Cultural Calendar

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Events for August 19th 2017

2:00 pm
August 3rd to August 20th
Gypsy
Deb Fennell Auditorium

"Among the very greatest of American musicals, Gypsy is based on the 1957 memoirs of world-famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee. It begins at the end of the vaudeville era, as overbearing stage mother Rose carts young daughters June and Louise (the young Lee) throughout the country, performing...more info



7:30 pm
August 3rd to August 20th
Gypsy
Deb Fennell Auditorium

"Among the very greatest of American musicals, Gypsy is based on the 1957 memoirs of world-famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee. It begins at the end of the vaudeville era, as overbearing stage mother Rose carts young daughters June and Louise (the young Lee) throughout the country, performing...more info



7:30 pm
August 4th to August 26th
Lungs
CoHo Theatre

Presented by Third Rail Repertory Theatre. By Duncan Macmillan. Directed by Rebecca Lingafelter. How exactly does one decide to bring a child into this world – with the oceans, and the climate and the, you know, everything else? Surely the kid’s Eiffel Tower-sized carbon footprint is reason enough...more info



Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
March 11th to October 29th
Connecting Lines
Portland Art Museum

Presented by the Portland Art Museum's Center for Contemporary Native Art (CCNA). In 1838, the Cherokee People were forcibly and illegally removed from their homelands in the southeast United States and resettled in northeastern Oklahoma. Some remained in the original lands (either by returning or...more info



All Day
July 8th to September 17th
Jennifer Steinkamp
Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to announce an exhibition featuring the internationally renowned media artist Jennifer Steinkamp (American, born 1958). Steinkamp creates highly detailed, digital animations of motifs from the natural world. Projected at very large scale, her works activate the...more info



All Day
May 13th to September 3rd
Quest for Beauty
Portland Art Museum

Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon is a retrospective look at an Oregon original. Few architects have influenced so many facets of a region as John Yeon (1910-94). For those acquainted with the name at all, he is most widely remembered as an architect, in...more info



All Day
May 13th to September 3rd
Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes and Collections of John Yeon
Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to announce Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon, a retrospective look at an Oregon original. Few architects have influenced so many facets of a region as John Yeon (1910-1994). Yeon is most widely remembered as an...more info



All Day
July 29th to December 3rd
Representing: Vernacular Photographs of, by, and for African Americans
Portland Art Museum

"This newly-curated exhibition of personal and family photography goes as far back as the turn of the 20th century. The show prominently features images from a family album gifted by the estate of a prominent North Portland couple, Carl and Mercedes Deiz. Carl was a Tuskegee Airman during World War...more info



12:00 pm
August 3rd to September 3rd
Kris Sanford: Through the Lens of Desire
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

“Relationships, real or imagined, are at the center of this work. Growing up queer, I searched for a history that spoke to me—included me. In my family history, there were no couples that mirrored my own intimate relationships. That didn’t keep me from imagining such couples.” In her photography...more info



12:00 pm
August 3rd to September 3rd
The Eclipse Show
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Blue Sky is celebrating the total eclipse of the sun in Oregon with a special exhibition curated by Blue Sky co-founder and photographer Christopher Rauschenberg. “If you picture a photographer at work, you are likely to picture them moving side to side while looking through the camera—trying out...more info



3:00 pm
August 19th
The Straight Story
Whitsell Auditorium

“Walt Disney presents . . . a film by David Lynch.” Stranger words have perhaps never opened an American film, but the belief in a specifically American resiliency has always been a part of Lynch’s worldview. 79-year-old Alvin Straight (Richard Farnsworth) learns that his estranged brother Lyle...more info



6:00 pm
August 19th
Casque d’or
Whitsell Auditorium

In this tragic adult fairytale, set in the criminal underworld of Belle Époque Paris, Georges (Serge Reggiani), a humble woodworker, falls in love with Marie (Simone Signoret), the girlfriend of small-time crook Roland (Raymond Bussières). Marie is nicknamed Casque d’Or—helmet of gold—due to her...more info



8:30 pm
August 19th
Lost Highway
Whitsell Auditorium

While many of Lynch’s films work with the tropes and atmospheres of film noir, few are so directly in the noir lineage as Lost Highway, which Lynch has described as his “21st Century neo-noir.” In Los Angeles, working musician Fred Madison (Bill Pullman) suspects his wife Renée (Patricia Arquette)...more info