Cultural Calendar

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Events for January 22nd 2019

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 22nd
Escher Quartet
Lincoln Performance Hall

Presented by Friends of Chamber Music. The Escher String Quartet has received acclaim for its expressive, nuanced performances that combine unusual textural clarity with a rich, blended sound. A former BBC New Generation Artist, in 2013 the quartet also became one of the very few chamber ensembles...more info



7:30 pm
January 12th to February 10th
Sense & Sensibility
Portland Center Stage at The Armory

It’s getting difficult to tell whose career is on more of a roll lately: Jane Austen, whose 200-year-old novels just seem to keep growing in popularity, or Kate Hamill, who The Wall Street Journal named "Playwright of the Year" in 2017, in large part for her playful Austen adaptations. Her witty...more info



7:30 pm
January 6th to February 3rd
Teenage Dick
Artists Repertory Theatre

"Shakespeare’s ferocious Richard III is a story of of naked ambition, of ruthlessness and cunning; a grand chess match of manipulation and back stabbing. Yep, sounds a lot like high school to me! Playwright Mike Lew apparently thought so too, leading to this comedic re-telling in which a...more info



Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
August 18th to February 10th
APEX: Avantika Bawa
Portland Art Museum

APEX presents a new body of work by Portland-based artist Avantika Bawa. Looking at a singular Portland architectural structure, she presents her ongoing series of drawings, prints and large panel paintings of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Bawa combines her long interest in architecture and...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



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
January 3rd to February 3rd
Ashley Miller: Sweet Things
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Ashley Miller: Sweet Things Irina Rozovsky and Manjari Sharma: Talking Pictures The joint exhibition will be on view from January 3–February 3, 2019. First Thursday opening reception: January 3, 6-9 p.m. Artist talks: Ashley Miller: Thursday, January 3, 5 p.m. Irina Rozovsky and Manjari Sharma:...more info



12:00 pm
January 3rd to February 3rd
Irina Rozovsky and Manjari Sharma: Talking Pictures
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Ashley Miller: Sweet Things Irina Rozovsky and Manjari Sharma: Talking Pictures The joint exhibition will be on view from January 3–February 3, 2019. First Thursday opening reception: January 3, 6-9 p.m. Artist talks: Ashley Miller: Thursday, January 3, 5 p.m. Irina Rozovsky and Manjari Sharma:...more info



1:00 pm
January 22nd
Portland Art Museum Public Tour: Modern and Contemporary 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