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Saturday, April 29, 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 ...

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...

Parting Shots: Minor White’s Images of Portland, 1938–1942

Editor’s Pick $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

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...

Concerts

Helio Sequence

8:00 PM $25 Doug Fir Lounge

Beaverton-born indie rock duo Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel bring a night of upbeat keyboards and soothing vocals on top of steady, bumping drums. Thei...

Patti Austin's Homage to Ella Fitzgerald

7:30 PM $29–76 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

The Grammy-winning singer takes on the jazz legend’s most enduring hits. 

Dance

Appalachian Spring Break

8:00 PM $12–20 Performance Works NorthWest

This first-time collaboration between Bessie-winning choreographer Scotty Heron and composer Brendan Connelly, both based in New Orleans, toys with and blurs...

XPOSED

2:00 PM and 7:30 PM $25 Polaris Dance Company

For the seventh annual XPOSED, Polaris brings together past favorites by Gerard Regot and M’Liss Quinnly alongside exciting new works by Robert Guitron, Barb...

Film

Contact Dance Film Festival

3:00 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

2:00 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

3:00 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 and 2:00 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

2:00 PM and 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 $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 $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

2:00 PM and 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

2:00 PM and 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

2:00 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...