Cultural Calendar

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Events for October 24th 2016

7:00 pm
October 24th
Morehshin Allahyari
Hollywood Theatre

Presented by FutureForum, an informal artist talk series presented by Pulsar, a collaborative program of The Hollywood Theatre and Portland Community Media which focuses on audience-artist interaction. Join them for mind-bending, circuit-melting discussions on the future of art and invention lead...more info

7:30 pm
October 24th
Colin Currie
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

"This spectacular Scottish percussionist returns for the second year of his residency with the Oregon Symphony in a fascinating program that includes music by one of America’s finest veteran composers, Christopher Rouse; one of its most promising younger composers, Los Angeles’s Andrew Norman (a...more info

Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
October 8th to January 1st
Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer
Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum presents a major display of Andy Warhol prints, the largest ever shown in the Pacific Northwest. Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation contains approximately 250 Warhol prints and ephemera, spanning two floors of the Museum...more info

All Day
July 23rd to November 13th
Josh Kline: Freedom
Portland Art Museum

Widely recognized as one of the most influential artists of his generation, Josh Kline (American, b. 1979) focuses on the ways technological innovations affect politics, labor and the human body. Josh Kline: Freedom examines politicians, protest movements and surveillance tactics in our digital...more info

All Day
October 24th to November 5th
Katherine Longstreth: Marginal Evidence
Reed College

An visual installation about the act of choreography. Katherine Longstreth weaves pedestrian movement with fully articulated physicality to create startling, poignant imagery and subtle narrative. Her work Marginal Evidence is a visual installation about the intimate act of choreography. Using set...more info

All Day
September 20th to February 26th
Restoring the Breath - Sacred Relationship
Portland Art Museum

"The Center for Contemporary Native Art, or CCNA, showcases the revival of Coast Salish weaving, enabled by the efforts of the late master weaver and teacher Subiyay (aka Gerald Bruce Miller). Subiyay passed down his traditional techniques to four accomplished Salish weavers still practicing today....more info

8:00 am
October 19th to November 4th
Día de los Muertos Installation
Portland Building Installation Space

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Unidos Latinos Americanos (ULA) will present a site specific Día de los Muertos installation in the exhibition space adjacent to the Portland Building lobby starting October 19, 2016. Día De Los Muertos is a national holiday in Mexico and is now celebrated...more info

9:00 am
October 7th to October 25th
A Photo Exhibit of Fuse: Portland Dance Portrait
Multnomah Arts Center

Sipping a cup of joe in a coffee shop, grabbing a bite at a food cart, picking berries at an organic farm, raising chicken in your backyard, digging treasure at a vintage store, sampling beers at a microbrewery, and exploring the vineyards at Willamette Valley... One photographer and 45...more info

10:00 am
July 30th to November 13th
APEX: Arvie Smith
Portland Art Museum

Portland artist Arvie Smith paints beautifully, with luscious glowing color and fluid brushwork. His large, ambitious canvases reveal a baroque sensibility. His adept use of flowing line and animated figurative compositions appear to draw inspiration from artists like Jean-Antoine Watteau and...more info

10:00 am
October 14th to December 18th
Bus 75: Hidden Portland Photographs by Geoffrey Hiller
Concordia University, George R. White Library

Welcome to Bus 75: Hidden Portland, a photo exhibition that explores the great unknown of Portland via the #75 TriMet bus. This long, winding eastside line is a vein of life stretching close to 20 miles with 131 stops. From upper St. Johns to downtown Milwaukie, the 75 passes a vast array of places...more info

10:00 am
August 13th to January 29th
Corita Kent: Spiritual Pop
Portland Art Museum

"What does it look like when an activist nun from Los Angeles paints pop art? This utterly unique collection of screenprints produced in the 1950s and '60s was surely colored by the late artist’s unusual experience, featuring titles like As a Cedar of Lebanon and Benedicto." - Oregon Arts Watch...more info

6:00 pm
October 3rd to December 5th
DIY Documentary
NW Documentary

Make a short documentary in 10 weeks! Week 1: brainstorm ideas; week10: prepare to premiere your work on the big screen. Each class covers the steps of making a documentary with an emphasis on storytelling. Students work in groups outside of class to shoot and edit their films. Editing computers...more info

7:00 pm
October 24th
The Idealist
Whitsell Auditorium

Presented by the Northwest Film Center. In 1968, during the Cold War, an American B-52 bomber carrying nuclear warheads crashed on the polar ice near the US military Air Base in Danish controlled Thule, Greenland. A few days later, the governments proclaim the situation is under control and there...more info