Cultural Calendar

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Events for March 29th 2017

12:00 pm
March 29th
Piano Day
City Hall, Alberta Abbey, the All Classical studio, and the Trimet Zoo MAX Station

Portland Piano International (SOLO) presents Piano Day to celebrate the 88th day of the year, March 29, 2017—an official day that's never been celebrated in the United States until now. From noon-10 p.m., you will hear solo piano played by local pianists of all ages on some of the region’s best...more info



6:30 pm
March 1st to May 3rd
Prompt: Spring Writer's Workshop
Powell's City of Books

Never experienced writing in community? Sign up for Prompt, a 10-week writer’s workshop hosted by Write Around Portland. Limited space available; spaces fill quickly! Call 503.796.9224 if you have any questions and to discuss payment...more info



7:00 pm
March 29th
Safe
Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza

triangle productions! is proud to continue its outreach program, The Brown Paper Bag Series. Chosen out of several dozen “anti-lynching” plays, most written by African American women between 1916 and 1934, are four one-acts which will be presented through spring of 2017 in the Portland Metro area....more info



7:30 pm
March 29th
45th Parallel: Classical Crossroads
Artists Repertory Theatre

Classical Crossroads will include works that explore the frontiers of early 21st-century classical composition, highlighting the diverse historical and cultural influences that are taking contemporary composers in multiple directions. The featured works draw inspiration from a wide variety of...more info



7:30 pm
March 29th
Chanticleer
Kaul Auditorium

Presented by Friends of Chamber Music. Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, Chanticleer celebrates its 39th season in 2016-17, performing in the United States, Germany, Austria, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore, the People’s Republic of China and Bolivia. Chanticleer is known...more info



7:30 pm
March 7th to April 2nd
Feathers and Teeth
Artists Repertory Theatre

"Agatha Day Olson, one of Portland’s star child actors (memorable as Helen Keller in Artists Rep’s The Miracle Worker) returns to Artists Rep at the center of an edgy family drama/monster thriller. Thirteen-year-old Chris, understandably angsty after her mother’s death and her father’s new...more info



7:30 pm
March 16th to April 30th
Wild and Reckless
Portland Center Stage at the Armory

"Wild & Reckless, an original rock musical written and performed by prominent Portland band Blitzen Trapper, melds a Twilight Zone–like plot scenario with a star-crossed love story. This is one of two fiercely independent shows with local ties on the main stage at Portland Center Stage at the...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
March 25th to July 9th
Reunited: Francescuccio Ghissi’s St. John Altarpiece
Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to present an exhibition that brings together eight dispersed 14th-century paintings, and a recreated missing panel, so that the altarpiece can be seen and appreciated as one magnificent work of art. This reunion offers visitors a special opportunity to see the...more info



8:00 am
March 27th to April 21st
Additions to the Visual Chronicle of Portland
Portland Building

A special exhibition focusing on new acquisitions to the Visual Chronicle of Portland opens at the Portland Building. The Visual Chronicle of Portland, a collection of original works-on-paper that portray artists’ perceptions of what makes Portland unique, has been steadily growing since its...more info



10:00 am
March 15th to April 28th
Annexation & Assimilation: Exploring the Archives East of 82nd Ave
Open Signal

Artist Sabina Zeba Haque’s yearlong residency at the Portland Archives and Records Center (PARC) culminates in an exhibition that focuses on the tumultuous and fraught process of annexation and growth of East Portland’s incredibly diverse population. Collaborating with neighborhood residents and...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



10:00 am
January 21st to April 16th
Rodin: The Human Experience Selections
Portland Art Museum

"A hundred years after his death, the sculptures of Auguste Rodin are more recognized than ever — but there are works to explore beyond The Thinker and The Kiss. Bronze casts of his the clay originals on display in this collection include several portrait busts (even one thought to be a...more info



12:00 pm
March 2nd to April 2nd
Lauren Semivan: Observatory
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Along with: Tara Sellios: Testimony Exhibit on display from March 2–April 2, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: March 2, 6-9 p.m. Artist Talks: Lauren Semivan: Thursday, March 2, 5 p.m. Tara Sellios: Friday, March 3, 12 p.m. Lauren Semivan: Observatory “Within each image, ghosts of...more info



12:00 pm
March 2nd to April 2nd
Tara Sellios: Testimony
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Along with: Lauren Semivan: Observatory Exhibit on display from March 2–April 2, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: March 2, 6-9 p.m. Artist Talks: Lauren Semivan: Thursday, March 2, 5 p.m. Tara Sellios: Friday, March 3, 12 p.m. Tara Selios: Testimony “Death has always possessed a...more info



1:00 pm
March 24th to April 19th
Laura Hughes: The Tomb
Cawein Gallery at Pacific University

This exhibition offers a place of respite to contemplate dislocation of memory. A tomb is a site for remembrance and longing: a projection of what once was and an effort to preserve what is eternally embedded within. Light and shadow have a metaphorical connection to temporal presence and material...more info



1:00 pm
March 23rd to April 19th
Laura Hughes: The Tomb | Artist Talk & Opening Reception
Cawein Gallery at Pacific University

This exhibition offers a place of respite to contemplate dislocation of memory. A tomb is a site for remembrance and longing: a projection of what once was and an effort to preserve what is eternally embedded within. Light and shadow have a metaphorical connection to temporal presence and material...more info



6:00 pm
March 29th
Editing 101: Adobe Premiere
NW Documentary Media Center

Adobe has been providing the creative industry with professional-level programs for years, and Premiere is no exception. Geared towards beginning editors, this hands-on class will teach you how to navigate Adobe Premiere, turn your footage into a story, and how to use the tools available to make...more info