Playlist

December: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

The Handsome Family, Pere Ubu, Justin Townes Earle, and more prove that Portland music hasn’t been completely taken over by sugarplum fairies, singing Christmas trees, and surly elves.

11/29/2016 By Jason Buehrer and Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 10–13

The Beach Boys get around (round, round, get around), the Oregon Symphony rocks out to Raiders of the Lost Ark, Late Night Action closes up shop, and local filmmakers show off their chops.

11/10/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Jason Buehrer

Playlist

November: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

From glitter-glam pop-punk to hard-core symphonic play-alongs, November’s music scene gives Portland a lot to be thankful for.

11/02/2016 By Jason Buehrer and Rebecca Jacobson

Classical Music

The Oregon Symphony Mashes Up Hungarian Opera and Chihuly's Glass Art

Bluebeard's Castle kicks off the new SoundSights series, which mixes classical music with work by Northwest visual artists.

09/20/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

The Essentials

Blind Pilot + Weird Portland Stories: October’s Pop Culture Hot List

The book, gallery show, and concerts you can’t miss this month

09/13/2016 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 8–11

The inaugural Portland Black Music Festival, a slew of new plays, the return of comedian Shane Torres, and a pop-up art museum at Pioneer Courthouse Square—put your weekend pants on.

09/08/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Kailla Coomes, Michelle Porter, and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 1–4

Fireworks and Tchaikovsky. A "truth booth" video confessional. Ages and Ages in a hometown show. A century-spanning collection of black art. Ready to send summer out, Portland?

09/01/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Kailla Coomes

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

7 Local Gifts for the Arts Aficionado

Books, tickets, records, and art! We've got all you need for the culture buff in your life.

12/03/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Fiona McCann

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Labor Day Weekend

Winding up summer with the Oregon Symphony's Waterfront Concert, the Portland Film Festival, and Art in the Pearl. And! Ben Harper, Bill Papas, and riot grrrls.

09/02/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Megan Haverman

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Bach to the Future? The Oregon Symphony Looks for New Horizons

Can CEO Scott Showalter drive the symphony into a new era?

06/22/2015 By Fiona McCann

Article

Classical Crooners: Boyz II Men Meets the Oregon Symphony

Boyz II Men are joining the Oregon Symphony for a night of symphonic soul. But how did this happy marriage come about? We comb through their respective timelines to find out what brought the nineties soulsters and our own Symphony together at last.

04/01/2015 By Rene Bermudez

MUSICAL NOTES

Oregon Symphony Brings Video Game Music to the Schnitz

The Oregon Symphony plays music from the Legend of Zelda, Elder Scrolls, and Halo on March 6 as part of a bid to reach beyond the classical community.

03/05/2015 By Rene Bermudez

CONCERTS

Trey Anastasio Will Debut a World Premiere with the Oregon Symphony

On September 9, the Phish frontman will debut a new work for guitar and symphony before taking the piece to Seattle and LA’s Hollywood Bowl.

08/25/2014 By Aaron Scott

ARTS CALENDAR

Looking Forward to the 2014/2015 Arts Season

Consider this your arts season cliffhanger: a look at what's to come when your favorite arts orgs come back from summer vacation.

07/01/2014 By Nathan Tucker

CLASSICAL

John Williams Takes the Symphony to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

One of the greatest movie composers of all time comes to town to conduct songs from Star Wars, Superman, Indiana Jones, and more on April 28.

04/22/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

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

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 6–9

A series of Portlander potraits goes viral, the Pixies rock the Schnitz, snow falls on First Thursday, and everyone sings William Stafford "Happy Birthday."

02/06/2014 By Erik Maurer

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: Jan 9–12

The Builders and the Butchers rock the Doug Fir, a piano phenom plays the Schnitz, PCS celebrates cultural misadventures, and the Art Gym explores modern Native American Art.

01/09/2014 By Nathan Tucker

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