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Friday, January 19, 2018


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...

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...

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...

The Wyeths: Three Generations

10:00 AM $19.99 Portland Art Museum

PAM displays more than 80 paintings and drawings from one of the most artistically prolific families in the United States. Born in 1882, N.C. Wyeth was one o...

Wendy Red Star

7:00 AM FREE Stumptown Coffee: Downtown

In Grandmothers (I Come As One But I Stand As Ten Thousand), the Portland multimedia artist superimposes portraits of Crow Nation women, taken by photographe...

Books & Talks

Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking

7:30 PM FREE Powell's City of Books

When modern Soviet-era restaurant Kachka opened in 2014, owner Bonnie Morales convinced Portland (along with Bon Appétit, the New York Times, and many others...


Lewis Black (January 2018)

8:00 PM $39.50–75 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Recognized as the “King of the Rant,” the Grammy-winning comedian (and actor and author) is the voice of reason we need right now. Known for his trademark co...


The Secret Sisters (January 2018)

8:00 PM $15–17 Mississippi Studios

Singer-songwriter duo Laura and Lydia Rogers hail from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, the Southern musical mecca that brought us tracks from legends like Aretha Fra...

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...



7:30 PM $7–40 Milagro Theatre

What is your bi-dentity? In this bilingual world premiere, Teatro Milagro's touring cast uses interviews, poetic narrative, and movement to explore the press...

Fertile Ground 2018

7:30 PM Admission varies; $50 for a festival pass Artists Repertory Theatre

The Fertile Ground Festival, now in its 10th year, is an 11-day buffet of new, locally produced performance. With fully staged world premieres running alongs...


7:30 PM $20–25 Northwest Children's Theater & School

When Bess Walder and Beth Cummings were being evacuated as children from Britain in 1940, a torpedo hit their ship in the Atlantic Ocean. The two survived an...

Uncle Vanya

7:30 PM, 7:30 PM, and 7:30 PM $25–30 Reed College

As part of their Anton Chekhov series, Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble presents an unexpected spin on Uncle Vanya, in a new translation by Portlander ...

Weaving Women Together

7:30 PM $15–20 Portland Opera Studio Theater @ the Hampton Opera Center

Written, composed, and performed by Portlander Nikki Weaver, this workshop production traces Weaver's experience of losing her mother via personal stories—an...