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Weekend Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 27-Mar 2

Portlandia premieres, Wynton Marsalis blows through town, and retrospectives kick off for both Studio Ghibli and Burt Lancaster. In other words, something for everyone.

02/27/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Nathan Tucker

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 20-23

The PDX Jazz Festival lures local and national talent, PIFF extends its run, and two local theater companies tackle heavy subject matter.

02/20/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Nathan Tucker

SPORTS

Portland Monthly's Super Bowl Predictions

Sunday's Big Game is only a few days away. We asked our staff to pick the winner.

01/29/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff

BOOK & TALKS

February's Lit and Storytelling Events

There’s a lot of book love to go around this month, from lit-power couple Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis to international author Isabel Allende to the bday bash for William Stafford.

01/29/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Kristin Leigh

PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL

Fertile Ground Field Guide 2014

Portland’s theater and dance stages erupt in a rambunctious cornucopia of new works. Jan 23–Feb 2

01/23/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Ally Bordas

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 23–26

Art from "The X-Files," dance from the emergency room, theater from "Friday Night Lights." This weekend Portland finds its inspiration.

01/22/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Nathan Tucker

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 16-19

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Frankenstein, Itzhak Perlman rocks the fiddle, FOCM turns 75, and a slew of new plays open at PCS, Profile, Vertigo, and Coho. How can we possibly do it all?!

01/15/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Erik Maurer

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Dec 5-8

Holiday shows continue to launch, First Thursday ignores the chill, and three veteran bands show rock isn't just for the kids.

12/05/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 28-Dec 1

Christmas explodes across the city in a flurry of shows and lights, three leading local bands rock the weekend, and dance companies give thanks. Also, Village People!

11/25/2013 By Aaron Scott, Portland Monthly Staff, and Nathan Tucker

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 21-24

The Last Unicorn returns, Andy Ricker shares his secret chicken wings recipe, Polica brings a buzz-building live show, and the Christmas season starts with a twinkle.

11/20/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff and Nathan Tucker

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 14-17

Green Day takes theater to the suburbs, Margaret Cho slaps you around, and Nine Inch Nails does, well, whatever NIN wants to do. Plus, photos of puppies mid-shake!

11/13/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 7-10

Siren Nation celebrates women in art, NWFC toasts Northwest filmmaking, the galleries glorify First Thursday, and Mortified roasts adolescent angst. The arts get their party this weekend.

11/07/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 31-Nov 3

A decapitated head at the opera, a mortifying movie at the Mission, a scary-danceable band at the Roseland—who says Halloween ends Thursday?

10/31/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Oct 24-27

Halloween parties, Kenneth Branagh in 'Macbeth,' The Daily Show's Samantha Bee. Between the gore and the laughs, it's a dangerous weekend to go out.

10/24/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Oct 17-20

Indie bands hijack the symphony, female comics conquer the stage, OBT infiltrates your dreams, and Turkey commandeers Rambo. It's a weekend of artistic invasions!

10/17/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott and Nathan Tucker By Portland Monthly Staff

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend, Oct 10-13

Timbers vs. Sounders, Bonnie Raitt, Zombie Apocalypse Run, and a world-class choreographer named Nacho. This weekend makes our heads spin.

10/10/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 3–6

First Thursday, Wordstock, Samurai's at the art museum, Steve Martin, and the Pet Shop Boys makes the weekend too much to handle.

10/03/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott and Nathan Tucker By Portland Monthly Staff

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 26-29

A granny takes on death, a theater producer takes on Mid-East militants, Kahane takes on Beethoven, and you take on the weekend.

09/25/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 19-22

The National hits Edgefield, TBA barrels through the weekend, and Todd Barry banters with the audience in another September weekend of sizzling events.

09/19/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 12-15

Pink Martini gets happy with a free concert, the TBA Festival kicks off with a new home, Portland Center Stage takes on its biggest show ever, and more to see you through the sunshine.

09/12/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker