Theater

Hip Hop Meets Theater in Spiritrials

A personal tale packs political punch in Dahlak Brathwaite's solo show.

04/20/2017 By Fiona McCann

The Essentials

From Bridgetown Comedy Fest to PDX Supergroup Eyelids, April's Pop Culture Hot List

The comedy shows, record, and play you can't miss this month

04/17/2017 By Fiona McCann

Theater

Why You Should See This Show about Rodney King (Before It Hits Netflix)

Roger Guenveur Smith’s solo show ends its four-year run right here in Portland, and it's more relevant than ever. He tells us why.

04/13/2017 By Fiona McCann

Theater

How One Portland Playwright Found a Patron—and a Five-Year Salary

Andrea Stolowitz—whose Berlin Diary runs at CoHo in April—will be funded by WillaKenzie Estate's Ronni Lacroute.

03/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

The Essentials

From Lidia Yuknavitch's New Novel to a Berlin Quest-Turned-Portland Play, April's Pop Culture Hot List

The singers, books, and play you can't miss this month.

03/20/2017 By Fiona McCann and Rebecca Jacobson

Theater

Take Unpublished Poems by August Wilson. Add Musical Theater. What Happens?

The result is UniSon, getting its world premiere at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

03/20/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

The Essentials

From a New Shins Album to a Blitzen Trapper Musical, March's Pop Culture Hot List

The album, book, musical event, and poetry collection to know this month

02/20/2017 By Fiona McCann

Theater

Oregon Shakespeare Fest Opens with Political Charge and Period Drama

Head to Ashland for Julius Caesar, a modern-day Medea through a Latino lens, and more.

02/20/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Theater

Shaking the Tree Goes down the Rabbit Hole

Matthew Kerrigan’s new solo show taps Alice in Wonderland in an exploration of dreams and identity.

01/26/2017 By Jason Buehrer

Storytelling

What's It Like to Be a Woman in Tech in 2017?

Six women—from computer animators to software engineers—give an insider peek into the tech industry.

01/24/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Family

20+ Ideas for Family Fun in Portland

We’ve got 10 gold-standard destinations and off-the-radar alternatives that will blow your little ones’ little minds.

01/23/2017 Edited by Fiona McCann By Kelly Clarke, Zach Dundas, and Margaret Seiler

Festival

6 Shows to See at the 2017 Fertile Ground Festival

Need some help navigating the annual bonanza of new, locally produced performance? Here are three solid bets and three wild cards.

01/19/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Performance

Bri Pruett on Dating, Small-Batch Granola, and Why She's Leaving Portland

The longtime local comedian brings back her solo show, Stellar, before she abandons us for Los Angeles.

01/04/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Holiday Show

‘Tis the Season for a Stripper Opera

Last year's hit Viva's Holiday is back. Composer Christopher Corbell and his muse, Portland stripper and writer Viva Las Vegas, are pumped.

12/08/2016 By Jason Buehrer

Theater

Imago Theatre Unveils a Steampunk Fairy Tale Filled with Puppets

Inspired by Beauty and the Beast, La Belle was three years in the making. The result? Elaborate automata, shadow play, and trip-hop tunes.

12/05/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

Performance

Makin' Whoopee!: Sex-Positive Entertainment for Post-Election Portland

Crush Bar welcomes burlesque dancers, pornographic films, and performance art in a new variety show from storyteller and sex educator Amory Jane.

11/30/2016 By Ko Ricker

Politics

Portland Performers, Creators, and Arts Leaders Get Ready for a New "Inspiration": Donald Trump

Expect an era of “satire with teeth,” among other responses.

11/23/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

Arts News

Northeast Portland Has a Brand-New Theater Space

The Fremont Theater opened its doors in October and is already filling its calendar with kindie rock, storytelling shows, and radio dramas.

11/21/2016 By Jason Buehrer

Throwback Radio

Radio Days Return with Tesla City Stories

A night of audio entertainment puts a fresh twist on an old medium.

11/10/2016 By Jason Buehrer