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Thursday, October 27, 2016


30 Years

11:00 AM FREE Russo-Lee Gallery

Thirty years is a long time—maybe even longer in gallery years. But that’s how long Laura Russo Gallery has served the region’s artists and art audiences in ...

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

10:00 PM 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...

Corita Kent: Spiritual Pop

10:00 AM 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...


10:00 AM Free for members and children 17 and under; $16.99–$19.99 for nonmembers Portland Art Museum

Josh Kline’s multipart installation, hailed by the New Yorker as “galvanic,” takes on corporate greed and the erosion of civil rights via riot gear–clad Tele...

On Democracy

10:00 AM FREE Newspace Center for Photography

“What does democracy look like in 2016?” That’s the question to which photographers—from across genres and formats—have responded for this open-call group sh...

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...

Books & Talks

Casey Jarman

Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM FREE Powell's Books on Hawthorne

In his debut book, Death: An Oral History, the local writer (and, ahem, Portland Monthly music columnist) interviews a slew of folks—cartoonist Art Spiegelma...


Jethro Tull

8:00 PM $40–$95 Keller Auditorium

In the pantheon of Scottish rock-and-roll flutists who perform on one leg, Jethro Tull front man Ian Anderson definitely ranks in the top five.



9:00 PM and 7:00 PM $25–$64 BodyVox

Nothing says Halloween like pirouetting poltergeists and choreography inspired by Hitchcock and folklore. The dance theater company’s annual spooktastic show...


American Hero

7:30 PM $50 Artists Repertory Theatre

In the Northwest premiere of Bess Wohl's comedy, a miserable squad of "sandwich artists" labor to locate their absent overseer. In spite of it all, this unli...


7:30 PM $19.99 Theatre Vertigo Shoe Box theatre

Humiliation and vulgarity abound for a small group of assistants attached to a powerful and often absent boss in Leslye Headland's play. The cutting satire d...

Bright Half Life

7:30 PM $20–$36 Morrison Stage: Artists Repertory Theatre

Profile closes out its Tanya Barfield season with the Portland-raised playwright’s two-hander chronicling a decades-long lesbian relationship.

El Muerto Vagabundo

7:30 PM $20–$27 Milagro Theatre

What happens to the dead when they leave this world without friends or family to mourn them? Whom do they visit on Dia de los Muertos? Inspired by the obitua...

Head Hands Feet: Four Tales of Dismemberment

Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM $5–$25 Shaking the Tree - Warehouse

Shaking the Tree artistic director Samantha Van Der Merwe excels at transforming fantastical stories into immersive theatrical worlds, which she’ll do four t...


7:30 PM and 7:30 PM $10–$25 Back Door Theater

Fresh off the New York Times' top-10 list of 2015 plays, Hir makes its Northwest premiere with Defunkt—the latest last stop in a cross-country march through ...

Hold These Truths

7:30 PM $25–$55 Portland Center Stage

In the early 1940s, a Japanese American college student in Seattle named Gordon Hirabayashi fought back against the unconstitutionality of mass internment—he...

How I Learned What I Learned

Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM $5–$32 Portland Playhouse

Since 2010, Portland Playhouse has produced six works by landmark black playwright August Wilson, who died in 2005. Now it's landed the rights to his autobio...

The Drowning Girls

7:30 PM $20–$30 Venetian Theatre

Get your Halloween haunts at Hillsboro’s Bag & Baggage, as the “Brides in the Bath”—three women who met their waterlogged ends at the hands of an Edwardi...

The How and the Why

7:30 PM $22.50–$28 CoHo Theatre

Too many topics go unexplored on American stages. Such as: menstruation. House of Cards writer Sarah Treem puts it at the center of her 2011 play, which find...