Cultural Calendar

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Events for January 19th 2017

All Day
January 19th
Site Line Screening
Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

Live music and a public screening party for Site Line, a new web series that is dedicated to starting conversations about art that will engage, delight and provoke people to think about their personal relationship with art, and the role art and artists play in nurturing and adding value to our...more info



6:30 pm
January 19th
Happy Hour with Argyle Wine, "Astoria" Author Peter Stark
Portland Center Stage at the Armory

Join The Armory and special host, Argyle Winery, on Thursday, January 19th as Astoria author Peter Stark sits down for a brief conversation with Susan Moore, Director of Programs for Writers at Literary Arts. Complimentary snacks and drinks will be available. In support of Astoria, A World...more info



7:30 pm
January 6th to February 11th
Agatha Christie's Murder On the Nile
Lakewood Center for the Arts

Directed by Nancy McDonald By Agatha Christie Mum's the Word! Onboard a steamer cruising under the scorching Egyptian sun, honeymooners find themselves pursued by an old flame of the groom. Then tragedy strikes—a body is discovered. A web of intrigue and deceit develops following the trail of a...more info



7:30 pm
January 14th to February 11th
Astoria: Part One
Portland Center Stage at the Armory

Did you know that Astoria, Oregon was the first permanent United States settlement on the West Coast? The first installment of a two-part series adapted from a book by Peter Stark, this play follows President Thomas Jefferson and millionaire John Jacob Astor on their 1808 quest to secure a precious...more info



7:30 pm
January 12th to February 4th
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CoHo Theatre

By Tommy Smith. Created by Tommy Smith and Teddy Bergman Thanksgiving weekend 1971. A man calling himself D. B. Cooper boards a plane in Portland, hijacks it for $200,000 at the SeaTac Airport, then parachutes into a snowstorm over Mount Rainier, never to be seen again. db brings to life this...more info



7:30 pm
January 19th
DeVotchKa
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Presented by the Oregon Symphony. The Denver-based indie rock band DeVotchKa powers into new territory. Long renowned for their lush sound and eclectic mix of genres, they’re ready to show Portland what happens when they combine their intimate melodies with the full orchestral power of the Oregon...more info



7:30 pm
January 19th to January 21st
Urban Meadow
Lincoln Performance Hall

BodyVox, one of Portland's most theatrical and whimsical dance companies, reprises an original program from their repertoire of audience favorites. With wry humor and expert symmetry, the troupe frolics like fauna (even coasting through some of the choreography on razor scooters!). To keep the show...more info



8:00 pm
January 18th to January 22nd
Tahni Holt Dance: Sensation/Disorientation
Reed College Performing Arts Building: Diver Studio Theatre

Tahni Holt is a Portland-based choreographer who has been creating fiercely original dance for the past 18 years. Recipient of White Bird’s 2014 “Barney” Creative Prize*, Tahni has created Sensation/Disorientation, an intimate 60-minute dance performed in the round, for six multigenerational female...more info



Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

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



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



10:00 am
September 13th to March 12th
Photography and Contemporary Experience
Portland Art Museum

Whether reflecting the visible world or an artist’s interior thoughts, the contemporary photograph actively participates in almost all aspects of modern life. This exhibition demonstrates the photographic medium’s ability to encompass a dizzying range of reactions to social change, political...more info



12:00 pm
January 5th to January 29th
Eric West - Cityscape Burma
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Eric West - Cityscape Burma and Stan Raucher - Metro: Scenes from an Urban Stage Exhibit on display from January 5–29, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: January 5, 6-9 p.m. Artist Talk with Stan Raucher: Saturday, January 7, 3 p.m. With a special opening talk by 2016 Drawers artist...more info



12:00 pm
January 19th to March 16th
Out of the Drawers Exhibition: Signs
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Featuring photographs by: Skyra Beveridge Lauren Grabelle Sandee McGee Christopher Rauschenberg Shawn Records Exhibit runs: January 19–March 16, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: February 2, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. This past September, Blue Sky turned their Library wall into a Drawers exhibition...more info



12:00 pm
January 5th to January 29th
Stan Raucher - Metro: Scenes from an Urban Stage
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Stan Raucher Metro: Scenes from an Urban Stage and Eric West's Cityscape Burma Exhibit on display from January 5–29, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: January 5, 6-9 p.m. Artist Talk with Stan Raucher: Saturday, January 28, 3 p.m. With a special opening talk by 2016 Drawers artist Stefan...more info



7:00 pm
January 19th
A Poem is a Naked Person
Whitsell Auditorium

Les Blank’s portrait of Leon Russell went unreleased for 40 years before hitting the screen. Russell, who also coproduced the project, wasn’t happy with the result, so questions of rights and differences of opinion meant that only a handful of people ever saw the film. Blank shot the footage...more info