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Thursday, May 24, 2018



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:...

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 ...

Books & Talks

Michael Ondaatje

7:30 PM FREE Powell's Books

Michael Ondaatje (author of the Booker Prize-winning The English Patient) joins renowned poet Mary Szybist to discuss his newest novel, Warlight. Described b...


Bon Iver

8:00 PM $45–100 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Soothing vocals, melancholic lyrics, and guitar strums: those are the components that have brought Bon Iver international success. 22, A Million—the band’s l...



7:30 PM $29–102 BodyVox Dance Center

Oregon Ballet Theatre brings the audience, ahem, closer in this program of new work by the company’s own dancers, presented alongside Helen Simoneau’s Depart...

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...



7:00 PM $15–30 Funhouse Lounge

For the OUTwright Theatre Festival, which celebrates work by LBGTQ artists, Fuse Theatre Ensemble presents a site-specific rendering of John Kander and Frank...


7:30 PM $34 Portland Playhouse

For Fences, the seventh August Wilson play staged by Portland Playhouse, the Northeast Portland theater company taps Obie-winning director Lou Bellamy to hel...

I and You

7:30 PM $25–50 Morrison Stage: Artists Repertory Theatre

There’s no greater glue to unite two seemingly incompatible teenagers than a deep analysis of Walt Whitman’s "Song of Myself," right? In this drama by Lauren...

Watsonville: Some Place Not Here

5:30 PM $20–27 Milagro Theatre

Milagro ends its season with playwright Cherríe Moraga's bilingual story of a group of Chicana women who take part in a strike at their cannery while politic...