NOD TO NOSTALGIA

10 Unforgettable Moments from 2013

We look back on a year of Portland theater, books, music, and comedy—plus a naked bike ride to remember.

12/02/2013

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

CONCERTS

Review: "Portland's Indies" with the Oregon Symphony

Black Prairie, Holcombe Waller, and Mirah joined the symphony for a sonic celebration of the city's independent music scene.

10/21/2013 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

Slideshow

Slide Show: Fall Arts Guide 2013

We asked the arts organizations included in our Fall Arts Guide to step inside the photo booth, and here are their crazy results—–knives, wigs, babies, and all!

08/20/2013

TICKET GIVEAWAY

Win Tix to Steve Martin with the Symphony

The comedian plays banjo—yes, he does that—with the Oregon Symphony and bluegrass combo Steep Canyon Rangers Oct. 3. We've got two tickets to give away.

07/22/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

EVENTS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 17–19

Surf music from outer space, the Grateful Dead at PAM, and the son of Stephen King reads a scary story at Powell's.

05/16/2013 By John Chandler

TICKET GIVEAWAY

Win Tickets to Thomas Lauderdale and Meow Meow with the Oregon Symphony

The Pink Martini bandleader teams up with the international kamikaze cabaret chanteuse and the full symphony for a night you won’t forget. September 14.

05/15/2013 By Aaron Scott

TICKET GIVEAWAY

Win Tickets to Blind Pilot and the Oregon Symphony

The local indie folk darlings team up with the symphony for a night of sweeping orchestral tunes on April 27.

04/09/2013 By Aaron Scott

EVENTS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 5–7

This weekend we're recommending a jazz interlude with the Oregon Symphony, a caustic comedienne, cavernous clay sculptures, and shiny psychedelic pop with Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

04/04/2013 By John Chandler

ARTS NEWS

Looking Forward to the 2013–2014 Season

A glimpse of next season's lineups at our favorite local arts orgs. Hello, kitty.

03/28/2013 By Aaron Scott

CULTUREPHILE

Blind Pilot Goes Symphonic

The indie-folk band teams up with the Oregon Symphony.

03/15/2013 By Aaron Scott

EVENTS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 15-17

Provocative art, jazz hands, and stripped-down blues are on our calendar.

03/14/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff

OBITUARY

RIP James DePreist

Former Oregon Symphony music director and conductor left an indelible mark on the Portland arts community.

02/08/2013 By John Chandler

ARTS NEWS

Symphony Gets Two Grammy Nominations

The orchestra receives nods in the categories of Best Orchestral Performance and Best Engineered Album, Classical.

12/06/2012 By John Chandler

5 QUESTIONS WITH …

Interview with Oregon Symphony’s Sarah Kwak

Oregon Symphony’s new concertmaster talks Carlos Kalmar, Shostakovich, and Portland food.

11/21/2012 By Zach Dundas

have cello, will travel

Q&A: Cellist Alban Gerhardt Brings Classical Music to the People

The master German musician will perform with the Oregon Symphony on Sat. & Mon., but he'll also play free shows at Pioneer Square, OHSU, and other unlikely spots.

10/25/2012 By Aaron Scott

because the night...

Win Tickets to Natalie Merchant with the Oregon Symphony

Put your name in the hat for two tix to Natalie Merchant with the Symphony on Thursday, October 4.

09/27/2012 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

culture cheat-sheet

Grieg + Lauderdale

Oregon Symphony’s lineup for the weekend features an iconic pianist and a classic piece.

07/24/2012 By Anne Adams