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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Art

Alix Pearlstein

FREE Upfor Gallery

The artist may describe the exhibition Harem ROOM-1 as a “figurative installation” with a nod to “a collection of like, fetishized elements” but we know this...

Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of Laika

10:00 AM $19.99 Portland Art Museum

The pioneers of stop-motion animation—responsible for Coraline, ParaNorman, and Kubo and the Two Strings—get a star turn in this major Portland Art Museum ex...

Common Ground

10:00 AM $19.99 Portland Art Museum

For more than 25 years, Fazal Sheikh has photographed individuals made invisible by war, ethnic and religious strife, climate crises, and social banishment. ...

In the Beginning: Minor White’s Oregon Photographs

10:00 AM FREE–$19.99 Portland Art Museum

In 1938, the Works Progress Administration hired 30-year-old Minor White to photograph the architecture of downtown Portland. Some images—expect about 70 in ...

Kingdom Animalia

10:00 AM FREE–$19.99 Portland Art Museum

This exhibit of prints, drawings, and posters—from Dürer and Picasso to regional artists Beth Van Hoesen and Frank Boyden—spans 500 years, showing animals as...

New Feelings

FREE Pacific Northwest College of Art

From the rhinestone-loving Mickalene Thomas to Moroccan-born Hassan Hajjaj—who frames his color-popping, pattern-wild images with convenience-store goods—thi...

Robert Frank

12:00 PM FREE Blue Sky Gallery

Books and Films 1947–2018 draws together the work of the influential Swiss-American photographer, best known for The Americans, a landmark 1958 book that cap...

Concerts

PDX Jazz Festival 2018

7:00 PM Prices vary Dolores Winningstad Theatre

The annual fest turns 15 this year, with more than 100 events across 11 days. A top pick? Dr. Lonnie Smith, playing the Winningstad on February 23. With a ca...

Dance

Alice (in Wonderland)

2:00 PM and 7:30 PM $29–129 Oregon Ballet Theatre

The Oregon Ballet Theatre brings to life a family-friendly show based on Lewis Carroll’s surreal classics, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the L...

Film

2018 Portland Black Film Festival

7:30 PM $9 general, $20 for Joe Morton event Hollywood Theatre

With a goal to shine a light on both the black experience and the achievements of African American performers and directors, the Portland Black Film Festival...

41st Portland International Film Festival

12:00 PM $12 general admission; $350 for festival pass NW Film Center

Another year, another blitz of new cinema from across the world. Three picks: Veep creator Armando Ianucci’s The Death of Stalin, Israeli drama Foxtrot, and ...

Special Events

Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years

12:00 PM FREE–$11 Oregon Historical Society

The Oregon Black Pioneers—a nonprofit dedicated to African American history—curate a new exhibit about the ’60s and ’70s in this state, from protest movement...

Theater

Kodachrome

2:00 PM and 7:30 PM $25–57 Gerding Theater at The Armory - Ellyn Bye Studio

Adam Szymkowicz's world-premiere play follows Suzanne, a small-town photographer, who allows us a glimpse into her neighbors' love lives.

Macbeth

5:00 PM $30 Shaking the Tree - Warehouse

Shaking the Tree, one of Portland's more innovative theater companies, tackles the Scottish play. Director Samantha Van Der Merwe says the company's warehous...

Strong Female Protagonist

5:00 PM Pay-what-you-will, $15 suggested Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

If you like your drag performances with a healthy injection of Judith Butler, Wayne Bund is here for you. In this comedic, multimedia solo show, the Portland...

The Pride

7:30 PM $20 suggested Back Door Theater

In Alexi Kaye Campbell's portrait of homosexuality during different eras, three actors play two sets of characters with identical names, 60 years apart. The ...