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December 2017


December 15, 2017 @ 8:00 am - January 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

– Early Candlelighting Service, Friday, December 15 at 7 pm; Christmas Eve Candlelighting Service, Sunday, December 24 at 6 pm;  New Year’s Eve Burning Bowl Ceremony  (letting go of the old, and welcoming the new), Sunday, December 31 at 6 pm; White Stone Ceremony (choose Freedom for the New Year) , Sunday, January 7 at 11 am. The Unity Church is located at 4525 SE Stark St., 503.234.7441, unityofportland.org.  

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November 2018

Betty Chilstrom art exhibit

November 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 14, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

Betty Chilstrom art exhibit An art exhibit displaying the historic Portland paintings of Betty Chilstrom’s and a book launch of Through Her Eyes, by Robin Chilstrom opens at Cerimon House, 5131 NE 23rd Ave. on November 16 at 7 pm. Betty was a long time SE Portland resident who passed away in 2014. The Art Exhibit, Historic Portland, 1955-1995 displays over 60 paintings from Betty’s collection of historic homes, industrial and rural scenes and buildings of our NW region. Through Her…

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Mamet’s Speed The Plow

November 30 - December 23

Asylum Theatre presents David Mamet’s 1988 dark comedy, Speed The Plow, at Shoebox Theatre, 2110 SE 10th Ave. Newly-promoted movie producer Bobby Gould receives a sure-fire hit from his long-time partner Charlie Fox. The movie has action, buddies, a girl, and guaranteed fame and fortune for them both. When Gould’s secretary asks him to abandon the buddy film for an “artsy” novel, the balance of power gets upset and Fox’s pending fortune, Gould’s career, and the fate of their world…

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December 2018

Not Another Christmas Letter: The Musical

December 3 - December 23

This original musical comedy by Portland Musical Theater is a series of comic vignettes with four actors playing forty-six characters celebrating everything that drives us crazy about the Christmas season. From receiving that first obnoxious Christmas letter to taking the family picture, dealing with in-laws, and unassembled gifts on Christmas Eve, the story shows why sometimes we feel like singing Wreck the Halls covering the day after Thanksgiving to Christmas Day. all 46 cast members Produced and directed by Deanna…

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Tony Starlight Christmas Show

December 3 - December 23

It’s a Tony Starlight Christmas returns for the twelfth year, eleven performances and two specials beginning Sunday, December 2. Think classic holiday TV shows with Bing Crosby and Dean Martin spreading the holiday cheer. The shows are a Vegas-style spoof of performances combining jazz parodies, comedy and Christmas tunes. Joe Friday arrests Frosty the Snowman. Impressions of Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Durante, Neil Diamond and others. Duets with vocalist Barbara Ayars. Songs from holiday specials like The Grinch and…

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Very Merry Cash and Carry at Sidestreet

December 5 - December 30

Sidestreet Arts, 140 SE 28th Ave., has decked their walls for December with work from local artists and it all can be purchased on the spot instead of waiting until the show ends. The Very Merry Cash and Carry Show runs December 5-30 and kicks off with an opening reception December 7 at 6 pm. The gallery community merry-making continues at the Eggnog Social, Sunday, December 16, 11 am-2 pm with snacks and spirits, fellowship and ART by Amelia Opie…

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Multnomah County Library December events

December 10 - December 31

Contact us to register for events: multcolib.org/contact Everybody Reads Everybody Reads 2019 celebrates the work of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie with the novel Americanah for adults and the essay We Should All Be Feminists for high school students. Everybody Reads 2019, a community reading project of Multnomah County Library, is made possible in part by gifts to The Library Foundation with author appearance made possible by Literary Arts. Programming support also made possible in part by Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland State…

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FINEHOUSE – Tribute to Amy Winehouse

December 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

FINEHOUSE - Tribute to Amy Winehouse Dec 18 at The Alberta Rose Theatre The Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211 Phone Public: 503-719-6055 Media Contact: 503-233-7290 Tickets at www.albertarosetheatre.com & 503-764-4131 FINEHOUSE - Tribute to Amy Winehouse with special guest Prom Queen Dec 18, 2018 at 8:00 PM Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian Doors open at 7:00 $15 General Admission The northwest's finest 10 - piece Amy Winehouse tribute band performs the entire "Back to Black"…

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Mennonite Church services

December 20 @ 7:00 pm

Mennonite Church services Portland Mennonite Church hosts two services in December and invites the SE Portland community to attend.  Longest Night Service–Thursday, December 20, at 7 pm. The longest nights of the year come right before Christmas. Many people experience the glad tidings of the season, but some are carrying grief, enduring loss, or struggling with depression. The Church is gathering for a service of readings, contemplative music, silence and prayers. Everyone is welcome. Christmas Eve Service–Monday, December 24, 6:30…

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American Music Program presents “Progressions” – A Benefit Concert

December 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Dec 22 at The Alberta Rose Theatre The Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211 Phone Public: 503-719-6055 Media Contact: 503-233-7290 Tickets at www.albertarosetheatre.com & 503-764-4131 American Music Program presents "Progressions" - Play to the Future - A Benefit Concert Dec 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian Doors open at 6:00 $25 Advance $15 Student $100 VIP (includes seating in the first five rows of the front center section and a pre-show reception…

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