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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Art

Hank Willis Thomas

10:00 AM $17-20 Portland Art Museum

Hank Willis Thomas’s work focuses on bias, institutionalized discrimination, and inequality through a pop culture lens—one of his most recognizable works, "B...

The Art of Reading

10:00 AM $17–20 Portland Art Museum

It was the end of the 19th century and posters were having a moment. Produced using color lithography, they advertised periodicals—Harper’s, Lippincotts, The...

Arvie Smith: 2 Up and 2 Back

12:00 PM FREE Disjecta

Portland painter Arvie Smith’s provocative, many-hued show 2 Up and 2 Back is on at Disjecta through the beginning of February. One of the city’s sharpest ta...

Nat Meade

FREE Froelick Gallery

The Massachusetts-born, Portland-raised, Brooklyn-educated painter debuts a new show called Sheesh at Old Town’s Froelick Gallery. Meade’s work—blocky, exagg...

Donna Gottschalk: Brave, Beautiful Outlaws

12:00 PM FREE Blue Sky Gallery

Gottschalk’s black-and-white photography, by turns tender and furious, documents the day-to-day life of radical lesbian organizers in ’70s California and New...

Hannah Altman: Kavana

12:00 PM FREE Blue Sky Gallery

Altman, a Jewish-American photographer from New Jersey, explores memory and lineage through the lens of Jewish thought in her latest exhibition. Dreamy, surr...

Special Events

We the People

8:00 AM FREE Beaverton City Library

The folks at the Immigrant Story share two exhibitions at Beaverton City Library. Who We Are collects responses from Muslim women about the 2017 Portland MAX...

Theater

Sweat

Editor’s Pick 2:00 PM $20–40 Imago Theatre

Profile Theatre is in the middle of a two-season program exploring the works of Pulitzer winner Paula Vogel, her Pulitzer-winning protégé Lynn Nottage, and h...

Beckett Women

Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM $20–30 Reed College Performing Arts Building

The Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble weaves together four rarely produced, female-led shorts from the Irish master. Not to set the bar too high, but th...

Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2020

2:00 PM $42.50–85 Portland Center Stage

In a word ... duh. John Cameron Mitchell’s glitter-streaked masterwork, as funny and moving and mind-bending now as it was 20 years ago, will always, always ...