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Uncle Vanya

Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya is presented in a new translation from the original Russian by Štĕpán Šimek January 6-21 at Divers Studio in the Reed College Performing Arts Building at …

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Portland FolkMusic Society

Portland FolkMusic Society kicks off 2018 with a double header concert featuring The Misty Mamas and Fadin’ by 9, Friday, January 19 at the Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 2828 SE …

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ARCO GOES DARKWAVE

ArcoPDX (Amplified Repertory Chamber Orchestra). presents classical orchestral and chamber music with a contemporary attitude. Saturday, January 27, the group presents an evening of music by Dmitri Shostakovich, Arvo Pärt, …

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Brian Charette

New York City’s go-to organist, Brian Charette, makes his Portland debut with an electronic trio featuring George Colligan on keyboard and Micah Hummel on drums Thursday February 1, at The …

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Live Music at Artichoke

Artichoke Community Music’s live music series in their new concert space is packed each week. A few highlights this month include: • Saturday January 13, 8 pm – Larry Pattis …

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Three Sisters at NCTC

The Northwest Classical Theatre Collaborative returns to stage a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters. Adapted and directed by Patrick Walsh, and presented at the  Shoebox Theatre, the production …

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Eurydice Reimagined

Oregon Children’s Theatre’s Young Professionals presents  a production of Eurydice, written by Sarah Ruhl, January 26 through February 11 at the YP Studio Theater, 1939 NE Sandy Blvd. This new …

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The Sunday Follies

Stefano Iaboni is a recent Portland transplant from Rome, Italy who has performed comedy in theatre companies, movies, commercials and festivals around the world. Every first Sunday of the month, …

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Fertile Ground 2018

Celebrating nine years of innovative presentation, the 2018 Portland-grown Fertile Ground City-Wide Festival of New Works involves prolific playwrights, actors, dancers, designers and producers and presents eleven days with more …

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The Better Halves

The Better Halves are an Austin, Texas-based husband-wife musical duo. Jimmy Joe and Chrissie Natoli write Texas swing, bluegrass and Brazilian flavored tunes, sing sweet vocal harmonies and tour from …

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Óye Oyá

The World Premiere of Rebecca Martinez’ Óye Oyá Milagro opens this month at Milagro Theatre April 27 through May 27. This original Spanish-language musical is inspired by the Cuban Zarzuela …

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Building the Wall

triangle productions is joining other theatres around the US presenting a new rolling World Premiere play. There are 45 theatres that have rearranged their schedules to add this show. On …

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Maybe I’m A Maze

There are two kinds of mazes. There’s the kind you try to get through and out the other side, and the kind where you try to get to the center. …

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Medea

Imago Theatre presents a new version of Euripides’ Medea, written by Ben Power of the National Theatre of London. Performances are April 21 to May 20 at Imago’s home, 17 …

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C L U E

Mister Theater is a new performing arts venue located at 1847 E. Burnside St. #101. This 78 seat theater hosts a variety of dramatic and comedic performances and has two …

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Kris Deelane & The Hurt

Kris Deelane and The Hurt are a Portland Old School/New School Soul showband extravaganza gracing Oregon stages in recent years. In a monthly residency at the venerable Laurelthirst Public House …

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THE DEER DO PORTLAND

Austin, Texas ensemble The Deer have become Northwest favorites due to their non-stop touring and their appearances at Oregon Country Fair the last several years. Their rich sound is filled …

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Portland Sings!

