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Friday, December 2, 2016


Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

10:00 AM FREE–$19.99 Portland Art Museum

From the iconic (think Campbell’s tomato soup can and neon-hued Marilyn Monroe) to more obscure early works, this wide-ranging showcase of about 250 images i...

Cauleen Smith

11:00 AM FREE Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

In this video installation, Asterisms, Smith unites seemingly discrepant objects from both her personal collection (including one rock that might be a meteor...

Corita Kent: Spiritual Pop

FREE–$19.99 Portland Art Museum

Countercultural expression doesn’t normally come out of the convent, but Kent was an unconventional nun, as evidenced in this career-spanning collection of s...

Hidden Assembly

10:00 AM FREE Newspace Center for Photography

Artists shine a light on the often invisible laborers who make the products we consume, from Mary Lum’s collection of the bottoms of brown paper bags bearing...

Jaik Faulk

12:00 PM FREE Nationale

A still life series that is equal parts jubilant and dismal, Louisiana painter Jaik Faulk's I feel alright with azaleas around is an ode to the dichotomy of ...

Jamila Clarke

1:00 PM FREE Wolf Gallery

Portlander Clarke says the fantasy-specked photos in her new exhibit, The Stories People Tell, "serve as visual interpretations of folktales."

Patricia Lay-Dorsey and Calvin Chen

Editor’s Pick 12:00 PM FREE Blue Sky Gallery

In Tea for Two, photographer Lay-Dorsey chronicles small moments at home with her husband—little glimpses into the shared life of an aging couple. Chen’s bla...

Photography and Contemporary Experience

10:00 AM FREE–$19.99 Portland Art Museum

From Penelope Umbrico’s iPhone-processed nature shots to Richard Mosse’s hot-pink-hued images of war, this show draws together a wide range of modern photogr...

Sean Healy

10:30 AM FREE Elizabeth Leach Gallery

In Gut, the multimedia artist—known for work created from chewing gum and cigarette butts—examines maleness and aging via materials that, in his words, “droo...

Books & Talks

Michael Chabon

Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM FREE Powell's City of Books

In new novel Moonglow, Chabon—lover of swashbuckling adventures and epic historical tales—imagines a sprawling deathbed confession that darts around the glob...


Bridget Everett

Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM $25–$30 Aladdin Theater

Six-foot-tall alt-cabaret star Bridget Everett brings the same glorious aplomb to her raunchy humor and boob reveals as she does to her angelic-sounding song...


Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin

2:00 PM and 7:30 PM $25–$75 Gerding Theater at the Armory - Main Stage

Polymath performer and pianist Hershey Felder takes us on a nostalgic spin through the life of legendary songwriter Irving Berlin, with plenty of musical sto...

Portland Gay Men’s Chorus

8:00 PM $17–$50 Newmark Theatre

Even if holiday music normally makes you want to cram marzipan in your ears, these 150-odd, dulcet-voiced carolers singing seasonal standbys and more recent ...

Portland’s Singing Christmas Tree

7:30 PM $20–$60 Keller Auditorium

Portland's Singing Christmas Tree returns to the Keller for its 54th year, providing us once again with both contemporary and traditional holiday music as pe...

The Handsome Family

Editor’s Pick 9:00 PM $16–$18 Doug Fir Lounge

If you watched True Detective, you know the Handsome Family—the husband-wife duo was responsible for the spooky, richly textured theme song for that show’s f...


Japanese Currents

1:00 PM $8–$9 Whitsell Auditorium

The NW Film Center tosses the spotlight on Japan’s impressive cinematic landscape, with screenings of contemporary films from across genres.


A Christmas Carol

2:00 PM and 7:00 PM $5–$35 Portland Playhouse

For the fourth year, Portland Playhouse gives the Dickens classic a song-filled kick. For full schedule, including holiday performances, visit portlandplayh...

A Civil War Christmas

7:30 PM $50 Artists Repertory Theatre

Populated by the Lincolns, Ulysses S. Grant, and Robert E. Lee, Pulitzer winner Paula Vogel’s song-studded, DC-set drama travels back to Christmas Eve, 1864....


7:30 PM $27–$32 Venetian Theatre

Before Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan got mail, there was this 1936 Hungarian play by Miklós László about feuding perfumery employees who’ve fallen in love as anonym...

The Future Show

Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM $30 Morrison Stage: Artists Repertory Theatre

In the future, everything will be different. Or the same. It will be horrible. Or wonderful. Or maybe entirely mundane. In Deborah Pearson’s delicate but sly...

The Santaland Diaries 2016

7:30 PM and 2:00 PM $35–$55 Portland Center Stage

The perfect antidote to the stress of the holiday season, Darius Pierce returns to the Ellen Bye Studio as Crumpet the Elf in David Sedaris’s oddball Christm...

Venus and Adonis

7:30 PM $5-$25 Shaking the Tree Studio

Top-notch performers Rebecca Ridenour and Matthew Kerrigan put a theatrical twist on Shakespeare's erotic poem about love goddess Venus and her obsession wit...