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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Art

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

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

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 ...

Patricia Lay-Dorsey and Calvin Chen

Editor’s Pick 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

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...

Concerts

Band of Horses

8:00 PM SOLD OUT Crystal Ballroom

At four years of age, singer Ben Bridwell's daughter typed an enigmatic message on her mother's phone: Why Are You OK. The missive was apparently captivating...

Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin

$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...

Pere Ubu

9:00 PM $23–$25 Mississippi Studios

The art-punk trailblazers—founded by the notoriously prickly David Thomas in Cleveland in 1975—perform tunes from two recently released box sets, which featu...

Portland’s Singing Christmas Tree

2:00 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...

Turangalîla

Editor’s Pick 2:00 PM $23–$105 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

For the second show in the Oregon Symphony’s SoundSights series—featuring music alongside work of Northwest visual artists—Messiaen’s romantic composition me...

Film

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.

Theater

A Christmas Carol

$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

$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....

Parfumerie

$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

$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

$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...