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 June 23rd 2017

8:00 am
June 8th to June 24th
Good With People
Performance Works NW

Our Shoes Are Red / The Performance Lab presents David Harrower's compact powerhouse of a play about two strangers unable to block out a divisive event from their past. In this sly, candid story set in Helensburgh, Scotland, Harrower teases his characters out of their corners and what might have...more info



7:30 pm
June 15th to June 25th
26 Miles
Artists Repertory Theatre

Presented by Profile Theatre. By Quiara Alegria Hudes. Directed by Rebecca Martinez. A desperate midnight phone call spurs a spontaneous road trip for a brilliant teen and her estranged mother. The reunited pair runs fast and furious from the secrets in their lives. So what if reality’s nipping at...more info



7:30 pm
June 8th to July 1st
Avenue Q
Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza

triangle productions! is proud to present the “Triple Crown” Tony Award-winning musical about Princeton who can’t find a place to live on Avenue A, so finally on Avenue Q he “might” have a chance! There he finds all sorts of characters from Rod (the closeted Republican) to Lucy (the slut). This is...more info



7:30 pm
June 23rd to June 25th
Risk/Reward Festival
Artists Repertory Theatre

"One of Portland's fringe-iest festivals returns for its tenth year. Each year, Risk/Reward solicits applications from independent performing artists to present an under-20-minute original new work in any performing discipline (such as music, dance, theater, puppetry, drag or monologue). A panel of...more info



7:30 pm
June 17th to June 30th
The Pianist of Willesden Lane
Portland Center Stage at the Armory

Presented by Portland Center Stage. Last season's sold-out hit The Pianist of Willesden Lane is back for a limited premier engagement. Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspirational story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish...more info



7:30 pm
June 9th to June 24th
The Reunion
Imago Theatre

Imago Theatre presents The Reunion, Six Characters in Search of the Punch. John, her husband, is continually ignored. Delores, his wife, tells all she meets that she’s dying. The soon-to-be-gone and the invisible, Carol Triffle’s motifs, are lightly cloaked in this existential comedy of bad...more info



Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

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
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



8:00 am
June 6th to June 30th
I’m Not a Barnacle, I’m Just a Boy
The Portland Building

RACC is pleased to present a new work by sculptor and installation artist Crystal Schenk in the Installation Space located adjacent to the Portland Building lobby. I’m Not a Barnacle, I’m Just a Boy opens June 5 and features an arresting sculpture that asks the viewer to look beyond their common...more info



8:30 am
June 2nd to June 30th
Burials: Photography by Sean M. Johnson
Pushdot Studio

One of the most significant and sacred rituals shared across cultures is the preparation of the dead to journey from this world to the next. A burial is a common expression of this practice. Depending on the custom, bodies may be adorned, cleansed, safeguarded or otherwise meticulously prepared for...more info



12:00 pm
June 1st to July 2nd
Embodied: Asserting Self - Ima Mfon's Nigerian Identity
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Ima Mfon Nigerian Identity Exhibit on display from June 1–July 2, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: June 1 from 6-9 p.m. “A lot of times Black people are not necessarily portrayed in the best light in the media. I wanted to create pictures that had a sense of pride and elegance to them."...more info



12:00 pm
June 1st to July 2nd
Wendy Ewald: This Is Where I Live
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Exhibit on display from June 1–July 2, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: June 1, 6-9 p.m. Photography and Social Practice Panel Discussion in conjunction with This Is Where I Live, led by Portland artist Emily Fitzgerald: Saturday, June 24, 3 p.m. This is Where I Live is a collective...more info



5:00 pm
February 17th to December 29th
$5 After 5
Portland Art Museum

Every Friday evening, the Portland Art Museum invites you to play with them—to have a different Museum experience—a little bit more relaxed, more interactive and more social experience. Here’s what they have in store: Beer and pizza in the pop-up pub.Unique tours and games—like slow looking and...more info