Cultural Calendar

The RACC calendar is powered by Travel Portland and Localist and displays events that are sponsored in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council. To find even more local arts events, not just those receiving RACC funding, visit the new Travel Portland Calendar.

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Events for May 23rd 2017

7:30 pm
May 13th to June 10th
Constellations
Portland Center Stage at the Armory

"This romantic drama that speculates about space-time constraints also stars a pair of luminaries. You may recognize Silas Weir Mitchell for his leading role as wolf-man Monroe on the television show Grimm, but those of us who follow Portland theater will also remember Dana Green from her brilliant...more info



7:30 pm
May 23rd
Jake Shimabukuro
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Ukulele superstar Jake Shimabukuro, who shot to international fame with his virtuosic covers of “While my Guitar Gently Weeps” and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” joins the Oregon Symphony to perform his many fan favorites plus some of his own electrifying originals for ukulele and...more info



Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
February 11th to May 28th
American Photographs
Portland Art Museum

“The humor, the sadness, the EVERYTHING-ness and American-ness of these pictures!” Jack Kerouac’s introduction to Robert Frank’s 1957 book The Americans captures the spirit of Frank’s groundbreaking images and harnesses the unrelenting enthusiasm for photographs depicting diverse aspects of...more info



All Day
March 25th to August 12th
APEX: Sam Hamilton
Portland Art Museum

For the summer 2017 APEX exhibition, the Portland Art Museum presents a body of work by Sam Hamilton, in his first solo exhibition in the United States. Originally from Aotearoa (New Zealand), Hamilton has recently made Portland his home. Describing his practice as interdisciplinary, or...more info



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
January 28th to June 18th
Constructing Identity
Portland Art Museum

“Constructing Identity” is drawn from the extensive collection of the Petrucci Family Foundation’s collection of African American art, assembling work by 80 artists, from the 1930s to the present. The artists represented include Henry Ossawa Tanner, Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis,...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
March 25th to July 9th
Reunited: Francescuccio Ghissi’s St. John Altarpiece
Portland Art Museum

"This piece of sacred, 14th century Byzantine art is on display at the Portland Art Museum, thanks to an enormous effort by its collectors. The piece is comprised of nine individual panels that had long ago been broken up and sold separately. The sections have been almost completely reassembled,...more info



10:00 am
March 1st to May 31st
Lan Su in Bloom Botanical Art Exhibition
Lan Su Chinese Garden

Lan Su in Bloom, a botanical art exhibition inspired by the beauty of Lan Su, highlights the unique plant collection at Lan Su Chinese Garden. Rich in history and culture, the majority of Lan Su's plants are native to China and have been used in Chinese gardens for centuries. The Lan Su in Bloom...more info



12:00 pm
May 4th to May 28th
Aleksey Kondratyev: Ice Fishers
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Along with Seiya Bowen: Nadachi. Exhibits on display from May 4–28, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: May 4, 6-9 p.m. Artist talk with Seiya Bowen: Thursday, May 4, 5 p.m. Artist talk with Aleksey Kondratyev: Saturday, May 6, 3 p.m. Aleksey Kondratyev’s Ice Fishers is a visual study of...more info



12:00 pm
May 4th to May 28th
Seiya Bowen: Nadachi
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Along with Aleksey Kondratyev: Ice Fishers. Exhibits on display from May 4–28, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: May 4, 6-9 p.m. Artist talk with Seiya Bowen: Thursday, May 4, 5 p.m. Artist talk with Aleksey Kondratyev: Saturday, May 6, 3 p.m. “Each summer for over a decade, I returned to...more info