Event Calendar Previous Next Thursday, April 26, 2018 Art 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. ... Crowns Editor’s Pick 12:00 PM FREE Ori Gallery New York–based Alisa Sikelianos-Carter explores black hair as armor, weaponry, and royal symbol, through collages of braids, dreads, and black textured hair:... 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 ... J. Fredric May and Svetlana Bailey 12:00 PM FREE Blue Sky Gallery J. Fredric May’s Apparitions: Postcards from Eye See You draws inspiration from the visual hallucinations the photographer and filmmaker experienced after hi... 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... Portland Photo Month 2018 10:00 AM FREE (Disjecta auction $15) Disjecta Local arts nonprofit Photolucida hosts Portland Photo Month, with photography events and exhibitions across the city throughout April, and a pop-up event and... Robert Lyons 10:30 AM FREE Elizabeth Leach Gallery In his latest series of photographs, critically acclaimed photographer Robert Lyons—best known for his work capturing the Egyptian landscape and the horrors ... Smith Eliot 11:00 AM FREE Wolff Gallery In Ghost Ships, the Portland mixed-media artist showcases her photo-collaged wooden boxes—small reflections on time, memory, and secrets—alongside newer imag... The Academy of Saturn 12:00 PM FREE Cooley Art Gallery Acclaimed British duo Jon Thomson and Allison Craighead use data as their palette—geolocated tweets form a wall of poetry, a slide show gets an eerie audio p... The Feeling Good Handbook 11:00 AM FREE Upfor Gallery Heidi Hahn and Shana Moulton are determined to prove that neither the most sophisticated 21st-century technology nor the “connections” made through social me... Books & Talks Madeleine Albright 7:30 PM SOLD OUT Revolution Hall As the former American ambassador to the United Nations and the first female Secretary of State, much of Madeleine Albright’s diplomatic career was devoted t... Verselandia 2018 7:00 PM $10–70 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Get your finger snaps ready: in this citywide slam, spoken-word poets from 13 local high schools perform original work in a bid for top lyrical laurels. Concerts Jorja Smith 8:00 PM $25–45 Wonder Ballroom This British R&B singer-songwriter, just on the brink of turning 21, has already had her work featured on the Black Panther soundtrack, collaborated with... Dance Early 7:30 PM $20–25 A-Wol Dance Collective In Portlander Samuel Hobbs’ minimalist world, only movement, light, and sound exist. Hobbes is the artistic director of contemporary dance troupe push/FOLD, ... Jefferson Dancers 7:30 PM $16.50–26.50 Newmark Theatre Portland's ridiculously talented company of high school-age dancers presents its annual concert, featuring works of many genres, ballet to tap to African. Special Events Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years 10:00 AM 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 And So We Walked 7:30 PM $30–62 Portland Center Stage For six weeks, actress DeLanna Studi and her father retraced the steps their Cherokee ancestors took on the Trail of Tears, hoping to better understand their... Luna Gale 7:30 PM $25–32 CoHo Theatre Sexual abuse, drug addiction, and a custody battle: the stakes are high in Rebecca Gilman’s 2014 play, a peek into the moral murkiness (and sheer exhaustion)... Major Barbara 7:30 PM $25–72 Portland Center Stage Chris Coleman, Portland Center Stage’s artistic director since 2000, has chosen a classic for his farewell production at the theater. (He's leaving to take a... Quietly 7:30 PM $20–25 New Expressive Works When two middle-aged men walk into a bar in Belfast, an emotional reunion occurs in the very same place that transformed their lives more than 30 years ago. ... The Thanksgiving Play 7:30 PM $25–50 Artists Repertory Theatre Here’s a Sisyphean project: a politically correct school pageant about both Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month. That’s the premise of Larissa Fa... Submit an Event Would you like to see your event on our calendar? Fill out this form to submit your event to our listings editor.