TBA

Our Top Picks for TBA 2019

Bossa Nova soundtracks, a pipe organist shredding, group screaming sessions, and a mother musical? That'd be TBA.

09/05/2019 By Kiva Hanson, Fiona McCann, and Conner Reed

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: August 2019

Pickathon returns to Pendarvis Farm, Michelle Wolf plays Helium, Lost Lander drops a new album, and Lents hosts its fifth annual Chicken Beauty Contest.

07/24/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Music

Big Emotions Reign Supreme in PHAME’s World-Premiere Rock Opera

Written and performed entirely by adults with developmental disabilities, The Poet’s Shadow is a landmark production for the Portland nonprofit.

07/24/2019 By Conner Reed

Performance

Universo Marries Latin Pop with Sonny & Cher

Joaquin Lopez’s “electro-pop emotion concert” explores the little stuff—sex, love, queerness, and the phases of the moon.

07/10/2019 By Conner Reed

Theater

Other Inland Empires Surfs from SoCal to Slovakia

Julie Hammond’s play explores the link between the Jewish diaspora and beach culture.

06/26/2019 By Conner Reed

Theater

A New Play Draws a Line Between Sacagawea and Standing Rock

Mary Kathryn Nagle’s Crossing Mnisose, in its world premiere at Portland Center Stage, aims to shatter stereotypes through storytelling.

04/17/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Insider’s Guide 2019: Entertainment

These Are Portland’s Can’t-Miss Shows, According to Drag Clown Carla Rossi

Among them, educational drag nights and imaginary Game of Thrones episodes.

03/26/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Q & A

Fashion Legend Isaac Mizrahi Is Bringing His Traveling Cabaret Show to Portland

On the heels of a new memoir, the style icon and designer presents his show at Revolution Hall on March 20.

03/04/2019 By Eden Dawn

Performance

A New Portland Performance Transforms Trauma Into Art

Anya Pearson's Made to Dance in Burning Buildings is a vivid choreopoem about rape, PTSD, and perseverance.

01/29/2019 By Fiona McCann

Theater

What Happens When You Put the Stories of Police Officers Onstage?

After tackling racial profiling and police violence, Portland's Red Door Project takes on a new challenge.

12/21/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Light a Fire 2018: Extraordinary Board Member

Kimberly Howard: Actor, Foundation Leader, Dot Connector

The board member helps Portland Playhouse act on its intentions—and throw a great brunch party.

10/17/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Theater

Portland Center Stage's New Artistic Director Wants Theater for Everyone

Freshly arrived from Kansas City, Marissa Wolf takes the reins at the city's largest theater company.

10/09/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Tales of the City

Back Fence PDX Turns 10 with a Farewell to Its Signature Show

But the stories don't end there.

09/11/2018 By Fiona McCann

TBA 2018

Our Top 6 Picks for TBA 2018

Terrorist drag, groovy chaos, a sitcom baking fiasco, and some joyous J-Setting: It can only be the Time-Based Art Festival.

09/06/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Theater News

Portland Center Stage Announces New Artistic Director

Marissa Wolf will head up the city's largest theater company, taking over from longtime leader Chris Coleman.

08/22/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Theater

This TV Actor Became a Naked House Cleaner—and Wrote a Play about It

Ethan Mechare bares all in Coming Clean, an interactive solo show about his time tidying up London homes clad in nothing but his birthday suit.

07/16/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Aria Ready?

Pop-Up Opera Returns to Portland This Summer

It's like a food cart, but for opera.

06/19/2018 By Fiona McCann

Mama Sans Drama

7 Oh-So-Portland Ways to Celebrate Mom

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Don’t just take her to brunch again.

05/02/2018 By Sarah Hutchins and Kelly Clarke

Theater

Oregon's Hailey Kilgore Scores Tony Nomination for 'Once on This Island'

In her Broadway debut, the 19-year-old is up for best actress in a musical.

05/01/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson