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

WOOD WORK

Can a Couple of Americans Transform the Ancient Art of Bonsai?

America's first homegrown bonsai exhibition and competition will showcase 70 trees from across the country.

08/24/2015 By Marty Patail

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 13–16

You'll sound like happy this weekend, with the PDX Synesthesia Festival, Ural Thomas and the Pain, the Stumptown Improv Fest, and the joyous disregard for personal safety at the Adult Soapbox Derby.

08/13/2015 By Ramona DeNies

VISUAL ARTS

Garbage in the Gallery and the Art of Dumpster Diving

A group of Portland artists has been combing through the trash to make art from what the rest of us throw away.

08/12/2015 By Megan Haverman

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 6–9

Wilco on the Edgefield lawn, Wicked at the Keller, dancing at Director Park, and everybody, avec bicyclette, soaring across the bridges of Portland.

08/06/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Brandon Staley

PHOTOGRAPHY

St Johns Photography Exhibit Showcases the Many Faces of the Neighborhood

A new pop-up photography exhibition in St John's shows over 300 portraits of the North Portland's neighborhoods residents.

07/30/2015 By Fiona McCann

VISUAL ART

A New Kind of Paris-Meets-Portland Cultural Exchange is Coming

What happens when a Portland art gallery connects with a Parisian art gallery, and comes up with a novel idea? A cultural collaboration of swapped spaces, trans-Atlantic travel, and Oreo-eating Frenchmen.

07/29/2015 By Megan Haverman

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 23–26

Each week throughout the summer, we’ll share dozens of ways to make the most of your days off! This week: the Portland Geek Olympathon, the Oregon Brewers Festival, Lents Street Fair, and PDX Pop Now!

07/23/2015 By Ramona DeNies

VISUAL ART

New Show Weighs In On The Definition of Art—Through Art!

How do we define art? Seven artists take on the slippery subject in a new show opening at Upfor Gallery.

07/22/2015 By Megan Haverman

BIG PICTURE

Seeing Familiar Faces in Headlights and Grills of Classic Cars

A local photographer captures the spirit of the automobile for America's Car Museum.

07/20/2015 Photography by William Anthony

VISUAL ART

The PDX Carpet Comes to an Art Gallery Near You

It's been the inspiration for albums full of Instagram photos, the backdrop for thousands of shoe snapshots. And now the old PDX carpet is getting its own gallery show, with art inspired by—and in some cases made from—the one-time airport staple.

07/08/2015 By Megan Haverman

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 2–5

This weekend, we only want to see you in the Purple Rain. Ok, not true—let's also meet up at First Thursday, the Waterfront Blues Fest, and the Portland Cello Project's (free!) outdoor show.

07/01/2015 By Ramona DeNies

Free Guide

20 Absolutely FREE Things to Do in PDX This Summer

We keep you entertained through Labor Day, all without leaving the city—or spending a cent.

07/01/2015 By Ramona DeNies

Article

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 18–21

All in one weekend: Australian pop royalty and aboriginal abstract art, free concerts for the summer solstice, wading pools the size of ice rinks, and one very confused private eye.

06/18/2015 By Ramona DeNies

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Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 11–14

Your Pride Week starts at Flare—Portland Monthly's BIGGEST. PARTY. EVER. Then keep it kickin' with Sarah Ruhl's Victorian vibrators, the masters of Paris's École des Beaux-Arts, and (ooh!) Ralph Fiennes!

06/11/2015 By Ramona DeNies

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Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 4–7

Sufjan Stevens at the Schnitz, Richard Dawkins takes on God, rocker Jon Fine revisits his years with Bitch Magnet, and BodyVox gets cosmic.

06/04/2015 By Ramona DeNies

ART OPENINGS

Gordon Parks + Five First Thursday Cant-Misses

Art has no borders. From Life Magazine's barrier-smashing Gordon Parks to One Flaming Arrow's reclaiming of Indian land, we pick this month's can't-miss openings.

06/04/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Lisa Borst

CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Arts News: Kate Nash Surprise Show

The tres chic activist rocker hits Music Millennium, Hand2Mouth's sneak peek performance, and Disjecta's Chiara Giovando wants to meet you over mimosas.

05/28/2015 By Ramona DeNies

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Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 28–31

Smart, sexy, sweet, and screwball—everything we want in a sunny summer weekend!

05/28/2015 By Ramona DeNies

ART OPENING

Bring Us The Heads of Ai Weiwei!

The dissident Chinese artist recasts (and gilds) the ancient—and very controversial—Zodiac Heads of an imperial palace. New at PAM!

05/21/2015 By Rene Bermudez