audience off the hook. Exploring multi-act formats, this intensive introduces exciting techniques that help to quickly engage an audience, successfully build to a satisfying climax and conclude so...more info



11:00 am
March 23rd
Artist Talk: Emily Endo
Bullseye Projects

In conjunction with her solo exhibition Immaterial, Emily Endo will present an artist lecture discussing her recent sculptural and aromatic work. The lecture will be followed by a corresponding workshop investigating the use and production of scent in the ancient world. Each workshop participant...more info



12:30 pm
March 23rd
Portland Art Museum Public Tour: Seeing Science in Art
Portland Art Museum

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Public tours depart from the Park Avenue...more info



1:00 pm
March 23rd
Workshop: Scent in the Ancient World
Bullseye Projects

In conjunction with her solo exhibition Immaterial, Emily Endo will present an artist lecture discussing her recent sculptural and aromatic work. The lecture will be followed by a corresponding workshop investigating the use and production of scent in the ancient world. Each workshop participant...more info



2:00 pm
March 23rd
Disaster Fantasy
Headwaters Theatre

DIsaster Fantasy is an airplane thriller in drag. Welcome aboard Fantasy Airlines, where flight attendants Cyndi and Charlie Snortwhore will guide you through the darkest parts of your subconscious. Put your tray table up, stow your bag under the seat in front of you and enjoy the view of the...more info



2:00 pm
February 23rd to March 31st
Tiny Beautiful Things
Portland Center Stage at The Armory

A celebration of the simple beauty of being human, this funny and deeply touching exploration of resilience is based on Cheryl Strayed’s (Wild) journey as the beloved anonymous advice columnist for Dear Sugar. Over the years, thousands of people turned to Sugar for words of wisdom, compassion and...more info



7:30 pm
March 23rd
Disaster Fantasy
Headwaters Theatre

DIsaster Fantasy is an airplane thriller in drag. Welcome aboard Fantasy Airlines, where flight attendants Cyndi and Charlie Snortwhore will guide you through the darkest parts of your subconscious. Put your tray table up, stow your bag under the seat in front of you and enjoy the view of the...more info



7:30 pm
March 15th to April 6th
Kiss
CoHo Theatre

“I kissed someone. A kiss…” In the midst of a Syrian city stricken by war, two young couples meet for a quiet evening at home. In an intimate theatre in America, four actors attempt to make sense of an intriguing international work of art. Guillermo Calderon’s riveting play-within-a-play blazes a...more info



7:30 pm
March 1st to April 7th
Taking Steps
Lakewood Center for the Arts

Directed by Brenda Hubbard. By Alan Ayckbourn. Elizabeth, a former dancer, will do anything to escape her overbearing husband, Roland, who is poised to buy an old Victorian house; a former brothel said to be haunted by its prior inhabitants. Also involved are Elizabeth’s brother Mark and his...more info



7:30 pm
February 23rd to March 31st
Tiny Beautiful Things
Portland Center Stage at The Armory

A celebration of the simple beauty of being human, this funny and deeply touching exploration of resilience is based on Cheryl Strayed’s (Wild) journey as the beloved anonymous advice columnist for Dear Sugar. Over the years, thousands of people turned to Sugar for words of wisdom, compassion and...more info



7:30 pm
March 22nd to March 24th
To Fly Again
Imago Theatre

Mad Max, Ionesco and Beckett are inspirations for Mouawad’s desert playground where "there is nothing to be done." A revival of last spring’s smash hit, four dancers and a roaming percussionist clash and collide with a clan of four clowns (à la Marx Brothers) in a beautiful, yet barren, landscape....more info



7:30 pm
March 16th to April 21st
Until the Flood
Portland Center Stage at The Armory

Pulitzer Prize finalist and celebrated performer Dael Orlandersmith (Forever) explores the social unrest in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Pulling from her extensive interviews with Ferguson residents, Orlandersmith crafts a stunning theatrical experience that...more info



7:30 pm
March 10th to April 7th
Wolf Play
Artists Repertory Theatre

In a world where people struggle to have children, one American couple decides to 'un-adopt' their young Korean son because they have a newborn at home. After an internet chat room search for the right family, the father "re-homes" the boy with a lesbian couple, where one half is desperate for a...more info



Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
February 23rd to August 11th
APEX: Steven Young Lee
Portland Art Museum

Taking inspiration from two significant works from the Museum’s Korean collection of 19th-century Joseon dynasty art, Steven Young Lee reconsiders these objects with a contemporary twist. For the APEX exhibition series, Lee visited the Museum this past summer to research objects in the Korean...more info



All Day
September 8th to June 9th
CCNA: Not Fragile
Portland Art Museum

Though often associated with delicacy, glass is forged through intense and violent forces—a meteorite impacting the earth, a nuclear bomb detonating or a 2,000 °F crucible. Not Fragile features artists from across the Pacific Northwest who use glass in innovative ways to impart messages of...more info



All Day
February 23rd to August 31st
Mickalene Thomas: Do I Look Like a Lady? (Comedians and Singers)
Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to present the recently acquired video installation Do I Look Like a Lady? (Comedians and Singers) by internationally renowned artist Mickalene Thomas. Thomas’s work addresses themes of beauty and identity expressed through the myriad subjectivities of...more info



All Day
March 9th to August 1st
Sun, Shadows, Stone: The Photography of Terry Toedtemeier
Portland Art Museum

Lifelong Oregonian Terry Toedtemeier (1947 – 2008) was a dedicated photographer, photography teacher and the Portland Art Museum’s first curator of photography. His many notable professional activities—from cofounding Portland’s Blue Sky Gallery to rapidly growing the museum’s photography...more info



All Day
February 9th to May 5th
The Map Is Not The Territory
Portland Art Museum

The Map Is Not The Territory is part of a triennial series featuring regional artists exploring place and boundaries. This inaugural exhibition focuses along the eastern edge of the Pacific Ocean stretching from Oregon through Washington and Vancouver, B.C., up to Alaska. The artists in this...more info



All Day
January 31st to March 31st
Three Masters of Abstraction: Hagiwara Hideo, Ida Shōichi, Takahashi Rikio
Portland Art Museum

This exhibition presents nearly 50 prints by three Japanese artists who rose to international prominence in the decades following World War II. All of them embraced abstraction, that most quintessential of Western modernisms, as a means for expressing fundamentally Japanese themes. Hagiwara Hideo...more info



10:00 am
October 20th to April 28th
Modern American Realism: Highlights from the Smithsonian's Sara Roby Foundation Collection
Portland Art Museum

"This is a blockbuster of a show featuring a who's-who of post-World War II American representational painting. Big names like Edward Hopper, Louise Nevelson, Nancy Grossman and Paul Cadmus are just some of the highlights of this excellent show, which includes preeminent Northwest artists like Mark...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



12:00 pm
March 7th to March 31st
Barbara Kruger: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

With Barbara Kruger: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. Exhibition Dates: March 7–31, 2019 First Thursday opening reception: March 7, 6-9 p.m. From Your Mouth to God's Ear: Writers and performers respond to Barbara Kruger's work from a spiritual perspective....more info



12:00 pm
March 7th to March 31st
Natalie Krick: Natural Deceptions
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

With Barbara Kruger: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. Exhibition Dates: March 7–31, 2019 First Thursday opening reception: March 7, 6-9 p.m. From Your Mouth to God's Ear: Writers and performers respond to Barbara Kruger's work from a spiritual perspective....more info



3:00 pm
October 28th to March 28th
Art Museum Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Portland Art Museum

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Public tours depart from the Park Avenue...more info