Cultural Calendar

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Events for November 27th 2021

1:00 pm
November 27th to November 28th
A Christmas Carol: The Ballet
Lincoln Performance Hall

Step into the charming Victorian era this Thanksgiving weekend with The Portland Ballet’s world premiere of John Clifford’s A Christmas Carol: The Ballet. All-new choreography and an original score put a fresh spin on the familiar story of Ebenezer Scrooge. Runtime: 50 minutes with no...more info



4:00 pm
November 27th to November 28th
A Christmas Carol: The Ballet
Lincoln Performance Hall

Step into the charming Victorian era this Thanksgiving weekend with The Portland Ballet’s world premiere of John Clifford’s A Christmas Carol: The Ballet. All-new choreography and an original score put a fresh spin on the familiar story of Ebenezer Scrooge. Runtime: 50 minutes with no...more info



7:30 pm
November 27th
Bella! Bella!
Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza

Wendy Westerwelle, one of Portland’s foremost actresses who has taken on the roles of Sophie Tucker, Dr. Ruth, Golda Meir is ready for one more – Bella Abzug. It’s September 1976. Bella Abzug hides out in the bathroom of Manhattan’s Summit Hotel as she awaits the results of her bid to become New...more info



Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
October 23rd to January 23rd
Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis, Paris, 1889–1900
Portland Art Museum

Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis, 1889–1900 explores the beautiful, enigmatic, and paradoxical work of Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Maurice Denis, and Félix Vallotton, four members of the Nabi Brotherhood. The Nabis were a group of young artists who sought to create an...more info



All Day
October 16th to January 16th
Queen Nefertari's Egypt
Portland Art Museum

Discover “The One for Whom the Sun Shines,” Queen Nefertari, the Great Royal Wife of Pharaoh Ramesses II. Drawn from the world-renowned Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy, the exhibition immerses visitors in the magnificent palaces and tombs of ancient Egypt, including Queen Nefertari’s Burial Chamber....more info



10:00 am
November 11th to July 3rd
APEX: Sharita Towne & A Black Art Ecology of Portland
Portland Art Museum

A “true grandchild of the Great Migration,” Sharita Towne creates installations that are multi-voiced, poetic, and informative. As a transdisciplinary artist, Towne has built a practice steeped in the work of collaboration, cultural organizing, and arts infrastructure building. Towne’s exhibition...more info



10:00 am
November 11th to June 5th
AUX/MUTE Gallery
Portland Art Museum

Presented by The Numberz FM The AUX/MUTE Gallery presented by The Numberz FM and the Portland Art Museum is an endeavor designed to reduce the barrier for BIPOC practicing artists to be represented within an institution of high art. The name is derived from the history of marginalized groups being...more info



10:00 am
September 28th to November 28th
Color Line: Black Excellence on the World Stage
Portland Art Museum

At the International Exposition of 1900 in Paris, American sociologist, historian, and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois put together “The American Negro Exhibit,” a remarkable collection of more than 300 photographs of African-American men and women, homes, churches, businesses and...more info



10:00 am
November 11th to May 8th
Mesh
Portland Art Museum

Mesh features the bold work of four emerging and early career artists whose multidisciplinary work touches on current social issues including the ongoing fight against racial injustice and conflicts over Indigenous land rights. At the same time, through photography, painting, sculpture and mixed...more info



12:00 pm
November 11th to January 9th
The Longest Leg
Fuller Rosen Gallery

(Portland, OR) Fuller Rosen Gallery and guest curator Laurel V. McLaughlin are pleased to present The Longest Leg, a solo exhibition of new and recent work by Emmanuela Soria Ruiz on view November 11, 2021 - January 09, 2022. Join us for an in-person opening reception on Saturday, November 13 from...more info