POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 7–10

Baron Vaughn at the Doug Fir, Miz Kitty in her Parlour, Federale gets spaghetti (western), and First Thursday brings memories of war and Warhol.

01/07/2016 By Ramona DeNies and Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

VISUAL ART

What Makes Everyday Objects Art?

One Portland art show takes a deep dive into the commonplace to explore relationships, memory transference—and goblets!

01/05/2016 By Brandon Staley

DESIGN

Can Mobile Apps Be Art?

One pioneering PCC course thinks so.

12/31/2015 By Marty Patail

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!

12/30/2015 By Fiona McCann

BIG PICTURE

The Art Gallery Inside a Ford Bronco

Why two Portland artists built a mobile gallery in a classic American car.

12/21/2015 By Brandon Staley

VISUAL ART

How SE 82nd Avenue Became One Portland Artist's Muse

It's not a Tuscan wheat field nor a lily pond, but SE 82nd still inspired artist Shawn Demarest's latest exhibition, EastSouthEast: Merge, on show until the month's end at PCC's Southeast Student Commons.

12/15/2015 By Fiona McCann

AVANT GUARD

Meet the Bosnian Artist Who Watches Over Portland’s Most Valuable Art Trove

By day, Miroslav Lovric is a security guard at the Portland Art Museum; by night, he’s a painter inspired by the masters he guards.

12/10/2015 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

AVANT GUARD

The Art of Miroslav Lovric

By day, Miroslav Lovric is a security guard at the Portland Art Museum; by night, he’s a painter inspired by the masters he guards. See some of the work in his "Soul Catchers" series in our slideshow.

12/10/2015 By Fiona McCann With Images Courtesy Miroslav Lovric

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.

12/03/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Fiona McCann

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.

12/03/2015 By Ramona DeNies

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 25–29

Storm Large's Holiday Ordeal, Bag&Baggage's 1940s "radio massacre," Blitzen Trapper, RAC, and Ian Karmel, plus Dirty Revival at the Doug Fir while drones take over the Clinton.

11/25/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Brandon Staley

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.

11/19/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Brandon Staley

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.

11/19/2015 By Brandon Staley

VISUAL ART

What Kind of Art Is Portland Producing?

Michelle Grabner has until the year's end to visit artists all over the state who want to be part of the 2016 Portland Biennial. She tells us what she’s looking for—and what she’s found out about art in Oregon.

11/16/2015 By Fiona McCann

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Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 6–8

Chelsea Clinton and Drew Barrymore have books for you this weekend! Also, Carrie Brownstein, Rachmaninoff, Artists Rep's Orlando, and Here We Go Magic.

11/05/2015 By Ramona DeNies

VISUAL ART

Portland Photographer Turns His Lens on Gender and Policing

A new photographic exhibition at PSU explores trans and queer identities in the context of mass incarceration, through the art of absence.

11/05/2015 By Brandon Staley

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 29–Nov 1

Boo! The Oregon Symphony gets scary, alongside Shakey Graves, horror improv at the Brody Theater, the Decemberists' Jenny Conlee, and a wild piano ride with the ghost of Fats Waller.

10/29/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Megan Haverman

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 15–18

Just mix and match these epic options! John Hodgman, Cameron Esposito, Kurt Vile, Con Bro Chill's "neon dance pop," OBT and White Bird, Remme's Run, and Sex with Strangers. (Yeah, you heard right!)

10/15/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Brandon Staley

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 8–11

Ruth Reichl and Cheryl Strayed on Live Wire!—where should they eat after taping? Also, ZZ Ward, Storm Large, White Bird's Momix, and a double-bill season opener for the Oregon Ballet.

10/08/2015 By Ramona DeNies

VISUAL ART

Here’s Your Chance to See a Billionaire’s Private Art Collection Up Close

A selection of landscapes from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s private collection—we’re talking major American and European masterpieces—are finally available to the public, and heading for a national tour. First stop? PDX!

10/06/2015 By Emma Mannheimer