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POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 11–14

Bill Maher hits the Schnitz, Grace Potter plays the Roseland, and the Symphony does a live-score Star Trek. Plus: vice-riddled tales of Portland and the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards. It's the weekend—seize it.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson, Alex Keith, and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 02/11/2016

THEATER

Portland-Raised Playwright Tanya Barfield Talks Race and Writing

The award-winning playwright is in town to open a season of her work at Profile Theatre. She told us what it's like to see her work staged in Portland for the first time, and why she's both sad and glad we're ready to talk about race.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 02/04/2016

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 21–24

Epic charisma alert! On stage this weekend: Josh Ritter, Nathaniel Rateliff, Nathan Brannon, and Bri Pruett. Plus Book of Mormon packs up.

  • By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 01/21/2016

THEATER FESTIVAL

Five Picks for the Fertile Ground Festival

Dozens of new, homegrown works of theater and performance will hit stages over the next 11 days. Here are the five shows we’re most looking forward to.

  • By Fiona McCann and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 01/20/2016

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 31–Jan 3

Kick out the old, ring in the new—there are plenty of ways to celebrate the dawning of 2016 this weekend. Calexico, comedy king Greg Fitzsimmons, and conga-dancing polar bears—go crazy, PDX!

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/30/2015

THEATER

Meet ZooZoo's Hilarious Cast of Animal Characters

Imago's beloved production ZooZoo is ending its successful run with a last Portland hurrah before setting off for a final tour. Here's our sneak peek at its awesome, anthropomorphic cast.

  • By Images Courtesy Imago Theater and Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/07/2015

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.

  • By Fiona McCann and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 12/03/2015

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 3–6

Viva's eye-popping opera (and more fine holiday shows), Modest Mouse and the Portland Cello Project, Live Wire with John Hodgman, and a comic book full of BEER! Our stocking—er, weekend—is officially stuffed.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 12/03/2015

'TIS THE SEASON

9 Shows and Stage Spectaculars to Make the Holidays Last All Month Long

Behold, our roundup of festive events to carry you through the jolly season.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 11/23/2015

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 19–22

SNL's Tim Meadows, Melissa Etheridge, AND the very jazzy Hugh Masakela! Plus, we go "wild" at an art auction, step up for Riverdance, and get handsy at a puppet slam.

  • By Brandon Staley and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 11/19/2015

ART ALL OVER

Broaden Your Horizons: Art Offerings Outside the City Limits

City saturated? These six arts organizations and venues outside the Portland area will have you thinking twice about staying put all winter.

  • By Brandon Staley
  • Published 11/19/2015

MUSICAL THEATER

Cuba Libre: Two Critics Weigh In on One Sizzling Show

A Portland production of Broadway scale, with a budget of $600,000 and 21 performers: Cuba Libre has all the ingredients. Does this Artists Rep show pull it off?

  • By Fiona McCann and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 10/27/2015

THEATER

Moby Dick in the Dark With Hammocks? Sign Us Up!

Fancy going to see a play you can’t actually, well, see? We've got the skinny on PETE’s “sightless play” All Well.

  • By Megan Haverman
  • Published 10/21/2015

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: Oct 1–4

Anchorman's David Koechner stands up, Elizabeth Gilbert brings big magic, and musical Cuba Libre sets fire to Stumptown.

  • By Brandon Staley and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 09/30/2015

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 24–27

Blackalicious and Beth Hart, the Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi meets the Forbeses at LiveWire!'s season opener, and fall theater starts up with a passion.

  • By Brandon Staley and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 09/24/2015

HAVANA NIGHTS

The Ambitious Cuban-Themed Musical a Portland Company Hopes to Take to Broadway

A group of Cuban American talent—a musician, a producer, a director, a writer, a choreographer, and an actor—brings the story of Jorge Gómez to the Portland stage.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 09/21/2015

TIME BASED ART

Your Essential Ten-Day Guide to Portland's TBA Festival

Overwhelmed by the plethora of performances? Bamboozled by the endless art? We’ve got you covered with our day-by-day itinerary for the ultimate TBA experience.

  • By Brandon Staley, Megan Haverman, Fiona McCann, and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 09/10/2015

THEATER

Our Guide to Portland Fall Theater

From World War I–era Bavaria to an ice-bound ship in the Arctic, via Havana under Fidel and the Sacramento Gold Rush, here are 15 plays to put on your fall calendar.

  • By Fiona McCann and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 09/02/2015

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.

  • By Megan Haverman and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 09/02/2015

THEATER

NT Live Encore Festival Brings London Theatre to Portland—in High Definition

Some of the biggest stars in theater are bringing their acclaimed live performances to Portland—on video. It’s the NT live Encore Festival, and it's coming in high definition to a theatre near you. 

  • By Alex Madison
  • Published 08/27/2015
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