Event Calendar Previous Next Thursday, April 27, 2017 Art American Photographs 10:00 AM FREE–$19.99 Portland Art Museum From Diane Arbus to Robert Frank to Edward Weston, this exhibit spans the full course of the 20th century in the US. Connecting Lines 10:00 AM FREE–$19.99 Portland Art Museum PAM’s Center for Contemporary Native Art showcases work by two artists: Luzene Hill (Eastern Band Cherokee) examines sexual violence against Native women via... Constructing Identity Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM FREE–$19.99 Portland Art Museum A new exhibit draws together contemporary work by African American artists—from the masterful silhouettes of Kara Walker to the lush paintings of Portlander ... Dan Gluibizzi 11:00 AM FREE Russo-Lee Gallery The Portland-based artist trawls Tumblr—often for nudes, amateur porn, and the like—which he then reworks into what Juxtapoz magazine called “delicious, sorb... Dominant Form 10:00 AM FREE Newspace Center for Photography This group photography and video exhibit explores how physical gestures intersect with social systems, such as finance, labor, and law enforcement. Ervin A. Johnson and Cristián Ureta 12:00 PM FREE Blue Sky Gallery #InHonor, a portrait series by young Chicago artist Ervin A. Johnson, pays tribute to victims of police brutality and racism via photographs manipulated with... Iconoclastic 12:00 PM FREE Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery at Reed College A new exhibit at Reed features work by a diverse array of artists—including Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke, Demian DinéYazhi' and Noelle V. Sosaya, Ma... Parting Shots: Minor White’s Images of Portland, 1938–1942 Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM $5 Architectural Heritage Center It was a plum gig for an upstart photographer: in 1938, a 30-year-old named Minor White was commissioned by the Works Progress Administration to document the... Portland Photo Month 10:00 AM FREE PDX Contemporary Art Local arts nonprofit Photolucida hosts Portland Photo Month, with photography events and exhibitions running throughout April, and a photobook fair—a celebra... Roboyat 11:00 AM FREE Blackfish Gallery A new installation by brother-sister duo Geordie and Merridawn Duckler pays homage to the Rubaiyat by 12th-century Persian poet Omar Khayyam via poetry, a ch... Sam Hamilton 10:00 AM FREE–$19.99 Portland Art Museum In Standard Candles, the New Zealand artist bridges film, music, performance, and installation. The exhibit, Hamilton's first solo showing in the US, also fe... The Golden Age of Poster Design 11:00 AM $10 Pittock Mansion The late 19th century was a boom time for advertising, with major advances in lithographic printing and graphic design. This exhibit collects American poster... Books & Talks Verselandia 7:00 PM $10–30 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall For the sixth year running, teenage spoken-word poets from local high schools perform original work in a bid for top lyrical laurels. Concerts Laura Marling 8:00 PM $20–23 Wonder Ballroom On her latest album, Semper Femina, the English folk singer offers hypnotizing and transporting tunes that explore modern-day femininity. Film Contact Dance Film Festival 6:30 PM $10+ Whitsell Auditorium BodyVox and the NW Film Center team up for the second annual Contact Dance Film Festival, featuring collaborations between award-winning dancers, directors, ... The Overlook Film Festival 10:00 AM See website for package and pass prices Timberline Lodge There could be no better venue for a horror film festival than Mount Hood’s Timberline Lodge, which Stanley Kubrick used for exterior shots in The Shining. T... Theater A Maze 7:30 PM $10–20; Thursdays and Sundays pay what you will Shoebox Theatre Several storylines—among them, an oddball graphic novelist in rehab and a teenage girl who’s just escaped, Kimmy Schmidt–style, from basement captivity—inter... Berlin Diary 7:30 PM $20–30 CoHo Theatre In 2012, Portland playwright Andrea Stolowitz came across the diary of her great-grandfather, a Jewish doctor who escaped Nazi Berlin. Two years later, Stolo... Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore 7:30 PM $25–75 Portland Center Stage Dynamic, funny performer Lauren Weedman unveils a song-filled solo show, with musings on love, heartbreak, and big hair. Mary's Wedding 7:30 PM $25–55 Portland Center Stage Stephen Massicotte’s dreamlike two-hander is a story of young romance cruelly interrupted by World War I. Medea Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM $19–39 Imago Theatre Imago Theatre resurrects its tilting set—a deck suspended three feet off the stage floor that sways and leans as actors move—for Ben Power's 2014 adaptation ... Spiritrials Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM and 7:30 PM $12–20 Disjecta Contemporary Art Center Spoken-word poet Dahlak Brathwaite performs a verse-fueled exploration of race, drug addiction, and the criminal justice system. The Talented Ones 7:30 PM $25–50 Artists Repertory Theatre Seattle playwright Yussef El Guindi’s dark comedy, an Artists Rep commission, charts the challenges faced by an immigrant couple in America. Timely, no? Wild & Reckless 7:30 PM $25–75 Gerding Theater at the Armory - Main Stage Folk rockers Blitzen Trapper are behind a “new musical event” at Portland Center Stage, a fantastical tale about “ordinary Americans” melding music, storytel... Óye Oyá 7:30 PM $20–27 Milagro Theatre Promising “the biggest production ever seen on a Milagro stage,” this original Spanish-language musical riffs on both Shakespeare’s The Tempest and the Cuban... 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.