Portland Sings! is a community sing-along and a casual, fun group-singing opportunity for anyone wanting more singing in their lives The next event is Sunday, April 16 from 3 – …

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Golda’s Balcony

Golda’s Balcony opens in Portland via Triangle Productions, presented Thursday March 9 through Saturday April 1 at The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza, 1785 NE Sandy Blvd. The book was written …

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Lydia

Lydia, a play set in the 1970s on the Texas border between the United States and Mexico, is a lyrical story of Ceci Flores, disabled by a tragic accident on …

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Women March On

More than ever, these are important times to recognize the strength and creativity of women in the arts. WOMEN MARCH ON this month at 12×16 Gallery, 8235 SE 13th Ave. …

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The Angry Brigade

Third Rail Repertory Theatre presents The Angry Brigade written by James Graham and directed by Isaac Lamb and Rebecca Lingafelter. Based on real events in 1970s Britain, The Angry Brigade …

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The Gospel of Lovingkindness

PassinArt: A Theatre Company presents the Gospel of Lovingkindness by award-winning poet and playwright, Marcus Gardley. Inspired by the death of 15-year old Hadiya Pendleton, shot in her Chicago neighborhood …

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KMRIA

Celebrate this St Patrick’s Day with KMRIA, the Pogues tribute band reuniting for their 10th anniversary show. The supergroup includes members of the Decemberists, R.E.M, Eels and The Norway Rats. …

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Rad Families: A Celebration

Rad Dad Tomas Moniz and local parents/writers Scott Winn, Zach Ellis, Chelsea Bieker, Stephanie Wong Ken, and Joshua James Amberson present an hour of storytelling honoring the messy, painful, playful …

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PWNW’s Alembic Artists

Two new works are presented this month by Performance Works NorthWest’s Alembic Resident Artists, Friday and Saturday March 24 and 25. The Residency is one of PWNW’s core programs that …

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The World After Us

The World After Us, paintings of Lloyd Lindley II, is up at Karuna Contemplative Living, 1725 SE Hawthorne Blvd. through the end of February. The works are inspired by Alan …

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Forever Dusty

Forever Dusty is the story of pop singer Dusty Springfield, the voice of blue-eyed soul and the face of Swinging London in the 1960’s who had 21 hits in 21 …

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Swimming While Drowning

Swimming While Drowning is a new play written by Emilio Rodriguez. It’s having its World Premiere this month at Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark St. Rodriguez intertwines the everyday language …

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Argo Pärt festival

The first-ever festival in North America dedicated to the music of Estonian Orthodox composer Arvo Pärt takes place February 5 – 12 at various venues around town and presented by …

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Cabaret Boris & Natasha

Cabaret Boris & Natasha, presented by Performance Works NorthWest promises “an assemblage of imaginative, unruly, unconventional entertainment, presented salon-style, by some of the most inventive performing artists from the region.” …

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Winterfolk XXIX

The Winterfolk concert has for nearly 30 years presented live acoustic music to the community and supported a very good cause. This year, Winterfolk is Saturday February 18 at 7 …

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Night Shade Shadow Puppetry

Third Rail Repertory Theatre presents shadow puppetry masters Night Shade for the Portland debut of Secret of the Spider, February 16 to February 19. A psychedelic allegory from a world …

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Forever Dusty

It’s nearly time for the West Coast premiere of Forever Dusty, the story of how Dusty Springfield, a shy Irish Catholic school girl from West London transformed herself into the …

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Oddville Returns

The new Vaudevillian Tradition called Oddville rises anew with Sunday January 8 at 8 pm on the stage at The Steep And Thorny Way To Heaven, SE 2nd & Hawthorne …

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ARCO PDX: Handel with Glass

The Amplified Repertory Chamber Orchestra of Portland,  ARCO-PDX, takes the stage with a new mash-up of music, taking on George Frediric Handel, Philip Glass, Jacob TV, and Portland’s Scott Anthony …

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January at Clinton Street

The venerable Clinton Street Theatre, 2522 SE Clinton St. opens the year with the new indie movie, Hunter Gatherer January 6-8.  After a three-year prison stretch, an unreasonably optimistic middle-aged …

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The Flick

Third Rail Repertory Theatre, 17 SE 8th Ave presents The Flick by Annie Baker, Thursday through Sundays, January 20 – February 11. A run-down movie theater in Massachusetts is home …

