Cultural Calendar

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Events for May 23rd 2019

12:00 pm
May 4th to June 16th
The Breath of Life
Portland Center Stage at The Armory

"The original 2002 London production of Sir David Hare’s play about the wreckage of a long-running love triangle starred the famed Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. Here, two of Portland’s most formidable actors, Sharonlee McLean and Gretchen Corbett, step into those estimable shoes, facing off as the...more info



1:00 pm
October 16th to May 30th
Art Museum Public Tour: Photography
Portland Art Museum

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Public tours depart from the Park Avenue...more info



7:30 pm
May 2nd to May 25th
Love, Loss, and What I Wore
Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza

Triangle Productions is excited and proud to present the Northwest premiere of Love, Loss, and What I Wore, a play written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1995 book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman. Starring Michelle Maida, Lisamarie Harrison, Trish Egan, Deanna Wells, Olivia Weiss....more info



7:30 pm
May 18th to June 16th
Native Gardens
Portland Center Stage at The Armory

"Good fences make good neighbors, the saying goes. But first you have to agree on the property line. In Karen Zacarías’ culture-clash comedy of bad manners, once-friendly neighbors — one couple planning a backyard barbecue, the other pruning and primping for the annual gardening competition — feud...more info



7:30 pm
April 26th to June 9th
Singin' In the Rain
Lakewood Center for the Arts

Directed by Ron Daum. Lyrics by Arthur Freed. Music by Nacio Herb Brown. Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Silent film stars and Hollywood “it” couple Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are forced to adapt to “talkies.” Unfortunately for Lina, her screechy voice threatens her career – until Don and...more info



7:30 pm
May 4th to June 16th
The Breath of Life
Portland Center Stage at The Armory

"The original 2002 London production of Sir David Hare’s play about the wreckage of a long-running love triangle starred the famed Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. Here, two of Portland’s most formidable actors, Sharonlee McLean and Gretchen Corbett, step into those estimable shoes, facing off as the...more info



7:30 pm
April 28th to May 26th
The Revolutionists
Artists Repertory Theatre

"“Sometimes, a revolution needs a woman’s touch.” So says Marie Antoinette, in this cerebral/screwball historical comedy by Lauren Gunderson — who was the most widely produced playwright in the country last season, according to American Theatre Magazine. Loosely based on real events, the story...more info



7:30 pm
May 2nd to May 25th
Wolf At The Door: A Grim Latino Fairy Tale
Milagro Theatre

Written by Marisela Treviño Orta. Directed by Rebecca Martinez. In English. Isadora finds the strength to stand up to her abusive husband Septimo when he forces the very pregnant Yolot to stay against her will. While Septimo makes plans for the baby, Isadora and Yolot devise one of their own. And...more info



Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
February 23rd to August 11th
APEX: Steven Young Lee
Portland Art Museum

Taking inspiration from two significant works from the Museum’s Korean collection of 19th-century Joseon dynasty art, Steven Young Lee reconsiders these objects with a contemporary twist. For the APEX exhibition series, Lee visited the Museum this past summer to research objects in the Korean...more info



All Day
April 6th to August 18th
Associated American Artists: Prints for the People
Portland Art Museum

"In the years after the Great Depression, the Associated American Artists (AAA) offered affordable art by big names through its mail-order print service. AAA sought to bring art into the lives of ordinary Americans and also to elevate the American experience by publishing limited-edition runs of...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



All Day
February 23rd to August 31st
Mickalene Thomas: Do I Look Like a Lady? (Comedians and Singers)
Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to present the recently acquired video installation Do I Look Like a Lady? (Comedians and Singers) by internationally renowned artist Mickalene Thomas. Thomas’s work addresses themes of beauty and identity expressed through the myriad subjectivities of...more info



All Day
March 9th to August 1st
Sun, Shadows, Stone: The Photography of Terry Toedtemeier
Portland Art Museum

Lifelong Oregonian Terry Toedtemeier (1947 – 2008) was a dedicated photographer, photography teacher and the Portland Art Museum’s first curator of photography. His many notable professional activities—from cofounding Portland’s Blue Sky Gallery to rapidly growing the museum’s photography...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
May 2nd to June 2nd
Vladimir Antaki: The Guardians
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

For his series The Guardians, Vladimir Antaki traveled across Europe, the Middle East and America, photographing and interviewing shopkeepers or “Guardians.” These Guardians are keepers of what Antaki terms “urban temples,” or unique spaces which, in an age of cookie-cutter, corporate shops,...more info



12:00 pm
May 2nd to June 2nd
2019 Curatorial Prize: An Inward Gaze
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Blue Sky is pleased to present its second annual curatorial prize exhibition, An Inward Gaze. Curators Jon Feinstein and Roula Seikaly have brought together the work of Arielle Bobb-Willis and Brittney Cathey-Adams, two women who make sculptural, performative images that counter the male gaze and...more info