In the December issue of Portland Monthly, culturephiles will:
← Applaud four local theater companies for putting risky twists on warmed-over seasonal standards.
♦ Peruse our picks for this month’s merriment, from a satirical report following Drake's progress from his child star role in Degrassi to the Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker by the numbers.
♦ Reflect on the last twelve months with our list of Portland's 10 unforgettable cultural moments from 2013.
♦ Speculate on the future of local radio with the founders of XRAY.fm.
♦ Break down 20 seconds of famous, frenzied farce Noises Off, opening at Third Rail Repertory on December 6.
♦ Find out what's going on in town this month, from SantaCon the Tuba Christmas Concert.
♦ Finish the morning puzzle with help from Portland’s global crossword star.
♦ Eulogize PDX’s long-loved carpet with a poetic ode to its blue-green glory.
♦ Fill your festive calendar with our complete guide to Portland’s holiday shows.