Cultural Calendar

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Events for June 24th 2018

2:00 pm
May 26th to July 1st
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
Portland Center Stage at the Armory

"The city’s largest theater company ends its season with “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill,” starring Deidrie Henry as the great jazz singer Billie Holiday. Part of it is biographical, but it’s also full of the music that Holiday made, including “God Bless the Child” and “Strange Fruit.” Henry...more info



6:30 pm
June 24th
Jimmie Herrod Sings Billie Holiday
Portland Center Stage at the Armory

Portland-based jazz singer and songwriter Jimmie Herrod performs with a sextet of members of the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble (PJCE). Herrod, who sings with Pink Martini and many others, will perform a song he has composed with inspiration from the words of Billie Holiday, as well as new...more info



Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
June 24th
CCNA: Interwoven Radiance
Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum’s Center for Contemporary Native Art takes a deep dive into the weaving practice of the Chilkat and Ravenstail weavers of the Northwest Coast. Organized by Tlingit artist and weaver Lily Hope, the show focuses on ceremonial robes. The exhibit showcases how today’s artists...more info



All Day
June 16th to September 23rd
Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955
Portland Art Museum

Featuring 100 paintings and drawings from the collection of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955 traces the Portland-born artist’s evolution from representational landscape, to Surrealist-inspired work, to his Abstract Expressionist paintings. Best known for...more info



All Day
May 5th to October 28th
Su-mei Tse: L’Echo
Portland Art Museum

Su-Mei Tse (born Luxembourg, 1973) trained as a classical cellist in a family of musicians. As a visual artist, her work unites sound, image, and body in a quest to communicate a universal language that exists beyond words. L’Echo (2003) finds the artist and her cello near the edge of a vast...more info



All Day
June 16th to September 16th
The Shape of Speed
Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to announce The Shape of Speed: Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930–1942, a special exhibition debuting at the Museum in Summer 2018. Featuring 18 rare streamlined automobiles and motorcycles, The Shape of Speed opens June 16 and will be on view through...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
June 7th to July 1st
Cinthya Santos-Briones: 2018 En Foco Fellowship Prize Exhibition
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

This June 2018, photographers Cinthya Santos-Briones and Daesha Devón Harris will each present solo exhibitions at Blue Sky, the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, as the first winners of the En Foco Photography Fellowship Exhibition Prize at Blue Sky. The Exhibition Prize is a collaboration...more info



12:00 pm
June 7th to July 1st
Daesha Devón Harris: 2018 En Foco Fellowship Prize Exhibition
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

This June 2018, photographers Cinthya Santos-Briones and Daesha Devón Harris will each present solo exhibitions at Blue Sky, the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, as the first winners of the En Foco Photography Fellowship Exhibition Prize at Blue Sky. The Exhibition Prize is a collaboration...more info



2:00 pm
June 24th
The Testament
NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium

Directed by Amichai GreenbergIsrael, 2017, 93 mins., HebrewYoel, a senior Holocaust researcher, is in the midst of a tense legal battle with an influential family of industrialists in Austria planning to build a real estate project where a brutal massacre of Jews took place in WWII. Yoel suspects...more info



4:30 pm
June 24th
Shelter
NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium

Directed by Eran RiklisIsrael, 2017, 93 mins., Arabic/English/German/HebrewNaomi, a Mossad agent, is sent on an routine mission to babysit a Lebanese informer in Hamburg, Germany, who is recovering from plastic surgery for a new identity. Naomi discovers that this woman out for revenge on a top...more info



7:00 pm
June 24th
The Last Suit
NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium

Directed by Pablo SolarzArgentina/Spain, 2017, 89 mins., SpanishAbraham Bursztein, an 88-year old Jewish tailor, leaves Buenos Aires for Poland to find the man who saved him from a certain death after surviving Auschwitz. Escaping from his family who wanted to put him in a nursing home, Abraham...more info