Cultural Calendar

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Events for February 20th 2019

All Day
February 20th to March 3rd
PDX Jazz Festival
Various venues

The PDX Jazz Festival arrives each and every February to recognize Black History Month, and to remind Portlanders and our many out-of-town guests what a rich and robust Jazz experience Portland offers. With upwards of 100 paid and ticketed events over two weeks=, there are ambitious programs that...more info



12:00 pm
February 20th
Photography Brown Bag Talk: Hillary Atiyeh
Portland Art Museum

Every third Wednesday of the month at noon, photography enthusiasts gather at the Portland Art Museum to hear talks by regional photographers, gallerists, historians, curators and...more info



7:30 pm
January 27th to March 9th
A Doll's House Part 2
Artists Repertory Theatre

"Henrik Ibsen’s groundbreaking 1879 social drama A Doll’s House leaves its heroine, Norwegian housewife Nora Helmer on the precipice of a highly uncertain sort of freedom, having fled the stultifying convention of a hollow marriage. Playwright Lucas Hnath’s Tony nominated sequel imagines Nora’s...more info



7:30 pm
January 19th to March 3rd
Buyer & Cellar
Portland Center Stage at The Armory

"The premise is absurd. As this show readily admits, it couldn’t "possibly have happened with a person as famous, talented and litigious as Barbra Streisand." It’s brilliant all the same: the notion that the singer has a private shopping mall in the basement of her Malibu dream house and hires a...more info



7:30 pm
January 19th to March 3rd
Buyer & Cellar
Portland Center Stage at The Armory

An outrageous comedy about the price of fame and the oddest of odd jobs. Alex, a struggling actor in Los Angeles, finds himself working in Barbra Streisand's private shopping mall (yes, Barbra has her own shopping mall). With his riotously sharp wit and shop boy persona ready, Alex awaits a visit...more info



7:30 pm
January 24th to February 24th
Nunsense
Broadway Rose New Stage

Join the Little Sisters of Hoboken (well, what’s left of them, that is) for a hysterically haphazard variety show to raise emergency funds for the convent. After a bad batch of Sister Julia – Child of God’s vichyssoise killed off 52 of the nuns, the survivors emptied the coffers to bury the...more info



8:00 pm
February 20th
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Star Theater

Presented by the 2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival and Soul’d Out Productions. Welcome two-time Edison Award-winning and Grammy-nominated Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah—trumpeter, composer, producer and designer of innovative instruments and interactive media—as the kick off of the 2019 Biamp PDX Jazz...more info



Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

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 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 27th to February 24th
Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross
Portland Art Museum

“I buried my negatives in the ground in order that there should be some record of our tragedy.” — Henryk Ross Together, Memory Unearthed at the Portland Art Museum and the Last Journey of the Jews of the Lodz Ghetto at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education (OJMCHE) will offer...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
February 7th to March 3rd
Chip Thomas: Messages from the Underworld
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

With Jinhyun Cha: Post-Border Line. Exhibition dates: February 7–March 3, 2019. First Thursday opening reception: February 7, 6-9 p.m. Panel Discussion and Screen Printing Event: Saturday, February 9, 3 p.m. Visitors are welcome to bring a t-shirt or other item to screen print after the panel...more info



12:00 pm
February 7th to March 3rd
Jinhyun Cha: Post-Border Line
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

With Chip Thomas: Messages from the Underworld. Exhibition dates: February 7–March 3, 2019. First Thursday opening reception: February 7, 6-9 p.m. Artist talk with Jinhyun Cha: Thursday, February 7, 5 p.m. Jinhyun Cha: Post-Border Line Post-Border Line by South Korean photographer Jinhyun Cha is...more info