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Bas Relief

Roll Up Gallery, 1715 SE Spokane St. presents a new show, Bas- Relief. The First Friday reception is January 6 beginning at 6 pm. Photography, found objects and concrete become …

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12x16gallery in January

12x16gallery features founding members Cary Doucette and Eunice Parsons January 5 – 29 at the gallery, 8235 SE 13th Ave. No. 5 Doucette’s exhibit, Foureen by Fourteen is a selection …

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Divided We Stand

Divided We Stand – Portland Artists React to Post-Election America is a new group show curated by Sara A. McCormick at The Ford Gallery, 2525 SE 11th Ave., opening Saturday …

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Imago’s La Belle

Above: Sam Stoker (Jim Vadala) and Lady Rose (Justine Davis) La Belle is a giant artwork of a play with a hundred moving parts. It premieres at Imago Theatre, 17 …

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The Room

Mister Theater, is a new 80-seat black box performance space at 1847 E. Burnside St. It opened its doors November 17, with a new stage adaptation of The Room, an …

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Venus & Adonis

Photo by Gary Norman brings summer back to this chilly time of year with Shakespeare’s most famous narrative poem, presented by Shaking the Tree Theatre and directed by Samantha Van Der …

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TapWater

Portland’s World Twang sextet TapWater present an evening of spicy music with guests The Hill Dogs and a screening of a new kayaking film, Chasing Niagara, December 8 at Doug …

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Christmas in Wales

The Welsh Society of Oregon’s annual concert celebrating Christmas is at Saint David of Wales Episcopal Church, 2800 SE Harrison St., Saturday December 17 at 7 pm. Suggested donation is …

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The Amazing Bubble Man

photo © by Miriphoto For more than thirty years, Louis Pearl has been playing with bubbles and joyously mastering its many forms. He also has traveled the world delighting humans …

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Kindertransport

Warner Pacific College Drama Program presents Kindertransport, by Diane Samuels, the program’s fall production at the college’s, McGuire Theatre, 2219 SE 68th Ave. (the cross street is SE Division). The …

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Arrows in Orbit let fly

Arrows In Orbit is a four piece hometown band whose members hail from Portland, London, Jerusalem and Vermont. ThesediversemusicalbackgroundsandupbringingscoalescearoundaformidablesetofveryoriginalsongswrittenbyguitaristandsingerHunterPayeandsupportedbythedynamicsofBrianHainesonbass,DanRosenondrumsandGilAssayasonkeyboardsandvocals. The new recording is Blueprints For Flightandthesongshaveahugeengagingsoundwithanenergyandstylealltheirown. Active in Portland music …

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MY SWEETEST LIFE

– a collaboration between The Ensemble of Oregon and Cascadia Composers presents new vocal works paired with Carlo Gesualdo’s 16th century works. Nobleman Gesualdo wrote harmonically-complex madrigals that sound contemporary …

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Buyer and Cellar

Buyer & Cellar is a new comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Imagine working in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu basement selling …

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New Art classes at Radius

Radius Studio is a community art space for anyone serious (or curious) about art. Professional facilities and instruction are offered for beginning and experienced artists in a supportive, creative environment. …

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Laura Kemp and Otter Creek

Pictured above: Laura Kemp Eugene songwriter Laura Kemp and Utah-based folk duo Otter Creek (Peter and Mary Danzig) come to town to share the news of their journeys through American …

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El Muerto Vagabundo

Milagro Theatre‘s 21st Annual Day of the Dead celebration begins with the world premiere of El Muerto Vagabundo, a story inspired by the obituary of a homeless “muertos” without friends …

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Geezerpalooza!

The creators of Hot Flashes and Charles Brown’s Mid-Life Christmas, Kate Finn and Rick Weiss, are back with Geezerpalooza! a new musical comedy opening Saturday, October 22 at Portland Metro …

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They Shall Be Released

Photo above Fritz’ On a High Hill   The bountiful harvest is in, the light is changing fast and in an ode to the change of the season, two Portland musicians …

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